Guest Blogger/Author Feature… The Magnificent Patricia Cegan

Pat Cegan
Introducing the Amazing and Magnificent Patricia Cegan…

Welcome Patricia to my NEW Guest Blogger/Author Feature, it is truly my pleasure to have you stand on this platform of Magnificence and share your amazing light with the world. IAM honoured to have you amongst my Divine friends here on WordPress, to read your most inspiring poetry at Source of Inspiration that you scribe direct from source and to get to know the lady who leaves the golden life in USA; retiring from the pharmaceutical industry, to live in Brazil as a volunteer; caring for underprivileged people and being an observer and participant of Native Spiritual Healing.

Pat has created a new blog The Final Third and a book is underway for us all to indulge in, reading about her amazing adventure living in Brazil and her perception of seeing the similarities of our different cultures.

Pat has some wise words to share on her feelings of Compassion…

Most of us have been taught that we should be compassionate, help others, be generous, perhaps this is not always true. I have spent the past 14 years as a volunteer in Brazil working with special needs children from underprivileged homes…the perfect work to learn to be compassionate, right? Yes and no. What I learned is that sometimes my seemingly compassionate action, robbed another person of a chance to meet a challenge, to grow in skills and understanding. Sometimes my compassion stemmed from a need to feel good about what I was doing, not taking into account the “big picture.”

My blog, Source of Inspiration, explores various aspects of compassion in its poetry. Here is an example.

Compassionate Wisdom

One must merge
wisdom with love.
Excess compassion helps
neither the giver nor receiver.
Be aware that martyrdom
can be the ultimate
act of selfishness.

A paradox remains so
only until one comprehends
that unity resolves
all questions.

Truly we must be wise in our feelings of compassion and how we act upon these feelings. Often times, “the gift is for the giver” something that I had to examine carefully in the volunteer work I have done all my life, certainly in my time here in Brazil as a full-time volunteer. Remember, too, that pity is not compassion and often stems from a need to feel superior to our object of pity.

Doing good is tricky, indeed it is. Even if all our motives are “right,” helping someone do something that they could have done without our help makes our compassion unwise.

Another view of compassion from Source of Inspiration:

Have compassion
for those who hurt
who lash out at others
because of their own pain
for great is their suffering
with no solace in sight.
See them with eyes of compassion
for they do not know how to love.

Learning to be compassionate instead of judgmental is something we all struggle to achieve. Yet, it is a hard lesson that we get again and again so that we can understand it in greater depth each time. Be compassionate. It is a good thing to be, except when it is not.

A flower for Patricia
Pats’s Biography…

Source of Inspiration is a depository for more than 12,000 poems that have come to me in the early hours of each morning. Each morning, I quickly write the words to six or more poems and post them every four hours around the clock, seven days a week. Where do these poems come from? you ask. I can answer, “Certainly not from me. I had never liked poetry, didn’t read it, nor write it until I started this blog five years ago. I say they are from Source and let everyone explain it as fits their beliefs. The poems are not about me…they speak to all of us who experience what they say at one time or another in our lives.” I have published seven books of poems taken from Source of Inspiration and have others underway, including one in Portuguese for my Brazilian friends. All proceeds from these books are donated to a group who works with families in crisis.

Source of Inspiration Volume VI By Patricia Cegan…

I published my first Source of Inspiration Volume 1 back in 2013, this is my 6th book of 7 I have scribed from Source and they keep on flowing. What does Source mean? I believe we have the ability to tap into a creative pool in a variety of media and activities. Entering this creative flow is a process that one learns either consciously or unconsciously. It has been called many things, described again and again. Yet, it remains a mystery. I hope that you find something within my poetry that will speak to your heart and help you deepen all relationship and feel connected.

You can purchase from Amazon as an Digital or Print book

A Book Review…

‘Patricia Cegan is a poet and mystic. It’s so easy to open this volume at random and find just the message you need at the moment. You can tell that this poet has a wisdom that comes with experience and years and is open to sharing what she has learned with others. “Source of Inspiration” is not the kind of book you will sit down and read cover-to-cover in a few days’ time. It wants to be chewed thoroughly between bites and requires time for digestion and absorption. I discovered Ms. Cegan through her blog. Her writing makes me want to follow her to the remote areas of Brazil so that I also can drink in the sources of inspiration she finds in nature, in solitude and in the spiritual life. I am looking forward to volume two’. Victoria Ceretto.

Connect with Pat through her Social Media…

Website Source of Inspiration:
Website The Final Third:
Facebook: Pat Cegan
Twitter: Pat Cegan

Thank you so much Patricia for standing out in the world and shinning your bright light for others to open their hearts and feel the flow of LOVE that connects us all.

