If the wind didn’t blow…how would the tree’s grow stronger?

If the fire didn’t burn…how would that renew much of nature?

If the rain didn’t flood…how would those pastures restore their fertility?

If the earth didn’t break down…how would the mountains crumble to build the land below?

If you don’t trip, fall and stumble…how are you going to, emotionally and physically, create that strength, renewal and restoration to build that love within you?

Have faith in your journey. Yes there will be very hard bits, and these are the one’s we always remember. But among the bruises, scraped knee’s and tears to bind them, will be some magic. Some we may not even recognise, but truly we are building something very profound.

On those days when nothing matters while we are looking lovingly into another’s heart, we can eventually do that when we are looking into our own…just by those bruises and scrapes.

How much more beautiful and profound will it be when we want to.

40 thoughts on “Growth!

    1. Thank you kind sir. Each step we take will gain us wisdom to ‘see’, especially among the hard bits πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

        1. I will my friend. May your journey be blessed also with that inner light πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

    1. Yes, evolution is a very beautifully tuned part of life, it teaches us many things. And for us, especially that inner life that eventually we give birth to as we let life go.
      Thank you for sharing kind sir πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

  1. ah such beautiful words Mark, thank you. Especially at this time when so many are rising up in mass to get the attention of their oppressors. As we know so well, along our own paths we do eventually open up to just how energy dynamics work. How not to act as our oppressors, but to have courage and step back and pause, to reflect on what we truly desire… equality and freedom from oppression for ever more… and discover the wisdom within that loves you anyway and will show you the way forward if we dare believe there is something more to ourselves than we’ve been led to believe. If we dare believe in magic!

    If only all the people would educate themselves in metaphyiscs that is so available to read these days and see that freedom can never be found by focusing on the problem, but focus on the solution that consciousness is that each person is.

    We wouldn’t have to stand back and observe more scrapped knees, bruises and tears flow. But I suppose it’s how it all works… AND we continue to write our stories in the hope a few of them like to read and realise the game they continue to play… oppression… gratification and stop.

    I’ve missed you at my blog Mark, have you given up? I did sort out my comment problem, but you never came back. Much love to you and keep up the writing. Barbara x

    1. Hi Barbara, and very ‘conscious’ words dear lady. We will all get there one day, that time thing is what this world is wrapped in and it says we must endure. Of course ‘endure’ is bound by it so that we will gradually discover the true bit that is us πŸ˜€
      And I’m sorry but your site still refuses to allow me to follow so I’m still not getting any posts. The odd comment comes through which alerts me to go look but even if I do, any comments end up all over the place. Frustrating to say the least, especially for you. I’m a bit sidetracked at the moment but I am seriously thinking of changing my theme again to see if that knocks a few things loose and reality comes back…but maybe we have to ‘endure’ something for a while πŸ˜‚ 🀣
      Mind you, it got so bad there I was wondering whether I was being blocked so that you could interact with someone without my disturbing the flow. We shall see.
      And no, I most certainly haven’t run away dear lady, just giving it some of that ‘time’ thing too to see if I can sneak up on it xo πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

      1. Now my comments on your website are going crazy… I didn’t think my first comment came through so I wrote it again… so if it comes up, please delete. Let’s see what happens in the coming time❀️

        1. Yes, we are being kept apart. You or I must know the answer to something…but it isn’t time yet πŸ˜€
          Your first comment did come through but I received it as ‘anonymous’ and it was only that you signed it ‘Barabara’ (and of course the energy of those lovely words) that I recognised who it was πŸ˜€
          Sing in the rain dear lady, I can still hear you even from ‘down here’ πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

    1. They are beautiful things when we can finally see them for what they are Michele. And it is that very understanding that finally allows us to see through our fears and become a love we have always wanted. Thank you for sharing your bumps dear lady, it gives courage to others πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

  2. I wrote a long reply, must have been too long because it is not here…
    I enjoyed you post Mark… maybe that’s all I needed to say

    Take Care…You Matter

    1. It is this particular theme mary, you can answer and nothing seems to let you know that anything is happening, and your not sure if it has gone through. It should have a little sign that it is ‘Awaiting Moderation’ but for some reason does not wish to appear. I may have to experiment with another theme and see if another wants to sing with my words πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹
      Thank you again for your very kind words mary, I am blushing like a schoolboy on a first date 🀣. And I bow to you dear lady, words are a very powerful harmony…your words sang ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

  3. I like this πŸ™‚ I think the intense-ness is so many at one time are going through a Dark Night of the Soul…
    the energy around the world must be off the richter scales. I know it is in America.
    Your thoughts have a calming affect, feels grounding for lack of being able to think these days… πŸ™‚

