Tag Archive | Reflections

SHOWING YOUR TRUE COLOURS

Do you believe in EARTH ANGELS ? Earth Angels are often people who cross your path for just a moment in time, but in that short moment they leave an imprint on your heart.

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It was NEW YEARS EVE and I was going to celebrate with a friend at her home in one of my favourite places – Cronulla Beach. As I waited at the bus stop I thought about the year to come. Each year I knew the right calender would find me. And it did ! Tranquility was just what I needed in 2017. Such a lovely word tranquility...  it sounds so calming you can almost float on the energy it conveys of peace, quiteness, stillness…  After an emotionally  turblant year I was happy to see the back of 2016… yes tranquility felt good ~ it is my publishing name after all.

The insight I had gained of self was all the memory I wished to remember of 2016. Checking  to see if the bus was coming over the hill  I noticed an elderly lady making her way to the bus stop. Her cane followed the footpath closely, guiding her to her destination. We exchanged greeting as the lady settled beside me. Behind her sunglasses I noticed her left eye remained closed ~ damaged I wondered ? Once settled she asked me where I was heading. We chatted for a while and then she said “You need to show your true colours in  2017…” A little surprised I thanked her for her message. “Do you follow astrology?” I asked her. “No” she replied gently in a matter of fact way ” I just know things, I always have! I worked as a councilor and hynothripst for many years. I love being out and travel to the Blue Mountains regulary to spend time at a centre for young people with disabilities. We chatted until the bus arrived. ” I am not just a blind old lady ! “she told me as we parted. “My name is Jill. Remember to show your true colours .. ! ”

Peacock magic I knew was about showing you true self to the world. For years a peacock had visited my daughters horse paddock. One time when Mr Peacock ( as we named him) came to visit he had almost finished molting.  To my delight his last two beautiful  feathers dropped close to me before he walked away. It’s not always easy to show your true self especailly when you are processing deep pain. What I did manage to do in 2016 was say yes to a few invitations when I was still feeling emotinally depleted. That yes has carried me forward on a positive note into the New Year. Click on link to see more about the symbolic meaning of peacock   Symbol of peacock

peacockimg_3936My yes in 2016 enabled me to be able to share with you that I am a contributing author to #365LiftsShifts available on 22nd Feb 2017. This beautiful book shares moments that changed lives in a postive and powerful way.

May 2017 be filled with joy and may the year unfold with ease and grace.

   DON’T FORGET TO SHOW YOUR TRUE BEAUTY TO THE WORLD 

Blessings Pauline

To read more books including #FREE ebook  go to Triumph of Joy Bookstore

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HONOUR YOUR TEARS

 Are you aware of the power your tears hold to heal and cleanse your Heart and Soul?

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Do you honour your tears ? When I wrote my autobiography I spoke of razor blade tears, tears cried in pain and sadness. Now mostly my tears are those of joy at the beauty and wonder of life. Have you thought about the importance of tears ? Do you find  tears come easily or do your hold onto your tears? Last week I came across this lovely Bird of Paradise Flower with what appeared to be a tear running down a stained face. Never had I seen such a wonder. As I  have always associated the bird of paradise flower with the seahorse I stopped to contemplate this tender sight and wondered about its significance to me. I have always associated the bird of paradise with the seahorse  because it was so upright and proud like the tiny seahorse. In mythology the seahorse is associated with  Patience, Protection, High-Perception and Contentment.

Never in nature had I seen such a tear as the one on this Bird of Paradise Flower. When I thought about the significance of tears in our lives, I was reminded that just before my mother parted this earth a single silver tear rolled down her pale cheek. As I held my mother’s hand I was aware how beautiful she looked and was unaware that she had no pulse until I saw that beautiful tear on her check ~ in that moment I knew. My mothers passing was such a gift. Having only experienced death only as a traumatic and  heart-wrenching experience, my mother’s dignified death showed my self and my family the unspoken beauty in dying.

Death came to the one I love; lifting her on high 

To a rainbow bridge of light, beyond all fear.

Death came to the one I love; in a tender loving way 

Guiding her amongst the stars where Angels love to play.

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There was a time I was afraid of my tears because I felt my endless tears would empty me of life,  yet I came to understand that our tears cleanse our soul. I love sharing this beautiful Native American saying…

                              “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears” ..images ~Rainbow

How often do we see tears as a weakness? One of the happiest memories I have of my father was in Singapore. My mother worked for the red cross and we were attending a concert put on by special needs children. As I sat next to my father he was so touched by the beauty of the children, tears were streaming down his face. My father was not ashamed of his tears and I loved him even more for that.

WITHIN TEARS FIND HIDDEN LAUGHTER
 SEEK TREASURES AMID RUINS, SINCERE ONE 

   ~ RUMI 

The Health Benefit of Tears 

 

 

 

 

Blessing to you Pauline

CELEBRATING WHO YOU ARE

 Do you honour yourself and your gifts ?

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For many of us, self judgement blocks us from our true essence. Often we compare ourselves to others and then feel we fall short. Finding the true reason for self judgement enables us to free ourselves from often long established patterns. It was during my healing journey I finally faced up to feeling less than…  Growing up with a father who had a brilliant memory left me feeling I wasn’t too bright. At school rote learning was valued highly and a creative mind less so. With a very creative mind and a strong sense of adventure I thrived on an outdoor life.

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It was not until I focused on “healing “after years of supporting my mentally ill husband that I found the courage to look in the mirror . As a carer I had lost contact with who I was, my mirror reflected that emptiness. To heal I focused on letting go of self judgement as I leant to honour myself. During this time I read Socrates words “ Wisest is he who know he knows not. ” The impact of those words was immediate as I realised I didn’t need to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the world ! Once the door was open to discover my gifts I never looked back. It was time to honour my creative mind. My lessons  I recognised came through  personal experience, storytelling and feelings. Once I acknowledged my personal truth I embraced my creative mind that travels like the speed of light at times ! Accepting  and honouring my strengths freed me to soar like Eagle  above the self limitation I had imposed on myself.

