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Steps In My Journey

Sharing my steps of awakening and enlightenment towards a life filled with patience, peace, love and faith.

Steps on my Journey - May Lynne Graves

 

Love Yourself More

Love Yourself More

Do you love yourself? Not just the surface parts of the self, but the deepness of the humanness and the soul aspect. The dark shadow and the light shadow? Loving myself fully has been a big part of my spiritual journey, as with most of you. Every day I am learning to...

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The Art of Receiving

The Art of Receiving

We all enjoy, love, receiving a gesture, gift from someone. Whether family or friends we cannot deny the excitement of unwrapping a present, even if it doesn’t come with a shiny red bow to slowly untie. The feeling on the inside is the same. “Yay! A present for me!!”...

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Walk With Us

Walk With Us

Walk With Us Be safe and be pure to your heart Do not let distractions disturb your focus Positive mindset is the key. Much to be accomplished Much to be achieved All is within your reach When pursuit is made It is when falling off course, off track that the lines are...

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Time Reminds Us

Time Reminds Us

A few years ago, I began taking part in the November gratitude challenge on Facebook. Every day of the month of November, writing out what I was grateful for. It was a beautiful exercise that brought me into my truths of everything I would forget to be grateful for on...

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Zip-lining Through the Fork in the Road

Zip-lining Through the Fork in the Road

Zip-lining Through the Fork in the Road I stood on the wooden walkway with heavy metal attachments hanging from my waist, a helmet on and watching as those in front of me were hooked up onto a metal latch and pushed out on a wire that went to the other side of a...

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Co-creating A New Perspective

Co-creating A New Perspective

Co-creating A New Perspective I have this victim archetype that I have let consume me ever since I was a child. The “woe is me”, “look what’s happening to me”, “life is a struggle”, “ugh, really life?”. I went around with an energy of wanting people to understand, to...

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The Ego’s Shadow

The Ego’s Shadow

I see you over there in the shadows Lurking and skirting around in the darkness that you are Waiting for your moment Your moment to pounce… once again. The slew of words coming at me Sometimes so fast that I cannot hear them all But they only get louder and louder...

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Just My Thoughts Peeling Away Judgments

Just My Thoughts Peeling Away Judgments

Everything about the recent election and aftereffects has me pondering, questioning and thinking. And I promise this won’t turn into a political statement for one side or the other. This is just a contemplation of how it has affected me - all the ways that it is...

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The Floor of Discomfort

The Floor of Discomfort

Recently, I woke up with the full-blown effects of the flu. It came seemingly out of nowhere and I was not happy, basically moaning to Spirit, “Of all the days, this is the day I am sick? This is the moment you choose to have me laying miserably on the couch? My...

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Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel

Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel

At some time or another, you’ve probably said, “I’m sad,” “I’m lonely,” “I’m ecstatic,” or “I’m joyful.” What about “I feel angry,” or “I feel happy”? Do you notice the difference? There is a one… a complete difference. What are you doing with your emotions? Are you...

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Where Does Your Responsibility Lie?

Where Does Your Responsibility Lie?

When you’re listening to the guidance of Spirit,And none of it makes any sense,There’s no definitive answer,No clear resolution,How is that being a responsible human?It’s being a soul walking in faith.Trusting in the Divine.Being responsible to your faith ~In an...

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Allowing Ourselves to Feel

Allowing Ourselves to Feel

Waking up from another night’s sleep, my eyes began to flutter open. Feeling somewhat in a daze at first until the slight sting of pain began coming back into my heart. I shut my eyes once again, not really wanting to feel, hoping that it would magically go away. But...

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The Importance of Self-Care and Self-Love

The Importance of Self-Care and Self-Love

Yesterday, I took some time out for myself and went to the beach for some much needed rest and relaxation with my journal and crystals in hand. It was a beautiful day, not too hot with a little breeze. I found my comfy spot and set up. I dug my feet into the sand for...

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Learning To Not Make Assumptions

Learning To Not Make Assumptions

Learning To Not Make Assumptions   I am blessed to be a Life Guidance Counselor at a women’s rehabilitation facility. The focus of the group is a combination between Healthy Boundaries with oneself and others as well as "The Four Agreements" by don Miguel Ruiz. "The...

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Swimming With the Flow of a Sea Turtle

Swimming With the Flow of a Sea Turtle

During my recent trip to Maui, my soul sister, Lisa, and I planned a trip on a boat to go snorkeling. We picked up our gear a couple of days before our day trip to do some snorkeling near her home. It was a short trek across the street! Lots of reefs just steps away...

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I am a tree

I am a tree

I am a tree.My trunk embeds on the surface of the ground.My roots grow down, down, down to the crystal core of Gaia,Swirling and integrating with her loving energy.Bringing her energy back up my roots, my trunk and into my branches.My branches reach towards the...

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Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs

Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs

This morning I followed through with my intention for including more physical activity into my daily routine, and I went for a walk. Putting on some yoga pants and putting my hair up into a bun I said to myself, "I'll just put some concealer on under those dark...

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Shedding Skin

Shedding Skin

I am deep within again. Sitting in a corner hugging my knees. This is not the first time I have been here, and surely it will not be my last. For I have chosen a path of enlightenment, self-discovery, and to claim my true self. The veil has been lifted and the light...

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Facing Fear with a Yoga Pose

Facing Fear with a Yoga Pose

I kinda pride myself a little on facing the fears that come on my path. I have conquered a lot in my life, especially in the past seven years ~ a divorce, my daughter’s depression, living separately from my son, financial woes, etc. I don’t pretend to be perfect, some...

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Through dust beauty can grow.

Through dust beauty can grow.

May…oh May! I hadn’t experienced a month like this in a very long time. Just in one night we suddenly lost our beloved cat, Smokey ~ which of course crushed us and my heart got a little broken in the romance department. A few days later I found out that my uncle, who...

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Hhhmmm…Soul Mate or Life Partner??

Hhhmmm…Soul Mate or Life Partner??

Soul mate ~ That person that you feel an electric shock run through your body every time you see them, when your phone lights up with their name/picture or you see their name scroll by on your social media newsfeed. A soul mate is someone that you have this...

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How Clean Is Your Vacuum?

How Clean Is Your Vacuum?

I was standing at my kitchen sink washing out the inside parts of my vacuum. You know the parts that collect the dirt, dust, people hair and in my case animal hair too…all the really, really, yucky stuff. As I was standing at the sink I was brought back to a...

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“Seeing” that I am a Healer

When I was a little girl I told my step-dad that I wanted to be a nurse. He thought that was wonderful and said that my goal should be a Registered Nurse and then started explaining some of the things that I would be doing. One was taking blood. Nope, THAT wasn’t...

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Loving Yourself Day

I was not looking forward to Valentine’s Day. It would be another year without a sweetheart, no date, and absolutely no plans. Since there was no one to organize plans with except myself, I made the internal intention to just pretend that it wasn’t even going to take...

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Learning To Listen To My Inner Voice

I was just about to walk into the garage to get into my car and I heard, “Wait! Wait! Wait!” No one was calling for me from upstairs or even from the room next to me. It was that voice from inside, the voice inside my head…my inner voice. I was fairly new on the path...

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