What’s Love Got to do with It?

Purple and White are Our Colors not our Heart

“Whenever we are inspired by beauty, we have taken a step towards Spiritual Vibrations.”

Eugene Fersen, Pearls of Wisdom, Volume 1, page 82.

When we see beauty in anything we are relating consciously to Love, for beauty is a quality of Love. Love elevates our level of consciousness and reality. We need love to refine ourselves.   

We can find beauty in the simplest things, like a pansy. The name pansy is derived from the French pensee meaning ‘thought.’ While the Middle English name, viola, comes from ‘remembrance.’ Which ever name you use they both  relate to the mind and consciousness.


Beauty brings Love to the forefront of our consciousness!

In the hope You find Love close at hand, Portia SLB


Photos: PSLB

What You’re telling me

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You can read a person like a book when you pay attention. And even if you aren’t paying attention you read them on some level. Every now and again you can find momentous Love in their hearts. That Love which is perfectly aligned with their Spiritual Being.

And you can learn from them what you need to learn. That Love that comes into view can move your own heart and you can see a reflection of yourself in their eyes. It can stir you to go on an inner journey, awakening your deep desire to know your own Self.

Love is the catalyst. Love starts your journey pulling and energetically awakening spiritual awareness. With both Love and awareness you move from here to there, making progress on your path when the time is right.

The twists and turns, the challenges, the people in your life are your responsibilities, your opportunities for a glimpse of the sacred within. They are accelerants for knowing your Real Self.


When I look at you, you tell many things:

Happy things, disgusting things

Funny things, sad things

Baby things, grownup things,

New things, private things,

And the Best thing!

With Light and Love, PortiaSLB

“The more we reflect Love, the more we are in tune with It.”

Eugene Fersen, Advanced Teachings In Science of Being, Volume I, page 13.

Beautiful creatures

sit be quiet 

People are beautiful.

Sometimes I just sit and people watch. When we people watch we are looking at ourselves. 

People are beautiful, but we can also be so frighteningly ugly because we strive for external power in the world.

That unconscious desire and fear makes us do terrible things and causes us to suffer. Yet, if you look deep beyond the fear and emptiness, there is the beauty of the soul that is striving to express internal creative power of cohesion with everyone else and the universe.

How can that be true?

Even in the trouble we cause, the negative behaviors, the painful karma we create, we are in the process of unfolding our soul and our beauty. We may think – how can that be true in all that pain, suffering and ugliness?

We’ve created the subconscious ego that believes it rules the world. And, so we choose modes of learning in which we use negative energy, harmful energy, and thus create negative karma.

The Great Principle is eternally compassionate

We’ve fallen and think we can’t get up. We’ve lost conscious awareness of our soul. 

Yet, we are educating ourselves, and becoming more conscious of the Universal Laws. When we make a mistake it hurts and we think – perhaps we shouldn’t do that again! When I stumble and hurt, emotionally or physically, I always ask myself ‘why.’

Mentally we have separated ourselves from the Infinite and Source. That is a big mistake, yet not an eternal one. But, because of the Universal Laws, including the Law of Gender, time becomes a factor in our minds when we consider our spiritual journey back to full realization of who we are and unity with the Great All. 

Mentally we’ve turned away from Love and Beauty. When we think of other people as beautiful we are relating to the Eternal, the Source of Beauty. When we love, including human love for a partner, child or pet, we are expressing an awakening to unconditional Love and Love of the Eternal. 

We are harmonizing, healing ourselves.

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

“Material beauty is the expression in Matter of a Spiritual Power.”

Eugene Fersen, Aphorisms of The Lightbearer, page 153.


Green Art and what it does for You

Maybry Mills, VA refined

Green Art

Memories lost but residue still ripples life’s pond

Mind’s walls separate, while Love’s bridges tie together

Natural forces take us home to calm and peace, to the present untethered.

Even photos of nature can connect us with the calming frequencies in nature through our imagination and mental vibrations. We are made of the same stuff, but plants and animals live more in harmony with the Great Principle and the Laws of Nature. Everything in nature can inspire us! The energy in nature and Mother Earth energizes, renews us and helps raise our conscious frequency and awareness. 

