A most amazing thing happened just before I left on The Blue Light 2013 Tour!In the afternoon of the day before I left, my granddaughter, Lexi, and I decided we would go on a final horseback ride until I returned in the Fall. We had barely started our ride accompanied by our three dogs, Apollo, Clyde and Beckie when Lexi exclaimed, “Grandma―there's a baby deer!” Not seeing it, I asked her where it was and she turned her horse, Spencer, around leading me back to where she had seen it. The dogs spotted it at the same time she did, scaring the fawn so badly that it stood up from the long grass where it had been hiding and ran into the bush.The dogs, always excited for a good run, chased it. Upon hearing the human-like crying coming from the fawn as the dogs found and began mauling it, I jumped down off of my horse, Girl, and followed the disturbing sound of screaming cries. After shouting at the dogs to leave it alone, I reluctantly looked down, uncertain and afraid of what I might see. A feeling of dread overcame me when I saw the baby deer was not moving at all and there was a smear of blood marring it's beautiful, soft, brown hide.Feeling extremely teary eyed and swallowing the lump in my throat, I bent down and picked up this soft, gentle creature willing it to move and show some sign of life. As I lifted it, the fawn had a resurgence of energy and began crying and kicking its long, thin, pole like legs. What a relief I felt as I hugged this perfect baby to me.Coming back out of the bush to where Lexi was holding the horses and watching for the doe, I showed her the struggling fawn and said, “I guess the only thing to do is bring her back to to the farm and see how badly she is hurt.” Giving the little deer to Lexi to hold, I climbed back onto Girl and had Lexi lift her up into my arms for the ride back home. At first the fawn seemed to struggle but she settled down quickly and was very docile most of the time, with the occasional cry and intermittent kicking of legs.After getting back home and seeing she was okay and that the blood was just a scratch, we locked the dogs up so we could take our precious find back to where we first spotted it, thinking that would be the best place for her mama to locate her. The ride back to the trees was quite uneventful as by this time the fawn had come to trust us and even Girl going into a trot did not seem to disturb her. She was quite alert and even seemed to enjoy the ride.After being released, the baby slipped into the trees but we wanted to make sure she was okay. Knowing that the doe would not attempt to find her baby while we were there, we decided to take a little ride and come back in a few hours to check on the situation.Upon our return, we saw the doe pacing the perimeter of the trees so thought she had been reunited with her fawn. Stopping to look at the place we had left the baby, we were unable to see any sign of it so figured that she had been found, re-hidden and was safely back in her mothers care.Reflecting back on this event and intuiting my knowledge of the energy of animals and how they affect what is going on in our lives, I believe I was being given the message of combining grace, ease and baby steps for the tour. That is certainly the formula I have been following and it is working perfectly.Thank you Mama deer for lending me your baby and trusting it would be returned safely. I know how hard it must have been for you to let her go because after only knowing her for a few hours, it almost broke my heart to bring her back home, even though I knew that is where she belonged.The greatest gifts are often only given to us for a short time. Appreciate all things in your life as you never know how long they will be yours.What precious gifts have you received from Mother Nature?In Joy And Peace,M.J.P.S.I am taking bookings for workshops till the end of this year. If you don't see an eventyou want on mycalendar call me.Want to reprint this article in your ezine, or on your blog or website? Please contact my team for permission. They'll send along my bio to attach at the bottom. Thanks!
Finalist In The USA Best Book Awards
Alberta Author Is A Finalist In The USA Best Book Awards
If three is a charm, this Canadian inspirational, self-help author creates heartfelt magic.
For M.J. Domet, the Beaverlodge Alberta author who penned Waves Of Blue Light: Heal The Heart And Free The Soul, an Amazon best-selling book and winner of two previous book awards, being a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards 2013 for the same book is a real coupe.
Each of her previous awards (Gold Medal Winner and Living Now “Spirit” Book of the Year) in 2012, and following that a winner in The Beverly Hills Book Awards earlier this year, were received with excitement and pleasure. Being a three time award recipient has made her consciously aware of the impact of her writing.
Domet states, “Being recognized for something you love to do - writing, inspiring and teaching others to live with passion and purpose - well, there is nothing that can touch that. It solidifies what I teach through my writing, workshops and speaking; you never have to ask if you are doing what you are meant to in your life. The answer to that comes from your heart.”
Working on a cooperative book which will be published next spring, Domet is helping others who aspire to tell their stories through writing. She is collaborating on a yet to be named title with several of her local students and contacts whom she met on a Cross–Canada tour this past summer.
She says, “Everyone has a story to tell and some people just need a hand up onto the platform. I am delighted to be that hand.”
M.J. is completing her sequel book, Waves Of Wisdom: Step Into The Power of Awakening which will be published later next year. M.J. also teaches inspirational and writing workshops and is available for speaking engagements in Canada and the US. Her multi-award winning book Waves Of Blue Light: Heal The Heart And Free The Soul, accompanying guidance cards and a list of her workshops and speaking topics are available through her website, www.expecttobeempowered.com. Also look for her book at Amazon.
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Visiting the Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge, Alberta (http://www.nikkayuko.com/)was a delightful feast for the eyes!From the traditional tea room to the uniquely cut trees, cascading waterfalls, clear ponds, and colourful flowers sculpted beautifully on the manicured lawn, I loved the serenity of it all!But... the dragonflies were perfection. They flitted around and followed us, swirling around our heads―their bright blue bodies glimmering when they lit on the sun-filled sidewalks.I have always loved dragonflies; even before I was aware their presence had a spiritual meaning. They always seem so elegant and surreal; their metaphysical meaning captures all of that. Masters of illusion, dragonflies symbolize reawakening to the magic and mystery of life, helping you to see a new perception as you release the old paradigm. They create awareness around your life changes and reflect the fact that you are going through a major transformation that expands your psychic vision. Their bright colour remind us that as we mature, our true colours emerge; bringing us closer to our true essence. As creatures of air and water, the dragonfly encourages us to connect with our emotions instead of trying to block them, as well as reminding us to work within the light and remember we are never alone.Their presence is illuminating; allowing in a vision of our own perfection and creating an opportunity to step into our own light. As they dip and dive, they bring to mind the ebb and flow of life. When they softly light on a convenient surface, I am reminded we always need to have a place to land in order to rest and rejuvenate before our next stage of awakening. Seeing a once vibrant carcass lying lifeless on the hard concrete surface of the sidewalk, I recognize the significance of leaving the physical plane to carry on elsewhere.Dragonflies teach us a lot about life; helping us to acknowledge the spiritual stages we encounter as we progress on our path to enlightenment; showing our changing colours as we pass in and out of each other's life; sometimes on a high vibration and periodically carrying a low vibe, integrating our experiences and pausing to balance before carrying on to the next stage. Passing through these stages of awareness, we climb until our work, done for now, pushes our light forward onto the next level and into rebirth.These are our dragonfly days and even though we don't always recognize the setting as perfect―it always is!What magic and mystery of life has reawakened in a new perception for you... your dragonfly illumination?In Joy And Peace,M.J.Want to reprint this article in your ezine, or on your blog or website? Please contact my team for permission. They'll send along my bio to attach at the bottom. Thanks!