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Instructor:  Barbara Franken
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  • Reply No pity: Women who lie shouldn't get sympathy or pity from their men. May 16, 2013 at 00:36

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  • Reply Noel May 17, 2013 at 23:29

    Barbara, It is very important to learn to accept ourselves for who we really are, not trying to pretend to be someone we think others want us to be. Very inspiring post. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  • Reply The Bubble | The Middle Pane June 12, 2013 at 04:30

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  • Reply Whittier Strong June 20, 2013 at 15:23

    Discovering all the ways the Fibonacci sequence plays out in nature always astounds me.

  • Reply LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words June 22, 2013 at 16:39

    Wishing you a wonderful Solstice and Be Blessed Within the Energy of the Full Moon!
    Take Care…

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  • Reply jenniferhelps July 1, 2013 at 06:50

    Wow! You are magnificent!

  • Reply Kimberly Raya July 1, 2013 at 13:38

    Thank you for following my blog…especially that you have led me to yours. I love your site!

    • Reply barbarafranken July 23, 2013 at 13:22

      Thank you for coming to my blog and following me too…

  • Reply Noel July 6, 2013 at 01:17

    I believe we have limited strengths within our own power. We are almost nothing unless we rely on something higher than ourselves…. then we become “salt of the earth”.

    • Reply barbarafranken July 6, 2013 at 07:15

      Indeed the human is very limited… programmed so by people who liked it this way… i.e.. the church… rich and powerful people through the ages… We have been lead to believe that god, a higher power or as I like to call it… source of all that is (the IAM presence) is outside ourself… and we have to go through the church men to get to it… But the human is indeed waking up now and remembering… a knowingness stirs within and we realise that we are part of the source… The divinehuman being is the IAM presence… We are all god too…

  • Reply Sue J July 8, 2013 at 15:40

    Thankfully, I caught on in early years that I was at the steering wheel of my life, but even so we can go off course at times. Having emerged from a very difficult decade of my life recently, I’ve been coming to this higher level of understanding you speak of. It’s so simple and so inviting. All it takes is a leap of faith and then a commitment to keep leaping!!! I’m working on it!

    • Reply barbarafranken July 8, 2013 at 16:12

      Yes… we give ourselves some experiences don’t we… as we grow more authentic (awakening to our divine perfection)… we move through the human experiences that no longer serve us… trusting.. trusting and assuming that everything is just perfect as it is… Thankyou for visiting my blog and joining my friendship ring… I will also enjoy reading about your authentic journey… Barbara

  • Reply purpleraysblog July 14, 2013 at 15:28

    A very insightful piece! It sure feels good to be here. Cheers

    • Reply barbarafranken July 23, 2013 at 13:37

      Thank you for coming to my blog and following me and of course your kind words…

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme July 21, 2013 at 22:14

    That art makes my heart happy and my face smile~

    • Reply barbarafranken July 23, 2013 at 13:44

      Thank you for taking the time to feel into this blog post… I’m smiling to you too now…

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme July 21, 2013 at 22:19

    Yes~ Number 1 of The Four Agreements;
    Be Impeccable with your Word.

    Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of the word in the direction of truth and love.oring this ourselves, yes? πŸ™‚

    Much love~

    We can start by hon

    • Reply barbarafranken July 23, 2013 at 13:51

      Thanks for your wise words… I have always spoken my truth but sometimes I could of said it a little nicer… thank goodness I became conscious of it… but thats what our life is all about, no… experiencing what works for us…

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme July 23, 2013 at 15:17

    I am smiling back~ πŸ˜€

  • Reply tchistorygal July 25, 2013 at 02:53

    Good advice! By the way, I have an award for you on my site. Please accept it as a token of my appreciation for being my blogging friend. πŸ™‚ Marsha ☺

  • Reply barbarafranken July 25, 2013 at 12:03

    My dear Marsha… Thank you, my FIRST award… I appreciate it so much and I am so glad to be your blogging friend… I’ve been to your site and left you a reply…. I really like the thought of spreading goodness around, giving and receiving but I just don’t have the time that it would all take… You are a very wise woman and I know you will understand… Thank You again and very soon I will create a heart especially for you to put on my blog…. explaining my thoughts on this matter to everyone… I curtsey to a fellow sovereign being…

  • Reply polianthus July 25, 2013 at 19:48

    lovely response – I understand and very true to yourself – also lovely card for Martha!

  • Reply tchistorygal July 25, 2013 at 20:10

    Thanks for the lovely poem. πŸ™‚ I understand perfectly! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kim Raya July 28, 2013 at 13:46

    This is a beautiful post, Barbara. I love your royal outfit, too. Shine on!

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme July 29, 2013 at 07:05

    I am a Self Sovereign Being~ πŸ˜€

  • Reply dearmiracle July 31, 2013 at 15:20

    Spot on! Thanks, Barbara! And thanks for visiting my blog!!!

    • Reply barbarafranken July 31, 2013 at 16:30

      It was a pleasure visiting you and thanks for coming over to read my posts too… Barbara

  • Reply dearmiracle July 31, 2013 at 15:32

    You are so correct…we are making it all up as we go along. We’ve never done this before. Now what will we choose–as individuals, as a collective? Our individual choices make up the whole, determine the way it will all go on a grand scale. Time to quit feeding the fear and instead make conscious choices to feed the love instead.

    Oh, and by the way, thank you for following my blog! You are one special lady!

    • Reply barbarafranken July 31, 2013 at 16:40

      Indeed what will we all choose… from myself I’m choosing my hearts desire… a few friends of mine have began ‘project peace mural’ that will project our colourful imaginations of how we see our new loving world which we are creating one heart at a time…

      It’s my pleasure following you and you must be one special lady too…. recognising it in another…take care and breathe deeply…

  • Reply barbarafranken August 3, 2013 at 06:55

    Reblogged this on Me, My Magnificent Self and commented:

    I Thought I would bring this post back up that I wrote last year…

  • Reply Erik Andrulis August 3, 2013 at 12:55

    As a molecular geneticist, I will say this: the genetic deterministic paradigm is provisional at best, out-and-out wrong at worst. According to and as deduced from theory, I am my genes. I control the expression of my genes. I both control and am my destiny. Finally, am I violent? Well, My evolutionary history proves that I have killed, raped, tortured, and pillaged every creature, civilization, and person that I am. I’d say that’s pretty violent. Alas, though – I knew not what I did. Only I can wake up and realize that I am the one responsible for each and every violent act that is committed or has ever been committed. Only I can bring the violence that I am to a stop. Peace, Ik

  • Reply Emanuel Table August 3, 2013 at 21:53

    Very informative. Thank you for posting! I was particularly interested in reading through it all because I studied biology in college.

  • Reply lindalitebeing August 6, 2013 at 03:42

    excellent post!

  • Reply kimberlyharding August 6, 2013 at 17:13

    yes! I want to be a “lazy one” too! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erik Andrulis August 6, 2013 at 18:28

    A’ yup. Right on, Me.

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  • Reply kimberlyharding August 7, 2013 at 19:58

    Loved it!! Especially like the crystal garden.

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme August 8, 2013 at 07:10

    Barbara what a lovely home you have!!! Your food looks so very yummy! Next time I want to be invited the margaritas on me. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Debb Stanton August 8, 2013 at 17:35

    What a lovely blog, Barbara! And thank you for following Story Squared. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Symbol Reader August 12, 2013 at 13:24

    Absolutely agree!

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme August 12, 2013 at 17:01

    I did a shamanic journey with a fellow blogger, shamantracker, in my journey e discovery about self was that I had been leaning on my feminine side and therefore was not balanced. She recommended some breathing exercises which of course I haven’t done.

    I have Daddy issues, my father did not want children and didn’t cherish us at all. (He was not mean or abusive, just absent) It affects me in life. Doreen Virtue does a weekly Angel Card reading and this week she said something like, “This week you need to release those daddy issues.” lol Really? I think perhaps she was talking to me. I unfairly wanted my boyfriend to fill in some of those needs, when I really need to do that for myself.

    Good article Barbara.


    • Reply barbarafranken August 13, 2013 at 06:58

      Thank you for sharing Sindy… I also had issues, and because I couldn’t remember, I kept wanting to remember and it was always there getting in the way…. until I understood that I am not that same person that was… ‘whatever happened’… all my cells have physically changed since then… It was just another experience and I am quite alright now… if I allowed myself to be… I embraced the emotional stuck part of me, told it like a big sister that it was loved and asked it to express itself… I didn’t have to understand… I felt the acceptance coming in and the emotion just dispersed… I’d taken the charge off and it was gone, transformed into a neutral energy filled with potential… that I used again for myself to create… Barbara

  • Reply barbarafranken August 13, 2013 at 11:45

    You will for sure find your resolution, something that resonates with your being… the secret is to keep the mind out of it all and allow the heart to play now… Have a lovely day Sindy and thanks for being my friend… I appreciate it very much…

  • Reply Kim Raya August 14, 2013 at 22:15

    Hi Barbara πŸ™‚ Just dropping in to say that I really enjoy following your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Shine On Award. Here are the details πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken August 15, 2013 at 12:05

      I love it that you are nominating me for the Shine On Award…. I will indeed shine on and continue enjoying our friendship and each others blogs… I appreciate it very much but I made a promise to myself when I first started my blog not to get involved with awards… I will however, to show my appreciation to you reach out to 10 different people today… It’s my priority…. Thank you Kim

      • Reply Kim Raya August 15, 2013 at 12:39

        It’s okay, Barbara πŸ™‚ Thanks for the gesture, but you don’t really have to do that πŸ™‚ I understand and appreciate your not wanting to get involved with awards…it’s not everyone’s thing. I still appreciate you and your blog the same.

        • Reply barbarafranken August 15, 2013 at 12:43

          I’m doing it now…. it helps me too.. Barbara x

          • Kim Raya August 15, 2013 at 12:44

            Thanks….have a marvelous, Diva-licious day πŸ™‚

  • Reply mrsugarbears August 16, 2013 at 02:16

    I love the feel of your home. The Spanish wine and the fish and prawn tortillas looked scrumptious, too. Looks like a very happy evening. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dace August 16, 2013 at 19:50

    I think the problem with people is not that they want to kill or poison themselves but they don’t know how to change. Also, they want things to be easy – go to the store, buy stuff, and cook.

    These days being healthy means spending a lot of time reading, shopping around, spending a lot of money and making good choices. You have to agree that there are a limited amount of places that you can go out and have a healthy meal with your friends or family.

    Also, making a choice to be happy means that you have to stop being a victim, and that, my friend, is a deal breaker. We are raised to fit in, we are raised to think that happiness comes from things you own, career you have, life you build, and if you do not have it, you can’t be happy. And, of course, that means that if you have dreams and you have not been able to make them a reality, you just can’t be happy.

    • Reply barbarafranken August 17, 2013 at 09:47

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments… Are you living in America? I found it also very hard to find restaurants that served healthy food too… or not too expensive..Thank goodness I live in Spain where I go to the local market and buy most of my products very cheaply… the restaurants are also reasonable, a 3 course meal is an average of 15 euros and a bottle of rioja 6 euro…. We chose to live here because the living costs were so reasonable… Yes, like you mention reading and talking about where to find reasonable priced food is so essential… I found the farmers market was good when i was visiting america… Thankfully information is getting out there and more and more people are becoming more conscious of what they eat and do now…. and realise that all the material things, the best study and career etc don’t make you happy anyway… The secret is to go beyond the mind, the ego and connect with the soul… and follow the souls dream… this basically means to choose to opt out of main stream society, of having to fit in… and standing out… here IAM and just being happy with what is… I know it’s easy said, but one heart at a time… and isn’t it why we are all writing so consciously now… to help each other move from ‘fitting in’ to standing out…

  • Reply mrsugarbears August 16, 2013 at 21:00

    Thanks Barbara. That was just lovely. πŸ™‚

  • Reply limseeyee August 17, 2013 at 04:15

    Love your post!!!
    Mind have a look on my blog too?
    And mind follow?

