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The Ray of Light series was initiated mid-July 2015 to boost morale on a daily basis.

For my parents. And for everyone who find they can use a ray of hope. Edition 2016.

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People haven’t always been there for me

but music always has.

– Taylor Swift 

Quote from https://quotefancy.com/music-quotes

Image from https://pixabay.com/en/photos/treble%20clef/

30 December 2016.

Thursday 29 December 2016. Image from https://quotefancy.com/music-quotes

MAKE THE WORLD A LITTLE BETTER. NOW.

“Our prime purpose in life is to help others.

And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples;

no need for complicated philosophy.

Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;

the philosophy is kindness.”

– Dalai Lama

28 December 2016. Image from http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/11/05/a-better-vision-for-humanity/ 

WISHING YOU ALL THE JOY IN THE WORLD!

“The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff - it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel.”

– Abraham Hicks

Tuesday 27 December 2016. Image from http://www.theroadtofaith.com/2012/12/the-wonder-of-christmas/ 

MAY ALL YOUR HOLIDAY WISHES BE REALIZED!

"The choices that others make cannot negatively impact your experience unless you include them in your experience through your attention to them. 

Your Universe is based upon freedom. Freedom for everyone to choose what they give their attention to, and therefore what they choose to experience."

- Abraham Hicks

“Photo credit: Houston Zoo. Entrance to Zoo Lights – The Enchanted Forest.

A forest walk through a beautiful holiday lights display that includes the Doll House Village and garden-sized trains.”

http://www.citypass.com/blog/houston-holidays-ton-of-family-fun-1

http://www.citypass.com/houston/houston-zoo

23 December 2016.

Another blessed holiday greeting for you!

From The Moth Xmas mailing, with reference to

http://www.themothmagazine.com/

Home of the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize:

€10.000 for 1 poem. Deadline 31.12.2016.

Competed for the 4th time (since 2013).

22 December 2016.

“Give the world the best that you have

and you may get kicked in the teeth,

but give the world the best you have – anyway.

– Mother Theresa

21 December 2016.

HOPE YOU GET TO SNIFF SOME HOLIDAY AIR!

The Hague main street by night.

Brought to you by your favorite X-Mas elf

20 December 2016.

IT’S THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!

“We would like you to reach the place where you're not willing to listen to people criticize one another… where you take no satisfaction from somebody being wrong… where it matters to you so much that you feel good, that you are only willing to think positive things about people…you are only willing to look for positive aspects; you are only willing to look for solutions, and you are not willing to beat the drum of all of the problems of the world.”

- Abraham Hicks -

Monday 19 December 2016.

It does not matter what other people say ...

it is how you react and what you choose to believe about yourself that matters.

Do things the way that suit you and find your own niche.

From http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.nl/2011/09/angel-number-455.html

Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

16 December 2016.

LET GOOD FIND YOU.

15 December 2016. Image (With arms wide open) from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

Feel your way, little-by-little, into a greater sense of abundance

by looking for the treasures that the Universe is offering you

on a day-to-day basis.

- Abraham Hicks

14 December 2016. Image (Autumn park) from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

"SOMETIMES, YOU NEED TO RETREAT FROM THE 'REAL WORLD' AND GO TO YOUR INNER HAPPY PLACE FILLED WITH SPARKLES, RAINBOWS, AND UNICORNS."

- Doreen Virtue

13 December 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

12 December 2016.

YOU are beautiful. An ode to YOU.

9 December 2016. From: https://brightside.me/article/the-16-most-beautiful-trees-in-the-world-3755/

8 December 2016.

"A YEAR FROM NOW YOU MAY WISH YOU HAD STARTED TODAY."

- Karen Lamb

7 December 2016.

CELEBRATE CONTRAST & DIVERSITY

Image by Marcin Ryczek (Poland). Krakow, from the Grunwald Bridge. Winner category Open Monochrome in Siena International Photo Awards.

