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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Painting...and an End of Summer *Give Away*

I started painting this summer


something I haven't done since I was a child


down by the creek side


this was my first attempt


I call it "Self Reflections"...


and this was the final product
of that one attempt



I discovered I have a real passion for it...
not sure if it "good" or not
but I know I like the way
it makes me feel
so much so I have set up a painting station


in my back yard


beside the "GordLord"


*
So
in the name of vulnerability
I have decided to put one of my painting up
for a 
*GIVE AWAY*
an 8x10 canvas
water colour original


"Owl-Seeing beyond the darkness"

If you are interested
you can get yourself entered 3 different ways
each way another chance to win

1)leave me a comment below
2) add yourself as one of my followers
(found at the bottom of the blog page)
3) link this giveaway on your blog
(and let me know)

winner will be announced Monday Sept. 10th

My lovelies
your presence here is so appreciated
for those who leave your mark
for those who come in reflective silence
each one of you matters
thank you

Love and Light

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Faith...

Faith


Faith is like the shimmering threads
of the spider's web
Delicate
Seamless
Fragile
all the while holding
Hidden Strength


A Fine Line
barely visible in some Light
And completely invisible in others


It holds together 
the entire world of the spider
All that matters
All the gives Life
All that holds Purpose
is found
in those fine threads...
Faith
is like that.


I have heard talk of Blind Faith
this is something I know naught of
for my Faith has been Birthed
out of Life's Journey
Experiences
Encounters
Exchanges


Tangible
Real
Breathing


My body
My heart
My mind
hold the healed scars, 
the hidden marks, 
the faded memories
of the time
Faith made herself known
And She did not come Alone
*
Faith brought along with Her
Healing
for the deep wounds of my heart
Hope
to keep my body strong and sure
and Trust...
Trust came to ease my mind
To help Clarity find it's way
Each make Her who she is
And She is found in each of them


Faith has given me a place
to go
when my light seems dimmed
Faith gives me memories
of Spiritual Intervention and Encounter
glimpses of Divine Truth
reminders of the Power of Source
*
Faith reveals to me
The face of God
and the diversity that lies there in...


Faith has proven to be a friend
I can count on
Though delicate and sometimes hard to see
She remains


She holds within Her
my world
all that matters
all the gives Life
all that holds purpose
all that is me


My Faith is not blind
She lives with Eyes Wide Open
Awake and Engaged
Aware of All around Her
My Faith Lives


My Lovelies,
what does your Faith look like?

Love and Light

(all images taken on our last family adventure to the past
it's the last week of summer break here...will see you soon)




Monday, 27 August 2012

Monday Offering...Be Still my Soul

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be carried away
my lovelies

a beautiful moment
wrapped in music and voice

you are Divine
eternally in love


Love and Light

(dedicated to my girlfriend who buries her husband today....love you Cher, my heart goes with you)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Back from the Past....

Hello Lovelies!
I am back...
back from the past


our family adventure
took us on the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail
and had us stepping back in time
The Husband, myself, our little man and Puppy Prince


as with all adventures
there were some "bumps" in the road
but we quickly reminded ourselves
that we still were travelling much easier
then those who went before us


family visits
time on our own
Northern vastness
endless starry skies
and making new friends 
along the way


everyday a gift
everyday a new discovery
every day a memory made



glimpses of deer bounding in the meadow
ground squirrels searching for food in hand
eagles and hawks soaring
soulful stares into big doe eyes


my little man
feeling the part...


so many things to experience
from a pass that paved the way
some stories not so pretty
some down right amazing




ahhhhh
family adventures
what a blessing



What have you been up to Lovelies?
I missed you

Love and Light

ps more on those bumps...
funny how they can actually come with the greatest of treasures
we ended up in a truck and trailer mechanic shop
half way to our destination,
with trailer tire troubles
4 hours later and many different puzzles attempted
the problem seemed to be solved
the old timer mechanic asked only for $100
when all was said and done
brought us to tears it did
there is such goodness in the world
too bad these aren't the stories making it on the news
(his hourly shop fee was $150!)
we stopped by on our way home
brought him a horse shoe we picked up along the way
he was our good luck charm
Thanks Chuck
bless your heart!
xo

Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday Offering...a little Fun



Carry on 
Well I woke up to the sound of silence 
The cars were cutting like knives in a fist fight 
And I found you with a bottle of wine 
Your head in the curtains 
And heart like the fourth of July 

