Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wacky, Wondrous, Whatever, What If Wedneday

What is abundance to you?
Abundance has been dancing around in my head along with my thoughts of dreams.
(funny not until I wrote this did I acknowledge the word dance in abundance)
Could it be dreams and abundance aren’t two separate ‘things’ but partners? One leading to the other and back around. Yes, partners, dance partners. Your dreams, not wanting to sit the next one out asks abundance to do what it’s waiting, wanting, devoted to do, to fulfill why it’s there on the dance floor of your life. Then, following each dance, sweetly kissing your dreams?
The disciples asked Jesus, “Why do you speak in parables?”
He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him…Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’” Matthew 13:12-15 NIV
“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Expect your every need to be met. Expect answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.” Eileen Caddy
Do you desire to seek the secrets to the kingdom of heaven? What are your expectations? Do you realize your needs are met? What is the condition of your heart? Where is your awareness and understanding? Are you prepared for abundance? What other aspects are on the dance floor of your life? Do you choose to dance? Do you receive and reciprocate the kiss? What are you waiting for?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stepping a Little More Into Dreams

Funny, isn't it, when you're surrounding an idea, a thought, a subject, how much and how often that subject, thought, idea pops up into your world and surrounds you back. I have continued to create little colleges which fit in with dreams and the words for those colleges seem to literally fall out of magazines. Here's today's little dream fix.

Quotes about dreams continue to flow towards me, or I towards them, as well. This is a great one which was part of a post from Paulo Coelho's facebook page just today.

"Dream is just a word until you decide to fight for it with all your enthusiasm and commitment."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wacky, Wondrous, Whatever, What If Wednesday (I've lost count)

A while ago I had scribbled on a scrap piece of paper, “many ways one path.” I had mentioned this to a friend earlier in the week. When she questioned what I meant by these words, I’m not sure I clearly explained them.
The ‘one path’ to me in this thought is a my own spiritual path; a path of self exploration and self discovery; a path leading to the original, authentic, pure self, of whom I was born to be and learning how to unconditionally love myself; a path going beyond the beyond of the internal and eternal depths of self; a path towards deeper communion with God and all of which God encompasses to me.
The ‘many ways’ to me in this thought is the many aspects which has formed me over the past 49 years; the many individuals of my family, living, those who have crossed over, ancestors and future posterity; the many individuals I associate with, my tribal circles, those I have encountered and interacted with at all the various times, ranges, stages, levels; the many events however subtle or obvious, intense or delicate; the many places I have been; the many emotions I have experienced; the many spiritual, religious, scriptural ways which sensibly speak to me for as much as I’d like to say I can, the truth is I cannot fit into one; the many ways of which I choose to travel the path such as reading, experience, intuitive writing or painting, creating, meditating, prayer, oracles, family, friends, tribes, drive, ride, run, fly, dream…whew…
Many Ways One Path
Don’t really know why I wrote this today, maybe my own clarity, maybe because I sense a shift in our existence, maybe because it affirms just how wacky I am, maybe because of a ‘what if’ I don’t write it, maybe because it leads me into more wondrous thoughts. Whatever it is, may we simply be soaking up the journey to our own one path.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Step 2 Into Dreams

