Recipe For Desolation (4 IMAGES)

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  1. It’s a beautiful place. If you ever read “Taking Time to Breathe” when I republish it, Dream Valley was my place. A county landfill destroyed it. I’m sorry for the cruelty being shown you. As a prison wife, I can relate.

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    1. I do not plan on returning to this place. However, as I said in my post, my Heart truly goes out to those who have depended upon this organization to bring them Peace and solace. My Source to get filled up is through Mother Nature. I only turned it to this church when I completely fell apart after my MOM died. And about my photographs… This was a place in the park where the creek had overflowed and then receded. The Desolation left behind in my opinion, was breathtaking. I just stood there for minutes on end staring at what the power of water and ice can do. May you have a beautiful day today. Much Love to you! 💕🌹💕

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  2. Hi Amy,

    I must say , pictures are amazing just like your post.
    In human nature is to criticizes what they does not understand.The more we know, we are less and less criticizing .There is not only one “right road”. Everybody have the right to find its own way, but people want to impose their own lifestyle on others. I am against that 🙂

    Thank you

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    1. Ben, I so agree with you! There is just not one road to follow… For all paths lead to the one true Source. This place offered the Peace that I required after my Heart was so shattered when my MOM died. Now that I see what is going on I say goodbye. No one has the right to point a finger and say you are wrong. And you are right again in that, the more we know the more we understand this concept. I also thank you about my pictures. They were taken in a place where a creek overflowed and then receded and I saw the devastation, the Desolation, and what water and ice are capable of doing. I stood there for minutes upon minutes just staring at the beauty that I saw. Much Love to you this day! 💕🌹💕

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    1. Thank you, Arbie, on the compliment regarding my photography. I was so in awe regarding what I saw. I stood upon a place where a creek had overflowed and then receded. The beauty that was created all from the power of water and ice just took my breath away. I am so glad you enjoyed these images. I also agree with you this world desperately needs less chaos and not more. Much Love to you this day! 💕🌹💕

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  3. You know Amy, I have come across many such people in my time, those who criticise and preach to others yet seldom do they follow their own teachings. They continually judge and as you rightly say, Unless you have walked their walk in their shoes, you have no idea or any concept of another life or should tell another how to live theirs.

    Its sad that yours and your neighbours sanctuary of peace has been spoiled
    We who follow the flow of life know our hearts and we know love and its sharing and giving will takes us along the path of the river to the source of its creation.

    We aim to keep following our paths Amy, in love and truth. Keep speaking your truth ..

    Sending love and blessings and the photos are beautiful.

    Take care and I have enjoyed once again my much needed catch up Amy.. You always replenish my soul my friend xxx ❤ Hugs Sue xx

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    1. Sue, my True Sanctuary is Mother, which I know you know. This was only temporary for me as this place assisted me to put me back together again after my Mom died. For me to even have walked back into this church a feather could have knocked me over …. I have a LONG history of seeing Truth and exposing it within this organization going back to when I was a wee child. Yet, when the Heart is broken we tend to return to FAMILIAR. Perhaps just perhaps, this shocking upset will be the very catalyst for people to really begin to examine the purpose of this organization in their lives. Perhaps just perhaps they will see Truth for what it is and learn to depend to Connect to Source in another way, their own way. Speaking my Truth is the only way I know, Sue. It may not be everyone’s Truth, yet it is mine. May you have a glorious day today and may Much Love be in your life!!! (((HUGS))) Amy🌹

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  4. Hi Amy 🙂 It is too bad when people’s place of solace and comfort is upended. I hope there is way for the situation to be fixed. My church is the out of doors and I am beyond grateful for the fullness of heart that I find there. Today, while the rain is pouring down, I am grateful for my warm little nest! It is fun to watch the leaves come out on the trees and the silhouettes of winter turn into waving branches of green. I look forward to seeing how your woods are transformed as the months go by. 🙂 ❤ Love and blessings for you! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Yet perhaps this is a catalyst to get people to think and make change for the better in their lives, Sarah. Count yourself blessed to have such a church. How glorious to have one outside!! Mother is my Connection to Source. I only returned to this church temporarily when my life fell apart upon my Mom’s death. May you have a glorious day today! Much Love to you! 💞🌸💞

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  5. A lot of people that go to a place of worship, such as a church are the most judgemental people I have ever met. Some people sincerely want to live right, others in the same circle want nothing more than to judge those who do not live by heir standards. It is unfrotunate, because for those sincere people that want and need others around them for support, really dont get the support, instead, they get judged. I have been angry about this same thing for years

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    1. Frazzle, please let go of your anger because that anger will only in turn hurt you. There is a purpose for all situations. Perhaps this is the exact Catalyst that is needed for some people to see truth and start finding their own Connection to Source from their own Hearts without law and rules involved. It is a real shame how judgmental people are under a so-called Church structure. And it is a shame that people end up hurt by that judgment. This was an eye-opener for me yet, I have been fighting laws and rules that religion esteem as truth as far back as a child. I have been able to see Truth even when I was a wee one. I encourage you today to walk with me in letting go of this anger and somehow knowing that there will be good outcome of this situation. Is that okay? I embrace you with Love. You can do this! 💕🌹💕

