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I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photos “Oh Beautiful,” “DC Sunset,” “LBI Gull” and “Son at Sunset” by Niki Flow.



About Angela Long

Angela Long is the author of Observations off the Grid.

Angela Long had never heard of “off-the-grid” until she found herself living there. In a cedar-log cabin on a remote archipelago, she collects rainwater and fuels her laptop with windpower. Here, a collection of poems has emerged – the product of twenty years spent wandering through different countries and cultures. From Chicacao to Varanasi, Milan to Haida Gwaii, Observations from Off-the-Grid explores life beyond conventional demarcations. Here reader meets author as English teacher in war-torn Guatemala, meditation student in India. The collection gives voice to victims of torture, beggars, the homeless. It gives voice to the heartache of a Sunday afternoon. With its simple language and universal insights, this is a collection that welcomes everyone.  –

Journey Notes

Special thanks to Mish or Wavingatyou for today’s quote (and all those submitted in the past). ♥ The theme for June is “silence,” “listening,” “stillness,” and “sacred space.”   If you have a favorite quote about any or all of those, please let us know!

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

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I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤


The Divine Feminine Series.  In October and November we’ll be featuring quotes about, for and by women.  Inspired by the call with Elle Lunaauthor The Crossroads of Should and Must. See also Aphrodite Emerges on and “#the100dayproject” on Instagram.

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Gems 1.1.1 – September 1, 2015 “Silence is the language of God. All else is poor translation.” -Rumi. Photo by Niki Flow.

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Gems 1.1.2 – September 1, 2015 “Be empty of worrying. Think who created thought! Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” -Rumi. Photo by Niki Flow.

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