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Living an Awakened Life

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I had a vision that would come to my minds eye at will. It would visit over and over again in the years past. It was much different then a dream, for it would reappear as clearly as a picture on a wall, when it pleased. It was one of peace and tranquility. I could feel it’s presence, as if I was there. It had arrived in spirit, calling to me, to remind me it was of existence, yet it had not arrived in reality. It continued to remind me from time to time that it was out there and to not lose faith that one day it would arrive. I could feel it’s energy upon each visit.

The vision was of a white house that sat on the left side of the driveway. A door on the side of the house viewed a large grass pasture. With a tree that lined the other side of the driveway, near the fence of the pasture. To the back of the house the driveway continued and drove right up to the barn. The barn was one level, set far enough in back of the house for privacy, yet close enough to the house that it didn’t involve a long trek back and forth.

In this vision I saw a man. He often stood in different places on the farm, each time the vision came to me. I couldn’t place who he was or our relationship. I would continue to ask the question in the vision, “who was this man?”, “what relationship did he have to me?”. An answer would come in a sense of feeling. This man had no special relationship to me, except that he was important. He was a person that was helpful and he was a part of this experience. He posed no threat. Each time he was there when the vision appeared.

There also was a second vision that would appear that was different then the first. They didn’t seem to be the same place, yet the life they brought, seemed to be experienced as one. This vision was a driveway that was lined with big, beautiful pine trees. The pasture in back of the barn was a nice sized pasture that was fenced and along it’s back end there was a tree line.

It was often a still frame. With each vision it offered a different still frame. When I wanted, I could even access the vision. With it brought a sense of peace and hope.
Each time I had to hunt for a new barn for me and Jay, it would come again. I could feel it was there, it was out there, but I couldn’t find it.

It was just the other day, I realized the vision no longer came to me anymore. It was then that I noticed that the vision had become a reality. The barn I am at is the vision that visited me all these years. It was not exactly as it was in the vision, but the all around feeling did not differ. I knew then it had arrived in my world.

I regularly give my sincerest gratitude for this barn. I speak to Jay and tell him how wonderful it is, this place we have. Thru all we have been through together, we have been given a respite. The vision had arrived.

Jay and I had come home.
We were now living an awakened life.

By Diana Wanamaker

Copyright June 11, 2016.

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May Peace Be With You

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May love and laughter fill your day

May good and faithful friends and family be wherever you roam

As you express gratitude for this day may you never forget to live by the words you express.  For it is what we do for others and the world that remains immortal

May the explicit effort of your gratitude rein abundance in your life, surrounding you with joy, love and peace

Whatever is good, whatever brings you joy…. may it be your guide in life

Wishing that your days are filled with moments that bring cherished memories

That your journey through life is one guided by your inner light

With each step you take, each bridge you cross and every move you make be one that offers you the fullest in life

May the light over shadow the darkness that inevitably will appear on this path and may it’s lessons offer a brighter path to your next destination

May peace be the prominent resolution in your heart, today always and till the end…

Copyright May 26, 2016. All Rights Reserved

Mirror Mirror

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By Diana Wanamaker

Dear Sadie Lou,

Mirror Mirror
a hand reaches out
feel it’s warmth encircled in love
shuffled from home to home
the touch that leaves it’s sting of betrayal
trust again
feel the hand that leaves scars
shuffled again
the ghost of trust leaves its distant shadow
Why open again to another hand of trust
again they will leave
again they will betray
Why invest outside of the inner world
raise your guards
put on your armor
never give in again to the hand of trust
that leaves it’s silhouette of darkness
open the door
view the crack of light that circles the room
allowing the past, opening the future
stand still in the history
or move forward into hope
Mirror Mirror

There lies the history of your world with each time you turn away, each time you walk in fear. Your uncertainty of ever allowing to trust again is shown in your escape. Your inner world only opens to the external light when your guard is down. You yearn for the warmth of love, but place a shield around your heart. In small sequential steps you allow to be seen for all you have to give in return. The past dictates the fear that envelops your outermost world. Uncertainty and mistrust have become your faithful guides. It is a see saw of caution and trust. Acting committed, feeling doubt. All you knew speaks louder words than what your present world offers.
Why trust again? Why open up again to another person when it always ends. There is no forever. There is only today. Life passes by with no commitment’s, easily passed on from one place, one person, to the next. There is no real nirvana relationship. To risk again is for the sake of love and the escape of the isolated world of fear.
It will always be with you. You have come a long ways. You will see again the goodness of other’s.
You cannot be told to love again, only time and trust writes that story.

Shall you imagine a world between us where only love wins. Where you may give all that can be returned. May the past lower it’s shield and open it’s gates to a relationship that will allow us both to live in peace forever. To a paradise where dreams speak softly. Where a hand only strokes in kindness. Where trust is the foundation. And love wins.

Mirror Mirror

I wrote this recognizing what I saw in Sadie is what I too am, and what I too have experienced. It has come to this point in my life, where there has been so much hurt, so much betrayal and deep loss (particularly life long friendships) that I too had come to a place where I did not want to trust again. I too walk in caution with each new person I meet. Excited about the new possibilities of new friendships, yet cautioned by each new step I take forward. Mirror, mirror was a look at how Sadie and I share the same history that has taken us to the same place in life today.  How we each desire to overcome it, and live beyond it.

Copyright September 19, 2015. All Rights Reserved

In Harmony


By Diana Wanamaker

It was a quiet summer morning I arrived at the barn. After feeding and chores were done, I still had time to spare. I wanted to sneak in a mediatation before starting the day. My days had been so unbalanced with a fast pace, I knew I had to get more meditation in, to relieve some of the stress.

I grabbed my stool, headed to the back of the barn and took a seat. The barn was quiet and I was alone. Jay had finshed eating and was peacefully grazing. The sun was in abundance. There was a gentle breeze that was a bit cool, but it was that time of day when it was beginning to get warmer.

I sat down and closed my eyes and focused on my peaceful vision. Started with deep breaths, sat up straight and relaxed my inner body. Jay walked up to the back of the barn and stood there, next to me. His head lowered and I could feel his nose just touching my ear. I began to feel his breath. He stood there with me, quietly taking in the meditation. As I began to relax, my breathing became deeper and slower. Sighs of tension and stress were released. Jay’s breathing changed and he too released his tension with sighs. Harmony and peace was restored for both of us. Jay moved back to grazing, I got up and started my day with a sense of calm.

Copyright May 2012. All Rights Reserved