Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Hope – Expectation -  Bright Promises

The Star is one of the great cards of faith and dreams realized.

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Take 51

clapperboard- Deb

Monday, June 28, 2010

well wishes


Wishful thinking is the beginning of wish fulfilled thinking. - Debra Clemente

Sunday, June 27, 2010




Friday, June 25, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

How can anyone know?

I used to wonder. Wonder how anyone could ascertain truth. Believing is a lot to ask. When you are just asked to believe without knowing you are to have blind faith. Where does that really get anyone? It never got me very far.

Knowing is another thing.  Knowing is true comfort and peace.

What do you truly know? Do you know what I am talking about?

hearing is not believing

I don’t believe everything I hear.

I don’t hear everything I believe.


I’m thoroughly interested in life. The here, the now, and the ever more. I’ve always been a questioner. My mother reminds me of this fact. So many questions that need answers but not just pat answers supplied by man’s lore. Answers that make sense to me. Understanding within my realm. My life  journey of exploration has evolved to one of  “inploration”, which is term I just coined, meaning the act of searching inward for the purpose of discovery.

We each have our own higher power which at times we all get glimpses of. I've experienced enough wonderfully amazing things in my life that I had to know more and am on an delightful self enlightenment journey of inploration. That's the only way it can be done. It's personal experience that proves one's truth. When one looks for higher and better that is what is found.

You can take it with you.

We’ve all heard it again and again. That when you leave this life you can’t take it with you. All the stuff one busies their earth time  accumulating stays behind. Not one dollar, boat or business continues forth.

With the understanding that we  are spiritual beings having a human experience we know that our physical-ness also stays. The body that has been our constant partner in this earth life experience stays behind. With all our magnificent life force depleted from it withers and dies it’s own death. So because we don’t take our physical body into this new spiritual dimension we are free of it. Free of all physical pain and limitations but that doesn’t  necessarily mean we leave all pain and limitations behind.

There is something we do take, all of our soul self. The exact same soul that inhabits your body the moment before your heart ceases to beat is the exact same soul that you continue eternity with. It is now my understanding that what has been spoken of as Heaven is a state of consciousness which each one of us spiritual beings has the ability to enjoy whether we have skin on or not. Heaven is the conscious experience of a higher evolution of one’s soul. Does that mean “Heaven on Earth”. No. This wonderful state of consciousness is not earth bound.

Considering the idea that Heaven can be reached before the moment of physical death and that we continue on as spiritual beings with the same soul condition as we enjoyed or didn’t enjoy during our earth years. It should be understood that whatever level of spiritual evolution we each individually attain while inhabiting our physical body that will be the same level of spiritual evolution continue on with.

Here’s another idea that might throw you a bit.  Our consciousness is not our brain. Even though our brain will die and our heart will stop we we still be conscious. Each of us will have the opportunity to verify this when our heart stops and our loved ones grieve our loss. It will not be our loss at that time. It will only be theirs. For we will feel complete, whole, deliciously conscious and limitless.

The limitlessness I speak of is freedom from any physical boundaries but that doesn’t necessarily mean an eternal existence without limitations. Have you hear of limiting beliefs? You get to take those that are yours with you. In fact all the mental baggage you own is yours to keep forever and ever.

So I’m finally getting to my point here which is to “clean house” before you move. I recently made a physical move from one home to another and in preparation I made a conscious effort to work on clearing out my accumulated junk.  It was an effort inspired by my desire to make my present house look as attractive as possible to potential buyers as well as to make sure that I wasn’t moving any crap. I remember stepping back and admiring my slimmed down and organized linen closet. Wow, I’d love to live in a place like this I thought. Then I hit me. I did and I could. I cleared out the crap that cluttered my home a whole year before I actually moved so I got to enjoy the “heaven” I created right then and there. When the time came for our move, I moved what I had then.

It also happens to be that I’ve been doing quite a bit of spiritual housekeeping, throwing out tons of limiting beliefs. In the process each day I see more and more of the “Light of Heaven” and thank God.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Offer your heart

Go forth in every direction --
for the happiness, the harmony,
the welfare of the many.
Offer your heart,
the seeds of your own understanding
like a lamp overturned
and relit again
illuminating the darkness.

                   The Buddha (563-483 BC)

Grandpa's Garden - oil pastel painting by Debra Clemente

Friday, June 18, 2010

wake up people


Most people

have to be shaken up

to wake up.


At Peace


To be at one with God is to be at peace...
Peace lies not in the external world.
It lies within one's own soul.

               Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958)
               Philosopher, teacher, author

gifts given

Soul_Food-48x24_Debra Clemente
Your talent is God's gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift back to God.  
Leo Buscaglia

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I have a new and quite refreshing outlook on the phrase “REST IN PEACE”.  I now see it as a joyous blessing for the living not a solemn  epitaph. Life without worry and strife is true peace. I have come to know that true happiness means to rest in the peace of God. 

Knowing the truth of life frees the soul. So I say to you my friend,

Rest in Peace!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

just as expected

detail of painting "The sky is no liimit" - Debra  Clemente

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
Henry David Thoreau

The sky is no limit. 60" x 48", oil painting by Debra Clemente



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

find yourself


Find yourself here.

Find yourself, hear.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Leave yourself

Leave yourself open for opportunity.

Don’t decide too much.

Don’t predetermine outcomes.

Have aims not goals.

Hope for and expect the best outcomes you can imagine but keep an open mind about the result and timing.

If you learn to do this you will have many opportunities to receive far greater outcomes than you could have imagined.

So don’t be limited by either the known or your imagination whether you perceive your knowing or imagining to be a good or bad thing.

Leave yourself open for opportunity.

All blessings flow.

Allow the best to flow to you.

"Rushing Waters" Oil painting by Debra Clemente limited edition print available

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Getting here.

How we arrive, I consider, it’s out of the question.

"Any Day Now" 24x36 original oil painting by Debra Clemente

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010



The Hills are Alive, oil painting by Debra Clemente

Change your words.

Change your life.








Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Ode to Bauer Farm, 36" x 24", oil painting by Debra Clemente

Today’s the day.  The day we have.

The time is now. Hear now.

Don’t wait to see. See here.

All along the way. We’ve been on the way.

The King and I. I am.

Who am I? Yes, I am.

Listen up. Listen in.

I pity the fool. He fools none.