A Sacred Life

A Sacred Life

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What's Sacred?

Everything has it's purpose. One thing no more important than another. Everything has it's role to maintain balance and harmony in life. Why do we choose to not remember this? Why do we forget....................................... (ego).
I am mostly in awe as I walk with my camera. The slightest thing that catches my eye, can have profound meaning as I allow it's "purpose" to sink in. Purpose may be unknown to us. Do we need to know the purpose to EVERYTHING even though we'd like to.... Just knowing there must be or why on earth would it be here. (Talking nature here, not stuff that is man-made.)
Most often, we would swat at a fly or creep out at the sight of a slug, but take a good look. A close-up look to see it's actual beauty. Delicate patterns, shimmery surface...
and then there is the abundance of what life provides for us. In all stages, there is beauty.
Beauty at birth, the journey along the way and then the beauty in the end stages. There is where wisdom is held and to me wisdom is beautiful. What has your life's journey taught you? What gifts has it given you and what have you given back?
In the end, we all have played a part, however insignificant you may think it was... maybe giving birth or the giving of your love was all that was needed and that is true abundance.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Thanks Frank :-)






Look at the stars...
I love watching sunflowers grow and taking photos of them - close ups - and especially against a blue sky! My brother plants them every year in my mom's yard... "master gardener" he is.
He plants tomatoes, and other goodies and takes care of three fig trees.
The fig tree came from my grandfather which came from Sicily. My grandfather buried his tree every year as it got cold... We wrap ours. Not an easy task.
Each year Frank pots up the shoots that come off of it and now a piece of that tree is scattered around to neighbors and friends.
I love watching the bees on the sunflowers, gathering pollen all over them.
I love the intricate patterns of the flower and how they change, spiraling out and eventually creating seeds.
Nature's beautiful and amazing flower mandala!
I took one to class so the kids could paint them this week.
It gave them a chance to take a look, a good close look... something I was inspired to do from Georgia O'Keefe's flower paintings.
I had forgotten about the recent pictures I'd taken.. there are more sunflowers throughout the blogs. Barb's sunflower doodle at mandala oasis reminded me of them... thanks Barb :-)
and thanks Frank for planting them......

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kucho

So close to the edge!
Kucho was our guide at Machu Picchu. He is the "caretaker" of this magical place and I highly recommend having him or someone like him to take you through this place because it just heightens the whole experience. I found this:
Kucho (Juan de Dios Garcia)
Kucho is the principal shaman of Machu Picchu. As a young man he came to Machu Picchu to work as part of the rescue team. While working in the Sanctuary he was called by the spirit of Machu Picchu to train and work as a shaman. His calling took the form of a seven-day period of experiences that completely changed his life. Shortly after his calling, he worked with a Maestro and was later given the great responsibility as the principal shaman of Machu Picchu. Kucho is a powerful shaman, healer and expert in the mysteries of Machu Picchu.

Feeling so incredibly blessed by the whole experience.

Thanks Kucho!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

How do things change?

video

one person at a time........... http://www.girleffect.org/#/splash/

this is the first time I'm putting a video here and it's a good one. hope it works :-)

yeah! I did it!