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!  ❤





 ✿~Peace & Love~✿

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34 responses to “My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 is…

  1. Happy New Year, Jewels and every happiness

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  2. A profound poem by the wonderful Rumi. Happy New Year, Jewels. May it bring you the desires of your heart. Love and Blessings of Peace ♥

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  3. Happy new year and much love and happiness to you too, Jewels!

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  4. This is a wonderful poem and way to start the new year Julie! 🙂 Open and willing to serve the divine. I’m learning to embrace the idea that our hurts and challenges are what opens us to more light. Whew indeed for 2016. Maybe we can have a few less challenges, starting fresh and all. 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing what you and the divine cook up this year. ❤

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    • Thanks Brad, I thought so too, when I opened up my little Rumi poetry book and read that this morning. 🙂
      There is a passage from Rumi’s works that says something similar to what you mention – “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
      Gosh, yes, I’m all for having a few less challenges in this fresh new year, but I have a feeling that won’t be the case, especially with a second knee replacement surgery coming up for me next month.
      So here’s to being bare and blank, embracing the challenges, and being open to the divine…

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  5. Jan's bulletin board

    Happy New Year, Julie 🙂

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  6. Perfection! Happy New Year! 🍷🎊🎈🎉🍻🎆💃

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  7. whew is right!! Happy to hear you’ll be gracing us with your words again. Here’s to a calmer, more peaceful 2017 ❤

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  8. Happy New Year, dear friend, and I so agree with you about 2016. It was a humdinger. Let us all hope that 2017 comes with it Peace, JOY, and so much Love!!! ❤

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  9. Peace to you and your open heart ❤

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  10. Lovely above-the-earth photo. 🙂 I hope the coming year is very good to you, Julie! ❤

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  11. Lovely 🙂 I’ve been feeling the same way. It’s not until we let go of everything that what really wants to come out starts to surface. Good luck with becoming bare and blank. The best way to be 🙂

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