Source:

http://culturainquieta.com/es/foto/item/10940-los-extraordinarios-ganadores-de-los-premios-internacionales-de-fotografia-de-siena-2016.html

6 December 2016.

THE BULL IS BACK.

Slowly but surely.

Monday 5 December 2016. Image from http://www.sldsecurities.com/products/proud-bull 

“TRAVEL MAKES YOU REALIZE THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU KNOW, THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN.”

– Nyssa P. Chopra

Image by Leyla Emektar (Turkey). Strawberry Greenhouses. Winner category Travel in Siena International Photo Awards.

Source:

http://culturainquieta.com/es/foto/item/10940-los-extraordinarios-ganadores-de-los-premios-internacionales-de-fotografia-de-siena-2016.html

18 November 2016.

ART ENRICHES

The paintings of Lawrence Alma Tadema can be seen at the Museum of Friesland through 7 February 2017.

With thanks to my friend Istèle for the tip.

http://www.friesmuseum.nl/en/see-and-do/exhibitions/alma-tadema/

http://www.alma-tadema.org/

Image: The Roses of Heliogabalus

Image source: Wikipedia

16 November 2016.

FELT LIKE WE NEEDED SOME INNOCENCE THIS MORNING

Monday 14 November 2016.

"This Might Be The Sweetest Rendition Of 'The Prayer'

You Will Ever Hear In The Internet!"

Most of the lyrics of 'The Prayer':

I pray you'll be our eyes,

and watch us where we go

And help us to be wise,

in times when we don't know

Let this be our prayer,

when we lose our way

Lead us to a place,

guide us with your grace

To a place where we'll be safe.

La luce che tu hai

I pray we'll find your light

Nel cuore resterà

And hold it in our hearts

A ricordarci che

When stars go out each night

L'eterna stella sei

Nella mia preghiera

Let this be our prayer

Quanta fede c'è

When shadows fill our day

Lead us to a place

Guide us with your grace

Give us faith so we'll be safe

Sogniamo un mondo senza più violenza

Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza

Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino

Simbolo di pace, di fraternità

La forza che ci dà

We ask that life be kind

È il desiderio che

And watch us from above

Ognuno trovi amor

We hope each soul will find

Intorno e dentro a sé

Another soul to love

Let this be our prayer

Just like every child

Need to find a place,

guide us with your grace

Give us faith so we'll be safe

È la fede che

Hai acceso in noi

Sento che ci salverà.

 .....................................

Found on:

http://www.imsoblesseddaily.com/might-sweetest-rendition-prayer-will-ever-hear-internet/

ANYONE ALREADY FEEL LIKE XMAS?

‘Have yourself a healthy little Christmas…’

15 November 2016. Image source unknown.

8 November 2016.

7 November 2016. Image from Pintinterest/Flickr

B U

In a world which is doing its best to make you just like everybody else means to fight the greatest battle there is to fight and to never stop fighting

– Wayne Dyer –

4 November 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

MUSIC IS EVERYWHERE

3 November 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO

TO BE WHO YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE

2 November 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

“BECOME WHO YOU WERE BORN TO BE”

– The Lord of the Rings –

“When the four basic needs have been satisfied, the growth need or self-actualization need arises: A new discontent and restlessness will develop unless the individual is doing what he individually is fitted for. A MUSICIAN MUST MAKE MUSIC, AN ARTIST MUST PAINT, A POET MUST WRITE – in short, what people can be they must be.”

– Abraham Maslow –

The 4 basic needs: water, food, clothing, shelter

1 November 2016. Sources:

Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

http://www.sps70.org/SelfActualization050612.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

Trigger: HayHouse Online Writers Workshop

PLUNGE RIGHT INTO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Monday 31 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

CREATE YOUR OWN EXCITEMENT

Were at VOORLINDEN MUSEUM & GARDENS recently (Wassenaar).

Highly recommended. Different museum experience because of the glass exterior with a view to surrounding landscape.

