Northern lights

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and northern wishes…

A Northern light:

for the lives that were born, for the lives that were lost;

for the trees that fell, for the flowers that bloomed;

for the stars that shone, for the falling stars;

for all the seeds planted and the fruits harvested,

for the ones who fell in love and for the ones who let go,

for the ones who seeked, and the ones who found..

Light a candle for hope and love..

M.L.

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“Uma aurora boreal:

pelas vidas que nasceram; pelas vidas que se perderam;

pelas árvores que caíram, pelas flores que floresceram;

pelas estrelas que brilharam, pelas estrelas que caíram;

por todas as sementes plantadas e todos os frutos colhidos,

pelos que se apaixonaram e pelos que terminaram,

pelos que procuraram e pelos que encontraram..

Acende uma vela pela esperanca e pelo amor.

M.L.

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Arvidsjaur, mountain Vittjåkk, mars 2017, M.L.

Be always Grateful and don’t take anything for granted. We never know what tomorrow may bring.

Have a harmonious new beginning and God bless you 💗🙏

M.L.

In loving memory

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Sao Pedro do Estoril, 22/12/2018, M.L.

Somos todos seres da Natureza, vimos e vamos.

A minha mae foi uma pessoa linda, não só por fora, mas por dentro também. A alma dela sempre irradiou luz, amor e um carinho bondoso de mae.

Na sua vida, ela foi atormentada por sombras e muito sofrimento, mas teve sempre o amor da sua família a tentar puxar-lhe de volta para a luz da vida. A luz que víamos no seu olhar e sorriso lindo quando lhe demonstrávamos o nosso amor e afeição.

A nossa vida ensinou-nos a semear e colher mais amor do que bens materiais. O seu amor por nós e o nosso por ela uniu-nos como família, nas alegrias e tristezas.

A sua alma já nos deixou, Livre e Leve, na Paz e Amor eterno; na Graca de Deus. Uma estrela no céu que nos ilumina, um anjinho que nos guarda e nos vigia.

Querida mae: serás para sempre invencível, indestrutível; para além da vida e da morte; para além da alegria e da dor; para além do karma e da forma. Amen

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We are all beings of Nature, we come and go.
My mother was a beautiful person, not only from the outside but also from the inside. Her soul always radiated light, love and a loving kindness of a mother.

In her life she was plagued by shadows and much suffering, but she always had the love of her family trying to pull her back into the light of life. The light we saw in her look and beautiful smile when we showed her our love and affection.

Our life has taught us to sow and reap more love than material goods. Her love for us and ours for her united us as family, in joys and sorrows.

Her soul has already left us, Free, in Peace, and eternal Love, by the Grace of God. A star in the sky that illuminates us, an angel who guards and watches over us. 

Dear mother: you will be forever invincible, indestructible; beyond life and death; beyond joy and pain; beyond karma and form. Amen

🙏🌅M.L.

What is being an artist?

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Genuine artists express their feelings authentically. Later on, the urge to share their gift, by giving and inspire others grows in their hearts.

They create with a humble attitude without second intentions or too high expectations. Recognition is good, but it should not be the final goal. They know One single feedback is precious: that is how they are remembered in someones life for a long time, if they influence positively that one single person.

Light your spark: keep on singing, dancing, painting, writing, making someone laugh, cooking that special meal, teaching, helping people, whatever is your art..you do with love and passion, that makes you feel whole and healed.

Don’t wait for the whole world out there to accept you to move on with your art. You will inspire the ones that need to be inspired, while sharing a feeling, thought and a light when they need the most. That is how the Universe “works”. Have you ever felt that before with one single melody that touches your heart? Seems like that song was specially writen for you!

And finally, the most important is that you should create to express yourself and not with the intention to please everybody. Since we are different in the way we don’t listen to the same songs, read the same kind of books or watch the same shows, you can’t please everybody with your art. It is natural that not everyone will understand it and likewise support it.

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Create to spread your light and love. No fortune, fame can replace the joy and love you earn back by touching someone’s heart deeply and purely. And remember to stay true to yourself.

That is for me what means to be a genuine artist..