May you soar like  Eagle  Blessing Pauline

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Recent Review of Triumph of Joy ~  S. Myers on November 8, 2016
This memoir is written from the depths of anguish as the author struggles to reclaim her passion for life and her sense of self after personal tragedy. The journey is victorious and joy ultimately prevails; we are right there with Pauline Robinson every step of the way. She is a lovely writer, with a keen talent for describing the spiritual gifts that nature brings to those that grieve. Anyone familiar with the wreckage that PTSD inflicts on those who have served and their families, will want to read this and share it. “Triumph of Joy” provides a path through a terrible storm.
Coming soon… the 3rd book in the #No 1 Best Seller 365 Series   365 Life Shifts  
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THE VEIL OF SELF DOUBT

      What if the veil between self belief and self doubt was as fine as gossamer?

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As we struggle with self doubt , we often feel weighted down and unmotivated. In our heart we know that we have so much to give of our true self, yet things may not have unfolded in life the way we had hoped.  Self doubt then blocks us from our own light.  What if the veil between self doubt and self belief is as fine as a ray of light? That it could evaporate suddenly leaving us feeling uplifted again?  Just like clouds hide the sun’s brilliant rays, self belief is shining brightly behind our cloud of self doubt. We are that beautiful light waiting to shine when we remain open to life experiences, even at the darkest moments. It is often in those dark moments when we are feeling depleted, when we have almost give up on following our hearts longing, that magic can happen.Remaining opening to all that life offers, saying yes to opportunities even when in doubt can enable us to shine as brightly as the living promise of who we are.

Like many people this year I have experienced an emotional tsunami. Feeling drained and spent I was contacted to be interviewed by Sheri Myers from The Glitch Movie.  Fortunately I said Yes even though my self belief was diminished I wished to remain open to life’s magic. Emotional exhaustion can leave us deleted, yet behind that exhaustion lies the living promise that pulses strongly in all hearts. To my delight I was guided beautifully by Sheri in our interview as her belief in me radiated warmth and joy. Stepping out of our own way and seeing ourselves through the eyes of another is like the sun returning after a bleak winter.

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Blessing Pauline

Earth Angels

Do you believe in Earth Angels?

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After years of pain and trauma, I heard my soul whisper ~ You need to write your story! Upset at the prospect of facing my pain I ignored the whispering of my soul. The whispers were not stilled however and continued to invite me …write your story. Distressed at the thought of sharing my pain with the world I again ignored the message, but how do you hide from your own soul?

Still the message swept across my heart like a gentle breeze entreating me to listen, unsettling me as I tried to hide from my past. Reaching deep within the words tapped on the locked door of my past forcing me to ask . Why should I write my story I am not famous or an intellectual ! I am just an ordinary person. It is your very ordinariness that will help others relied the reassuring whisper of my soul.

Unable to find a way to deny the idea of helping others I began to write…

Tentative, nervous fingers danced on the unfamiliar keyboard as I tasted the sweet sensation of writing. Driven by an inner voice to write my story, I was at a loss as to how to begin. Afraid that, just as a thief in the night invades sacred spaces in another’s private world, the written word would seep into my raw wounds, pry open the hidden pain and delve deeply into a soul lost to itself. Like heavy raindrops words appeared, one by one, drop by drop. Each raindrop a fractured tear shattering around me but nobody hears …

Remembering was so painful at times I wanted to give up the attempt to write. One day as I stood on high upon a clifftop overlooking the ocean five pelican fly overheard. Pelicans are one of my favourite birds so I was delighted to see them. As they flew out to sea I enjoyed the grace of their flight. To my surprise and delight one Pelican broke away from the group and flew back.  The beautiful Pelican began to circle above me. Overjoy to see such this glorious creature so close I clapped in joy. The Pelican continued to circle above coming closer and closer each time. So excited was I that I chapped even louder. My clapping caught the attention of onlookers who were enjoying the Pelican too. Still the beautiful bird circled closer. I cried out to him. Thank you Pelican for sharing your beauty with me!  On his final flight he flew so close we locked eyes. As I looked into the eyes of this magnificent bird my body tingled in understanding , the Pelican and I were now one. He had given me the gift of BELIEF.

When I returned home I discovered the spiritual meaning of Pelican ~ Rising above life’s trials ~ Pelican’s message was perfect for me. When I was in distress or filled with self doubt about my writing a Pelican would appear to encourage me to continue.14718600_1143128909074607_6730383568046660150_n

To listen to my interview with The Glitch Movie  http://bit.ly/2eSs85r

There are Earth Angels out there ready to guide you on your journey . ~ Blessing Pauline

REFLECTIONS ON LOVE

 

                             The love we are touches all we see.

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Once we begin to follow our heart’s wisdom, we come to understand that the power of love gives meaning to our life. As we struggle with pain and trauma our world shrinks to accommodate that pain as we withdraw into ourselves. The veils between our heart and soul then begin to shadow the beauty and wonder of everyday life. The magic and mystery is still there as we view our life from the shadows, yet our pain prevents us from feeling the warmth of love’s embrace.

IMG_0467When we are able to make peace with what troubles us, those veils begin to lift to once again. At times just a simple thing like a stranger’s smile, an unexpected message or phone call can shift our focus and help us seek a way of feeling better. When we find a space to feel better in our heart opens more and more to the endless ocean of love that is in us and surrounds us.

 

Recently I began a series of eBooks . Love’s Reflection is the second  mini book in that series. This post is a sample from Loves Reflection. If you wish to read more click on the link

Pauline