Friday, September 30, 2011

"A.R.T. - Arrange Reality Tastefully" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

Whether it’s a painting, music piece, wedding cake, or a poem, if you put all the pieces together just so, you really can create a work of art. By our choices we all create our life’s art. We can focus and finesse our lives just right, and make something very special out of our arrangement. Dip down your bucket and find that source to give you the nourishment and inspiration to arrange your life, so that it gives you the life you deserve. Be the brush and the canvas of your life. Don’t hold back, because this it. Be bold. Let it unfold. Go for the gold.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I.D.E.A. - Imagination Develops Easy Answers - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

V.I.P. - Vacationing In Paradise - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

Drift to the edge of the world & find some peace. Find a piece of space that still has grace. Go far from the madding crowd where it is so loud. Reclaim your wonder. Rekindle your thunder. Remember that everything in time still does rhyme when we find the poise away from the noise. You are a golden thread in the cosmic fabric of life. Enjoy & appreciate it.

Monday, September 26, 2011

"S.W.I.M. - Simply Waken Into Mind" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

Marshall McLuhan once asked, "Who discovered water?" He said he didn't know, but he did know it wasn't the fish. They're totally engulfed in it & take it for granted. They don't see it. Most people are like that in relationship to their own mind. They don't see. Mind is ubiquitous. Actually, your mind is all there is. Mind is the nature & essence of reality. All of your stories & beliefs & religions & feelings & desires all take place only in your mind. Take away your mind, & your world disappears. My first book was titled Mirror of Mind, because, "what you think, is what you get." The world doesn't have a story & conceptual overlay until you put it on it. The world is such & such & so & so, only because you tell yourself it is. Simply change your mind & your world literally changes. So now, how would you like to conceive your world?
Choose wisely.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"F.A.L.L. - Finally Appreciate Lingering Life" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

Fall has fallen upon us. May we truly appreciate the fleeting passage of life's ephemeral gift. Each passing breath takes us closer to death. So appreciate this miraculous gift while we are here. "Find love for your neighbors & understand his ways, because love never costs as much as it pays." May we stop the whine & be the sunshine that we all deserve. May we move out of fear & move into harmony's sphere. May we let go of greed & create the love we all need. Be C.O.O.L. - Chill Out - Open Love.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"F.U.N. - Finally Unwind Now" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

Let go & flow. Don't take everything so seriously. Create your own inner peace & have a little sense of humor. Our little lives are so short & precious. Stop your constant judging & appreciate life while you're here. Life is a cabaret. So enjoy your life's show before you go. It's a magical gift as you endlessly shift into the eternal blossoming of Now.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

"L.I.F.E. - Let It Flow Endlessly" _ R. McDougal/ Isle of View

May you enjoy the magic of life! Brew an enchanted view that shows you the bubbling effervescence of the miracle of life. Appreciate the wonder of life's miracle & send out a little love to help people carry their heavy load. Let your love explode!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

F.U.E.L. - Food Unendingly Energizes Life - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

I photographed this at a flea market last weekend. One of the producers told me that the tablecloth was hers, so I retouched it, & here it is. Where would we be without food? To stay alive we need food, food, food all the time. Life energy forming & transforming into the essence of life. We are inter-connected in the magical mosaic of our planet's energy. Let it flow & let it glow. Harvest your magic & share life's bounty. Bon appetit! Let us eat!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

S.H.A.P.E. - Simply Harvest Awakening Patterns' Enchantment - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

Exercise your body & mind. It's amazing what you can find. Get in shape. Discover the patterns & shapes all around you. Pull down the veil & let your mind sail! Your mind is a luminous mosaic unfolding & beholding your life's gift. Look over the curtain & make certain that you see that life is all One. Find One Mind & let your life gracefully unwind. When you realize the One, you know that you have won. Now have some fun!