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Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

March 6, 2017 at 12:25

Hi Pat,
I enjoyed your post and insights on compassion because they made me think about my work as a therapist and empowerment of others rather than controlling them.

fascinating about how your poems come to you!
thanks Barbara for this feature and love to you both, Linda

Barbara Frankenreply
March 6, 2017 at 13:13
– In reply to: litebeing

Dear linda, Thankyou for resonating with Pats awesome heart work… another incredible divine lady amongst us here on WordPress. Much love barbara x

Pat Ceganreply
March 9, 2017 at 10:18
– In reply to: litebeing

Hi, Linda, you are right that we walk a thin line between helping others and trying to control them. It is wonderful that you are aware of this in your work. Compassion is so important but it must be used wisely. hugs, pat

Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Naturereply
March 6, 2017 at 12:54

This is really nice, Barbara. I would feel honored to be here with you at some point. Right now is too full for me. Thank you so much for thinking of me, though. How long are you thinking to complete this, or do you think it will be ongoing?
Much love,

Barbara Frankenreply
March 6, 2017 at 13:11
– In reply to: Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

I will be completing this feature at the end of the year, the next slits are in June. I just love this feature and may continue it next year with a new theme… take care Mary, much love x barbara

March 6, 2017 at 13:31

Very good introduction and presentation of Patricia, Barbara 🙂
For you Patricia, you are so right about the compassion for others, when is it right or not. From my time as educator, I learned to show my students the way, not the result, which gave a very different connection between us and the students were taught in another than usual way.

Barbara Frankenreply
March 6, 2017 at 16:50
– In reply to: IreneDesign2011

Thankyou Irene for your kind words to us both… IAM so grateful for all the teachers teaching from the heart and making such a difference to life’s. Much love to you Irene x

March 6, 2017 at 16:57
– In reply to: Barbara Franken

You are so welcome, Barbara 🙂

Pat Ceganreply
March 9, 2017 at 10:24
– In reply to: IreneDesign2011

Irene, it is a delight to meet an educator who “shows the way.” Teaching should be showing someone how to learn and giving them a joy of learning, not giving them facts to memorize. I never cared how many barrels of corn a country produced. I wanted to know about the lives of the people, their hopes and dreams, how they were like me and how they were different. Compassion starts with empathy, with caring who that other person really is. Keep up the good work, we need more educators like you and a system that allows them to work like this. hugs, pat

March 9, 2017 at 11:39
– In reply to: Pat Cegan

Thank you very much for your roses. I don’t work or educate any longer, but I loved to educate that time. I agree, it is much more important to teach our kids empathy, than how much corn are produced.

Writing to Freedomreply
March 6, 2017 at 14:20

Hi Pat. I appreciate your wisdom about compassion and the need to be aware of the bigger picture and our own motivations to help others. And I enjoy your poetry. Thanks for sharing. blessings, Brad

March 6, 2017 at 15:32

Hi Pat
This is a lovely read and is so true of how we tend to meet with compassion. I love your poetry and how it comes to you, its very special. Much love. Kirsty x

Barbara Frankenreply
March 6, 2017 at 16:48
– In reply to: Anonymous

Love that you two special ladies meet here… we could begin a magnificent people’s club.. hehe… much love barbara x

Pat Ceganreply
March 9, 2017 at 10:31
– In reply to: Anonymous

Hi, Kirsty. Thank you for reading my article on compassion. I think Barbara was very wise in selecting this topic…something all of us need to consider carefully. As for how the poems come to me, I have always thought anyone can receive these creative ideas regardless of the media. It starts with a willingness to receive, the discipline of sitting quietly and listening to your thoughts and then acting on what comes to mind. Often I get only a phrase, an image, often improbable…how can I make a poem out of this? But I don’t, I just receive. I write down the thought, the image and wait until something else arrives. It is like this. It is important not to judge what you receive for often it is not until the poem is finished that I understand the beginning. It is fun and gets easier as you do it. Also, it helped me to pay attention when I received ideas and suggestions about other aspects of my life. Give it a try. I am sure you can do it, too. hugs, pat

March 6, 2017 at 21:12

So true — I’ve noted for years that many “compassionate” programs and volunteer acts are born more from pity or superiority than true compassion. First come from a place of heart and then let the thought of what to do arise from that space…

Barbara Frankenreply
March 7, 2017 at 08:57
– In reply to: yogaleigh

We’ll find that most of our words have been born based on lack in a dual world… it’s time to change our foundation. I’ll be publishing my version of compassion soon and I do bring up this point. Thanks for your thoughts on this most vulnerable and fundamental word/action/beings much love Leigh x

Pat Ceganreply
March 9, 2017 at 10:36
– In reply to: yogaleigh

First come from a place of heart and then let the thought of what to do arise from that space… I love this, Leigh. It is sometimes hard to describe to someone what it means to “come from a place of the heart” yet, we all can do this. Looking at our intention is the key for me. What do I hope to accomplish or gain by what I am about to do? Are there any hidden agendas that even I have not recognized? Thanks for your comment and for reading the article on compassion…a subject important to us all. hugs, pat

March 7, 2017 at 18:21

Hi Barbara!We live in love and the compassion is a part of your live….BRAVO for this article.
Thank you!

