When I was a little girl, I had a special thinking spot on top of a stored canoe that had a large Rose of Sharon bush growing next to it that I claimed as my own. I have one now, outside my current thinking spot, and I've been contemplating a lot lately. Mostly about how I have used myself in certain situations as a sort of shield to forestall the movement of energy between others that needs to have a clear pathway. I've realized lately that pain is there to wake us up to the reality that something is trying to grow outside of its current container. I'm not as inclined to prevent that growth anymore. I'm not going to use my self as someone else's pain blocker. This is a turn in my own growth cycle...and has been quite revolutionary for me to realize. That, and understanding on a much deeper level that my opinion should only be expressed when invited to do so... tacitly, as in a group situation where open discussion is a part of the framework, or on an individual basis when someone really needs to ask for it. Timing is everything! It isn't my timing to express my opinion about someone else's decisions when I want to...but when asked to.
Spoiled princess on her pillow with a breeze....#dogslife
A bit of wild for my feathered friends... #birds
My first batch of chocolate peanut butter #fatbombs ....surprisingly tasty! I've lost about 5 pounds so far as I embark upon eating a paleo/ketogenic food plan... so so good!!!!
Quiet time alone before I turn in. Reflecting on this week and all the new beginnings that seem to be surrounding me these days. I saw a beautiful quote Life keeps us on a state of not knowing precisely to keep us growing. Much of the suffering we face has the purpose of leading us back to wonder. Hexagram 4, Cafe Au Soul Yes... that captures the energy exactly that I've been feeling and observing in those around me... we aren't meant to know the future... remember when waking up and being excited about the wonder of the dawning day? It was like riding a raft and delighting at what the river wanted to show you as you glide by... relaxed and filled with wonder. Goodnight friends....
Today the angle of the sun gave me a glimpse of #fall....
@patternedgates gave me an idea for a new way to fill some oblong #hoops with some small seed #pearls... thank you!!!!!!
Good #morningglory !!! We are going rock shopping... cool stones for the yard and I saw this guy trailing up my bird feeder. I've been irritated all morning.. and this free gift perked me up. I'm in that frame of being where talking and being talked to is pinging my nervous system. I'll be working alone in my studio to dissipate the tension of creativity that makes my body feel irritated. That's my creativity tell as it relates to doing and over the years I've learned to release it via hammering metal. I've also had design ideas pinging my mind at night as I try and sleep... another tell that I am entering into a strong opportunity to discover something new via my work. #jewelrymaking #artistlife #selfawareness #listentoyourbody