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      1. Yes, absolutely! I don’t go to church. I have my own spirituality in my own way, I try hard not to judge others, although I find myself doing that sometimes, then get angry because I have done the very thing I criticize others for. It all comes back to teach yourself how to think differently. Think positive. I do realize that people making judgements may be living their own kind of hell behind closed doors. We shall over come this anger! As soon as the thoughts enter, we must blow it back out. Thank you Amy

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    1. As I see it, I speak it or in this case write it. I pray that what is happening within this church is the exact Catalyst to get people to WAKE UP! Much Love to you on this most glorious day, dear Sis! 💖💖💖

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  6. Oh my…I don’t even know where to begin in my response….I feel your frustration AR as I am trying to endure it right now as well. Grrrrrr…I feel tightly wound ready to unfurl my exasperations over what is going on in the world. For me I fortunately never got into church as I was wary from the beginning when we were told we were ‘God fearing’ people. Oh really? If God is so wonderful why should we have to fear him? I thought he was a loving god that accepted us just as we are as perfect? These are the perverted sick, mixed messages being shoved down our throats. Nope! God for me was right outside my door in every animal, every leaf and branch, every stream and wooded glade….Creator created the beauty of the outside world as places for us to be with him and share our time with him. Not to WORSHIP him…He is us and we are him, no better than, no less than, so why are we supposed to drop to our knees and bow our heads shamefully as our way of worship? I guess we should accept the idea we are subservient beings? I won’t kneel or bow or go to church to be preached to about how I must live my life. I will honor Creator, speak with him, walk with him, breathe with him, laugh and cry with him,and pray with him when I am in his true house of nature.. End of story….I wrote that so fast it was screaming to get out of me. Sorry to get heavy on you…I best reread it before I hit post!!! Love to you AR…Stay calm…More than I anyway 🙂 I seem to be running out of endurance for what is taking place in our country. Hugs…VK ❤

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    1. VK, DITTO. I live exactly as you do. The ONLY reason I returned to this church was out of desperation to hold on to something when I was breaking all over the place because of my Mom. I HEAR YOU. I know GOD through Mother. Mother is my way to Connect to Source. I see, I hear, I touch and there is GOD. Admittedly I was upset when these bullying tactics began but I am SO out of there (again!). I was fighting with the leaders in that church when I was a child because I just knew what they were teaching was not true. No worries about getting heavy!! I’m glad you rid yourself of these words and now you are free of them. Don’t take them back! Just fly high in knowing I do understand fully and that there is ONE woman who lives and believes as you do. I understand the frustration quotient about this world. More and more I am not looking anymore. Just horrors. And then when I do interact with the world I feel my Protection around me and so I have the nicest interactions. BIG (((HUGS))) …. Go for a LONG walk today!! Join me! I’m going!! Much LOVE to you!! 💞🌷💞

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    1. Thank you very much!!! I stood there for a long time just in awe of the power of water and ice. Yes it was desolate but at the same time SO beautiful! Glad you think so too!!! 💖💖💖

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    1. Bingo! Or those with such empty Hearts themselves they do all they can to make those around them as miserable as they are. Misery just loves misery. As well you know!! Much Love to you, Erika! 💞🌸💞

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      1. Right, Amy! Instead of letting themselves blossom they try to prevent others from blossoming in order that they are not the only ones looking withered. But thank God it is rarely working! Much much love to you, dear Amy 💖

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      2. People are no longer willing to be treated like this. I’m seeing a change in that many have already left because of what is happening. Years ago this would not happen. I do believe some are WAKING UP! Three cheers!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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  7. I have no problem with the Bible or for that matter, many other religious or even spiritual texts, most have come from a beautiful source. But when man/woman and their faults starts to ‘push’ their interpretation things get messy.
    I know it is only their fears and walls that they have built that do this, but of all places where people do need that sanctuary, it becomes a nightmare.
    I hope their diminishing ‘flock’ shows them the error of their ways Amy 😀 ❤

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    1. As I told my neighbor, I am not returning, Mark. I only started going because I was such a mess after my Mom died. Either the congregation is going to leave, (many have already) … you got it!, or voices will begin being heard that no! you have no right to tell us what to do. GOD is not law or rules. My Connection to Source is through Mother and yes I too LOVE Scripture. That is my private affair and no one has any right to butt in. Perhaps what has been occurring in that church is the exact catalyst to get people to WAKE UP to see Truth. Someone said …. Life is simple … It’s man that makes it complicated. I tend to agree!!! Hope you are having a great day!! We still have snow on the ground but soon real soon that snow will be gone. OH I can hardly wait!!! Much Love to you!! 💖🌸💖

