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Rising Soul! I taped the sunrise for a SoulPlay Camp morning reverie!

Rising Soul! I taped the sunrise for a SoulPlay Camp morning reverie!

Namaste Beautiful Expressions of Love’s Evolution!
I greet you in the name of Love and yes expressed as well as in the allowance of fear and voices suppressed. For truly we are all of that and more, in any given moment … My June moments have been a swirl of allowing yes to flow and facing many blocked places within still saying no … embracing all of it with a commitment to know, deeply know, the Love that I am. I Am that I Am.

I am currently back East at my friend’s beach house on the NJ island of Brigantine. I have had some good moments of healing here … painting my ‘shell fish’ as I did last summer … I love how these broken pieces of shell each have their own stories to tell. Like each of us, of course!

My celebration of the pieces ~ shell fish!

My celebration of the pieces ~ shell fish!

My own sense of broken pieces mostly stems from the deep grief I have been feeling and healing due to shifting relationships in my life. Back home, I have 3 elderly parents who have all been having severe health challenges ~ it is not the dying that is hardest, it is the daily dying of abilities and freedoms. Aging can be one of life’s greatest struggles. While much of it is simply nature taking its course, we don’t, in general, flow with ease and grace ~ we deny, we fight, we cry. As I help my parents in the ways that I can, I further embrace my own aging process including my ongoing dance with the scales and loving a bigger version of this body temple. And in the midst of all of this, my deepest grief is in the parent dance … what feels like on multiple levels, a sort of unwanted divorce from my beloved son, Jeremiah. It is, of course, my whole way of being in the world and nothing more than him growing up and needing me less and less. He is blessedly attending 3 different band camps this summer where my job is to get him there and back home after attending & applauding the end of camp concerts ~ no daily prayers or check ins like I am so used to. Our annual sojourn East for Jeremiah to be with his dad and grandparents is also in a major transition this year. After last summer, I vowed not to stay at his dad’s house again this year so they are on their own. I am East as a sort of backup though it now feels silly for me to be here. This coming week we will do a short family trip to DC and some 4th fireworks and then I will again leave them be and travel for some SoulPlay play dates!

My June play date playmates for SoulPlay Camp ~ airs 8/9-8/29!

My June play date playmates for SoulPlay Camp ~ airs 8/9-8/29!

Yes, I am engaging in my own great adventure this summer with SoulPlay and you are invited and encouraged to come along! Following a long time calling, I am producing the SoulPlay TeleSummer Camp which airs online August 9-29. I have been having these super fun play dates with some amazing playmates who are sharing their gifts with me and with us for the camp. Check out the SoulPlay Camp and sign up now!

This free, innovative, integrative experience airs 8/9-8/29!

This free, innovative, integrative experience airs 8/9-8/29!

So as I continue to navigate family & aging and co-create staging SoulPlay Camp, Creative Spirit Families, Leaping Literacy Library, Laurie’s Stories & New Thought Families (whew!), I reflect on the top 10 transformational tools that seem to be at work and play. Here they are with a few more recent life highlights sprinkled in as examples.
Top Ten Transformational Tools
LOVE is THE tool that is at the root of each of the 10 ~ the one that brings all of us through any and every transition, large or small.
1. Aware ~ Truth Telling to Transform
I have watched various stages of denial in myself and in my parents that acts as a block to the shifting energies of what is. Being acutely aware of what is, is  a foundational, transformational step to change.
2. Accept ~ In the embrace of acceptance, Love lives.
Being able to accept is a crucial gateway to the flow of Love; when we judge or condemn ourselves or others as wrong, or ‘shouldn’t be’, we are blocking the Love & grace available to us in any transformation. One of the hardest for me, is accepting the way my body is different now in how it burns and stores energy. When I embrace all of me with Love, it is easier to lose weight ~ on more than 1 level!
3. Allow ~ To deeply accept is to fully allow all that is and isn’t!
Even though I have been aware and accepting of the grief I have been feeling in the middle of the celebration of Jeremiah’s growing up, I only recently fully allowed myself to feel the depth of that pain without judgment and am slowly, subsequently awakening into new levels of freedom.
4. Surrender ~ To fully allow is to completely surrender!
As I have seen with myself, and with each of my parents, each time there is a full surrender into what is, there is a new expanse of peace available. Surrendering is often not our go to response but it is the one that can actually buoy us with strength and peace. As I often affirm, “It is not I but the Spirit within me that doeth the work.”
5. Gratitude ~ Always the most transformative tool we have!
We all know the importance of gratitude for a happier life, right? Using gratitude will always make ourselves and others feel better but get this, you don’t have to feel gratitude for the changes before you’re ready to! Using gratitude in the middle of transformation does not mean that you have to give thanks for the very things you are feeling pain about ~ though you can utter thanks in faith ~ like ‘I know that somehow this is for my highest good’. Irrespective of that faith filled thanks, use an attitude of gratitude to keep you and others lifted by all the things that ARE so good and still right. There truly is always so many things to be grateful for that as you focus on them, you will feel infinitely happier and more empowered. Start with your breath or the sky!

