It's a good thing that every moment presents a golden opportunity. We always have the possibility to see & focus & choose how we connect with the world. The world is a golden opportunity just waiting for us to choose which eggs we want to hatch. Life is a choice. So rejoice at the infinite possibilities at your fingertips. The ultimate possibility is how you choose to see & create your very world. Life is a "Mirror of Mind". What you think is what you get. So why not visualize a magical way that you want to be, & see if you can bring it into focus. As Lao Tzu said, "The journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step." It's a good thing.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
S.H.I.N.E. - Sweet Heart Ignites Natural Enchantment - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Why not open up & shine your light into the world? It's all about heart. When you really care, you really share. The world you get is a reflection of the vision that you project into the world. As a matter of fact, you project the world that you get. So open your heart & do your part. Let your being reflect the sunshine & warmth that we all want to feel. You can be the real deal. As the Hopi Elders said, "We are the ones that we have been waiting for."
Sunday, January 29, 2012
A.L.C.H.E.M.Y. - Align Life's Creative Harmony - Empower Magic Yourself - R.McDougal/ Isle of View
The world is your oyster & you can open the magic with your vision. The chemistry will happen when you put the right elements together & have the right attitude. Your gift is the ability to shift & recreate the balance. Harmony is restoring the balance & opening the natural flow of life's essence. The sun is always shining behind the clouds of illusion & fear, so let your natural winds finally clear an opening to your own magical, inner blossom. Let yourself flower in this very hour. You have the power. Cast your magic's line & finally align with the cream of your life's stream. This is it!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
A.N.G.E.L. - Awaken Natural Generosity's Empowering Lift - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Be an angel. The more you give, the more you live. Realize that everyone and everything is sacred and deserves honor, respect, and love. We are all part of the miraculous gift of life. Love opens you, and love opens others. To send out love, is to know we are all one and in this together. Be the hero that cares and bares love’s gift, and send others a lift. When you open your heart, you’re doing your part. Start things in motion and open your ocean of love. Open your heart and be the one. Someone once said, “Love never costs as much as it pays”.
Friday, January 27, 2012
A.L.I.V.E. - Awakened Love Illuminates Vision's Enchantment - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
When you awaken love, you awaken life. Love puts a warm glow on everything. May you deeply dive into being alive. Enchanted vision shows you a way to a whole new day. May your life's muse continue to amuse & light your delight. May your muse be the spark that guides you out of the dark & into love's dance & endless expanse. Rise out of your trance & discover life's magical romance. Freeing is all about seeing. Learn to just be & you will learn how to see. Turn on your love light & watch the sparkle of life dance so bright.
"Be cheerful while you are alive." - Ptahhotpe (24th century B.C. )
Thursday, January 26, 2012
G.I.F.T. - Go Inside - Find Timelessness - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Life is a gift - an incredible gift! It is the ultimate gift, since we would not be here without it. May wonder waken worth & give birth to warm appreciation of life's fleeting sensation. Oh what a creation unfolding before our humbled eyes. Go inside & realize the vast possibility of seeing. Realize the vast possibility of being a light of harmony. Open to the light & you will be alright. Open to the light & feel the delight. Find the gift of C.A.L.M. - Consciously Awakening Luminous Mind. May you shift into loving life's gift & let it lift you to wonder.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
S.T.Y.L.E. - Simply Trust Your Life's Essence - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
To find that style that will make you smile, just be yourself. If you just be yourself, you can’t lose. And if you try to be something you’re not, you can’t win. Just do the best you can with what you’ve got and be content. Nobody can ask you to do more than that. We’re all in the parade of life, that miracle we are all witness to. At each moment everyone is acting out his or her part in life’s dance. Be the style that will let you smile, mile after mile, through trial after trial. Trust is a must. Trust opens the door to let your mind soar. Just think you’re okay, then you’ll think you’re okay. Life is a Mirror of Mind.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
D.I.V.E. - Discover Inner Vision's Empowerment - R. McDougal/Isle of View
You will arrive when you can dive into the eternity of your very being. The infinite universe is all in your mind. Go inside & you will find. Take a ride inside. Let trust & appreciation be your guide. Your very luminous mind is overflowing with knowing the mystery of the ages. You know as much as all of the sages. Just let everything be & you will finally see. Openness & love are the key to set yourself free.
