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My Story

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When I contemplated describing myself to potentially millions of people, (optimistic or delusional?) the image of a kaleidoscope came to me.

According to Wikipedia, A kaleidoscope is a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other creates a colorful pattern, due to the reflection off of the mirrors. Coined in 1817 by Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster,[1]“kaleidoscope” is derived from the Ancient Greekκαλός (kalos), “beautiful, beauty”,[2]εἶδος (eidos), “that which is seen: form, shape”[3] and σκοπέω (skopeō), “to look to, to examine”,[4] hence “observer of beautiful forms.” [5]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaleidoscope

I really resonate with the final phrase : observer of beautiful forms, particularly since these forms are created by light. I would absolutely define myself as someone who is continually finding joy in the reflection of the light. This joy is manifested by an incredible array of forms: painting, photography, architecture, poetry, meditation, song, sculpture, nature. Light is energy and energy is how love is transmitted.

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So the kaleidoscope serves as a powerful symbol of my current purpose and identity.   I also prefer to view my Self as an energetic being who can be linked with what I value and what brings me joy.

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What I Value Most: love, truth, integrity, beauty, compassion, honesty, wisdom, creativity, clarity, light, life

© Darrenw | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images

What Brings Me Joy: books, friends, nature , a soft sea breeze, chocolate, ancient temples, museums, espresso, music of all types ( especially jazz, reggae, Bach, Dylan, and country/bluegrass), independent films, cats ( Dexter pictured below) , spices, Seurat, pinball, Oprah, sushi, Rumi, sunflowers, travel near and far, wind chimes, horses, Indian food (swimming in raita), fireplaces, drumming, birds, the smell of coffee, harps, seashells, coconut, sunsets, mosaics,  star-gazing, learning, Spirit

Dexter

 

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How I combine values with joy:

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Assisting others in self-discovery as a blogger, astrologer, reiki 2 practitioner, teacher, artist, mentor, writer, therapist, dreamer, intuitive guide, light worker, mystic, litebeing.

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Self-expression through drawing, painting, color, writing, being

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Want to learn more about my services? Please visit here to see how I can assist you on your path.

credits: first, fourth , and fifth kaleidoscopic images
kaleidoscope image courtesy of http://www.wikipedia.org/ public domain
second kaleidoscopic image by  © Madartists http://www.stockfreeimages.com
 
third kaleidoscopic image by © Darrenw http://www.stockfreeimages.com
mandala by  ©  litebeing chronicles 2013, design template courtesy of Shree at http://heartsongsblog.wordpress.com/
all other images courtesy of   http://freerangestock.com

148 comments on “My Story

  1. Beautifulmind says:

    “What I Value Most: love, truth, integrity, beauty, compassion, honesty, wisdom, creativity, clarity, light, life”

    wow I second that! ❤

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  2. Gede Prama says:

    thank you my friend for sharing the article and happy greetings of friendship and hopefully, when we share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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    1. thank you Gede 🙂

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  3. I love your story and especially liked the animated kaleidoscope. I once wrote a poem about how I was a kaleidoscope, reflecting back the parts of myself that matched the person I was talking to, but that what they saw wasn’t all of me, just the parts like them. Donna Cunningham

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    1. Hi Donna,
      Thank you for visiting me and learning a bit about me and my vision 🙂
      It took some time to decide how I wanted to describe myself ( Sun Neptune is tricky) but the kaleidoscope really provides a glimpse into my essence. I would love to read your poem and am such a fan of synchronicity at play…

      blessings,
      Linda

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  4. Beautiful about me post. Thank you for liking my post, and I wish you much success in your healing and mystic profession!

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    1. thank you so much Jessica for your kind wishes
      and you are welcome 🙂

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  5. Love this page about your story of who you are, and especially love this—- Quote
    “”Service through assisting others in self-discovery as a therapist, astrologer, teacher, artist, mentor, writer, dreamer, intuitive guide, light worker, part- time mystic”….

    Living our lives in service in assisting others is something I try to achieve also…. Thank you for giving me the opportunity in meeting you… I look forward to exploring more of your wonderful Blog

    Sue … a …. ~Dreamwalker 🙂

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    1. Thank you Sue for that validation. There are times when I really need to embody that ideal.

      really happy that we are connecting 🙂

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  6. The mandala is really very pretty~

    Namaste
    Sindy

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    1. thank you, It was really fun and spiritually fulfilling!