Simple ways to play ~ we can co-create Peace, Love & Joy every day!
6. Generosity ~ Any act of kindness or giving will lift your Spirits and that of others ~ every time!
The other day, I experienced immense joy through a simple act of giving what I had to give in the moment. I was on a train and the 2 little boys across from me were getting bored so I offered them my colored pens and notebook. The way they instantly settled into their creative, quiet selves brought me and others like their parents great joy and peace! Just a simple act. There are infinite ways we can help others and this takes us out of our own self focus and pain to rise up into more of the true nature of Love we are created to be.
7. Curiosity ~ When faced with change, see it as a teacher and ask questions!
Curiosity is our innate gift for embracing change! It is how we grow. Ask questions. Reach out and reach in to explore what is there and more and more of the gifts of the situation will be revealed. As I do my mother dance, I discover more layers of all aspects of my being including the calls to other relationships and community.
8. Intuition ~ Another of our all time, anytime, every time greatest gifts!
Our intuition is our internal GPS that we never have to second guess. This God Positioning System is always available to us! While it is preferable to hone your listening and flowing abilities in the best of times; it is often the worst of times that get us to tune in. Whether or not you are lost, ask your GPS for guidance! As you listen, if the voice you hear is at all critical rather than encouraging, know that is an inner critic putting up roadblocks, just keep affirming and attuning to your divine design intuition and it will come to fruition!
9. Courage ~ The transformations of the human journey often require courage!
As you face what is before you, name and claim the courage required to move forward. Often, the simple act of facing the fear will produce all the courage you need. It has taken courage for me to publically admit the deep grief I feel in my boy growing up and our relationship shifting and yet as I do, the power of the fear dissipates ~ thank you courage!
10. Action ~ Every change or transformation requires the prayer to move our feet!
More often than not, the actions most needed and doable are the small, consistent steps. Just as the headlights on the car only illuminate what is right up ahead rather than the whole journey, we move forward step by small step. It is the only way, I am able to produce SoulPlay!

Breathe deep and give thanks!

Breathe deep and give thanks!

And so it is that I bring this post and this month full circle here in blog land … still in the messy middle of merging all the parts of me and my work, embracing this moment & this day with SoulPlay! Sign up for the online Camp below by becoming a Free Leaping Literacy Library Maverick Member, keep fine tuned here and on the sites for more SoulPlay playmates and updates and also know that we continue to play & pray with you every day at New Thought Families.

I wish you all things Love for whatever transformations you are undergoing. May you be blessed by yes expressed. Namaste, Love!
SoulPlay TeleSummer Camp Ag 9-29, 2014

Namaste this Mindful Monday Matters Moment turned Transformational Tuesday! I greet you in the Spirit of truth and transformation! What is growing and changing for you this month, this week, this moment?! Are you changing with ease and grace or morphing as you kick and scream?! Are you dreaming, scheming and believing?

 If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities. ~ Maya Angelou

Since I was here last month, I have been trusting the power of truth & transformation ~ our original, musical play cumulated, Jeremiah promoted from the 8th grade, we travelled to attend my nephew’s college graduation, we hosted a Family Prayer Flag PlayShop, and we birthed our latest baby, the SoulPlay TeleSummer Camp; scheduled for 21 Transformational Days this August, we are in full swing pre-production booking more than 30 Artists, Musicians, Healers, Teachers & Soul Reachers to serve as virtual Camp counselors, facilitators & co-creators!

