Posted in Awareness, Blessings, Children's Books, Co-Creation Manifestation, Creativity, expansion, expression, Love, mystery, Transformation, Transition, Truth, Yes

Living Love: Rising Above!

Namaste Love Expressing As Life’s Blessing!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Life of Love! I greet you in the name of Love from my heart to yours as I return to this blog space for a February check in. Herein is a sharing of my (still!) new home and a whispering of where Leaping Literacy Library is headed. February is our New Thought Families anniversary and always seems a time of birthing. Before sharing some of the NEWs … Let’s look inside. How is your heart? Your energy? Your Love? If you were Love (and you are!), what would you do?!

Our hearts are so divinely made to guide us, in large part through our happiness! Young children live it so cleanly and simply! As we grow on in life and our hearts experience hurts, subconscious tricks play on us and the WOUNDED heart can guide some of our decisions. Ultimately, divine order wins over all of it. Yet! Many ~ I hope not you ~ carry on too much of the time unfilled, unhappy. As busy adults we can stop listening to our hearts, regularly or altogether. I invite you here and now to place your hand on your heart and vow to listen for all your layers of happy!Of course identifying your happy is only step 1. From there, at least for me, the time tango begins! In my case, I can be pulled in so many directions, implementing my deepest heart’s desires can easily take a backseat ~ or even leave the car! In matters of living Love, we must consciously rise above all that would pull us down and out. That list can be a long one from forces within ourselves, to the people and circumstances of our personal and collective lives. As we spoke of last month in the context of dreams, it is ours to do to return to the purest Love we can muster, over and over and over again. Using our happy as a compass! Here’s a little Laurie StorEBook I co-created last week, Happy Love. The pdf is here.Our Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf is still available though we are in the process of overhauling our structures! In this moment, you can access Happy Love here! Yes, Leaping Literacy Library and all the websites are getting some renovations with more explanations on that to come! On our New Thought Families Daily Play & Pray Calendar, we are giving away an mp3 a day ~ 28 days of Love Songs! I am showing up on Facebook to sing each of those songs  in a ‘live’ video … I was guided so am following through … many layers of true in all of that! At the end of each week, the mp3s on each of the previous Calendar days are replaced by the video. Day 1 Video, Trust What You Here is HERE!: 

I am navigating Leaping Literacy as well as other aspects of the working me through new and old content and formats birthing into the latest version of what’s next. It’s pretty messy right now. I am choosing to keep showing up for Love and do all I can to rise above ~ doubt, defeat, confusion, illusion!

The new home for me and Creative Spirit Families (and Jeremiah on college breaks!) has been all about expansion and co-creating 1 corner at a time. Here are a few pictures that may or may not translate as the magic I feel here ~ and others do to! And! So far, the live events and classes here are sparsely attended giving my heart new expansion invitations! For the most part, I do not feel sad, just curious and open to further guidance! In this right now moment, you can come on in ~! Welcome! 
Thanks so much for being here. There is a ridiculous amount of stuff that is left unsaid yet in this busy life, even you spending time with my snapshots is a gift!

And of course the greatest gift you can give yourself and this world, is to take time with your own heart ~ celebrating and honoring your own co-creations!
As we dance and romance with our own hearts, we have that much more to pour out into the world. We can co-create peace and harmony on this planet one heart at a time. Truly!

May the outpouring of your heart bring Love showers to you, your family, community and ultimately to our global family ~ humanity! We can rise above our own limitations, living Love will indeed keep us rising above. And so it is. Namaste, Love!

 

 

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Posted in Co-Creation Manifestation, Creativity, devotion, Dreams, Energy, Family, Love

I Will Dream With You

Namaste 2019 Dreams of Hope, Resilience, Forgiveness and Goodness! Happy New Year! Happy Birthday Dr. King!Ah yes, the dreams of our nation. Remember them in the midst of our current chaos?! While this would be a worthy conversation, especially on Dr. King’s (real!) birthday, it is the personal dreams of you that I want to focus on this moment. Yes, dreams begin with me and from the place of reclaimed personal dreams, we are stronger in our courage and convictions to (re)build the collective dreams of society and humanity.

