Sunday’s Heart Whisper… the heart knows the light within☀️

foggy path

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com

 

The light within

 
when a soul shines
truly shines

the heart knows

for a true light
is not a pose

when one shines
you see
there is no glee

no rhyme
nor prose

for thine own light
is surely felt

as a warm glow
amidst a darkened night

or a long awaited breath
exhaling unrest

light
surely shines

if we let it be

for thine own light
is surely felt
beyond what anyone can see

if we simply set it free

 

– Michèle 💖

©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved.

 

 

Advertisements

❣️❤️🌟400 Followers!!🌟Thank you!!!🌟❤️❣️

close up of heart shape

Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com

400 followers!!

Back in January 2018, when I only had 80 followers, and when I decided to spread my message of optimism, inspiration and joy through this blogging community, I never imagined that in such a short time I’d have fallen in love with all of you, or that you’d be so kind to me in return…

close up of heart shape

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Thank you for your follow!

Thank you for all your amazing comments!

Thank you for your ‘likes’ and beautiful support!

My soul is smiling right now because I had the courage to put myself out there and that I found new friends along the way.

My heart is very full today. Thank you , thank you, thank you.

Much love and light,

Michèle 💖💕❣️xoxo

red love heart

Photo by Mariette de Villiers on Pexels.com

Friday’s Heart Whisper… moving through this moment for a true inner shift 🦋

close up of leaf

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

– Omar Khayyam

 

A brilliant creative force is always at work coordinating situations we cannot ignore, stirring our feelings out of the shadows to be cleared, loved and forgiven.

Opening our hearts to the possibility that everything in our lives is here to assist us in our soul’s evolution is how we let the infinite creative intelligence know we’ve answered the call to be in a co-creative partnership with Source.

Opening our hearts to the possibility that we are a participant in the co-creation of our outward reality can lead us to the soul-shifting path we are seeking.

Within every moment there exists an invitation to walk a path of true inner shift.

Courageously accepting this invitation in the deepest part of our soul by loving and moving through what is… this is what can set us free.

 

In love & light,

Michèle 🌸

 

©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved.

(This was a short excerpt adapted from my yet-to-be-published book ©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved.)

 

Today’s Heart Whisper… sometimes the loving choice is to let go.

close up of hands

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

You ask me to lift you

and so…

a hand a heart a soul
touches you

you insist
where you are I must also be

but I know
where you are is a ghost of me
where you are I chose not to be

You pull you tug you stamp

you insist
Where you are I must also go

but I see
and I listen
and I feel
and I sense

and so…

my hand my heart my soul
lets go

with love
With light
With compassion

for me
for you

I let go

 

When someone asks for help and I see how their story keeps them in pain, I extend my hand, my heart, my soul. But if they are very attached to their pain, they’ll want to pull me into their story, into their pain, into what justifies it. When their tight grip tries to pull me to where they are, I understand I must let go. Come here I say. Look here I say. But if they insist on staying where they are, unwilling to move, unwilling to see anew, in their full free-will, I must let go. With love, with light, with compassion I extend a prayer… and let go.

– Michèle

©Michèle Duquet

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award #2!

mystery-bloggers-1 2

I am so honored to have been nominated a second time for the Mystery Blogger Award!!

I was nominated by the lovely and talented Amira.

Amira is a beautiful soul, generous, supportive, inspiring and kind. And a fellow Canadian too! I am so grateful she’s part of my amazing blogging community. Thank you Amira for your kind nomination. It is truly an honor coming from you.

You can visit Amira’s wonderful blog here:  https://amiracarluccio.com/

 

Rules:

1. Place the logo on your blog
2. Thank who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
3. List the rules
4. Mention the creator of the prize and also provide a link
5. Tell your readers three things about yourself
6. Answer the 5 questions asked by who nominated you
7. Ask your nominees five questions that you choose; with a strange or funny question (specify)
8. Share links to your best publications
9. Nominate 10-20 people (blogs)
10. Notify the nominees by commenting on their blog

 

Three things about me:

One thing: I’m an avid rock climber. I love this sport because of how present I am when rock climbing. It is one of my favorite Zen-zones where all of me is fully engaged, body, mind and spirit.

Another thing: I love Jazz. If you have the Spotify app, you’ll find a cool and mellow playlist I compiled from favorite tunes I heard on jazz.fm. Just do a search for “Michèle’s chill jazzy mix”.

A third thing: I am fluent in French (my mother tongue), English and Spanish. I used to speak Italian fluently but have since forgotten a lot of it. I can still understand it but my spoken Italian is very rusty. Hmm, perhaps it’s time for a trip to Tuscany… 😁

 

Amira’s questions:

  1. What do you think is the most important force in the Universe? and why?
  2. What is one of the greatest lessons you ever learned?
  3. If you could give one piece of advice to others that you learned through your life’s journey, what would that be?
  4. What helps you to overcome difficult challenges in life?
  5. If you could chose only one place that you feel at total peace, which place would that be? 

 

After reading Amira’s beautiful, deep and well thought out answers to her Mystery Blogger Award nomination (which you can read here), I’m inspired to answer her questions with as much honesty and integrity as I can muster.

Thank you Amira for inspiring me… aaaand here goes.

 

My answers:

 

1- What do you think is the most important force in the Universe? and why?

Wow, that is a big question… I’m not sure I can do it justice but I’ll attempt to answer it as honestly and integrally as I can.

