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Thursday, 28 February 2013

a time to every purpose...

this is a song that I have loved
since I was a kid
sung by this very angel
I can remember singing i
at the top of my lungs in my bedroom 
it was one of those lights
in a darker time

today I wanted to share it with you
because I do believe that there is
a season for everything
and in this world.
In this culture
where we in constant pressure
to grab the brass ring
I want to say
there is a time for ALL things
not just the things we want
or think we want
or think we deserve
or feel it should be
there is a time for all things

and sometimes that means
we have to dig down deep
within ourselves and find Grace
for others
 granting amnesty
giving Grace
isn't easy
forgiveness can be hard work

Grace can be a costly gift
and it is most needed
when it is least deserved
that is why it is Grace
To live as common threads 
in the same tapestry
we must be willing
to exude Grace
to others
to ourselves

We are all connected
We all matter
We all could use
a little Grace

have a beautiful
Grace filled rest of your week
and weekend my lovelies  
Love and Light

read these words, this morning and had to add them
taken from
Women Who Run with The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Chapter 9   

"The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being in the world and returning to the soul-place. When we are children and young girls, the instinctive nature notices all these phases and cycles. It hours quite near us and we are aware and active at various intervals as we see fit." 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My Offering...Me...

this is my intention this year

this  is me working
in my beautiful new space....

it used to look like this...

but then I decided to make a big change
leave the world I had been a part of since 
I was 16
and move on to a deeper place within
to take my place in the realm of 
writing and imagery...
it's been a good change
and this week
I have begun to felt the rhythm
more clearly.

this is my puppy prince ~Ruger~
in a couple months he will be 3
but labs stay puppies for a
long time
he's brilliant
what I have loved about having a big dog
(I grew up with a small dog while hubby grew up with big dogs
many big dogs
at one time they had 5!
That number could be considered a little crazy...)
is that they are all about you
for him it is about
"What can I do for you mommy?"
Our princess
who we had to put to sleep last Sept. 
on the other hand
"What can you do for me?"
but she did have her own endearing qualities

I am crazy in love with him.

I love music
I love to dance
I love to sing...for myself and others
I love to give of myself
when I am able

my boyz.....meaning
my husband
and my kids
are the corner stones of my world
each bringing me something I need
each helping me stand
for something I want 
I never dreamed of being married 
I had an image
given to me as a very young girl
me and a in the city 
but I ended up being given
so much more then that childhood vision
now I live in the burbs
me, my husband, my two boys
my oldest sons father and his wife
this makes up my immediate family
peculiar to say the least
rich beyond measure

I am a lover of relationships and connection
I am deeply spiritual
for me
life is nothing without the deep magic of Spirit
but I don't subscribe to "one way"
I have learnt that life, culture, economics, heritage
all play a part and affect the spiritual walk

I am intense, passionate, emotional and convicted
I feel deeply and strive to live even deeper

I sometimes feel unseen...even by those close to me 
some times the brightness of my personality
stands in the way of the others sides of me

For a large part of my life I was challenged by depression
I longed for death to ease my troubled mind

I have walked through much healing
since those days
and have found 
a deep love and appreciation for life

fully and completely
it has been a journey to get here
a beautiful, raw, enlightening journey
one by which I have been immensely blessed  

I am as strong as an old oak
who's roots have anchored deep into the earth
over hundreds of years 
and yet as delicate as baby's breathe
as soft as a rose pedal
as transparent as a dragon fly wing

I some times speak out of turn
I some times speak too loud
I more often than not
laugh too loud
way too loud
but I am not ashamed of that
it just sometimes takes me off guard

I need a certain amount of organization
in my world
nothing too over the top
but everything needs a home
this is important for my brain...
and my breathing 

I speak my mind, my heart, my soul...
I challenge with my words
I strive to be free with them
to not be attached to the outcome
they ignite
my biggest fear is not death
my biggest fear is not being heard
I am learning to walk with this fear
to hold it's hand and say
"it's okay to be afraid
it means you are alive"  

I am a simple girl
who takes stalk in simple pleasures
good wine
the ocean
the forest
a bear hug from my love
a kiss from my man child
a laugh with my scientist 
snail mail
good decaf coffee
just to name a few

I am light
I am dark
I burn deep
and cool slowly

I am a roaring river
and a still pond
I am the earth
I am the wind
I am the east
the west
the north
the south
I am  

        Love and Light my lovelies
have a wonderful weekend xo