Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020

As I was preparing for my painting of the day, wondering what I’d paint, I received the breaking news bulletin that Iran had retaliated.

I immediately knew my painting would be one of peace. A symbol of peace. We need peace, light and love in the world right now, always, but very much at this moment. I sat at the piano and played Peace is flowing like a river and with every verse I could feel peace and calmness come over me. I visualized that peace radiating into the world, surround mother earth with a blanket of white and yellow light, radiating peace.

7/366 Painting of the day, 7 Jan 2020 ©WQuinn
Hairy woodpecker at suet cage
7/366 Photo of the day, 7 Jan 2020 © WQuinn

Be a Beacon of Light – Day 29 of 30 Days of Happiness

Believe in something bigger than yourself.

light house
Let your light shine bright for all the world to see. Be a beacon of light, a beacon of hope.
Photo: Nova Scotia 2012 ©WandaQuinn

To believe in something bigger than yourself and put your trust in that something – be it God, the Universe, All That Is, or something else – is to guarantee your happiness igniting.

Sure, there will be days when you may doubt the existence of a creator and that’s OK. In fact it’s GREAT. It proves you’re human. But I can guarantee that if you believe in a higher power and connect to it on a daily basis, the HAPPINESS, the joy and jubilation that fills your heart and soul is truly unmatched by any human, any place or any thing on earth.

I believe there is a pilot light inside each of us and it sits in the CENTRE of our being. This pilot light is your creator and it’s light can never go out. But, the size and the brightness of this light is completely dependent on you. I believe the happier you are and the more love you have in your life, not to mention the love that you ALLOW into your life, the brighter and larger your inner light shines. Yet, the more despair and unhappiness you have in your life, the dimmer and smaller your light.

I believe our goal in this world is to SHINE our lights as bright and as large as possible to help HEAL others and to help heal the earth. By shining our light as bright as we can, we become beacons of light, beacons of hope. Those who are in despair and need help are drawn to our light and we can teach them how to shine their light bright, and so on, and so on, and so on until we’re all shining bright and the earth becomes a place of LOVE, of JOY, and of PEACE.

To increase the brightness of your inner light simply CONNECT to your higher power every day in a way that makes you happy. Some people may choose to attend church services, prayer groups, spend time in nature, or meditate. It doesn’t matter how you connect to your higher power, just that you do. Sometimes I sit at the base of a tree, soak in the sun, the air, the sounds of nature and thank God for all that is, all that was and all that is to come.

Other ways to increase your light is to participate in any of the activities I suggested in the past 28 days. You see, by doing things you ENJOY and by being with people you love, your light grows brighter and brighter.

And remember, your light can never go out. Even if you don’t believe in something bigger than you, it will never go out.

So shine your light bright and be a beacon of love and a beacon of hope for someone today!


Wanda kissing Hutch at Discovery Cove, Orlando, FL
Wanda kissing Hutch at Discovery Cove, Orlando, FL, Nov 2008. © Wanda Quinn


When I hear this word I think of the prayer, peace be with you, peace be in you, peace be around you.

Peace. What does peace mean to you? Peace and quiet?

Peace for me means being grounded, in the moment, completely connected with myself and earth and heaven all at the same time. Some may find this hard to believe, but achieving peace is relatively easy. You just need to connect with yourself, find happiness and love from within then peace comes to you.

Don’t look outside for love, happiness and fulfillment… look INSIDE!

So many people look outside of themselves for love, happiness and fulfillment. They surround themselves with material things trying to fill a void they’re feeling within. Buying bigger houses, bigger TVs, trucks/cars. Some people turn to alcohol, drugs or food to fill that void. Everything they try only lasts a little while. Then they find themselves right back where they were. Lonely, like they’re missing something. What they’re missing is love and happiness and it can be found from within.

I don’t know if you’ve heard of the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 and what some people in the New Age/Metaphysical world are calling the end of time. I’m no expert on this subject, but I do have some thoughts about it. I don’t believe the world is going to end. What I believe is the world we know today, will end. It’s changing already. As I mentioned earlier, so many people have been feeling a void within themselves and have been trying to fill that void with material things. More and more people are realizing that the material things aren’t doing the trick and they’re looking for more. Many are turning to organized religions or finding their own spirituality. They’re discovering what’s been missing all this time, was always within them. Call it God (I do) or a higher power, doesn’t mater what it’s called, just that you recognize there is more to this world than material stuff. What I see happening in 2012 is more and more people will turn away from the “me” consciousness and the “material” world and will become more focused on the spiritual world and on helping and serving others.

So what does this have to do with Peace or How do we find peace?

You find peace by focusing on service to God

You find peace by focusing on service to God. When we do this, we suddenly become awake to our spiritual gifts and what our purpose here on earth is. The more we focus on this, the more love and happiness fills us. The more love you feel for yourself, the more you’re able to love everyone around you. Loving yourself and others, brings happiness, which brings…PEACE!

How do you focus on serving God?
You can start with meditating. I know, I know. I’ve heard it before and most of it from myself. Meditating? Are you crazy? I don’t do that? I don’t have time for that. Trust me, meditating is the best way to connect with your higher power and to receive messages from the Divine. I’m not going to lie to you and say it’s easy, because it’s not. It takes practice and patience. We’ve been raised in a very fast-paced society where, taking five minutes a day to just sit still and listen, is a very difficult task. But trust me, it’s sooooo worth it.

First thing you need to do is open your heart and your mind.

You don’t need to sit cross-legged on a pillow on the floor, (unless you want to!) You can lie on the floor, on your bed, sit on a chair, doesn’t matter. What’s important is you’re comfortable. Begin with five minutes. Close your eyes, take several deep breaths. Pay attention to how you’re breathing. In and out, in and out. Can you hear or feel your heart beat? Listen to the beat of your heart. Feel your body. How does it feel? Heavy? Light? Tight muscles? Feel yourself in your body. Take another deep breath, wiggle your fingers and your toes, open your eyes and Congratulations! You just meditated!

Next time, make it longer and take it a step further. Thank God (or your higher power) for everything you’re grateful for in your life. The more gratitude you have, the more abundance you bring into your life. Now you’re ready to talk to God, your angels, Spirit Guides, whomever you wish! Just put your question out there and listen for the answer.

How can I best serve you God? What is my life-purpose? What do I need to do to find happiness? I don’t like my job, what career would best suit me so I can serve you? Is there a soul-mate out there for me? I’m having a hard time financially, what can I do to have an abundance of wealth in my life?

Remember Noah and his ark! Now that was faith!

You’ll get guidance, usually right away, so be open to receiving it. If you’re doubting what you get, then ask the messenger to send you a sign in the physical world that is very clear and easy for you to understand, validating the messages you received. Then be open to the signs. One thing I’ve learned with the angels, spirit guides and ascended masters, is they don’t give you the whole plan up front. They give you bits and pieces a little at a time. Kind of like handing you pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and you’ve got to put it together, or shining a light on the next step on your path, but the rest of the path is still in the dark. Only one step at a time. So, if you get a message to go to a store, join a club, etc., then just do it, because you don’t know what the next step will be or what it will bring you. Remember Noah and his ark! Now that was faith!

How do you love yourself?

You start by looking yourself in the mirror every morning and, looking yourself in the eye, you say, I love you (your name), I really really love you. You are worthy of love!

Trust me, it’s not easy and may take some time, but it is so worth it!!!

Louise Hay’s “You can Heal your Life” DVD is a great tool for brining more joy, love and happiness into your life.

If you’re interested in learning more about loving yourself and using affirmations, Louise Hay’s DVD “You can heal your life” is a great resource.

Love and light to you today and always!