S.H.A.P.E. - Simply Harvest Awakening Patterns' Enchantment - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

Exercise your body & mind. It's amazing what you can find. Get in shape. Discover the patterns & shapes all around you. Pull down the veil & let your mind sail! Your mind is a luminous mosaic unfolding & beholding your life's gift. Look over the curtain & make certain that you see that life is all One. Find One Mind & let your life gracefully unwind. When you realize the One, you know that you have won. Now have some fun!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

F.U.L.L. - Find Unconditional Love's Liberation - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

To fulfill your life, you must find unconditional love. When you find love beyond yourself, you've taken meaning off the shelf, & found the essence of life itself. Your open heart shines the art of conscious living. It's all about giving. Be the one that shares the warmth of your personal sun. Shine on to turn on your love's flower. This is the hour. Love is the way to melt your troubles away.

P.E.R.C.H. - Perception Empowers Reawakening - Choose Harmony - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

When you need to search, find a perch & look inside. There are so many answers just waiting to be uncovered. Let your inner light show you insight & delight. When you give yourself time, you can rediscover how everything rhymes. Remember, "what you are looking for, is what is looking."

Monday, September 19, 2011

S.E.E.R. - See Enchantment's Endless Reflection - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

When you become a seer, you can live your life much freer. When you know, you can endless flow into the nurturing rhythms of life. Stand back and see. Stand back & set yourself free.
You are but a speck, as well as the total, infinite mosaic of life's breathing form. Stay calm in the storm.

F.L.A.M.E. - Find Life Awakening Mind's Essence - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

May the flame of life awaken you. Life is a short ride, so open to the essence
of your being. Never stop freeing the obstacles to your mind's infinite
luminosity. Relax into the ceremony of your life unfolding to the eternal light
of your own mind.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

S.M.I.L.E. - Simply Melt Into Life's Enchantment - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ~Mother Teresa

Saturday, September 17, 2011

"S.T.A.R. - Shine To Awaken Reality" - R. McDougal/ Isle of view

"S.T.A.R. - Shine To Awaken Reality"
The harder I try, the luckier I get.
Usually you get back what you put out.
"Smile & the whole world smiles with you..."
Let your light shine, since you are the star of your life's movie.
You have to be willing to work enough to put a few logs on the fire
& create your own luminous essence. Stop the whine & let it shine.
Let your light shine bright & soar to new height.

Friday, September 16, 2011

"J.E.W.E.L. - Joy's Enchanted Wonder Emits Light" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

"In the end these things matter most:
how well you have lived, how deeply you have loved,
& how fully you have learned to let go." - the Buddha

Thursday, September 15, 2011

"S.O.A.R. - Simply Open And Receive" - R. McDougal/Isle of View

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. - Omar Khayyan

"F.L.Y. - Finally Love Yourself" - R. McDougal/Isle of View

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind
don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss

"S.A.V.O.R. - Slowing Awakens Vision's Ingoing Reward" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

"I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith
to do the things that ought to be done by me." ~ Charles Fillmore, age 93

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"U.F.O. - Unknown Future Opens" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

The eternal presence of the present endlessly blossoms.
Our thoughts & actions plant the seed, whether love or greed.
so as you sow, so shall you reap. Do the right thing.
Then your heart will hear the magic ring.
As I once heard in a song: "Set sail for the sunrise.
Fear not in the night. And if you feel yourself sinking,
Reach high with your light."
Flow into the glow of your own show.
I love you.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

S.I.N.G. - Surrender Into Natural Grace - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

"S.I.N.G. - Surrender Into Natural Grace"
Grace lets you find your place.
It's been said that enlightenment is merely the end of error.
Just let go & flow. Appreciate that you already glow. You already know.
Take time to slow down & find the sunshine of your own mind.
Send out your love to the world today. Be a light in the storm.
Let it warm. Let it form the basis of a life of meaning.
Surrender into being the change you want in the world.
Then we can all sing of life's wonderful thing.

