Posted in Co-Creation Manifestation, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Love, Oneness, Unity

Utterly Fearless Universal Love

Namaste Unified Breath Of Love Expressed!

I greet you this Transformational Tuesday a bit breathless from my recent dance with fear. Fear! AKA the absence of Love. While I have recognized a presence of subconscious fear within me for some time, it is not often it surfaces so acutely in my day to day.

While there is plenty in the collective to tap into, this creation is solely mine. In the work of this week’s transformational tool, ho’oponopono , a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness, everything, inside and out, is our creation. It is our responsibility to live it as Love.

“The purpose of life is to be restored back to Love , moment to moment.”
~ Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

Dr. Len famously cured every patient in the criminally insane ward of a Hawaii State Hospital without ever seeing a single one. Whaaat??! He sat with their charts and repeated, “I’m sorry. I love you” and one by one, each patient was cured. The full ho’oponopono has 4 statements, I’m sorry. I love you. Please forgive me. Thank you.

Dr. Len has a website with wonderfully wise writings. In his ‘House Divided’ article, he writes:

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. This is true for nations, communities, organizations and families, as well as for individuals. In the House of Humanity, the individual is the common denominator. When the individual is divided, the house is divided.

In the game of tennis, the scoring system is Love, 15, 30, 40, game. The game begins with Love. In the etymology of the word, Love is no score, no stakes, nothing, to take the individual back to Love to nothing, to wholeness.

The process achieves this by voiding anger, fear, blame, resentment and thinking from poisonous thoughts, toxic energies that divide the mind, the house of the individual, causing it to fall to dis-Harmony and dis-ease.”In my own dance with fear, I actually didn’t use ho’oponopono though I will moving forward! I worked with my guides and angels, the Healing Codes for (un)forgiveness and came to as much self acceptance and self Love as possible. In this ongoing dance, I am happy to be reminded and encouraged to use this Hawaiian wisdom.

In the above referenced article, Dr. Len gives another valuable tool I am going to try:
“Here is a thought cleansing tool that anyone can apply to void toxic energies from his or her thoughts. Mentally think: “I turn the Light Switch on my thoughts of me and my family, relatives and ancestors.” There is no limit to the number of times that this tool can be used. The tool is a petition to Love to clear toxic thoughts of yourself and of your family, relatives and ancestors that divide your Mind, your house.”Ah, home. Place of heart, place of hurt … Yes, home is where the heart is and all too often, home is where the hurt is. Yet through transformational tools of consciousness, we can transform our hurt back to Love. As Dr. Len says, “The purpose of life is to be restored back to Love , moment to moment.”

And so it is I have surrendered all my fear to the mighty power of Love. It so happens, this dance I have been doing is all around home. I have chosen to follow Jeremiah in leaving the comfortable nest we lived in the last 8+ years. He, of course, off to college. Me, just down the street into our little town. This little move caused some big rumbles in me and in some family, you know, money and history and such. I will offer some classes and experiences there like I did in my little studio last fall:In coming back into peace and alignment with my decision, I am calling the new place, my ‘Happy Hippie House’ and the move will be in a few weeks … my growing stuffed animal family can’t wait! As I build the new nest, with a nice corner for Jeremiah to come home to on breaks, I am using the gifts of intention and purpose for all aspects of my work & callings to offer transformational experiences for others, and I guess, ultimately for myself ~ to live fearlessly and full of Love … moment by moment!

This Friday, our Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf will begin the 13 Days Of Halloween with daily specials like the Laurie StorEBook, Can You Hear Fear? with Mel & Nell! 

Thank you so much for being here! Thank you for your willingness to share with me, and mostly thank you for showing up fearlessly to transform all back to Love. May your house stand united in Love, and only Love. Blessed Be.

 

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Posted in Imagination, Transformation, Unity

Unification Communication

Namaste Unified Field Of Forgiveness, Trust, and Understanding!

I greet you in the name of unity and oneness … from the depths of the national division fanning the flames that continue to illuminate the darkness of who we are and who we have become. Us. All of us. Victim and abuser. Right and wrong, right and left. As spiritual beings in these turbulent times, we are ever called to the light. We are called to be centered in the light and to uphold the light as the center of the circle of life.