Our original, musical play, "Rainbow Forest"

Our original, musical play, “Rainbow Forest”

Jeremiah with his 1st grade teacher!

Jeremiah with his 1st grade teacher!

Family Prayer Flags PlayShop

Family Prayer Flags PlayShop

 

 

SoulPlay TeleSummer Camp Ag 9-29, 2014

Airs Online August 9 ~ 29, 2014

In the transformation process, sometimes there is new growth ~ like a tadpole sprouting legs to become a frog and a boy sprouting hair as he becomes a man. Sometimes there is total breakdown, like the caterpillar turning to mush before transforming into a butterfly. Did you know that once the butterfly sprouts wings and is ready to break free from the chrysalis, there is a length of struggling time whereby the ‘breaking out’ time strengthens the butterfly and allows for the excess water in its body to dissipate. You may have heard stories of someone trying to help a butterfly end their struggling by snipping them out of the chrysalis. This results in the inability of the butterfly to take flight and thereby a quickened death. In nature’s divine order purpose, there is great purpose in the butterfly’s struggle. And I suspect, in ours as well. In all of our growth spurts and transformations, there is likely to be struggle, growing pains, and even some dying out of old patterns or relationships. In our human transformations, we are likely to ebb and flow with the resistance and struggle and the surging, birthing & rising to shine. I do believe for us humans, myself at least, my own resistance to the flow of sweet Spirit makes for way more struggle than necessary!

It has taken a lot of melt down within me to merge my work of Laurie’s Stories, Leaping Literacy Library & New Thought Families. The development of the 501C3 non-profit umbrella, Creative Spirit Families for all of it is an ongoing learning and allowing curve. Even though doubt still constantly raises its ugly head, I see, know, and affirm that I am Spirit led. So I continue to allow vision to pull …

Pain pushes until vision pulls.
~ Rev Michael Beckwith

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We have 170 Videos & 130 Songs in our Leaping Literacy Library’s New Thought Families Branch!

I continue to practice surrender and Spirit alignment. The SoulPlay camp has been calling for awhile and I am finally, fully stepping in as authentically as possible. I am issuing invitations to lots of Yes Expressed Guests to provide our Spirit Centered Staff for this online extravaganza which will be free to you and yours in August! Some beautiful, powerful BEings have said yes, and some no, and some have said nothing at all. But I keep suspending doubt, aligning with my truth and trusting that in what is true for me, lie the seeds of creativity, divinity, and infinity which is the cornerstone of the SoulPlay camp ~ mm mm good! All of this is in tandem of my ongoing consolidation & transformation of New Thought Families, Laurie’s Stories & the Leaping Literacy Library and Creative Spirit Families. They are slowly, magically, mystically, methodically merging…

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As always we have plenty of content to browse through without signing up for your free Library card & downloads. Our New Thought Families daily Play & Pray Calendar has playful invitations to tell the truth and to transform ~ play & pray with us every day!

As for this blog, it is still in a bit of transformation too! After the 3 year anniversary in February marking 3 years of consistent weekly posts, I made it twice in March and twice in April and only once in May! I vow to make it back here at least one more time in June with our Top Ten Transformational Tools ~ woo hoo! Meanwhile, much Love to you; no matter what you are going through, may you allow the flow you know as truth to transform you and take you anywhere you want to go! Happy trails, Love. Namaste!

Quit or commit. Choose it or lose it.

Quit or commit. Choose it or lose it.

Namaste & Happy Mindful Monday Spirit Travelers & Creatives!

