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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

Believe And You Will Find Your Way

“May It Be”

May it be an evening star,
Shines down upon you.
May it be when darkness falls,
Your heart will be true.
You walk a lonely road;
Oh, how far you are from home….

Mornie utulie (darkness has come),
Believe and you will find your way.
Mornie alantie (darkness has fallen),
A promise lives within you now….

May it be the shadows call,
Will fly away.
May it be your journey on,
To light the day.
When the night is overcome,
You may rise to find the sun.

Mornie utulie (darkness has come),
Believe and you will find your way.
Mornie alantie (darkness has fallen),
A promise lives within you now….

A promise lives within you now….

Lyrics by Roma Ryan

I can so identify with this song.  I feel I do walk a lonely road, but I have such a passion for the cause I’m working for.   I’m far away from home as I’ve known it, but I’ve been learning home is where you believe in your heart.  I do believe that I will find my way and that my efforts will come to pass.  That gives me the drive to continue to work so hard on what has been laid upon my heart.  I have to cling to that promise and allow it to always live within me.    I encourage you to believe and for a star to shine down upon you  so you will find your way through whatever road you may be journeying on in your life.  

~ Melise ~

A Secret Garden

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A Secret Garden

I wish I could go to a garden and rest.  A place that is safe and true. Where the world as we now know it has not been allowed to go inside and intrude.   Where beauty awaits and fragrances seduce to let down my guard and breathe.  A time to relax and empty my soul of all of the worlds misdeeds.   To bring myself back to the place I need for my well being of peace and harmony.  To soak in the wisps of sunlight dancing through the trees, which I know will bring strength to face the world again with ease.  If I found a place so true, I would keep the key and hide it away unless I shared it with you.   

Melise

It’s been a hard road and tiring journey, I just needed to express myself.  The world seems to be changing so fast and it seems there is always something and someone to stand up for.  I have to continue to have faith that I am making a difference.  ~ Peace ~

Come Away With Me

I was suppose to take a flight today from Montana to Florida.  Only to return to Montana next week.  We have fires going on all around us in Montana right now.  At the same time, we have a major tropical storm that is hitting Florida.  Thus the reason for my trip being canceled. I have truly been learning to live in the moment.  I have eliminated expectations.  Right now, in my life, with the work that I am doing, it requires that.  I literally at times do not know what is going to transpire within the next hour.  It has taken time for me to get to this place in my soul, it did not happen over night.  I am always one that liked to know what schedules might be in advance.

 I am learning to embrace this new way of life as I see amazing things happen when I allow things to happen in a way that is bigger than me or what I could have done. I am becoming more experienced in listening to my gut instinct or that still small voice inside of me.  At the same time,  I am still trying to honor the time that I need to be just me.  It is hard sometimes, to take that extra pampering that is needed for the soul and rejuvenation. 

  At least I am on the path of continuing to remind myself, just to get away. 

Come Away With Me In The Night

Come away with me in the night
Come away with me
And I will write you a song

Come away with me on a bus
Come away where they can’t tempt us
With their lies

I want to walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows
knee-high
So won’t you try to come

Come away with me and we’ll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me

And I’ll never stop loving you

And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I’m safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me

-Norah Jones

When You Believe

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As I was walking out of the Capitol, a State Representative said to me “Ms. Jordan hang in there and I hope everything works out.”  My first response was ” I am believing that it will.”  He smiled as we both continued walking the opposite way.   Another State Representative said that she “admired the work and what was being done.”  Senators have told me to “continue to do what I am doing and stay on that path.”    I know that I have taken a journey in my life that requires me to believe in miracles or I must quit what I am doing.   To speak about truth, honor, justice and kindness to our fellow man that is suffering is not a popular subject, especially in today’s political world. It is especially not popular when it is those that are forgotten.    My whole life and being has to be full of  a belief in miracles or what I am asking for will never happen.   I know within my heart that what I am doing is right, I am told by others that I am making a difference.  Of course in my own self I want immediate results, but for the good of the whole I have to give up what I myself wants and go for the change that is needed for all.  It gets tiring, it gets lonely, it is hard and it can be painful, but I know that it is right. Why?  Because I do see the miracles that are happening around me. And as I see them, I ask and pray for bigger ones.  Miracles for more than just me. 

Reader Appreciation Award

I am both honored and humbled.   This has all been new to me, I have journaled since 1996 but I only started blogging the beginning of this year.  It has been a great experience so far to express myself and to use creativity that blogging allows.  With this blog it was just a place for me to honor being me, in a world that has gone crazy, a place to find solace and re-energize.  When I was nominated it brought tears to my eyes because I never expected that someone else would enjoy reading it, as I was not sure in which direction this blog was going to go. Each post at the end is always a surprise to me as I just allow the creative need express itself.  :-)  I would like to thank http://wsj2day.com/ for this award with honor and gratitude. 

As with all the ‘blog-o-sphere’ awards, there are rules upon acceptance. The rules for all of these are somewhat similar and are as follows . . . of course there are more . . .

  1. Add a photo for the award you received to a blog post.
  2. Link back to your nominating blogger in your post.
  3. Tell us some random stuff about yourself that might not be evident by following your blog.
  4. Nominate some worthy bloggers for the same award you received and leave them a note linking them back to your award post.
  • My random stuff 
  • I am a daredevil – I like fast cars, no I don’t mean to look at but to drive.  :-)
  • I like to try out new things in life to experience, you only live once. 
  • Although this blog is about “The Delicate Beauty Of My Soul”  I am a gal that is best described as fluff and tuff.  There is quite a bit of tom boy in me also. 
  • I don’t take dares well.  
Others that I would like to award this award too, well it is hard for me to choose only some, but here goes….I have found inspiration in these
I have found the uniqueness of these on the internet that makes the world a smaller and friendlier place – I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 
Shalom 

In My Dreams

Let me dream of another place. Where sprinkles of stardust fall on my face. With beauty and kindness, with love and peace, these things not so uncommon and out of reach.  A place of laughter where joy abounds and truly it is where your dreams are found. Where evil is unknown and holds no ties to hearts full of darkness and too many lies.   A place still of innocence where animals can play, you don’t have to leave them you are able to stay. Fairytale wishes, ribbons and lace, yes childhood dreams but such a sacred place. 

To me from me, just my thoughts, dreams and wishes.  I see so much injustice on a daily basis that at times it is easier to imagine a place of peace and serenity to nourish my soul.  ~ Melise ~