Monday, September 12, 2011

H.O.W. - Harvesting Opening Ways - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

May we keep opening ways to harvest the bounty of life's offering.
With vision & work we can reap the magic of life's gift.
May we surrender to serving the common good. May our selfless
giving inspire our living for the realization of an open heart.
Open & care. Open & share. Open & bear the burden of survival
with the grace to light up every face. Serve to preserve the sunshine
of your being. It's all about seeing. You already know how.
To the mystery of life, we endlessly bow.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

"Hopeless, but not serious"

“The situation is totally hopeless but not serious!”
~Guido Pacher 1924 thru 2010 ~

"L.O.O.K. -Let Observation Open Knowing" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

"L.O.O.K. -Let Observation Open Knowing" - R. McDougal

Open your eyes & realize. Your life is a magical vision unfolding,
ever beholding. Step back & appreciate the fruit of life's miracle.
When you know, you can peacefully flow. When you know, things glow.
When you finally see, you can finally free the essence of openness's Being.
Picture yourself as knowing & flowing & glowing.
What you think, is what you get. When you can see, you can set yourself free.

Friday, September 9, 2011

D.R.A.M.A. - Daylight Reveals All Men Acting - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

Reading from Isle of View DRAMA card :
Everyone is in life’s movie. We are all acting out our parts in life’s grand pageant.
You’re the leading actor of your life, so why not make it fun and make it great?
We all have good things in our lives, and we all have bad things in our lives.
If we can slow the race to a sane pace, then we can connect with the balance
and harmony of life. Do the best that you can with what you’ve got, because
we’re only on life’s stage for a little while.
Find a style that lets you smile, mile after mile.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

B.Y.O.B. - Build Your Own Boat - R. McDougal

"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself"
– George Bernard Shaw.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A.B.C.D. - Awaken Brotherhood's Common Destiny- R. McDougal/ Isle of View

My true religion, my simple faith is in love and compassion. There is no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are - these are ultimately all we need. - Dalai Lama

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

T.O.N.I.C. - Trust Opens Natural Illumination's Contentment - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin

Monday, September 5, 2011

S.E.E.I.N.G. - Selfless, Enlightened Essence Is Naturally Glowing -R. McDougal

"What lies behind us & what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
_ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A.B.C.D. - Awaken Beyond Constant Desire - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

"People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used.
The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being
loved and people are being used." - Jose Cosme

S.T.O.R.Y. - Simply Transmit Openness's Reawakening Yourself

"Write on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, September 3, 2011

"S.T.R.O.L.L. - Surf The Rainbow - Open Life's Light"

"S.T.R.O.L.L. - Surf The Rainbow - Open Life's Light"
- Russell McDougal/ Isle of View
Stop talk & start walking into the light of your own awakening. Do it now.
Just let go & let yourself flow into the freeing of your own being.
You only live now. You already know how. Slow into the glow of your own rhyme.
It is time! - Russell

Friday, September 2, 2011

"A.C.T. - Awaken Conscious Transformation" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View

"I wanted to change the world.
But I have found that the only thing one
can be sure of changing is oneself."
~ Aldous Huxley

"M.E.L.T. - May Evolution Liberate Transformation"

"M.E.L.T. - May Evolution Liberate Transformation"
- R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Transformation. Simply melt into your life's evolution.
Surrender into the awakening gift of your life.
Let go, and go with the flow.
Awaken to the magic that you already know.
Surrender into now. - Russell

Thursday, September 1, 2011

H.O.L.Y. - Honor Others - Love Yourself

"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." - Arthur Rubinstein

S.E.L.F. - See Enchanted Life's Fruit

"S.E.L.F. - See Enchanted Life's Fruit" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
When you surrender ego, you begin to see life's fruit. Ripen into that
selfless magic where you glow the oneness of life. Seeing One Mind
stops the grind & let's you find the magic of harmony's harbor.
Give selfishness the boot, & you can harvest the fruit of selfless joy.
Get rooted in the garden of selfless flowering that gives you empowering
of enchanted life.