Quotes

A message to George! Thank you for being you.

Happy Birthday, Dad!
Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is my Dad’s Birthday. His name is George and he was the smartest guy I ever knew. Here pictured with my Mom and their two Standard Poodles is one of my favorite shots of him. I was very lucky to have them as parents and blessed to have chosen so well because I believe blood or lineage has not one thing to do with parents but instead it is a soul connection.

I believe that a soul enters this life for the lessons and what that soul can teach and learn from others. The Divine Source which we all make up and are very much a part of choose the life with the people needed for us to accomplish this life’s tasks. Religion, territories, possessions, lineage, ancestral bloodlines mean nothing. What you create with this life and how you treat the world around you is the most important act we do in this life.

Woodworking cabinet Dad made.
Woodworking cabinet Dad made.

This belief stems from my Dad, George whom passed 15 years ago, that he is always connected with me. He taught me how to be a strong women. He showed me how to build furniture and to work on cars. He believed there was no such thing as women’s work or men’s work it was all work. He never thought anyone was less than the next person because he experienced much hardship with much joy. He served as a Naval Air Instructor during WWII. He showed me the world of opera and classical music.

My Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and vascular infarction (mini strokes) but was treated for Alzheimer. These days I wonder what type of treatment he would have received and would his life ended differently? He slipped away retreating into the nothing-ness of his mind. This strong intelligent man not even able to feed himself gone and only his physical being left behind. He passed in the early morning hours one January day. Glad he was finally free. I think of my Dad sitting on that rock and can still smell his aftershave. His eyes beaming with the love he had for my Mom, his beloved Lowy which only he called her by that name. Her real name was Lois. How I miss them.

So today George, Happy Birthday. I celebrate all the memories we shared, good and bad, happy and sad, loving and hateful knowing that your life and mine were chosen to be for a short time connected by the Divine Source to explore and create shared moments. Thank you for being you and allowing me to experience your soulful being.

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Age has nothing to do with living.

  “If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.”

 

  Johann von Goethe

Let me start with this one idea, age has nothing to do with living. Age does not automatically make you wise. Age is not a curse. Age does not make anyone irrelevant or no longer an asset to society.  Age is an illusion by the ego. Age has no power so why do we live everyday fighting age?

What I am offering instead is life with possibilities and dreams that can happen. When you step outside of time you step into only one moment, one absolute moment, and while you have that one gorgeous moment fill it with the possibilities you imagine for your life.

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Start small with each morning before you get the day started with the must do list say to your self, today I fill my life with possibilities and my dreams matter.

Dreams are thoughts and thoughts are energy. Energy stems from Spirit which is a part of the Divine Consciousness. If you  work in partnership your life is a divine life because just that you are here makes life purposeful. The need to know why I am here disappears because you are here for a purpose. You are enough.

So why then did I start with this quote and the idea about age because the more I age the more I see people my age being absolutely insane. What happen to life lessons showing us through history change is not always a good thing? What happen with using the wisdom we have gained to protect and nurture others with compassion and understanding? What happened to allowing another to live a life designed by a higher power and being grateful for the chance to live it?

Instead people are becoming short-sighted and small-minded, hateful and resentful, needy cannot even begin to describe the society we live in now. I do not like the term being coined The Entitled Generation because they are not that at all. The children of today are the children of possibilities. Through great sorrow and challenges (which we have put on them, all ages) greatness rises.

I believe this is the dawning of a new enlightened age. Why because it has bubbled and cooked for some time. As any good cook knows the best stew or chili is only better if left to simmer allowing the flavors to enrich the food.  But you must know when to stop. An artist gets this because if you overwork a painting the paints on the paper become muddy and deluded. It is time to stop the madness and start living life with one purpose, the divine purpose, which is to love. Love another and all things and do no harm. Understand and step aside to allow people to choose their dreams and their path. Allow life to unfold because something Divine is already there guiding us. Live in the moment your glorious moment and follow the dream, your dream. It was placed inside you for a reason. By the way age has no limit on a dreams. Do not allow another to say how what or why you choose this path. Make a choice and live your life.

