Life’s seasons are amazing and full of surprises, some of which you are not quite prepared for-winter rains fill up the creeks, soothe your soul as you take a walk in the midst of rushing water on the way to a cascading waterfall. Yet there is that tipping point-that edge-when too much rain becomes a major storm.  Like many challenges we face in life, we sometimes wonder if that storm will ever end. But it does.  We also know that after the storm there is a sense of calmness, clarity and beauty.  We feel lighter.

Then spring comes- the wild flowers, the blossoms on the fruit trees and the birds sing their song. The crisp evening sky, the many stars and magic of the moon remind you that you’re not alone; We live in an amazing universe.

With its sense of optimism and hope, you ready yourself for the spring ritual of planting seeds. You think about what you want to harvest and begin preparing the soil for planting. You pull out the weeds-those limiting beliefs that clutter your mind and are in the way of your moving forward with your life. The seeds you choose to plant become possibilities embedded in the garden of your rich fertile subconscious mind.

How you cultivate your garden determines your harvest.  Sometimes you pour seeds directly from the package onto the soil-other times you follow a systematic plan of planting every few inches.  Some seeds and we don’t know which ones, emerge from the darkness into the light and become life affirming plants that nurture us in many ways.

Not only do they provide food for your body, they provide food for your soul.  From the darkness there is a miraculous process that gives birth to creation. That’s the way it was for each of us.  We emerged from the darkness of the womb into the light of the day.

What we harvest in the future from these seeds becomes our destiny. This spring let us be inspired by the ritual of spring to think bigger–to think about what we can plant that will transcend our normal way of looking at spring-to think of spring as a time of possibility.  With that in mind, be sure to plant some seeds, possibilities that won’t have to be replanted next year, that will grow and be harvested and enjoyed by future generations. We are creating a vision that will determine the future for ourselves, the generations to come after us, and the planet earth.

Sometimes an inspiring poem says it all. This poem, written in 500 B.C. by an anonymous Chinese poet, is most poignant.

The Harvest

If you are thinking a year ahead,

sow seed.

If you are thinking ten years ahead,

plant a tree.

If you are thinking one hundred years ahead,

educate the people.

By sowing seed once,

you will harvest once.

By planting a tree,

you will harvest tenfold.

By educating the people,

you will harvest one hundredfold.

We educate with ideas. We lead with vision. When enough of us share the same vision and commit to it becoming a reality, we create an unstoppable force-a force of possibility-a possibility of love and connection, a possibility of peace on the planet.

As spring unfolds may the seeds you plant renew your sense of hope and optimism.  May you be inspired by the journey.

You know I love to hear from you. What possibilities are you cultivating. Please feel free to share Letters on Life with those in your circle.

Some of you may know this already. I am creating a new book. The working title is Loose Ends: Adventures in Uncertainty. I am looking for readers to read what I’ve written and give me feedback as to what they like and don’t like. This is the early phases, so there is still a lot more to do. Let me know if you are interested.

Enjoy the journey.

Journey On,


Mark Susnow, JD, knows change. Mark is an Executive Coach, Life-Discovery Guide and recognized thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves.
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SaLuSa 21 November 2014 via Mike Quinsey

SaLuSa  21 November 2014 via Mike Quinsey

Time marches on and you are now able to adapt to the faster pace it is running at, and still carry out the tasks that you have set yourselves. In the future you will find that it runs even faster and that you will go along with the changes. All that is happening is a part of the process that is going to propel you into the New Age. However, your re-action is often one of confusion as so much is happening at any one time. Providing you keep focused on what you know to be the purpose of them, you will see within a pattern that will slowly emerge. It will indicate the direction in which you are going and take you along the pathway to the New Age. Nothing can now stop the progress that is being made, and it will bring success in lifting you up out of the lower vibrations.

As the changes in the seasons become more pronounced, so it will become apparent to you that the extremes you experience are diminishing. Instead, there are now more acceptable conditions as you begin to move more easily from one season to another. It will result in changes within the plant and animal kingdoms as they also adjust. Indeed, such happenings are already being reported, and will continue until eventually the difference in the seasons will become much less pronounced. The oceans of the world are also being affected, and as they warm up so certain species of life will move to different areas that are suited to them. You are for example sometimes experiencing dramatic changes in the much colder regions. Ice packs are melting at a much faster rate and it is known that over a period of time the sea levels will rise with the consequent changes. You do however have advance warning of what the changes may entail, and have every opportunity to take suitable action.