Unbelievably, it has been nearly a month since I’ve been here! How have you been? Mindfully, joyfully co-creating your good?! I started several May posts here including on Mother’s Day where I ended up honoring my mother on FaceBook instead ~ Thank you Mama for growing us up singing! In general, I have been swept up in life’s flow making my priorities those of supporting others as well as myself and the little time left for business has been spent mostly in the birthing of vision into structure still forthcoming! There are some new songs shared below and you will be seeing some big, integrative changes in the coming weeks and months for New Thought Families & Laurie’s Stories under the umbrella of Creative Spirit Families. There is always a song to sing! Here’s a picture found on today’s Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families. Our invitation today is to sing your own song ~ whatever wants to flow! Airport MessageQuit or commit. Choose it or lose it. I had to give this ultimatum last week to a group of kids I am working with in an after school creative theatre project. We spent all of April crafting a play that we will perform at the end of May. There were multiple factors that impacted some of the kids ability to commit to actually learning the parts they helped create and showing up regularly to rehearse. Hence, the ultimatum. When several of them did in fact quit, I went to Spirit ~ the ultimate coordinator, co-creator & trouble shooter. Luckily for us, Spirit remains ever in place for us ready to respond no matter what we choose or how many times we quit! I was in the middle of another play last week ~ Jeremiah’s Jr High Drama Club production, Dorothy In Wonderland, which combines Wizard Of Oz and Alice In Wonderland. Jeremiah played the great & powerful Oz and the funny, quirky Mad Hatter. He was awesome in both roles and all the students really stepped up and did a great job. I was the parent volunteer who took it upon myself to take on some jobs I thought necessary ~ like costumes ~ which turned into lots of hours. The high school interns were in charge of the play and in my estimation were unable to give it the time and attention it needed and deserved. The intern in charge of the play saw it completely differently and chose to berate me and my efforts quite harshly via messaging at the end of my 14 hour day at the school. I was amazed at how people can see the same situation so differently! And I am still untangling my mind from her judgments and accusations whilst giving thanks for her as my teacher … showing me the above realization and also illuminating where my growing edge is in terms of living my truth unaffected by the accusations of another. Still, I am celebrating the project and the day whereby we had 4 performances that included hundreds of younger school children in the audiences. I was also able to get replacements for the other, original play, handing the paperwork to the parents face to face ~ always good! In both of these cases I chose to commit and re-commit and submit my time even though it was considerably more than what I signed up for. I also am poised to choose differently in the future! I was faced head on with what joy & Love stealers judgment and expectation can be and reminded up close and personal that re-committing moment by moment to the present as gift can and will restore Love & joy every time!

Mad Hatter Jeremiah in his after play celebration yesness! ~ An affirmation of my own yesness blessed!

Mad Hatter Jeremiah in his after play celebration yesness! ~ An affirmation of my own yesness blessed!

 

Growing and flowing! We are co-creators of our lives; this knowing will keep us flowing and growing! I wrote a musical score for the original play to be performed next week ~ Jeremiah helped a bit which was great. Just for fun, you can hear those songs on the New Songs page! There is another powerful song there I just wrote for the ‘Overground Railroad’ ~ there is a bit of information there on the page and a whole lot more forthcoming! In short, ‘Rail Of Liberation’ is a song for freedom. We are all singing the song of freedom ~ or we wish to be.

The truth is, there is great freedom when we commit and when we quit … it depends on the situation. If we choose it, we commit. If we lose it, we quit. But we will choose something else. Always. And as previously noted, our Creator never quits on us, just patiently waits for us to choose ~ free will ~ to choose and commit … and re-commit … and re-commit … for as long as we choose.

Thanks for choosing this mindful moment here and now … if you choose another, visit our New Songs Page or the Calendar. Whatever you are committing to this day, this life, may you continue to know & grow the flow of Love and Joy. Namaste Love!

Infinity Of Divinity!

Happy Earth Day to all my relations ~ those of you here and now ~ at any mindful moment as well as all the winged ones, crawling ones, sprouted and rooted ones … oh what an infinity of divinity lives in our earthly family! Our Creator blessed us with an amazing expanse of divinity on this earthly home … when you think of the grains of sand, flower petals, feathers, rocks, drops of dew … truly an infinity of divinity for me and you!