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is a reality.
John Lennon

Yesterday evening, just before sunset, I joined a group of ladies from little our country town up on a little mountain appropriately named Little Mountain. Our little country town is probably not much different than other little country towns, including the thought that our little country town is the best and most unique of all little country towns. Most if not all of those gathered there yesterday evening, except for me, grew up in or has deep rooted heritage ties to this special little place. Here a top Little Mountain we were guests of whom I consider the unsurpassed town historian. His passion, dedication, and respect for the historical events and people of our little country town is beautiful and admirable; isn’t always so to see that, to see within someone that they are living their purpose, their life calling; is it his dream to keep this history alive and well? He shared intriguing stories; some which brought tears of laughter others tears of sorrow. We then took a short jaunt to an antiquated tiny cemetery tucked in among junipers, cedars, sage, oak, scrub brush; a place I have wanted to visit for such a long time. There, on sacred ground I stood, wishing for a moment to travel back in time, wishing I had real feet so to take off my shoes and feel the hallowed earth below. Now knowing some of the story of the few buried there, I couldn’t help but wonder and want to know more about them. Two are small children, a young man in his teens, a woman and a man both who also crossed over at young ages. What were their hopes, desires, what were their dreams?
While I have much to journal about last evening, I remain with the thought of living the life of dreams. Last week I was invited to a delightful neighbor’s home to play in clay. She is a retired art teacher, an amazing artist in her own right. Prior to taking BIG, I would have been totally intimidated, embarrassed by my lack of talent but since the online course, I have been able, with a growing degree, overcome such intimidation, I have discovered a freedom in realizing I am not an ‘artist’ but a ‘create-ist’ and that is more than enough for me. I have had a desire to play in clay for years; I have all the tools for playing in clay; I have dabbled in clay, spoken of my desire to learn more and play more with clay. While my artist neighbor longs for her sculpture to look just like the model, I feel a sense of sweet surrender in just longing for the joy in the process, and if by chance my sculpture has any resemblance to the model well, that will be an added bonus of joy. I expressed this clay play day with a friend of mine who said in response, “good for you, you’re living a dream.” Yes, those were his exact words as he reminded me of what I had told him over 5 years ago about my desire to live here full time, in our little country town, and play in clay.  This reminder trickled down to other reminders such as wanting a front yard, flower and vegetable gardens, to learn of intuitive writing and painting, to prepare for at least a half marathon. I have written of these, learned from these over the past year and yet, how did I forget the clarity and simplicity of these dreams?
This morning my oldest son sent me a message telling me he was signing us up for a half marathon on December 4th, 2 days prior to my joyful jubilee. There are tons of apples waiting to be picked from the apple trees out back, in fact, as I write a neighbor and my youngest son are picking them now. My vegetable gardens are waiting to be tilled back into the earth, to rest for a season or two. The grass in the front yard is dancing with the falling autumn leaves. I have an intuitive painting in the works on the bedroom floor and my last post is an example of intuitive writing. This week I will begin DEEP, the online workshop which follows BIG. Thursday I’ll be joining my neighbor for another clay play day. While I so dream of wanting to time travel back to the early days of our little country town, isn’t that just what we did yesterday evening. Even my dream of having Jeff back with me is alive as he has never left my heart. The dream of having legs, well, I suppose this too is alive and well albeit they are plastic, rubber, metal for I am able, even from the wheelchair, to accomplish all of what I dream.
After returning home from such a wonderful evening on Little Mountain, I read a facebook post which said, “Don't know why I'm being "told" to share this, but when I get "marching orders", I obey. Could it be for you?" After which she quoted from The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Here is in part what she posted (thank you Tracie):
“We like to pretend it is hard to follow our heart’s dreams. The truth is, it is difficult to avoid walking through the many doors that will open. Turn aside your dream and it will come back to you again. Get willing to follow it again and a second mysterious door will swing open. The universe is prodigal in its support…We say we are scared by failure, but what frightens us more is the possibility of success. Take a small step in the direction of a dream and watch the synchronous doors flying open…”
How beautiful, marvelous, joyful it is to know, simply know, the doors have been flying open along on this my 49th year journey.
Our little gathering at the cemetery yesterday evening.
Blessings Bliss and Dreams

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Step 1 Into Dreams Continued

"Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years, give light upon the rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness, and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:14-18