Prepare for the future well in advance and all areas of life will be able to cope with the changes. However, be prepared to accept that life cannot continue as it is, but if preparations are carried out well in advance you will so to say “ride out the storm”. You have the advantage of being well informed about the nature of the changes, and can prepare in good time. There are also many advanced inventions and technologies that are yet to generally released, and these will also make life a lot easier to cope with. Believe us Dear Ones that we do not stand idly by without assisting you where possible, and we inspire and guide people so that their knowledge and expertise can help you through the changes. There are also the challenges of a nature that call for a more heads on approach, and we can assist you to cope with them. As you may already be aware most of our work is carried out without your knowledge, but there will come a day when we can openly work with you. Those days are not so far away as you might imagine and we look forward to them.

You were placed on Earth eons of time ago and given freewill to create your own future. That you have done, and when you look back you may come to the conclusion that you have still not found complete peace and happiness. Indeed your history is littered with incidents of war or threats of war, but at great cost in human life, and you have begun to realise the need to live peacefully together. You have experienced what happens when greed and avarice take over, and it gives little comfort to you but the lessons are gradually bearing fruit. For those souls who still need more time to find the right path to peaceful co-existence, another cycle has begun, and they will have every opportunity to lift themselves up.

You have lived through the illusion of material life as it would be without the full energy of love to guide you. Yet the Light has still managed to come through to lessen the effect of the darkness created by those who only believe in self-aggrandisement. Some of your lives have been extremely hard yet others have given you glimpses of the peace and happiness that lies beyond. Once you have tasted the true life you will settle for nothing less, and the opportunity to do so is within your grasp. Already subtle changes are taking place that will open the doors to the future that awaits you. No lesser Beings will be able to spoil the happiness that it brings, as their place is in the lower vibrations that their lives are in harmony with.

Knowing what awaits you in the future should enable you to face it with calm assurance, and have no fear of the outcome. Be aware once again that the future is already known, and you will be pleasantly surprised at the speed of the changes. The dark Ones no longer “rule the roost” and they are creating their own future. Their influence is becoming less as they no longer wield the power and authority they once had. So do not be too concerned about their activities, as they are so bound up in their own little world they no longer believe they can fail. However, they are meeting resistance and by the time they realise what is happening it will be too late to recover.

So please keep to a path that will carry you into levels of Light of the higher vibrations. As you do so you will find that you are less and less distracted or affected by whatever is happening around you. You can so to say, let the world go by as you enjoy the peace within that you have created for yourselves. As much as you feel insulated from events happening around you, you can help others that are struggling with life. It will be test of how much you have gained and learnt from your times in the lower vibrations, and how you can apply yourself to the needs of the day. Sometimes all it requires to help lift up another soul, is a kind word or act that helps bring Light into their life.

I am SaLuSa from Sirius, and feel the growing excitement at the realisation that changes are occurring that will bring the New Age into being for you. At last you have reached the end of the cycle and it only remains for the old Age to be swept away, to make room for the new one that will bring you the most happy times and utter joy.

Thank you SaLuSa.
Mike Quinsey.
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DAILY OM ~ Floating Amidst the Stars: Stargazing Meditation

Stargazing meditation is an easy and readily available way to connect with self and Universe.

Milky Way -Lake Superior

DAILY OM ~ October 14, 2014
Floating Amidst the Stars: Stargazing Meditation
by Madisyn Taylor

“Since the beginning of time, humans have gazed at the stars in the night sky with awe, seeking in their luminosity everything from answers to inspiration to guidance. We have emerged from our contemplations with stories of gods and goddesses, maps of the universe, astrology, astronomy, math, and art. We have worshipped, wondered, and even projected ourselves out into space in an attempt to understand their magical essence. We know more now than we ever have about what those celestial lights are, how far away they reside, and what will happen to them over time, but facts and information are still no substitute for experiencing them yourself.

Gazing at the stars is no doubt one of the earliest forms of meditation practiced by human beings, and it is readily available to this day. If you live in a city, you may have a hard time seeing the stars, but a short drive can take you far enough beyond the city lights to reveal their glory. If you live in a rural setting, all you have to do is wait for the sun to set and the night to settle to get the show of your life, every night. If you make a habit of it, you will begin to know the seasonal changes of the night sky, deepening your connection to the earth and the universe in which you live.

One of the best ways to stargaze is to lie down on a blanket so that your body can fully relax. This position allows your breath to move easily through your tranquil form as you settle down into the earth, connecting your consciousness to the sky. As you look deeply into its vastness, allowing your awareness to alternate between the pinpoints of light and the blue-black space that holds them, your breath expands and contracts your body, just as the universe expands and contracts to its own eternal rhythm. You may feel as if you are floating amidst the stars or that they are raining down upon you. You may feel peacefulness, joy, and connectedness, or any of a full range of emotions. Simply continue to breathe, experiencing the wonder of this universe and your place within it.”