For any who are inclined to have a celebration meditation song for our sacred mother, here’s our Earth Mama song in You Tube video:

With Earth Day coming in the afterglow of Easter and the ending of Passover this year, the Spirit of miracles, resurrection and renewal is richly rooted in our souls. Our sacred mama is all about resurrection, renewal, and miracles every season, every day. This is the 4th April, I have been graced with the amazing blooming face of the pink dogwood out both my downstairs & upstairs windows ~ it kisses me awake each morning from my bed and keeps me in glowing good company next to me through the window by my computer. I found myself impatient again this year wondering if the buds and early blooms had enough water rooted in them to reach full spectacular splendor ~  they did. It reminds me to trust that each of us have it too … the seed of our greatness lives in us ~ always.
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The abundant beauty & diversity of our planet home is indeed full expression of the infinity of divinity … from the red rock deserts to the rolling seas … to the sprinkles of nature living amongst humanity … oh mama earth, we celebrate you!RedRockToSea copy

IMG_0314In the mindful honoring of our mother, I must put in a note of green actions … in our New Thought Families branch of the Leaping Literacy Library, we have a section for simple ways to live green at home. While it is a blessing to be mindfully aware of earth’s beauty & sustenance, it is also a necessary responsibility to be aware to take care ~ for ourselves and our children. Yesterday, our 4 year old home phone system which had been symptomatic for awhile, gave up. It might have been batteries, but no one could say. To replace the batteries was the same cost as replacing the phones … so we sent the old set to e waste. Yet., where is that waste? Where is away? I probably live more green than many, still this action troubles me some …  We have created this consumer society that says things like computers and phones are outdated after 3 or 4 years … yet the old ones have to go somewhere. Do I really want to know where they go? Do you?! This type of dilemna is why I typically stay blissfully uniformed with my head in the clouds or in the petals …
Stripes LaurieBloomFree Leaping Literacy Library Members , get a Mama Earth celebration of song … including the singing Laurie StorEBooks, Environmental 12 Days Of Christmas which sings of ways to act green & Tree In The Sea which giggles green with mirth!
12 Days - 09 copyTree08 copyFor our Mindful Meditation Invitation, let’s open our awareness to see, feel, and know our divine selves and all that is ,as infinite Love! In whatever ways of infinity you are celebrating, honoring, noticing our sacred earth & life divinity, may you know sublime joy with the resurrecting renewal of self awareness that indeed you and I and all that is, are indeed  miracles in the sea of divinity’s infinity. Namaste Love!

Holy Spirit Rising

Greetings this Mindful Monday … this sacred, reconnected, holy day of light filled life … This day is a celebrated New Year for some in the Sikh tradition . Sikh And at sundown, the 8 days of Jewish Passover begin. JudaismPassover is a remembrance of how Moses freed the Israelites who were enslaved by the Pharaoh. This is also the Christian Holy Week leading into Easter. Yesterday was the glorious gateway into Holy Week; the celebration of Palm Sunday: Jesus symbolizes our I AM identity. His going up to Jerusalem means our taking the last step in unfoldment preparatory to the final step, when the personality is entirely crucified and the Christ triumphs. Jesus riding the ass into Jerusalem means the fulfillment of the time when the spiritual I AM within us takes control and lifts all the animal forces up to the spiritual plane of mastery, purity, peace.  ~Charles Fillmore ChristianIn the Christian tradition, this is a week of celebration, tribulation and resurrection. This, of course, being the week that Jesus went from the waving palm fronds of celebration & accolades to the incredible suffering of the cross to the ultimate Spirit Rising, life eternal of Easter. It is an invitation to all of us to visit our own Gethsemane for reflection (re)dedication,  renewed inspiration. Gethsemane is symbolic of the struggle that takes place within the consciousness when truth is realized as the one reality. ~Charles FillmoreIMG_7324  As any Spirit Rising from the darkness, Sprit Freedom from enslavement, or Spirit Hope ignited in a New Year or any new beginning, we are reunited with purpose, passion and our YES to life! No matter where we are planted, our Spirit beckons us to reach for the light … to GROW!  I bid us all great blessings in our own gardens of growth this Holy Week of renewed freedom. Remember that all seeds need some darkness to sprout. And that painful fertilizer always somehow make us wiser. Wherever you are in your garden, germinating, sprouting or already enjoying full bloom, I celebrate you and this gift of life. I celebrate the death and birth in the cycle of life so apparent in spring and Easter, and in all that is holy. It is all Holy Spirit in action. For my part, I have had an extremely dark dual lately but my Spirit remains free to keep saying yes and showing up. I am patiently tending to the garden that calls me, knowing the blooms are a beautiful gift of service for those I am here to serve. For this week, that brings an invitation from the Color Cloud to paint dinosaur bones and (Easter) eggs …

A page from Color Specialist: Dinosaur Paintologist, A Laurie StorEBook!

