Tuesday, March 27, 2012

heading north...

can you feel excitement here?
sense anticipation? a little nervousness?
true happiness?
indeed you must...for as i pack and prepare to embark on 4 days of creating, meeting, sharing, exploring, learning...
i am all of the above.
go gently kind ones

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Advice from a Tree...

I have, in my time, met countless upon countless trees of whom I regard with the utmost respect and awe...from places long ago traveled to recent encounters, they all leave an impression and impact on me for which words cannot describe...today I returned to my yoga practice after a non planned break, I have felt a imbalance, a uncomfortableness in my bones, joints, muscles...weeks have slipped by and this sacred time I carve out for this bliss has somehow fell to the sidelines...well, no more....as those of you know, who practice Yoga, there are no words to describe the openness, the heart awakening, the mind and body melting...so, I was happy when our instructor announced a tree connecting practice today...after much balancing (and realizing how imbalanced I am of late), our practice came to an end with a quote, of which I wanted to share...hmmm, since I will be embarking on a amazing journey in one week from today, and going to where the rain is plentiful and trees grow in happy abundance, I think it only right to focus on this amazing connection and may we all learn from this wise advice.

Advice from a Tree
By Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!

Monday, March 19, 2012

these wings are meant to fly...

so in light of listening to my intention (trust..btw) i am opening these wings and flying with trust...because really, don't you think that our wings are meant to be trusted? YES!!!! to answer for you:)
trust your wings, my friends and fly...fly free!
go gently....or heck, be BOLD! whatever you see fit.

Monday, March 12, 2012

power of words....

Hello and Happy Monday.
just a little something special to start your week...

happily discovered in this lovely space

May you enjoy a beautiful day.

Friday, March 9, 2012

meanderings of a friday afternoon...

here is what is happening around these parts today...
color and comfort zones being tested...
every bit of extra paint being put to use...
tails wagging....
up-cycled thrift store finds...waiting to be re-created into a new lovely life...
little men playing games...

here is hoping your friday is a delightful one,
now, go gently fine folks...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

trails, trees and gangsters...

It was the perfect kind of weather when the sun is warm but the air is crisp and cool as we headed out that day...for trails to walk and time to spend alone in the open space of nature. There must have been a fire here for the tall, brave remains of beautiful arbors stood silent and statuesque.

And a graveyard of more fallen wonders, left to rest in the sun...

It seemed like the whole world had stopped as the quiet and stillness surrounded us...and we rather liked it that way.
Then suddenly we turned a corner, there it was...
a relic from the past with a story waiting to be weaved...so we did.
The mystery of a gangster out in the hills late one night heading for Vegas but never making it...what was he running from? Why the gunshots in the door? Perhaps he escaped and ran by foot further up into these hills...and is living there still...ohh the mystery of it all was so exciting.

Then my wee walking partner stopped me in my tracks and declared that I must photograph this...
for he was amazed and intrigued by the reflection of the trees in the water, we sat there for quite a long time talking quietly of nature, the wonder of it all & making little ripples, being still, watching the trees move, even the birds were clear in the mirror of this little pond...
because, really anytime that this young fellow and I get to hang out is a wondrous time indeed.