dancing in the still point on the spiral journey of life

Illumination

#64shadesofcrayons

Some days are dark and depressing. The news is difficult to digest. Like many of my friends, I’ve been struggling with it all. Then, one day I happened upon a marvelous quote.   Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a…

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Reflections on Curiosity

Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. ~ Meg Rosoff   My words are mirrors of…

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Becoming Spiritually Intelligent

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. M. Scott Peck   Sometimes life is marvelous and magical.   Sometimes life is hard.    Sometimes life is heartbreakingly beautiful and poignant.   There are infinite circumstances and reactions.   What do you do when you…

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What is the heart of the matter?

    The knowledge of the past stays with us.  To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and the fears, the clingings and the disappointments of the past that bind our spirits.  ~Jack Kornfield   You are the center from which your life flows in ever changing cycles.   Where…

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Hush Now

  My mind was spinning.   I started a collage and went outside to apply fixative because it’s so toxic.   I returned indoors to get my camera.   I finished the collage and the message arrived:   Only in silence is it possible to dream.    

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A Joyful Existence

Change occurs drop by drop, by doing small, repetitive activities.  If you want to infuse your life with joy, then you’ll need to take it one appealing step at a time.   My daughters tease me when I crack myself up with some stupid joke.  Well, this time I’ve inspired myself!  Thanks to the encouragement from…

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Self-compassion Grows by Practicing Self-care

  I love the moon and her spiral cycles!  What’s almost inconceivable to me is that, “It’s the same moon!”  For as long as human beings have been on the planet, we have all watched the same moon! It’s ever changing and always beautiful.  Do you take time out occasionally to look up at the…

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