Remember, we choose who and what we let into our circle. Perhaps more importantly, we choose how we feel and interact with all that is around us. Daily updates of THE Server can unify our hearts with harmony, peace, even happiness in the midst of painful shadows looming large. Each of us is faced with daily choices in how to navigate the negative, let go of the addiction to suffering, and perpetuate peace and well being for ourselves and others. While spiritual practice is an individual journey and an ‘inside job’, today, we reach for unity and oneness.

So ya, I am aligned with the Letter U in the ABCs for Humanity Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families. And! I am finding that practicing Oneness and Unity as a Transformational Tool is greatly helping my understanding! Perhaps it can help you too? Let’s try it together!

Align with Divine Order in the Circle of Time
Close your eyes. Think of a situation, political, personal or otherwise that just feels WRONG. Think of something (or someone!) that you wanted in your life that you didn’t get. Think of what (who!) you got instead. Feel grateful for the way things turned out in the circle of time. See if you can build the good feelings of gratitude and right outcome before returning to your original thought of what/who is WRONG. In the circle of time, can you send some grateful acknowledgement to the divine order that is surely unfolding? This may or may not work for you though I guarantee it will work better the more you practice it!Unite In The Circle Of Life
We live in a circle. Humanity has caused so much pain and suffering and continues to do so. Sigh. We cannot escape the victimization of our ancestors and of this very land we call home. Yet we can work to transcend it through expanding our understanding and embracing as much unification as possible. As Kali, the great Goddess of endings and beginnings says, “The old must be released so that the new can enter.” Understanding can help us give up … old systems, old habits, old ways of being and thinking.

As Unity sings in ‘The Peace Song’, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me”. Ultimately, the best place to begin the unification process is with ourselves. I have been unifying with old phases of me and of my life triggered through the ending/beginning of Jeremiah moving onto college. Also, like so many #metoo women, I have been looking at so many of the old traumas that seemingly shaped large parts of my choices and creations. Shine the spotlight on the shadows to grow new, light filled potentialities and realities! Also, lovingly, compassionately, unify with all of who we be … As my ‘Shine Through The Shadows’ song sings the old saying, “You can’t run from your shadow.” But you can unify with it! Truly, before I can unify with ‘other’, I must unify with me, myself, and I!YES! Unify with the unique unicorn you truly be! Transformational Tools of unification can be unique to you; use your imagination and vision, compassion and intuition to guide your heart into a more and more unified you. Unify past, present, future vision. Unify your gifts, talents, yes and no’s to how your time, talent, and treasure flow.

In the Spirit of imagination, word play and the ultimate YOU, below is a Laurie StorEBook, Ultimate U, from our October Leaping Literacy Library’s Free Shelf. May we all keep unifying ourselves and thereby each other into more of the upmost oneness and yesness of true Love expressed. Namaste Unified One!

 

Posted in Awareness, Freedom, kindness, Light, Love, Presence, Service, Transformation, Transition, Truth

Trust The Truth To Transform

Namaste Trustworthy Truth of Transformation!

So it is that I am here on Transformational Tuesday, the 1st of 13 left in 2018. Truth is, I am just called to commit to this so I am. Maybe it is a needed gateway to get me back into social media in general ~?~ or perhaps through a bit of dedicated discipline, this little series of 13 Transformational Tuesdays will be of service to someone or someones besides me?! Truth can be illusive yet a necessary foundation to well being. Thereby, we begin with truth. And trust. In the era of fake news, we are collectively more focused on truth these days. National and global dramas can pull us in to a swirl where lies seem more prevalent than truth sometimes. I have been astounded over and over how people I respect believe things (politically) that to me, seem to be blatant lies. As spiritual beings in this human experience, we must constantly tether to what is true for us personally and then hold the highest vibration we can for others and for the collective. When we are rooted in the light filled truth in our hearts, we bring a higher perspective to the table.