A page from Color Specialist: Dinosaur Paintologist, A Laurie StorEBook!

We have daily invitations & celebrations in our April Play & Pray Calendar featuring the flow of grace from the sea ~ and some of our graceful sea creature relations. Our fab freebies this month include a home celebration video of Jeremiah & I with Easter Spirit Rising affirmations and singing. We also revisit & offer you a cyber Easter Blessing “Hunt” to add to your Easter reflections and connections … Easter Blessing Surprises are here! The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.   ~Carl Knudsen Spirit Rising Whatever this week is bringing your family, may you find some holy moments of reverence and reverie … A holiday is a holy day, and holiness doesn’t happen to us. Holiness is a choice we make, and holidays are portals of energy through which the experience of things that matter most is increased within us and in the world in which we live.  ~Marianne Williamson

Let us make our Holy Week Mindful Meditation one of living in gratitude aware of the flow of grace. In our homes, our travels, our world, may we see & celebrate the flow of Love’s grace. And may we truly embody it in a renewed Spirit Rising within us. Namaste, Love!

Divine Energy Flowing

IMG_9280Namaste Sacred Beings of Divine Energy!

March has been a whirlwind of travel since I was here last with more on the way … I’m currently in a hotel room in Arizona, flying home tomorrow and leaving at 5:00 a.m. the next day for a sacred Women’s Leadership Training weekend on the beautiful northern CA coast … I have been so blessed by the wonders of nature and family and work vision these last few weeks as the divine energy continues to flow, to grow, to glow! Here are a few travel log highlights as I continue to contemplate and navigate the deeper seeds of life changing within myself, family & work … amid ancient treasures of nature and sacred Spirit as beauty & love expressed.
DaffodilHilAn old friend from the East coast came out for a visit … Rosie was there when Jeremiah was born … we took her to our local blooming wonder, Daffodil Hill and then my Jeremiah took off with the high school jazz band to Disneyland. I was reminded of Science Camp a few years back when my baby went off with out me and this time, my teenager gave me daily text check ins … we even texted our morning and evening prayers. A big adjustment for me but also an opportunity to keep flowing … and to keep knowing … to center and re-center in gratitude, acceptance, allowance, and Love. And I had my friend to travel with … we went to my old pre-Jeremiah beach town where I lived and the beach was glorious! BeachThe shore was scattered with shells and stones, some fossilized and all gleaming & glowing with ancient and present day layers of life … beauty and divinity. The redwood forest is also right there and our forest walk yielded so much inspiration … the ancient redwoods when logged sprout a whole family of trees from their roots encircling them … the circle of life, to be sure. It was there, that I did a face plant in the creek which resulted in bruises and a new camera … my lesson was to not get so caught up in (others) outer energy but to keep focused and listening to my own divine energy guidance flowing … ever flowing!ForestAmid the airport trips, there was a long awaited Dr. visit with my dad in which no further procedures were scheduled meaning my father’s deteriorating health and resulting symptoms have no further course of action rather than acceptance and allowance … forgiveness and faith. More in the circle of life … living … aging … dying …Sedona

Next, Jeremiah & I left for Arizona where we met his dad for another of our alternative family vacations. As Jeremiah ages, he understandably wants more dad time; yet some of the instability & abusive issues there remain. I am in allowance that my young man cub can spend the time he chooses with his dad as I make more and more space for his sake and my own. I am extremely grateful that we have stayed a family and had so many adventures together. It’s definitely challenging for all of us and each of us shed tears amid the sacred Sedona spiritual vortex energy yet I believe that our common good and goal ~ Jeremiah ~ is the better for all of it. Spiritual Parenting is about awareness, consciousness and co-creation and we are doing our best to do just that with as much Love, forgiveness and allowance as possible. We are indeed so blessed in Love! And I am also reminded and in divine energy allowance that I have always wanted a partner in life that I truly align with … for myself, yes, yet also for Jeremiah so that he has another man around as a different living example of how to be a man … Though I have the vision board set documented here in January, I haven’t done much else to dance with ‘the man’ … soooooo …. more seeds to sow! I also know that spiritual community is another great space to meet quality friends that can help give growing guidance to my man-cub … We are blessed with a few quality man friends that we see sporadically … And ultimately, if my young one turns out to follow some of his father’s footsteps that I find faltering, so be it. Mine is to guide to the best I can and to allow, ever allow, that delicate, devoted divine energy mother love ~ God Love ~ unconditional Love. So it is.
CactusMeanwhile, we have visited with my brother and his family here, soaked up sacred red rocks at Sedona, experienced great Giants baseball spring training games and been amazed by the tree tall cactus … reportedly that only grow a foot a year and yet as you can see, tower above all else. The Saguaro cactus average 70 feet tall and have become the iconic symbol of the southwest. I found them a wondrous example of the sacred … from the sweeping desert landscapes to the city streets ~! As it should be!AcornOak