What we can perceive

Many things speak to me through analogy in this setting. The natural plant growth, trees, rounded stones, ripples in the water and the endless, open sky. The ingenious human use of water, the split rail fence and stacked stone walls, and the reflection of the mill in the pond.  

It’s interesting that when we look at the reflection of the mill in the pond it appears upside-down to us. With water being a symbol of mind, it is an analogy that we can mentally perceive things in a polar condition, dual or upside-down. Yet, we can also perceive both the illusion and the cause, and know the difference.  We can see beyond the substance and feel the spirit and be inspired. 

The benefits

This setting calms me and I can rest in the serenity. Green plants in nature normally have a very healing energy with soothing vibrations, a quality of open living, abundance, growth and love. From the analogy of their presence, they are very connected to the Life of the Universe, Universal Life Energy, and rooted in the present moment of living their soul purpose. 

Interestingly, the heart chakra is associated with the frequency of the color green. With an open and tender heart we are abundant in love, giving and receiving love and life energy. In  a natural condition it is the center of our life; we feel through it. But, the heart chakra can become overburdened with subconscious negativity and become damaged. Being in nature can help cleanse, heal and inspire us because we are emotionally reconnecting with our natural heart state. 

We have house plants because they are alive and inspire us in more ways that providing oxygen. We line city streets with trees and make gardens on terraces. We cultivate an attitude of conservation of our forests, wildlife and oceans. Green is vital for our life!

The gift of art and what it does for You

I took this photo on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, USA. It’s called Mabry Mills and You are welcomed to use it for your own creativity and art. Creativity is a quality of Love.

Art is a creative expression, communication and statement. Art also gets us to think, ask questions, wonder. It can inspire us to be conscious of feeling something which manifests in our behavior. So, art can inspire us to create too! Great art inspires us to lookup within to our Higher Self and Love. 

One of my spiritual teachers gave a wonderful lesson on –I am the artist.’ Think about it! Creativity is a natural expression of our soul. It’s a self-help type of thing if we are conscious! 

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

Are You the artist? Are You inspired in some way by this scene? Comments and insights welcomed. Remember your Higher Self and Soul never hesitates!

Consider this quote to reflect upon:

“…through THE REALIZATION OF THE ABSOLUTE HERE NEAR US, CLOSE AT HAND, WE IDENTIFY OURSELVES WITH ALL ITS POWERS. There is nothing closer to us than the Great Principle, because out of Its Own Self has It created us and IN IT WE LIVE, MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING.”

Eugene Fersen, Science of Being, page 39. 

This May Sting!

busy bees smooth

Okay, you may not like this entry, or at least the ego may not. It can sting.

Most of us are dissatisfied with who we are or the way we are. We don’t trust ourselves, and even think we’re a terrible person at times. We’re also impatient in our dissatisfaction, but we’ve got our pride. We cannot change into something different, transcend this unwanted personality  until we get a good look at it. 

The personality is primarily created by the subconscious ego. We allow ourselves to be dominated by the ego which is self-serving, fearful and dualistic. We create a troubled reality because of it.

To regain control over our lives, our personality and create a more positive reality, we must be mindful and conscious in the moment – in a state of consciousness that we take responsibility for. But, the ego doesn’t want us to be conscious, mindful, or listen to our intuition and discriminate – it’s self-centered like that! We battle our conscience. It’s a vicious cycle. 

How Did We Get Here?

The subconscious is our storage box of memories, thoughts, desires, and habitual emotional traits like fear, doubt, worry, loneliness, shame, and resentment. We’ve been conditioned to follow its dictates. It is a major factor in shaping our personality, or parts thereof, that we are dissatisfied with. We identify ourselves with subconscious traits and emotionally empower them as behaviors! “I’m mad, I’m lonely, I’m ashamed.” 

The ego lacks discrimination and supports ignorance. After centuries of history repeating itself we should be able to see the truth in that. We don’t know ourselves. But, we must know ourselves in order to free ourselves of those parts that cause us pain and suffering.

Our personality, our reality, is something we created and agreed to. Fortunately, even from the darkness of the subconscious ego, it is our destiny to evolve and harmonize ourselves and become fully empowered. 