  • Reply seeingm August 17, 2013 at 11:22

    What a challenging tool depression can be. How powerful when one can allow any feeling while working on observing it from a place of using it as a teacher to inform transformation.

    You are giving such a wonderful share for the snap shot of where we all are on the path. It takes courage to dive into the laughter in a world (and sometimes body!) that is asking us to only focus on the pain. When we feel the pain and can still find the smile, for me, it brings me closer to being home :).

    Really glad to have been honored by your follow over on my blog. I am looking forward to the shares as the road a head of each of us unfolds!

    Much joy on yOur jounrey lovely lady! -x.M

    • Reply barbarafranken August 17, 2013 at 12:23

      Thank you for your thoughtful and lovely comments… I believe we can only be examples… helping fellow awakening people to enjoy their own true magnificence and authentic power…

      Isn’t pain a language from the body that needs attention? Isn’t depression a language from the mind that needs to escape from itself…

      Loving ourself unconditionally is the beginning of freedom… freedom from pain, depression and fear that our world is now intensely wrapped up in….

      It is my pleasure to have you as part of my friendship here on word press… Yes together we are creating a new magically world…

  • Reply meticulousmick August 20, 2013 at 14:02

    Like the words Barbara, and very informative too. MM ????
    (Finally gotten round to taking a visit. ????)

    • Reply barbarafranken August 20, 2013 at 14:35

      Thank you… lets enjoy each others journey… Enjoy life…

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  • Reply Wildflower Women August 25, 2013 at 13:58

    Lovely, thank you for sharing and I am going to practice this today!

  • Reply seeingm August 26, 2013 at 03:46

    Great reminder to find in the reader today. I have moments of what attempts to still be heart heaviness related to those Sheriffs out there that we share the planet with (MASSIVELY good hearted ones, still btw) who think that a gun as a last resort can answer anything leading one into the place that living from and with these statements does. A kind word will turn away wrath is how the teaching of the tradition I was raised it would frame it. Powerful truths. Enjoying having connected with such inspiration found here. -x.M

  • Reply Opinionated Man August 29, 2013 at 17:39

    Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Great answers! Thank you for participating!

    • Reply barbarafranken August 29, 2013 at 18:49

      Thankyou for the wonderful questions and the traffic that are here liking my blog… thankyou for reblogging…whoow IAM amazed… Barbara

  • Reply Wildflower Women August 29, 2013 at 17:43

    Beautiful sharing of you and your soul, Barb. Love, love this!

    • Reply barbarafranken August 29, 2013 at 18:50

      I was so inspired to dig deep… thank you for enjoying my expression… Barbara

  • Reply bethbyrnes August 29, 2013 at 17:50

    Very honest and interesting, Barb, thanks for sharing this.

  • Reply Andrew Chernoff August 29, 2013 at 18:27

    Reblogged this on From The Outer Limits, To The Inner Depths.

  • Reply beingnenne August 29, 2013 at 19:00

    That was a lovely post. I don’t know if it was intentional but it has a calming effect about it..

    • Reply barbarafranken August 29, 2013 at 19:26

      How wonderful that you felt the calmness of the energy… I felt it too when I wrote it… When we awaken to the truth that everything begins and ends with ourself… we know that no matter what we’ll be ok… Thanks for visiting my blog… I’ve been to visit you to and will enjoy catching up on your journey… Barbara

  • Reply seeingm August 29, 2013 at 19:36

    What a wonderful way to get a little peek into your corner of our adventure. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. -x.M

  • Reply Dotta Raphels August 30, 2013 at 00:52

    You are truly awesome Barbara! You are one of the really lucky ones. You simply freed yourself and have not turned back since πŸ™‚ I am in agreement with you on your take on children,and believe it or not so are many parents I know. Your hopes for our world are not too far to reach because I share it and thankfully so do many. Imagine as we each free our minds and change ourselves from within in other to create an outside filled with beauty ,love and respect.
    It’s a pure pleasure to read your insight πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken August 30, 2013 at 06:02

      You too are awesome… but it wasn’t luck… I steered myself to my truth, experienced some lonely and down times… but it was worth it and no I can never go back and I now hold the light for everyone to follow in their own time, in their own way… i believe others will be able to do it much quicker now in the new energy… I’m going to come and check your blog out too.. thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment… I’d love you to be one of my new friends here… Barbara

  • Reply Katherine G Levine (@KGLevineBooks) August 30, 2013 at 01:05

    I pressed this, so I could maybe answer easier. Maybe will make that a Monday Post. I am a very opinionated woman. Thank you think this will be interesting to do.

    • Reply barbarafranken August 30, 2013 at 06:04

      Yes it is so important for us all to be the expression of who we truly are… thankyou for taking the time to read and comment… Barbara

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme August 30, 2013 at 15:58

    I have always had an opinion, now I want a happy one~ Love your smiling face in your picture Barbara~

  • Reply CW September 1, 2013 at 07:35

    Love the wonderful quotes πŸ™‚ I love quotes too ! πŸ™‚
    Take care, barbara πŸ™‚


    • Reply barbarafranken September 1, 2013 at 07:44

      Yes sometimes they are just what we need… enjoy your sunday, Barbara

      • Reply CW September 1, 2013 at 07:45

        you too!! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Noel September 4, 2013 at 01:06

    This is an inspiring post! Being in recovery is a daily task. Glad you are heading the right direction.

    • Reply barbarafranken September 13, 2013 at 18:55

      IAM remembering to be quite thoughtful about what I belief… Thank you Noel for reading and enjoying my words… Barbara

  • Reply Dotta Raphels September 4, 2013 at 02:07

    This is absolutely life changing! We are all Gods and are capable of creating a peaceful positive existence to nourish both our physical,spiritual and mental state.
    My faith confirms my IAM status and it’s so wonderful to find myself suddenly surrounded by such positive warmth.

    • Reply barbarafranken September 13, 2013 at 18:44

      Thank you Dotta for your wonderful comment… I love it too to have so many loving mirror images around me… IAM Barbara…

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  • Reply meticulousmick September 10, 2013 at 06:02

    Brilliant, brilliant answers Barbara. MM ????

    • Reply barbarafranken September 10, 2013 at 18:12

      Do you feel my curtsey to you… in thanking you for your kind words… Barbara

      • Reply meticulousmick September 10, 2013 at 19:27

        No need for a curtsey! MM ????

        • Reply barbarafranken September 11, 2013 at 06:53

          It’s how we used to do it… just watched Downton Abbey on TV… it’s no problem… It’s maybe a nice idea if we all respected each other a little more like the royalty we truly are…Barbara

  • Reply peakperspective September 10, 2013 at 12:54

    Inspiring and thoughtful. Many thanks for the sage and important words.

    • Reply barbarafranken September 13, 2013 at 18:52

      and thank you for enjoying my inspired words… Barbara

  • Reply Eric Tonningsen September 11, 2013 at 17:32

    Structured, organized religion has no place in my life or world. I have a beautiful connection with my Creator and don’t need anyone or any institution to tell me how to be In Spirit. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Reply barbarafranken September 11, 2013 at 20:12

      Amen to that Eric… Individual and together we are the change…

  • Reply GG's Handmade Gifts September 13, 2013 at 10:04

    A magnificent text, indeed! All the stories in it have one thing in common – fear – which is the other side of the medal, called Love. Fear divides, love unites, fear separates us, love brings us together. Fear is greedy, love is generous. Fear is strong, but love is invincible. Fear is mortal, but Love is immortal. The only thing that we have to keep in mind is that the choice (on which part to take), always belongs to us. But there is more. Sufy teachers say that not taking part in the everlasting struggle between good and bad is what frees you from the illusion. It is the ability to observe without taking any side…

    • Reply barbarafranken September 13, 2013 at 14:04

      Thank you for your insightful contribution to this powerful subject… Observing the illusion is so important and feeling into each moment as to what is good for our own experience… and choosing our next step on our own journey…

  • Reply Fiona September 13, 2013 at 16:09

    This is interesting and empowering to read, thank you. However I’d be really careful about classifying eating disorders and depression as choices one made or as addictions – they are not, and nowhere that simple.
    It is a choice we have, though, once we are aware of what we battle, to work at changing our mindset and at recognising and changing the patterns we are in. For some this will be something they can only do in tandem with medical and mental health treatment – it’s almost impossible for eg. to challenge eating disorder behaviours in someone who is in a state of starvation or malnutrition because much of that behaviour is caused and perpetuated by the physical state. And for someone who has a chemical imbalance in their brain, again, without correcting this, they truly do not have the choice to change their thinking.
    Plus, I don’t believe anyone would ‘choose’ to be depressed or have an eating disorder or become addicted to the low – they are truly hellish and miserable existences.

    • Reply barbarafranken September 13, 2013 at 19:05

      Thank you Fiona for your thoughtful words… I totally understand your words and I can maybe better say ‘conscious choice’… as many of us, myself included for many years, don’t understand that we have a choice… and certainly the unaware person does not choose to be depressed or addicted….

      But somehow if we can just breathe, relax into ourself… observe our thoughts, our surroundings and allow our spiritual essence or soul to be part of us…. trusting ourself to go beyond the mind and everything we know…. to feel and know we are more… so much more… that we are magnificent… and can choose to change something about our situation…

      But first it’s about awareness… about consciousness…. expanding our consciousness…. Barbara

  • Reply leftylola September 13, 2013 at 16:42

    This is interesting. Admittedly, I’m not a very spiritual person but I really like the idea that we are our own Gods responsible for the paths we take. I don’t know what it’s like outside of my “tube” and I still think that happiness is only for other people.

    • Reply barbarafranken September 13, 2013 at 18:42

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I appreciate it very much… I can only write from my own hearts perspective… The relaxing ‘dreamwalk’ about feeling outside ‘the tube’… (the link is at the bottom of this post)… might be a nice experience for you to feel and just experience… It helped me in a lot of ways… letting go and letting be… and I love to share it with others… Barbara

  • Reply bethbyrnes September 14, 2013 at 21:44

    I always enjoy your thoughts Barbara and the way you express yourself.

  • Reply shunlake September 17, 2013 at 11:05

    I like the scientific explanation on addiction. IT is really cool to have the willpower to give up smoking. On a side note, great savings ensured when there is no need to spend the money on the cigarettes.

    • Reply barbarafranken September 17, 2013 at 14:31

      I found the explanation very interesting and it resonated with my heart… so simple… so now we have no excuse… but to be in charge of our life and say NO a bit more…. I have enjoyed spending my money on clothes instead… Barbara

  • Reply Dottaraphels September 18, 2013 at 12:59

    I’m enjoying this beautiful scenery, absolutely breathtaking!

    • Reply barbarafranken September 18, 2013 at 13:15

      It is indeed heaven on earth… the energy here vibrates very high… Enjoy…

  • Reply melouisef September 18, 2013 at 13:02

    Little bit of heaven

  • Reply barbarafranken September 18, 2013 at 13:13

    Yes indeed it is…

  • Reply kimberlyharding September 18, 2013 at 14:18

    Awesome mandala!! So glad you took the time to make it. I feel inspired now!

