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Giving and Receiving are the SAME!

... because we are All One ...

Believe it or not, they are the same! We often feel it's good to GIVE abundantly, but what about RECEIVING abundantly? And what happens if you love to give but struggle to receive? Is there a connection between the two?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (3836)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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3 rewrites that freed me from family pain (and my demolition derby update)

... brilliant sunshine and solar halo on new year's day ...

This month I walked away from the mythical illusion of 'family'. The idea of 'this is where you belong, this is where it's safe' and 'family are there for you more than anyone else'. This year I finally understood why I haven't enjoyed Christmas for a very long time, and painful though it was I got a whole new understanding of what Friends, Family and Relatives are to me. Not at all what they're 'supposed' to be ...

Saturday, January 16, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1683)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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A reminder of your unstoppable strength and beauty

... love blooms ...

... the Maria Callas rose really is this eye-smacking pink but the best part is invisible... the delicious scent.

maddy walks outside into her garden just to smell this rose. The bush is old and rather scraggly, but each year it brings forth wonderful flowers...

Thursday, December 11, 2014/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (2299)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.0
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The unexpectedly obvious secret of self love

It's human to look outside yourself for love. Except that everything outside your eyelids is also You...

Monday, August 25, 2014/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (3629)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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A tale of three stories: work, money, and power beyond love or evil

Who would have thought it possible - me being comfortable in the corporate world... and me being comfortable with money! Never mind embracing the ugliest aspects of myself with love and compassion and not needing to fix anything.

Monday, September 30, 2013/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1327)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating

Error noted, course corrected, unexpected revelation, freedom

Leaving Port Wellington on the ferry to Days Bay

Sometimes I just have to recognise that I've flubbed. Do something about it, and move on. This is one of those times, and it feels so good to have realised, and acted.

Friday, December 7, 2012/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1332)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating

Photo blog: Seals, self love, safari

New Zealand fur seals on Wellington's south coast

For my birthday this year, I grabbed a bunch of friends and did the Seal Coast Safari. Took lots of photos, of course. And was reminded to celebrate Me.

Saturday, September 15, 2012/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (11830)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating

Our puzzle of individuality and love and separate connectedness

... blue paint hand print in brilliant orange lichen on a lamp post near my house ...

Maddy's virus has glugged up her brain, and gives us opportunity to talk with you. So this is our story. Our journey, our reason for being here. And by the way... that's you!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (3627)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating

Reflections in the place of not knowing

... reflections in the pool at the Katherine Mansfield memorial ...

The story of my beloved's debilitating illness, recovery and relapse, and the perfection of dissolving illusions of relationship. And about Being Love.

Friday, May 4, 2012/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1271)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating

You... We... are One Creator (and aren't the conjunct planets beautiful?)

Jupiter and Venus conjunct on a beautiful summer evening

The stillness and beauty of the planetary conjunction is like the surface of a fast flowing glassy surfaced river which hides the powerful current. So it is in my life... rapid and profound change leaves me gasping for breath even as I revel in it.

Friday, March 16, 2012/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1206)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
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