A Sacred Life

A Sacred Life

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Awakening

Under the blanket of snow, seeds stir, break open.
One warm day, sprouts peeked through the ground, offering us their intention of renewal.
I too awake from winter's slumber...
ready to offer my internal messages,
my gleanings of this deep introspective time.
I bring what was buried inside, out into the world... my offerings.
Why am I here?
I have guessed this is a part of it...
...what brings me joy flows out into the world...
Awakening to the gifts and sharing them.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thoughts become....

We have all heard that we are what we eat... but we are also what we think.
Our thoughts define us.
Where we put our attention is what we draw towards us..
Law of attraction.
"All that we are is a result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think, we become."
We become the light if we choose to focus on the light
and looking towards beauty begets more beauty.
When in fear and doubt,
Look out a different window.
It gives me a different perspective on thinking - that we can change so much in our lives by doing this and I wonder what keeps us from it..
I can change all this by changing my thoughts on it."
Enough thinking on the good stuff will change a belief.
Believing in this change has to accompany the thoughts, otherwise you will be counteracting it.
Can we change our whole perception of the world???
Can we all heal ourselves and others???
Can we create a world of peacefulness and joyfulness and love???
Move in that direction..
Let your thoughts be ones of gratitude.
Thank you for reading my blog.
(and turn off the TV :-)

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Heart Chakra

Inspired by a conversation on color.. green in particular and what went with it.. I played with greens and pinks as these are the colors of the heart chakra. Challenging to limit myself to a few colors but there are 3 shades of green and used a burgandy as another shade of pink.
I've been wanting to do some mandalas that are focused on chakra and this one is for the heart center.. being grounded in love.
Love sets us off into flighty directions at times, making us feel light as if our feet barely touch the ground... but here I am saying that my love.. your* love helps to ground me. Gives me comfort and stability and helps me to keep my heart open and brave. Yes, you* give me courage and confidence to go out and be my Self and try new things.
I love you*.
you* = my hubby :-)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Mid point

We are at the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.. Imbolc.. Candlemas and the groundhog didn't see his shadow- supposedly we will have an early spring... mmmmm.
Tonight is the new moon and a great time to set intentions.
They are to bring my inner Self out into the world more... let the light within shine.. it's a process that I keep working at and little by little I am bringing the me.. the real me.. out into the world via art and teaching and yoga.. and also not to play so small and safe but to open up and take more risks with my art.. my spiritual practice.
Ironically, it's all happening more from inside these days as again weather is keeping us in. But the internet.. definitely ruled by Uranus/Aquarius.. allows it to happen that we CAN share our true selves out into the world.. and to a greater audience... Community.. very Aquarian.
We can "be" with friends and all sorts of people we will never meet in person.. amazing, huh...
It's also a time for me to do some internal spiritual dwelling.. keeping myself clear on what exactly I should be sharing... my heart rather so much in my head..
Winter is a time to go within (nature being our example) and become less active, more receptive. The weather forces us all to slow down.... and so it is.
The art exhibit is in a month and preparation for it is my focus.. Exposure.
and then for tomorrow.. the Chinese new year.. Metal Rabbit.. so much to celebrate.
Here's to new beginnings!