Did you go out and soak in Luna's light? Did you see that it is good? Oh She was so beautiful in Her fullness. I went out with paper, pencil, and candlelight expecting to have it, all my dreams, open up to me, what I received was quite 'out of the blue', 'over the moon', unexpected. The following is spontaneous writing, a message from Luna and while it wasn't what I expected (is it ever what we expect) it was, it is spectacular...
"My light, the light you see is a gift, a gift I received but a light which would not be mine without Him. The Sun is the true source of the great All. He and I are partners, we engaged from before time began, promised partners setting out together to give All life our love. Our love for All and for each other sustains and strengthens our bond, our promise. We have witnessed much, we have wept much, we will always love much. We surround you with the purest of light and love. Feel of our love, embrace and emulate our example of love, of giving and receiving, of balance, of life. It is as simple as rising, setting, following, flowing with the Universal call. The wisdom you seek, the dreams known and unknown which you desire, your purpose is of no mystery; IT is not a treasure hunt though a treasure IT is. All you seek, all you desire, all in all, you were given before time began. IT is within you, IT dwells as close to you as your own soul, IT is your soul. And, you have been given, before time began, all the gifts you need, all the knowledge you need you have and more. Just simply be as I, a receiver and a giver, follow your cycles, journey the flow, all IT is will rise and set in ITS season, ITS day. Oh our Great God. I attend/watch as your Heavenly Parents kiss you each night. They have given Angels and Guardians charge over you, call upon them, feel them. And I am here watching over you by night and the blessed Sun by day. As you release and surrender to the Universe you will discover all IT is, the path to your dreams and know the bliss isn’t what you follow, IT is you. Shine with the same light as I; the light of the Son. Enjoy what is revealed. Blessed be my child, be blessed.  ~ Luna"
What a beloved, inspiring, message for which I am filled with awe and gratitude. While I freely wrote, I had to fight my own thoughts and interjections, hoping I didn't miss any of Her powerful message. When I received the word 'revealed' a gust of wind blew out the candle; clearly letting me know Her message, at least for now, was finished. The words of the message are powerful, the insight of the message even more so.
Something else I was moved to do was blend a batch of Luna Oil. I left it out all night, under Her light and love, even getting up once to move the amber bottle over to the western side so to continue receiving Her energy until She slid behind the mountains.
In keeping with Her request, I would like to give, to send out to anyone who would like to receive, a 1/2 dram of this Luna Oil blend. Just send me an email with your address and with all my heartfelt light and love I will send you this tiny treasure.
So, my step into living the life of dreams continues. Among all the greatness of this endearing message I am reminded again to keep it so simple and to shine on...

1 Corinthians 15:41 "There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Step 1 Into Dreams

Tonight is October's full moon. While many refer to September's full moon as the Harvest Moon, there are some cultures who refer to October as the Full Harvest Moon. Others refer to October's full moon as the Hunters Moon or Blood Moon. I read one article which refers to tonight's full moon as the Moon of the Wand Maker.

Taking yesterdays post into consideration as a 'call to action', I felt today/tonight is a most perfect time to take a first step into living the life of dreams. For me, honing in on what it is I dream my life to be, regardless of how big or small or ever changing, is the first step, after all how can I live it if I don't have clarity on it. I also desire to know it with some certainty, simplicity, and of course some reason-ability.

With the thought of Luna's October purpose (Full Harvest Moon - a time for the full and probably final gathering; Hunters Moon - a time to bring home the meat which will sustain for the months ahead; Blood Moon - the life giving fluid, the heart of the matter; Wand Maker Moon - a craft, tool, creative extension) I decided I owe it to my dreams, whatever they maybe, to sit in solitude under Luna's light and offer prayer, meditation, contemplation. Then write, collage, draw, scribble, whatever media, the images, thoughts, ideas, hopes, oh yes dreams which come to me. By doing so, in Luna's fullness, it'll be like giving wings to and sending my dreams out into the collective Universe with great, blessed energy.

Yay, I'm taking Step One Into Living the Life of Dreams, won't you join me. We'll keep it so simple...come on let's do it together, let's step into our dreams.

Monday, October 10, 2011


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined!
As you simplify your life
the laws of the universe will be simplier."
Henry David Thoreau

It is time to move beyond inquiring of myself and really gather the answers; what do I imagine of my life, what are my dreams? After 49 years I suppose the time has come to give myself permission to do more then just sort of dream. Part of me consoles another part, "it's a good thing you didn't dream too much or pursue your dreams as how disappointing would things have been, having had quite a few unexpected interruptions." But isn't that life anyway, always drizzled with interruptions? Giving myself permission to 'dream' has brought up the most silly, yet alarming concern; I don't know if I know how to dream, really dream, imagine, I'm not sure I know how or want to invision, dream of something, anything of which then I will pursue through. This quote struck me with such verve. It seems to be a my call to action, my permission slip. And, it is all in keeping it so simple.