Thank You 2014 — Welcome 2015

Alia’s Comments: As we bring 2014 to a close, I’m sharing some images of Nature’s Audacious Beauty and another poem from blogger friend and colleague, Pat Cegan over at Source of Inspiration. Thank you to all my readers and Friends here in WordPressLand. We made it through this watershed year. Calmer waters ahead.  Enjoy the images and imagery.

Clouds Christmas Eve Morning Chefchaouen

Clouds Christmas Eve Morning Chefchaouen

New Year Wish

N ever again is there a war
E very person is respected and loved
W orld based on truth, compassion and love

Y ou and I are One
E ach day is filled with laughter and love
A ll is One with our Creator
R eligion is replaced by love

W e know who we are and what we are meant to be
I n every heart there is Light
S ouls united
H ere on Earth where love reins

Golden Sunset 12-22-14 Big Island, Hawaii Credit: Kauilapele

Golden Sunset 12-22-14
Big Island, Hawaii
Credit: Kauilapele

Cloudship Over Chefchaouen

Cloudship Over Chefchaouen October 2014

Pacific Coast Sunset December 2014 Credit: SeeingM

Pacific Coast Sunset December 2014
Credit: SeeingM

New Dawn - Norway Credit: Aisha North

New Dawn – Norway
Credit: Aisha North

 

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Community of Light — Liwanag – Cebu City, Philippines

Teresa Ruelas Cebu City, Philippines

Teresa Ruelas
Cebu City, Philippines

This is my first post featuring the New Timeline Communities of Light that are already taking root and beginning to reflect Heaven on Earth. This is a community with several locations in the Philippines. These locations are not necessarily physical places where members live on one property together and share work, meals and recreation — but they could be that or become that.

This particular community has emerged through its development of individuals whose ideals and goals are expressing a new vision for their entire country. Working through individuals — from the ground up — and addressing head-on the challenges (immense and messy challenges) that exist blatantly everywhere, these community members represent a new paradigm of “imaginal beings.” They are taking actions aligned with their visions of what is possible for the Philippines.

I recently received an invitation to participate in a global conversation about the movements that I am involved with or aware of in my sphere of influence. I am posting this invitation below and inviting you to join the conversation, if you are called to include yourself. Continue reading

Open Our Hearts — Open the World

Alia’s Comments: My blogging friend, Pat Cegan, of Source of Inspiration is an incredible poet and writer. In this recent poem,”Open the World,” she shares a subject dear to my heart — a world without borders, a world without strangers.

Another friend, whom I have had the great pleasure to meet in person, goes by the name, Brightstar — so perfect for her. She recently sent me her own thoughts on the topic of meeting new people and cultures with an open heart. I’m posting these two pieces together and sending my gratitude to Pat and Brightstar for speeding us toward a world of One People, One Planet, One Heart.

Take Down the Fences -- Open the World

Take Down the Fences — Open the World

Take down the walls,
get rid of fences,
ban borders, open the
world, open our hearts.

I walk freely among the
fields passing those who
are no longer strangers
for they are neighbors now.
We smile our joy, share a
cup of water pure, then
wish a fond farewell as
we go our separate ways.
This is the life we are
destined to have.

~ ~ ~

And now from Brightstar:

It doesn’t matter where we are. We are among strangers until we see them as part of The ONE. When we speak to them, they become a confirmation that we are all ONE.
Spreading my light to those around me is not an option. I think it’s mandatory. For me, anyway.
I don’t claim to have given up those character flaws that don’t serve me or anyone else. But, each time I realize I’m repeating that old behavior, and STOP, I’ve shallowed those crevices in my grey  matter.
Blessing all peoples allows me to embrace the diversities and let them live their lives as their guidance dictates. My job is to shine MY light and not to be concerned if their light glows differently than mine.  LIGHT IS LIGHT.

Our Moroccan Christmas

Christmas Eve Party at Jalil's

Christmas Eve Party at Jallil’s

It’s a bit unusual being in a place during the Christmas holiday season where Christmas is not the main event. I remember being in India for the weeks prior to the actual day of celebration. It seemed quite odd and out of context to see Christmas decorations (including decorated trees) when the weather outside was warm and tropical and most of the people around me were practicing Hindus. Of course Christians living in the southern hemisphere are quite used to having this kind of weather during this season but I had grown up with cold weather and tales of someone from the North Pole delivering presents via snow-covered rooftops.

So being in a predominantly Muslim country, we had no idea what to expect. Continue reading