What Makes Me Happy
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Happiness and Kindness

The Dalai Lama

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Hold Love in your Heart
Send Love to the Hearts
of Everyone You Encounter



Dear One,

What makes me happy is seeing You smile, feeling Your love, hearing Your praise for God, sensing Your joy in Nature and connecting with You through it all!

What makes me happy is knowing that there are soooo many of us out there, so many of us calling for, dreaming of, and creating PEACE; World Peace in our hearts and for the planet.  Knowing and feeling that We are here in great numbers now, that we won't go away and forget, that we will be relentlessly enduring in our new World Creation of the Golden Age! It makes me happy and loving, kind and forgiving to feel the love of God run through me each and every moment that I allow myself to feel It!

It makes me happy that we are all now allowing that Universal God Energy to unite us as we are! It makes me happy to feel grateful, to share the joy of love for God and never to waiver from that One pointedness! 

Thank you for the opportunity of bringing forth my True Happiness! 

Love&Laughter, Cathy (Toronto, ON, Canada)

And thank you for this wonderous portrait of a rose and words!



I love things that fly ...

Birds of every
type and size
from hummingbirds
to condors.

I love bees
and moths.

I love bats.

I love leaves
as they grow
and flutter
in the wind.
This is flying
in their own
special way.

I love leaves
who let go
and spiral back
to Mother Earth.

And the human angels
who descend in beautiful cloaks
woven from the fabric of form,
native to this precious planet.

They too have wings
and here they remember how to fly
to favorite destinations in this world,
back and forth in time,
and back to the bright realms
from which they came.

These are the Beings
the animals, the birds,
and a vision that I see
of the New Earth Realm
These make me happy.



Anjali   Anjali
*Being deeply met, seen inclusively, without separation
*Expressing my gifts and sharing the wisdom gained from my experience..
(like the ability to see what others need and direct them to it)
*Staying in the big picture… having a wide perspective
*Being valued by myself and others
*Being a shaman and being in touch with Nature, extending love and
communication to plants, animals, trees… sensing the language of butterflies
*Being touched (both body and emotions)
*Quality time with my family
*Having meaning that makes my life feel worthwhile
*Feeling filled with life… expansive, energised and enthusiastic
*Being a gypsy, going on adventures
*High levels of inspiration
*Playing with my grandchildren
*Doing sandplay sessions with children, and recognizing their language of symbols
*The joy of playing an exquisite piano
*Feeling at home, and being visited
*Laughter and merriment
*Finding and playing with crystals
*Tea parties
*Cooking and sharing meals
*Creating a feeling of tranquil smoothness around me
*New ideas, adventures of the mind
*Being seen, recognized, appreciated
*The bliss of a quiet mind
*A light heart, feeling twinkly
*Breaking into song
*Making wonderful salads from fresh organic food
and sharing them
*Nourishing my garden and watching it flourish
*Being in the unimpeded flow of life
*Feeling at one with the elements… rocks, earth, fires, stars, ocean, rivers,
*Joy without cause
*Being in the state of love
*Gratitude to be alive
*Creating fairy houses and gardens
*Simple living (sustainable lifestyle) with star views at night
*Waking before dawn and watching the sunrise
*Walking on the beach, swimming in the ocean
*Trusting myself
*Beautiful surroundings in harmony with Nature
 *Having my interest absorbed, being engaged
(like in reading a great book)
*Remembering who I am… residing in the stillness of the Self

* Biological optimism


Odette Nightsky
  Odette Nightsky
I am at my happiest when I am

connected to spirit
spend recieptive time in nature
sharing time with beloveds
connecting to my animal medicine family in spirit
and those here on earth
(when I see a willy wagtail my inner child bursts with joy)
planning for an adventure
in tune with my service here on the planet,
receiving the pure life force of an innocent baby in my arms,
receiving my authentic self
embracing my mad eccentric joyful laughing self
connecting to my heart
receiving my wiser feminine self

I am the happiest when my treatment of myself and others is loving

Odette Nightsky


All the strength you need to achieve anything is within YOU.
Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel,
stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself!

