And the beggar turned into an angel.




A monk was meditating in the desert when a beggar came up to him and said:
“I need to eat”.
The monk – who was almost reaching the point of perfect harmony with the spiritual world – did not answer.
“I need to eat”, insisted the beggar.
“Go to the town and ask someone else. Can’t you see that you are bothering me? I am trying to communicate with the angels”.

“God placed himself lower than men, washed their feet, gave His life, and no-one
recognized Him”, the beggar replied. “He who says he loves God –
who does not see – and forgets his brother – – – is lying”.
And the beggar turned into an angel.
“What a pity, you almost made it”, he remarked before leaving.

– Paulo Coelho (The Beggar and the Monk)





Text & image source: Whispers For The Soul


#Symbolism . . . The Dragon.




To the ancient Druids, the Dragon symbolized the union
of the beneficial elements of water and air, matter and spirit.
The fiery breath of the Dragon was believed to purify and give new life.





Beautiful art by Anne Stokes
Text & image source: GODDESS CENTRAL

The universe is always speaking to us. …




“The universe is always speaking to us. … Sending us little messages,
causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop,
to look around, to believe in something else, something more.”

~ Nancy Thayer





Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,




“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,
no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey,
a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful,
by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet,
and learn to be at home.”

~ Wendell Berry





Art by Autumn Skye
Text & image source: Rivers in the Ocean