For me one of the many things I value is my friendships with others, and of course very much theirs with me.
As a friend I try to turn up, be present, in my intention at any moment when they feel they need me. Sometimes, due to other things happening in my life I am not always able to be there, right in that moment for them. But in some way I do reach out and show them the love I have in them and the belief that life will sort itself out... and so on.
The big thing for me is if I have said I will be there to help them in some way, call them or whatever I have agreed to do...regardless of whatever comes up in my life, I WILL follow through, come hell or high water. As someone once said to me... “....unless you have a death certificate there are NO excuses.”
The reason I am sharing, is that in our world at present, we talk about, mostly via social media, having lots of friends and count them as being there when we need them, or vice versa. But sadly, it isn’t necessarily the case. Someone once said to me, “In your line of work you must have lots and lots of friends?” To which I replied, “....no actually I have one or two... maybe even three people who have been there in my life, to whom I, with blessings call friends”. They seemed surprised and I feel a little disappointed. But for me, friends are a very special connection. And friendship takes work, time, commitment. It cannot be one sided in any way. As you sow, so shall you reap!
Yes, I have many acquaintances, and for that I feel doubly, if not triply blessed. I am truly not sharing this with you for you to feel sorry for me, but instead inviting you to reflect upon those in your world who have been there for you, through thick & thin, laughter & tears and STILL love you as much as you love them. These are what true friends look like, in every shape and form, so value and be thankful for them.
Which is my segue to change the conversation to Dragonflies and what they mean to me and how this all ties together.
On my tour to the Maritimes this Fall, I was blessed to have an event at Dragonflys & Dreams in Sydney, Cape Breton, on completion, the owner Sharon, blessed me with a beautiful dragonfly crystal hanging one for my window at home. And it now has pride of place next to other crystals & a stained glass piece in my office area.
The Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. Which at this moment in our world, we are facing both personally & worldly EVERY single day. So keep that in mind folks.
As a totem it is about wisdom, and when it turns up in our life it is a reminder to bring about more lightness & joy allowing our true colors to shine through. To be our vibrational self on all levels and standing tall and powerful in that energy.
They appear in our life, when it is time to bring about change, this is when spirit are engaging us to see our full potential. To live and experience life for our self in acceptance that metamorphosis is about to occur. And with that I say “Bring it on, I am ready!”
Spirit offers up to us this self realization every day, in some form or another. Whether it is something we see, hear or discover. Maybe someone gives us something or guides us to somewhere. And in that moment, when we reach our own “Aha” realization, we are reminded that spirit are there for us, in our corner, so to speak, helping us every step of the way.
I truly pray your day, your week, and your life is filled with friendship, dragonflies & self realization and in every moment your vibrational essence turns up and is there in intention.
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie A. Anderson
I am not sure if it is the time of year, or just something within me that feels very protective of myself and others at this time. I call it my mama bear mode... a time when maybe I have to roar loudly to keep away danger and to bring close, those that I love and care for.
So, in an effort to understand this instinctual, and protective side that is rising up within me, I did what I usually do, when faced with something that is outside of my humanness. I meditate.
The first thing I was faced with in this time of reflection was the symbolism of the bear.
The supreme fearlessness, filling me with strength & raw, yet focused power.
I saw that within me was the role of guardian, in a grounded and real way, standing in my power, creating a spiritual circle around those who I love and care for, protecting and bringing about awareness.
I heard these vibrational words that I will share with you all now.
You are never alone...
Sometimes we need to step into our own solitude, trust & be who we are.
You are grounded, manifesting your intuitive gifts providing a positive outcome.
Harness this powerful energy & connect emotionally to the Universe on all levels.
YOUR roar can heal, protect & balance all around you.
Stand strong! Be you & draw close those you love & trust.
For all of you out there... whatever your gender, whatever your belief, whatever your journey, know that these words are for us all.
Debbie A. Anderson
Sadly after a lot of research online I was unable to find out who put these beautiful thoughts together, some attributed it to Andy Rooney, but his publicist said these are not his words. Whomever collated them we thank you, because they are perfectly vibrational.
I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned .... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help them in any other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned....That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned....That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned...That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned....That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
This is my contribution.... I invite you to share your what “I’ve Learned” in the comments below.