🙏

M.L.

A mother’s contemplation

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I have heard before that a mother’s love to their child is unconditional.

Maybe that is the reason why i can’t describe it. Believe me i’ve tried it before, to write a poem, a description, but the words don’t flow naturally.

It’s incredible that the most overwhelming love i am experiencing is extremely hard to put into words. It’s truly beyond all of them.

What i can write about is that, through all my dotters phases since she was newborn i have been feeling and experiencing a roller coaster of emotions that i didn’t even knew it existed in me: good and bad!

She has the ability to make my hair grow gray only for worrying.. to want to yell at a pillow when she cries endlessly or is having her crisis.. to make my breath and my heart stop while i get scared she is going to fall or hit a table, to make me feel like the queen of cleaning..but to make my heart literally melt when i look at her sleeping.

It doesn’t matter how chaotic, frustrating, the day has been as somedays are.. When i see her sleeping I forget about what the day brought and am so GRATEFUL for having her in my life.

God blessed me with such a precious gift in my life..

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Narbonne, April 2018 by M.L.

Namaste ❤

M.L.

Echoing melodies

Where are you? I can’t hear..

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He sang a song deeply from his heart

from so far away,

but she could hear him in her mind

so close that she could almost touch his face again.

She singed back to him,

She knew he could hear her too.

“Where are you? I can’t hear”..

She could not hear him anymore.

Their melody began to reach the emptiness,

but she will always remember

the moment they sang the same song

above any poem, through a misterious melody,

with the ultimate bond, spiritually

She wished to hear his voice again

wherever she would go,

But their song had been whispered towards silence,

and their lights began to fade

as ice diamonds melting in the spring..

photo by M.L., Arvidsjaur, an old one (2013/2014)

Their frozen hearts turned into stars,

shining apart in the darkest skies,

though bonded for all eternity,

with a hidden melody, echoing through infinity.

by M.L., 2018

 

p.s. this poem is specially dedicated to my best friend and sister, D..

Little sys, i admire your strength and i support you ❤ : It’s your time to expand even if it hurts right now. You will be alright..

Diamonds in the snow

What doesn’t freeze me, makes me stronger.. ;p

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Arvidsjaur, 2018, by M.L.

Today i felt a “call from nature”. I decided to stop with the excuses that it is too cold (10 below zero), took my warmer clothes and shoes, ready to go out.

It’s been a long time i don’t take a walk in the forest. And even with all frozen lakes, plants, silence, because there are so few birds now, i saw a shade of beauty, of divine..

Moments like this makes me feel alive, inspired, strong, ready for fight again. Ready to handle this winter blues with a new strength..

I may not be strong enough to walk on ice right now, but i will be strong enough to defeat these winter blues symptoms ;p.. After all i have been through in my life, this is the least i expect from myself.

This is some photos i took in my morning walk here in Arvidsjaur. Hope you enjoy it as much as i do 😉

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Namaste ❤

M.L.

We are human

 

We fall and rise..

Arvidsjaur, spring 2018, by M.L.

 

We make mistakes and learn

We teach , predict,

when nobody understands

we fall as shooting stars.

We rise and shine again

ready to spread our wisdom

with a reborn strength.

We are human

learning to live

not ready to meet darkness

not allways ready to leave

we are human searching for hope,

through all the imperfections

we can’t see it all the time..

and when we finally do,

we glow again as the light of the sun

spreading warm, joy and love

after all..we are only human, for now..

Not every day the sun shines, and when it Finally does, just enjoy it 🌞

Namaste ❤

 

by M.L. 2018

 

Sail away

Don’t ever be afraid of a new adventure in your life,

don’t ever be afraid to show your vulnerability,

that doesn’t make you weaker

it makes you stronger

Sail away, navigator,

in your own adventure,

to discover who you really are..

Weak are the ones that don’t want to make a change in their life, although they have all the tools to do it, but they choose to ignore it. They think they are not strong. They don’t want to disappoint others, so they end up disappointing themselves, getting stuck in a life situation they keep saying they don’t deserve.

