Thursday, 12 April 2012

Spring and New Growth

Now, this is interesting and so very opportune! This image was taken from my facebook page, so sadly, I do not know its' author. I took it from a collection that I have, but I am unable to see the pic I am choosing-just the number, code...So, here is the choice of the day and perhaps of the beginning of this pregnant season. I look at all the plants and trees bursting forth and then I try to imagine the landscapes of the summer-just for fun, not neurosis! What will this spring-summer chapter bring to each one of us and then, to the world? Everything is truly changing, swirling, morphing and the only thing that can still us in all this is choice; choice to be still, silent, unavailable. Choice to disappear on a wooded path that noone else knows about...To be invisible...how delicious! I have taken to a new pattern of behaviour which has been largely caused by the plethora of gadgets and instruments of communication...Sometimes, when I rest in the afternoon, I will wake up around 4 and listen to my immediate environment. When it is absolutely quiet, I will often decide that I wish to keep it that way. I want no " input" of any sort-radio, television, phone, computer, then onto food and drink. Just to give my brave stomach some sustenance for the prolonged night's sustenance, I will eat a banana and have a glass of water...Even my body does not want to deal with clanging of dinner's preparations...Quiet, quiet quiet..." Perchance to dream"! Then, it's on to a mini vision quest where worlds and stories can unfold. I want to be with my imagination, my unconscious, my body and with the natural world outside my window.

So, in conclusion, I will encourage anyone here to look at this giant foot print going in a direction all its own in a universe that is so much bigger and still. You will enjoy it. Your body will have a chance to digest life's events and rest. Dreams, so often put on hold, will race by you or with you. And you, you will have had a life entirely your own and perhaps this is the very first step of creation....

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  1. Just so. Taking a deep breath now....

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  2. That's exactly it, Mike, and look for your footprint nearby!

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  3. Yesterday Julia, I saw a quote by Pema Choldron with a reference to life as being pursued by tigers to hold to a rope tied over a cliff, only to realize in looking down, more tigers were at the bottom, then looking up to see a mouse chewing the rope. Pema published with the brief bit a picture of a strawberries growing wild on the cliff wall and made it an analogy to life and the moment - to cease the strawberry, fully enjoy it, relish it, because there is only the moment that is certain. That freedom gives me wings when I allow myself to get to that place - that "tender" place as Pema puts it, where life lives in vulnerable equisite now. I wish you many many moments to come in the beauty of your writing, your life, your soul and your art - all one in the oneness of our universe, which you so know and cherish. Much love, Kay

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    1. Kay,
      I could write for you and you alone!

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    2. My goal is to learn to enjoy the moment even when the stresses of life and work are tying my stomach in knots. There are times to escape, and times to deal. I am learning to balance and work through hard times with a sense if grace.

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