Saturday, August 29, 2009

Leaving Terra

Here is my latest work - Leaving Terra



Inspired by my reading of Caroline Myss' book,
Anatomy of the Spirit . Plus,
Tori Amos uses the phrase Leaving Terra in her
song, Scarlet's Walk and I like
the sound / imagery of that.

I'm taking time to study each chakra and trying to
create a piece of work to help me understand,
remove the blocks inhibiting me and grow more fully.

The Root Chakra relates to the Tribe you were born
in to, the basics of life you were / were not taught
and how you relate to all.

I've realized I have a long way to go, but isn't the
journey half the fun?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

I'm a little late to the party....had a very busy hectic
day and thought I would just wait until next week, but our
Wish Goddess Jamie had such a great question, I couln't pass
it up....

What do you wish to acknowledge yourself for?

I just have to say Yea Me because I'm just awesomeness
personified lately....It dawned on me today how much
I've done this year to put my self out there....at the
beginning of this year, I adopted the word "Jump" for my
theme in 2009 and I'm proud of all I've done....

I participated in One World, One Heart; found lots of new
blog friends to chat with; participating in Wishcasting
Wednesday; and have signed up with Jamie to do the Joy Diet
in September....

Plus, I started the South Beach Diet a week ago and have lost
5 lbs already!

YEA ME!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Coming soon.....a new me!

For whatever reason (procrastion probably!), I've always felt
I had to get the physical me together before I could get
down to business with the spiritual me.

During one of my travels in cyber space, I saw where a woman
was doing the South Beach diet and blogging her experience.
I've done the SB diet before and had some success and so I
thought maybe I should do it again...

I'm not looking for a super model type body...I just want to
feel better and look healthy. My long-term goal is 40 lbs.
but, I would be happy with 25-30.

I started last Monday and don't know if I've lost any weight
or not....I don't own a set of scales....for obvious reasons.
But, I will probaly borrow some during this first phase. Just
to give my ego a boost with progress.

I will just post results intermittently...don't want to document
this whole process - I'm sure nobody wants to read my whining
about not getting any chocolate chip cookies.

Maybe, this will be what I need to go on a deeper search to
unveil the new me!

Wish me luck...and willpower!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday


It's that time again and as usual, Jamie has come up with
a thought provoking question: Who is the "you" you wish to be?

I've actually had to think about this all day as that's a
really tough one for me. For the most part, I really like the
me I am....I feel I'm fairly intellegent (most of the time),
I'm a very loving, loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend,
etc. Sometimes I can be funny and entertaining. Plus, I'm
quite sensitive to pains of the world. So, who do I wish to be?

I think I would like for the me that's fierce and brave to step
forward....you know, someone who's not really concerned with
what others think, someone who has the confidence to go out
into the world, unfurl their garishly bright wings and just take
off!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

Doors, windows, hearts, minds.....they're all the same, right??

I love playing on the internet! How did we ever get by before
it came along?? I mean, you can find the best stuff out there
in cyber space....fun, quirky, meaningless junk as well as the
most mind blowing, truly important, thought-provoking works in
the history of everything.

Since I've made the foray into bloglandia, I've met so many
wonderful people from all over the world....I've really opened a
door on possibilities - new friends who are helping me to grow
as a person (whether they realize it or not), new ideas on art
and a willingness to just jump out there into it all.

So my wish for this Wednesday is to keep the door open for all
possibilities - You just never know what or who is going to come
your way!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Open a Window

I've been lazy lately - not wanting to do any type of
creative work - other than piddling in the garden. And
I've come up with all types of excuses - I'm too tired,
I don't have enough time, I don't have any extra money,
I need to shave my legs....really, just anything to stay
out of my work room.

But after reading Jamie's post the other day, I've decided
that for the time being, I may not have enough time
or money, but the least I can do is open a window.

So, here's my first attempt at a Full Moon dreamboard
for August's Full Sturgeon Moon



Celebrating the abundance of my life - my love of nature and
my quest to restore my connection with my spirit, my strength,
beauty and grace.

Also, to play along with Jamie's group of lovely and inspiring
friends, my wish for Wishcasting Wednesday.

I wish to make room in my life for the things that are truly important
to me - not just my family and friends - but also my health
mental & physical) and my art. To stop giving time and energy to
those soul draining thoughts and activities.

Thank you Jamie for your words of encouragement - I think I feel a
breeze blowing in!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I Believe.....

I believe I am a Spiritual Being,
A child of God

I believe God loves me when I'm good
and when I'm not so good

I believe my creativity is a gift from God
and my creations are the threads connecting me
to the Source.

I believe I am connected to this Earth and the
health of our planet affects me physically, mentally
and spiritually

I believe in the freedom to choose: my prophets, my lover,
my thoughts, my food and what socks I'm wearing next Tuesday!

I believe laughter truly is the best medicine

And I believe that Love will always conquer Fear