    I think humans have been complacent, accepting of “oh what ever” and the Universe decided to shake it up to show how far we have sunk… most cases I think it has worked, some will continue as is…
    I think it is not over, especially here, especially who is behind the scenes, flaming the fires of chaos…though
    I see the stories of compassion, empathy, and just simple Kindness, humanity is coming back, and all will be as it was meant to Be

    Mark you have a gift of words, calm, quieting the spirit , I read a quote today that I really liked, it fits you πŸ™‚
    “one eye sees, the other feels”
    ~Paul Klee

    I think you not only think with the heart, feel with the mind, I think you have one eye that sees the bigger picture, and one that’s feels the heartbeats… a wonderful combination, a special gift…
    I enjoy hearing your thoughts, i’m making an effort to be present, i’m tired of the limbo, not think past what I have to accomplish in the next hour,

    Thank you for your thoughts, it is a great post

    Take Care Mark…You Matter much Mark
    be Well…Be Safe

    1. Ah dear lady, you have given profound words to my journey. Touched an inner chord that I feel with all my heart. And I thank you from that place deep within that I now see…but only because I have traveled there and ‘felt’ it ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½
      And I also have to say that the saying that you said fits me…”one eye sees, the other feels”, sums it up to a “T”. All of us do indeed do this, and I have been privileged to see me within it…truly see me…in this journey we all make down here. We all have our own destination dear lady but many the path we take. In mine spirit asked me to trip and stumble…but then listen…to my heart, and then speak the truth that it gave.
      When we all reach a destination we can speak of it with authority because we now know and understand it by that experience, even though our experiences can give many versions of it because no two are the same. But each of us will indeed touch that inner place in our hearts that is for us and us alone. And I most certainly still have much to go, I still haven’t ‘felt’ that journey of sharing a love with someone from where I am now at…as I share it with all. After touching ‘me’ and letting go my ‘life’ fear I no longer ‘need’ to be with someone like before where I always felt I wasn’t good enough for someone or rejected because no one seemed to be interested in me. Once that fear is understood, it stops attracting the answer to that very fear. I am at peace. Yes, very human still, but realising that every trip and stumble has been for me…with a love so profound to be beyond words ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹
      Thankfully we are going through exactly as we need to mary, underneath it all many beautiful experiences are being felt and understood. Even though sometimes we sit and shake our heads at the many things we see and feel. In the current climate there is a change coming. Yes we always change but that ‘tends’ to be an individual one even though it affects all those around us. But this time it is a generational one and it will dance quite close to the edge simply because any change must do that to come to its point where we do in fact take that last step. Many have reached here thinking that they have arrived but in hindsight didn’t quite make it. Mind you, with some heartfelt conscience and standing in the love we know is within us, that last step can be done peacefully and with heart so that our change can be understood and not reacted to.
      Be strong in your heart too dear lady, there will be wobbles but they are so beautifully given. Without them we will never take those steps that are the love of our journey. They will change us by their very actions and in hindsight allow us to truly see why. It is like a strange food that we have never tasted…we are hesitant, unsure if we should, and even put off tasting it because of that ‘unknown’ factor. But the day that man first tasted a passionfruit/chocolate/singing in the rain/love, only then did he truly understand that pleasure of ‘knowing’ it truly. And in that ‘knowing’ is an acceptance of ourselves…simply because we had trusted ourselves to try. That is breaking those fears of the ‘unknown’ and understanding us so much more.
      Again I thank you for your lovely words dear lady, you have touched me deeply, thank you! May your journey know this ‘touch’ too, to show that your heart is singing as it should πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

      1. i have just seen this , WOW i haven’t had any notices… I hope you are doing well in this strange world we reside in nowadays… give me a few to catch up and get over to your site… i am still computer challenged, ..I haven’t seen anything from WP in months, i just figured everyone has hunkered down to stay safe out of the strange energy surrounding us I am so glad to see this πŸ™‚

        1. It must have been just waiting for the right time mary, after all everyone has been through it will allow your heart to relax and just be you dear lady πŸ˜€
          All is well and as it is now Spring over here I am feeling the beauty of its blossom and enjoying the sunshine after a closed in Winter.
          Much love and light to you over there dear lady, may it evolve past its emotional peak and resolve into something new, beautiful and heartfelt.
          A new world it will be, for us all πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

  4. Wonderful message Mark…. Profound words… Most of us here within our followers and friends here on WP have been through our Shadow Work as we work through our tough times… And while we were in them, that place seemed very dark and forlorn as we felt alone and insecure, as a wealth of emotional turmoil threw us around in the cylinder of our emotional, grief, anger, rage, sorrow and more. It threw us around bruising our pride and our ego’s along with showing us we were vulnerable and scared….