Check it out: http://www.voorlinden.nl/gardens/?lang=en

28 October 2016. Photo by the other half of my orange (mi media naranja) Gustavo.

27 October 2016. From Friend's post on Facebook.

“EVERYTHING THAT IS TODAY COULD NOT BE IF IT WERE NOT FOR THAT WHICH WAS BEFORE.”

– Abraham Hicks –

All is beautiful and constant,

all is music and reason,

and all, like the diamond,

before being light, is carbon.

– José Martí –

Todo es hermoso y constante,

todo es música y razón,

y todo, como el diamante,

antes que luz es carbón.

(From his ‘Versos Sencillos’, Simple Verses)

The word diamond has its origin in the Greek word adamas – meaning UNCONQUERABLE.

Diamond is the hardest material in the world and it consists of the most common building blocks in the world – carbon.

26 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

WISHING YOU MANY SURPRISING ENCOUNTERS THIS WEEK

25 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

WISHING YOU A COLORFUL NEW BEGINNING THIS WEEK

Monday 24 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com 

MAY YOU ENJOY OCEANS OF TRANQUILITY

18 October 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

YOUR SPHERE IS YOUR SPHERE.

YOUR CREATION, YOUR CREATION.

YOUR LIFE, YOUR LIFE.

If man understood that "what I create has nothing to do with what anybody else is creating" then he wouldn't be so afraid of what others are doing.

– Abraham Hicks –

Monday 17 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com 

EXCITED ANTICIPATION

"The Universe is abundant with everything that you want. It's not testing you. It's benevolently providing for you. But you are the orchestrator. You are the definer, and you do it through your joyous anticipation.

If there is an emotion that you are wanting to foster, that would serve you very, very well, it is positive expectation.

It is excited anticipation."

– Abraham Hicks –

14 October 2016.Image source unknown

MAKE LISTS OF POSITIVE THINGS

AND TRANSFORM YOUR WORLD

“Make lists of things you love and never complain about anything.

And as you use those things that shine bright and make you feel good as your excuse to give your attention to and be who-you-are, you will tune in to who-you-are, and the whole world will begin to transform before your eyes. It is not your job to transform the world for others—but it is your job to transform it for you.”

– Abraham Hicks –

13 October 2016. Image source unknown

MAY YOU BE COMFORTED

12 October 2016. Image: Video still from Doreen Virtue’s Week message https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNl2_xLLG9U 

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

11 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com (Underwater hotel Maldives)

ALWAYS CHOOSE TO USE YOUR SKILLS, ABILITIES AND TALENTS

AS YOU HAVE THEM FOR A PURPOSE.

Be your true self, allow yourself to show your true colors

and shine your light.

10 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com 

MAY YOU ALWAYS FIND WAYS TO RECHARGE

7 October 2016.Image source unknown

'SHOOT FOR THE MOON. EVEN IF YOU MISS, YOU'LL LAND AMONG THE STARS.'

Just a reminder, because you may have heard it before.

Funny thing is, half a dozen sources have been linked to it, including Confucius.

And there are several variations as well, I like this one by Buzz Aldrin

(Apollo 11, one of the 1st two humans to land on the moon)

I still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there.' 

6 October 2016. Image from http://www.justtwodads.com/blog/2016/7/6/reach-for-the-moon-you-might-just-hit-the-stars 

DON'T FORGET TO BE HAPPY!

AND THAT MUSIC HELPS.

5 October 2016. From Depost Photos, Kurld.com, Happy Images

JUST A BEAUTIFUL, PINK PICTURE

4 October 2016.Image from http://www.magic4walls.com 

‘DINERO LLAMA DINERO’

Goodness spawns goodness, a smile reaps smiles, positivity leads to positivity and money (received, spent or given) generates more money.

Monday 3 October 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

30 September 2016. (Shared slide off Facebook)

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH OUR LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS IN ARUBA as you live safely through Hurricane Matthew. We hope you have all prepared. May God keep you and your houses, your cars, animals and other properties.

29 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

BEHOLD THE SMALL WONDERS OF THE WORLD

28 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

GREAT THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU GO FOR IT!