Compassion and forgiveness.


Phoenix Boulay's photo.

Phoenix Boulay's photo.Phoenix Boulay's photo.

Compassion and forgiveness.

I was walking back from the bus by a well-tended yard and garden when a Monarch butterfly suddenly flew right at me, dancing about flirtatiously in front of me, flying away and then back at me playfully a 2nd and 3rd time! My concerns momentarily suspended, I delighted in the lovely sight on this unusually warm October day. Angels find ways to give us signs. I think my message is to relax, lighten up, trust that my burdens are being lifted through grace and compassion, and I felt an urge to get out in nature and go play, which I have now added to my schedule for this afternoon. ❤


Oct. 14, 2014

DAILY OM ~ October 10, 2014 Universal Timing: Life’s Natural Rhythm

“Slowing down and listening to your own natural rhythm can quickly connect you to the Universe.”

DAILY OM ~ October 10, 2014
Universal Timing: Life’s Natural Rhythm

by Madisyn Taylor

“Nature’s natural rhythms orchestrate when day turns to night, when flowers must bloom, and provides the cue for when it is time for red and brown leaves to fall from trees. As human beings, our own inner rhythm is attuned to this universal sense of timing. Guided by the rising and setting of the sun, changes in temperature, and our own internal rhythm, we know when it is time to sleep, eat, or be active. While our minds and spirits are free to focus on other pursuits, our breath and our heartbeat are always there to remind us of life’s pulsing rhythm that moves within and around us.

Moving to this rhythm, we know when it is time to stop working and when to rest. Pushing our bodies to work beyond their natural rhythm diminishes our ability to renew and recharge. A feeling much like jet lag lets us know when we’ve overridden our own natural rhythm. When we feel the frantic calls of all we want to accomplish impelling us to move faster than is natural for us, we may want to breathe deeply instead and look at nature moving to its own organic timing: birds flying south, leaves shedding, or snow falling. A walk in nature can also let us re-attune is to her organic rhythm, while allowing us to move back in time with our own. When we move to our natural rhythm, we can achieve all we need to do with less effort.

We may even notice that our soul moves to its own internal, natural rhythm – especially when it comes to our personal evolution. Comparing ourselves to others is unnecessary. Our best guide is to move to our own internal timing, while keeping time with the rhythm of nature.”

A short update on the Equinox energies and a short update from me

Ah, what a gift to be outdoors at these junctures! I am so grateful I spent much of the day outside walking around Jamaica Pond (Boston, MA). It was a blustery day, windy but quite warm in the sun. I felt that I was far away from the city I was in. ~PB

aisha north

Now, you are only a few short hours away from that point in time when your entire planet once more hangs as if suspended in equilibrium when the light and the dark seem to be equally distributed all over. Well, that may be the case, but let us just remind you that this time there is indeed another huge influx of light coming your way just when the time seems to stand still and you with it. You see, once again this window of opportunity that this equinox constitutes will be utilized, and this time it will indeed far surpass any previous occasions.

So once again we remind you to stay focused within, and stay alert to any signs you will get as this day and night continue to advance, for we venture to guess you will all be asked to act as hosts to these emissaries of light that…

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DAILY OM ~ September 18, 2014 Full Release: Water Meditation

“Water is life and meditating with water can create a profound experience.”

DAILY OM ~ September 18, 2014
Full Release: Water Meditation

by Madisyn Taylor

“Our bodies are over fifty percent water, so it makes sense that human beings have always considered water to be a sacred source of life and healing. It is literally half of who we are, and well over half of the earth’s surface is water. Water cleanses and hydrates, contains and produces nourishment, and when we enter it, holds us in an embrace that leaves no part of us untouched. Meditating with water can be a powerful way of aligning ourselves more fully with this support system that makes life both possible and pleasurable on so many levels.

We may wish to conduct our meditation while in physical contact with a body of water, whether in the intimacy of our bathtub or the vast container of an ocean. We might float on our backs in a swimming pool or sit with just our feet submerged in a pond or creek. On the other hand, we may simply close our eyes and choose a location based on our imagination. Whatever we choose, we can begin by closing our eyes and listening to our breathing. At the same time, we tune in to the particular music of the water we have chosen—the loud rushing of a river or waterfall, or the surreal silence of the world beneath the surface of the ocean. We might consider how the type of water we choose reflects what we seek—the peace beneath the hectic surface of life, the cleansing power of a river racing through a canyon, or the mood lifting, melodic bubbling of a lively creek.

