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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A Soul-full Journey Day 10 & 11

Day 10
Morning Meditation
"Opening Myself"
TRX -full body
during the work out
I was mindful of my body and how I held it
I still hold myself somewhat guarded
I could move even deeper
open up even more
not to be afraid
to move past ego that befriends fear
and open wide to Spirit
who is friend and healer

"I need to love my body better"
 No matter how old my boys get
they are still the yummiest in the morning 
I enjoy these moments
when I come home
and get to wake this little man up....

these are moments I treasure
and surrender to never being too busy to be in

My  beautiful journey-sister Marie
commented on my last post 
saying I blew her image of me
when I mentioned my intention
of letting my perfectionist attitude towards myself go...
I responded
that I was glad
 There is no one greater than another
we are all in equal ground
this is the way of the Spiritual Realm
Hierarchy does not exist there
this is something from the place of humans
I am equally as broken
and equally as beautiful
as each of you
let there be no doubt sisters
I am a flawed human being
I just happen to be one who
shows up
not so pretty all the time
but shows up anyways. : )
Hot Flow Yoga
here I go even deeper
here I am in full realization
of those who travel with me
I see them clearly
smell them
touch them
And they give me all I need
On one side sits
Elder Wolf
on the other sits
behind me lumbers
and on my head sits
I almost laugh out loud
in this realization
Wolf has been challenging me to go further into 
spiritual solitude
removing myself from distractions around me
and by doing so I become more aware of
my own space around me
the energy that I am carrying
and the spiritual that is everywhere
this nurtures my power source
and strengthens my Grace

cheers my lovelies heres to yummy healthy goodness
my workspace today
sending off notes of gratitude
to lovelies like you

Dinner with some life long friends/old workmates

a life time ago
we worked together in a hairsalon
it was when I first started out...
I was 18
I am no longer 18

Day 11
early morning run
prayers of gratitude and forgiveness lifted up
a morning of unfolding

morning ritual with my little man
Chakra Yoga
opening up our solar plexus
assimulation experience
positive use of personal power
manifest goals
Antje took us to a time when our solar plexus was too strong
and we over powered someone
 She then took us to a time when our solar plexus was too closed and we became over powered
following those two events
 she took us to a place of forgiveness and knowing
 *we were doing the best we could
with the knowledge we had*

we have all lost our way at times
and may again
if so
be still
and wait for your heart to guide you...
live journeying with Pixie
and the sisters at SouLodge

today I was reading this:

a beautiful gift from a dear far-away friend
from one Cat to another

Gift from the Sea
This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of. It leads not to unification but to fragmentation. It does not bring grace; it destroys the soul. And this is not only true of my life, I am forced to conclude; it is the life of millions of women in America. I stress America, because today, the American woman more than any other has the privilege of choosing such a life. woman in large parts of the civilized world has been forced back by war, poverty, by collapse, by the sheer struggle to survive, into a smaller circle of immediate time and space, immediate family life, immediate problems of existence. The American woman is still relatively free to shoose the wider life. How long she will hold this enviable and precarious position no one knows. But her particular situation has a significance far above tis apparent economic, national or even sex limitations. For the problem of the multiplicity of life not only confront the American woman, but also the American man. And it is not merely the concern of the American as such, but of our whole modern civilization, since life in America today is held up as the ideal of a large part of the rest of the world. And finally, it is not limited to our present civilization, though we are face with it ow in an exaggerated form. It has always been one of the pitfalls of mankind.......For to be a woman is to have interests and duties, raying our in all directions form the central mother-core, like spokes from the hub of a wheel. The pattern of our lives is essentially circular. We must be open to all points of the compass;husband, children, friends, home, community; stretched out, exposed, sensitive like a spider's web to each breeze that blows, to each call that comes. How difficult for us, then, to achieve a balance in the midst of these contradictory tensions, and yet how necessary for the proper functioning of our lives. How much we need, and how arduous of attainment is that steadiness preached in all rules for holy living. How desirable and how distant is the ideal of the contemplative, artist or saint--the inner inviolable core, the single eye. With new awareness, both painful and humorous, I begin to understand why the saints were rarely married women. I am convinced it has nothing inherently to do, as I one supposed, with chastity or children. It has to do primarily with distractions. The bearing, rearing, feeding and education of children; the running of a house with its thousand details; human relationships with their myriad pulls--woman's normal occupations in general run counter to creative life, or contemplative life, or saintly life. the problems is not merely one of Woman and Career, Woman and the Home, Woman and Independence. it is more basically:how to remain whole in the midst of the distractions of life; how to remain balanced, no matter what centrifugal forces tend to pull one off center; how to remain strong, no matter what shocks come in at the periphery and tend to crack the hub of the wheel. What is the answer? There is not easy answer, con complete answer. I have only clues, shells form the sea. the bare beauty of the channelled whelk tells me that one answer, and perhaps a first step, is in simplification of life, in cattuing our some of the distractions. But how? Total retirment is not possible. I cannot shed my responsibilities. I cannot permanently inhabit a desert island. I cannot be a nun in the midst of family life. I would not want to be. the solution for me, surely, is neither in total renunciation of the world, nor in toatol acceptance of it. I must find a balance somewhere, or a alternating rhythm between these two extremes; a swinging of th ependulum between solitude and communion, between retreats and return. In my periods of retreat, perhpas I can learn somthing to carry bakc to my worldly life. I can a least practice for here two weeks the simplification of out ward life as a beginning. I can follow this superficial clue, and wee where it leads. Here, in beach living, I can try. 
 ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

This spoke volumes to me
I recognize the rythme she speaks of.
What she writes
 encompasses why I do what I do
why I have chosen the life I have
I have been asked what my career is now
what my job is...
I neither have a job
or a career
What I do 
is a 

thank for stopping by my lovelies
you are a gift

Love and Light


  1. a.m.a.z.i.n.g! all I can do is sigh so deep my backbone meets my belly. just beautiful. incredibly beautiful. xoxo

  2. do you know how much i love you and respect you?
    i do.

    i needed that prompt to love my body better....

    * love *

    1. oh freind
      what an honour to read those words
      no words can match what i feel
      so I bow and say thank you

      love and light

  3. Children ARE yummiest in the morning. Thank you for this reminder to love our bodies. It looks like that was a fun meet-up with old friends.
    P.S. I spy a pixie. ;)

    1. of course you do!!!!!

      the love of our bodies is so vital to our well being
      I am working on it and have some a long way, but i still have a ways to go...these days are good days

      thanks for stopping by Catherine
      love to see your light here

      love and light

  4. yes, yes, yes. we just show up. x

  5. Your journey is so inspiring. I feel you are really open to everything it offers and it's obviously bringing you joy, by how beutiful you look.
    Are those animal medicine cards in the window?? Love that! He's a lucky boy, to grow up with such a ritual!
    Hot yoga...taint nothin better....xxO

    1. thanks friend
      intention is a powerful thing
      it is amazing what we can see around us when we take the time!

      those are animal spirit cards...both my boys love them

      love & light to you!

  6. Yes...a Lifestyle:) So true. And I loved the web part of the quote. Very true. AS I am still sick I love my body for fighting what it does, being my vessel to love and heal and be. I also love the children in their sleep ( for me it is evening as they are up before me:) But I love their sweet breathing and the no barriers they are just by being...kind of like when we sneeze- we are just fully ourselves:) Anyway, great post:)

    1. lol YES! like a sneeze
      yummy sleeping never gets old!

      feel better soon friend

      love and light

  7. I needed this today...
    thank you Cat, you are such an inspiration..

    1. oh beautiful you
      that is exactly how I feel about you

      love and light


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