    • Reply barbarafranken September 18, 2013 at 14:28

      It’s nearly finished…. will take another one once it is completed with close ups of all the rocks that are changing…. becoming crystalline… just like our bodies are becoming too… Isn’t it great how we inspire each other… I showed my daughter juliette, your heart paintings and she was inspired to incorporate something similar into all her paintings… it had legs and bushy eyebrows…

  • Reply Polianthus September 18, 2013 at 16:46

    wow – what a beautiful place you live in – if you hadn’t written Spain would have thought South America – amazing scenery, lucky lucky you – looks like a restful haven for the soul where you are!

    • Reply barbarafranken September 18, 2013 at 16:53

      It is surely heaven on earth here… the only thing I miss is your abundant supply of home food….

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  • Reply Judith Conte September 18, 2013 at 20:13

    That blue sky is something we haven’t seen much of here in Alaska. I’ve been wondering if the daily grey skies that are moving us into the winter months could be the cause of my weighty emotional state. Your photographs convinced me that the connection is real. I need sunshine and warmth and water. I’m in the wrong place for that!
    Judith Conte

    • Reply barbarafranken September 27, 2013 at 21:10

      I love it here… it is so inspiring each day waking up to blue skies… You can maybe imagine yourself floating above the grey thick clouds in a pool of blue sunny sky… that is always there… just out of sight…. Barbara

  • Reply ptero9 September 18, 2013 at 20:30

    Wonderful stuff! You have a beautiful family. Enjoy your time together. Thank you for visiting my blog! πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken September 27, 2013 at 21:11

      Thankyou… IAM sure we are going to enjoy each others journey…. it is a great adventure isn’t it… Barbara

  • Reply seeingm September 19, 2013 at 01:24

    Tangible peeks into the story with family are priceless. For me, our family is one of the most priceless tools for teaching we gift ourselves.

    What a great share of being in motion with a woman who can love other women while leaving the formal labels of relationships behind. I often wonder at the referring of ex- whatever designations and how they can trap some folks away from walking into a creation of the mandala of just loving.

    Beauty be to you for sharing such a wonderful example of relationship potentials here. -x.M

    • Reply barbarafranken September 27, 2013 at 21:18

      Family and friendships are indeed priceless… Ingrid and I are very close…. sisters in previous lives… wifes in this life… we have enjoyed sharing love to our children together… teaching by example acceptance and caring… Barbara

  • Reply LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words September 19, 2013 at 03:02

    your mandala was beautiful…as I imagine the energy was incredible!
    Beautiful photographs…you live in such a beautiful place….
    Thank you for sharing it…
    take Care…You Matter…

    • Reply barbarafranken September 27, 2013 at 21:21

      Thankyou maryrose… The energy is very strong and beautiful indeed… it reflects the beauty of the landscape here… very powerful…. the landscape has been forgotten for a long time… but now it’s awakening… and reminding all that live here the importance of everyone… yes indeed everyone matters…. dear maryrose…

  • Reply lindalitebeing September 20, 2013 at 00:56

    spectacular mandala Barbara!

    • Reply barbarafranken September 27, 2013 at 21:22

      IAM so glad you resonate with it… incredible energy she vibrates… Barbara

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme September 21, 2013 at 07:30

    Bravo Barbara~ I salute you~ wow, now what the heck can I write, okay that’s it, Barbara’s post concludes the challenge. lol Really that is awesome, what can I possibly say that you all have said so beautifully and eloquently.

    Your post really embodies the concept I was wishing, to release yesterday and move into our New Earth Paradigm. I love you all and I am so honored to have worked on this collaborative project with you fantastic women~ sisters truly!

    So much love~

    • Reply barbarafranken September 21, 2013 at 08:32

      It is my pleasure to walk with you and all the sisters… Thank you for creating this awesome clearing challenge… and so much love to you Sindy… Barbara

  • Reply Soul Fields September 21, 2013 at 11:29

    Thank you for the beautiful, heartfelt post. I felt the ease as I was reading it. And I felt/feel gratitude to you and all fellow travelers. It is an honor to join in this project with you all.

    Where I am personally is that I have left the past(s) behind since several years ago (having analyzed and processed it enough, and coming to know myself inside-outside). IΒ΄m using my tools in this moment to clear the β€œleft overs” or whatever there is to be cleared. Is not so long ago I used to play in-moment-to-moment basis with the idea that I am already in the New Paradigm, and that I just sometimes forget, and then easily reconnect. IΒ΄m drawn to do this play again in a daily basis. I really am in the New Paradigm even if I forget or sense being disconnected at times. In one sense the forgetting is about the illusion of time being linear/horizontal, and when succeeding being in the now moment we are connected vertically (aligned with our own souls and the universal “no time”, eternal now :)). Sindy shared this idea of horizontal and vertical planes too in a comment to one of my posts.

    What comes to the new energies I too experience them being very real and tangible. I sense and see them, and have witnessed great shifts. When the shifts were/are physical, it is the easiest to measure, and IΒ΄ve witnessed also many of those including myself.

    Love and gratitude,


    PS. What I commented to you was in a humorous tone referring to the mediation and the idea in general, that is I hope that it didnΒ΄t sound like IΒ΄m giving orders, or anything like that. πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken September 21, 2013 at 13:10

      Thank you Deelia for your kind words… Yes similar to yourself IAM clearing the remaining nonsense when it comes up… thankfully not so much anymore… but we are still living in 2 worlds and live with some very sleepy people… I too claim IAM in the present moment… living my dream now… as best I can…
      I felt your humour in your reminder… that’s how we support each other… Thankyou dear sister… Barbara

      • Reply Soul Fields September 21, 2013 at 13:28

        You are so lovely. You, and we all around the world, sharing our journeys and stories is such a supportive experience. And ps I love the word nonsense, non-sense. πŸ˜€ More Love and Chuckles, Deelia

  • Reply Wildflower Women September 21, 2013 at 13:43

    Barbara, thank you because sometimes I too get caught up in it all. Just the other day I read something (always studying) that said you do not have to do anything, just let it be . . . and in fact yesterday it was brought even further to my attention that I just have to let it be when a big black bear crossed my path. It is all evolving, or has, as it should and we need simply to be present in the here and now! Thank you for that reminder, and you make me smile to recognize it is not only I who struggle with it all at times. Blessings.

    • Reply barbarafranken September 27, 2013 at 20:59

      Ease and Grace… for us all… and we are all for one and one for all… there for each other on our unique journey’s of adventure… Blessings to you too… Barbara

  • Reply September 24, 2013 at 17:44

    I agree …. special kids (even though that refers to special needs) do have something special in them. My son with autism wears his heart on his sleeve. He experiences life and all emotions in a non-limiting, no-boundaries kind of way. When he enjoys something, he really savors the moment – whether it is getting soaked in the rain or eating his favorite Coco crisps cereal.

    Nice post Barbara. I agree that children, all children, special or not, can teach us how to live life. I hope we can all nurture the child within us.

    • Reply barbarafranken October 6, 2013 at 16:01

      Thankyou so much for sharing your loving words and I wish your family many moments of life… just as it is… Together we can nurture each other… (and yes self first)… Barbara

  • Reply Emanuel Table September 25, 2013 at 19:12

    I love your photos and I am particularly excited because I’ll be visiting Spain in November although we’ll be predominantly in the North.

    • Reply barbarafranken September 26, 2013 at 16:55

      Just remember to look beyond in Spain, all the nice bars, restaurants, beaches, paradises are hidden away… Actually a great metaphor for life… don’t give up… it’s just through the door, around the corner, over the hill or along the road… just a little further… Enjoy you stay here…

  • Reply seeingm September 30, 2013 at 16:02

    I liked that you liked this. I think that is a wonderful thing. πŸ™‚ -x.M

    • Reply barbarafranken October 1, 2013 at 06:47

      Would you believe that since I decided to like my posts, my readership doubled… Barbara

  • Reply lindalitebeing September 30, 2013 at 20:46

    great poetry Barbara, I just posted on the same topic the other day :

    • Reply barbarafranken October 1, 2013 at 06:50

      How amazing is that… so hang in there, my version of why life and a bit more in depth about our Original Sin and our Fall from Grace is now in labour… Barbara

  • Reply Bindu October 1, 2013 at 14:24

    Thanks for those tips and reminders. Only recently I have understood the meaning of ‘choose to be happy’ because now I am able to do that regulating my thoughts. This is such a happy place.

  • Reply bethbyrnes October 6, 2013 at 16:27

    Barbara, I have been falling behind lately in terms of visiting and reading your blog when I am busy with work, but I hope to be better. This is just wonderful and I needed this. Thank you for being you.

  • Reply lindalitebeing October 7, 2013 at 20:36

    cannot believe this did not make it to my reader!!! I LOVE this Barbara! I will have to check out the videos. But in the meantime, can you elaborate on the relationship and sequencgin of Atlantis and Lemuria?

    thanks for this amazing post, Linda

    • Reply barbarafranken October 8, 2013 at 08:47

      We sometimes wonder why the reader doesn’t pick it posts… but this post points to the few souls that continue to play the game and hide the truth so people don’t get to read it for themselves… We will find away… maybe my friends can reblog it and get it circulating…

      Thanks for your kind comments Linda…I enjoyed writing it and feel an urge to get it out there….

      Lemuria and Atlantis rose and fell many times in different time-lines… I believe many souls experienced them… Lemuria seemed to be the motherland and souls wanting to experience more went off and created Atlantis where they exceeded in technology… I don’t know much more maybe because it is not important to me now… Maybe when you listen to the videos, you will understand more about what you want… Enjoy Barbara

  • Reply spronkingrid October 8, 2013 at 06:07

    Hello Barbara,

    Very, very beatifully pur together and Thank you. Hope all good their . Love , Ingrid

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    • Reply barbarafranken October 8, 2013 at 08:55

      Lovely to hear from you Ingrid… thank you for taking the time to read and comment… All is very good here, enjoying Angies visit.. Take care… Barbara

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme October 9, 2013 at 06:25

    Hey Barbara I have read many varying but similar versions of this story. I could list them but it would take some time, so I won’t but basically the above story is what I believe, a few details and variables but yes. Whenever I get some time, I will look into it. I am especially interested in the documents regarding the Akashic records.

    • Reply barbarafranken October 9, 2013 at 06:28

      Thanks for taking the time to read… the videos are good… and IAM sure you will get your heart resonating info out of it… You just need time to listen… Take care… Barbara… What time is it where you are now?

      • Reply bluebutterfliesandme October 9, 2013 at 06:36

        Barbara it is 11;31. I most likely wont take the time because I know the story and agree with it, so…..
        But the document I have and will read.

        I have memories of 3 different lives on Atlantis, just glimpses but enough to know, I have also had memories of Mars. I usually don’t mention this stuff but its at your blog not mine, so not everyone will see it. lol

        I did send the link to the videos and the document to a good friend of mine, who has also read the various creation stories. If you had read them all you see the similarities and those of us that are aware resonate right away with the truth.

        • Reply barbarafranken October 9, 2013 at 06:42

          Thanks Sindy… as always… In the evening? You are finishing your day and IAM just starting mine? Sleep tight then until we meet again… Barbara

          • bluebutterfliesandme October 9, 2013 at 06:49

            We are to star ships that pass in between worlds of night and day. lol I don’t go to bed this early. I will be up a couple more hours. I need to read The Great Gatsby instead of blogs but I am a rather dedicated follower of about 100 blogs.

  • Reply IAMM3Z October 10, 2013 at 13:24

    Wow, that’s one stunning view! Looks very peaceful and serene.

