Let's play & pray today!

What Now? Allow!

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Namaste bright blessings of bold beauty! I great you in the name of beautiful essence always available … especially in the ugly!

Remember this scare share last October?!Remember this scare share last October?! Finding this ginormous cricket in my laundry coming OUT of the washing machine … and still alive …  was a heaping helping of EW! NO THANK YOU!

I am reminded in this moment as I take an ‘ew review’ ~ with lots of appreciation too! ~ of the current challenges I continue to face with family and work et al. I feel a bit like I’ve once again crawled out of the ‘wringer’ in new celebration, determination and preservation!

Briefly, I continue to mindfully evaluate the life I am blessed living … the good, the bad, the ugly. I am embracing my freedom to change AND to love what is and change what I can at the pace of grace. While I know immediate leaps and shifts do happen, my path seems to usually be slower.

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And the life I have chosen is intertwined with others … most immediately, my teenage son and elderly dying dad. What I know to be true is that I can and I must make a conscious choice to nurture me ~ dare I say, sometimes first ~ before I nurture them. The mother/daughter dance I am in can be dizzying though I am learning and allowing new dance steps more and more in allowance with my own heart. A big part of caring for myself, especially in the wake of a myriad of situations that come to me for ‘tending’, is to make time and commitment for my beloved artistic, spirit, and literacy work. I am on an exciting new track to re-open our Leaping Literacy Online Membership Library on 9/9 and while I still have the need for a team, I am getting the bit of help needed to do it ~ woo hoo! I am spending the time to complete what has been patiently awaiting my presence and action … I am acting and I am allowing it all to come together. The years I have spent with literacy ~ traditional, creative, and spiritual come together now at Creative Spirit Families and the Leaping Literacy Library. The New Thought Families branch is a rich resource for remembering … playful & reverent family spirituality with hundreds of songs, videos, calendar pages, pictures … I am acting on a renewed commitment to make it all accessible for any who can benefit from it. I am answering the call to finally bring it full circle.NTFLLLThe Free Shelf this week is freshly Friday Freebie re-stocked! The Laurie StorEBook is a whacky version of the ‘Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly’ ~ a singing celebration of Long I Vowels. Our ChildSing song is of the caterpillar to butterfly transformation while our New Thought Families offering is one of our Conscious Comedy episodes, “Which Way To Go?” ~ goofy Godly play! From SoulPlay, cook with our (last summer’s) Camp Chef Anne Baker. FreebiesThe Free Shelf is a little glimpse into our Leaping Literacy ‘OM’ Library re-opening in divine time on 9/9!

Live events coming up are also heart filled exciting. Our next local PlayShop is a mini Feather’s Camp at the lovely Lake Tabeaud:
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And! Jeremiah and I will be hosting Compassion In Action: An In Our Hands Performance PlayShop at the Parliament Of World Religions in Salt Lake City in October! Our little presentation is part of a plethora of powerful programs packed into this 5 day event. While we are honored to be anywhere on the roster, it is exciting to just be a attending such a grand event. Maybe you & yours want to go too?! There’s still time!

Whatever you are celebrating, embracing, enduring or tolerating in this moment, this time … may you deep breath allow … Love … that is all around you for your highest good. May you deep breath allow … the flow of Love … that is you. Namaste, Love!

 

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Namaste Beloved Lights of Love Expressed Life!

Greetings of Grace this integrated, inspirational moment we have chosen to take a deep breath together. Deep breath of Love expressed …

This week has me working on many pieces of life … Jeremiah’s first week of 10th grade and a renewed commitment to rectify the Leaping Literacy Online Library among many other things.

Truthfully, I have also been battling some grandpa grumpies, life tiredness, and disillusioned depressions over what seems like commitments I can’t re-negotiate. Revision decision! Of course I can and I am. Changing at the pace of grace and with deep gratitude. The grateful way is the only way for me to make happy revisions to previous decisions. I am also napping daily!

Always so many pieces … as today’s New Thought Families Calendar entry speaks of … we are always parts of the whole!

Pieces of Beauty

Yesness Expressed: Abundant August Beauty Blessed

Pieces of Whole Beauty

One Love … and each us us expressing it in our own ways!

While some of my big picture plans still seem elusive, I keep returning to my heart of the moment … you know that deep breath centering in the blessedness of yes expressed this moment.

And in what can clearly be argued as creative avoidance of cleaning the Leaping Literacy Library shelves, I illustrated and published a title from the archives with the help of the generous photographers at Pixabay. “Ducks Can” was recorded on our ChildSing Spring Into Summer CD and is one of the Laurie Story Physical Phonics rhymes that engages kids in moving and acting out … the wonderful world of … yes, ducks!

Brand new release is sitting on the Free Shelf this week!

Brand new release is sitting on the Free Shelf this week!

