Celebrating Martine

‘Facebook’ and ‘frustrated’ are often spoken in the same breath along with perhaps a few choice words best not repeated.

One ever shining spot, however, is a Facebook community created about nine months ago by Jodi Chapman. Being part of the group’s evolution and meeting some incredibly amazing women from around the world, and some equally marvelous men, are definite highlights.

Martine Joseph's beautiful portraitUpon eaching the 1000 member mark, we decided to celebrate another member with the intention of making a difference for them. I was gifted with honouring Martine Joseph.

Martine always brings a dose of honesty, wisdom and practicality in her writings. And I must confess to a touch of envy upon first hearing of her radio show Thriving Minds. For the Martine I know now, you’d never know her journey has taken her through depression, low self-esteem and being stuck in the ’employment system’ as she likes to say.

Selecting a token of celebration for such a Lighthouse reminded me of the mulling power engaged at Christmas in choosing ‘the perfect gift.’ Okay, certainly not perfect by any stretch, but something Martine represented or was known for.

 

Shazam!

Finally the spark arrived – “quotes”.

Martine often includes an amazing collection of quotes to add an extra punch of inspiration which takes her writings to the next level.

And quotes I have.

 

The quotes below are a hand-picked selection from three years of daily autonomic writings. My hope is through these words and their energy, I have captured a best expression of who Martine is, the difference she is making through her work and bring a breath of inspiration to all who read as well.

 

In Joy Celebrating Martine

 

You are here for a very special expression of you.
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Reveal yourself and you will dis cover what you have been seeking for so long.
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You are here to be all that is expressing in the uniqueness of who. Do not disregard the challenge that is.
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Being the next greatest you is in the works.
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You are here to bring Joy and Light to this world.
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Use Life to express and experience the Light of you.
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You cannot prepare any more for what is to come. You already are.
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You are free to be you without anything in the way.
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Each day holds the opportunity to be ever more you. In the end, that is all you ever really wanted.
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Embrace each day as a new adventure never lived before or will ever again.
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Life is change. There is no life left in what was.
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Yours is not to find or follow but to let through.
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You can put life together in any way you like.
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Listen to yourself. You have much to say about what you desire.
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Shine on and be the way forward.
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When you are truly you for all to see you have arrived where you never left.
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See yourself for who you are and wipe the slate clean of who you were to see what you have always been.
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You know you cannot be denied. Stop trying.
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Your time is now. You know and you are.
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Are you going to let yourself be free or just within reach?
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The awareness and honesty you bring to any situation can create the miracles waiting to happen.
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What you desire is beyond your reach at this moment. So you can hold on and stay where you are or let go so you can finally see what you already know.
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This is your life to bring to light.
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You already are all that there is to be.
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Leave what you’ve left behind.
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The time has come for you to arrive at where you were meant to be.
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You are exactly where you need to be for where you desire to go.
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Recognize the fear of what might be as something to embrace rather than run from or push away.
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You can always choose again – you are never stuck unless you choose to do nothing.
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Do not waste the opportunity to define yourself by letting yourself be defined.
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Travel light for that is who you are. Not much else is needed when you shine like a star.
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You are magnetizing beyond belief.
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When you change we all change in some way.
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The more you are you the less alone you become.
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You must take a risk in order to see there is none.
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Live an inspired life and Life will inspire you.
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Inspiration is all around you. Inspire yourself.
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Even in your darkest moments you can still shine the Joy that is you.
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See from Joy – always and all ways.
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Your Joy cannot abandon you. Although you can abandon it.
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To reinvent yourself does not mean you have to forget who you are.
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Your beliefs about honesty are holding you back, not the truth.
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In Joy being together just as you are.
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The tiniest detail holds more Joy than you can imagine.
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Lorraine

Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.

4 Comments

  1. Jenny on March 22, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Lorraine, this a fantastic idea, and a gorgeous tribute to Martine!

    You’ve captured her spirit and essence so beautifully in the quotes you’ve chosen, and what’s more, you’ve expressed your own beauty and generosity in your heart-felt appreciation of her. What a gift. Even though it’s not about me, I feel lovely basking in the energy of the words and the emotion behind them. That’s amazing!

    Your presence is such a gift 🙂

    Big Love <3

    • Lorraine on March 23, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Thanks Jenny. Words truly are more than just words given the energy infused into them. I’m glad you heard what was unspoken too, and became part of the whole experience that brings us all together.

  2. Martine Joseph on March 22, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Lorraine, I’m blown away by your generosity & praise! Have been working so hard, and sometimes feeling stressed. To receive this spontaneous outpouring of love and inspiring quotes is amazing. Kind people like you make it all worthwhile! Love, Martine

    • Lorraine on March 23, 2014 at 11:05 am

      I’m so pleased you liked your celebration! <3 Even though the path leads us through rough patches at times, you have no reason to doubt you are a bright Light and creating a huge difference in so many lives. Keep shining!

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