  • Reply plaridel October 10, 2013 at 21:40

    there’s also this thinking that adam and eve were the first test tube babies as pronounced by zecaria sitchin based on his interprettion of ancient sumerian texts. i don’t if you have read his books like genesis revisited.

  • Reply prayingforoneday October 12, 2013 at 12:47

    Reblogged this on Looking for reasoning to a complicated world and commented:
    An interesting and thought provoking blog here by Barbara on creation and the human soul and spirit. Worthy of a re-blog. Re-blog if you like. I love these kids of debates and how we all see things different. If we were all made the same and kept the same, it would be boring. So diversity is something we must hold onto to… I think so anyway. Enjoy the read… Shaun (Thanks for a good read Barbara) x

  • Reply prayingforoneday October 12, 2013 at 12:50

    Good read and thought provoking…Enjoyed it..

    Shaun x

    • Reply barbarafranken October 12, 2013 at 12:52

      Thank you so much Shaun… Someone already came for a read… Barbara

  • Reply Δ½Adelaide October 13, 2013 at 05:08

    Thanks for reblogging this. The situation is intensifying at the plants. It is my hope to raise enough awareness that something is done to help! Quickly before all the large fish in the Pacific are gone. Now the tuna are coming in poisoned and starfish are dead off the coast of British Columbia …. very sad.

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker October 14, 2013 at 11:14

    I agree with your thoughts Here Barbara, and have read much that resonates, the truth of our origins has been withheld and we developed amnesia over aeons . Our DNA was tampered with, as we in essence became slaves… The Light is Winning! and Has won its galactic battle, we live now in exciting times of change.. Change which like any New Birth will be perhaps for some be a Little Painful, but we chose to be here at this time to help see the Birthing of our New World as we transcend through the vale of Illusion and to our rightful dimension.. For we have been trapped within the darkened layers for so long… The cycle is all but complete…
    The World will have much letting go to to.. as we who ‘See’ understand the forces of Dark via the Media and Governmental Controls of those who pull the strings to keep control via Fear tactics..

    But we who know we are eternal Beings, understand we have nothing to fear…
    Lovely to have met you and Thank you for visiting and following, I hope we get to know each other via our posts ..
    I may not always have time to visit as regular as I would wish, but be sure I try to read as many posts as I am able…
    Love and Light to another sister … I am meeting many and Life sure is Wonderful when we ALL come together… Via the Web of Life!


    • Reply barbarafranken October 14, 2013 at 12:37

      Thank you for your wise words Sue… Yes we have nothing to fear, only exciting days in which to enjoy now… I do understand it takes time to get around to reading everyones blogs… but I know we will both be there when we can… In the meanwhile enjoy and IAM so pleased to have met you… Barbara

  • Reply kimberlyharding October 14, 2013 at 15:48

    Love the art and suggestions of the process! Great posting

    • Reply barbarafranken October 14, 2013 at 16:26

      Thank you Kimberly… Glad to share it with you… Barbara

  • Reply Eric Tonningsen October 14, 2013 at 16:58

    Informative! Thank you, Barbara. And kudos on your book writing progress!

    • Reply barbarafranken October 14, 2013 at 19:00

      Thank you for being here… and your best wishes for my forthcoming book…. Barbara

  • Reply lindalitebeing October 14, 2013 at 22:22

    wonderful post and exercise. I am happy to learn more about alchemy. didn’t know you are writing a book, very awesome indeed πŸ™‚

    you seem like a renaissance woman Barbara. I am loving getting to know you better!

    • Reply barbarafranken October 15, 2013 at 08:22

      Thank you for your kind comments Linda and IAM so glad that we can all share things with each other… I love the thought of the ‘wordpress divine sisters’ being renaissance women… who helped bring in the new creations to help bridge the new era… Thank you so much for the link too… Until we meet again… Barbara

  • Reply Dotta Raphels October 14, 2013 at 22:25

    Oh Barbara πŸ™‚ you have done well in making me understand this, thank you so much!
    Dare I say though, that in all you have described to me, I see what I want to believe has been my understanding for a rather long time now…IAM god! lol
    Seriously, everything ever created was first a concept and a taught, so I know for sure you speak truth with these wonderful explanations and imagery I have built reading your lines.
    I cannot wait to read your book, if this is what I’m to go by, then I do believe I will be truly blessed by it.
    Thanks again for another enlightning, Peace.

    • Reply barbarafranken October 15, 2013 at 07:15

      Dotta… thankyou so much for your encouraging words… Yes YOU are GOD too… as IAM… lets celebrate this wonderful wisdom together in enjoying our life and radiating the joy and love out to others… Barbara

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  • Reply ~Juniper Love~ October 15, 2013 at 15:29

    Thank you for following me on my blog…and on my journey πŸ™‚ I look forward to reading your book when it gets published! You are so insightful and I enjoy reading your blog. I have moved my blog to and you may follow me there from now on <3

    • Reply barbarafranken October 15, 2013 at 20:51

      Thankyou for your kind words Jennifer… I will be sure to find your new blog and enjoy your journey too… Barbara

  • Reply spronkingrid October 15, 2013 at 17:11

    Dear Barbara, Thank you very Much for this very interesting blog you shared with us again. Love Ingrid

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  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker October 15, 2013 at 20:52

    Barbara, what a wonderful post. We have lost so much through time of what WE ARE and I AM, forgetting how powerful we are, that we are all Co-Creators upon this Earth..
    I clicked your links and had not heard of the Crimson Circle before… And loved your voice upon your Dreamwalks..
    I shall be trying out your exercise…
    Many thanks for sharing…
    Love and Blesssings
    Sue πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken October 15, 2013 at 21:01

      Thank you Sue for your loving words… The Crimson Circle have been such an inspiration to me these last 10 years… and each month Adamas channels… just to keep us in tune… it all so fits with me… nothing to do but be my own sovereign being enjoying life… experiencing and creating… The dreamwalk is so nice to experience… I know for sure you’ll love it… Take care, Barbara

  • Reply barbarafranken October 15, 2013 at 20:54

    Dear Ingrid, fellow shambra, thank you… like yourself my inspiration and creations keep on expanding… take care and keep warm… I hear the weather is not so good in Holland… See you very soon again x

  • Reply shunlake October 20, 2013 at 02:50

    I had read a comic called Full Metal Alchemist, I found that this topic is very intriguing, deep in content, needs a lot of understanding to be able to write on it. Keep it up, and all the bests for your book.

  • Reply queenzdesire12 October 21, 2013 at 09:44

    Red wine….. Cheers m/.. All images and place is stunning πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken October 21, 2013 at 12:50

      You love red wine too? thanks for enjoying my post… Barbara

  • Reply melouisef October 21, 2013 at 09:50

    Nice to have a good sister πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken October 21, 2013 at 12:48

      Absolutely… IAM so thankful that I have her, my younger sister who accepts me no matter what… Barbara

      • Reply Dotta Raphels October 21, 2013 at 13:07

        You must be a great big sis Barbara πŸ™‚
        Trust me, I’m the youngest amongst me and the other big two and I know a great big sis when I read of one πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dotta Raphels October 21, 2013 at 13:02

    Now this is what I call LIVING!
    Appreciating and loving…You gals look wonderful Barbara. You sum it all well and I wish I was there soaking up the beauty and joy of family with you. It’s a blessing when sisters get along, you will never fully appreciate the joy of family until later in life(personally speaking) I’ve always been close to my sisters, all 5 of them. Lately in our mid forties, the 3 oldest of us are having the best times of our lives. We suddenly realized how much calmer and beautiful life really is, now that we have made a conscious effort to slow down and savor every day and time given.

    • Reply barbarafranken October 21, 2013 at 13:08

      Hi Dotta… Isn’t is great to be close and go back down memory lane together… thankfully much more calm and wise… (there was a time that I took out my frustrations on my little sister… thankfully i didn’t hurt her….) Cheers Barbara

      • Reply Dotta Raphels October 21, 2013 at 13:14

        hahaha…we all did (do) at one time or the other, even the little ones had their own frustrations. Thankfully, grace abides πŸ™‚
        Have a great day dear.

  • Reply thebufferzoneday October 21, 2013 at 13:02

    Oh, my! My husband and I were just watching House Hunter’s International last night (one of my favs) and they were renting a house on a beautiful hillside in Spain. If we suddenly come into some money today, I will consider it a sign! I will even learn to play golf. Looks lovely…..

    • Reply barbarafranken October 21, 2013 at 13:23

      So remain ever vigilant for the signs in the coming time… It really is lovely here…. and it’s always good for a change… take care, Barbara

  • Reply spronkingrid October 21, 2013 at 16:16

    Hello Barbara,

    Zo you are going for New…. Sounds very exciting and I Am very glad for you both. Good luck and I have already Passend iT on and as I think of more people I Shall Send On again.

    Bye and till soon, Ingrid

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    • Reply barbarafranken October 21, 2013 at 18:51

      Thank you Ingrid… its time to let others enjoy our home in the sun… and to meet our family further down the coast with more chance of employment and indeed new adventure…

  • Reply Eric Tonningsen October 21, 2013 at 19:56

    Enjoy! It’s perfectly okay for life to be all about you… when you need and want it that way. πŸ™‚

  • Reply valeriedavies October 22, 2013 at 04:47

    Wonderful stuff Barbara, can’t wait to have the evening to myself tonight so I can get stuck into the video and the blog you point us too… to me the only ‘Sin’ if it could be called that, is the feeling of separation from our universal Source, and that is presumably part of our journey…
    My experience of Atlantis was that while we were technologically and mentally advanced, we were quite emotionally shallow.. hope you’re going to write more posts like this – they are meat and drink to me.., thank you so much…
    I will now settle down and read it again…

    • Reply barbarafranken October 22, 2013 at 08:12

      IAM so glad you have the time to sit back and enjoy… writing for me is a way to untangle the beliefs and my truth from my mind… and if I appreciate other reading my writing I have to find the time to honour theirs… and I do try to do that… although I find it hard when others blog so much… Thanks for enjoying.. Barbara

  • Reply lindalitebeing October 22, 2013 at 04:50

    Thank you for sharing your sister’s visit and your magnificent home, But let’s talk aobut that sunset , rapturous! You are blessed to have a great sisterly bond and I hope you treasure it! Cannot wait to read about your dream!

    love and light, Linda

    • Reply barbarafranken October 22, 2013 at 08:13

      Thank you for reading too… It is delightful here and I do treasure my sister dearly… and watch out for the dream and release… take care, Barbara

  • Reply valeriedavies October 22, 2013 at 04:55

    A wonderful post,Barbara, just the sort of thoughts and information I’ve been longing to find on the internet, as I’m so isolated these days in my tiny remote home, and miss the stimulation of like minds with their vision and understanding of Reality and its Manifestations.
    I’m looking forward to exploring your blog and all the Signposts you offer…

    • Reply barbarafranken October 22, 2013 at 08:17

      Thankyou so much Valerie for coming to my blog… I believe we all inspire one another to open our hearts more and more, resonating with our individual truths and encouraging each other to explore the unknown… Afterall if IAM magnificent YOU are too… take care, Barbara

  • Reply Maryam Jamil October 22, 2013 at 07:07

    Congrats for being a winner

    • Reply barbarafranken October 22, 2013 at 08:07

      It was indeed a great celebration… winners and losers… Thankyou.. IAM always very aware though that a winner makes someone a loser… and for this reason it is the only tournament I participate in… Tom and I actually created it to encourage the owners here to mingle more… and that was a great success…

  • Reply shreejacob October 22, 2013 at 12:59

    Oo beautiful house and loved the picture of the sunset!
    Your sister and you are very lovely as well πŸ™‚
    Congrats on winning the golf as well!