- S. Henderson -
Gnostic Forest   Mary
Thanks for the inspiration, don’t you just love the magic of life.
I am daily in awe. And what makes me happy is seeing people become empowered
in their own businesses which are helping to build communities.
Thanks heaps.
Gnostic Forest

Chris Hooper

My son Nick
Red! Red lipstick, Red glasses, Red hair, Red undies,
Red suede leather jacket! Red sky at night
All night sky
Flowers, Bushes, Trees
All of nature
Water, Wind, Earth, Air, Fire
Music, Singing - even out of tune
Chanting - with Deva Premal and Miten and Krishna Das
Walking in nature mainly, occasionally in shopping strips
Swimming at the beach or in saltwater warm pools
Driving my car
Colour including red!
Brilliant minds
Beautiful hearts
Heart based communication
Beautifully made coffee, Barista's who do coffee art
Toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches (with butter on the outside)
Family - blood and spiritual
Making connections
Quantum Medicine, Physics, creations, research
Did I say red?
Humility in people, Self assured people
Eating great food (preferably organic but not inflexible about that)
Sanskrit language, Latin language, Italian language
A fantastic body work session
The Himalayas
Travelling - international, Travelling - domestic
My work
Feathers, Stones
Green tea
Sand sculptures
Croissants with cheese and tomato, King Island Brie and Camembert
Exploring new sciences, Exploring human behaviour
Exploring my emotions, Exploring my growth
Not getting caught up in others 'way of being' and being true to
my path with spirit
Gasbagging with Spirit
All forms of abundance including financial abundance...
Greeting people at the soul level (the Namaste) ...
Eye to eye contact and smiles
Exploring my personal journey
Getting to know my soul
Observing behaviour
Looking at a smiling face
Exploring how I feel when I see a smiling face.
Noticing how I feel when I see a frown or a scowl
Feeling my feelings!
A good movie
Getting a handle on perspective and how it effects me and my world and then making sure I don't 'dump' my perspective on others and inviting the same respect back
Wisdom of The Ancients
The Dalai Lama, All things Tibetan (apart from the Chinese invasion of Tibet)
Long well kept hair
Kissing Touching intimacy




Leading Grandmother Circles makes me really happy and yes rain.
We have gentle sweet showers here in Glastonbury...
You know the old Gene Kelly song.
"When April showers come your way they bring the happiness that will bloom in May..."
Love & Blessings

My main happiness is walking outside under the dome of the Milky Way to be with IT


What makes me happy Just for Today is:
Savouring the peace of Anna's lovely home
Not having to DO anything if I don't want to
Snuggling in around the fire
Knitting a few soft loving squares for
my girl's birthday blanket
Possibly writing a few pages
Sneaking a few more of Ann's chocolates
from her special box
Talking to Franky the friendly feline
Wandering around the much loved and beautiful garden
Maybe popping into town to purchase some sandstone to take home
Maybe even watching a movie or two or three
Just maybe doing absolutely nothing except be still
and enjoy my own company and wandering thoughts
without pressure, guilt...just love and serenity
Being with my creator and knowing it's ok just to BE
Have a great day Cedar

Oh the blessings    


























Learning, research, educating myself.

Creating something new on my own initiative.
Deeply connecting with family, friends and others
Tracking change and development in people, countries and the planet
Reverence and respect for Mother Nature in all her element/s
Listening to rain, absorbing sunshine and watching thunderstorms
Open fires and campfires
Swagging down under the night sky, far from city lights
Listening to country-folk, soft rock and classical music.
www.celticgardens.com.au and getting feedback from readers ;o)
As It Is In Heaven. Discussing good movies with good friends.
Birdsongs - magpie choruses.
Home alone - or on a beach, forest or desert with God.
Walking at sunset
Generosity, grace and gratitude
The Mystery
The Big Picture
Round tables
Beauty in its infinite forms
Grokking it. Epiphanies of heart, mind and soul and how life works.
Conscious parenting, grand parenting and mentoring
Laughter in people of all ages - and animals
Luxuriating in a long hot bath when water supply permits
A two + hour deep tissue massage
Organic veggies, pure water and great coffee
Food: Hot and spicy, subtle and tender
Cooking for myself and friends
The fragrance of cottage roses, frangipani and rain in the countryside
Playing and sharing with good friends in the horizontal
Deeply communing with good friends in the vertical
Visioning and co-creating glorious new paradigms
Witnessing others in their passion
Supporting others in their creative endeavours
Authenticity, honesty and participation
Feeling vibrant and fully alive in my body
Ballroom dancing
Humour and wit that produces grins or jolly good belly laughs
Living lightly
Getting that magical photo
Being seen anew, appreciated and held in expansiveness
Abundance and prosperity
Verbal appreciation and clear communication
Giving and receiving gifts and offerings
Books, magazines and the internet
ABC radio national
Travel and good cooking shows on the teev
Mentoring myself and others to their largesse
Genuine and rich questions from others
Travel, adventure and exploring cultural diversity
Quietude, receptivity, daring and focussed action
Exploring the qualities of Light and energy
Cosmic Law and Universal Principles
Inner peace. Being in harmony, balance and love

Believing that everyone who has read this far regularly
experiences bliss on earth -
that makes me really happy.

