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Inspirational Afternoon


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Sunset in Spain

I had a great experience today, while I visited Facebook. Usual I only stay there for few minutes, but today I left after 2 hours, which were amazing 2 hours

I received a message about to join a Live Broadcast with H.H. Dalai Lama, as was sent from Milan, Italy in (for me) this afternoon, for many other in our world, in the morning

Dalai Lama was speaking about many interesting topics and ended up with answering questions from the people, who joined in there

It was a special experience to see Dalai Lama express his thoughts about our world and what he meant, that we all were able to do to join the goal for peace. He called this century for the Century for Compassion, which I found interesting

In here at WP, I find that we are good to show each other compassion and support each other in the most positive and beautiful way

Dalai Lama also spoke about many topics and I will not mention all here, just what I find important to share with you right now

We should promote Peace & Harmony, which are possible in several ways

Dalai Lama mentioned, when we practice Harmony and find our goals, the Compassion will be reachable

When I think about this and compare with my wonderful blogging friends in here, I think at all of you, as the reason for, why we are blogging and in same time also, how great and strong community, as we create in here

We are many, who are doing our best to be the best version of ourselves each and every day, practice love and send healing thoughts out in our world, which also end up with the Oneness, as Dalai Lama also mentioned. That we need to understand, we are all one, even we are different of skin, political view and religion

We are all equal livings and need to act like that, to respect all other kind of life, no matter, we can’t make money or profit in any way at them. We do all have same right to be here and no one are more than others

Instead of placing ourselves or others at a pedestal, we need to come down from there and be one with all others. This will reduce the distance between us and we will be better to relax and feel the Oneness

Tolerance is needed, no matter what kind of souls, as we meet. We do all have a past, with something we can feel good about and other things less good

To become more whole souls, it is great to remember, that a healthy mind and a healthy body help us to find Calmness and maybe also our purpose in life

What do you think?

Enjoy your day

Irene

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Life


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Full Moon seen from my garden

When I look back at my life, I see a lot of experiences, some very good and some less good. We need to experience both to appreciate a good life.

I have never wished to end up my time in this life with regrets. When I come so far, I hope, that I will be able to say; Yes, you did try a lot in this life and you did learn much, but there will be no regrets.

Without having the courage to do something different, it will be difficult to develop ourselves. Sometimes we need to just jump out, where we don’t know, if we will drown or we will raise again. I will not say, this always have been easy, but it was never boring and without these experiences, I would not have been the soul, as I am today.

Of course there are experiences, as I would like to have been without, but that is life, whatever I liked it or not. I did grow by my mistakes and I learned not to repeat the same mistakes, so now on to the next…..

Some young people have a dream about creating a family and maybe buy a house and live there for their lifetime. This life will also give challenges, just in another way. These people often wish to live close to family and friends and don’t have dreams about seeing and living in other places in the world or doing a difference in our world. They are satisfied with this kind of life, which is good for them.

Other young people have big dreams about traveling and living different places in our world. Work several places and maybe one day also create a family far away from everything well known to them. They don’t have the feeling of belonging only one place, but wish to challenge themselves to learn new all the time.

Even we pass our youth, it is still allowed to have dreams and who is to tell us, that these dreams are not possible? Only ourselves.

Sometimes life decide for us and maybe we were not awake to make better decisions, while we were young and maybe also more naive. We don’t need to give up our dreams, even they will demand some hard work and life-changing acts by us, before they can come true. It is not impossible, it is all about, how much do your dream means to you? Are you willing to do, what is needed to do, to be able to live out your dream? If not, your dreams are utopia and not realistic.

If you really have a dream, why not do your best to live your dream?

Many years ago, when I started to get problems with my health, I started dreaming again. I dreamed about, how I would love to live in a place with much sun, nice temperatures and not so ice-cold winters. This could maybe be possible, when I became old enough to be a pensioner, I thought.

Destiny showed up, before I thought this possible, actually many years before usual age for being pensioner. My health became worse and I have had my part of heavy challenges in life and together this made me in need to become an early pensioner.

