Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. - Rumi

Monday, December 31, 2012

Hello Sexy

From Elle Magazine

I saw these shoes this fall and fell in love.  I have a shoe thing.  My only suggestion would be to make them kitten heels.  but the colors made me salivate. Then I couldn't find the magazine and was bereft.
Then I found it again.  This is sexy.  The dress I would wear it with?  A silk chemise, simple lines,
classic dress, I will find it and post it. Summer, Spring, not winter but beautiful.
Ahh, eye candy.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lessons learned in 2012

Quan Yin
photographed at Ojai Foundation

People are who they are.
People will do what they are going to do.
I am in charge of myself.
I am in charge of what I put in my mouth.
God always gives you a warning.
Pay attention to the warning.
Pay very close attention to the warning.
Be grateful.
A grateful heart goes along way.
If it isn’t working, it can sometimes not be fixed no matter how much you love it or want itLet it go.
Let go of what does not work in life.
It is okay to cry.  Crying is good, it releases the tension, pain, heartache and anger.
Love.  LoveLove.
 And continue keeping the heart open.
Time does heal all wounds. Cliché but true.
Time is time is time it
does make the pain go away
 and allow for healing to begin, that’s where the love comes into play. Don’t forget to love yourself as much as you
love others
People hurt other people, sometimes consciously,
sometimes unconsciously.
Be mindful.  As much as possible.  It is sometimes easy to let slip words that can change things with other people.
Appreciate the little things.  Have faith.  Have faith that what isn’t working will change.
Laugh.  Find the beauty, find the innocence, find a carefree attitude.  
Let go
Let go and let God.
Take very good care of oneself.  Surround oneself with loving, caring, gentle people.
Make art, make a lot of art
Enjoy the creative process. Getting one’s hands messy can be cathartic.
If I want it, I will work to make it happen.

Take time to let the people I love know I love them.
And remind myself to love myself tooooo.

“I untie my wings and step from the edge, 
away from the future, 
dropping the past 
and I carry the moment. ” .       Casey Haymes

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Staying centered – in the big picture

There are  10 more days to 2012.  10. 10. 10 more days.
Ten more days to this year that has been beautiful and challenging as all hell.  There I said it.
My focus and goal is to stay centered and grateful.

In the big picture  the world has so much going on in it.  I find myself overwrought at the events in connetticut.  We as Americans need to change our policies about weapons and who can have them.
Innocent children should not have fear brought into the safety of their school environments.
My heart goes out to each child that was lost and to each family that lost their baby.  Only time will heal those wounds and some new legislature that will prevent this from ever happening again.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Forgiveness part 2

Mariposa Corazon
center in love and light
Forgiveness is for the person who has had someone or something happen that was painful, tragic, hurtful,
deceptive and or horrible in general.
Forgiveness is not for the person who perpetrated the pain, but for the person who received it.
Sometimes it helps to heal.  I am forgiving myself for putting myself in harms way and not realizing it.
I think we often forget to be kind to ourselves.  To treat our self with love and care, that the genuine love we give to others we should also give our self.

Forgiveness can heal where nothing else can.  It is a resignation to letting go of that which does not serve us. It does not serve me to hold on to past indignities perpetrated on me.  I can forgive myself for letting it happen, I can forgive the person and situation that created it.
Or, or, I can let it run my life and make me miserable, unhappy, and not whole.

Chose life, chose to forgive. Sometimes the spiritual and the physical are more connected than we know.