What do you see?

Kathy Krugercontentment, gratitude, perspective25 Comments

I love watching clouds form all puffy in the sky and watching their reflections in water too – trying to spot animals, shapes and even signs, discerning subtle messages in the sky and on the shimmering water – a floating canvas. Lately I’ve been cloud-spotting reflections in the lake out the back from the vantage point of our brand new deck, which seems to bring the water even closer, the reflections even clearer.

I’m not sure what I see in this cloud-reflection – a killer whale maybe?  It doesn’t matter what you see – it’s all about using your imagination.

What matters is the fact that you can’t see reflected in the world what you don’t have inside you.

Stop to think about that for a moment.

The outside world will always be a reflection of your inner world.

So if you aren’t full of love (and that includes self-love) you’re not going to see much love reflected in the world around you. Your world is going to have an uncaring, even nasty edge.

If you’re plagued by fear and anxiety, then your world will seem scary, with worries around every corner.

If you judge yourself then you’ll see the world as critical and so expect to be judged – and you know that old Law of Attraction – you’ll end up being (or at least feeling) judged.

I’ve shared this photograph before, but it always speaks to me – we simply need to see beauty even when what is immediately in front of us looks less than beautiful. Beauty can always be found, sometimes in the smallest detail.

Thanks to Marie Colantoni Pechet

Thanks to Marie Colantoni Pechet

It’s not about putting the blinkers on and pretending the world is all sunshine and lollipops, rainbows and…. It is about putting on a soft-filter lens – training it on yourself first (hello wrinkle-free face!) and then filtering that view outwards – like sunshine.

clouds in focus_edited-1

And remembering always that your own shining light can’t be dimmed by others, as I recently wrote – encouraging you to SHINE regardless.

your inner light can't be dimmed by dark glasses_edited-1

Now back to those clouds.


You can see whatever you like in the clouds, as long as the dream and the imagination are inside you. Dr Wayne Dyer has been reminding me that we must imagine what we want to manifest – just imagine, and then trust the universe to sort out the details (of course working hard along the way).  So just like the idea of the outside world being a reflection of your inner world, the future is a reflection of what you imagine now – provided that imagination springs from true desire (from Source) and not from ego’s wanting, and provided you dream from a position of being grateful for what you already have.

Anyway – I imagined what the view would be like from our new back deck and it is even better than I envisaged (just waiting on putting in a railing around one corner – somewhere to rest a drink). We’ve still got new pool fencing and tiling the under-cover area and some general tidying to go, but things are looking good thanks Mr Yang – no need for a soft filter.

back deck

Namaste sign off_edited-1

Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT. Do you like cloud-spotting? Do you agree that the outside world is a reflection of your inner world?

And joining in the Weekend Rewind too with Sonia, Kelly and Zoe from A Quirky Bird.

Kathy X


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25 Comments on “What do you see?”

  1. mummywifeme

    What a view, Kathy! I’m so sorry I didn’t contact you to catch up when we were down the coast last week. We were so desperate to have some much needed family time, that we didn’t make time for anyone else. I will come down and visit another time. I spent a lot of time soaking up the sunshine, the ocean, the clouds and nature in the last week. Breathing it all in and locking it away. It’s so important to stop and open up your eyes to the beauty around you x

    1. Kathy Kruger

      Absolutely so important to have that family and ‘ME” time just enjoying the simple things. Totally understand you didn’t want to complicate that bliss with fitting in anyone else. There will be other times to catch up – and have you over for a relaxing meal on our new deck. X

  2. Haidee@Maybe Baby Brothers

    I often lie on the trampoline with my boys and look at the clouds asking them what they see and pointing out what I see, I love it. It’s a quiet way of being and using your imagination, I did it as a child too. And your deck!! Jealous! #TeamIBOT

  3. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    I hadn’t really thought about it like that before but yes! I see an ultra sound photo of a baby in that first picture though – don’t want to be reading anything into that!!! My girls are right into cloud spotting at the moment. Lovely quotes x

  4. hugzillablog

    Oh this is so, so, so, so true. The first time I came across this line of thinking was when I read You Can Heal Your Life for the first time and it was like a deadset epiphany. It all made so much sense but I still needed to have it spelled out for me and it kick-started an attitude and outlook change that has helped my life take a turn for the better since then.

    1. Kathy Kruger

      Good on you Zilla – I have read lots of spiritual books but I definitely still feel like a work in progress actually living all the time by the things I know to be true.

  5. Min (@riteofthemiddle)

    I see a large white whale in that first picture. I always love your posts Kathy – so deep and thoughtful – always! Your new back deck is awesome! Once that railing is in to rest a wine on, I can see myself there chillaxing with you one day! haha

    1. Kathy Kruger

      Absolutely Min – we will chillax for sure. I love the deck too and can’t wait until it is all finished out the back (a fair bit of work to go). Looking forward to doing a yoga class by the lake (and drinks of course). I sometimes worry I think too deeply and worry I have nothing to different to add to all the spiritual inspiration out there – I guess I can just keep presenting it in a way that resonates in my own life and hope it resonates with others.

  6. Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    I absolutely agree that we reflect our true selves. You can see it in your friends and family and work colleagues. I live by the motto “treat others as you would like to be treated” and I hope that projects my desire to be treated kindly, with respect and with a smile x

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