Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturn's return

As I was writing this morning, it dawned on my how some recent events have been something that have come around.. more like a spiral, but here it is again.
Saturn return most likely has something to do with it.
Saturn returns to it's birthpoint about 29 years and it most likely is around that time that I was teaching a young child art in her home. We made all sorts of things, dolls, painting, etc. and now today I will be teaching her daughters.
Yesterday, I bought 2 boxes of beads and findings from someone and about 29 years ago, I bought all of Rye Art's beads and findings. Ha.. wonder what else the circle of life has to show me with this.
It's life's big mandala.. here I am in the center watching the world go round and round, stopping at interesting places, some which are familiar and some brand new.
All of it exciting though.
This passage, I feel more prepared though, or maybe just more confident, adjusted to life's surprises.
I'm more aware of stuff like this.
More aware of life's messages in the small details of life.
I'm grateful.
I'm more open.
I feel more love.
When we pay attention to these cycles, they can teach us something important.. We've been here before, and now we get a chance to do it again.. maybe this time with more awareness and better prepared and with more love in our hearts.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Virgo rising and what's around the corner.. an opening

VIRGO [Aug 23 - Sep 22]
With your ruler Mercury moving forward again life will feel to have a way of sorting itself out. Everything that was turned upside down can stand right side up which includes certain setbacks in some key connections where some strong and consistent communication became necessary to ensure you were on the same page. What stands out the most this week is the movement of planets into Aries in your house of the Soul. This will deepen your desire to stay true to course which involves making choices that support your natural path. On Monday, March 25, Mars, the planet of desire, will align effortlessly with Jupiter, the planet of prosperity and opportunity in your house of career. A key door is soon to open, one that will lead you further down the yellow brick road.
A breakthrough that brings a rush of excitement and relief is days away!                                                                                           

Virgo as rising sign.. liking this :-)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Putting back the pieces

I haven't blogged in a very long time.  Because of some glitchy stuff with computers, I ended up with too many blogs as well... but I hold on to them anyway.  This blog was about keeping some sort of balance.. between work and play or just with emotions.  How does one maintain the steady peaceful calm when circumstances throw one around... up and down on an emotional roller coaster!
I know we shouldn't let outside circumstance, other people's behavior and all that stuff play us.. but they do. We forget.  We work harder to switch from grumpy, moody, weepy negativity to being ok again.
We are lucky when it happens easily, quickly.. and then there are those times when we just get hammered!
Like lately.. one thing after another and added to it was political tensions around, toilets overflowing, power outages, lose of money from canceled classes, deaths, lack of "free" time and on and on and then the straw.. yup that straw.. broken pottery.
Turn it around.
I learned that Native American weavers purposely put in a flaw into their work.. this is where spirit comes in.
And thus was born the spirit bowl.  Upcycled bowls, a reminder that there is no perfection, that we can see endless possibilities, that we can pick ourselves up and get back on track, rethink the situation.
Today, this spirit bowl sold.  It is filled with gems, a hawk feather and hope.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I am amazed at how quickly and often I can be thrown off balance. My answer to this recurring observation is to bring my attention back to yoga. Two new books arrived yesterday, bringing my awareness to this lack... and so we begin again.

There is always time to begin again, bring us back to beginner's mind.

It is with everything that needs this attention. Back to my whole way of being.. balancing the time I give to work, which has been over tipping here, with time for art and play. The balance I give between the giving and time for renewal of self.

Is my left balanced with my right.. a question I will continue to ask myself through out the day and weeks ahead.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Completing the circle


The power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round…the sky is round, and…the earth is round like a ball, and so are the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same, and both are round. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.- Black Elk

Winding down with the cycle of the moon. Time to rest. I did so much cleaning and reorganizing and my eyes show proof of it! Puffy, swollen but worth the effort. I smile every time I look into the room.

This will help me to move into a new phase. I've been making more cards and will continue with them until I have enough to present them.

I have the painting to work on as well. Loose ends. Finish up some stuff and then prepare for some newness... I feel good. Our home feels good.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Surrounded by love

Notice how you can get through just about anything as long as you are surrounded by love. Life comes at us hard at times.. and I wonder how I would have coped if I did not have the support that love provides. For this I am deeply grateful. Maybe this is it.. this is what it's all about. Our life's lesson. If I dwell in this pool of love, the ripples that expand outwards may touch others.. and through enough rippling effects we can help create greater change. sending you love.....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Your love brings me here

Your Love Lights me up.
This past year has been a long lesson on attitude and thought shifting.
"The Universe is energy that responds to expectation." This quote from Cherly Janecky.
What do I expect from life and what am I willing to do to receive it..
believe in it.
Act as if it's a done deal!
Expect it.
Expect miracles.
Eliminate all doubts.
But most importantly, stay tuned into love..
herein lies the magic
and the miracles
of life.
Having love surround me brings me into a space that equals nothing else.
Not money nor time can bring the me to a space of bliss as love does,
sharing love, giving love
being love.