27 September 2016. Image sources

http://thecenterforlifeexpression.com/go-for-it/

http://www.truthbelts.com/chase-your-dreams-the-ellen-show-campaign-vegan-belts/

TIME IS PRECIOUS

Monday 26 September 2016. (Image source http://speakanddeliver.blogspot.nl/2013/05/time-flies-when-youre-having-fun.html)

MAY YOU FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD TODAY

3 September 2016. Image ‘self-fulfillment’ from http://quoteaddicts.com/topic/spiritual-fulfillment-quotes/2

PEACE OF MIND FIRST

You are what you choose to be

“Just like the wild beasts, you want your own autonomy. You want freedom.

You want freedom from negative emotion. You want freedom from somebody telling you what to do. Whether you are consciously aware of it or not —

what all of you want is a sense of well-being”

- Abraham Hicks - 

22 September 2016. Image from https://www.powerofpositivity.com/21-ways-create-peace-mind/

LOVE EACH OTHER

21 September 2016. Image from mailing ‘Motherhood in the Wild’.

With thanks to Henry Franken

20 September 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

BALANCE IS EVERYTHING

Monday 19 September 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

THE SUN’LL COME OUT TOMORROW

16 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

A MOMENT OF REFLECTION

Improvised Piano Music and Emotional Art Therapy

For those who want to take the time or play it as background music: ENJOY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mWjq2BsD9Q

15 September 2016.

CELEBRATE EVERYONE FOR WHO THEY ARE

“You are really individual beings, with very special talents, and it would be nice if teachers had the time, or parents had the awareness or skill, to see the children as the very individual, very special beings that they are. So that rather than trying to drum them into one category, they are, instead, appreciating the special insight that each child brings to the sea of diversity and contrast which is the stuff that creation comes from.”

- Abraham Hicks -

14 September 2016. Image ‘Individuality’ from

http://www.actorsproexpo.com/industry-advice/maintaining-individuality-by-reelarc 

ARTISTS HELP YOU

- IMAGINE -

ALL THE GOOD THINGS:

BEAUTY, LOVE, PEACE, WONDER, A BETTER WORLD...

"My work reflects various, observable phenomena that stimulate my mind and senses; they can be natural or man-made. I 'reorganize' them into a new presentation that can be described as surreal, amusing, graceful, or unexpected. A playful, happy atmosphere pervades my work. I always like to leave some space for the viewer's imagination;

I hope the viewer experiences discovery, surprise, and wonder through my work."

- Mariko Kusumoto -

http://www.marikokusumoto.com/

13 September 2016.

HARMONY UNTO YOU NOW AND ALWAYS

Monday 12 September 2016. Image source unknown

STAY YOUR COURSE

Because others cannot vibrate in your experience, they cannot affect the outcome of your experience. They can hold their opinions, but unless their opinion affects your opinion, their opinion matters not at all. A million people could be pushing against you and it would not negatively affect you unless you push back. That million people pushing against you are affecting their millions of vibrations. They are affecting what happens in their experience. They are affecting their point of attraction, but it does not affect you unless you push against them.

- Abraham Hicks –

8 September 2016. Image source unknown

Need a boost? Follow Jessica’s example

MAY YOU REDISCOVER YOURSELF

IN THE SECRET CORNERS OF THE WORLD

Tuesday 6 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

HAVE A SPLENDID WEEK!

Monday 5 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

Wishing you COSMOPOLITAN EXPERIENCES

2 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/wallpapers/portland+oregon

DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE YOURSELF

BEING YOU IS THE KEY TO YOUR HAPPINESS

1 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

FREE YOURSELF BY THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

Image source http://www.homary.com/lighting/lamps/wooden-hollowed-out-box-shade-single-light-table-lamp-with-red-cord.html

31 August 2016.

MAY YOU EVER LAY YOUR HEAD TO REST

GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE HARVESTED

30 August 2016. Image source unknown

WISHING YOU MANY SHOOTING STARS OF HOPE

Don’t let anyone tell you something is ‘too late’ or ‘impossible’.

