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This will be the last post of the 7th Annual Inspirational August on my blog. I thought of posting a discourse or one of my poems but rather thought this this quotation sums up what Inspirational August is all about. I could not have said it better myself.
I thank you all for visiting, sharing posts and leaving comments. I wish you all the best and a warm welcome again next August if God and I am willing and the creek don't rise.
My kindest & warmest regards,
31 August 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
When meanness is in fashion.
Choices to be made.
© 2017 M.N. Hopkins
Note: The inspiration for this poem came to me yesterday. The first line popped into my head. The following two lines, I set into motion today and published it in the Haiku form (5-7-5) for the first time on my blog today, 28 August 2017 as an entry for the 7th Annual Inspirational August.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
I thought that this was a very inspired writing from Melisa. I asked her if I can share it on my blog as part of Inspirational August 2017 and she agreed, so here it is.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
|Photo by Frank Stiefel|
For the betterment of all.
Then Grace flows through you.
© 2017 M.N. Hopkins
Note: The inspiration for this poem first came to me yesterday. I have rewritten it 3 times and this is the end result. It is written in the 5-7-5 Haiku form of poetry. A style that I enjoy.
I have published this poem for the first time on my blog today, the 9th of August, 2017.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
The Gaian Dragon I Ching : The Week of Light
The Gaian Dragon Blog. 1 August 2017
Brilliance 45 The Gaian Dragon I Ching
The Gaian Dragon I Ching Calendar
Light the Way with Brilliance
Develop Character. Light complements itself. Reflect Light into the world. Be at Peace. Do not give Trouble power over you. Stay on the Path
Prepare before you Travel. Encourage Success. Have no fear. Be flexible. Care for Friends.
Generate sustainable Wealth
Let Intuition guide you
Light up the Earth
Know your own feelings
Understand prevailing attitudes
Illuminate the Sky
Use extreme care in the making of plans. The Butterfly looks around. Pursue your Goals earnestly, but remember to follow the Middle Way. Meditate. The Butterfly takes off. The Fool wastes time in depression, and while most people are partying, the Wise prepare for the Future. Get Smart. The Butterfly joins the party. In a time of Peace, social distinctions are relaxed, and people mingle freely. Great Good Fortune. The Butterfly glides around turbulence. If you bend with the situation, trouble will not overwhelm you. Get wise! Persevere on the Path. Work is necessary to attain Peace. Great Good Fortune.
Observe Bee Society. Preserve your dignity by realizing that there are certain things you must not joke about. Think! Hard workers are essential for large projects. Think! It is wise not to confront your adversaries with a public scene, unless you have no other choise. Be Sensible! Follow the warnings of your Intuition. Conserve your resources, and wait. Be aware. After struggling with circumstances, those who have Love, will be united. Great Good Fortune. Be a voice for the Bees. Follow the warnings of your Intuition. Conserve your resources, and wait. Be Aware.
Top : The Butterfly changes the world. Be a voice for the Bees. Wage war when neccessary, but do not go to extremes. No Blame
5 : The Butterfly plays with friends. Release yourself from mistaken attitudes and beliefs. Good Fortune.
4 : The Butterfly lands on a flower. The Butterfly joins the party. Be Aware : What comes easily, can be lost quickly. Misfortune!
3 : The Butterfly takes off. The Fool wastes time in depression, and while most people are partying, the Wise prepare for the Future. Get Smart.
2 : The Butterfly looks around. Pursue your Goals earnestly, but remember to follow the Middle Way. Meditate.
1 : The Butterfly stretches its wings. Observe Bee Society. A comprehensive Vision is essential, when you have many detailed tasks. Be Aware.
Notes : The Butterfly glides around turbulence.
|The Outside||The Inside|
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
|Photo by Ben Rodrigo|
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One eventually comes to a time of realization that all of this world is folly. That time has come for you. Even so, you must still live amongst your fellows without causing them emotional or psycological pain. Not always an easy task when being constantly fronted by lies and schemes and dishonest, pretentious behaviors.
Look beyond the surface appearances and see to the core of humanity. Yes, humanity is rotten to the core yet within that core is a seed of great potential and optimism for a brighter future.
Help those whom wish a better way. Be a shining example of one whom has been to the core of their being and burst open that seed of Light. A Light that once set ablaze and is set free within your world will enliven others and begin a revival of hope again in an improved human condition.
Yes, humanity is in a sickened state yet not beyond all hope of recovery or redemption. The more who awaken to their own goodness and innate abilities to heal themselves, the more balance that will appear within your human communities.
No more hatred and we vs. them. No more perversions of the Spirit that are so common and increasing amongst humankind. Even the animals have been effected and are showing more and more signs of ill will toward each other and toward Mankind.
Cease this concentration on ego needs and power over others and come to the realization that your survival depends and has always been built upon trust in each other and cooperation amongst species.
Feel again a spirit of cooperation which is your natural state of being and share this with all whom will accept it's life giving and love enhancing properties. Give and take, take and give. Share the gifts of Spirit with all whom are willing and able to transform from sickness to health.
Once a more healthy outlook is achieved by more within human community then balance will return and fair play will again enter your community structures.
No longer listen to evil council or the words of ego tyrants, rather listen again to the voice of the Divine which is the only voice that can take human community from it's sickened, corrupted state into a new age of being. Not a new world order but an ordering of a new age. A time of humankind again connecting to what is best and most sacred within themselves and using that knowledge for the betterment of all beings in our world.
This sharing is essential for good physical, mental and emotional health. Spirit takes care of Spirit and Mankind as allowed and Mankind takes care of each other.
Be true to your humanity and express outward into the world what is best and greatest within your human nature.
It is a good time as of now. Now is the time of benevolent forces waiting upon Mankind to take responsibility for themselves and each other and in a sense, Human(e) Up.
Now is an opportunity to awaken from our nightmare existences into a world of wonder and a joy that vibrates outward from the Earth as it also does from your own being.
Take the hands of each other and walk forward out of the darkness of your current human community structures into a new dawn of existence with hearts as bright as suns that will spread a healing balm upon the Lands.
© 2017 M. N. Hopkins
Note: I wrote this discourse on 25 July 2017 while in an inspired state of being. The words flow as a river and I must write quickly to maintain the train of thought. I later read it and edit spelling and grammatical errors. I waited to publish it for the first time today on August 2, 2017 as part of my blog's, Inspirational August. My intention was to write a timely message that will hopefully bring some comfort to the readers if they wish it to be so.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
This annual event on my blog will begin on Tuesday, August 1st. I will devote the entire month to only positive inspirational pictures, writings, poetry and art. I will concentrate on writing some new material of my own during this month also. I will have guest posts also so others can share their inspirations.
A warm welcome to all.
If you would like to see the history of this annual event, please click on the link provided below:
A History Of Inspirational August