    But we survived… Yes we were shaken and battered…. emotionally spent… But through it we discovered something very valuable.. We discovered our inner strength.. We found that by being gentle with ourselves by nurturing and caring, by loving and giving ourselves time and space to be. We emerged lighter, having let go of all that emotional baggage that weighed us down which kept us focused in on the negative and the woe is me….

    Once we let that go and we understood, and began to love and smile, opening our hearts in joy and love again… The world also began to take on a golden glow… Because what we perceived as our darkest moment… Became our brightest..
    Because we sank to the bottom and chose to rise….
    If I hadn’t sunk and floundered I wouldn’t have began to learn to swim…. I had a choice… Swim back up to the Light.. or drown…

    What is happening right now in the world is a collective outpouring of souls who have been suppressed over centuries and even longer ….
    It needs to rise in order for it to be released… What we need to be careful of is which wolf we feed.. and how we tame the beast within.. πŸ™‚
    Chaos sometimes has to occur before we can see the order of things…

    May the world right now find the magic of harmony, love and unity…

    Beautiful piece of writing Mark.. Thank you ❀️

    1. My pleasure dear lady, and it is indeed a time for which wolf we feed. But within that is those experiences to guide our way and realise those choices are always ours.
      And we will make those mistakes to teach us a way so that in their understanding our choices narrow to that path in what our hearts believe.
      It has been an interesting time considering the ground was set by the virus to bring about a more human cultural connection…so that when another was broken the wolf stood out very strongly.
      It will bring change as these times usually do…but something is simmering. I think most of us have truly had enough of the constant masculine energy (and I am speaking of the energy that built this system), that has been locked into the decision making in this world. This system’s use by date has been reached and the tolerance has diminished for something that always seems to benefit more of the most and very little to those that need it. And unless that needed change is begun it can only go one way as all our cultural changes have over the eons.
      And as changes go in our lives it does take some hard choices to bring about that inner growth, and most times at a cost. I do hope that sanity will see this and bring compromise to the table as all decisions should include all parties, not just those that ‘think’ they know best.
      And yes Sue, may the world find that magic dear lady. It is so much more beautiful and loving to give and create something than to destroy it. Thank you for sharing πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

      1. Agreed Mark the system is broken and its crumbling… Likewise about Sanity… Even my own is some days wavering! πŸ˜‰ Sending mega hugs and may we all learn to become creative and giving instead of controlling and taking.. ❀️

        1. Haha! Yes, we have our days dear lady. I think that is why we should all have a garden, it is a paradise all its own ❀️
          Huge hugs back dear lady, that loving connection should be the beginning of what we want to become. May it be ❀️

  5. Nicely said Mark….Makes me think of a favorite quote . “You only feel your own strength when you have something hard to push against”…Blessings my friend…VK <3

    1. It will build us very strong indeed, it is meant to. And as hard as it is to achieve, the refined product is a beautiful thing to see…you can almost see wings on some days πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

  6. And how much more powerful can words be… This stroke a chord and like water it reached a very deep space inside. Those hard bits we need to chew or those mountains we need to climb… yes, they are there. They are there for eveyone adjusted to their personal development. And sometimes they are only to overcome in order to see how beautiful life actually is. You never appreciate and value health more than when you are/were sick. And that definitely makes you stronger and grow. Thank you for this wonderful and empowering piece of wisdom πŸ’–

    1. Well said kind lady, very wise words. This journey does take us to both sides of each emotional spectrum to stretch us and achieve that very thing…understanding of what we are and an appreciation of who we are…love unconditional. We must be ‘conditioned’ by everything around us so that to break free we must endure, as a caterpillar does to encase and break free into its final beauty of a butterfly. Everything must face itself to grow and finally be set free. Thank you for sharing your journey πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

      1. The insight from learning through the oppositions. Only when we experienced the cold we can appreciate the warms. And when we were free, imprisoned, and free again, that freedom means so much more than it meant before the imprisioning.
        We truly must be conditioned to understand the meaning of “unconditional”… or at least to understand it better. Thank you for this wonderful post, Mark!😊

        1. My pleasure dear lady, may your ‘conditional’ sing from the rafters…along with chocolate, lazy Sunday mornings and a garden full of love. Underneath them all is an unconditional paradise πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

    1. Most certainly dear lady, and appreciate what each and every moment has given us ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

    1. Especially those times indeed kind lady, it builds such an empathy…for us as well as others xox πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

      1. People are coming together in unity and solidarity, Mark. Not all, but I am seeing an increase in those who are walking strong together. This world will change for the better for the people themselves will make sure those changes are made. YES!!

        1. It is a beautiful thing to witness Amy, seeing so many holding fast to their hearts and beliefs. The old world is starting to crumble, may that change bring a loving one to the fore πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

    1. And thank you for stumbling my way πŸ˜€
      Many blessing on your journey as well ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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