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  7. shreejacob says:

    Oooo..that’s a really nice story!!! I like the sentence about light being energy and that is how love is transmitted!
    I’ll link the mandala to this page 🙂
    Glad you enjoyed the time creating the mandala 🙂

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    1. Hi Shree,
      Thank you, I really poured my Self into this page. I rarely take the time to do visual art these days so when I do it is such a treat! I feel like we co-created it together 🙂

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      1. shreejacob says:

        Yay!! Glad you had fun 🙂

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  8. What a gorgeous ‘About’ page!

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    1. Thank you Jadi for visiting and the lovely compliment.

      peace, litebeing

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  9. lauralistar says:

    Just wanted to let you know I stopped by your blog and saw a hot air balloon. A hot air balloon and the feeling and magic of the fall season are my two secret symbols that let me know when I’m on track with my desires. I consider this to be a very positive sign 🙂

    Just wanted to share that with you, my friend. I saw it on the homepage. I’m going back to see where I saw it exactly.

    Charmed,

    Laurali Star

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    1. Glad you found your symbol here! I checked and it is a picture of a post I liked on Ptero’s blog!

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  10. ptero9 says:

    Yes, quite a lovely way to view oneself – kaleidoscope! It’s a pleasure meeting you here. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us.

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    1. thank you for your kind words! I also enjoy your blog. We share some of the same interests and I am fascinated by alchemy 🙂

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  11. lauralistar says:

    Wow. I love how you describe yourself with the kaleidoscope. I’ve never quite heard it put that way. Beautiful! I’m very excited to see what’s around the corner for you. 🙂

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    1. thank you! I wanted to focus on what brings me joy and purpose, living from the heart instead of listing facts about myself! I have a feeling we are going to make a great connection 🙂

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      1. lauralistar says:

        I do too. We seem to have a lot in common. I’m really digging the way you think and I love the way you write. Very cool 🙂

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      2. I agree! I love your blog so much that I just sent a link to a fellow blogger friend so that she can visit you. I dig your honesty and your flair. They are both very refreshing and necessary!

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      3. lauralistar says:

        Thank you so much! Anyways, you are so sweet to do that for me. I’m really glad that you like what I write about. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. When you write, you really don’t know if anyone is going to read it or truly enjoy it so to hear that, has really made my day 🙂

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  12. impressed – wonder if with the namaste u 2 r indian?

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    1. glad to impress you!
      I am not Indian, but many aspects of the culture strongly resonate with me. I admire many Hindu beliefs and Namaste is a greeting that seems to reflect my intentions!

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  13. Prasad says:

    Great blog you have got yourself here. Love coming back here. Keep blogging.

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    1. thank you Prasad, I plan to visit your blog soon.

      peace, litebeing

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  14. Beautiful colours, beautiful person, beautiful website… i’ll enjoy popping in now and again, hearing about your journey… Barbara

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    1. thank you Barbara! I just commented on your about page.
      Here’s to synchroncity and luminous journeys.

      Namaste
      Linda

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  15. Thank You for liking my newest piece!!! *Cynthia

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  16. TamrahJo says:

    The Liebster Award is for those with under 200 followers – I nominated you so those in my circle could get to know you! You can view the award nomination here:
    http://ballybin.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/the-leibster-award/

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    1. thanks, love to meet new folks to include at my next soiree!

      peace, Linda

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  17. TamrahJo says:

    I’ve awarded you the Always There If You Need Me award – Thank you so much for being a part of my life!
    http://ballybin.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/always-here-if-you-need-me-award/

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    1. I am very happy to be part of your community!

      Namasté

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  18. t2 says:

    Only a rare blogger has such a colorful and rare introduction. Make as many patterns as possible in your life (and never forget to share them in your blog).

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    1. first impressions matter…….

      thank you for your comments, your suggestion Make as many patterns as possible in your life (and never forget to share them in your blog). has left me intrigued.

      Namaste

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      1. t2 says:

        May I ask why you always use ‘namaste’ for farewell while it is generally used as a greeting?

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      2. I use it both ways, maybe its not traditional but I figure the divine within does not distinguish between hello and goodbye 🙂

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      3. t2 says:

        I would really like to know about the most cutest desires people have in their life. I have shared mine. Please also share yours on this page-
        http://reignofthoughts.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/5-big-and-small-things-i-could-die-for/

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  19. dearmiracle says:

    What a beautifully colored soul you are, Linda! Thank you for sharing yourself with us, the world.

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    1. what a lovely thing to say Susan!! thank you and glad to have you as part of my world 🙂

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  20. So pleased to know you and be following your excellent posts! Thank you for enlarging my understanding of you.
    with love, Eddie

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    1. How sweet! I am glad to know you as well and happy you are enjoying my posts.

      in light, Linda

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  21. Theresa says:

    Beautiful words…beautiful pictures…beautiful person!

