Balance – another of The Garden Gate Series

Here is a peek at another of The Garden Gate Series (click on the page above for more info on the series itself).

Please note: I am not showing these in the order they were created. Also the image is up for a short time only, along with the information about it, so you can have a look and hopefully resonate with them and order. It is watermarked. Please do not copy. If you want your own print copy, they are available, sans watermark, on quality paper both individually and as a set. All you have to do is order and buy. To do so, simply email me: aliana@22shangrila.com

So here it is – The Garden Gate – BALANCE.

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…it’s in pdf format, click on the link to view it.

Here’s a bit of thought and info on it –

BALANCE – the ability to maintain calm and stay centred in the midst of the swirl of life, both on an emotional, mental, and physical level, is becoming crucial in the world we live in today. As much on the outside tosses and turns (think: the environment, politics, countries, relationships) if we do not strive for balance within each and every day, we may find ourselves matching those outer rhythms and our lives suddenly running helter-skelter with the winds.

So whether you are keen to live in the world of harmony and love that I call The Garden, or simply want to have more calm in your day-to-day life in the world as you see it – Balance is a key.

THE GARDEN GATE OF BALANCE – When we live in harmony with the inner rhythm of our divine nature, listening to the sounds of silence within, following the thread that is the essence of calm, then we begin to resonate with the true balance available to all and life comes into a place of steadiness and ease. We gently move from the edges to the centre. When this happens, we not only facilitate balance in our own lives but also for all that exist around us, for we become like a soft ripple of balance in a pool of light.

TO LIVE IN THE GARDEN, BALANCE IS ESSENTIAL. Using this Gate as a meditation tool allows you to resonate with the frequency of balance at The Garden level. As with all of these Gates, the more you work with it, the more the frequency and focus takes hold within and you awaken one day to discover that balance has become for you a way of life.

Remember – The Garden Gates are powerful, effective, they work.

Blessings and Aloha to you all – Aliana

Friends…

Some waft through your life like bits of sky cloud – here one moment, gone the next. Their impact is pleasant, perhaps important, maybe even dazzling.

Others linger over tea and a few biscuits of time, even a life experience or two. You toast a year together, perhaps another, and they are gone; their names etched delicately in the treasure chest of your heart.

But there are some whose presence mingles like starlight and something magical is brewed within the tempest teapot we call life. The halls of memory ring with laughter and poignant moments, kindness and bursts of wisdom, and of course, because how could good friends be without this, love. These are the ones who never quite leave, though time or distance might test the threads. Their well of caring is deep and whether you speak a thousand times a day or only an email now and then, they are with you (as you are with them) through the celebrations and the challenges. They are the jewels that linger.

I have been blessed with meeting many people in my life. I have also been blessed with friends. Like most, I suppose, there are but a few who become the lingering legends. They are what I lovingly call the elite circle in my life, and they are small in number.

One of them recently left to ride the skies and dance with the angels.

His name is Bill Murphy. And this is my oh-so-tiny way of honouring his presence and now his memory.

Bill is/was from the land of sun and sand, heat and light, an Australian. Like many Aussies I’ve known, he went tracing his roots back to Ireland, and like some, never quite left. We met in The Green. Bonded by a love of sun, wrapped in a mist of Ireland, sometimes wondering what the hell we were doing there, often marveling at its depth of magic, longing to feel the heat again, we became friends.

Bill had a twinkle in his eyes that made you wonder, as though he knew something delicious you might want to know. He was funny. He was wise. He had been gifted with the ability of insight, which he used gently. He was my introduction to Australia, a land I came to love, and I will always be grateful for that.

Bill was a generous man with a huge heart, and like many whose hearts are big, it was often fragile. Life challenged it like it challenges us all. As a friend, to me one of the greatest blessings in his life is that he finally found the love he had been searching for and the family he had always longed to have. Jacqueline is a jewel and they are beautiful together.

Bill travelled the slippery slopes of lymphoma for a couple of years or more. It wasn’t his first illness but it proved the toughest. There were moments when it looked like he’d come out of it (I confess I never quite ‘saw’ him leaving). He made it home for Christmas – my last email from him was of a triumphant man having been able to eat a Christmas dinner with his family!

Bill left us on January 3, 2014.Bill at the barbie

In Australia, they call a friend – a mate. Bill Murphy was my good mate and I shall miss him.

G’day to you Bill – enjoy that light, and buckets of thanks for the moments and the memories. Love ya!