Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 303 / 365

In this moment... on this truly magnificient Fall day... I breathe in... and I am aware of my feeling of Gratitude-Joy for...

1)  the colors and scents of Fall... the crisp, yet warming breezes...the sound of the breeze through the trees...and the haiku poem Kamaria wrote for me in third grade...that refrenced "the breeze through the trees"... ahh.. out of the mouths of babes...

2) this quite time in my studio I work with Tree Woman...which I realize now..she's a part of my self-portait project... tears flowed this morning as I felt and heard her compassionate direction: lowering her arms from trying to hold up the a position of open embrace...a posture of receiving...and surrender...and  gratitude...and of faith heart...ready to receive blessings, guidance...and the feeling of "all needs met"

3)  the spirited, engaging conversation (and tea) with Pat Allen yesterday... oh my... what treasures were shared, uncovered...and seeds planted...  blessings, blessings everywhere!

4) the gift of the Open Studio Process that Pat has indeed made my creative time more mindful...prayeful... and sacred;  and opened the door to other easily assessible mediums to create with i.e.. tape and foil ...thank you Pat!

5)  good neighbors...and my friend and neighbor Pat W.

6) another day to embrace...and be present to...the sights and sounds of the season; and my role in the big picture of life....

7)  listening to the recorded telecast with Catherine Anderson on SoulCollage as prayer... thank you Catherine for beaming your loving spirit our way...with your generous and wise offering...


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 300 / 365

Wow.. it's hard to believe there are only 65 days remaining until the end of 2010.  It doesn't seem like it's been that long ago that I started this blog....w/the summer off :)   And now.. as the Autumn daylight gives way to this October night... I reflect...I breathe.. I am aware...that I am filled with gratitude, and peace and a sense of well being like that...well... just makes my heart glad.. And so.. this night.. I feel the thrill of abiding Gratitude-Joy withn me for:

1)  it being just cool enough to still have the windows open...keeping me connected to the sights and sounds of this Season of Change and Release

2a)  connecting with my sweet, creative Circle-sister, Michelle...

2b)  inspiring..and inspired SoulCollage Faciliator sisters...and dear soul friend... Laura H and Kathryn

3)  realizing tonight that my neck and shoulders have felt just fine today!  Wow.. freedom! thank you, thank you, thank you

4)  continual improved health.. mind, body, spirt...and the continual discoveies that my inner-work reveals, stirs up...and heals...

5)  beautiful, vibrant, compassionate Denise Linn and all she offers to the world...and to be a part of her expansive soul work with her Soul Coaching training-retreat in the Spring ; and her book Unlock the Secret Messages of Your Body... is a soul excavation experience like no other...

6)  the radiant, creative spirits in my Women's Medicine Circle..

7)  that I consistently acknowlege, listen, heed...and trust my soul's voice...deepening my realtionship with her.  thank you dear soul...for being my eternal beacon

8)  Joanna and her spirited Receiving Project:

9)  Joy!  ...abiding Gratitude-Joy!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 278/365

Winding down the day.. the Night Owl part of me is very content...and there's another Part (who is that?) that knows it's time for light's out as tomorrow is a day to catch the earlier train; but tonight, I had to acknowledge my gratittude-joy for:

1)  being led to Joana's blog and her Receiving Project -- via Jamie's weekly Wishcasting Wednesday creative prompt...thank you ladies!

2) being home and feeling a greater sense of well-being..for the healing on all levels that's taking place...and for my team of holistic practioners...for they each bring essential ingredients to my healing soup;  and I thank my inner-team heart smiles to embrace and listen to every facet of myself...and to let the jewel inside my heart shine brilliantly.

...Good night dear ones...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 275 / 365

As I wrap up the weekend and get ready for the week... I reflect..and feel gratitude for:

1)  Good-hearted, personable, caring neighbors
2)  Rae's inspiring post on her blog:  The Art of Collecting Yourself .. thank you Rae.
3)  Thank you Jamie Ridler for always inviting us to probe deeper...and find our inner-treausres
4)  The beautiful Fall day today... and the enjoyment of puttering around the house
5)  Watching the movie, The Velveteen Rabbit today... which I'd nver seen... the memorable ending lesson was:  "Loving" makes us real... and then I saw the Velveteen Rabbit emerge from a cloth a living, breathing charcoal colored bunny... come to life through the love of a little boy. It really makes me ponder the distinguishmnent between "love" and being "loving" (which the swan in the movie pointed out).  I just love children's movies...stories and books!