Feather Sightings

I was out on my paddle board this morning; the water so calm and peaceful. Not a ripple on the water other than a passing paddler or kayaker or a boat. This is my morning time for reflections of the past week, to clear my thoughts and re-center myself for the coming week. I always try to pick up trash along the way that is in the water; it is important to me to do my part to keep our waters clean for the whole of our planet.

The first thing I found was a mask, you know those white ones used for painting or to keep dust out of your lungs. So I scooped it up and put it on my board. The second thing I found was a small yellow monkey, a child’s toy or maybe used for a pet to throw out and retrieve because it squeaks. The third thing I picked up was a small travel size bottle of talcum powder. These were all symbols for me to see and analyze and they have clear meaning for me. I am journaling about this but that story is for another time. The thing that intrigued me this morning was the amount of feathers I saw floating on the water. Every 10 feet or so was a feather. I stopped a few times just to watch them float gently on top of the water wondering which bird they came from. So when I got back and cleaned up my board I came in to research the meaning of seeing feathers. Here is what I found.

Angels & Feathers

I found white feathers and grey feathers.

WHITE: The most common feather found and sent to us by our angels. The white feather is thought to be a sign of faith and protection. A white feather can also be your angel telling you that your loved ones in heaven are safe and well. That they are watching out for you and encourage you to live your life to the fullest. They are sending you a reminder to keep your faith and stay strong.

GREY: Grey feathers can symbolize peace as well as neutrality. A grey feather in your path can be your angels trying to tell you that the answer to a certain situation my not be as straightforward as a yes or no. A grey feather can be a reassurance that the road ahead is much more positive than the one you left behind. The feather won’t undo the past nor will it erase bad memories, but it could help to ease your pain and suffering. The grey feather could be trying to tell you that everything will be okay. “It might not seem like it at the moment but you’re a strong person and you will survive this. Make yourself and those you love proud by holding your head up high and carrying on with life as best you can. Eventually you’ll feel like a great weight has been lifted off your shoulders and you’ll start to feel joy again. Things will get better and these negative thoughts won’t last forever.” https://www.wishingmoon.com/what-do-grey-feathers-mean/

The grey feather resonated with me so much in so many ways. It also says to think carefully before making big decisions and to make peace with those you may have fallen out with. Wow what a great morning! I wish you all peace and love and feathers along your path.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

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A Positive Attitude Toward Change

Happy Monday! The start of a new week. I have not written in awhile, feeling this block in my life. Where is life taking me? Where will I end up? What is it that I truly desire?

So I set my intentions on a new path; one that is unknown to me. Taking a leap of faith. I am studying about the Assisted Living population. I never imagined a shift of this kind but feel this strong pull to educate myself and learn. My life path has always been one of nurturing, from learning to cook at an early age, teaching young children and teens about cooking and preserving; about agriculture and sustainability, living off the land; while managing two businesses and raising a family.

Life…… What is it to you? Do you have goals but have obligations that are getting in the way? Do you wish to change the path you are on but afraid to ask yourself that question? Or feel stuck in a job, in a relationship, in a hole that is swallowing you up? Well if you are or have ever been in any of these situations, it’s called Life. Every day is a new challenge of some kind. It is a day of learning if you choose to open your eyes and heart and see it. Every day you cross someones path that needs a smile or a hug or a push to have a better day. I am blessed to live where I live. I am blessed to have so many loving people surrounding my life. I am blessed for my past and future and chose to see each day as a new beginning. Sometimes it’s hard to get going but I take on the challenge.

I realized something this morning as I looked inward to myself. If you love it enough, if your choice is to love unconditionally, to only see love; love with follow you. You and only you choose the direction you want to take. Every day learn something new. Open that door for someone, smile your brilliant smile and learn along the way. The world is open to learn every single day. The road I have chosen is a challenge; a new opportunity to help others, to continue to nurture. I was reading a post from Maria Striver’s Sunday Paper https://mariashriver.com/sundaypaper/ and she opened with a quote from Buddha and left it with a prayer:

Dear God, please help me remember to value and appreciate the life you have given me and make the most of it. Whenever I feel lost or out of control, help me come back to myself and remember that you’ve given me all I need to move forward. Amen.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk our own path.” — Buddha

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

Spring Time Vibes- Poppy Super Bloom

Here in California it’s the first day of spring. This can be a symbol of re-growth. A symbol of new beginnings. A time to step outdoors as each day grows a little longer with a little more sunlight. With all the rain we have had this last season; it seems that mother nature is putting on quite the show for us. We can just sit in the silence and ground ourselves with the beauty that is our world.

super bloom in Temescul Canyon

I know that in some areas of our country there is flooding from too much rain. I pray for all those that are affected by the adverse effects of mother nature. But with this first day of spring let us remember all that is good in the world. All that we can be thankful for. All the blessings that surround us even when we can not see them. Open your eyes and your heart to love one another; to be able to respect each other even if you do not see through the same lens. We were created out of love; let’s spread that joy to others whenever we can. Take a look around you each day with love in your heart and maybe tomorrow will be a better world.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

GIRL POWER

Today is International Women’s Day!  

I listened to Marie Tv this morning where her guest was Dr. Tererai Trent. I wanted to share that out today because it moved me. As women we carry huge responsibilities on our shoulders.  Whether it is being a mother, a grandmother, or the head of our household. Whether we juggle 5 jobs or 25 jobs; we shoulder the world to take care of our families.  But often in taking care of others we bury our dreams. We silence the noise that is in our minds and bury what we want to achieve in our lives. We put ourselves on hold for the betterment of others.

Its ok to put our dreams on hold but there comes a time in our lives where we desire for a change. We desire for a new beginning, we desire to change the world in our own ways.  We want more out of life.  If you desire these dreams, if you can visualize yourself in a new light; those dreams can be achievable.  It may not happen overnight.  It may take years, but never give up the hope, never give up your dreams, never give up on yourself.  You were put here on this earth for a purpose.  Your uniqueness to serve for a higher good of all.

It often takes heartache to get to that place that you desire. People do not always understand the choices you make in life, but hopefully someday they will understand and love and respect you. Your lesson, your gift, your higher purpose to pass along to your daughters, your sisters, you’re girlfriends.

Whats your dream look like? My good friend Kelly said to me once ”WRITE IT DOWN”. Get that piece of paper out and write down your dreams, visualize yourself in that special place in your heart where all your desires come true.  Then walk in those dreams and soon they will become your reality. Love and Light, Jeanine on the Scene

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!

What does giving thanks mean to you? Is it the smell of Turkey baking in the oven? Is it the sound of family gathering and sharing a day of Thanks? Or maybe you bake a ham or go out to dinner with family and friends? This is a special day to give thanks and my hope is that you continue each and everyday from this point forward giving thanks and praise for the many blessings in your life.  Someone out there is suffering or without family and they need our love. Our world has changed so much and in these turbulent times we need to share more love, gratitude and thanks giving.

For all of those who have lost their lives in one of the many fires we have experienced in California. For those who have lost a family member or for those who have lost their homes I pray for a glimmer of light to shine on you and know that love will guide you back.  I can not put myself in your shoes on how you feel with the devastation you have had to face but my hope is that somehow as a community we can show up with love and grace to help out our neighbors near and far.  I am donating to the Red Cross on this day of giving thanks and pray for a new tomorrow filed with love and light.  Can you donate somehow today?  It does not have to be monetary. It could be a smile shared, a hand held to help someone cross the street.  Simple acts of kindness. Please share with me how you contributed to someone in need on this special day of Thanksgiving.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene