Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Today was like a pause between God's breath. There seemed to be a stillness in the ether. I was active in a project and then was compelled to sit down on my little couch. I felt drawn into a cosmic pause. Everything within and without was still, quiet, like in hibernation mode, or poised and pregnant, holding yet not. On pause while breathing. In oneness--on pause, still... hmmmm....
Friday, November 27, 2009
I followed a rainbow today and then it doubled. The colors were crisp and clear. Before that my new Hibiscus plant blessed me with its first bloom. I am in ecstacy, in the glory of joy. May you see the beauty everywhere, through anything appearing otherwise. Rejoice!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The wild common turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) of North America is a far cry from its domesticated relative, but domestication and selective breeding have not gotten rid of the farm-raised turkey’s natural instincts. The wild turkey prefers woodlands near water. It eats seeds, insects, and an occasional frog or lizard. When alarmed it may run rapidly to cover; it can fly strongly only for short distances (about 0.4 km, or 0.25 mile). Behavior observed in domesticated turkeys rescued from factory farms shows that, when given the opportunity, they forage, roost in trees, preen, and take dustbaths. Contrary to their reputation, according to animal researchers, turkeys are sociable and intelligent; even hunters concede that turkeys are smart and wily.
Thank you blessed turkey bird for giving your life that I may know the joy of your flesh, your spirit. May you know gentle loving care always, may you be treated with respect and kindness. I eat you today with a blessing in my heart for all that you are. Amen.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Some of you may be celebrating this Thanksgiving with warmth, laughter, hugs, turkey and pumpkin pie. Some of you may feel stranded, like the marble that rolled away from the group, stuck with the dust bunnies in outer space, abandoned under some old furniture. And some of you may feel stranded in broad daylight, surrounded by people, feeling invisible, or worse yet, as visible and broken as a car wreck on the side of the road, strangers gathering to gawk at the shattered glass.
For many, the holidays can bring up discomfort. They can be some weird checkpoint in life--where you find yourself comparing your entire life to the fantasies you have in your head of how your cousin, neighbor, or sister-in-law is pulling it off. Let me tell you something, no one is pulling this off. No one is spared challenge or confusion in this life. Everyone, consciously or not, is seeking to find peace, comfort and communion with their own soul.
From Tama Kieves
However it feels know you are never alone, no matter what. Grab hold of that attention point and direct it toward as much good as you can fathom. It is all around for those that can focus in on it. Love to All.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I fell in love with this photograph on display in an art show at the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, California. I didn't have the $75 asking price. It grabbed my heart and I feel gifted from simply standing in front of this image. It says it all for me. "The adoring acknowledgment of all that lies beyond us—the glory that fills heaven and earth.It is the response that conscious beings make to their Creator, to the Eternal Reality from which they came forth.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
My art creations are on Etsy: www.etsy.com. This is a lovely site for artists and creative folks to list their handmade items for sale. Any orders that come through my blog get a significant discount on this giclee print. Contact me for more info.
Friday, November 13, 2009
How would we be in the world if that green paper stuff we call “money” were to vanish? Where would you find your good, your prosperity? Would you know how to ask; would you know how to receive basic gifts from others who seek to give and share? There need not be poverty without money! I feel so rich today without money! We are indeed like the flowers in the meadow who seek not to accumulate, save, or spend. They and we just are. We are provided for. There are figs on the tree and they fall right into the outreaching hand. All one needs to do is open that hand. All one need do is open thy heart. It is here.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I am fascinated by the way a bubble always moves into a circular shape. I have been pondering the Circle as the one symbol and form that reflects the Universe as whole, complete, and perfect as represented in the circular movement of everything. It is the yin/yang everywhere...
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
~ "Silence and Stillness are found within. In the midst of a noisy and crowded room, one can find Still Peace and Eternal Quiet. If there were not a Silent Stillness eternally present, how would you ever notice the sounds and movements?"
Monday, November 9, 2009
Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day.
We were designed for full expression! We were made to be in love, to be healthy, to be rich, and to be in relatinship with God. Know that God's desire for your life is the fullest expression of your soul. You have a right to live freely and to express who you are without restrictions or limitations. You have a right to your good. And nothing in the universe is trying to withhold it from you. Isn't that grand? The next step in my world is to know this about myself and to side step the arrows that fly from those who believe otherwise and then blow them kisses. Come play with me.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I ordered some Elderberry syrup with astragalus, rosehips, ginger, cinnamon, and honey. It is so tasty. I am using it as a daily tonic during the winter months. The earth is taking such good care of me...
Used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsilitis. Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995.
Elderberries have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, hence the medicinal benefits of elderberries are being investigated and rediscovered. Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision, to boost the immune system, to improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsilitis. Bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell. People with the flu who took elderberry juice reported less severe symptoms and felt better much faster than those who did not.
Friday, November 6, 2009
If you want to try a gluten free stuffing for your Thanksgiving feast this is a winner. It makes alot and is so yummy...
A+ Rice Stuffing
2 C. chopped celery
2 tsp celery seed
4 C chicken stock
½ C fresh parsley
2C long grain rice
2 C. toasted pecans
3 Lg red onions
1 Tbs sage
½ Tbs salt
8 oz butter
2 C. wild rice
Saute wild rice, long rice, onion celery. Add stock and boil. Cook 25 min.
Stir in pecans parsley, salt, sage, marj., savory, cinn., celery seed and pepper.
Share your favorite recipe with us?
Thursday, November 5, 2009
What do you want to step into?
These words echoed through my thoughts as I arose to begin my day.
What do you want to step into?
Ummm….what do I want to step into?
I want to step into love in a way I have never known.
I want to step into a freedom that lifts me up into a full expression of life.
I want to step into more laughter and joy.
I want to step into the flow of life without doubt or hesitation.
Thanks for asking.
What do you want to step into?
Monday, November 2, 2009
Mark Twain was a redhead, although he his largely remembered for his great shock of stark white hair. He once said, “while the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Twain was notoriously fond of cats and always had several about the house. He was also uncommonly fond of freckles. Most people when they think of Mark Twain envision him in his trademark white suit. Oddly enough, he didn’t start wearing one until very late in life. He disliked the traditional black suits worn by professionals of his time saying, “A group of men in evening clothes looks like a flock of crows, and is just about as inspiring."
More Twain Quotes:
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
"Build thee more stately mansions, oh my soul!
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low vaulted past!
Let each new temple nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!"
Though never an official publication of the New Thought Movement, "Nautilus" magazine was probably the most widely read of the many that have appeared over the years, and was very influential. It was a private enterprise of its editor, Elizabeth Towne, who, originally a Methodist, had taken up New Thought and became a teacher. The quote above was the motto of Nautilus that appeared on the title page of every issue.