Monday, January 23, 2012
C.H.I.L.L. - Compassion's Heart Is Liberating Life - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
"C.H.I.L.L.-Compassion's Heart Is Liberating Life"-R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Just be very still & you will learn to chill. Everyone's a different bird & deserves to be, just as we. Chill until you feel the thrill!
May you find the heart art that will set you apart, & set you free.
"Love never costs as much as it pays." -Russell
Sunday, January 22, 2012
M.E.T.E.O.R. - Magically Expand The Edge Of Reality - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
With your mind’s light, you can light up the night. With your will power and focus, you can create your dreams.
As you evolve and learn more about life, your world of possibilities truly expands. The more you know, the more you grow. The world is just what you think it is. So learn to see a growing world of wonderful possibilities. Let your inner light guide your way and expand your horizons. Let it flow and let it grow into life’s wonderful show. Les Brown said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.”
Saturday, January 21, 2012
L.I.G.H.T. - Let Illumination's Glow Harvest Timelessness - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
May illumination light up your life. When you let go, then you know. When you know, there is a glow. May the warmth of calm be your balm. Let your life radiate & choose to create an attitude of paradise. Color your world with love & appreciation & your life will be a magically sensation. Come to the Isle of View & hear the world echo, "I love you!" Your paradise is just a perception away.
Friday, January 20, 2012
F.L.O.W. - Find Life's Organic Wonder - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Flow into the nurturing naturalness of your own mind. Become still until you regain the thrill. Life is a living magic that is pulsating & creating your very existence. Let things slow until you know & connect again with your natural flow. Behind the strife is the abundance of life. Don't panic. Be organic. Let go of stress or you'll be a mess. Let go & flow. Let go & glow.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I.N.W.A.R.D. - Inside's Nirvana - Waken And Reveal Deliverance - R.McDougal/ Isle of View
Take a ride inside. The whole world exists in your mind - literally. Take away your mind, & your world vanishes. Waken to the vast luminous essence that is your mind. Infinite possibilities await your discovery. All of your thoughts & feelings are part of the passing show floating through your mind. Even the idea of a permanent "self" is just an idea. To protect ourselves from our own ignorance & forgetfulness, the Buddhists refer to "the armor of view" or the "protective circle of emptiness." Your mind is empty of a permanent "self". Remember, "as long as there is one to suffer, he/she will." Nothing can harm your mind, since your mind is nothing. It is no-thing. It is vibrant, luminous space offering you grace. Come to the Isle of View & renew. I love you.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
O.P.E.N. - Ocean Paradise Enchants Naturally - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
This vast, magical expanse offers such a dance. This wonderful ocean is such a soothing, mind lotion. Beyond the commotion may we all open to the notion of our mind's infinite paradise. Your mind is your ocean. Dive in & win. This eternal mind will allow you to find your own paradise. "What you are looking for is what is looking." Still your mind, & vast calmness you will find.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A.C.T. - Awaken Connection Today - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Let go & glow. Everyone's struggling through life's show.
Give someone a lift. It's the ultimate gift.
Shine your love's glow & let the world know.
Isle of View says, I love you!
You can say, "I love you" too!
Monday, January 16, 2012
H.O.T. - Happiness Of Tropics - R. McDougal/Isle of View
I just got back from a vacation to Florida with my sons Austin & Connor.
Warm weather in the winter is so nice for a while. My brother's friend owns Jungle Island in Miami, so we got the special treatment. This photo was taken there. It's great to go, but it's great to come home. May your mind's imagination take you to the warm sunny attitude of your own Isle of View. Make it new with your point of view. Come F.L.Y. - Finally Liberate Yourself - R.M. The world is just as magical as you think it is, so think it is. - Aloha, Russell
Sunday, January 8, 2012
U.S.A. - Unmask - Surrender - Awaken - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
As Oscar Wilde said, "Just be yourself. Everybody else is already taken."