Part of my own generosity and the whacky oh so loose business model I am employing allows this sharing … to release a brand new title and just give it away! Folks are doing it in lots of ways these days on Amazon et al … it is an amazing time for publishing and sharing our gifts!

Ducks Can is Laurie Story word play celebrating a few of our natural wonders found in ducks.

Ducks Can is Laurie Story word play celebrating a few of our natural wonders ~ ducks!

From the metaphysical perspective, we are also in an unprecedented place of co-creation and empowered manifestation in our human evolution. The power of our hearts is growing with tools like gratitude and Spirit connection aiding us to be more of who we truly be. Of course, we still must choose to override the old programming that says “we can’t” and love ourselves and our dreams through every bit of doubt and fear that arises. We just keep choosing Love. No matter what.

This week’s Free Shelf celebration of ducks is a mirror for our own self celebration. The SoulPlay offering of the week is an inspirational Reset Moment with the Wake Up Your Magic Lady Susan Guild who wisely reminds us to find our inner voice with vim, vitality and vigor! We’re also celebrating that SuZQ  has a new release out ~ Wake Up the Creative Healing Power Within: Your Cells and The Mighty Crayon ~ More ways to revise with inner eyes!

Voice your vim, vitality & vigor!

Voice your vim, vitality & vigor!

Free sign up or sign in Leaping Literacy Library card!

Free sign up or sign in Leaping Literacy Library card!

Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf!

So beautiful blossoms of divine timing, whatever decisions, revisions or incisions you are in the midst of, may you find the encouragement and inspiration you need to keep on being the Love expressed you are. Again, we are infinitely blessed in the media plethora available to us. At a particularly low point this week, the amazing grace voice of icon Oprah Winfrey brought me back home to my heart. The link to that talk is below. May you find whatever re-connects you to your own inner knowing of grace filled precision. We are all an important piece of the whole. Created from Love, so richly blessed, our only ‘job’ in this life is to be Love expressed. Namaste, Love!

Feathers Of Freedom

Welcome to Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp!

Welcome to Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp!

Namaste free floating feathers of faith, fortitude, freedom and fab family fun!

This week’s post brings you a mini Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp experience … from Silver Lake at the base of Thunder Mountain in the sacred Sierras, with all the fab family hearts of all ages that gathered, and with your own heart now whatever mindful moment you pause here to join us …

Welcome to the Circle of Love!

Welcome to the Circle of Love!

What do feathers mean to you?!

What do feathers mean to you?!

We gathered in small and bigger circles to sing, drum, make music, connections, and share heart time. Check into your own heart now … what does freedom mean to you? What would it feel like to be at summer camp in the Sierras with your family? With yourself? Your friends? Your community?

Let's start the day with early bird yoga!

Let’s start the day with early bird yoga!

Early bird yoga … a great way to start the day! A mindful, heart centering practice led by yogi Keith, we stretch and re-awaken our bodies while we open our hearts to ourselves, each other, and our beautiful surroundings … mmm mmm good!

Early bird yoga ... a great balance of self care and a sacred yes to the day!

Early bird yoga … a great balance of self care and a sacred yes to the day!

In what ways can we start our days in a body-mind-Spirit practice that opens our hearts to our blessings?! Close your eyes right now and feel yourself as a feathered bird … you may want to stand on one foot, extend the other leg out and your arms out as wings … for real or in your mind … BE that balanced bird flying FREE!

Do you have yuckies, troubles, stresses in the way of your freedom and yesses? Let’s PLAY them away!

Feeling yuckies? Let's express them into the heart of Love, them blow them away with play!

Feeling yuckies? Let’s express them into the heart of Love, blow them away with PLAY!

Blow your troubles like bubbles ...floating through the air. Troubles like bubbles, float your every care!

“Blow your troubles like bubbles …floating through the air. Troubles like bubbles, float your every care!” ~ From the song found on our Small After Small CD!

When we release our yuckies with play, we can change our perspective in freeing ways!

When we release our yuckies with play, we can change our perspective in freeing ways!

Can you see your yuckies and challenges through the lens of light hearted play? Blow bubbles for a few minutes releasing your cares into the floating, popping bubbles … do you feel lighter and freer?!

Let’s head to the lake for some water fun … on the beach, in the water, it is fun to be free to have fun!

Just being lakeside if freeing and fun ...

Just being lakeside if freeing and fun …

Wade in the water ~ and splash some too ~!

Wade in the water ~ and splash some too ~!

Paddling is SO freeing & fun!

Paddling is SO freeing & fun!

Paddling together builds heart centered teamwork!

Paddling together builds heart centered teamwork!

From Sandy Beach … some stay for lake & beach fun and some head onto the Waterfall Walk ~ let’s go! Since you are with us in imagination, you can do both!

