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Seize your Moments of Joy and Wonder

As spring is nearing an end, we are reminded of the brevity of life.
I dreamt that I was driving down the city streets, and among the high rises and buildings were the most beautiful cherry trees with long sweeping boughs laden with plump blossoms causing the branches to bend towards the ground. The blooms were a variety of colors ranging from light pink, bright pink, mauve to red. These colors are not usually associated with pale pink or white cherry blossoms. The variety of colors were stunning and made me stop and take notice of what I was beholding.

Curious about the dream symbolism, I searched for the potential meaning in an online dream dictionary.

In the dream dictionary, cherry blossoms symbolize two main themes.

Per the online dream dictionary, dreammoods.com, the definition is below.

Cherry Blossom Tree

To see a cherry blossom tree in your dream symbolizes feminine power, beauty, and love. The dream may be telling you that you can be both strong and delicate at the same time. Alternatively, dreaming of a cherry blossom tree symbolizes mortality. It may also be a reminder that life is short and to take advantage of what life has to offer.

As a strong woman, I already identify feminine as beautiful and powerful.

I intuitively felt that the exquisite beauty and vibrant colors of the dream cherry blossoms were a reminder of how fleeting life is and that it is time to enjoy life more than working to support it. I have focused too much on my career and meeting other people’s deadlines and objectives. I must be careful to not overlook the milestones of my life.

This dream was a powerful wake-up call for me to start reducing my hours at work and make time for joy, laughter, love, and new adventures.

I hope you are making time to live for yourself and show up for yourself and your loved ones in meaningful ways.

Searching for happiness?

“What you seek is also seeking you.” Rumi, 13th-century poet.

I came across this famous quote from Rumi that reminded me of our power to create our world and manifest our dreams. In short, to create happiness because we are creators. It also confirms that no matter what we call something, this spiritual wisdom is ancient and universal. Rumi’s insightful observation predates modern concepts of the Law of Attraction and the power of thought. However, the tenet illuminates that all of these spiritual concepts are linked, universal and timeless. These ideas guide us to connect our thoughts, intentions, faith, and emotions towards what we desire. We need all the elements aligned within ourselves to create the goal, actualize it into reality.

Many of us seek the tools to align our thoughts, feelings, energy, and faith towards our goals and wishes. Focus is challenging due to the myriad of activities that divide our attention, such as work, family, and health. The answer is to go within through meditation while focusing on what we want more often than what bothers and upsets us. Also, we need to find ways to neutralize or minimize our anger, doubts, and fears.

Therefore, let us direct our thoughts, feelings, intentions and bind them with faith, the magic of belief, to bring forth our desired outcomes. We need to remember that if something does not appear as one hoped for, then perhaps it was paving the way for a better result. Stay open to possibilities. Do not confine yourself to only one way your desire can manifest. Remember, the principles work regardless of the quality of our thoughts. Therefore, we must be careful about what we think of and dwell on. Whatever has our attention is what we are aligning and attracting (negative or positive). When you see this famous quote, it is a reminder of your great power to create the happiness you seek.

Keep on seeking! Keep on dreaming!

Lake Hollywood Reservoir

Stop and Sip the Rose Latte

The other day I was stressed out about work, tired, and frustrated by the issues I face daily at the office. I work for a large company with a distinct organizational culture. It can be challenging to navigate this company successfully and meet deadlines. I decided to have lunch with a friend to get some fresh air. Afterward, we stopped at an adorable cafe to have a decadent treat, a rose latte.
Miraculously this drink shifted my mood from negative to positive quickly. I squealed with delight as I looked at the pretty beverage. As I sipped the drink, tension melted away. This white chocolate latte had the subtle taste of rose and was beautifully decorated with a mountain of whipped cream and had a mini pink dried rose placed in the center. It was sprinkled with finely ground pistachio and rose. The subtle hint of rose wafted by my nose each time I lifted the cup to take a sip. The adage, stop and smell the roses, can be interchanged with stop and enjoy a latte (insert your drink), a rose latte. This simple activity refocused my thoughts onto something pleasant and changed my mood.
I need to add this to the arsenal of tools next time I feel overwhelmed by negativity. This rose latte helped me reach for a better feeling thought, that per the book the Law of Attraction, is essential for manifesting what you desire. We need to feel our way to our desires. A general feeling can neutralize a negative one and increase your attraction point to what you want. Therefore, reducing the energy towards what we don’t want. As we know, it is easy to focus on things that bother us and continue that downward spiral of feelings. Currently, many of us are unable to sit in a restaurant or café. A latte to go or delivered can still do the trick, as we sip and enjoy our favorite latte and remember how great it feels to have one in a beautiful place with our friends. Cheers!


Picture of rose latte, Utopia Latte from Utopia Café located at the Tustin District, Tustin, California. GO ahead, stop in and have a treat.

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I am a new author publishing my first book. I am writing a blog to share my story with others and to reach and connect to new readers, people and ideas.  Publishing my first book has forced me to be patient, consistent, diligent and hopeful.  It has reminded me that no one is your cheerleader unless you believe in yourself.  There have been many no’s, many rejections which made me look for my own path, to self-publish.  As I launch and promote the book, I hope you will join me and take a look inside the book once it is available for sale.  I am just starting the public phase of this publishing journey. I hope to meet and share ideas with you and I thank you for stopping by to this author website.  Be well!