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    1. what a lovely compliment…..

      Namaste Theresa

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  22. amberskyef says:

    You won The Looking Glass Wars! Check your e-mail! Congrats! 😀

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    1. I am so excited, thank you!

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  23. Namaste. You have a wonderful blog. I am glad I stubbed upon it. I have a feel already for it. Following, and the best to you.

    Sincerely, Jim Aldrich

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    1. stumbled…stubbed my toe on that one.. 😉

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      1. I do both quite often 🙂

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      2. haha Ahhh 🙂

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    2. thank you Jim. I plan to spend more time at your place as well. I enjoy archetypes and want to learn more about enneagrams.

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      1. of course. Check out the ocean-moonshine descriptions. I am partial to their direct simplicity.

        Jim

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  24. Ajaytao2010 says:

    I Nominate you for a Bouquet of Awards – 8 Nominations

    Please Choose any 2 of the awards
    please accept it and oblige

    http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/a-bouquet-of-awards-8-nominations/

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    1. thank you for the bouquet!

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      1. Ajaytao2010 says:

        thank you dear so much

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  25. TamrahJo says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Epic Awesomeness Award
    http://ballybin.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/epic-awesomeness/
    with the following:
    While there’s always a story to go with, the pictures here just lift my spirit, all by themselves, AND then I get to be inspired by the words!

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    1. Hi dear,
      I was just over at your blog reading you latest post and was both surprised and tickled to see litebeing chronicles listed. thank you so much!

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      1. TamrahJo says:

        “Give Credit where Credit Due”
        🙂

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  26. Thank You for liking my painting !!! *Cynthia

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  27. I love visiting your blog!!! Your description of yourself is beautiful!!Thank You for liking my blog!!!

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    1. thank you, its easy to like you and your blog 🙂

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  28. I am so pleased that you ” get ” what I am trying to achieve here, a soothing oasis where one can find inspiration, illumination, and community. Thank you for your wonderful array of comments. I am very happy to meet you and look forward to getting to know how the spirit is expressed through you.

    Namaste, Linda

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  29. TamrahJo says:

    I’m so glad you found me in cyberspace, so I could travel back here! Such beauty here – a soothing peace that balms my spirit!
    Thank you.

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  30. leroywatson4 says:

    ‘Beautiful, beauty’ Lovely to be here.
    Love and light, lee (www.leroywatson4.wordpress.com)

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    1. thank you Lee,

      Namaste, linda

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  31. Hi and thanks so much for liking my post. It’s great to meet you and your blog is great! Love the kaleidoscope intro!

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    1. thank you so much!

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    1. wow, I just found your comment here! I already got the link but always appreciate hearing from you Ms. Sindy.

      Namaste

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  32. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

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    1. Your blog is wonderful, your photography is genius!

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      1. Ajaytao2010 says:

        thanks

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  33. I love your about me section & what brings you joy !!! Thank You for following me !!! Visit anytime 🙂 *Cynthia

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    1. those daily flowers got me hooked!

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  34. Lovely metaphor, lovely introduction. Lovely blog. 🙂

    By the way – one of my favorite quotes is:
    At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. – Jean Houston

    Love,

    Deelia

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    1. I am sending gratitude and thanks your way in multitudes. ya know I read that quote you mentioned about kaleidoscopes when I visited your blog the other day. Clearly we share a connection!

      Namaste

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  35. vision5d2012 says:

    Wonderful – I appreciate your question “How can I combine my values with joy?” I have just recently discovered that my essential energy is joyful and whenever I choose to express that energy consciously, there is a potential for me to experience joy. This is a revelation to me. I’ll be posting about it on Monday. I wish you a joy-filled life, completely and naturally aligned with your values. Blessings, Alia

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    1. what a beautiful revelation! I look forward to reading about your essential energy and where it takes you.

      Namaste, Linda

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      1. vision5d2012 says:

        Thank you Linda — the journey continues and I am learning much in this process. Thanks for your interest and support. Blessings and love, alia

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  36. annesquared says:

    I forgot how much joy and beauty a kaleidoscope brought to life. I am looking forward to reading your blog.

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    1. I am very happy Ann that you are visiting here.
      thank you for taking the time to explore my stories and musings!

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  37. thanks much o & om!

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  38. o & om (the rum drinking pirate twins) says:

    love the about you and the kaleidoscope art!!

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  39. You are beautiful fractals of color and light!

    ✿ღ✿ღ.¸¸ღ♫*¨`*•..¸ƸӜƷ ✿ღ ✫❀
    Sindy

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    1. back at ya Sindy!

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  40. Beautiful introduction!

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    1. thank you so much!

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