In the midst of all the travel, I have been chipping away at the web work; our Divine Energy Flowing Daily Play & Pray March calendar got linked up even if the Mindful Membership resource sections on the ABC pages are still pending! I did get the Video Library all linked up and live with 166 videos from the archives! I have video footage for more Sacred Moments  from the recent adventures and am now so much better equipped to keep building the video offerings! I am also chipping away on Creative Spirit Families grant applications that would allow more flow of help for New Thought Families and Leaping Literacy and! This weekend’s retreat is all about business breakthroughs so I can better reach the peeps I am here to serve with all this marvelous, mindful multi-media found in our New Thought Families branch of the Leaping Literacy Library!

Love!

We are so blessed ~ it is all Love Expressed!

So sacred ones … how is your divine energy going … growing … knowing … flowing …?! In these fleeting days of March, let us keep repeating our last Mindful Meditation Invitation ~ to let divine energy flow through all aspects of our being … those we are seeing and those we are simply being! No matter where your sacred awareness has been or is going, I invite you to breathe in a big breath of divine energy here and now … breathe in divinity … breathe out ENERGY! May you know the divine spark that sizzles within you and may you allow the flow of your divinity to bless you and all others … You are the divine breath of Love … here as divine energy expressed. I celebrate you! Namaste, Love.0037

Seeds Of Divinity

Planting9Namaste Spring Seeds of Divinity!

I sorta watched myself take last week off from the blog ~ first time since we were born here and now it is the month’s first post on the 11th day of March … yet the time in the silence & darkness has me resurfacing with new found sprouts of yesness ~ sacred seedlings of blessedness! Plants2