In the pervasive chaos, it can be hard to keep tethered to our truth. In times of change, our personal truth may shift. In navigating the end of a mothering era, I found myself off center. Someone used the word ‘disorienting’ when describing her own daughter’s departure some years back and THAT WAS IT! I was feeling so disoriented! Yet! No matter what we are facing,  Spirit is always here to bring us back home to our hearts and the truth of who we truly be that lives there. Yes, we do have to stay aware of our wounded heart in deciphering truth so when emotions are present, they must be danced with … felt, honored, and ultimately transformed into higher power.Today’s Transformational Tool:

While we find our spiritual truth in our hearts, it is our minds that often must do the work to allow the natural progression of transformation, aka FREEDOM from pain! Today’s tool is Byron Katie’s The Work available in this free PDF. Katie discovered her suffering was attached to whether or not she believed her thoughts. Hence, the work begins with the question, “Is it true?” Like all truth, “The Work” must resonate with you for it to be a tool you will use.

We know that thoughts create our reality so if we do not like our creation, thought is a great place to start!

And! We can’t ever forget the power of our hearts for trust, truth, transformation. Whatever we continue to be called to, is our truth. If the calling and truth feel good, feel like Love, than we are surely home in our heart truth … and ultimately remembering more of the truth of our being!

I continue to be called to my own work and to share it here. Here is a bit of the Farm Day I invited you to here in the September blog a few days ago … our Feature Creature Teacher, Peacock hid most of the day yet I got the pictures below and Tina the emu was a favorite for her loud, thumping drum-like heart beat. All ages had a restorative, fun gathering! More pictures here.

Our October Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf is stocked with lots of transformative goodies including 3 songs from the new CD! We will be offering lots more freebies this month during the 13 days of Halloween. YAY! Let’s play!

Thank you so much for being here in the Spirit of truth, trust, transformation. May the thoughts of your mind and your heart guide you well into ever more fullness of your yesness expressed. Namaste, Love!

Posted in Awareness, Sacred, Service, Transformation, Transition, Truth, Vibrations

September Remembered In Sacred Reverence

Namaste Sacred Expression Love!
As September takes her last summery breaths, I greet you in the heart of home, the heart of Love, the depth of heart that holds the sacred center we all share. Ah, September, a month often so full of new beginnings and endings … harvest, and the new school year, the final surrender of summer and the fall leaves beckoning to release what no longer serves us. Equinox balance is bringing shorter days and longer nights as winter whispers her approach (on this side of the planet!). My personal and our collective experiences this season provide a plethora of potent material we could open up to this mindful moment, yet in the swirl of possibilities, let’s sit still …
There is a timeless truth … in the stillness our Creator awaits to meet us in unconditional Love. The September interfaith calendar has also been full this month. Of all of those remembrances, I’d like to pause on forgiveness. The 23rd was Ksamavani, the Jain Universal Festival of Forgiveness. In the Jewish tradition, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year was celebrated this year on September 19th. This day of atonement ( at one ment) clears the heart and home in preparation of Sukkot, the time of grateful blessings and happy home. In many ways, what we allow to stay in the * inn * of our hearts, is indeed what constitutes home!

There are many ways to shine the light on our hearts, our homes. Sitting in the silence, in an embrace of remembrance and forgiveness can be a great gateway into more freedom and happiness. The Jewish Sukkot is a week long celebration (Sept. 23-30 ‘18) where the 40 years of living in the desert is remembered; God gave the people shade, shelter, food in the desert. Sukkah is an outside ‘house’ where each family lives for a week, remembering their blessings, sharing them with others, and being happy! Equinox times of the year, September and March always invite us towards balance. Cleaning our homes (the physical home and the heart home) do indeed help us restore peace, harmony, balance within ourselves, our families, our homes and communities. Jeremiah left home for college this month and there is a new home being built next door with new property lines being drawn expanding ‘their side’ of the space. Both of these things have been so huge for me that I will be speaking to them in the weeks to come with some tender tidbits on Transformational Tuesdays. For now, I will say Jeremiah leaving home was so much harder than I thought it would be, I’ve had to keep forgiving myself for not being as ‘ready’ as I thought. Truth is, you can only prepare so much and then it just is. For the neighbors, I’ve had to forgive all the ‘not in my yard’ feelings and thoughts. Our national dramas have left many of us re-visiting traumas ~ in particular, so many of us women (and men?!) who have been sexually assaulted have had the opportunity to remember and forgive. This last week when the brave Dr. Ford stepped forward, I remembered the trial I was ‘on’ as a 17 year old rape victim. Even though the man had stuck a gun to my head, raped and beat me up, the woman judge still allowed them to question me, “What were you wearing?” I had to answer. Objection! What was I wearing? The man put a gun to my head! The truth of that ‘Me Too’ story is that he was the easist one to forgive over the years. While the court questioned me, I didn’t question myself. There is, of course, SO much more that could be said ~ about all of it!