Conscious Intent in Action!

It is our deepest desire and hope to align our personality with our soul. As we courageously make a conscious intent and live the qualities of love like consideration, kindness and caring we bit by bit gain control of our life, transforming our personality. As we consciously release negative egotistic traits we integrate personality and soul, becoming beings of Light here on earth. We transform our reality. 

We may still experience pain, because we all suffer, but our inner happiness, peace and joy are not dependent on it. 

The ego dislikes such information, but I hope you got a smile out of it!  

In Light and with Love, Portia SLB

 “… Lucifer typifies the human mind with all its errors and limitation. This name has been ground in the mire and dirt for centuries but only through the regeneration of mind can improvement come.”

Account of Lecture by Eugene Fersen, The Teacher, Volume 1, page 106.

Comments are welcomed! And, remember Your Higher Self never hesitates!

Dark, Dark Hole


Dark, dark hole

It’s a dark, dark hole;
The center of our life
At one time
Long dead and decayed,
Remnant of what was,
Yet, decay can be a hotbed for growth.
Harmful weeds,
Poison vines that climb
And come back out
Into consciousness.
No power of discrimination,
And we fall back into conditioned illusion.

In the hope You find Love close at hand, Portia SLB


Finding Beauty – Tender Heart


Tender Heart

Though you’ve known troubles so dark that fear could kill

You are beautiful, kind smile, wise eyes that see the depth of here,

Refined colors within, inspired song of world with goodwill

Tender heart draws compassion, freedom from darkness, to come near.

White Orchids


As spiritual beings we are each beautiful and unique and it is our opportunity as earthlings to bring that forth and improve our condition now. 

Orchards and Boats

The orchid signifies different qualities in different cultures, but it can be said that beauty, refinement and affection are predominate. Qualities we all aspire to, and more importantly qualities that are already ours!

Orchids hanging from an eave  along the river is an unexpected combination unless you are in a tropical country like Thailand!

Lavender Orchids on the River


In the Hope You find Love close at hand, Portia SLB


Finding Beauty – Pink Roses


Enjoy the Moment

Stop and smell the roses is Being in the Moment.


Gentle rose

Your beauty frees

Inner Love no longer in repose.

In the hope You find Love close at hand, Portia SLB

“Nature tells us to be ourselves. Be true to ourselves, and we will be true to others, especially to the Eternal.”

Eugene Fersen, Pearls of Wisdom, Volume 1, page 300.

Hey, Buttercup



Hey, Buttercup

The kid inside
welcomes the bright
golden gift of love
and pure joy.


Kids and buttercups go together in my mind, maybe because most kids are happy and playing when they are outside in nature. I remember as a kid how it just made me happy inside to see even one buttercup! As it does Now. And, I hope does for You.


Buttercups can be found in fields, near forests, and even in flower gardens around the world. And, when you look at a bunch of them near ground level it looks like a band of yellow gold! Though you look down to see them as you are walking, they can inspire you to look up within and feel happiness inside.


Buttercups can be an analogy for real happiness in life, joy and laughter! 

Perhaps the tenderness inside You can relate to the idea of buttercup!

Light and Love, Portia SLB


Finding Beauty – Cherry Blossoms


“We should try to develop the love of Beauty, which is at the
foundation of our being.”
Eugene Fersen

Weeping Cherry Blossom

 Cherry Blossoms

 One of the most spectacular signs of life budding from a long winter’s slumber is that of the plants and trees blooming with warm spring colors against clear, blue skies.

Pale pink is the color of tender and unconditional Love.
It is spring’s sweet blossom of compassion and gentle nurturing.

Pink cherry blossom 1 refined

Cherry blossom cloud

In the Japanese tradition and art the cherry tree is symbolic of extreme beauty then quick death; mortality. It’s like clouds that burst forth in their bountiful glory then quickly change, even disappearing to the human eye though they have merely changed form.

Life it is always changing and in constant movement. Upon the earthly death of an individual, the soul  merely changes its body, its form.

Weeping Cherry Trunk

Even the trunk of the ornamental cherry tree is beautiful!

Video of blossoms and birds chirping:


Photos and video taken with my Ipad mini!

 Light and Love, Portia SLB