Mystic AnneClaire

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Thinking Out Loud

AnneClaire's ponderings on everyday topics from a spiritual, even metaphysical perspective.

Good fences make good neighbors

For the past year or so, our neighbor and I have been talking about putting up a new fence. The old fence had been a bit wobbly from the start ~ 15 or 20 years ago ~ and while I didn’t mind it seemingly having a life of its own, for our neighbor it had over time become a source of frustration.

After some deliberation we have decided on a ‘living fence’; and all grown hedge-like fence that will grow thicker over time.

It’s going to be beautiful!!

At least, that is what I am keeping in mind as…

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Victory; according to the dictionary: an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.

One would be hard pressed to find a word, a concept, that is used so often in our world of today, and yet is so misunderstood.
Now, don’t get me wrong. If you are engaging in a a game or any other competition, chances are you entered not just to be part of it, but also in order to give it your very best and win that game or competition. And, as long as this is the nature of…

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The Inner Voice

There is a commercial running on TV in which Morgan Freeman states that it is a good thing to trust your inner voice. “Everybody has one, few listen to it”…

It is a beer commercial, and while I am not in the market to buy beer anytime soon, the advertisement still has a powerful message. To listen to our very own inner voice.
To ‘be still and listen’.

To do so, we may need to realign ourselves with a different perspective on what we truly need in life. Moving a little bit away from the…

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The Temple of our Soul

Most of us on a spiritual path are focused on reaching up. Reaching up to higher frequencies of energy, reaching up to our next step on our personal spiritual paths.
And that is a good thing!

The caveat is that the only way we can do this effectively is through first reaching inside ourselves…

It is all about an inner and an outer balance. The more we can balance ourselves ~ from a very physical perspective ~ the greater balance we can achieve as we reach up into the higher frequencies of…

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While spending a week in Zeeland, the Netherlands, I heard a cuckoo ‘cuckooing’ pretty much every day. Now, I grew up with a little bit of Folk Wisdom that said that when you hear the call of a cuckoo close by and you have no money/coins in your pocket, it will surely start to rain.
Luckily this wasn’t the case. (Myth busted!)

But then why did I keep hearing the cuckoo calling out, even though there were many other birds singing and calling that ~ from the sound of their songs ~ were a lot…

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Across the street from us, way up high in a tree, is a nesting box. Originally it was meant to entice a pair of owls to raise their family in our street. That never happened.
But since last year another pair of birds are eyeing the bird-house. A pair of Egyptian geese.

It is not uncommon to see them sitting on light posts, and it is known that they like places high up to nest. Finding a hollow high up in a tree would be ideal for them. But those are hard to find. This bird house though seems…

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Why and how

We all have our reasons why we are doing the things we are doing; or at least why we want to do things in our lives. We want to make our lives better; and dependent on how we define ‘better’ we take steps in that direction. For instance, if ‘better’ means being in a better financial situation, our actions may be geared toward gaining more earnings, while a definition of ‘better’ that is leaning toward experiencing a less stressful environment may direct us to a simpler life with more free time.

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According to the dictionary , the meaning of adversity is difficulties or misfortune. It is related to the latin word ‘advertere’ which means ‘turn toward’.

Often we are called to be resilient in the face of adversity. To build the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Or we find we need to face our demons.

The big question is; how do we do that?
Is it just a matter of inner strength? Will-power?
Does it take any kind of special attitude? Something special we need to do?

Perhaps it…

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With the equinox just behind us ~ and the days that are now notably longer than even a couple of weeks ago ~ it reminds me that the traditional Dutch term for ‘equinox’ is quite descriptive. It is called the “Spring moment in which day and night have equal lengths”.
Either way, from this moment on until the Fall equinox, for us living on the Northern Hemisphere the days are longer that the nights. The further north we live, the longer the days will get. And with it comes a time of activity. Of…

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Appreciation is one of those words that we are more apt to use for something outside of ourselves. In this way we can appreciate something someone has done for us. We can appreciate the bounty of nature, the time spent together, the present we were given… We can even appreciate the skill of an artist ~ without necessarily thinking his work is beautiful.

Appreciating others in this manner is a wonderful recognition of how they are enriching our lives.

This becomes all the more interesting when…

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