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Discovering My Life Force


“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”  ~Martha Graham



I am a deep thinker.  I have always been and recognized this at an early age.  I was able to tap into my innermost thoughts, those held deep in the recesses of my soul until given voice.  Even when I was working as an educator, I contemplated below the surface of issues and felt them deeply.


And most recently, I have been exploring those deep recesses to bring my thoughts to light again.  Maybe that is why I took to meditation so eagerly as it has been a means to help me in my exploration.


People have asked me how I am able to write the way I do…..and I say it just comes.  Some days the words are stuck, blocked, and I know I have to work on the blockage first before they can flow.  Many days as I sit in quiet solitude a phrase, a snippet of a thought will caress the outer reaches of my consciousness, and I will play with it to see if it has potential.  Maybe it is not the right time and it will float away for now.


And some days, I will sit to write about a subject, and the channel will be open as the words flow out hard, fast until exhausted I sit and read it back wondering who wrote this.  But it is always about the words.  Finding those elusive words, those precious thoughts, the speaking of my soul let loose to bring tears to my eyes, or laughter to my heart always meant for me first.



Words have been my life force.  Whether spoken or written, they are the Universal energy that flows through me.  They are picked up on the soft winds and the howling gales and are strewn about me.  I lift them up and send them out into the world.  Some in short verses with deep meaning and others as lessons I want to share as I create new energy that will come back to me.


My words are not always positive especially those spoken.  They come as a firestorm sometimes, and I have to keep a close watch on those emotional outbursts.  I know now that those times are best left unspoken, and some time away is called for to assure I am not wounding or being sucked down into a dark place I did not intend to go.  I have better control now and exert it.


And I polish the positive words.  I shine them as they are picked up in the light and float out in gleeful currents.  Those are my true words full of emotion but so much more useful, compassionate, peaceful, rich and powerful.  These are the words I want to keep as my life force.  Those that heal not hurt.  There is no purpose in the hurt.  It causes me greater harm in the long run.


So I keep to my true purpose and think deep thoughts, feel passionately, hurt, let go, forgive, judge less, love more and speak earnestly.  The heart smiles, the soul is expanded and the tears of happiness fill me up and wash me blissfully.






Special Note:  The Cardinal Flower pictured here signifies energy.



The picture below is my gift to you this week.  Please download it and use it to spread the positive energy around you.




All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014.  Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.




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  1. September 25, 2014    

    Donna, this is so beautiful! What a wonderful description of the way words help us to get to the heart of things, when we listen to what is lying deeply in our hearts. I love that you’re seeing that as a kind of calling, too — true purpose, as you say.

    • September 26, 2014    

      Absolutely Stacy. It is a calling now. Not sure where it will all lead, but I am enjoying the ride. So glad you enjoyed the post.

  2. September 25, 2014    

    Love that you recognise both the positive and the negative. Love even more that you choose to nurture and nourish the positive.

    • September 26, 2014    

      It has been wonderful Soosie to embrace the positive…not always easy but so much better…thanks for your encouragement.

  3. September 25, 2014    

    So beautifully written xo

  4. September 26, 2014    

    wow…. I am speechless…. I need to reach past my blockages….. More to reflect on..

    • September 26, 2014    

      Oh Michelle thank you for this wonderful comment….big hugs to you.

  5. September 27, 2014    

    Working on the blockage first before the words can flow… I wonder what helps you to do that, Donna, as sometimes it seems to me that removing the blockage needs much more power than I can provide… Yet I love what the quote says about life having its own hidden forces we only discover when living, perhaps that’s what we need. the right living. 🙂

    • September 27, 2014    

      I think you are correct Petra that we need to experience and live our lives. I remove blocks by discovering what is blocking me. Then I dig in to the feeling, and as I go within I learn what I need to do to move on. That final release is what gives me such inspiration I think. And then living my life as I want and need to certainly helps keep the flow going.

  6. September 29, 2014    

    Donna, I love the way your expression of your own thoughts makes me think. I have had times in my life, when the written word flowed easily. But when an idea is really important to me, I often struggle with expressing it — making starts that dissatisfy me and that I abandon, coming back to the idea over and over again, and then finally, slowly, getting it down in a form that I hope will do it justice.

  7. October 10, 2014    

    Such a wonderful post. I just love how you are able to share your positivity with others. Choosing your words and looking for the good in others can be difficult but its a choice. Choose to be happy and everything will follow. I enjoyed reading your post, thanks!

    • October 10, 2014    

      Thank you Lynne. I am pleased that you enjoyed the post and glad that you visited.

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle


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