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

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Sweetness of Life -Am I ready?




Am I ready?
The sweetness of life
It doesn't lie in external things
It lies in the beauty of what we do for each other
It lies in the beauty of how we treat each other 
A man making you dinner,
 wrapping you in a blanket when you're cold
A man gifting you with the sweetness of sharing his soul 
Letting you into his heart
The sweetness of life 
Is how we care for each other
Am I ready?
To be in a cocoon of unconditional love, healing, passion, surrender?

"I dwell in possibility" is a quote from Emily Dickinson 

I am living in that world of letting myself be loved, all of me,
in all the ways I can be...open to the joy, ecstasy, heat and mischief that can come from a dance with the divine.  Love, surrender, love, laughter, love, edge of who I am, love, devotion, love, energy, love, acceptance, love, the balance, love, I am complete.

I shine, I glow, I bask in this new space.....the universe is mine...


Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Energy…the transfer of Love




The energy…the transfer

Love is a transferable energy.
When we love, when we care, when we open up to the cosmic vibration of life, we are in tune with a higher power.

It does create positive relationships in our life.
The energy is exchanged between two people.  In an intimate relationship that is what is happening.  It is the most beautiful dance of exchange.  And if it is beautiful, it carries us through our daily challenges in life.
Actually in all of our relationships that is happening.  But we feel it and are most connected to it in our intimate relationships.  Especially those we have a particular connection to.  Our lovers, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, co-workers we care about.  
All of it is a transfer of energy. 




So what kind of energy are you transferring?
Is it love?  Compassion?  Peace?  Joy?  Healing? 
When we put our hands, or bodies close to another's or on another's skin, we are transferring something, a magnetic field. 

Before I start the day I meditate on what the energy going to be that I transfer to those around me.
It comes down to wanting to be a benefical presence on the planet.  
Can I do that?

Can I walk my talk?  
What was I born with?
What is my way of transferring energy?


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Rumi.....The love




The love...

Love is this concept that I am constantly wondering about.

Rumi said it best when he said "Let the beauty we love be what we do, there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."

So in dissecting these words. In thinking about what did he mean to kneel and kiss the ground?
He wrote hundreds of years ago.  How can this be pertinent to now.  To the now of life?

Well, the words "let the beauty we love be what we do"....
what does the beauty we love mean?  My interpretation is that we do things in life that we enjoy. What ever those things are.  If we love poetry, working out, doing yoga, eating healthy, being with friends, that our work or mission in life is something that we derive immense please from.
the beauty we love...the things that bring us great joy....the people that bring us great joy.  If one finds and connects to this source things flow more smoothly.
Today in Trader Joe's this woman came up to me and asked me if I believed in Jesus.....
I was surprised and not surprised that she asked me.  In my inquisitiveness I just threw it back and asked why was she asking me that...she was an elderly white woman...maybe with some mental disease.   I didn't want to hurt her spirit or the love that was in her soul.  The caregiver came over and said for her not to talk to people..apologized and I said it was okay.   The beauty was that I didn't want to hurt her by being mean or dismissive.  It was her connection to the world, to the source of life and it didn't matter whether I believed in Jesus or not.   She came back to me later and asked why I told her caregiver to tell me not to talk to her.  I looked at this woman's sweet face and said, she cares about you and just wants to protect you.  She asked me again "did I believe in jesus" and I said I believe in God.   It was magic.  The beauty was me not wanting to hurt a soul in the world that was scattered and reaching out.
"There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."

And this portion of the quote.....everyday in many ways, we can be kind, humble and loving.  Everyday we can chose to be beneficial, open, honoring of the spirit and love that is within each of us.  I kiss the ground when I send out love to everyone I care about and that orbits around me.  I kiss the ground in reverence when I realize that I am choosing to be happy.  Even when there are things and situations that baffle me.  I kneel and kiss the ground when I realize and acknowledge the beauty of the little things around me.  I kiss the ground with gratitude when I acknowledge that we are all doing our best.  I kneel and kiss the ground when I am not afraid to step into my power.  I kneel and kiss the ground when I sit at the feet of the ocean and watch as the waves come in and crash on the shore, knowing that is where I grew up.
When I realize my frailty as a human woman walking on this planet doing my best and sometimes falling down.  I kiss the ground when I write these words, not knowing if and who will read them.  

Who opens up your soul?  
Who/what makes you feel the beauty of the world?  
How many ways can you find to kneel and kiss the ground?