The hearing this week showed a compelling testimony by a woman reliving trauma and a somewhat unhinged testimony of a judge not telling the truth. And! Just the latest installment of the craziness. The hard truth and actual good news about all of the political and national chaos is that our collective shadows are being illuminated … and thereby we are invited to clean up our hearts and homes. We CAN rise above all this and I believe, we will. We are!

Yes, it can be exhausting. Yes, it can be disheartening. Yet forgiveness is part of the path forward. Forgiveness is a spiritual practice that never ends! Some things we can forgive more easily than others. Some things ‘stay’ forgiven while others, just don’t. We just forgive as often as we need to. We know we need to through the GPS of our heart and soul saying it is so. We feel and know this GPS best in the stillness.

At this year’s Feathers Of Freedom Camp, the Forgiveness Footpath ended with this:

You know, like “This is the song that never ends …!” I was alone at Camp recently, the place closed up for winter. I went on the Forgiveness Footpath remembering in my mind’s eye the invitations. I forgave. I cried. I forgave some more. At the end of the path, the sign above was still there. Whaaat?! I had already been to the camp once before with lost and found and didn’t even realize the sign was missing! It was a beautiful remembrance of divine order as well as the ongoing need to engage in forgiveness as an ongoing spiritual practice.
Spirit is always issuing invitations to sacred awareness, to holy living, to coming home to our own hearts. The more we can free the debri, the more our heart eyes can see the smiling sacred everywhere!
The place that can be hardest for me to see the sacred is inside myself. I am usually the hardest one I have to forgive too! Curious how that works. Even on my spiritual high road, I can still wrestle with the little me who is never good enough. It is not a battle, just a journey.
I do battle sometimes with decisions of time and energy … I have wanted to get back into weekly blogging all year yet the reality has been more like monthly. So! I am stepping into Transformational Tuesdays for the rest of 2018 ~ vowing to speak to transformational tools in short, succinct ways. I hope that by being in service to this persistent calling, I can be in service to you!
Today’s Transformation Invitation:
Ask your heart what it would like to let go of … anything there asking for forgiveness? Sit with it. Feel it. If nothing readily comes, take the invitation into your day, your week, and be ready when it appears to meet and greet it. Sit with it in the silence. Then use words, written, spoken, sung … I forgive you. I accept you. I thank you.
Deeper Invitation ~ Practice Radical Forgiveness:
As I have blogged here many times, the work of Colin Tipping’s Radical Forgiveness is where the empowered heart is called to go. Essentially, we step through release and forgiveness to a place of gratitude for our soul’s journey and all those who have played a part in it. Visit Tipping’s website for this FREE Transformational Tool!
So! My September silence has led to this super long post and I want to wrap it up with Creative Spirit Families’ invitations! I am hosting an event tomorrow … outlined below, join us in person or in Spirit!
There’s the ever present Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf and the New Thought Families Daily Play and Pray Calendar. These are always online even if I don’t make it ‘here’ on time! 🙂
And! That new CD! I would have been ‘here’ sooner yet vowed to get the new CD onsite first. You can go HERE to HEAR samples of the 37 songs WITH LYRICS! And an opportunity to purchase the CD should you be so inclined. Not a convincing appeal I suppose in and of itself. Yet! The songs ARE HERE and I hope you CAN HEAR that they are designed to help you align with your divine shine and raise your vibration in Spirit celebration!
Last Minute Invitation to a Local Celebration!
Come out and play in a fall harvest celebration, fine freedom feathered friends! Let us gather and be nurtured in the heart centered home of nature! Creative Spirit Families is hosting a Fall Fun PlayShop at Piccolo Pastures in Elk Grove THIS Sunday, September 30th from 2:00-5:00. All (ages) are welcome!
Rev Karene and Big Don Piccolo have invited us to their farm to visit with them and with white donkeys, Duke & Dutch, Tina the emu, miniature horses, Harry & George as well as a gaggle of geese, chickens, goats, and the peacocks! Peacock is our Feature Creature Teacher who we will learn from as well as play with their fabulous feathers! Peacock reminds us of many things, including to dream! The beautiful feathers of the peacock juxtaposed to their loud, squawking voice, gives us lots of food for thought and heart invitations for deeper understanding. In addition to the animals and crafts, we will sing, drum and snack, walk and pray the labyrinths, visit and share hugs in our loving, playful Circle Of Love. Let’s meet to open up & create more heart and home for ourselves, our families, community! Feathers of faith filled Heart freely flying out to our world family!
The September Free Shelf in our Leaping Literacy Library is still stocked for a few more days before we embrace T, U, October & Halloween. The Free Shelf can be accessed through Creative Spirit Families.
So divine expression of sacred goodness, thank you so much for being here as part of this September remembrance and forgiveness celebration! May you stand tall, and stand strong as we journey along. Blessed be! Namaste, Love!
Posted in Appreciation, Awareness, Co-Creation Manifestation, Divinity, Energy, Family, Reverence, Thanks Living, Transition