Few years after I became a pensioner, my dreams went from being dreams to a possible reality. My economy was secured for surviving, almost no matter where I would like to go. I lived inside EU, where there are rules for the inhabitants about, where it is allowed to move to and in same time bringing your own pension.

As you might know, I chose to move to Spain. It was very different for me and filled with lots of challenges. I didn’t speak Spanish, but other languages, as I thought could be usable until I learned Spanish. New experience – not many Spanish people are speaking more than Spanish. So I had much new to learn.

Today I live here without a very good Spanish, but I’m learning all the time. So no matter where in the world we are living, there will come challenges. Some people might call this problems – but I prefer to call it challenges. For me this has a more positive sound.

To stay positive also in the middle of challenges, help so much to keep up the good mood. Nothing is eternal, tomorrow will be a new day with new experiences, if we wish to – of course.

Irene

Good intentions


Short time ago I did deside to try being creative and wished to create a calendar for a very good friend.

Then I downloaded a free trial of a program to see, if it was worth buying.

I found photos from this friends website to use in the calendar and thought, when I did insert those photos, that they would be placed in total size, but NO they did not, the program cutted the photos in places, where I absolutely not wished them to cut.

Unfortunately I sent the calendar directly to my friend from the program without being able to see the mistakes, before I sent.

I bought new glasses just before Christmas for reading and I needed long time to get used to those much stronger glasses and had problems for long time to see very well. I suppose this was the reason, that I didn’t see the mistake.

So even we can have the best intentions to be good friends and wish to spread happiness, sometimes it goes wrong. One thing, as I learned by this was to check again and again, before I send anything to avoid mistakes in my gifts.

Irene

Movement again in Spain


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Sunrise in Spain today the 31. of December 2015

It is a while ago, since I wrote a more personal post. I have been busy with planning my future, while I still try to live in the moment, which I find being a big challenge.

As I have wrote about before, it is not easy to be the renter of houses here in Spain. I can’t just live in one place for longer time, because of the rules with the contracts and because of the conditions of the houses, as I have been renting here.

Now I have found another place to live and will be moving last in January 2016. I have started packing and cleaning out, what doesn’t serve me any longer of my material things. I give away so much as possible and the rest I place beside our trash for others to take, if they should need it.

I will come to live in an apartement, close to where I live now, usual used as tourist apartement in July & August, why I also need to move again in last in June. It is okay with me and I hope to be ready to go to Germany in that time.

I will get a balcony out to the Mediterannean Sea, from where I can see the Sunrise and have sun much at the day. I’m specially looking forward to photograph some great photos, while I enjoy my morning coffee out there 😀

2015 has been a challenging year for me. Much has happened, best of all I have found myself again after long time, where I was without knowledge of how I wished to live my life.

I have been thinking a lot to find my dreams and to find out, how to realize these dreams.

This year I have found new way to create jewelry and opened one more online shop, this time at Handmade at Amazon, from where I got an invitation to open a shop, which is a big challenge and an even more big job. This is okay, it is fun to try something new and to jump my own limits. This can feel scaring sometimes, but I grow every time, so good enough.

I hope to be able to write more at my blog in the coming year and also show more photos of the beautiful area in Spain, where I live. This is some of my new goals 😀

Wish all of you a Happy New Year and thank you very much for your friendships in this year 😀

Irene

Beauty & Life


Not so many days ago, I enjoyed my coffee outside at my terrace in the afternoon, which is still possible, just I find a sunny place. I sat and looked at the few flowers, which still showed sign of life and decided to photograph those for you to see.

We can be lucky to have sun and warm up to 16-18 C. – 60-62 F. around 3 pm now where I live in Spain. In the night we have around 0-4 C. – 28 F. which feels cold in a not isolated house. The houses here are builded to keep out the sun and warm and I agree, they do this almost too well in the winter time.

A little message to my new followers:

I do follow many blogs, more than 800, and among those also many authors, because I like to read not all lecture, but specially books about positivity and personal development. I enjoy reading poems and posts, when they are about life and not only religion and/or extremism or violence.

I respect what every you choose to write about and I do visit your blogs to see, if I can find something to like too. If you don’t see my likes, shares or comments, don’t misunderstand anything, we just don’t share interests.