So! How do your dreams grow? Are they alive and well? Withered, forgotten? Somewhere in between? This time of year, we take our Monday holiday and remember the words of the great Dr. King. We lament how 5 decades later, his dreams are still not fully realized and in some ways still seem so far out of reach. Yet! We renew our awareness and aspirations of dreaming and being them true! He reminds us to never give up on his dreams ~ or on ours either!The new year brings us new hope and often resolutions of change that can go unimplemented or broken within days or weeks. We may choose defeat and let go of the dream that inspired the resolution for change. Yet! Just as we see the truth and goodness in Dr. King’s iconic dream, let us hold the same for ourselves. Our hearts are ever calling us to our higher selves through inspirations, recurring thoughts, dreams … it is ours to do to show up for them … again and again!The essence of dreams is rooted in Love, they call us to reach up and out, like branches reaching for the light in an effort to grow and fully become. Love’s opposite, fear, quite naturally springs up to throw shade on our dreams in a myriad of ways. Our job is to keep returning to Love and light that we may embody our highest callings ~ regardless of the timeline! Mother Teresa famously said, “Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Let us thereby stay faithful to Love and to dreams ~ our own and those of the collective Love!The Spirit of Kokopelli is presiding over my new home and the state of my birthing new dreams here. Carrying the Spirit of the ancestors, of music, of children, I align with Kokopelli’s magical, mystical properties as one of my dream totems. We all need good, supportive energy in birthing dreams. So, in this mindful moment, let us dream together … your dreams, my dreams, the dreams of divinity through humanity. Let us continue to dream the dreams of Dr. King, for justice, equality, peace. Let us not tire of dreaming, let’s keep believing. Let us look to our children as teachers as they look at the world with possibility! At our first monthly PlayShop of 2019, the children of one beautiful family shared their dream to sell eggs to raise money for kids in hospitals. I am a happy customer! Blessed by their dream! And so it is that we can help incubate each other’s dreams. I will dream with you, Love!

Posted in Awareness, Beauty, Blessings, Co-Creation Manifestation, Creativity, Reverence, Sacred, Service, Spiritual ABCs, Spiritual Parenting, Transformation, Transition, Yes, Zeal

Realizing Dreams In 2019


Namaste Shining Blessings In The Everyday Circle Of Time!Happy New Year of awakening and awareness, beauty and blessedness, yessness and zealousness! Glad tidings from the real you! Glad tidings from the real me! Greetings from the Grace Goddess I aspire to be!  And blessings from the Glorious Leaping Literacy Goddess I Am that I Am! Yes, that font grows smaller signifying, dignifying, gratifying the work ahead that calls me to be the best Leaping Literacy Librarian Goddess I can be!
I am paused in a quiet corner of our annual Music Camp, in the last moments of this year 2018, to be here, to touch this space and perhaps connect with a few of you, in these fleeting moments of the ever spinning coming days of our new year, 2019. I am, it seems, perpetually always ‘behind’ in work life. YET! I am declaring here and now, this new year of 2019, as one for REALIZING DREAMS!All of our ancestors are cheering us on as another calendar page turns and another year is gone! All of their dreams merge with ours as the circle of time rolls on and on …Life is a never ending circle offering us endless opportunities to co-create. At this turning point moment, of the new year, may we turn within with compassion and care to be aware of all that is, all that has been, and all that can be. Our New Year is a fresh beginning that asks us to honor the past and embrace the future firmly rooted in the present moment.