Reverent Reality


Namaste Reverence Expressed!

Let us take a deep, honor filled breath of respect and reverence … for what it is to be here now, for what it is to be alive in these bodies individually and in the sea of humanity, and for what it is to be living on this AHmazing planet of beauty. Today’s post offers the transformational tool of reverent reality.

Also known as sacred awareness, reverent reality is living in a state of appreciation, respect and honor. From a spiritual perspective, I would add to standard dictionary definitions, the respect inherent in reverence is holy. Appreciative awareness of the sacred presence is indeed a divinely reverent, holy experience. The scale can be tiny or it can be grand … Let’s practice now! Here’s today’s (now yesterday’s!) daily Play & Pray:

StarPlay:
See with the deep respect of reverence today! Start by closing your eyes and holding your hands over your eyes. Think about how good it is to see everything … call on your grateful heart to energize and activate your mind on just how good it is to see everything! Next, spread your fingers and open your eyes to just peek out … whatever you see, say, “WOW!” with the reverent reverie of an appreciation celebration. See how many times you can see and feel this wow vision of reverence as you go on your way today … Remembering just how good it is to see everything!
See with the Eyes of Reverence

StarPray:
Thank You holy One for the expanse of beauty in this life. I am in grateful awe at how beautiful everything is on this planet home. Our sacred mother earth is always bursting with beauty as are all the animals and people as we live Your Love expressed. I pray to see and know everything today with this deep respect and reverent appreciation as well as the reverie of celebration! I also pray for all beings in our global family to awaken just even a tiny bit more to see You and all Your beauty this moment, this day, this life. We are all so blessed in Love!

Any way we choose to believe and perceive our reality, it most often takes practice to reclaim what comes naturally to us as children of the divine … living a holy awe, blessed YES existence of reverence is a practice. I find gratitude is the strongest set point and let’s face it, too many days, the default “ain’t it awful” wants to steer the ship that would otherwise sail on bliss. We must actively engage with the divine waiting to embrace us in arms of beauty, compassion, positivity & infinite potentiality! Reach for appreciation! Reach for reverence! Reach for rainbows!Rest assured dear reader, I remain aware of the current turbulence in our country and in this world … in fact, the life and death and political swirl of energies around Senator John McCain helped inspire this look at honor and reverence. My own personal world is still stuffed with honoring my parents and their failing bodies … Yesterday and today in service to my mom with a trip to AZ for her specialty boots. As any regular reader here knows, I could fill up paragraphs with my family commitments. In a few weeks, I will move Jeremiah into his dorm room and I am still riding the waves of grief that surface with that triumphant transition. I mention it all now in context of the reverent rainbow reach to say that it truly is how you believe and perceive your co-creations~! As my son moves on, and I listen deeply ~ reverently ~ to my soul and the compassion fatigue I have for the elder care, there are indeed new rainbow creations I am called to and reaching for! Yippee for me and infinite possibilities!

