I am sitting down to stop the intensity of “being in the creative flow” of making some new cards.
It occurs to me that when I get start to make a series of cards, it’s like an addiction. I have to tell myself to take a break, the pain usually stops me. I have been working since 11 am this morning and its almost 5pm and I feel like I have been hit by a truck. My body reacts to the standing and the bending over the table.
I have not made any cards in such a long time; and it took finding some yummy new paper when I was in Halifax to kick in the desire, the vision and then the movement into doing. Willl try and scan some cards soon.
found the picture on the weeb…………..
Human life comes from human parents, but the spiritual life comes from the Spirit (John3:6)
Perhaps our past isn’t much to brag about, having seen the darkness that lurked there.
I choose, I chose, to rise above and no longer be controlled by the past.
There are times ( like today) that I make a conscious decision to remember the past.
(Friday the 13th, 1987)
However I remeber re-member, to be a member you “join” – and so to join with the past in memory is for me at this time, to re-call the spirit of that time. Not the earthly “stuff” of that day but rather the spirit of what was really intended. And so Robin Michael Harris where ever you are I remember.
I found this picture on the web and I find it reminds of November.
A real time of transition, as we can no longer ignore the reality that winter is here.
These past few days of mild weather has truly been a gift. Taking a long drive and listening to Marianne Williamson ……… solitude while being in motion. Noticing the colours left – before white comes the colour of wheat ….
So, I notice that each winter becomes a challange, and I am not so sure why I have that sense of things. Perhaps because spring always feels like rebirth.
I do not know who did this beautiful picture but I love the light and the dark, both are familiar.
A birthday on the rise for me. Another reason to call it a transitional time.I am grateful to be alive and to face another winter in the “near” north.
Snow and storms and cold crisp days …..
Bring it on!!
I may have uploaded this painting before……… it was the first painting I sold.
I did it with a feather and iridescent paint,
Well here I am at day 41 of my sugar free life. I am restless………. I have a great desire to “take a trip” and keep thinking Elliot Lake would be nice, reflective and cheaper than most places. However a good friend tells me my Jeep may not like a 250 mile trip.
Maybe next week I will take just a short two day excursion somewhere.
I am doing the “waiting to be inspired” thing with my art right now……… wanting to get back to the paper collages and see where it takes me. I know if I just start and not worry about where its going I will be ok… it’s just getting started that’s the kicker.
A 5 year celebration for my friend last night and I felt very connected to folks. It was a great night and reminds me to get to more meetings and get connected – as opposed to staying alone.
It’s a struggle for me at times ………. I like the solitary life. Just wish I was on a lake somewhere.
Well ya can’t win without a ticket so tonight I am gettin a ticket.
Well I am unsure of how to photograph this piece………. It sure does not look anything like it does in person.
The center has Desiderata written in a circle.
There is an art show next weekend and I am pretty sure I am going to go in it and put this piece in.
And……… day 28 sugar free for me. This whole business of feeling like I am new in recovery is amazing.
I know that if I continue to do the writing and the meetings online ; and going to Orillia when I can to a face to face meeting, I will continue on this same path.
Walking really needs to continue. I had been walking 3 times a week for two weeks then it rained for a week which plays havoc with my Fibromyalgia, so my goal this week is to walk at least 2 times. Keep moving, into the lightness of being ( for those who are into the light !!)
Listened to CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS CHANGE YOUR LIFE ; Living the Wisdom of the Tao) today and the first verse of the Tao te Ching…….(which means the book of “the way” … the lesson is around “allowing” it’s about honouring the Great Mystery ( that some call God) and about letting go and letting God.
All of this sounds very familiar to me………..Wayne suggests One lesson a day. So I will add this to my daily’s.
I found this picture a while back on the web, and love it for it’s movement and excitement.
Today I think of possible changes that can be made. I have returned to the awareness that I have had my TV on – to get away from the noise around me. Using it for “white noise” when in fact there is nothing white about it. So the garbage that has been pouring into my psyche for the past few weeks has to stop now.
This week someone gave me a couple of CD’s by Spiritual teachers, and as I listen I begin to realize I just purchased the new Wayne Dyer series and have not listened DUH !!
The other realization is that I have always got my spiritual nourishment ( a lot of it) from listening to spiritual teachers. Beginning with Jack Boland and Marianne Williamson on to Wayne and others. Add the Soul Series that Oprah did and I can’t believe how far away I have gotten recently from all this.
And I need to back up and listen to Wayne’s previous series called Change Your Thoughts Change Your Mind, I think this is the missing piece. (for me)
The process of these realizations has been one of connecting the dots…………. change my thinking and the possibilities arise from that place.
The clearing of my mind, the clarity that is coming to me since stopping the sugar (26 days ago) is all connected also.
Being connected to God…………….. the light ………. the comforter
I would think it’s more metaphysical to set an intention as opposed to a resolution.
To affirm what I want to happen and set the intention seems to fit for me at this point.
It is my intention to ask God to help me with all my plans and efforts in this year 2009.
Daily……… to ask each morning ( or whenever Spirit moves me) for help.
My lessons this past year have been around how powerless I am, over people, places and things.
I have worked on forgiveness of self and others.
I have realized that I am the only one who can change
my life and my life directions.
I have known friendship through the good works of others.
And I learn over and over that loss is a part of life and that life is on God’s terms.
And I am ok with all of the above.
Another month, another birthday…………another move. Sometimes I feel I am just too old to have to pack up and move. I do know that once I get that first box packed I will be ok.
HOWEVER moving 6 times in the past 6 years just feels overwhelming. The good news is I am totally leaving this one up to God. I will pack, apply for the new place, rent a mover…….that’s the footwork.
I am “in the flow” of Spirit at this point. And teachings tell me that “this too shall pass” however if I am vigilant about spiritual practices, all will be well.
I am gratefull for the fall like weather today……..this past week, it will make winter so much shorter.
Really working at staying in the day, in the moment.
And gratitude for friends who care……………………
Out of the darkness and into the light I come asking for forgiveness, and being in the light of Graditude I can recieve.
Can we recieve forgiveness on a spiritual level without coming into contact with the person from whom we seek forgiveness?
I believe I can use prayer to achieve this and on a spiritual level the person receieves my prayer and intention.
I know that I am a precious child of a loving God and in that I am forgiven.