The Thief of My Soul

The Thief of My Soul

Written by Deanna Cloe Jaynes

 

In the dark of the night, I feel the loneliness take over me.

I don’t want this fog to surround my soul, but it rolls in waiting below as a quiet thief.

He whispers to my soul to allow him in.

My soul cracks the door a little to see what he wants.

That was all the thief needed; just an opening to get in.

Loneliness was now inside me and there was only darkness not light.

My soul had grown used to the light and began searching for a beam somewhere but couldn’t find its way through the darkness.

My soul asked loneliness why he was here, hoping he came to the wrong place.

He replied “I felt despair coming this direction first. I knew if I could make it in before him, then his entrance is easier. Then that would allow the others to follow.

My soul didn’t want despair or any of the others to enter in.

My soul decided to think of good things inside her, knowing this would bring the light back.

My soul is grateful for other souls that love her just as she is with no pretense and the freedom within.

As my soul remembers, the light begins to shine.

My soul looks around for the darkness, but he is gone like a thief in the night.

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Unconditional Love of a Pet

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Unconditional Love of a Pet              Written by Deanna Cloe

 

I was overwhelmed when my dog Rocky recently and suddenly had to be put to sleep. To be honest, he really wasn’t my dog. My youngest child Andrew went off to college two years ago and couldn’t take Rocky with him to the dorm! But thank goodness for unanswered prayers because now as an empty nester, now all I had was Rocky to come home to. We were together in this transition of life.

 

Rocky is a beautiful black lab with a white streak on his chest. He was a big dog weighing 100 pounds, but he had no idea he was big! He was Andrew’s dog and would shower him with unstoppable kisses when he’d come home for a weekend! I loved seeing them play and kiss!

 

I woke up like any other Sunday morning with Rocky lying on his bed next to my bed. He was looking up at me to let me know he was ready to go outside for his morning business. When I got to the bedroom door he whined. He tried to get up but couldn’t. He tried to drag himself with his front legs. I rushed over to him not knowing what was wrong. I tried to get him to stand but he couldn’t. His back end and legs were limp. It was Sunday so I had to get him to an emergency vet clinic – his normal vet.

 

This was one of the hardest and unselfish things I ever had to do. Vet said Rocky probably had a stroke sometime during the night and had no feeling from his mid section down to his toenails. He was in a lot of pain, and I couldn’t see him suffer. He was such a happy dog and even there lying on the table all he wanted to do was kiss me as I cried.  I held him tight, told him how much I loved him, told him what a wonderful dog he was, and I held him as they put him to sleep.

 

I didn’t realize what a big part of my life he had become. He loved me unconditionally and brought joy to me every day! I miss him greeting me happily every day I came home. I miss seeing him in the recliner next to mine every evening sleeping in some odd position and making me smile. I miss us walking to bed together every night and I even miss hearing him snore at night. Rocky will forever be in my heart. I miss him every day! What I want to impress upon you is take pictures of you and your pet together. It will be priceless!

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Be a Blessing

“You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others….” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

I don’t know about you but I wake up every morning happy and grateful for another day to BE A BLESSING to others. It’s not about me, or things, or getting what I want. I think of how I can help those in my life whether its business or personal.

I take time in the mornings to mediate and verbally say what I am grateful for. Meditation centers my soul and gives me a deep peace in a love space and I truly believe it makes a difference in starting my day. Some people journal, some people say a prayer or talk to God, some people exercise, others just rush out of bed to shower and get out the door just in time. I believe it makes a difference in how we START our day.

Take just 15 minutes every morning for YOU. Everyone can do 15 minutes!! Do what helps you to center yourself in love and gratitude. It will put a spring in your step, give you a positive attitude to begin your day, and it will no doubt make you wear a beautiful smile. When you begin your day in that way, don’t you think it will make a difference? Of course it will. How could it not?  With out you even knowing it – YOU will be a blessing to someone.

Be a Blessing – Begin your day with YOU first, then you can give to others!

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Trust Your Soul to Guide You

Trust your soul to always guide you on the right path.

I can remember years ago when I made the conscious connection between my soul/intuition telling me a truth and at the time I listened and realized that it was true! To some that may sound like nonsense, but to me is an absolute~~ That moment was so enlightening that I will always remember it.

This past week I have struggled with something in my life. To be quite honest, I didn’t know that I was struggling internally except for the fact I couldn’t sleep. When I was asked why I wasn’t sleeping well, my only answer was I didn’t know why.

I know we all dream. However I rarely remember mine.  I only remember my dreams when they are important or let’s just say it’s when my soul has an important message for me. This week I had an amazing dream. I was in the presence of an angel. I don’t know where we were but that didn’t matter. What I do remember is  I was in awe of the beauty, the love, the serenity, and overwhelming connection knowing she was guiding me……just knowing she was here with me. I then woke up! Wow! I laid there in bed in silence visualizing the dream all over again. Except that I don’t think it was a dream now. I felt the presence deep in my soul. I believe this has great significance in my life.

Today I realized why I was struggling. I didn’t want to face “the why” of my struggles, but facing it is the only way to have peace. It’s funny – It is so easy for me to face issues in business and make wise and intelligent decisions, but when it comes to matters of the heart I want to think the best in people. We all want to see the good – before we see the bad. I believe that is true or natural for most people.

As I sat in silence, all alone…. I closed my eyes and listened to my spirit speak. I needed answers. I needed guidance. The answer came quickly and my eyes opened.

What I want to impress upon you is to let your soul guide you. When you feel at odds and not at peace – there is a reason why. Facing “the why” is hard, but taking action for resolution is the hardest part. For example – I know I need to lose the extra pounds I’m carrying, but taking the action to make it happen with working out and eating healthy is the hardest part.

Inner peace will come when I follow through with the solution. If you are struggling, find the why, face it, accept it, and take action for peace.

Love and Allowing my Soul to Guide Me,

Deanna

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