In sacred Sierra beauty, we go!

In sacred Sierra beauty, we go!

Walk this way ... more beauty & water play!

Walk this way … more feathered beauty & water play!

We're HERE! And the further down you go, the more waterfalls you find!

We’re HERE! And the further down you go, the more waterfalls you find! Walk & splash in the freedom of your  mind!

Freedom to run the rocks, splash in the water, sit in stillness drinking in the beauty … what calls to your heart and feet? Are you running, splashing, or taking a seat?! You can do it ALL!

So many ways to play! Let’s head back to Camp for a fairy tea party!

Put on your wings!

Put on your wings!

Fairy Tea Party!

It’s a Fairy Tea Party!

Put on your wings and sip some tea!

Be FREE! Put on your wings and sip some tea!

Look! A big flying fairy!

Look! A big flying fairy!

Here in the woods, you can also take a self guided Forgiveness Footprints/Spirit Calling walk stopping to reflect, forgive, listen … mindful and heart centered contemplation & celebration of the many relationships and circumstances of your life … our lives are filled with others’ footprints!

Is there someone or something calling you?

Is there someone or something calling you?

What pets come to mind? Anything or anyone to forgive? Can you celebrate and honor the pets you have had?

What pets come to mind? Anything or anyone to forgive? Can you celebrate and honor the pets you have had?

We can stop for individual family members and/or our (global) family!

Family! We can stop for individual family members and/or our (global) family!

More PLAY! Art! Music! Variety shows filled with talent! It is so fun to be us!

Artist joyful Dena shared her watercolor supplies and face paint talents ~ woo hoo!

Artist joyful Dena shared her watercolor supplies and face paint talents ~ woo hoo!

Teddy bears, face paint, and drumming, oh my!

Teddy bears, face paint, and drumming, oh my!

Listen to this! Blooming talent is about ~ what song is in you waiting to come out?

Listen to this! Blooming talent is about ~ what song is in you waiting to come out?

Musical talents combined! Who can you make music with today ~ in body and/or mind?!

Musical talents combined! Who can you make music with today ~ in body and/or mind?!

Yessing the blessing of music!

Yessing the blessing of music!

And drama too! what talents lie in you? Express your YES!

And drama too! What talents lie in you? Express your YES!

You can roast a marshmallow now … in the indoor fireplace above or on the big, outside campfire … go ahead and make a smore … imagination calories are full of ooey gooey no harm good tasting fun!

Thanks for coming to Family Camp! Hopefully you could glimpse the freedom of joy in your own heart from this … I took over 600 pictures so this really is a glimpse, tee hee. I am SO deeply grateful for all of you campers and co-creators who came to camp and made our experience so rich, so joy filled, and so free! Thank you, thank you, thank you all!

Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp is an invitation to the beauty of nature, the heart of family & community, the Love of Spirit, all centered in the freedom of creativity and fun. You can join us next August in the sacred Sierras and you can co-create your own freeing fun any mindful moment between now & then … just ask your heart for wisdom and your Free Spirit of play for guidance!

Thank you for the gift of your Feathers Of Freedom presence here and in the world. Namaste, Love!

Anything bugging you?! Visit our Free Shelf this week for so much fun with BUGS!

Anything bugging you?! Visit our Free Shelf this week for so much fun with BUGS!  http://www.creativespiritfamilies.com/LLLibraryCard.html

 

 

 

Free To Stand Still

A favorite place to pause on the Waterfall Walk

A favorite place to pause on the Waterfall Walk

Namaste beings of beauty, serenity and freedom!

In the whirlwind of To Do’s, I am feeling some measure of Ta Da as I stop to deep breath stand still … for a fleeting moment!

What is on your To Do & Ta Da Lists this week?! What makes you stand still? Can you be still in the midst of the journey? Well, for a mindful, meditative moment anyway.

For our part, it’s Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp time! The car is (over)packed; I am playing a library show on the way (sorta on the way!) and then preparing the camp with feathers and footsteps of freedom for all the families coming this Friday and throughout the weekend … This Blue Moon Friday! Yes July’s 2nd full moon is coming up to light our way on the mountain!

In the free fall of a feather ... softly standing still ... at least for this breath!

In the free fall of a feather … softly standing still … at least for this breath!

The New Thought Families daily Play & Pray Calendar’s fortitude filled July footsteps are walking right into the Awesome arms of August Beauty & Yes Expressed ~ stop by for a playful place to stand still ~ any day! And the Free Shelf has been restocked …
FreebiesI promise to take you on a mini-camp experience next week in the after glow of Freedom Of Feathers. I also heartily invite you to co-create the freedom of standing still in sacred space whatever mindful moment you can make. I know ~ and am living it ~ that we in this culture tend to value productivity & movement over sitting or standing still … yet let’s all try stillness more often this week! And now … we’re goin’ camping!