  • Reply bethbyrnes October 22, 2013 at 18:32

    Goodness! So much to comment on, you beautiful ladies, your Golf win (wow), your beautiful home, the move. You have a lot going on and this post showed it. Good luck with all this and congrats on these milestones.

    • Reply barbarafranken October 22, 2013 at 18:41

      Thanks Beth… you said it and that is probably why I feel a little sad… or has it something to do with the mercury retrograde that has just started… Barbara

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme October 23, 2013 at 03:07

    {{{Barbara}}} your so lovely. I have had ideas of a WP liaison but yall will have to do one in Europe and we will do one in US. πŸ˜€ Or I will come to Europe. πŸ˜€ Congrats on the golf.

    Hey I am so discombobulated, did I get your email and your sun sign for your reading? I have you, Lisa, and Debra remaining.

    • Reply barbarafranken October 24, 2013 at 07:08

      Wonderful idea, but similar to USA, Europe is so outstretched… we all know how to expand into each others lives though… we could all have a celebration one time with this in mind… and write about the experience… IAM not good at big words…. but you probably mean very busy etc…. I sent you my email address but I don’t know my sun sign… I was born 22 January 1962 if that’s any help… IAM a true aquarium.. FREEDOM is my heart and soul desire… take care and keep balanced and make time for relaxation to recharge… Barbara

      • Reply bluebutterfliesandme October 24, 2013 at 08:30

        lol Barbara Aquarius is your sun sign. where and when did you send me the email. I was so busy with my Biology. I dont know where it is on my blog somewhere?

        • Reply barbarafranken October 24, 2013 at 08:56

          It’s true you learn something each day… I’ve never really been into astrology… I put it on one of your posts… not sure which…. but it’s [email protected] take care, barbara… It must be time for your sleep…

  • Reply Prodigal Daughter October 23, 2013 at 05:01

    Pretty good, you’re both lovely and you look like FUN!!

    • Reply barbarafranken October 23, 2013 at 07:27

      Why thank you for your lovely comment… we try our best to enjoy each others company, laugh and catch up… Since I was 18 we have lived far apart… but we have a very special relationship together. because of this..

      • Reply Prodigal Daughter October 24, 2013 at 00:06

        I love my sisters too, we are crazy when we are apart and crazier even together. Cheers to sisterhood!

  • Reply shreejacob October 28, 2013 at 12:06

    Beautiful poem and words!

    • Reply barbarafranken October 28, 2013 at 12:16

      Thanks Shree… I was going to write something else… but this poem came out… wonderful how life works when you allow it too… take care Barbara

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker October 28, 2013 at 13:32

    Love the line of experiencing life in the dense fog on the Earth Plane…..

    May your IAM presence see ever clearer as your Light is spread for others to see πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken October 28, 2013 at 20:02

      Thank goodness the foggy weather has gone now… a few misty mornings but IAM in a good place now… thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it sue… Barbara

      • Reply Sue Dreamwalker October 28, 2013 at 20:05

        Glad to hear it Barbara, and always a pleasure you are to read, πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ingrid Spronk October 28, 2013 at 15:25

    Very beautiful , Thank you.

    • Reply barbarafranken October 28, 2013 at 20:03

      and thank you ingrid for taking the time to read my inspiration today… Barbara x

  • Reply lindalitebeing October 28, 2013 at 16:40

    lovely poem!

    still waiting for your post on the wordpress bloggers dream πŸ™‚

    xx Linda

    • Reply barbarafranken October 28, 2013 at 19:58

      yes it was going to be today… but… it is brewing… has a deep wound that is taking it’s time to come up and talk to me… Hope you enjoyed the poem about reverence… that is all part of my journey of knowingness…. I never understood the word fully before… Barbara

      • Reply lindalitebeing October 28, 2013 at 21:16

        you are a wonderful poet Barbara and I have learned so much from you already!

  • Reply elizabeth2560 October 28, 2013 at 21:36

    Beautiful poem. It holds so much meaning.

  • Reply bethbyrnes October 29, 2013 at 14:15

    This is lovely, Barbara. A nice way to start my day off right. πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken November 7, 2013 at 09:48

      A little bit of thoughtful relaxation before our day… thanks for your appreciation x Barbara

  • Reply Dace October 30, 2013 at 16:16

    “..the uniqueness within the oneness…” – what else can be said? Beautiful words…

  • Reply Emanuel Table November 2, 2013 at 21:17

    This is so beautiful and gets me excited about my upcoming visit to Spain! πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken November 3, 2013 at 13:04

      The sun and warmth nearly all year round is wonderful… IAM sure you will have a great adventure here… Barbara

  • Reply WordsFallFromMyEyes November 3, 2013 at 08:20

    Beautiful, Barbara. And the photo of your daughter is gorgeous! A very positive post.

    • Reply barbarafranken November 3, 2013 at 13:07

      Yes, my daughter’s yoga pose was a great introduction to breathing in LIFE and having reverence for ALL… Thankyou for enjoying it… Barbara

  • Reply WordsFallFromMyEyes November 3, 2013 at 08:35

    Interesting & empowering – & the comments were thoughtful, too. I agree we are programmed into great limitation. I have dedicated myself to telling my son whatever his dream, he can do it, and encouraged him to try all sorts of things. I’m not faking it either, I really do believe he can.

    I myself am massively under-achieved, and I know it. I don’t know how I can change that right now, as working to make the rent and keeping my son (my hope) alive and well and advancing, is all I can think to do for the now. But I know my father’s emotional abuse and his damage, damage, damage to me over years had a long term sorry after-effect. But I endeavour to not be a victim! I still have some ambition.

    • Reply barbarafranken November 3, 2013 at 13:16

      Thank you for your kind and honest comments too… Imagination is the key… to expand out of our limited world… also allowing new things, new dreams, new potentials to come into our life and light us up… and to know that our life is all just about experience… take care, Barbara

  • Reply Symbol Reader November 4, 2013 at 09:47

    Really beautiful. We are the symphony.

  • Reply ocdravenclaw18 November 4, 2013 at 11:04

    GAH!!! I love this! I used to play cello and I’ve always played guitar. Although my life revolves around band, specifically concert band (marching sucks), string instruments can do so much. It’s amazing. And Music can do so much, and people can do so much. I love it. It brings a broader perspective to what music actually is.

    • Reply barbarafranken November 7, 2013 at 11:29

      Now we understand why we love music so much… it’s a reflection of ourself…. Barbara

  • Reply shreejacob November 4, 2013 at 13:06

    That was brilliantly written. I could see it…it is a wonderful way to visualise what it means to be a part of the tapestry of life! Thank you πŸ˜€

    • Reply barbarafranken November 7, 2013 at 11:31

      Thankyou… I loved it so much… and saw it too… so clearly… What gifts we are getting now… Barbara

  • Reply bethbyrnes November 4, 2013 at 14:17

    A lovely poem to start the week off.

  • Reply Wildflower Women November 4, 2013 at 14:35

    I am the symphony orchestra, wow, I love that Barbara.

  • Reply SingleFocus November 4, 2013 at 15:58

    Beautiful Reminder that I am an instrument in God’s Symphony Orchestra !

    • Reply barbarafranken November 7, 2013 at 11:33

      and don’t we need these reminders sometimes… uniqueness in the oneness… Barbara

  • Reply Soul Fields November 4, 2013 at 16:22

    Fabulous, beautiful, inclusive!

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker November 4, 2013 at 17:30

    Excellent, we are all part of the Cosmic Orchestra…. Let the Music begin!

    • Reply barbarafranken November 7, 2013 at 11:38

      Thanks sue.. I hear my music and that of my fellow wordpress bloggers… Barbara

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme November 7, 2013 at 08:27

    Love it Barbara. Been out of town and exhausted. I hope to get but your reading soon.

    • Reply barbarafranken November 7, 2013 at 09:50

      Thanks for popping in… take care of yourself and take your time… x Barbara

  • Reply coastalmom November 7, 2013 at 13:59

    Ahhhh!!! At the risk of any of those sweet friends of mine who have bestowed me with the gift of those awards I agree with a resounding YES!!!!
    Not that I feel that I have wasted my time in accepting. But now I just graciously thank the giver and truly am grateful, and have actually gifted a few early on, but over the years , I must say that I’ve discovered that even though the heart of the giver may be pure, those awards are totally just a networking tool and the newbies are usually the ones who give them until they realize the same as we have. They take all day if you do them right! And every now and then I might get sucked in to one if I have the time or am snowed in… which by the way both may be extremely unlikely cuz for one I live in California! πŸ˜‰
    Loved this!!!!

  • Reply secretangel November 7, 2013 at 14:42

    Beautiful post… Very enlightening. Blessings to you!

    • Reply barbarafranken November 8, 2013 at 09:50

      Thank you for coming to take a look at my blog… blessings to you too… Barbara

  • Reply suzicate November 8, 2013 at 14:44

    Thank you for this post. It answers many questions for me…some I didn’t know I had.

    • Reply barbarafranken November 8, 2013 at 20:07

      Thank you for coming to my blog and enjoying my posts… It is important that we Divine Sisters create a big friendship circle… inspiring and supporting each other as we journey into unknown territory… Barbara

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  • Reply navigator1965 November 12, 2013 at 11:51

    Hi Barbara. I didn’t realm that such things interested you. Ever read Richard Hoagland’s books?

    • Reply barbarafranken November 13, 2013 at 19:55

      Oh yes… Shirley Maclaine opened my world up to the unknown in the late 80’s and she is an avid researcher of secrets hidden from the general public… she lives now in great view of many ufo’s comings and goings…and continues to report… And slowly more and more documents are coming out of the visits we have had and continue to have from our neighbouring planets… but slow enough not to blow people’s minds completely wide open…
      I haven’t heard of Richard Hoagland but will take a look at his writing.. Thanks… Barbara

      • Reply navigator1965 November 13, 2013 at 23:35

        Although more cerebral/academic, and slightly less spiritual, the books of Dr. Joseph P. Farrell are very interesting. You might like Freddie Silva, too.

  • Reply shreejacob November 12, 2013 at 12:46

    I agree..when there is love there is no place for fear πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken November 12, 2013 at 22:55

      Lovely Shree and the more Love… no room for fear… Barbara

  • Reply prayingforoneday November 12, 2013 at 17:05

    This is an exciting time. Once in a lifetime thing this is…
    4 Comets in the Sky soon visible. The chances of ISON hitting us is Zero. We may “May” go through the comet trail, but I think Asteroids like the big Russian one will be few and far between.
    4 Comets:
    I added a twist of religious scripture to this one. As it does add up and ,match up.
    Never before in recorded history will we be able to see 4 Comets in the Sky.

    For people like me who research from the Highlands in Scotland, this is an amazing time. I love to get the Telescope out on the top deck where I get full sky view with no light pollution is just AMAZING..

    Thank for for the mention
    Eyes to the Skies.. πŸ˜€


    • Reply barbarafranken November 12, 2013 at 22:54

      I love your imput Shaun as always…. IAM tuned into your first class seat commentary… via your blog…. Thank you Barbara p.s. Be prepared to be visited…. as I know ‘they’ love sceptics…. (he..he…)

  • Reply peakperspective November 13, 2013 at 16:50

    Lyrical words and so melodically mindful. Fab, Barbara!

  • Reply lindalitebeing November 14, 2013 at 16:56

    Barbara, I really enjoy the variety of topics that you cover, I love the concept that earth is to love and nurture, yet it does not always feel that way to me!