So! Aware of this marker in time, the fleeting moments, and the music swirling in my background, I am here. I could make apologies for not making my promised Transformational Tuesdays for the rest of this 2018 year or make a bunch of new promises for 2019 yet for this moment, here in the circle of time, I will not. I will remain mostly silent … yet here, aware, blessed.
Closing this month and year, I am zinging zen and smiling … for the wondrous beings we are and the potential of all we can be. I am accepting the (camp) limitations that will make some of my January 1st deadlines late yet appreciating all that is new and coming in this new year ~ like in the new Victorian!Whatever is on your new year horizon, may you be blessed in it. If you, like me, are feeling late in your implementation, take an appreciation vacation to any and all of your 2018 accomplishments … YES, YOU! We’ll make it a Mindful Monday Mediation Invitation … just what all did you DO and BECOME in 2018???!!! Share here, on FaceBook, in your journal, in your mind and heart, celebrate YOU! And share your celebration! For my part, I will celebrate Jeremiah’s successful launch into the world and UCLA! JUST turning a new step back in the caretaking role of my father and this year’s CD, Feathers Of Family Camp, the new Victorian and making it back to this annual Folk Music Camp Jeremiah has never missed and I have been at since the turn of 1992. Whew! And! For this space … I will trust that I will be here soon and regularly implementing some new guidance and inspiration here and throughout the whole scope of my beloved work.  Whatever is yours to do, WOO HOO! REALIZE THOSE DREAMS! Whether they are still unknown, long time grown, in process, or sleeping sound …. let’s embrace this new round on holy ground with a hopeful, joyous sound that prayerfully, globally abounds! Namaste, Love. Happy New Year!

 

Posted in Vibrations, Vision, Yes

Yes To Darkness Yields Light

Namaste Shining Stars!
I greet you in the light and the dark at this darkest time of year all aglow with twinkling Christmas …The darkness can provide a perfect backdrop for the light; a place where dreams can take root and grow. It can be the needed space of gestation or restoration. A place we can easily say yes to.

The painful darkness of our shadows is fearful space where we may hurt ourselves and others. It is a place we resist even though we know what we resist, persists.

Saying yes to pain can be a useful way to move through it. Key word, MOVE! Have you ever known someone(s) addicted to pain? We are addictive by nature and negativity has a particularly enticing vibration that hooks individuals, families, communities, nations. Energy work is a key way to release negativity from our bodies, minds, Spirits and we also can use our consciousness to see the story we are living in.Ultimately it is our choice, moment by moment, day by day, year by year, and lifetime by lifetimes, just who and what we say YES to! Who and what is that for you?

Of course, everything we say yes to naturally means we are saying no to other things. This season is an invitation to the deep hope, peace, Love & Joy found in the Advent flames yet it is also a time easy to overcommit and feel depleted rather than inspired. The tender heartedness of this time of year often brings sadness rather than joy, darkness rather than light. When we sit still long enough to soothe our longing hearts with tenderness, there are gifts in both the dark and the light waiting for us. What darkness can you yield? What light?

Here is my December vlog that speaks perfectly imperfectly to my darkness and light in changing homes this season. It speaks to divine order and the ultimate Light Of Love that lives in all of us … as us!

Ya, it’s a loooooooooooong one with a few pictures thrown in. Still in a spin yet inviting all to come on in with a darkness yeeesss of the Solstice:Our Leaping Literacy Free Shelf is a zealous yippee of Letters Y & Z as we end the re-run year for humanity:

With 2019 around the corner, I am in a deep dive of discernment for both the live and online offerings. I am using the flashlight of my heart to decipher fear from Love in the darkness allowing me to show up happy and free living life vibrantly!

Whatever is a-swirl for you in this season’s dark and light, I wish you all the best in knowing you are blessed, living your story with a zealous YES! Namaste, Love.

Posted in Acceptance, Awareness, Blessings, devotion, Divinity, expansion, expression, Thanks Living, Yes

Expansive Gratitude

Namaste Expressive, Expansive Spirit Givers!

I greet you with the belated posts planned for last Thursday’s Thanks Living Thanksgiving, and then yesterday’s Giving Tuesday … ah, deep sigh of shifting commitments and continued life overwhelm. Thursday was a good family day and yesterday spent unexpectedly at the hospital with my dad. My dedication to being here each Tuesday until yearend morphed into Wednesdays and then last week, not at all. Such evidence of my struggle for balance. I continue to give and over-give in the endless cycle of never being enough. Our Black Friday society continuously blares the message (buy) more, more, MORE! All the deets of our lives aside, Spirit always beckons us to go within. Spotlight on self examination.