Pat Ceganreply
March 9, 2017 at 10:39
– In reply to: Veronika

Hi, Veronika. BRAVO indeed for Linda choosing compassion as an ongoing topic. I believe that we are here to learn to love unconditionally. One of the steps in doing this is to understand, feel and practice compassion. Yet we must do this with wisdom and insight into our own intentions. Thanks for visiting us here and adding your comment. hugs, pat

Barbara Frankenreply
March 11, 2017 at 20:29
– In reply to: Veronika

Hello dear Veronica, yes here’s to the flow of love and compassion running between all humankind… Thankyou for your presence here, much love barbara x

March 9, 2017 at 17:01

I love Pat’s blog. I didn’t know she had a book. I think that is amazing. So happy I clicked on your blog today! I love this share! I love what Pat shares. We are sharing and flowing in the love! So happy for that! Sending love and prayerful blessings your way! <3

Barbara Frankenreply
March 9, 2017 at 18:39
– In reply to: MichelleMarie

So love your company today Michelle, basking in each other’s love… Thankyou for your kind words x love barbara x

March 9, 2017 at 20:23
– In reply to: Barbara Franken

AWE what a beautiful thought basking in each other’s love! Like a hug it feels like that! <3

Pat Ceganreply
March 12, 2017 at 12:10
– In reply to: MichelleMarie

Hi, Michelle. How lovely are your thoughts. “We are sharing and flowing in the love!” Yes, love does beg to be shared, flowing from each of us to another until we form a matrix of love across the globe. And yes, there are now seven books of Source poems. I am working on others to save this body of work as before it only existed on WordPress. Wish I had started earlier as it is a daunting task to save the 13,000 poems now on Source of Inspiration. But it is getting easier as I figure out and get comfortable with the self-publishing tools. You can now buy them in print on and if you have a Kindle, can get them for free if you have Kindle Unlimited. If not, the ebook format is inexpensive. Again, nice to see you here. Big hug, pat

Sue Dreamwalkerreply
March 9, 2017 at 17:19

So lovely to see you again here Pat.. I lost touch with your blog and I followed for a few years.. You do amazing work and your poems always inspired.. The world is waking up and compassion is a means to us finding our hearts again..
Thank you to Barbara for hosting you.. Its wonderful to SEE you at last, the person behind the name..
Love and Blessings and old friend..
Sue .. 🙂

Barbara Frankenreply
March 9, 2017 at 18:42
– In reply to: Sue Dreamwalker

Ah sue, such heartfelt words Thankyou for your presence that keeps us all ‘tucked in’ with your love… Isn’t Pat another amazing woman who is shinning her light so bright. much love barbara x

Sue Dreamwalkerreply
March 9, 2017 at 18:54
– In reply to: Barbara Franken

She is… 🙂

Pat Ceganreply
March 11, 2017 at 19:50
– In reply to: Sue Dreamwalker

Hi, Sue, it has been a long time since we connected. Thanks for your support and kind words. Hugs, pat <3

Sue Dreamwalkerreply
March 12, 2017 at 11:48
– In reply to: Pat Cegan

It has Pat.. 🙂 And so good to see you again here.. Such a surprise too.. 🙂 But more than that.. just lovely to put a face to those beautiful words and images you share.. 🙂 <3 xxx

Christy Breply
March 10, 2017 at 20:16

Wonderful! I enjoyed learning about Patricia’s words on passion, including beautiful poetry. Thank you for presenting her in this thoughtful spotlight, Barbara. Compassion is powerful xx

Pat Ceganreply
March 11, 2017 at 19:52
– In reply to: Christy B

Compassion is powerful. Wow, how right you are. We think of its gentleness but seldom of its life changing power. Thanks for sharing that ideal. You statement begs to be the first line of a poem. Let’s try it. <3 hugs, pat

Christy Breply
March 11, 2017 at 22:31
– In reply to: Pat Cegan

Oh Pat! Yes, what do you think about each of us writing a poem based on the comment? A mini project?

Pat Ceganreply
March 12, 2017 at 11:37
– In reply to: Christy B

Love it, Christy. BTW, I downloaded your book to my Kindle. Here I am sitting with a cup of coffee in my hand in the jungles of Brazil reading your amazing poetry. What could be better than that!


Compassion is powerful
more than flowery love words
strong enough to
understand without

Compassion is forgiving
allowing what is
to simply, be.

Compassion is empathy
I know how you feel
for I’ve been there, too.

Compassion stems from Source
the well of love
with golden purity.

Compassion comes to be
a way of being
how one perceives the world
until one becomes
the compassionate heart
slowly beating across
the oceans of time.

Your turn. Barbara, delete us if you mind. Such a rich topic that it is hard to stop writing about it.

Barbara Frankenreply
March 12, 2017 at 11:45
– In reply to: Pat Cegan

Love it Pat and Christy, maybe Christy you want to feature as my guest too and write about what compassion means to you? Much love to you both x

Barbara Frankenreply
March 11, 2017 at 20:27
– In reply to: Christy B

Christy lovely to feel your powerful presence here, thanks so much for your encouragement… much love barbara

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