As we move between awareness of our breath and awareness of the water in which we find ourselves, we can begin to release the things we no longer need into the rushing river, or release ourselves completely into the water’s embrace as we float, in our minds, in the watery womb of an ocean or a lake. When you feel you are ready to return to more solid ground, ease your body back onto earth, in your mind or in reality, and lie flat on your back, allowing the water to bead and roll off your skin, soaking the earth and evaporating into the air, leaving you cleansed, healed, and renewed.”

[for a global synchronized meditation visit…te.html
where you will find another lovely waterfall animation. ]

If You Want To Heal Anything, You’ll Have To Do This a message from Cheryl Richardson

If You Want To Heal Anything, You’ll Have To Do This
a message from Cheryl Richardson

Monday, 15 September, 2014  (posted 17 September, 2014)

Today is an exemplary fall day.  The skies are bright blue with a few pale, wispy clouds.  The temperature is a cool and comfortable 65 degrees.  There’s a lazy wind bending trees this way and that.  And the sun is casting long shadows over the pots on the deck filled with the remaining flowers of summer.

Autumn is a tricky time.  While I love being able to tend to plants in the middle of a cool afternoon, I hate watching the petunias and geraniums fade.  The shock of color from zinnias and marigolds sends me running for my camera, and yet I feel a hollow kind of emptiness, knowing that I’ll need to say goodbye to them soon.

I always get a little depressed when the flowers start to die back.  They’re like children I’ve nurtured and cared for all summer long and I’m not ready to say goodbye.

This year, with the help of a wonderful woman named Roberta Horsman, I created a healing garden on our back deck.  I filled it with vegetables, flowers, and statuary and it became a magical second home.  The energy and beauty of the plants and statues have inspired creativity.  I’ve loved writing in this special space.  New succulent plants have been a source of surprise and wonder when unexpected flowers suddenly appear.  And it’s been the perfect place to hang with Michael and friends for a dose of peace and serenity while enjoying great conversations.

This afternoon, while deadheading flowers and fertilizing the soil so the last annuals are encouraged to bloom, I thought about how a garden is such a metaphor for life.  We plant our seeds, watch life grow, tend to our needs and the needs of others, and eventually come face-to-face with having to say goodbye.


I have a hard time finding the good in goodbyes.

I know life requires us to be present to everything – the success and sadness, the peace and pain. Learning to be with all of our feelings is fertilizer for growth and healing.

It’s just not that easy.

So today, as I appreciate this magical world I’ve cared for over the last few months, I do my best to stay with the joy and the sadness.

It’s a healing garden after all.

And you can’t heal what you don’t feel.
This Week’s Video

This is one of my favorite gardening videos ever.  I’ve posted it before but I know some of you may have missed it.  And for those of you who didn’t, it’s great the second time, too!  Check it out here.
Life Makeover for the Year 2014(sm) is written and produced by Cheryl Richardson.© Copyright 1999-2014 Cheryl Richardson, P.O. Box 13, Newburyport, MA 01950, All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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A short update on the energies ~ by Aisha North on July 29, 2014

“…you are finally starting to unravel the cocoon that has been hiding so much of you from you. ..”

Ah, yes, we are awakening, like the butterflies… ~PB

aisha north

As many of you have already surmised, the mysteries keep getting closer to heart, in a very literal way. And what do we mean by that? Simply that you are finally starting to unravel the cocoon that has been hiding so much of you from you. In other words, you have started to tap into that reservoir of light that you carry within you in a very different way from before, and as you no longer feel any restrictions as to what you can or will find there, you have also found a way to bypass your former limitations and started to go exploring. And, as many of you can testify to, what you find at first will perhaps baffle you more than enlighten you, at least, that may seem to be the case, but it is not. For what you are uncovering, are still merely small fragments of the…

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Earth Consciousness…A Portal to the Divine

❤ vicarious thrills

Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

10 July 2014 001

Harvesting is under way.

This year more than ever sees an immense increase in the offerings from Mother Earth.

10 July 2014 005Blackcurrants are taking up much of my time over recent weeks.

Bag after bag is sealed and placed in the freezer to await further instructions! 

Several hundred pounds of Blackcurrants from two original bushes…easy to grow and multiply from cuttings stuck straight into the earth!

10 July 2014 010Trees have put out a huge amount of wood which will be coppiced later in the year.

This beautiful, forgiving form of energy that aids the environment as it grows ready for use! 

Masses of flowers with the resulting seed-heads…growing abundance that is now unstoppable.

10 July 2014 053Seeds that wing their way all over the planet to spread abundance in places I shall probably never gaze upon…the magic of life is impenetrable!

10 July 2014 012And through all this ceaseless activity, Sammy-Bear sunbathes and yawns the day away…

10 July 2014 021And deep within the Fairy…

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