During my childhood, I experienced 2 years of profound metaphysical events that left me forever changed… forever intimately connected to the energetic realms. Those experiences were of Source, infinity, and the infinite creative field. My view of the most important force in the universe is therefore colored by those experiences. I have a profound inner knowing of the power of this infinite force, but… is it the most important force…?

Your question is posed in a very intelligent way. What I can say is that from what I’ve experienced from both my soul vista and my human life, the force of love may be the most important force in the universe.

But love is also a choice. It may possibly be the most important choice we can make.

From my experiences, Source is neutral. It is both everything and nothing. It can be love, for love is a force, but we must choose love and focus on love to experience Source as love.

What is therefore the most important force in the universe? It may well be love.

Why?

Because love is the force through which we can ignite our co-creativity with the universe. Its vibrational frequency is such that it has the power to electrify our heart whose electromagnetic field is connected to all hearts, all worlds, all universes.

Yet… consciousness may also be the most important force in the universe because it is the only force through which we can choose love and create a loving world…

As I reflect on both my human and soul vantage points, consciousness is indeed the power that connects us all. Whether it is our infinite soul-consciousness or our limited human-consciousness, there is still only One consciousness. Source is infinite consciousness so by consciously choosing love, we create that love-force and that may be the most important force of all: the conscious act of co-creating love… with the Universe.

Your question is so multi-layered and profound… Thank you for letting its answer percolate through me by posing it. I do hope my ruminations have done your question justice.     

 

2- What is one of the greatest lessons you ever learned?

Self-love.

 

3- If you could give one piece of advice to others that you learned through your life’s journey, what would that be?

Love your emotions. Feel your feelings. When you catch yourself trying to avoid them or repress them, turn up the volume on them instead. See what else is there. Love what you find for coming to the surface to be seen and cleared. Own it. Be accountable for it. Know that it would not be surfacing if it was not yours. Love it for the role it plays in your journey. If you don’t love what you find, love yourself anyway. Love your humanness. Love the feeling for coming out of your subconscious to be exposed to the light.

No matter what, love yourself as you are, right now. Be willing to love your human self. As you are. Now. If you can’t find the willingness, pray to have it granted to you, and it will be granted. I’ve done this many a times when I was lost in the unwillingness of my ways and Spirit has never failed me.

 

4- What helps you to overcome difficult challenges in life?

My unwavering connection to the energetic realms and to Spirit.

I know I am on an evolutionary journey and every experience is here for my soul’s evolution. I know that each experience is here to empower me with choice. Every moment, I know I have the choice to either do things the way I’ve always done them or choose to shift into a more loving place.

I overcome difficulties by diving into the lesson I am meant to learn. I have faith that it is always for my highest good and for the highest good of all. This does not mean that I’ve lived a life free of hardships. No one is spared hardships. No one. But it does mean that I have the power of choice as to how I choose to deal with what happens.

From those mystical and metaphysical events in my childhood, I saw that nothing, absolutely nothing happens in this world by accident or mistake. I have an inner knowing that by embracing the difficulties, by being accountable, I am the better for it. And my soul sings at my power to co-create a different reality through embracing and loving what is.     

 

5- If you could choose only one place that you feel at total peace, which place would that be?  

There’s only one place I can choose to feel total peace, and that is inside myself, here, now. Every moment I can choose to make that place here and now.

If I don’t feel peace, I work on what my soul is trying to tell me through whatever experience I am going through that I am not at peace with. I work through what is in the way of it and bring that place of total peace into my heart.

Accepting what is, loving myself no matter what, that is my place of total peace.

I’ve tried the geographical cures and they don’t work.

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

(From the film ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai’)

 

Links to my best publications:

Friday’s Heart Whisper… the strange pull of what we love ❤️

Thursday’s Heart Whisper… what is your soul whispering?

Organic perfumery: My Sexiest Essential Oil Picks for DIY Organic Perfumes!

 

My 11 nominees:

  1. https://pennywilsonwrites.com
  2. https://yazzeus.com
  3. https://syl65.wordpress.com
  4. https://philosophyviaphotos.wordpress.com
  5. https://poetryforhealing.com
  6. https://offthebeatenroad.org/
  7. https://zovisionsite.wordpress.com/
  8. https://alifelessordinarywithsaurabhavna.com/
  9. https://dreamcraftlife.wordpress.com/
  10. https://daradgamer.wordpress.com/
  11. https://thedarkesttunnel.wordpress.com/

 

My 5 questions for my nominees:

1- What opens your heart?

2- What are you deeply passionate about or what sets your soul on fire?

3- Are you sometimes scared or hesitant or feeling extra vulnerable when you post something?

4- What kind of music do you love?

5- Strange or funny question: if you were a dog, what kind of dog would you be? 🐶

 

If you’ve taken the time to read my answers, bless you! Thank you for being part of my blogging community. I appreciate every single on of you!!

Sending you love and light as we walk on this soul journey together.

Michèle 💖xo

 

 

What is the “Mystery Blogger Award”? :

“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for unique bloggers with witty messages. The blog not only captivates but inspires and motivates. They are one of the best bloggers that exist, and they deserve all the recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who have fun and inspire in blogs; and they do it with love and passion.”

Creator:  Okoto Enigma

The prize is called ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ because the meaning of ‘Enigma’ is ‘mystery’, so it bears the name of its creator. In addition, it is a very appropriate name because there are many blogs that are still a mystery for all of us and when we know them, they result in being extraordinary.