    I am also here to remind you that you post is due tomorrow. I am looking forward to reading aobut your adventure πŸ™‚


    • Reply barbarafranken November 14, 2013 at 17:55

      IAM busy tweaking my post… so you will be able to read it tomorrow around noon… (just in time before all the americans start getting out of bed…) Thanks for your lovely comment and reminder… Barbara x

      • Reply lindalitebeing November 14, 2013 at 18:01

        I find it amazing and a bit daunting how we all are scattered all over the globe! happy tweaking…

        xx Linda

  • Reply shreejacob November 15, 2013 at 13:24

    Beautiful experience Barbara! Thoroughly enjoyed reading that!

    • Reply barbarafranken November 15, 2013 at 16:53

      Thank you Shree for being part of it all too… Barbara

  • Reply Wildflower Women November 15, 2013 at 15:34

    Inspiring, thank you Barbara! What a beautiful gift of release. πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken November 15, 2013 at 16:53

      It sure was wonderful and so mind boggling as to how life all happens… Thanks for being part of it too… Barbara

  • Reply lindalitebeing November 15, 2013 at 16:27

    Wow Barbara!!!! I am so thrilled that you took this Dreamwalk and released this trauma. It is also wild that you kept this very old dress all these years! I can relate so much of your story and I was brought to tears of joy and acknowledgement.

    thank you for for taking the challenge. Happy Graduation!

    xx Linda

    • Reply barbarafranken November 15, 2013 at 16:51

      Thank you dear linda… my mum kept 3 items of my childhood clothes and gave me them a couple of years ago… the dress was one of them… and Yes Happy graduation indeed…

      • Reply lindalitebeing November 15, 2013 at 16:59

        you really took the challenge to an elevated alchemical level ( I just made this up but do you understand? ) thanks for actually assisting in the inspiration for my challenge.
        blessings and light,

        • Reply barbarafranken November 15, 2013 at 17:16

          Yes, I remember that’s how it all started… taking alchemy to the next level… we are all the new standards for how we are going to live with each other… I love it that I have such lovely divine sisters here to share our new journey with… Barbara

  • Reply Julianne Victoria November 15, 2013 at 17:44

    Beautiful! And nice party dress! πŸ™‚

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  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme November 16, 2013 at 03:01

    Yes, Lovely and the dress is cute!

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme November 16, 2013 at 03:02

    I will be back~

    • Reply barbarafranken November 18, 2013 at 13:53

      Thank you Sindy… cute sure is the word… Barbara

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker November 16, 2013 at 15:46

    What a truly wonderful re-connection with Self… And understanding and compassionate releasing of old programming… A remarkable gift from the Cosmic Retrograde as we each release that which is no longer needed πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken November 18, 2013 at 13:56

      Thanks Sue… Words don’t really do justice how this challenge made me feel… but it’s maybe similar to sucking one of those lemon sherbet sweets when the sherbet starts to release and your mouth is filled with wonderful bubbles… Barbara

  • Reply kelihasablog November 16, 2013 at 23:10

    Oh how wonderful.. Terrific idea! I immediately thought of my grandmother’s opal ring. My grandmother lived with us until I got married, so she was a big influence on the forming of who I am. My daughter got married Oct. 26th, and she wore that ring…. her great-grandmothers, and also carried a handkerchief of Brussels lace that was my mothers. I love the “Vintage” stuff (probably should put myself in that category) because of the flood of memories just one object can produce. Wonderful write! πŸ˜€

    • Reply barbarafranken November 18, 2013 at 14:01

      I love it that you connect so with this wonderful challenge… and now we know that before we just give or throw things away… we can tune into it, perceive it from a different way and release any energies that we might have attached to it… or indeed remember our loved one who came before us and helped shape us for the good… Barbara

  • Reply kimberlyharding November 18, 2013 at 20:06

    I only think of my husband as I read this- you capture perfectly my sentiments.

    • Reply barbarafranken November 18, 2013 at 21:42

      So glad you resonate Kimberly… we can hug all our loved ones… telling them all we love them… Barbara

  • Reply navigator1965 November 18, 2013 at 23:28

    How could I not like this?

    • Reply barbarafranken November 19, 2013 at 12:55

      Indeed… and thanks for liking it… Barbara

  • Reply ShineMine November 19, 2013 at 13:23

    So beautiful Barbara!

  • Reply ShineMine November 19, 2013 at 13:28

    Reblogged this on ShineMine and commented:
    I’ve been thinking about my Mom a lot lately and missing her.
    What I wouldn’t do for just one more hug…

  • Reply mrsugarbears November 19, 2013 at 15:06

    I believe in long hugs. πŸ™‚ Lovely.

    • Reply barbarafranken November 26, 2013 at 23:24

      and I know you deserve each one of them… Barbara

  • Reply advocatemmmohan November 20, 2013 at 17:17

    it is a great healing hug
    beautiful posting – Unique one
    with regards

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker November 20, 2013 at 18:34

    Beautiful written with expressive photos to add to its heart.. Thank you x

  • Reply LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words November 21, 2013 at 05:11

    set within the music on the wind your words had a very special beat…
    Wonderful to feel as well as read your thoughts…
    Thank you for such a musical smile tonight….
    Take Care…You Matter…

    • Reply barbarafranken November 21, 2013 at 14:03

      Thats is so wonderful to say, thank you… Barbara

  • Reply Judith Conte November 22, 2013 at 18:05

    A hug is filled with emotion no amount of words can convey. Thanks for reminding to love one another.

    • Reply barbarafranken November 26, 2013 at 23:25

      It is my pleasure and thank you for resonating with it… Barbara

  • Reply shreejacob November 23, 2013 at 08:37

    *hugs* πŸ˜€

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  • Reply barbarafranken November 26, 2013 at 23:26

    …and a big virtual hug to you Shree… Barbara

  • Reply Wildflower Women November 28, 2013 at 16:39

    Wow, Barbara you have said what I have felt so much of from the beginning of my journey, not just with Word Press, but in this lifetime. I have always felt different, and sometimes this has caused me to feel sad as I never fit into the place I was so desperately trying to fill. Then one day she decided to design a life she loved! Thank you and from the US where we are celebrating Thanksgiving today, I am thankful for you! <3

  • Reply barbarafranken November 28, 2013 at 16:48

    Happy thanksgiving to you… IAM here in the USA and will shortly be going to celebrate it with my grandkids… I felt so inspired to finish writing about my dream this morning… and felt it was so appropriate to publish it on a special thanksgiving day… Thankyou for being part of my sacred friendship here… it means so much… Have a lovely day xxx Barbara

  • Reply Lehua November 28, 2013 at 17:28

    Yes! A beautiful, resounding, magnificent YES in affirmation, soul sister. πŸ˜€
    Love, Lehua

    • Reply barbarafranken November 28, 2013 at 17:33

      So good to resonate with you Lehua… Barbara x

  • Reply lindalitebeing November 28, 2013 at 17:44

    Thank you for sharing you dream with us. So many here have had a similar journey, square peg in a round hole syndrome. Martha Beck describes us as wayfinders and I say its our tribe. So welcome to our tribe and let’s continue to spread light and wonder everywhere.


    • Reply barbarafranken November 28, 2013 at 18:49

      Thank you for the welcome Linda… Have a great thanksgiving day… Barbara x

  • Reply Eric Tonningsen November 28, 2013 at 20:01

    It is good to have a dream or a vision. It is even better to live it. We *are* a mass, moving forward. Thank you for your share, Barbara.

  • Reply navigator1965 November 29, 2013 at 00:19

    72 = 2cubed x 3squared. 144 = 12 squared = 3squared x 2squaredsquared. 36 = 6 squared = 2squared x 3squared.

    YOUARE indeed magnificent. <3

  • Reply shreejacob November 29, 2013 at 06:25

    Ooo..I loved the visual of your dream…it sounded like Atlantis for some reason..hehe.
    Loved the way you wrote this post…it’s awesome to know that I could be part of this community! πŸ™‚

  • Reply shamanictracker November 30, 2013 at 19:29

    What a beautiful creation! And we are all part of it πŸ™‚ Yaaaay xox

    • Reply barbarafranken December 1, 2013 at 00:16

      Hello there…. nice to see you here… from beautiful people… beautiful creations… and the more we are…. well lets find out what happens… Barbara

  • Reply WordsFallFromMyEyes November 30, 2013 at 22:56

    Beautiful, Barbara, and reassuring to read. Yes, let’s just relax.

  • Reply WordsFallFromMyEyes November 30, 2013 at 22:58

    I enjoyed this one, Barbara :). Loved you diving under the bed, dragging out oldies. Great photos, too πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken December 1, 2013 at 00:18

      I have one of those storage box beds and my mum had saved a couple of our ‘childhood’ clothes… Now I understand why she did… Barbara

  • Reply Gede Prama December 1, 2013 at 18:36

    Amazing and Thank you… @ ^_^
    kindness blossoms in your heart

  • Reply suzicate December 2, 2013 at 17:18

    It is a wonderful comfort to accept myself as the unique being I am. While I have far to go on this journey, I am enjoying finding my way. I have much to learn and perhaps even a few things to teach along the way.It seems the teachers I need are showing up in unexpected places with the lessons I’m needed in the process.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 2, 2013 at 18:07

      Yes acceptance for the perfection we are in each moment… We are all students and teachers alike…Learning and teaching for me is ongoing too,,, take care, Barbara

  • Reply Writing to Freedom December 3, 2013 at 17:00

    Hi Barbara, hugs are good and so is this post. I love your bright colors and header too. It’s like your whole site reaches out with a big bright hello hug! Thanks for following my blog. Brad

    • Reply barbarafranken December 3, 2013 at 17:03

      Thank you Brad… It’s important that we all care and support each other… Barbara

  • Reply Salam December 3, 2013 at 17:13

    Great pictures and nice words.

  • Reply kimberlyharding December 6, 2013 at 00:05

    I love the choice between Ms. Misery and Ms. Magnificent. πŸ™‚ Something we can all relate to.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 6, 2013 at 11:17

      Thanks Kimberly and next time you will for sure get a mention for being your wonderful self… Barbara

  • Reply Wildflower Women December 6, 2013 at 00:27

    Me too, in fact I think I might start this dialogue with myself when either of them visit, and yes we can all relate, and need to acknowledge and listen to whatever calls we are receiving. I am sending you lots of love and thank you for all your gifts you share. <3

    • Reply barbarafranken December 6, 2013 at 11:19

      It really does work… the doubts are really part of us and just need to come home and be loved, be one again… and I thank you for being my loyal friend…

  • Reply lindalitebeing December 6, 2013 at 01:30

    I really appreciated this post Barbara. I am really in throes of an psycho-spiritual meltdown, overstimulated by chaos and magic dancing side by side. I like how you described your inner world in a way that we can understand and relate.

    Thank you also for including my blog on your list. I do feel and see magic everywhere, even when darkness and negativity take center stage ( temporarily I hope ! )

    Keep moving along your journey and setting a great example for those who are striving to awaken..


    • Reply barbarafranken December 6, 2013 at 11:22

      Thanks for the moving words… and I know everything is temporary when we are conscious of it… take care dear Linda, Barbara

  • Reply navigator1965 December 6, 2013 at 04:24

    Feeling the love here, Barbara. Thank you. You are the magic.

  • Reply shreejacob December 6, 2013 at 04:36

    Lovely post. I enjoyed reading your process of letting Ms Misery talk and releasing her fears. That struck me as something that I could do too. I agree with you about getting to posts that help us “see” things…at that perfect time!

    Awesome that you have Linda, Sue and Sindy on your list…awesome women for sure!