Nothing can harm your mind, because your mind is nothing. Nobody knows what's going on in your head. You are totally free to be totally free. Surrender thinking you need to protect your ego. Ego is merely a concept with no permanent substantiality. As long as there is one to suffer, he or she will.
The word Buddha comes from the Sanskrit word Bodhi, which means "awake". It means being conscious of your consciousness. And Buddhahood is the ultimate realization of that One Mind, beyond any illusion or desire that thinks you need anything to be complete. On complete & ultimate enlightenment the Buddha gained nothing. He merely awakened to the realization of Mind/ Nirvana. Nirvana is said to be merely, the end of error.
Friday, January 6, 2012
B.E.I.N.G. - Become Eternal Illumination's Natural Glow - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Life is about being. Life is about seeing. Life is about freeing. When you take a moment to reflect, you can reclaim the illumination of nature's glow. We are all part of glorious life's being. We are eternal illumination beaming our natural glow, knowing our natural flow. What you are looking for, is what is looking. Stop looking outside for fulfillment. It's all in your mind - quite literally. At this moment everything is perfectly as it is. It's cosmic soup going around the loop ready to take a scoop of transformation. So here's a proclamation for a celebration of your own creation. Just be the magical being that is your miraculous gift. And enjoy the ride that comes with every shift. Get my drift? Enjoy the show! -Russell
"N.I.C.E. -Nestle Into Countless Evolution" - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Life is a countless evolution. Everything comes & everything goes.
Even us. Yes, this life is slowly slipping away, so do it today.
May we do the right thing while we're here.
Slow down & find the joy & appreciation in right now.
It's a miraculous show, & it all shows.
Open your heart & do your part.
Be a light in the storm & let love's magic form.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
L.I.S.T.E.N. - Life Is Sweet - Taste Enchantment Now - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Life is really full of all kinds of pleasure & pain. Luckily, with the right attitude we can learn to experience the charm of a wonderful life. All of our experiences are all like passing clouds, arising in this moment & then fading away. We can learn to find the balance when we sit behind it all. We are fully engaged but without the demanding of ego trying to constant get its way. Ironically, when we are more willing to allow things to be in the moment, we find so much more peace. P.I.E. - Peace Is Enchantment - Russell
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
N.O.W. - Nurture Opening Wide - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Don't hold back. Open to mind's vast freedom! This is it! And you'll never have a surer chance to express your dance. Don't hide. Open wide. Take it all in & return a big grin! With the right attitude you usually win. Drop the fear game & light your flame. We are truly alive right now. So S.O.A.R. - Simply Open And Receive - Russell
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
D.I.A.L. - Discover Imagination's Awesome Leverage - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Let the power of your mind allow you to find. As Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." With your imagination you can build new bridges to new possibilities. V.I.P. - Vision Is Power. Rev-up your imagination & visualize, so you can realize a more fulfilling world. As the Romans said, "If you don't know where you're going, then any road will do. Choose wisely! - Russell
Monday, January 2, 2012
L.I.G.H.T. - Let It Glow Happily Today - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
Let the universe light up your life. Love & appreciation will make you a magnet for life's magic. To one who knows, life really glows. The miracle of now is endlessly unfolding somehow. Let your inner light fill you with delight. Don't hold back, because this moment is it. You never get to experience the actual future. But for the moment you have the eternal present. What a gift!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
O.P.E.N. - Occupy Present's Eternal Newness - R. McDougal/ Isle of View
You can only open in this very moment. You can't be in the past or future. So if you want to open to the vast contentment & harmony of your mind's potential, now is the time. May you see the big picture & dream big. Open to loving yourself & others. Other people, just like you, are carrying a heavy load. Learn to care & learn to share. Be C.O.O.L. - Chill Out - Open Life -Russell