You swore and said 
We are not 
We are not shining stars 
This I know 
Cause I never said we are 

Though I've never been through hell like that 
I've closed enough windows 
To know you can never look back 

If you're lost and alone 
Or you're sinking like a stone 
Carry on 
May your past be the sound 
Of your feet upon the ground 
Carry on 

Carry on, carry on 

So I met up with some friends 
At the edge of the night 
At a bar off 75 
And we talked and talked 
About how our parents will die 
All our neighbours and wives 

But I like to think 
I can cheat it all 
To make up for the times I've been cheated on 
And it's nice to know 
When I was left for dead 
I was found and now I don't roam these streets 
I am not the ghost you want of me 

If you're lost and alone 
Or you're sinking like a stone 
Carry on 
May your past be the sound 
Of your feet upon the ground 
Carry on 

Woah 
My head is on fire 
But my legs are fine 
Cause after all they are mine 
Lay your clothes down on the floor 
Close the door 
Hold the phone 
Show me how 
No one's ever gonna stop us now 

Cause we are 
We are shining stars 
We are invincible 
We are who we are 
On our darkest day 
When we're miles away 
So we'll come 
We will find our way home 

If you're lost and alone 
Or you're sinking like a stone 
Carry on 
May your past be the sound 
Of your feet upon the ground 
Carry on 

Carry on, carry on

What helps you 
to carry on my lovelies?

Love and Light

Monday, 13 August 2012

Monday Offering...Bird of Sorrow



Even if a day feels to long 
You feel like you can wait another one 
And you've slowly given up on everything 
Love is gonna find you again 
Love is gonna find you, you better be ready then 
Well you been kneeling in the dark for far too long 
You've been waiting for that spark but it hasn't come 
I'm calling to you please get off the floor 
A good heart will find you again 
A good heart will find you just be ready then 
Tethered to a bird of sorrow 
A voice that's buried in the hollow 
You've given over to self-deceiving 
You prostrate bow but not believing 
You've squandered more than you could borrow 
You bet your joy on all tomorrows for the hope of some returning 
While everything around you is burning 
Come on we gotta get out get out of this mess we've made 
And still for all our talk we're both so afraid 
But will we leave this up to chance like we do everything 
Love is gonna find us again 
Love is gonna find us you gotta be ready then 
Tethered to a bird of sorrow 
A voice that's buried in the hollow 
You've given over the self- deceiving 
You prostrate bow but not believing 
You've squandered more than you could borrow 
You bet your joy on all tomorrows for the hope of some returning 
While everything around you is burning 
But I'm not leaving yet 
I'm not leaving yet 
I'm not leaving yet 
I'm not leaving yet 
Yeah I'm not leaving 
I'm not leaving yet 
Yeah I'm hanging on 
I'm hanging on 
Oh what's gonna come 
Oh I'm hangin on 
Hangin on hangin on hangin on hanging on hanging on hanging on 
And the fateful with the faithful I'm hanging on 
What's gonna come oh, what's gonna come 
Hanging on hanging on with the faithful the faithful

Love and Light my Lovelies

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

taking time....



I am taking time for a break...
family adventures await
I thought about leaving you with some
wise words
a popular quote
some famous inspiration



instead
as is my way
I will leave you with a piece
of my heart



Life is a gift
and you are the insides
Every breath you take
matters
every thought
every word
every gesture
for without you
Life is nothing
did you know that?



You
You are what makes this world beautiful
You are what makes the angels sing
You
in your perfectly imperfect form
are what the world revolves around
You
make God Smile
You
make The Creator proud
You
make the Spirit dance for joy
You



Your beauty is not in what you do
but who you are
Your worth is not found in goal
your worth is found in Soul
You
are
amazing
You 
are 
life
You
are
everything
YOU 
ARE



Your heart is waiting to be opened
Your Soul is waiting to sore
Take a chance
Take a chance on you
on your life
all is already there for you
waiting
written
wanting



Open your arms
like The Eagle opens his wings
See your chest opening
See your Light pouring out
See your connection to The Divine
See
Be Open
Be Awake
Life is waiting
for you
All you need
you already have
Trust
Believe
Know
God is with you

I will see you soon my lovelies...
take care of you
Love and Light

ps I will be programming in a couple Monday Offerings
there is a sweet girl who needs them to know
that it is indeed Monday : )
Come by and have a listen
xo