Finding My Inspiration

My Inspiration

Inspiration is that unconscious burst of creativity that the ancients believed to be a gift from the gods. This wonderful gift can be found in the world around us—in books, music and in the colorful layers of a breathtaking sunrise. This is how I find that magical spark that allows ideas to flow freely through my mind. But inspiration is not just for artists. This is a precious gift that affects all parts of our lives if we allow ourselves to be open to it.

I found inspiration in the most unexpected way—from my dog. Living with a chronic disease is one of my biggest challenges and sometimes I do not handle it very well. I get cranky and feel sorry for myself, which of course, only makes me feel worse. Then a strange coincidence happened. One of my dogs was diagnosed with a similar illness. The difference is, despite her pain and struggles with this chronic condition, she handles her illness with grace and determination. Give her food, sunshine and an occasional belly rub and she is content even when she suffers from a stomachache or struggles to get up and walk with painful, stiff joints.

She has inspired me to love the simple things in life, to enjoy each day and to focus on anything other than my illness. When I feel myself walking back down a negative path, I look at her lying on the floor in her favorite position, flopped on her back, looking relaxed and happy…and I smile.

She is beautiful, strong and wise.

She has taught me to be thankful for what I have and to find happiness in simple pleasures.

She is my inspiration. 

Kelley Heckart

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Pagan Holidays for April 27, 2010

The Numerology number for today is: 7

The mystical Number 7 is associated with philosophy, spiritual insights and inner contemplation. Seven is linked with Neptune, and therefore the sign of Pisces. Its colors are sea greens and aquamarines.

Now…let’s check out the Pagan Holidays on Tuesday—the day of Mars.

Anyone know the name of Nicolas Flamel? Well, it seems he was born sometime during 1330 and died in 1417. And what was so awesome about this guy is that he happened to be a French Alchemist. Now, according to Nicolas, he got his hands on a Cabalistic Book of Alchemical Secrets. And by doing so, he claimed it was this book which would give him wisdom and power to create the Philosopher’s Stone. Not only would this give him the ability to turn metals into gold, but it would also allow him to give immortality to him and his wife.

So did he pull it off? Well, its a Historical Fact that he lived his never hurting for money and always having more than he ever needed. Also, to this day, he and his wife’s graves are empty. *winks*

In Ancient Egypt, the Ennead, the nine divinities who were worshipped at Luna shall sail through Egypt.



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