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Eshgham

My love,
the words my love,
mi amour,
corazon,

the language doesn't matter,
it is the word.
the word in Farsi is delicious.
And getting to whisper it and hear back Azziam.
priceless.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Invoking the Goddess****

5/2017



On Saturday night, I had the great fortune to see Deva Premal & Miten with Manoose.
It was etherial.  She introduced me to a new mantra...Om Tare Tuttare.  Which is an ode to the Goddess Tara.  And wow!!!!
It was an evening of chanting.  It was an evening of uplifting my soul.  This was what I have waited for since 2014.   And especially with all of life's challenges this year, I needed re-centering. And I got it.  
The evening is a great story, I arrived early and was directed to the front of the seats, smack in front.  I knew I had gotten a seat where I could see and no one would block me.  Lo and behold my seat was in the balcony, but I was right there when they came on stage.  The blast of energy was delicious. Then this couple came and we checked tickets and realized I was in the wrong place.  But it was all good and the way it was meant to go down.  And I glowed and flowed.  
And then I wrote the words that are below...they just burst from me....and the photos are from my beach meditation today.



5/2017
Healing, love, love you

Invoking the Goddess
Within each woman lives the divine light of life
As we each take or deny our power a magic is released
Each a different signature 
But a signature for sure,
Of life,
Light,
Love,
Joy
Compassion
Wisdom
And wildness
We are divine beings in a physical form 
I am going to do everything I can
For everybody that I can
That is the karma 
I accept the responsibility 
As I accept the choices I make.
5/2017

5/2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I feel you…






I feel you…
I feel the heat of your body,
of your kundalini energy rising. 
As we connect and go deeper in trust and connecting, 
I feel you,
I feel your soul, 
as I let you in,
As you let me in…
I feel the dance of yin and yang
Male and female, old as time
I feel you releasing your life energy with mine.



and I am happy.  

Hafiz

Sunday, May 21, 2017

My Top Five ---

My top five ---

My top fives…I haven’t thought about this in a long time.  Maybe I did this a few years ago.  (I looked, I didn't.  But remember a movie Chris Rock did, think called Top Five? Not sure, but here goes....

Number one:    Deva Premal and Miten.  I love this music.  These singers lift my heart and soul up so high I can withstand all the shit that I deal with on the physical plane.  The Gayatri Mantra, the Moola Mantra, Gate Gate. The list can go on.  This music got me through so many challenges.  I play it at night when I awake and have stuff on my mind.  It puts me back to sleep.

Number two:  Love.  Love gets me through.  Remembering that I am love and that I need search no further than myself to feel love.  Also that if I remember to be true to myself it is all going to work out.  That love is always the answer.  Even when it doesn’t look like it and especially when it doesn’t look like it.  I try to start my day with love on the brain.  By realizing that everyone has a basic need to be loved. And especially people that hurt me or others really need to be sent healing love.  And to do that means to take a high road.  The high road of love. 

Number three:  Protein shakes.  I love and live on protein shakes.
Chocolate and peanut butter and almond milk and bananas.  Green shakes are just as good.  I love and have an affinity for these.  I am on the move.  As a teacher I am not able to sit and have a meal where I am comfortable like at home.  I am constantly moving, so a shake goes down, gives me the protein my body needs and I am good to go.

Number four:  Shopping on the internet.  I love putting things in a shopping cart.   I love shopping for dresses with the backs out.  I love back out dresses.  Especially knit ones, and I have learned that I am a medium.  Otherwise I swim in the dresses.  So yeah, love shopping my favorite sites are Revolve and Shopbop.  Especially when they have a sale.  So I am constantly watching.  I love Beyond yoga for sweatshirt like coverings….and they are not cheap.  I am always trying to get a coupon for a discount off.

Number five:  Birkenstocks.  I love Birkenstocks.  I own five pairs that I rotate during the summer.  Pink, orange, black, silver and rose gold.  They are good for my feet, comfortable, kinda hippy, cool and I have actually worn them since college.  My first pair of Madrid’s were cherry red bright, happy looking.  I loved them.  Maybe they are a symbol of the freedom,  I was free from the shackles of the drama of my family when I left home and went away to college, I have not looked back.

 I am happiest in my Birkies.  I need a blue pair tho….

These sorts of lists are a humorous reminder...of being present, thinking about our life, me thinking about my life and really being in the moment.

What is your Top Five?

I Aspire to Give, to be a Giver


At the beginning of the day.
While I am driving to work.
When I stop and think about my 
contributions to the world,
these are the words that I aspire to.
To be a giver.
To give and not worry about receiving.
To let the universe take care of me
and know that I am good.  
That by virtue of remembering these thoughts
I am good.

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