I’ve learned .... That life is about living in unconditional vibrational Love.
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
In life we have random moments... one after another... and sometimes we actually listen and follow through... on that haphazard thought... without attaching anything to it... no requirements... no needing to know... just taking one step after another not expecting a perceived outcome....
It does all start with that casual thought. That moment when you just do something because you feel an inner feeling...... guidance... direction.
Take my day yesterday. I went out to mail out a deck that had been purchased online at my website. I stood in the lineup, and looked around the very familiar spot I go to almost daily to ship out orders (thank you spirit). But today my eye caught a postcard of Point Pelee, it was prepaid to anywhere in the world, so I immediately thought of my son Russell, who last year came to visit me in Canada. We walked out to the “point” something I hadn’t done in the 4 years I have lived in Leamington. And, that was that random moment I followed through & bought the postcard.
I then was craving a trim, my hair was getting way too long for me, it was messing, untamed. But the hairdresser was packed, an hour wait, hmmm way too much to do. So my day continued like any other day, focusing on my wonderful work. Later Chris had to go out to see his mechanic for the corvette, so asked if I wanted to come along for the ride. Why not, sunny day, cooler than it has been so I was in.
After we had finished his “business” I asked if we could just drop back into the hairdressers, and yes, they could cut my hair. Again, a random decision – unplanned, not orchestrated. Chris then suggested going for a beer, I was in, the temperature was pleasant and I wanted to sit outside, so we decided to go to the golf club looking over Lake Erie, only to be told NO, the management were concerned about the bugs.
Hmm, Fish flies had just finished, so we then, on the spur of the moment went somewhere else, a place we had not been to in a long time that we knew had a patio overlooking the lake. As we pulled up & got out of the car this voice shouts over “Debbie ... it’s you!” We embraced in complete surprise, because the last time we had met over a year ago she was heading out of Province. She shared “I was going to go for a bike ride, but spirit said get in the car and go to Freddys.” so she followed through. Wow I thought, this wasn’t our first choice, but obviously spirit guided us here too... at this exact moment when Amanda would be here. That chance meeting -synchronistical. She then shared her travels and explained currently she was working at Point Pelee... I laughed and pulled out the postcard I had purchased earlier.
In that moment, we sat KNOWING this was a divine invitation for us all.... not knowing the “what” or the “why” but allowing our intuition, our inner guru to guide us to this exact point in time for this meeting.
We sat, talked and listened. We shared and allowed that moment, when the three of us where connected spiritually to just be. In synchronicity. In pure awareness. Even still not knowing what or why we had been brought together, but embracing the moment.
Questions, thoughts, sharings... then as we were preparing to say goodbye, the song from Flashdance came on.. What a Feeling... take your magic and make it happen... take your passion and make it happen.... What a feeling, Bein's believin'..I can have it all.
What more could we have asked for in that divine appointment we had turned up for? A clear and concise message for us all!
Thank you spirit for everything you send to me EVERY single moment. Thank you for engaging my consciousness into being present, turning up, being in the NOW moment every step of the way.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Now invite in the moments that occur without knowing why... it all starts with just a thought!.
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie A. Anderson
One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.
Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.
That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.
On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. 'Really?' she heard whispered. 'I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!' and, 'I didn't know others liked me so much,' were most of the comments.
No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.
Several years later, one of the students was killed in Vietnam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.
The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.
As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. 'Were you Mark's math teacher?' he asked. She nodded: 'yes.' Then he said: 'Mark talked about you a lot.'
After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.
'We want to show you something,' his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket 'They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it.'
Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.
'Thank you so much for doing that,' Mark's mother said. 'As you can see, Mark treasured it.'
All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, 'I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home.'
Chuck's wife said, 'Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album.'
'I have mine too,' Marilyn said. 'It's in my diary.'
Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. 'I carry this with me at all times,' Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: 'I think we all saved our lists.'
That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.
The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.
Author - Anonymous
Whether this is a true story or not I feel it is like a parable, showing us a vibrational lesson we can embrace and a gentle reminder to tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
Debbie A. Anderson
As we awaken the vibration within, so the healing begins and we learn to love and live.