AND! Let me reverently relish in reverie the 2 big co-creations that have come to BE this AHsome August! For it is all too common for me ~ us?! ~ to focus on the pressing To Do’s rather than to pause for the Ta Da’s as part of the endless not enoughness that loves to be in the driver seat! For inherent in embodying a reverent, holy, blissful yes for life is to celebrate our isness and certainly our accomplishments and co-creations as fully as we can! In this way we honor ourselves and the Great Spirit that flows through us, as us. It is not I but the Spirit within me that doeth the work!

Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp!

This year’s Circle Of Love was spontaneously created by 2 of our teens (pictured below). With 102 signing up and showing up, my little Camp took on a whole new expansion. The Great Spirit of Love that guided us all made for a very happy, high vibe in our sacred Sierra playground! Here are a few pictures of circles, Teddy Bear Picnic, the zebra stop on the (Inner) Treasure Hunt, and Forgiveness Footprints Path. You can see more photos on our page.

Camp gave me such a heart start for the path ahead! I sincerely hope it did the same for the beautiful souls who came to co-create our treasured time!

And! As I mentioned in the last post, the new CD did make it out and we sang some of it at Camp! In the reverent reality of all my To Dos, I will perfectly, imperfectly be ‘releasing’ it here and in the greater cyber space more fully and reverently in the coming weeks. These ABC affirmations are indeed a singing celebration that joyously lift vibration! And as the cover speaks to, I was born for this!So! In holy reverence, I thank you for spending this sacred moment with me. I heartily invite you to open up to seeing with eyes of reverence. As you practice this, you will certainly feel more bliss! May we all continue to reach for rainbows as we co-create a more reverent reality remembering who we truly be. Namaste, Love!

 

Posted in Family, Freedom, Love, Music, Oneness, Peace, Prayer, Spiritual ABCs, Spiritual Parenting, Transformation

Love Making Nurtures Oneness, Opening Peaceful Possibilities Quietly

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without being tired.Mother Teresa

Namaste Breath Of Love Expressed!

I greet you in the name of the greatest power, Love! It is Love that calls me here, Love that calls me forward, Love that unites us in this right now moment, and Love that can heal our hurting humanity.

I open with a song; a music video made for those families separated at our US border. I wrote the song while on ocean retreat sharing it with many international visitors at the hostel where I was. Written from the perspective of a child, it has been a prayer of solidarity I have been singing to help my own hurting heart and helpless hands in this horrific situation. The song, Mama Where Are You? is here:

I have not posted in this sacred cyber space for 3 months due to so many other commitments including the weekly, pictorial news I have been doing for the Youth Ed at Spiritual Life Center. My own family life continues to be exhausting, intense and demanding. The last May day I posted here, my auntie had a cerebral hemorrhage and left her body 3 days later. She was able to hear us at times letting her know we loved her and I sang to her multiple times including as she took her last breath. Song helped bring sacred awareness to her death. That reverent moment still opens my heart to peace. Both of my parents are in heart failure and too often gasping for breath as my one and only #1 son prepares to leave for college after being away adventuring most of the summer. Deep breath of yes allowance … Our transfomational tool of the day … breathe deep!

Through a deep, conscious breath we can come into oneness with ourselves, with another, our family, our world family. In the conscious yes breath, I align with the shine of my divine design doing what is mine to live Love, to make Love in this world. The life sustaining breath is an instant go to for nurturing oneness and practicing peace.

For any who know me or this place of sharing, you know there are millions of words for the last 12 weeks. So! In case you want to listen some, breathe with me, sing with me ~ pray and play with me, Owl, and Octopus, here is a (long!) Vlog:

As mentioned in the vlog, the Love making I do in this world that feeds me most is my work/play. Returning to my work feeds my soul and keeps me happier. We all need to feel on purpose by showing up for the truest callings of our hearts. For me, that’s music, the Leaping Literacy Library and our Creative Spirit Family events like our annual Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp. There are a few wonderful updates to report on all of the above!

