Tag Archives: Love

Music Monday ~ What the World Needs Now

 

is Love sweet Love

 

At the time that this was recorded, little did these three beautiful souls – or any of us realize just how much we need this message…

I love how when Howie asks what their plan for the future is Mariah says, “Honestly, we just want to use our gifts to spread love, hope and joy to the world, we think the world needs a little bit more of that.”  Me too, Mariah, me too.  Thank you for using your lovely voices to do just that.

 

Wishing all of you a week filled with all of the above ^

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mandala Monday ~ Heart for the City

Some of you may know that I live in the city of Minneapolis, and you may have heard what has been going on here over the past week.  Some of it may now also be affecting your communities.

My heart has been so troubled… I can’t really even formulate the words to describe the range of emotions I’ve been experiencing, but grief, anger and fear have been at the forefront.

Grief over the death of George Floyd, grief and anger over the racism, hatred and injustice that exists in our world; and grief, anger and fear over all of the violence, chaos and devastation sweeping over my city right now.

I don’t have the answers or a solution of how to fix anything.  But I do believe that our thoughts and emotions have energy that expands outside of ourselves and affects the world around us.  So I want to take care with the type of energy and vibes I’m putting out.  I don’t want my grief, anger and fear to add any fuel to the literal flames going on around me – I want to radiate peace and love out into my community, and out into the world.

Even though I feel very small and powerless to change anything, I have to believe it makes a difference somehow.  I can shift my focus and take these actions…

“Lord make me an instrument of Your Peace

Where there is hatred, let me sow Love

Where there is injury, Pardon

Where there is doubt, Faith

Where there is despair, Hope

 Where there is darkness, Light

Where there is sadness, Joy

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console 

Not so much to be understood, as to understand

Not so much to be loved, as to love…”

That is what I was meditating on as I made this mandala ~ making it heart-shaped as my heart went out to my city.  And making it with Bleeding Hearts felt pretty perfect…

 

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of George Floyd.  Peace and Love to all the people of my city, and in the world, who are hurting.

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wordless Wednesday

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Ice and Fire

There’s a chill in the air as we awake

Ice crystals formed during the cold, dark night shimmer in the early morning light

“Baby it’s cold outside”

But we’re nice and warm under the covers, wrapped in the heat of each other’s arms

Lets linger here a little longer, my darling, and forget anything else exists in this world beyond us, beyond this moment

So we do…

 

The world melts away in our embrace, as ice and fire coalesce

 

But alas… it was only a dream

 

I reach out to touch you, but your physical form is beyond my reach, far across a vast expanse

So I reach out for you with my heart, and with my mind, in the hope that you can feel me, sense me somehow in your spirit

and that you’ll come to me one day, when you can, when it’s time…

 

Maybe it will be in the winter…

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Forever Side by Side

Two hearts

one vine

I am yours

you are mine

 

forever side by side

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

Forever on your side by Needtobreathe

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wish You Were Here

The moon is out this morning, honey

winking at me from the blue sky

and absolutely everything is blooming!

 

Apple blossom petals are dancing on the wind

carried by the music of the birds chattering away

 

All the green things are neon and florescent

sparkling in the morning sunlight

 

The air is so unbelievably fragrant and fresh

all the glorious scents of spring mingled together 

 

The city hasn’t woken up yet

so all sounds and sights of nature have center stage

 

It’s all so very beautiful, honey

 

I wish you were here…

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Your Touch

Petals unfolding

Luscious scent released

At your touch

I bloom

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

Sigh…

🌸

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Thoughts on a Thursday with Rumi

“What is the Heart? 

A flower opening” 

 

Rumi

 

 

Do you think the flower was afraid, to open?  I mean, sure, there’s the warm, radiant sunlight to bask in, the lovely breeze to caress its petals, but there’s also rain, hail, and even snow that can hurt, destroy and devastate – and we all know that you can’t trust the weather…

To open your heart is to be vulnerable, and who can we trust?  Who will nourish it and cherish it, who will appreciate and celebrate its deep mysteries and beauty?

I don’t know and I feel afraid.  But like the flower, it is in my nature to open…

 

 

 

May the warm sunlight and a lovely breeze find you wherever you are today…

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Thankful Thursday

 

 

These two, omygosh my heart!  😍

 

I got to spend the day with my daughter and my grandchildren yesterday, and I’m so grateful for the much-needed snuggle time!

💞

 

What are you thankful for today?

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mandala Monday ~ the Heart

Within the heart lies deep mysteries

 

It is a multi-faceted gem of exquisite beauty

resting on a bed of delicate flowers grown in an ancient garden tended with care

its borders surrounded by a heavenly fragrance  Oh ‘precious scent’! 

 

Within the heart lies deep mysteries

 

the greatest of these…

 

Love

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

Another experiment using pressed flowers, and incorporating one of my favorite crystals as the center of this heart-shaped mandala.  I can’t even tell you how much I enjoyed creating this one!  💜

 

Wishing you beauty and joy, and a wonderful week!

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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