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  8. I can so relate to this post. My world, my life, my so called faith and my beliefs changed immeasurably after my mum died. However nature is healing and your images are beautiful Amy. Much love to you ❤️🌹

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    1. Funny you should say what you did because I only returned to this place after my MOM died, Miriam. The very same thing happened to me come to think of it on that just about everything in how I perceive or thought drastically changed after the trauma of my Mother’s death. It is hard to explain but I believe you know exactly what I am talking about. Something of that magnitude changes you forever. Mother Nature is my Connection to Source and it will always be that way. It has been since I was a wee child. Much healing has occurred and much more will as I immerse myself in this coming Spring and all the Delight that it holds for me. Much Love to you this day, dear friend! 💕💖💕

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      1. Yes Amy I really do know what you’re talking about. It was a difficult journey we both went through and I’ve no doubt it’s changed us both forever. Here’s to looking forward, to love, healing and new beginnings. 💖

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  9. It is true that a lot of preaching and ‘knowledge’ out there ends up becoming noise for the one who has tasted the Truth and it is mere sounds of judgment from the one who has learned some words without ever living them. Power to the ones who see the Truth underneath it all, I trust and wish that we keep Being the ones who keep living as the lessons that are true to the essence of our Being.

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    1. My Truth ay necessarily not be Truth for the next guy, but this I do know, dear friend. My Truth I live by and my Truth no one will take from me! This place did serve a purpose for me when I totally collapsed and fell apart after my MOM’S death. It no longer serves a higher purpose in my life so now it is time to say goodbye and move on. Bless you for all you do for me. Much Love to you this day! 💕🌹💕

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      1. Yes I understand. Some partial truths, as we see them now, are so much our stepping stones to our greater Truth. It is like lessons and beliefs to lean on, show up as beautiful supports for us, to help us get through where we are. And we keep moving on …very grateful to have you as a fellow traveler on this journey!

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    1. Thank you so much, YellowCable, regarding my photography. I cannot tell you how long I stood there just standing in awe looking at the beauty that I saw with my own eyes. I hope you had a great day today. Much Love to you! 💕🌹💕

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  10. Hey Amy! Sucks about the “under new management” deal at the church. No one has the right to judge, like you say – especially if they haven’t walked in someone else’s shoes! (And quite frankly – that means NO ONE!) Great pics – I love the sky blues!! Love to you and hope you find a wonderful sanctuary!! Donna

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    1. Bless you for your understanding and for your great comments, Donna!

      There are those who walk this Earth just because they have some education behind them or because they are in a seat of power or because whatever… They have every right to badger and to belittle and to bully and to judge. Well! That is the furthest thing from walking the Higher Path which ironically the person I was speaking of in this post you would think would be walking the Higher Path. Being given a choice as to where I will be this coming weekend, believe you me that place I will not be!

      Thank you about my pictures and I agree with you the blue sky that day was stunning! More to come I do promise! Much Love to you, dear friend! 💕🌸💕

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      1. Good morning, Donna! I’ve got a busy morning with my Cat Clinic and then I’ll be over to your place as soon as I can. But I just wanted to take a moment to tell you I really am not looking for a building so to speak, because Mother Nature is truly my number one source on how I Connect to All That Is. Much Love to you this day! 💖💖💖

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    1. Christy, I am not too sure what you are referring to in your comment. I wrote this post about people judging others unfairly. In fact I strongly said in this post that no one, and I don’t care who, has the right to judge anyone. Thank you however for the beautiful comment on my photography. I so appreciate it! Much Love to you this day! 💕🌹💕

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  11. Over the past year what once was considered harsh and ugly was not socially acceptable but has now crawled out of the woodwork and walks among us. Bigotry, racism, misogyny is not only accepted but encouraged by the very leaders of our country. It saddens me so much, the intolerance. Lovely photographs dear Amy. Sending love and hugs.

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    1. I hear you, Holly. It’s a mess out there and if I can help it, I will not be surrounded by this insanity. I actually saw people walking out and many more are leaving this church. I believe we have reached the tipping point where people are saying NO! and WAKING UP in order to bring in change!

      Thank you regarding my photographs. I am loving what this little camera can do! And it is so much easier to carry then my Canon. Much Love to you and (((HUGS)))! 💖💖💖

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  12. I love this post because it’s so relatable. I’ve been to more than my share of churches and it’s a shame when they go from being uplifting and connective to derisive and dreadful. That’s not what it’s about. It’s about Love. I, too, find source in nature, and most notably, among others who seek it.

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    1. Yes, Joey, it IS about Love. If more people would begin to Connect through Nature, they would really understand how Source is Love and naught but. Years ago my Inner Guidance taught me to only listen to that Voice Within and not to look to man’s laws. I’ve been living like this for so long now I would not know how else to do so. Have a great day today!!! Much Love to you! 🌹

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