The CD of short Spirit songs I began writing in 2016 is at the duplicators! Originally planned as ‘Children’s Chants’, it morphed and became an I Am exploration through the alphabet ~ Awake And Aware Through Zeal Zap! It is 37 songs (not all letters are created equal!) with a total run time of 54:22. I will continue to be in service to the songs by showing up here and elsewhere with links and samples and such!

The CD debuts next week at our annual Feathers Of Freedom Camp; some of the songs will be shared at some of our circles with my young master musicians, Jeremiah (18) and Cameron (17) who recorded, mixed and mastered the CD. Yippee!

Camp! I have been saying for years we will have 100+peeps and this is the year! Great gratitude for partnering with Spiritual Life Center; through their promotion and invitations, we have lots of new peeps of all ages joining us this year. And great gratitude for our wonderful crew who are also saying woo hoo! I am knee deep in feathers, tea cups and wings for Fairy Tea, Feature Creature Teachers for our (inner) Treasure Hunt and so much more! If you are called, we can still fit you in if you sign up this week!

And the Leaping Literacy Library! Yes the 2016 ABC’s For Humanity daily Play & Pray Calendar continues to be re-purposed and replaying for 2018. We are currently embracing Peaceful Quiet on our daily pages and the August Free Shelf

There are many aspects of the Library in what seems like a slow incubator. From the archives to the dreams and everywhere in between, here is a glimpse of some developing goodness with my supportive friend Rev Karene as Olive and me as puppet Owlet. 

I am celebrating this right now moment with a deep breath of gratitude for this space and especially for you sharing it with me at any mindful moment. Thank you. I know I have not been up for nurturing a regular connection here this year yet I am re-committing hopefully in service to others as well as myself. When our hearts keep calling, we can always begin again … in any blessed breath.

Whatever goodness you are up to, may you be blessed in it. May we all be oneness blessed in the Love that created us as we continue to make Love, live Love, do and be Love in our all too often troubled world. Thank you for the Love of you. Namaste, Love!

Posted in Blessings, Children's Books, Co-Creation Manifestation, Creativity, devotion, Divinity, Faith, Family, Freedom, Grace, Gratitude

Freeing Graceful Hearts In Joy, Kindness, Love

Namaste Grateful Glimpses Of Heart!

Happy Mother’s Day Monday! I return to this sacred cyber space after what seems like a lifetime away … March and April mark the only months since February 2011, that I have not been here to express. You have been missed! And whether or not, you have noticed or missed me or this space, thank you so much for being here … here and now.

I am gratefully here this mindful Monday moment in May … Here in gratitude for life’s garden ever growing gracefully on. For the essence of creation, co-creation, and motherhood, I offer this song …

Yes, our Earth Mama is always singing Love’s song and my own mama sang so sweetly to me from birth. I passed that sharing of song onto my son. As he prepares to leave for college, the song plays on in our hearts as I am comforted by the divine knowing that the song of Love does indeed sing on and on.Grace flows through us, as us, if we allow it! As I prepare the heart of my home for the ’empty nest’, I reach through moments of deep grief with faith for the fullness of grace. All of life goes and grows at the pace of grace. Yet! We can experience something so different when we are out of balance, stressed, and out of sync with the gratitude of how we are blessed. It basically comes down to saying a grateful YES in every breath! Allowing this transition of my son’s departure sometimes feels anything but graceful. Like an unwanted divorce, I am gifted the opportunity of renewal and new beginnings … whether I fully embrace it or not! And! My son and I are doing the natural dance of tense tango at times as we navigate his departure. You know, me the mama still wanting to control and fix things, he the 18 year old man cub saying “I got this, back off.” We are actually more good and loving than not yet the tension can surface in its capacity to facilitate the leaving and weirdly, perhaps, alleviate the grieving. You know, if our children were the same sweet 7 year olds, we would never want them to go and they would never want to leave! Evolution demands something different. The same pattern is playing out with the elders I care for. As they slowly die and I devote time and energy to their journey, I know that I will miss them less when they are gone. When a soul lets go of a vibrant, active body and life, we feel shock and can miss them greatly. When a soul plays out their lifetime in a body and Spirit less and less engaged and capable, (for me) it becomes so much easier to let go and bless them on their way.