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I believe in life and I’m not religious. If I should try to explain you about my ideas, you will need to think about Tibetan Buddhism. I believe in love and peace. War has never done anything good for humans. The only place where all of us can meet is with love and mutual respect. Also no matter you are a man or a woman, we are all equal. We do all have the right to live. I do also believe, that animals have a right to live and be like animals are. They are not dolls, they don’t need clothe, only enough food and a lot of love. I see animals with beautiful souls, often more beautiful than humans souls, because they are not destroyed in same way. They don’t try to predict to be something as they are not. Animals are very honest and we can learn a lot from them, if we are open to learn.

We do all come in here with each our life experiences. Some we are willing to share and others not. This is okay, why not? No one are forced to tell anything, as they don’t wish to or are ready to talk about.

By my experiences I see life a little different than many others do. It is okay, we all have our own experiences and I hope that we also learn by those. I don’t pretent to have the rights answers and I hope to learn new every day, for what I’m open.

I don’t think, that heaven is up in the sky or hell is down in the fire.

I have lived in hell in this life, survived and found my way back to life, why I neither think, that hell can be other places.

It is up to ourselves to create our heaven here, live in peace with each other and take care of our nature. No one will come and do this for us, we need to kick ourselves and just go on. We need to remember to live – every day, one day it will be too late. I don’t wish to stay close to say goodbye to this life and then have regrets. I do my best to live out my dreams, no matter how crazy they can seem to be for other people, they are not crazy for me and this is, what is important to me.

I do my best not to judge other souls, but I’m also a human and need to learn a lot. The best for me is to have the intention of not judge other souls. I don’t know anything about, how they feel or what they have been through in their lives.

We need to support each other in best possible way, to be encouraging to others and remember to smile, also to a stranger, maybe we make their day or maybe they smile back and make our day 🙂

Irene

One-Liner Wednesday


Forgive yourself for ever allowing others to hurt you

Irene

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One-Liner Wednesday made by Linda, as you find here:

One-Liner Wednesday – A Cup of Cheer

You can join too 😀

Cat – This post is part of SoCS


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I have been busy for a while and it absolutely not ended yet. As you may know, I would like to move closer to my daughter, as lives in Germany. It is never free to move and to move so far away, from Spain to Germany is expensive. I’m still saving for this movement, as I also have both of my old cats at now 12 years old and Odin at 2½ years old.

Just to find a new house here, where I am allowed to have both my cats and Odin is a challenge. In Germany it is even more difficult, because many don’t like to rent out to both foreigners and to people with pets.

My next challenge is, that I need to find a new house and that very soon. My contract here ends 31. of December this year and it is not possible to renew the contract, because the house is close to sold.

I do really wish to find a house in an area like this, close to both beach and nature areas, where I will be allowed to walk with Odin also. I love to end our walks by the beach. I need to find a house with garden, because my old cats are used to be able to get outdoor in daytime and they do really cry, when this is not possible. I will not let them down, they have been there for me in so many years and so many different life situations. They deserves to be able to get out in a garden. Most of all they enjoy just to watch the birds and the dragons in the garden. They don’t hunt so much any longer, mostly butterflies, but they love to stay outdoor and I wish to keep them safe in same time.

It would be different, if I had indoor cats, which I had as a kid living in a big city, where it was dangerous to live outdoor as a cat. Indoor cats are more easy to move with, they just demand a nice place with soft resting places and great view from the windows to follow life outdoor.

Many years ago I needed to move from a house to an apartment with my cat. She was used to live outdoor and this was not possible for a while. This went not good. I don’t wish to repeat this situation.

My cats deserves to live a good pensioner life in love and with access to a garden. Otherwise I will destroy their life quality and this I don’t wish to.

When we take cats and dogs into our household, we also need to think in their needs, which make the movings to a bigger challenge, but not impossible, it just takes more time to find the right place to live.

What do you do, when you need to move with your animals?

Irene

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This post is part of the prompt SoCS by Linda, as you can find here:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/11/06/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-715/

Linda wrote: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “-cat-”  Use the letters at the start, middle, or end of a word and make it the subject of your post – or just use the word “cat.” Enjoy!

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