Look Within!

And so it goes, that wherever we are, there we are. After 8 and a half years, I am in a new home finding some forgotten fragments of self, I am not that fond of. Much of this is directly related to Jeremiah being away and my new life beginning as his does. He was in our new home for 2 nites before I drove him back and stayed over to see and hear him play the Rose Bowl. He is in the UCLA ‘solid gold sound’ of the band and happy. My YES for him has me reshaping my own views of my new co-creations here and on the horizon. And re-learning my tools of Thanks Living and choosing happiness.

This world teaches us that our existence is defined by the outer circumstances of our lives. Spirit allows us to know a different truth … one that is based on seeing, feeling, knowing, being the divine thread woven into every aspect of who we be and what all of Creation is. We certainly look to others for meaning and inspiration, even explanation. Yet in the end, all answers are within.

Recipe For Life!

I have been reminded of one of the elder teachers I have known and wrote a song about on our Trust What You Hear CD. The chorus of the song, Still Walking, says:
Love the Creator & the Whole Creation,
Give of yourself wherever you’re set down
Put your heart & hands into loving service
and always know you’re walking holy ground

When we align with Love and service, the reverence of walking holy ground often follows and guides our way. Yet! As so many of us over-givers know, Love and service can be depleting and lead into overwhelm, burnout, ill health of body, mind, Spirit. Again, self examination and correction of our energies is the crucial factor in keeping ourselves balanced, healthy, holy.

Care Giving!

Giving Tuesday is indeed a nice balance point for Black Friday & Cyber Monday as we pay attention to where we flow our money ~ for who & what … when and where. Perhaps the biggest invitation is to the examination of how we care ~ for who & what … when and where. As I was re-committing to a long list of work projects yesterday, my dad called to say he had just gotten up from a long night (and morning) on the floor. He sounded alert and ‘with it’ saying he had gotten himself into bed so I grabbed a shower before heading over. In shifting all priorities, the shower seemed reasonable and he was sleeping like a baby when I got there. The disarray of the house and his body took us to the hospital where tests showed his CHF was out of control. They are keeping him for a few days to ‘dry out’. As the hours rolled by at the hospital, I marveled at the nurses and doctors who so lovingly give their hearts and hands to service. And I fused waves of inspiration & motivation, with frustration and dedication returning ~ over and again ~ to the holy ground I am walking.

Choosing Expansion!

My new home is all about expansion for myself and for Creative Spirit Families ~ both the Online Library and the local community. This big place is definitely feeling full of promise and potentiality and in turn, sometimes overwhelming and lonely. I have been feeling another elder so strongly ~ Faith Petric! Like her Victorian in SF, this will be a music house full of singing.

The mixed intuition I had all along was pointing to more old dirt than I wished to care for ~ yes, my own but mostly having to clean as I go … some of it grimy yuck I cannot and will not live with. And! I was getting increasingly a bit phobic about dirt so this place is allowing some lower standards 🙂 I am choosing to expand in all kinds of ways, some of which is not inherent in the square footage! I will be bringing videos to life in the near future and the house will be open for Solstice!

Thanks Living = Holy (Wholly!) Living!

The darkness ~ like all of life ~ is an ever present, omnipresent invitation to the Light. The Light invites us to be bright! Shining through the shadows is what grows our souls. And so it goes that with deep self examination and divination, we can align with the shine of our divine design. For me, that brings me back, time after time, to the Leaping Literacy Library! Creative Spirit Families mission is to support traditional, creative, and spiritual family literacy. The dreams I have for expansion have not gone away yet rather patiently wait for my scattered attention. I am choosing to focus and allow grace to guide and assist me in this labor of Love ~ especially through all the labor pains!

For us to live holy ~ and wholly ~ we must remain mindful, grateful, willing … and thereby able to be response able (responsible!) to live our highest callings! Just say YES!!