Evolution is to let go of what was so we are better able to embrace what is! The other piece of family life that is coming to completion with the help of angels and ancestors is the cleaning out and selling of the old family store and stocks. In the spring of 2015, I posted pictures and commentary of some of that journey, the storyline runs through 50 or more years, and generations. The most beautiful, divine order piece of the story is that the old store and home is being purchased by a dear man who will restore it back … he’s keeping the old animal heads and even vowing to re-paint the family name on the window! This will be such a gift to the community as well as the family. I am in awe of the divine order grace. I will save the majority of the wrap up for another day yet suffice it to say, this marvelous May, our ancestors are being set freer on their way! And me too! This summer, I will be turning back to some intended work to add interesting, inspirational Vintage Voices to the Leaping Literacy Library!

Memorable Musings! These handwritten newspapers from the 1930’s tell quite a story of yesteryear ~ including my dad cleaning 400 rabbits coups for his Uncle Al for $1.50 per week!

The Leaping Literacy Library! As reported, we are replaying our ABC’s for Humanity from 2016 this 2018 calendar year on our daily Play & Pray Calendar. My efforts to change the Free Shelf every 2 weeks in keeping with the letters has fallen somewhat short. Hence our May Shelf is holding I J K! Yay ~ let’s play!

Though I have allowed a pull in too many (see, I am not enough!) directions, my heart and life path remain dedicated to the realms of imagination and literacy!

As part of my life’s work, I continue to chip away at new and revised Laurie StorEBooks for the Leaping Literacy Library. Here is the revised King Of Ing which so makes my heart sing! I hope it will help your heart at least hum as well!

King Of Ing Laurie StorEBook
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Password: KILLLShi

So much to ing this spring! Yes I am creatively and spiritually blessed even with the life stress! At times, life has been more than overwhelming in terms of keeping up with Jeremiah, dad & the elders, ancestor treasure business resolving, my work at Spiritual Life Center and me staying true to me and to my work life callings. As I align with the shine of my divine design, I know JOY is a worthy barometer!

I have given notice at Spirtual Life Center that I cannot continue in the capacity I was hired and have been serving this last year. Being even a part time Youth & Families Director has pulled me too far away from my work here at Creative Spirit Families. This summer, I will be a consultant for SLC, putting in place the power points, materials and resources for the program yet only facilitating it myself, 1 Sunday a month instead of every Sunday. The Center is partnering with us this year for our annual Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp ~ woo hoo! ~ You join us too?! ~ And!  I will continue to shape monthly offerings for the program found on their Youth & Families page. Here is May’s video:

So! Life gracefully grows on! What have I learned and what have I deepened this ing spring? If I do not put me, my dreams, my soul callings 1st, no one else will! And in fact, others will increasingly demand my attention, care, time, talent, treasure. I am the co-creator who draws the boundaries ~ or not! I tend to put everyone else first as so many women and mothers do. Why? Low self esteem? Ingrained servitude? Cultural should? In the reflection gifts of the pond, I am reminded that young children are some of our best teachers of how to be on the spiritual path. In fact, they openly show us what being connected to the divine looks like. They are the inspiration for master teachings:

Be here now

Follow your heart

See the world for it’s divine essence through incredulous wonderment

As children of the Creator, we are all children and we all seek:
Time, Attention, Love. We want to be seen and heard, encouraged and supported.

And in the midst of all the ways we triumph and fail … again and again … We are ever called to carry on with TLC and kindness for ourselves and all our kindred connections!

Wherever and however you are this mindful May moment (or any magical moment you happen by this sacred, cyber space), my ultimate wish for you and all living beings is that we allow grace to guide our hearts and homes … ever freeing us to Carry Kindness and Live Love! Thank you again for being here. Namaste, Love!

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