Monthly Archives: January 2017

Brain Surgery

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately as to what career path I should take, and last night I had a dream that I was performing brain surgery.  Apparently, I had become a neurosurgeon?   But I had no clue what I was doing and faked my way through the whole thing.  It felt so wrong.  I was so happy and relieved afterward that the guy was okay that I held his face in my hands and cried.  Even though it all turned out okay, I think it’s safe to say that there’s no future for me in neurosurgery.

Other things happened in the dream too that give me cause to ponder and reflect on, but what I come away with in the end, is that I should do something that feels authentic to me.  Something that I am equipped for and gifted at – unlike brain surgery.  There’s a no-brainer.   😉

Ever since my divorce back in 2011, I’ve been wondering what I should do with my life.  Thankfully, I’ve had an income from my divorce settlement, so I’ve been able to take the time to try and figure that out.  But the interesting thing is…  that while I’ve been wondering what I should do with my life, I’ve realized that I’ve already been doing it all along.  Living each day, being open, listening.  And I’m so grateful for all of the experiences that I’ve had over these past 6 years – even the sad ones, because I’ve grown so much through it all.  But the time is nearing that my settlement will go down to an amount that is no longer sufficient to support me financially, so I will need to find a job.  It’s exciting and daunting at the same time, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do.  What to do, what to do?  I might need brain surgery after thinking so hard trying to figure it out.

A few of you know, but I haven’t shared here publicly yet about the total knee replacement surgery I underwent this past September.  The recovery has been really slow, gosh what an ordeal it’s been for me, like seriously, wow, but the surgery went very smoothly and I haven’t had any complications, so for that I am truly grateful.  I’m scheduled to have my second knee replaced at the end of February, and my hope is that once I’ve recovered, I will have more job opportunities available to me with two fully functioning knees.  The sky is the limit really, and I’m completely open.

Well, open unless it includes performing brain surgery.  😉

But hey, maybe the meaning of my dream was more about how I can do anything – even brain surgery.

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Frozen Falls

 

The melody of rushing waters

never ceasing

Nature’s flow persists

through winter’s frozen falls

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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A good friend and I took a little road trip this past weekend in hopes of finding these falls completely frozen over, because how cool would that be?  But to our surprise, and delight, they were not.  We enjoyed them much more being only partially frozen.  Listening to the beautiful and refreshing melody of rushing waters was an extra lovely sound to hear to in the middle of winter when nature usually sleeps.

 

Wishing all of you a melodious and refreshing week!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wordless Wednesday

 

The sea speaks to me without words…

 

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

 

Fresh and green

Gracefully

new life unfolds

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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I snapped this in the Fern Room on a recent ‘green therapy’ visit to The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.  I can’t even tell you how wonderfully refreshing it was to be amidst the green and growing things…

 

Wishing you all a wonderful week.  May it be filled with beauty and grace, and as always…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Graceful

 

I wonder…

 

I wonder…

 

Do you ever think of me

or am I just a faded memory

all but forgotten

amidst the fragments of your forsaken dreams

 

I wonder…

 

Do you ever think of me

when you gaze upon a full moon

as its mystical light

glows through the tangled branches of your thoughts

 

I wonder…

 

because I’m still here, always thinking of you…

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Winter Dawn

 

I awake before the sun

just as the first hints of light kiss the horizon

deep sapphire skies glisten 

a mystical backdrop against winter’s barren branches

 

All is quiet

except for the music within my own soul

playing the melody of transformation from darkness to light

as I witness the dawning of a new winter day

 

through frost covered windows

  

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Fresh Start

 

New beginnings and fresh starts

renew the spirit and bring hope to the heart

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 is…

 

…to become bare and blank…

 

“Who would write on a page already filled with writings?

Who would plant a sapling where one is already planted?

One would look for an empty page and virgin soil.

Become bare like the earth so the Beloved may plant His seed, become a blank page so His pen may write upon you.”

 

~ Rumi

 

Perhaps that way, what pours forth from me in this new year will come from the divine…

But hopefully this blog won’t be as bare and blank as it has been for the past several months.  😉

Can I just say…

2016 = whew!

 

Wishing all of you much love and many blessings in the coming year!  ❤

 

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 ✿~Peace & Love~✿

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