And so dear ones, when and if you are reading these words, I wish you ease and grace in knowing yourself, giving yourself care and knowing the holiness in all of it. We are infinitely blessed by this gift of life. We give our best, when we gratefully express our YES, whatever that is for you in any given moment. And so we grow in the light! Blessed be! Namaste, Love.

Posted in Hope, Humanity, Uncategorized, Vibrations, Wisdom

Wounded Explorations


Namaste Wondrous Exploration of Humanity!

I greet you with the hope of restoration and well being … with the AHmazing resilience that is the human Spirit that lives, and moves and breathes through each of us and all of us. The above picture is from today’s daily Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families. It reads:

StarPlay:
Play doctor today! Tend to any and all wounds you feel in your body, mind, Spirit by identifying them … with bandaids! Put bandaids on yourself or your teddy bear or a piece of paper with a picture that represents you. Tend to your wounds by seeing that they are there, putting a bandaid on them, put a smiley face on the bandaid, and zap all the spots with all the Love & light you can to bring wellness! You can also do this for the wounds of loved ones you know or for those hurting in this world you’ve never met. Zap out lots of loving healing and wellness!

StarPray:
Play Thank You Mother/Father Creator for the wonder of restorative wellness & healing happening now in my body, mind, and Spirit. I align with the divine shine of my design to allow Your light of Love to heal any wound within me and restore wellness and wellbeing. I send this healing light out to all beings now. I pray that everywhere there is pain and wounding of any kind, Your Love is there in restorative wonderment! We are all truly well with Your Love!

This message speaks to where I am today … torn up body and rattled Spirit from my move into the new home. Despite my previous work, it turned into a bit of chaotic ninja packing at the end facilitated by some wonderful helping angels with skin on! Thank you all! I am indeed infinitely blessed. And! It will be a long Christmas season of opening boxes and bags in surprise of some of what was last minute packed.

Truth is, this expanded move has so far to be so much more ~ and somewhat different ~ than what I’d expected. Yet! As all of life does, it is perfectly showing me much of which is easily forgotten. Nothing like going deep into the cupboards and closets! Inevitably, I found low lying layers of shame which no doubt added to the physical pain in my poor body temple.

And guilt! As I was moving this RIDICULOUS amount of accumulation, the CA wildfires destroyed so many homes ~ the whole town of Paradise. Some folks did not make it out.  They burned in their cars trying to make it through a wall of flames and some died in their homes in what was a mighty fire storm that gave no time or chance to flee. Therein, the ones who lots their homes and all their possessions are the lucky ones. And as this was (is) going on, I was literally beating myself up at least physically to move all my massive amount of ‘treasure’. I do intend to find ways to give my excess to those in need.

As discussed here some weeks ago in Vibrational Vision,, the vibrational scale of consciousness bottoms out with guilt and shame so it behooves us to always reach higher! Though I do feel zapped and exhausted, I also feel infinitely blessed and welcoming to this expansion I said yes to. Perhaps we will explore more deets here in the coming weeks! For now, I continue to move forward ~ using ho’oponopono daily as we explored in the Utterly Fearless Universal Love post here 1 month ago.

As I embrace my 56th birthday this weekend, I continue to return to Love for myself and the existence I have chosen to express. I close with another prayer of compassion for this latest group of fire victims in my home state of CA as well as all beings on this planet who suffer greatly.

Holy Creator of all that is, we align with you now knowing the infinity of divinity is in all of life in every moment. We see, know, affirm and confirm the divine order of all, for all. May all the wounded ones in this world suffering in so many deep ways, be held up by Your Love through angels of all kinds. May all beings be compassionately blessed with help to have all needs met. May the peace that passeth understanding prevail as we each and all live the Love You created us of. And so it can be. And so it is!

Thank you for being here and for continuing to do what is yours to do, to align with the shine of your own divine design … to live fully, loving, protecting, nurturing this gift of life for ourselves and all others. Keep reaching high and allowing your heart to fly free! Namaste, Love.