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I believe that consciousness and energy matrices, including the realms of imagination, are The Real and the third dimensional reality of time:space that we have been conditioned to believe as real, is actually an illusory 'play'ground to garner earthly experiences for the evolution of the Soul. Consciousness is now stirring and awakening in greater degrees. The times they are a-changin'. There is heartening and obvious evidence that a New Humanity and a New Earth are emerging.

As the old paradigm is dissolving and/or being rapidly dismantled at this time, it is imperative that we create our New Earth with as much imagination and awareness that we can muster. It's not enough to just wish the dysfunctional parts of the old way away. You and I are the solution. We hold the responsibility for the well-being of the planet now and for many, many generations to come. We need to continue Dreaming creative, ethical and glorious new realities by tuning ever deeper into our imagination and intuition and fueling our ideas with zest, action and effective follow through.

Just as our bodies become supple and invigorated through exercise, our imagination and intuitive skills become richer and more abundant through exercise.Worlds of beauty and creativity have already been dreamt by the visionaries and while many are functioning in part, others are waiting in the ethers to be activated and earthed by our focus, passion and co-operation. Ideas are given life through action.

Inspiration fuels our imagining and to this end I invite you to send your What Makes Me Happy summary - whether it's a line, a poem or a list. It's fun to do. Once identified and shared we may then choose to anchor these ideas in our daily lives. I am grateful to those readers who have already sent their contributions to get us started. Thank you.

Heaven on Earth is a Creation
The reason that I capitalise Light and Love throughout my writing is because - along with our thoughts, beliefs and emotions - they are the building blocks of life-enhancing creation and we are learing more about their qualities in these times of the thinning of the veils. As we also discover more about the Heart we find that we weave our imaginings for a new reality with the golden threads and sounds of Light and Love. Heaven on Earth is not a given, it is a conscious Creation, and we are now beginning to see the magnificent results of the efforts by so many good people. - Cedar

From the Poet Seers

Kiss The Earth
Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Several Times in the Last Week
Ever since Happiness heard your name
It has been running through the streets
Trying to find you.

And several times in the last week,
God Himself has even come to my door-
Asking me for your address!


I am Happy
I am happy because I always choose the right moment.
I am happy because I am a good listener.
I am happy because I keep my voice down.
I am happy because I do not try to convince others.
I am happy because I do not complain.
I am happy because I do not do two things at the same time.
I am happy because I never think of two objects at the same time.
I am happy because I have realised the truth that the most important thing in my life is self-improvement.
I am happy because I unreservedly accentuate the good in others.
I am happy because I have considerably cut down on my desiring needs.
I am happy because I follow my thought-control programme every day.
I am happy because I never quit.
I am happy because every day I purify my heart by offering my heart of gratitude to the Absolute Supreme.
I am happy because I know that my love of purity works wonders.
I am happy because of a soulful daily prayer of mine, and that prayer is:
‘O Beloved Supreme,
O Eternity’s Pilot Supreme,
Do transform the world
Starting with me, my life, my all.’”
Sri Chinmoy

The Greatest Joy On Earth Is Children
The greatest joy on earth is our children;
To see them born healthy and grow up well;
To see them acquire God's precious ken,
That guides them to Heaven, avoiding hell.

What joy it is to see them walk on fours!
And learn to move, to utter sounds with sense;
What joy it is to hear their mental stores!
To see them worldly-wise, avoid non-sense.

What, joy to see the child, Father of man!
What joy to see them outdo their parents!
What joy when things we cannot do, they can!
What joy to see their God-given talents?

Our children are the apples of our eyes;
The Almighty God, we see, in their guise.

Dr John Celes

Rabindranath Tagore:
I slept and dreamt that life was Joy.
I woke and saw that life was Duty.
I acted, and behold, Duty was Joy.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet.
Roger Miller

When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Helen Keller

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
Swedish Proverb

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII


The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.
Jesus Christ

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