Strong are the ones who take a step up and recognizes what is wrong with themselves, search for help and keep on taking care of themselves. So they continue to grow, to move forward.

Once i was weak, but some time ago, i became strong. I took a step up and searched for help for my depression. Even though i don’t talk so much about it to people around me, i write and try to learn more about it, through inspiring bloggers and lecturers. Because i still feel there is a lot of lack of credibility given to people with mental issues.

Today i am even stronger. I dare to show my emotions in a healthy and respectfull way, to show who i really am. I found strategies to deal with my emotions.

I dared to sail away in the dark, into the unknown, with the light shining inside of me. I droped all my fears and worries in the wide ocean before my trip.

Where this trip will take me, it doesn’t really matter..as long as i always search for a star, the moon on the horizon and find a lighthouse, so they can show me the way..as long as i have God in my heart.

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p.s. When i mention adventure, is in a metaphorical way, a journey that begins with introspection. The real adventure is to find out and learn about yourself, where you need to act, or change, in order to improve.

Be inspired,

by M.L., 2018

The sound of the Universe

Om, or pronounced Aum, connects you with the primary source, the Universe in you.

I “sing” over Om when i feel disconnected.. It helps me go through stress and find balance again.

The result is that sometimes i feel so zen that i could walk in the streets spreading my joy as an innocent child. Probably some would say i look crazy or with the head in the moon, looking at the sky instead of looking at the buildings, listening to the birds instead of listening to the traffic, looking at the flowers instead of looking at the cars that drives by, don’t being afraid to sometimes smile at people that dare to look at me..

When i loose contact with myself, i want always to go back to the source, to this pure unity.

But not so often as i wished, i feel zen. Because “reality” is most of the times a pretty good check-out: throughout daily distractions/challenges from life; when i see bad news on tv, some hopeless commercials (not all!!), when i see hate and envy in humanity..

I wonder why can’t i see people more often do something kind to another on tv or other information sources, for a change? Spreading more inspiration, good values and education, love.. instead of most of the times, trying to sell happiness in unhealthy ways… showing chaos and bad news..My mood would continue “in the zone” for a longer time.

If people would also stop competing so hard with each other, for each others attention..People would be so much happier, finding out that happiness does not need to be bought all the time, to be compared.. We can buy some happy moments for a while, but the truly happiness is inside of all us, waiting for us to be open to receive it.

That seems like an ideal world, i know. A world free of chains from the past, from the future. A world focusing on love, kindness and respect. I think that if that world exists inside of me, why can’t i see it ALL around me?..Why i have to face disappointment? That leads me to nothing but sadness, actually. I can’t even be angry anymore. But i choose to not be depressed either. I feel sad and then let it go, hoping humanity will change Sometime

You may think i am being really naive..BUT If everybody was in the same tune, as the sound of the Universe, we would all find our little paradise on earth wherever we go in this world..

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Arvidsjaur, 2018, by Marlene Lima

Maybe some questions aren’t supposed to be answered..Maybe they are supposed to remain a mystery, hidden in the silence, hidden in the song of the universe..

Spread more Love <3,

M.L.

The last swan

When the snow starts falling outside, and the lakes begin to freeze, i look at the swans, ducks and birds that naturally fly away to warmer destinations.

Every year, one particular swan does not do it directly as the others. He is still left, in a little corner of the lake, the last corner that didn’t froze yet.

In general it’s often to see swans in pairs, but this one has been alone all the time.

Anyway, he was persistent, didn’t leave until the whole lake froze and bitter winds began to challenge him to finally go away, let go..

Sometimes in my life, i felt like this particular swan. I struggled with a specific situation until there was no energies left.. It took me a lot of time to learn how to let go of things, people, thoughts that don’t allow me to develop as a human being, to live my life the way i wanted. Use my precious energies in things that uplift me instead.

Life is full of surprises around the corner, but we have to be ready to face them, to deal with them with a pure mind and the right attitude. In this way we will accomplish things we didn’t knew we were able to. They were just waiting for us to be open, ready for them.

We should all be like the last swan, let go of what does not expand us, learn to forgive ourselves and others.. It’s hard, but worth a try..

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Much love,

M.L.