    • Reply barbarafranken December 6, 2013 at 11:16

      Thanks Shree for your true loving words… and you do know and I know, that you are awesome, colourful and magical and the only reason you weren’t on my list this time is because I didn’t come to your blog during this particular time period… I intend to do this more often (I think), as it is a way of helping everyone expand… and I will make sure I connect with you… but these lists (awards too) always leave people out, for many different reasons… and even when we are being Ms Magnificent, we feel one of our heart strings twang from not being included as we know we are truly all one and at that moment we are made to feel separate… It’s a human thing and IAM not sure we can ever truly get past this… my opinion only)… So dear Shree… you are me and IAM you and I thank you… Love Barbara x

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  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker December 6, 2013 at 17:24

    Love your Dream Barbara, and its so good to travel part of the road with you as we travel with WP as we each follow our Dreams.. Together we DO make a difference πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker December 6, 2013 at 17:38

    My own intuition brought me to your blog today as I catch up. Like you I miss many posts via the reader and my email box is heaving.. I think many of us at times have self doubt that creeps in..

    I have found that when I become quiet for a time, I think perhaps nothing is happening as I rest up to drink in family and put their needs first, and doubts creep in as to my direction in life, Its these times when the Magic returns … Today I had not intended to post.. Until I saw the news of Nelson Mandela last evening…
    Spirit teach us while when we think nothing is happening.. In fact that is when they are the most busy behind the scenes..
    Today I sat, just sat, looking at the birds feeding on the bird feeders in our garden… They brought me so much pleasure as I saw them bathing in the bird bath… Sometimes we complicate life when we should just TRUST… Like the birds as they get up each day expecting nothing but receiving all they need ..

    Thank you most kindly for including me in your list of the inspirational.. I have felt the Magic today from seeing we do touch lives no matter how small.. Just like those birds who know not I am here.. I hope as strangers read our words we inspire and bring Magic to their lives….

    Your tribute to Nelson Mandela is lovely… He truly was an ascended Master Barbara, who I am sure has been welcomed Home with much love to a job well done…

    Sue xox

    • Reply barbarafranken December 8, 2013 at 16:12

      Thank you Sue for your insights and generous words… here’s to creating a most wonderful life for ourself and others in which to bathe in love… Barbara x

  • Reply elizabeth2560 December 6, 2013 at 21:51

    That you SO much for mentioning my blog. I really appreciate it.
    I understand your tug between Ms Magnificent and Ms Misery or Ms Doubter.
    I TRY to only write my blog posts when I am feeling Ms Magnificent but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way, (and also it isn’t being true).
    I really appreciate your humbleness and honesty in this post. You are inspirational.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 8, 2013 at 16:13

      Here’s to being the truth and being my friend… Thank you… Barbara

  • Reply WordsFallFromMyEyes December 6, 2013 at 23:07

    I remember when I started blogging, I was so astonished when I got an award, & thought “Wow, someone can really see I have something to offer here!!” but then I realised they’re a dime a dozen, and sort of a hobby to many!! They’re a compliment, but not really much substance.

    I hear you on the doubt front, Barbara. Your blog’s great though, honest and magic. May the magic continue πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken December 8, 2013 at 16:14

      I suppose it’s like everything in our dual world, it has disadvantages and advantages… and thankfully we are all individually unique and can choose… Thank you for your kind words and yes, here’s to magic for the both of us… Barbara

  • Reply mrscarmichael December 7, 2013 at 11:41

    his death is making us all thoughtful.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 8, 2013 at 16:16

      and similar to when Princess Diana died… many hearts are being inspired to open wide as they feel the oneness of such a great human being… Barbara

      • Reply mrscarmichael December 8, 2013 at 16:53

        Golly Barbara dont remind me – wept for a week.

  • Reply Dilip December 8, 2013 at 15:57

    The pictures emanate love and warmth. I’d like to share a quote by T. D. Jakes on this ~ “Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes.”

    • Reply barbarafranken December 8, 2013 at 16:18

      Thankyou… so true… innocent creatures we all are… Barbara

  • Reply greenmackenzie December 8, 2013 at 17:19

    What a lovely tribute to a truely great and inspirational spirit.
    Your post is thought provoking, and sprinkled with a little magic πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dr. Rex December 8, 2013 at 23:58

    Just happen to find you through the group!! What attracted me most was your colorful background …. just started to follow you, new friend!! Spain friend …

  • Reply bethbyrnes December 9, 2013 at 03:28

    Beautiful. Especially the tribute to Madiba.

  • Reply petitemagique December 9, 2013 at 20:20

    Very beautiful Barbara!

  • Reply IdealisticRebel December 9, 2013 at 22:36

    Very impressive. I have also felt I lived in two worlds. Strangers have even commented. I don’t think I would want to be here always. Blessings, Barbara

    • Reply barbarafranken December 10, 2013 at 09:04

      Isn’t it great that we can actually choose… Being conscious is so much fun… Barbara

  • Reply Soul Fields December 12, 2013 at 09:57

    Hello dear Ms Magnificent! I did the same with my Ms. Misery yesterday evening, hearing her, embracing her with the energies of Divine Love and Acceptance. And now I found your post, and am laughing so. Thanks, it is so lovely. Also thanks from my heart for the acknowledgment of my blog. Wow!

    Love, love, love,


    PS. Have you seen my Magic Child in December post (Dec 3th). :))

  • Reply Dr. Rex December 13, 2013 at 18:28

    Loving this! Seems that our “Souls” share similar views!! So good that our paths have crossed!!
    Hugs … πŸ™‚

  • Reply Wildflower Women December 13, 2013 at 18:28

    Barbara, this is so powerful! Your words speak to me as if you are right inside my head articulating all that I have felt in this life time. When I was young I remember feeling like no one understood me, I was never sure how to handle those emotions and so I hid. I am right there on the brink, and yet I often feel like retreating back just as I did when I was a child and hiding from the world. Thank you for setting this in writing, it is so important that we understand we are all interconnected. <3

    • Reply barbarafranken December 13, 2013 at 18:46

      I felt this last few weeks so compelled to put into writing what was truly happening.. so that my awakening friends can understand and put into perspective what was happening with their bodies and life… You dear wildflower were a part of this connection in the ‘airways’… and so it is… Thankyou for being my sacred friend… Barbara x

  • Reply Dr. Rex December 13, 2013 at 18:29

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Enlightening post!! Don’t miss it!! πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken December 13, 2013 at 18:43

      Thankyou horty… I ride the waves…. yip..eee… Barbara x

  • Reply Wildflower Women December 13, 2013 at 18:33

    Reblogged this on Wildflower Women and commented:
    This is an empowering post that spoke to me and I am sure it will speak to many. I encourage you to take the time to read it and enjoy your own shift of consciousness.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 13, 2013 at 18:48

      Thankyou my wildflower… (we need to get on first name basis i believe…) we ride the waves…. Barbara x

      • Reply Wildflower Women December 13, 2013 at 19:31

        I am Heather, light as a feather people used to say to me . . . and now I am holding those thoughts in my mind trying to be light as a feather in not only my mind, but in the way that I walk upon this Earth. Such a journey, and how uplifting to find others to take the journey with! Thank you!

        • Reply barbarafranken December 13, 2013 at 19:35

          Oh yes… I see clearing both of us up on our light feathers… sailing the earth… observing… preparing… and ready… Barbara x

  • Reply Wildflower Women December 13, 2013 at 18:34

    Reblogged as well!

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  • Reply kelihasablog December 14, 2013 at 03:27

    Love it! It sounds like something I’d say… or perhaps I should say we think alike on many things πŸ˜€ Great Posts!

    • Reply barbarafranken December 14, 2013 at 18:01

      You are Me and IAM You… Divine sister… thank you for resonating your heart here… Barbara x

  • Reply lindalitebeing December 14, 2013 at 03:34

    this is great Barbara, thank you!

  • Reply shreejacob December 14, 2013 at 04:55

    Thank you for the sharing Barbara! I can relate to the stages of awakening though I can’t remember ever knowing the other presence when I was younger…but that feeling of aloneness…yes. I’ve been lonely even when not alone…not any more though πŸ˜€

    • Reply barbarafranken December 14, 2013 at 18:05

      Thank you Shree… It was a composite of many experiences… that I wanted to write in stone to remind me of what was happening and of course I love sharing everything…. You are sure not alone… my dear sacred friend Shree… Love Barbara x

  • Reply valeriedavies December 14, 2013 at 08:08

    Wonderful inspiring post, so validating – thank you… Nice to have a few check points, and know that this is the Way… feathers on the breath of God…( HIldegard of Bingen’s words, not mine !)
    Season’s Greetings, BarBara…

    • Reply barbarafranken December 14, 2013 at 18:07

      Thanks Valerie… Yes check points… I love having them to refer to…. I can’t be a donkey all the time… Barbara x

  • Reply scottishmomus December 14, 2013 at 10:29

    Wonderful! I have saved this to my favourites to read again and again. There is so much in it. Thank you for sharing it. x

    • Reply barbarafranken December 14, 2013 at 18:08

      Lovely thanks for resonating with it… It’s on my pin board… Barbara x

  • Reply elizabeth2560 December 15, 2013 at 06:33

    This is a timely post for me as I embark on my own awakening.
    It is interesting how one goes through many transitions (or phases) in life, but not many actual transformations. Although different, you describe the phases of transformation clearly and I see that I have been through / am going through them now. .

    • Reply barbarafranken December 15, 2013 at 09:08

      IAM so glad it can be a reference to you and me alike… it is good to remember that everything is just quite perfect… The good news for awakening friends now is it will happen much much faster… it won’t take the 20 odd years it took me and lot of my sacred friends around the world… enjoy your journey… Barbara x

    • Reply barbarafranken December 27, 2013 at 11:18

      Hi Elizabeth.. Hope you had a lovely christmas… and looking forward to the new year… Do you think you have your own awakening experience to write… I’ve put up a january challenge… The stages are only a guide… each heart is unique and has its own story and structure of writing… I wondered if you would like the 4th January, to get the first week filled up a little more… Barbara x

  • Reply Bindu December 15, 2013 at 12:59

    That was really soothing. Such posts are a great relief – help me slow down, relax and enjoy peace, at the end of my busy day.Thank you for the wonderful post, Barbara!

    • Reply barbarafranken December 15, 2013 at 20:48

      Thank you for enjoying the post Bindu… Barbara

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker December 15, 2013 at 19:46

    This is exactly right, so many do not realise our awakening is an ongoing process.. So many stages here i have gone through and still are experiencing… Wonderful post I am so on the page with Barbara πŸ™‚
    Love and Blessings
    Sue x

  • Reply idiotwriter December 15, 2013 at 23:24

    Interesting read – beautifully written ~

  • Reply meticulousmick December 16, 2013 at 16:49

    Happy, Happy Birthday Tommy. MM ????

  • Reply Wildflower Women December 16, 2013 at 16:55

    Birthday Blessings!

  • Reply TheCrazyBagLady December 16, 2013 at 17:22

    Happy birthday Tommy! Looking young!

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker December 16, 2013 at 18:19

    Happy Birthday Tommy, wishing you a wonderful week… πŸ™‚ Sue xoxox

  • Reply ptero9 December 16, 2013 at 22:56

    Happy Birthday Tommy! Looking good!!!

  • Reply navigator1965 December 17, 2013 at 00:29

    Just awesome. Happy BD.