YOU be the judge of that.

Monday 29 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

BREATHING IN THE COOL NEW DAY

26 August 2016. Image ‘Cool Forest’ from http://7-themes.com/

GRATEFUL FOR THE SUN

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RAIN

25 August 2016. 

I AM BEING THE NEW ME

More effective

more disciplined

more motivated

more abundant

more appreciative

healthier

and more determined

than ever. 

24 August 2016. Image source unknown.

EMBRACE THE PROMISE OF THE NEW DAY!

Image ‘Rocket Launch’ from http://hdwpics.com/

Monday 22 August 2016.

RETURN TO YOU in SILENCE, SOLITUDE AND SERENITY

19 August 2016. Image ‘Sunset on a Lake’ from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

THE STANDARD OF SUCCESS IS JOY

The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.

- Abraham Hicks -

18 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

LOVE YOU(rself)

17 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

MIND YOUR VIBRATIONS!

The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting. The more joyful you are, the more Well-being flows to you — and you get to choose the details of how it flows.

- Abraham Hicks -

16 August 2016. Image (baby monkey) from http://hdwpics.com/ 

FOCUS ON YOU. FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE.

We cannot focus upon the weaknesses of one another and evoke strengths. You cannot focus upon the things that you think they are doing wrong, and evoke things that will make you feel better. You've got to beat the drum that makes you feel good when you beat it. And when you do, you'll be a strong signal of influence that will help them to reconnect with who they are.

- Abraham Hicks -

Monday 15 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ (Amazing scene)

TREASURE YOUR HEART & HOME

12 August 2016. Image (sticker) from https://www.kramerstickers.nl 

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

11 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

EVERYTHING IS UNFOLDING PERFECTLY. 

I AM PERFECT WHERE I AM

AND GRAVITATING TO SOMETHING

THAT WILL SATISFY ME EVEN MORE.

- Abraham Hicks -

10 August 2016. Image (Pink Peony) from http://hdwpics.com/  

Sow your seed, lay your foundations, then spread your wings…

9 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

MAGIC IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.

MAY YOU SHINE THIS WEEK!

‘You are extensions of Source Energy. And when you allow that pure Source Energy to flow through you, you are so bright and beautiful; your timing is good; and you feel vital and alive in your body. And as others see you, they wonder what your magic is. But it only seems like magic because it is experienced by so few. It isn’t magic. It is available to everyone. But you must allow your alignment.’

- Abraham Hicks -

8 August 2016. Image ‘Aurora Fireworks’ from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

SOME FRESHNESS AND WISDOM FOR YOUR WEEKEND

IT IS NOT YOUR ROLE to make others happy; it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who-you-really-are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive or sick enough to help sick people get well. You only ever uplift from your position of strength and clarity and alignment.

- Abraham Hicks -

Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

5 August 2016.

YEAH! SUMMER!

4 August 2016.

MAY YOU ENJOY AND SAVOR MANY PEAK EXPERIENCES

3 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ AMAZING TULIPS

TO LIVE A NEW LIFE… THINK A NEW THOUGHT 

2 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

MAY YOU HAVE A GLORIOUS WEEK

1 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

MUST SEE

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Retnj3TsA

Link to movie playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdb4XGVTHkE&index=2&list=PLEgA6bEeal3yh19xRhfVt5q5xBohcPYz7

Link to website http://www.human-themovie.org/

Found trailer on DVD of another movie (great WWII story by the way - 'Elser').

Immediately caught our eye because of the magnificent imagery.

29 July 2016.

MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF MUSIC!

Listening to http://www.jazzradio.com/smoothjazz

28 July 2016. Image source unknown

UNWIND TO MOVE FORWARD

27 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ ‘Relax’

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING

26 July 2016. Don’t know where this is from but I’m with the kid…

RECONNECTING WITH MYSELF

by connecting with nature

25 July 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

COUNTERACTING NEGATIVITY

WITH BEAUTY FROM WITHIN

22 July 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

To be continued on page Ray of Light series 2016  1

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