A shift

Every thought is a seed in your life. It has the potential to create something amazing in your emotions, in your intellect, and in the sphere of your influence. If you doubt that, think about how a goal starts. It starts as a thought. Men went to the moon based on a thought(s), a goal(s), an action(s), and a lot of energy.

It may take emotional energy to reverse a course of dark and negative thinking – if that is what you desire.

For those who have struggled with self-hatred, shifting your negative thoughts into positive self thoughts will begin to produce a better emotional view of your importance and purpose. It requires a thought by thought shift from self destruction to self appreciation. You are worth it.

Life Changes

You shift from one plateau to another

What was once secure and sure

Moves to unsure and even less secure

Battles fought – lost and won

Leaving scars and all too often thoughts undone

Find the stabilizing center

Recognize and utilize the power that is available for you

Don’t beg for it

Never misuse or abuse

Walk in and appreciate what is there for you to use

When you are ready

That power will work and produce for you

Life Changes – musings by Kim Cline 2019

If

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If I could write a beautiful story – it would begin with your name.

If I could paint a magnificent masterpiece – it would reveal your beauty.

If I were able to climb the highest mountain – I would envision your joy as I reached the summit.

If I were able to move throughout all the known universe – it would not compare with the wonder of being in your presence and just talking with you.

If I could erase all the negative events of our past – I would remember each day as a beautiful sunrise.

If we could communicate freely – our corner of the world would become a museum of exploration.

If we could start again – I would use all my power to make sure that each day was a beautiful, new page in a novel of fantastic imagination.

If…

Kim Cline 2019

For every mother who is missing a piece of her heart

A Peculiar Star by Kim Cline  

excerpt from Love’s Indefatigable Aptness and The Monatomic Solid

Dedicated to precious Mark … you left this universe far too soon

He was a peculiar star

Appearing in the midst of a different equation

His luminous spectra should have been as normal as the others

Yet, his increasing power of wonderment elevated and propelled him farther — higher

Moving outside the ordinary into the eruptive variable

Revealing a greater level of rarity

Brilliant flares projected his brightness to an incalculable distance

Dispelling darkness along his path- if only briefly

For the rare cannot remain long in the midst of the ordinary–

their beautiful displays of churning death revealed with a vibrant luminosity

The eventual implosion spiraling upward, outward –

fusing, blending, dispersing new life into the stellar remnant

He knew the distance of his travel would be brilliantly short

He did not complain in the knowing

I have seen him floating in the distant Magellanic Stream

And appearing at the side of the universal Power

The light echo of his persona still pulsates within our hearts

His brightness still piercing our thoughts –

Energy fading as a distant star after a magnificent, explosive show

We continue to remember as we degenerate, oscillate–

throughout the remaining timeline of our ordinary projection

The Odyssey of it All

I am browsing through Homer’s epic tale The Iliad and The Odyssey. It is rough to read.  Well, it is long and somewhat dry.  One line that stood out for me was spoken by Zeus, described as “the sire of gods and men.” He said, “See now, how men lay blame upon us gods for what is after all nothing but their own folly.”

How true of us mere mortals.  We lay blame for  everything wrong that happens to us on everyone else,  and rarely do we take the blame for wrong  things that we have done. We carry the characteristics of the biblical Adam and Eve.

God asked Adam why he disobeyed Him concerning the tree of knowledge of good and evil (don’t eat the fruit). Adam blamed the woman who ate the fruit, and the woman in turn blamed the snake (who apparently talked well enough to manipulate Eve and possibly was the inspiration for J.K Rowling’s Nagini). The snake didn’t say anything because he achieved what he set out to do – cause people to disobey God. Here is the blame game operating in its finest moment.

We blame the gods for the folly from our own hands. I’m learning a few things from Homer.

Redirection

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As I journeyed on my course of life –

I looked back to a littered path of broken pieces – hewn away from once cherished dreams.

What were to be the building blocks of an envisioned monument called “beautiful life” now lay strewn, slashed, bashed, and crumbled.

They were fragments from my entangled emotions and botched outlooks.

Decaying gold was all I saw along the road I traveled.

There were no sunny skies of realized passions – no beating, bright, hearts of splendor.

 

The view was heartbreaking, disconcerting, and unnerving.

I mused upon the forlorn, ashen, disenchanted view and wept.

Yet, in a flash,

A hopeful expectation arose, and my view was redirected.

Now, instead of crumbled debris there was a path that was clear – full of life and light.

I was pushed ahead, farther and faster down the path.

I was maneuvered so deftly away from the brokenness that its remains were nowhere in sight.

My view of the trail behind me and in front of me was clear.

The Light, Power, and Love had moved me away from the evident defeats.

~ Kim Cline 2018

My View

 

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View [vyoo]

noun
  1. an instance of seeing or beholding; visual inspection.
  2. sight; vision.
  3. range of sight or vision    online definition from dictionary.com 

 

“The forest stretched on seemingly forever with the most monotonous predictability, each tree just like the next – trunk, branches, leaves; trunk, branches, leaves. Of course a tree would have taken a different view of the matter. We all tend to see the way others are alike and how we differ, and it’s probably just as well we do, since that prevents a great deal of confusion. But perhaps we should remind ourselves from time to time that ours is a very partial view, and that the world is full of a great deal more variety than we ever manage to take in.”
― Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

“Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!”
― Nyki Mack

“If you want to change yourself, you have to change your point of view.”
― Nina Hrusa

“You don’t get to a place by constantly moving, even if your journey is only one of sitting still and waiting. Every once in a while you have to stop in your tracks and admire the view, a small cloud and a tree outside your window. You have to see what you did not see before. And then you have to sleep.”
― Rachel Joyce, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

 

Maintaining the best possible mental attitude along my life journey is the best thing I can do for me and everyone around me. That should be obvious, but it requires mental and emotional energy. On some days it seems easier than others to pay that energy requirement, and vigilance is crucial to keeping myself from moving into the “red” emotionally.

In order to stay prosperous in the emotional bank account, I have learned to stay away from toxic people and toxic situations when I have that choice. I work to be at peace with all people whenever possible; but when that formula is not viable, I get away from them. My view of life is my choice.  I choose to think the best thoughts and take in the best view for my life.  KC ’18