  • Reply shreejacob December 17, 2013 at 02:01

    Happy Birthday Tom!
    Looks like an awesome way to celebrate! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dr. Rex December 17, 2013 at 04:36

    Happy b-day!! Tommy ….. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emanuel Table December 17, 2013 at 08:03

    Happy Birthday to Tommy! I love this, especially the last two photos! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emanuel Table December 17, 2013 at 08:33

    I’m amazed at how much of a parallel I can draw between my life these past few years and the stages of awakening that you write about here. As you know from reading my posts, my life has completely changed once I finally began to awake and be at peace with who I am. My coming out experience led me to reevaluate all aspects of my life and find so much love and support from people who I would have never met had I not gone through these stages. It’s also quite wonderful to realize that other people are experiencing a similar awakening.


  • Reply seeingm December 17, 2013 at 09:29

    So happy to also find one who also seems to be living my dream, too: to die young at a grand old age!!!

    It is 65 years young and counting! Happy Birthday T! -x.M

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  • Reply Julianne Victoria December 17, 2013 at 17:09

    This is a lovely idea! I’ll take January 6th! Namaste _/l_

  • Reply shreejacob December 17, 2013 at 17:19

    Wow…I’d love to take part in this too…I’ll take the 8th of January πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 17:22

      Shree thankyou… it’s going to be great… Barbara

      • Reply shreejacob December 17, 2013 at 17:24

        Yay! Thank you too for doing this! Have shared on my Facebook as well πŸ™‚

  • Reply lindalitebeing December 17, 2013 at 17:22

    great idea. may be interested, but do not have MS office at this time. I do have txt files though. Let me know if there is any flexibility with the structure Barbara. I would have to guess about these stages……

    xx Linda

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 17:25

      oh course IAM flexible… I will transfer it into word for you… at least try… and guessing is always good… it is about creating a thin red line throughout all the experiences, for easier understanding… I hope… Barbara

  • Reply Vic Daly December 17, 2013 at 17:34

    Hi Barbara friend and neighbor,
    Powerful words indeed… from the heart.
    Love and Peace

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 17:38

      Why thank you vic… kindly neighbour and friend… do you fancy joining in the challenge… to introduce yourself to word press… and be part of another ‘Free E Book? Barbara

  • Reply bwcarey December 17, 2013 at 17:51

    count me in, you preach hope and growth, check out my blog, there is a surprise waiting for you, bless you and yours, amen

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 18:09

      So what day in january would you like to post your awakening experience… Barbara
      I meant to say thank you for wanting to join in this challenge and help create something different in the name of LOVE…

      • Reply bwcarey December 17, 2013 at 18:14

        tell me when and i’ll send it on

      • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 18:17

        You can choose one day in january… except 1st, 6th and 8th that have already been chosen…

  • Reply rayoflight7777 December 17, 2013 at 22:03

    Great Idea! Might I have the 7th?

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 22:25

      Hi Sarah… Just been to your lovely creative blog… as I didn’t know you… but now I do… Glad you like this idea and it would be great for you to write about your own awakening experience on the 7th… thank you… IAM sure this is going to be the start of a lovely friendship… Barbara

  • Reply navigator1965 December 17, 2013 at 23:29


    Great idea. I may be very busy with writing during the period, so pencil me in as the emergency reserve #31. If someone else is available, I’ll gracefully bow out.


  • Reply Eric Tonningsen December 18, 2013 at 03:25

    Moving forward. Always, Barbara. πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken December 18, 2013 at 21:11

      Yes Eric… and the challenge… wouldn’t you like to join in… Barbara

  • Reply lindalitebeing December 18, 2013 at 18:00

    Hi Barbara,
    I will take January 30th. Not sure yet about the details but I know I have a story or 2 in me that fits your theme!

    • Reply barbarafranken December 18, 2013 at 19:15

      Thank you…. Its basically a summary about you looking back on your life until now… Barbara x

  • Reply Megan S December 19, 2013 at 00:59

    This is a great idea! Count me in, it fits well as an early step to my 2014 aspirations (see today’s post). I’ll take the 15th.

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme December 19, 2013 at 09:19

    I will take the 11th.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 19, 2013 at 14:33

      Thanks Sindy… Loyal as ever… Barbara x

      • Reply bluebutterfliesandme December 19, 2013 at 17:52

        As are you! Looking forward to your Challenge sister~
        β€βœ« αƒ¦βœΏΖΈΣœΖ· βœΏαƒ¦ βœ«β€
        Sindy Sue

  • Reply kimberlyharding December 19, 2013 at 16:09

    HI Barbara, I will do the 18th πŸ™‚ (if it is not taken yet):)

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker December 21, 2013 at 18:14

    Barbara What a wonderful Poem, and I am sure if we all embraced these traits and spread them around all year what a perfect time we would have all year..

    I hope that the boggie man of your yesteryears are now all vanquished in the light of you love…

    Happy Christmas Barbara, and May you have a wonderful time with family, and a Blessed 2014..

    Blessings Sue xxx

    • Reply barbarafranken December 22, 2013 at 11:07

      Thank you dear sue for your kind words… We do our best to be the example of living graciously and honouring all… and can only hope it inspires others to follow… Yes my bogeyman can leave me quite alone now… the darkness has become the light… Enjoy Sue… Barbara

  • Reply lindalitebeing December 21, 2013 at 18:30

    wonderful poem Barbara, you set the perfect tone! I admire your incredible postivity!

    thank you for being YOU!! ( and me and ALLthat is, hehe)

    blessings and light,

    • Reply barbarafranken December 22, 2013 at 11:08

      Thankyou Linda… Together we are the creators of a new way of living… Barbara

  • Reply Lucid Gypsy December 21, 2013 at 22:29

    Thank you.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 22, 2013 at 11:08

      Thank you for reading and enjoying… Merry Christmas to you… Barbara

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme December 22, 2013 at 03:53

    Yea! A great holiday poem, an original. Also so true about the Boogy Man. The darkness within can be quite frightening, I have seen them.

    Thank you so much Barbara!
    Much Love~

    • Reply barbarafranken December 22, 2013 at 11:10

      Thanks Sindy for inspiring it all… (I must be spelling Bogeyman the dutch way…) At least everyone knows what I mean… he he… Enjoy the festive season… Barbara

      • Reply bluebutterfliesandme December 22, 2013 at 17:19

        I did not bother checking the spelling of bogeyman, lol Barbara, you are probably right. I am not good at spelling.

      • Reply bluebutterfliesandme December 22, 2013 at 17:20

        Yes I think you spelled it right.

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  • Reply scottishmomus December 22, 2013 at 21:07

    The poem is beautiful. But your dream of the bogeyman and the message to return and eliminate negative and fearful energy is simply wonderful. Stunning in its simplicity. x

    • Reply barbarafranken December 24, 2013 at 17:31

      Thank you for your kind words… glad you enjoyed them.. Merry Christmas, Barbara x

  • Reply shreejacob December 23, 2013 at 01:26

    Loved the poem and how you included your Bogeyman.
    Thank you for sharing the message from him too! It is definitely a time for clearing and for hope. It can be hard and scary to face our fears at times…but little steps..and the light shinning will change the shadows into light!

    Thank you for your wishes and I sincerely wish them to you too! πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken December 24, 2013 at 17:32

      Thank you Shree… and hopefully that is the last of a clearing… as we go into 2014 much lighter… Barbara

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  • Reply ptero9 December 24, 2013 at 16:54

    Hi Barbara,
    Love your meditation on the boogey man.
    Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

    • Reply barbarafranken December 24, 2013 at 17:35

      Thank you Debra… Merry Christmas and a great 2014… Did you want to join my january challenge writing about your awakening experiences? I have quite a lot of days left… Barbara

      • Reply ptero9 December 24, 2013 at 18:55

        What dates do you have left?

        I’m going to be offline (coast trip w/friends) from 12/28 to 1/2.

        • Reply barbarafranken December 24, 2013 at 18:57

          Hi Debra.. I’ve put the schedule at the bottom of my challenge post… it goes all the way through to 31st january… Hoping to get 31 people together… do you have any friends who might like to join in? Barbara

          • ptero9 December 24, 2013 at 19:36

            Yes, I’ll sign up. Can I have January 29? Do you need to know anything else?

            Thank you Barbara!

          • barbarafranken December 25, 2013 at 00:33

            No thats great… enjoy your time away… and thanks…

          • ptero9 December 25, 2013 at 00:41


  • Reply MsTranquility December 25, 2013 at 01:14

    Hi Barbara! I would love to participate πŸ™‚ May I please have the 20th if it’s not taken yet?


  • Reply kelihasablog December 25, 2013 at 18:23

    What a perfect poem Barb! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Megan S December 26, 2013 at 02:23

    Reblogged this on my chronic life journey and commented:
    Barbara, over at Me, My Magnificent Self is setting up a January challenge to write an E-book with 31 stories about real people’s Awakenings and how they’re moving forward.

    I’ve signed up to add my story but we still need a few other people to join to get the 31 stories.

    Head over and see if you’d be interested in joining us.

  • Reply seeingm December 26, 2013 at 17:40

    Ok, just seeing an open date list here… if the 24th is still available I will take it. Neil Diamond and I count this day as special as it is the one we made our grand entrances on to the earth stage on :). -x.M

    • Reply barbarafranken December 26, 2013 at 20:28

      Thankyou M.. The 24th is yours… Enjoy your work and we’ll be hearing from you later in January… Barbara x

  • Reply Wildflower Women December 26, 2013 at 17:42

    Barbara, I will do January 20th if that works! Thank you for setting this up and encouraging us to share our stories. Beautiful gift. <3

    • Reply barbarafranken December 26, 2013 at 20:30

      I didn’t update the schedule this morning.. so you couldn’t of seen that the 20th is already taken…. but you can have 19th or 21st? Thanks for joining in this challenge… Barbara

  • Reply vherc December 27, 2013 at 03:07

    Reblogged this on vchercules's Blog.

  • Reply Dace December 27, 2013 at 04:27

    I am in. I will take January 9th.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 27, 2013 at 10:52

      Thank you Dace… I do hope my stages didn’t come over too structural… I just thought it would be easier to follow… Each heart that is awakening has its own story and structure… and everything is as it is… Barbara

  • Reply meticulousmick December 27, 2013 at 21:41

    Barbara, you can put me down for the 13th, MM ????

  • Reply LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words December 28, 2013 at 02:08

    the poem BEAUTIFUL…
    the dream…another moment added to your list I think….
    ( I like both)
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas..and are ready for the New Year to ring in!
    Take Care..You Matter…..

  • Reply lauriesnotes December 29, 2013 at 00:50

    I would like to be the 28th if that is okay. I thought I read something about a certain format. Did I see something like that? I love the idea of those who are doing the work grouping together. It gives me much hope.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 29, 2013 at 14:29

      Hi Laurie… I thought it would be easy to use a thread of stages… but as our hearts are all awaken uniquely… maybe we can just allow our hearts to tell its story in its own way… Thanks for joining in… Barbara

  • Reply Marko December 29, 2013 at 11:29

    I wish you a wonderful and successful New Year 2014

  • Reply CW December 29, 2013 at 14:27

    Hello, Ive been away from blog for a while but am glad to see the message you left on my blog! thanks!
    Sure. I am interested πŸ™‚ Could I take the 28th slot? πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken December 29, 2013 at 14:33

      It’s just been taken… 27th?

      • Reply CW December 29, 2013 at 14:34

        yes its fine too! πŸ˜€ thanks xx

  • Reply Soul Fields December 29, 2013 at 18:20

    Reblogged this on Soul Fields and commented:
    Thank you, Beautiful People, for all your heart warming Christmas wishes! Here is a wonderful writing challenge from Barbara you might want to join in and/or follow. Towards a magnificent new year ~~~~~~~

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