Sunday was our March PlayShop held at the Community Building here in our little town. I embraced the day & the event with clear Love and joy but not first without a lot of prayer. Prayer for me is an open communion with God and I don’t usually ask too much but rather affirm … Love flowing … receptivity to grace … divine order and timing … But for the PlayShop I did ask for a clear sign to keep going on this path or the clarity and strength to just stop showing up at least in this way, time and space. There didn’t seem to be families here called to come.  I still prayed affirmingly and willingly to keep showing up for the calling … knowing I’ll keep doing family PlayShops in some way ~ but here and now?!  I  am very clear that my work is on purpose even if I have yet to really establish the conscious, intergenerational, interfaith community that I am seeking and that is seeking me. Yet … if you consider a community just a few families, perhaps we are established after all for my answered prayer could not have been more beautifully answered at Sunday’s PlayShop. One of our families that were there last month returned and soon after walking in the door, the mom unknowingly expressed my basic mission statement and reason for establishing the local, monthly PlayShops, “We’ve decided we want to come every month. We don’t go to church … we used to go to a Unitarian church before moving here but there’s nothing like that here. And this is so fun for the kids … for all of us … a way for us to really heart connect. And once a month is completely doable.” I was a bit stunned and completely grateful and happy to hear those words! Though I was at peace and happy with myself and Jeremiah for showing up, her words paved the way for another level of commitment, assurance, joy and purpose.
ConCrafts2 ConCrafts3A few more of our families came ~ my wonderful Irish fairy friend and her children ~ Arleen ~ who is the board secretary of Creative Spirit Families and is definitely committed to our cause. Then another friend came with her 3 children … I have talked with her about PlayShops for years and she finally came ~ vowing whole heartedly to return! Mmmm …. how does it get any better than this? When one of our 7 year old boys exclaims, “I love this place!” I miss the point by answering, “I know! Isn’t it great right next to the park?!” He responds, “I love what we do here! I love who comes here!” YES! Now, that’s Love! When they were leaving, he pointedly said, “See you next month!” And I heard him chirping all the way to the car about coming every month. Community! So blessed in Love! And so it is. Cards1In addition to creative art decorating our pots for the seedlings at the PlayShop, we had a sacred circle where we each nurtured the seeds of our dreams and beings; we had affirmation cards, Angel & Soul Purpose cards for those who wanted that guidance, we each lit candles and affirmed our inner light and we each dipped into water Jeremiah captured and I saved from Niagara Falls the summer of 12. We drummed and sang songs like Spirit Is Calling, I Am A Bright Light, Seed Of Me. My own dreams were reinforced as I celebrated all that has been created and that can be offered to parents, families, churches, any and all who are called to utilize our reverent resources full of intergenerational, interfaith play & pray invitations!
Plants7We are planting seeds of Divine Energy on the website; today’s Play & Pray Calendar plants seeds of Fortitude. And it is indeed with seeds of fortitude as well as compassion, appreciation, forgiveness and yesness that I keep showing up to the New Thought Families branch of the Leaping Literacy Library. The (re)scheduled opening for the branch was 10 days ago on 3/1 and I basically opened it unfinished because I couldn’t stand to re-schedule it ~ AGAIN! Aha, hence, in part, the hiding from the blog methinks! For the most part, the content is all there but the endless linking goes on as does my dance of busyness and resistance. Truth is, I am committed to so many things! Yet, in this process, mystical, mindful, multiple awareness’ have sprouted ~ perhaps some that you grace filled gardeners can relate to:
1. I lie to myself! If I really knew how long things were going to take, I wouldn’t sign up! So I say yes to this invincible, time doesn’t exist yesness of possibilities based on an unrealistic calendar commitment. The answer? To lovingly keep re-defining truth, saying yes and moving forward with fortitude filled feet ~ and lots of forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, patience, and peace. Deep breath. And quite possibly to quit front announcing things until they are actually done. Another deep, deep, deep breath!
2. My dance of resistance which can look like procrastination, creative avoidance or a myriad of other things is rooted in fear. Did I just use the ‘F’ word?! Even though I don’t usually, consciously experience fear, it has been running me subconsciously. I co-create huge amounts of content and then, in many ways, I hide. I don’t do whatever it takes to bring the co-creations full circle with the peeps that would be best served by them … because? Well …
3. Unworthiness will leave any plant root-bound and unable to grow! Now, this is actually going a bit deeper than I had planned but it’s true that the lie of unworthiness can run us subconsciously and sabotage all our efforts. So as I return to the truth of the lie so must I resume the treatment of lovingly and compassionately continuing forward with faith & fortitude filled feet!

And 1 more really practical #4 ~ If you keep really organized files, records, content … getting everything linked up is infinitely easier! In my case, my thousands of files over 7 years are spread over 3+ hard drives so some of my precious work time is spent hunting or re-creating the wheel! As I continue to bless my mess, I see that all of it stems from the cry for Love … Always Love. And I continue to embrace all the ways there are to be Love expressed ~ including the healing ways that help me bless my mess!

When we ended February here, our Mindful Meditation Invitation was to watch the divine energy flowing through your heart and how it fueled your purpose and passion. What seeds of awareness did you sow? What new sprouts began to show? Anything new for you to know and grow?! Among other things, I discovered getting the help I need is layered with, in part or whole, removing the weeds listed above that can act as growth inhibitors. We all have cellular damage that can be relieved with more Love received. So I will leave you with an amazing Love frequency, vibrational treatment that should help you grow those dreams! Working with frequencies and vibration has truly healed so much old reactivity into non-existence enabling me to Love myself so much more deeply ~ even the resistance and insistence on calendar dates that prove unrealistic! So our Mindful Meditation Invitation is to let divine energy flow through all aspects of our being … those we are seeing and those we are simply being! Namaste stupendous sprout of strength and sacred sweetness!

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