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Hope~Beyond the Dark

I think this video of a mums experience of her son and his psychosis points out a few issues I recognise as important in life now as we know it today. I wanted to share it here and Thanks for the original share “out of a great need ” x

feeling alone … Whether by yourself or alone in company …. personal stories can offer a heart to someone who needs it, clarity about issues, understanding and hope.

An opportunity for people to share with someone their experience one they may not yet understand. It can influence people to connect with less judgement, also has the potential for the personal story teller to feel supported on a larger scale, more than with just by the people who are experiencing the same or similar, but a larger community.

I believe honesty in communication helps us operate at a higher level, bias and judgment may separate us, and hide us away from truly exposing ourselves to connect with someone else’s real experiences. Once we open our hearts to listen, we expand our capacity to love.

Truly, it’s the most newsworthy approach to topics including human issues that effect us all, and a positive step toward healing … instead of headlines that create hysteria, hatred, judgement and terror, and designed to influence people.

Sharing a personal story or experience has the capacity to impact others on a more personable heartfelt level.  In my view plays a part to creating more sophisticated human world x

Out of a Great Need

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40 days to abundance · ballyvoneen art · life by design

love the way…

love the way…
the moon loves the tides
unconditioning compulsive steady
never doubtful or weak

the way

the sunflower does the sun
inspired positive and strong

receive love…. the way

a hungry body does food
with satisfaction fulfillment and ease

the way

the droplet and sunbeam
fuse and arch into true colours
that fill the sky
with celebration

we call it a rainbow
informs me
its love



ballyvoneen art · parental daily ramblings

love craft

Cannot believe how times fly!
My daughter asked me,' why do we have Valentines?' my repy 
'Emmm Its a day to show we love each other!'  
thinking to my myself gosh its Feb already!
'Why is it called Valentines?', she came back
Well now....thats a good one...
I said to myself, and out loud said..'..emmm'
'Will we google it?' she answered!

 So we did!
..and there were LOADS of theories, but we liked 
this one the best.

Back in 270 AD in the rule of Claudius III,
 Claudius decided to ban men from getting married,
 as he figured they made better soldiers single!
Bishop Valentine disagreed, and performed 
secret weddings for the men of the kingdom.
 He was then found out and jailed. 
He wrote a love letter to the jailors daughter
 whilst being imprisoned and signed it
be my valentine <3

Heres a simple craft to make with kids
 for the valentines holiday
Things you need:
wool or string

Cut out 3 hearts 1 larger, 
one smaller, and one smaller again.
Paint the hearts different collours 
and wait to dry
glue the hearts on top of each other =>

Have a warm fuzzy valentines today!