 

 

 

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Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the Path.

Five Laws for Our Times:

 

1. Recognize that the other person is you.

 

2. There is a way through every block.

 

3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.

 

4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.

 

5. Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the Path.

 

 

Yogi Bhajan, popularized Kundalini Yoga in the West.

Vermont Oil Painting Original Scenic Landscape Artwork by Laurie Rohner Mt Mansfield
Vermont Original Scenic Landscape Oil Painting by Laurie Rohner.

Vermont Original Scenic Landscape Oil Painting by Laurie Rohner.
A realistic Vermont landscape original oil painting is titled Pastures below Mt Mansfield. I painted this detailed scenic landscape on a 10″ x 10″ stretched canvas.

A summer scene of picturesque Vermont depicting Mount Mansfield in the distance and a wonderful Vermont farmhouse and barn in the foreground. I painted this pastoral landscape with detailed realism, the richness of the pasture in direct contrast to the image of the mountain peak in the distance. My use of color draws the viewer into the painting where you discover the quaint farmhouse and the barn on the ridge.

Color palette: blue, light leaf green, rich deep green, golden yellows, barn red, soft teal green, flaxen yellow.

The painting is signed and dated on the reverse and arrives Unframed. Ready to hang!

The painting measures 10 X 10 inches on wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples on the back. The painting has a beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints.

The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The painting continues around to the sides – framing is not required.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

Buy art at Laurie Rohner Studio.

 

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Everything, Everyone wants the same thing.

“Everything you take for granted is a blessing. Everything you fear is a friend in disguise. Everything you want is a part of you. Everything you hate you hate about yourself. Everything you own does not define you. Everything you feel is the only Truth there is to know.

 

 

Everything you wish for is already on its way to you. Everything you think creates your life. Everything you seek for you will find. Everything you resist will stick around. Everything you let go of stays if it’s supposed to. Everything you need is right where you are.

 

 

Every time you bless another you bless yourself. Every time you blame another you lose your power. Every time you think you can, you can. Every time you fall you must get up and try again. Every time you cry you’re one tear closer to joy. Every time you ask for forgiveness, all you have to do is forgive yourself.

 

 

Everyone you see is your reflection. Everyone you know mirrors you. Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone wants to live in joy. Everyone seeks a higher purpose. Everyone breathes the same breath. Everyone needs love to survive. Everyone has a purpose to fulfill.

 

 

Everyone’s the same as everyone else. We just get caught up in labels, names, skin color and religion. Everyone’s the same as everyone else. No one wants to feel the pain. Everyone’s the same as everyone else. Everyone is dying for love to remain.”

 

Jackson Kiddard

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Birches Oil on Panel by Laurie Rohner

Vermont Oil Painting Birch Trees Original Nature Art

Vermont oil painting titled Birches original nature art by Laurie Rohner. A fabulous woodland scenic landscape with birch trees against the blue skies is painted on 6″ x 6″ panel and is unframed.

My painting is very much influenced by the Impressionist style. Birches are wonderful trees to paint because of their contrasting bark and the way the bark stands out against the leaves and the sky. It is a fantastic miniature painting to add to Cottage Farmhouse Decor.

Palette: Navy, white,orange,new leaf green, sky blue, yellow, green.

Comes to you unframed on a 6” x 6″ panel
Ask about a frame.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

Original Nature Art
Oil Painting Birches artwork by Laurie Rohner

 

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Inspiring words, live life with dreams, failures, passions and joy.

Acrylic on canvas by Laurie Rohner
Original Cottage Garden Nature Art Flowers and Bees.

– Follow your passion! Do what you love!

 

– Have the courage to follow your dreams!

 

– Live your life with integrity. Be true to yourself!

 

– Expect rejection: this is how you find your target market!

 

– Focus on Happiness! You will truly feel successful when you do this!

 

– Innovate: let those little ideas become big ones that help you build your business!

 

– Listen to your authentic self and let it guide you to success!

 

– Create what you love!

 

– Persevere! Don’t listen to naysayers!

 

– Just Do It! Don’t wait for perfection!

