Violin Practice

I thought it might be a good idea to practice my violin today.  Just kidding :-)  I wish I could play this instrument, but maybe in my next life … hehehe!

For all of my American friends and family, have a safe, playful and joyful Independence Day. Fly our flag proudly. Namaste’

07.03.15ViolinPractice

Turning Up the Heat

I have no idea what these flowers are because (as I told you before) I am not a botanist. Ha! Isn’t that the truth! I have only one living plant in my whole house … a pothos vine (very hearty, but I do talk to it and thank it for being in my life).

With that said, I believe plants and flowers to be nature’s gifts to all of us. And I seem to be noticing their growth more than usual. Is it the hot weather? Or am I becoming more conscious of growth in general? Nature HAS turned up the heat lately, even here in the Northwest. But I’m also noticing a “newness” about human beings as well. Encounters with most people these days seem to be more patient, kind and compassionate. Maybe it’s because I’ve given myself a permission slip to embrace the interactions I have with others, even the ones that aren’t quite what I’d like them to be. It’s OK. It’s all OK. Each is on her/his own journey and yet I know we are all connected. Namaste’

06.28.15

Something Different Today

I just discovered this site … Plane Finder … and it blew my mind as to the number of planes in the air. Check it out: http://planefinder.net/  Click on any of the planes and you can see what the airline is and more.  Namaste’

P.S. This is my 636th post. I’m still going for 1,000 :-)

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THE POWER IN AFFIRMING “I AM”

Reggie:

I love this and am beginning to really understand the power of these words, I AM.

Originally posted on Follow your Bliss:

“I AM” is a powerful statement.  It’s a declaration that can empower you to create the circumstance you want.  Throughout life I’ve been through a conditioning process that’s created a mind-set of overflowing with I’m NOT… But soon I realized how powerful my words and thoughts were and to overcome this mentality I had to trust my inner world of spirit.

The words I AM, which we use daily to define who we are and what we are capable of, are a holy expression we have to remember to make our very first consideration the honoring of our Divine spirit.  Teach your outer self to accept the unlimited power of your inner spirit and the things you place in your imagination can become true to you.  Affirmations are positive statements intended to create a desired result.  They are tools that you can use to eliminate self-limiting beliefs, to empower yourself…

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Staying Balanced

I just got back from the most wonderful trip to see my grandson graduate from high school. We are all so proud of the fine young man that he is. And even though he’s now out of school, has a job, and is over six feet tall, he’s still my “Blakester.” And he still calls me Grammy. :-)

On another note, I learned that a very dear friend of mine has breast cancer and I am heartbroken.  We met when I lost my brother and I joined a grief support group sponsored by the hospice he was in. She and four others in the group had lost their spouses, so the six of us shared a common bond of grief and loss. That was almost five years ago and we have stayed fast friends ever since. We all helped each other learn new coping skills through our willingness to open up about our pain.

This news hit me rather hard. I don’t want to lose my dear friend and confidante. We can talk about anything and she is the kind of person that tells it like it is, yet she tempers it with love and respect.

It’s hard sometimes to stay balanced between the highs and lows of this duality we call life. I will try my best to focus on the positive of this experience and show my friend that she is not alone in this part of her journey. She’s a scrapper so I’m visualizing her being healthy again and beating the hell out of the big “C.”

Today’s image is one that I did for the #pixlr contest called Fan Art. The pink Cadillac image is part of a mural that I found in a little diner in Creswell, OR. And of course, who doesn’t know Marilyn Monroe?

Namaste’

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