Posted in Acceptance, Awareness, Wisdom, WOW

Wisely Wondering


Namaste Wise Ones Walking This World With Wonder!

I greet you in the name of wonder and the expansive opportunities it lends us ~ the power of WOW! As I am in the intensity of packing and moving, I expand out into our nation and the midterm elections that happened this transformational Tuesday. I further open the wise eyes of my heart to know that this wonderful Wednesday is Diwali for Hindus worldwide. Light filled Diwali! A celebration of light over dark, good over evil. Yes, there is much to wonder about this WOW day on planet earth.

As humans, we often walk this world full of judgments. Sometimes smugly, knowing that we are wise in our truth. Sometimes, we walk our path with downright righteous indignation. And so it goes with the continued, charged political climate we are living ~ not just here in America but worldwide. It is a sign of where we are as humanity ~ the natural ascension we are growing into as humanity, has a huge backlash of resistance and insistence on lies like white supremacy. We must continue to align with the shine of our divine design ~ meeting these challenges with compassion, justice … and wonderment. When we do, we can WOW ourselves and each other with the power of Love.

Yesterday, I witnessed something that disgusted me and wounded my heart yet in later reflection, I see it as an invitation to curiosity and compassion. My rural county is more red than blue. Still, I was somewhat shocked to see a small group that included kids holding Trump signs and selling maga t-shirts yesterday at an intersection. We are indeed at an intersection in our history. What hurts my heart is that kids are experiencing Trump as a positive through their parents. In my music classes at the school last week, I had a 1st grader dressed as Trump and I had to wrestle with mixed feelings for sure. I find it appalling that any parent would want that kind of example for their child. The bald face lies, bullying, and mean spirited divisiveness he spouts that incites crowds to cheer can send me to righteous indignation straight away to be sure. It is the timeless dance of Love and fear. So! Deep breath. Transformational tool of curious wondering instead of judgmental knowing leads me to a greater, compassionate wisdom. More peace. Yes, peace begins with me … and you … and him … and her … and us … and ‘them’. Let us work together for yes blessed oneness!The election results were full of disappointments for me and for many … Yet! Many triumphs as well … for both ‘sides’ … ultimately and hopefully our divided nation will not fall but continue to grow … stronger, better, more compassionate and aligned with the shine of our divine design as we learn to let Love lead us into working together for the highest good of all.

On the home front, I have used the tools of wonder and WOW as I pack up my life including all the stuff that is mine, Jeremiah’s, and Creative Spirit Families’. I am trusting ~ myself first and foremost ~ and definitely my reliance on Spirit and faith in divine order. Though there are many contributing factors, the house being built next to me here helped push me out of the nest fairly simultaneously to my little birdie flying free. There are many aspects of this new build I could complain about yet I have been practicing wowness for the wonder of what it is to take stacks of wood and make them into a house. People, we are co-creators, more powerful than we dare to know, and we can co-create Ahmazing creations of all kinds! Let us trust Spirit and ourselves to keep creating light over dark, good over evil, Love over fear.

Fear builds walls, Love opens doors!

And so let us keep opening the doors in our own minds and hearts with wonder and wowness for what is to be alive, to see injustice and work for change, to recognize walls of fear in ourselves and others and to choose to take the walls down brick by brick. And as we all build, clean, maintain our own house of Love, mind/body/Spirit, home/community/country/world, may we marvel at what it is to live this gift of life and let this sense of wowness buoy us up to do what is ours to do where, when, how it is ours to do it.

For my part, there is still plenty in the making for Creative Spirit Families and Leaping Literacy ~ in our new, forthcoming abode and beeeeeeeeeeeeeyoooooooond! Our Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf is stocked with exuberant, wise wowness for November so sign up or in with your free Leaping Literacy Library Card to celebrate spirituality and literacy with us including 3 short Spirit songs from the new CD!
Wishing you and all of us transformational moments of expansive wonder and exuberant WOW! Namaste, Love!