 

– Cultivate your vison and create steps to get there!

 

– Build relationships that fulfill and inspire you! Don’t just network.

 

– Take the time to prepare; your work, your marketing, your mission!

 

– Follow your dreams with the determination that you feel in your heart!

 

– Commit to your goals and you will see amazing results!

 

– Volunteer your time and efforts to help you grow your business!

 

– Be persistent! You know what you are doing!!!

 

– Work hard to excellent at what you do and in customer service!

 

– Tell those negative thoughts that you don’t need to think them and pursue the activities that give you confidence!

 

– Take risks! This is how dreams come true!

 

– Embrace failure! Every successful person has!

I found these wonderful inspiring words at Handmade Success. Read through them and I know you will feel better. Check out this great blog for free printable downloads and inspiring words for creative business people. Everyone needs a pick me up.

 

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Freedom is a reflection of our own magnificence.

“We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights.”

 

Alan Cohen, is the owner of the Florida Panthers.

Freedom to soar to new heights…
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Surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest place in the world.

Sometimes don’t you feel this way?

I can fully understand what these words are saying and know there are people who agree, feel the tug at their own hearts. There is no blame. No one is at fault for your circumstances. You made a choice and that choice put you in the situation, now behind the loneliness you know you are in the midst of the wrong people for your life and now you feel trapped. In my situation I have found myself in a wonderful neighborhood but the wrong people. It took me 5 years to see the obvious. When you go off course and head down the wrong road you end up in a lovely town but the wrong people living there aren’t the neighbors or town. It is you. Figure out who you are and get back on the road, finding the right people in your life.

Spirit, the Universe is showing you to start moving and it is never too late or impossible to correct your situation. Staying is the worst thing you can do and nothing will get better. I have realized this hard lesson but I also believe I am back on the right road again. I am selling my home and relocating back to Vermont. Check out my house for sale site. It wasn’t until my heart broke wide open did I see my truth and what will it take for you to find yours?

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A reflection of a genuine inner belief.

“Developing self-esteem requires an act of revolution, or several mini-revolutions, in which we begin to separate from group thought and establish our own sense of authority. We may suddenly; realize we hold an opinion different from our family or our peers, but in either case we will have difficulty freeing ourselves from the group’s energy, whose strength depends upon numbers and opposition to most expressions of individuality The act of finding our own voice, even in mini-revolutions, is spiritually significant. Spiritual maturity is measured not by the sophistication of a person’s opinions, but by their genuineness and the courage necessary to express and maintain them. By courage, I do not mean the intractable stubbornness of two people locking horns, Spiritual maturity in contrast, is the capacity to stand one’s ground as a reflection of a genuine inner belief.”


Caroline Myss, is a best-selling author and speaker.

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Do you follow the Path or the path?

by BetweenTheWeeds
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“The Path that is best for you is the Path that keeps the best of you in play.”

– The Oaqui

The big question these days is what is your purpose? Am I on the right path? The funny thing about these two questions is if you are asking there is something wrong. Life works without our interference, though we may block or get in the way of what life is trying to do for us, things do end up right where it is meant to be. This is very different from the Path and the path we follow. The path we follow is ego rattling away in our heads never satisfied. The Path is the energy we choose to emanate and connect with Source. Visualize a balloon with a gold thread attached to an ever supply source of thread. It is gently rising up with the currents. Suddenly the balloon gets caught up in a downdraft causing the balloon to tumble about. The current changes things calm down and the balloon floats above the turmoil. The balloon soars farther and farther.

There are always going to be downdrafts it is the nature of life and to ignore this is to not live the best you can. Denying a problem means finding no solutions, but when you live a life that allows everything to have meaning, you will find yourself soaring. It is not always having good times but having experiences that push us to be more of who we are and to be grateful for all things in our lives. You are the balloon, life is the currents and the ever supply of gold thread yes the Source. The thread is so strong it never breaks no matter how hard it is stretched. The Path is forever there forever connected even when we think all is lost. We are never lost. When people live there lives with Source, the Path, everything is the best for you. Always.