Beyond The Veil

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Beyond The Veil means – In a mysterious or hidden place or state.

As a child I believe it was easier to believe in the unknown.  To believe in fantasies, dreams, nightmares, even life after death.  As adults we tend to over-think and over-analyze everything and not leave any room for faith in the unknown.   We plod along in this life burdened down with every day living.  Forgetting the joy we had as children, to allow our minds to wander beyond the veil.  As adults what are we afraid of, that as children we seemed to have more courage?   Allow yourself  to be as a child again, journey back into your dreams.   Find that creative, mysterious place within you.  I believe that when we can incorporate the stark reality and the mysterious, hidden place of creativity, we can find a better balance of peace of mind and joy in our every day surroundings. 

~ Melise ~

The new release from Lindsey Stirling inspired me.  I hope it brings as much wonder into your life as it did in mine.

It’s Gonna Be A Bright Sun-Shiny Day

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It’s been a long, hard road and a very unsettling time for me.  I had to take much needed time off.  I can say now that I woke up with this tune on my mind and am able to say “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way.”  Let’s look for that bright, bright Sun-Shiny Day! :)     ~ Melise ~

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I Can See Clearly Now

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin’ for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.Look all around, there’s nothin’ but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothin’ but blue skiesI can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Songwriters: GAMBLE, KENNY / HUFF, LEON
I Can See Clearly Now lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

I Will Choose To Testify To Love

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God created the colors of the rainbow. He created the colors on each of us. If you take out any color of the rainbow, it is no longer complete, and it no longer holds its promise. If you take out any of the races that God created, our Humanity would not be complete. It takes all of us. We are all human, we are all mankind. We were all specifically created with promise and purpose.
~ by Melise ~

The media has been bombarding us with images of racial tension these last several weeks.  Tension that has been there under the surface for many.  It breaks my heart to see so many people in pain.  I sat down one evening thinking about it and wrote the above.  

Why can’t we all just be humans? 

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Spreading My Wings Like A Butterfly

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Have you ever felt that you were going through a transformation?  Where circumstances beyond your control changes your life situation. We think we can keep control of our life at all times, trying to keep a tight control on everything around us.  But there comes a time when we have to eventually decide if we are going to let fear keep us from growing and causing us stress or muster up the courage to be all that we can, no matter what life throws at us.  To truly let our spirits live we have to spread our wings and fly, like the butterfly. 

~Melise~

Butterfly – Mariah Carey

When you love someone so deeply they become your life
It’s easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imagined I could keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you I must open up my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun

If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I have learned that beauty has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage to be all that I can
And I truly feel your heart will lead you back to me
When you’re ready to land

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun

If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I can’t pretend these tears aren’t over flowing steadily
I can’t prevent this hurt from almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye for you’ll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun

If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun

If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

So flutter through the sky
Butterfly, fly
Spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

It’s Not Far Down To Paradise

My time is so enjoyable at the beach, it is when I can relax the most.  The sound of the waves and the seagulls de-stress me.  When I took these I was thinking of the song “Sailing” and that I could easily sail away on a beautiful day like this!  I have to come back to Florida for a touch of paradise.      ~Melise~

Sailing 

It’s not far down to paradise,  At least it’s not for me

And if the wind is right you can sail away
And find tranquility
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

It’s not far to never never land
No reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy
Of innocence again
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Sailing
Takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy 
It gets the best of me
When i’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie
Every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me

It’s not far back to sanity
At least it’s not for me
And when the wind is right you can sail away
And find serenity
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

Fairy Tales

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Ah, Cinderella.  What little girl has never dreamed of becoming Cinderella?  I loved fairy tales as a child. Well, I’ll admit..I still do.  I always like the beginning and the end.  “Once Upon A Time & They Lived Happily Ever After.”  All stories seems to have a pattern that there is a major crisis but then love conquers all and they go from that point on to live happily ever after.  If real life only worked this way but reality is reality and must be faced. We can conquer one battle just to go on to the next battle.  So let me whisper in your ear a secret…. Sssshhhh, no matter how old you are it’s okay to indulge in the secret pleasure of reading, watching and even dreaming of our own fairy tales. Sometimes it’s just nice place to escape and keep hope alive.   ~Melise~

Highland Beauty In Montana

A Sunday Evening Drive Through The Highland Mountains In Montana

I Loved How The Sun Gave The Appearance That It’s Rays Were Touching The Ground. It Was A Breathtaking View.

I loved the drive through here.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but it ended up being more than what I expected.  The colors were beautiful to see, listening to the creek gurgle it’s way through, feeling the gentle cool breeze, with the smell of rain in the air that only those in Montana would identify.  It is different than Florida rain with the smell that comes sweeping through.  I took these photo’s before I flew out again.  I was unable to take any pictures before as I had left my camera during traveling.  It felt so good to get it back.  Photo’s capture the memories for us, where we get to experience it all over again.   It is nice to take a break, to just relax the mind and do nothing but soak up nature around us.  I hadn’t had much of a chance to do that in the last several months. This little trip was well worth it.    { Montana has had a very rough summer with the smoke from all of the wildfires.  It has been extremely hazy with very low visibility.  You will see in the clarity of these photos the haze that surrounded everything, but to me it was still beautiful.}  :) 

This song perfectly describes how I felt during this drive. 

~Melise~