Free Laurie StorEBook this week!

Free Laurie StorEBook this week!

May you feel free to be … light as a feather … this moment … and always. Namaste, Love!

“I SEE YOU” Laurie Story Photoshop Photo Art

Greetings Co-Creative Beings of WonderFULL Wonderment! I SEE YOU ~ I see the divine perfection of you always acting for Love … and yes, sometimes crying for Love. Ernest Holmes said, “Everything is either an act of love or a cry for love.” Our song, Always Love, sings it HERE along with our upcoming Feathers Of Faith Family Camp song, Circle of Love … Love Always!

Deep breath of Love this divine moment … Stop, drop (into our hearts) and breeeeeeeeeathe. This week’s blog has metaphysical musings sprinkled throughout a show-n-tell of the art creations I entered in our county fair. For anyone who caught last week’s post as I was in the thick of finishing them up … I actually entered 10 of the proposed 14. The fairy garden just HAS TO get finished one of these fine fair days! It’s on the list with LOTS of other unfinished business play! Perhaps some of you can relate? I was heartened by the tireless smiling ones at the fair taking in all of our creations when they said that even they (fair veterans) had not completed all they had signed up for either! Guess that most if not all of us can mis-judge our time.

“REVISITED MEMORIES” ~ I took some of my old favorite t-shirts Jeremiah wore when he was little and put them on an old jean jacket. Waiting for Jeremiah at the airport the night before, as he returned from his first solo flight East, I cut up his old shirts. The next day, he helped me carry in all my creations to the fair.

Glass Bouquet from car to display table!

Glass Bouquet from car to display table!

Yes, my Jeremiah returned this week in the middle of my art creation madness … he did a lot of juicing with his dad and lost 20 pounds in the 23 days he was gone. While it seems maybe too fast, Jeremiah remains strong in body and rooted in his heart. In a few months, he will be behind the wheel of our pretty Prius. Of all of my co-creations, I am challenged and fed most by what it is to parent another human from infancy into adulthood. Indeed, always a circle of Love!

The jacket garnered ribbons I strongly suspect because no one else entered recycled wearables!

The jacket garnered ribbons I strongly suspect because no one else entered recycled wearables!

“A VELA STORE REMEMBERED”

Remember the family house/store I am cleaning out? I took decades of dust off of some found treasures to honor a small bit of Al's creations.

Remember the family house/store I am cleaning out? I took decades of dust off of some found treasures to honor a small bit of Al’s creations.

In weaving together the many threads of our lives … ancestral, generational, gestational … there is a divine order, always. Yet we have this free will that lets us decide if, and how fast, we manifest the callings of our heart and soul. We can choose to forget or honor the past, as well as shape or deny the dreams of our future. And in the all there is moment of now, we can choose to be present to the gift in gratitude & celebration or do an ego dance of finding what’s wrong in a judgment tango of how it should be ~ different.

“BOOMING BLOOMING”

I was called back to the fair to re-glue my creation after it fell apart ... a learning curve that coulda woulda shoulda been navigated well in advance ... the glass was way to heavy for the canvas but I was a dog with a bone in my insistence to enter it anyway!

I was called back to the fair to re-glue my creation after it fell apart … a learning curve that coulda woulda shoulda been navigated well in advance … the glass was way too heavy for the canvas but I was a dog with a bone in my insistence to enter it anyway! One gift of the repair trip was another view of pre-fair ~ what an incredible creation THAT is ~ so many dedicated hours of service!

Like all of life, this week’s adventures have me looking at how I choose to do life and why. I have long been a queen of ‘Creative Avoidance’ yet through my more seasoned heart eyes of compassion and acceptance, I can see clearly the fear that drives them and the Love that holds them and calls them out into the world. So, in the case of this week’s fair art … I have long since wanted to do this. I learned A LOT … about the all important presentation if nothing else! I am showing up in my community with creative contributions. I honored myself, my dad, my ancestor with a nod to his creations. Maybe I am giving ideas or inspirations to others in my sharing. A lot of good to be sure. The avoidance? My web work and business structure that can support me financially and give others creative tools for educational and family literacy. And yes, it is still my life’s work. I continue chipping away at it; I vow to get it done.  I know the ways I creatively avoid fully owning it. Divine order timing has me allowing to put full focus there … after the fair and next week’s Feather’s Of Freedom Family Camp!

Photo collages of my little town where we live now and my dad's ranch where I grew up.

Photo collages of my little town where we live now and my dad’s ranch where I grew up.

Through digital wonders, my dad's cat Whitey is 'looking' at a squirrel I photo captured in the Calavaras Big Trees state park a few weeks back!

Through digital wonders, my dad’s cat Whitey is ‘looking’ at a squirrel I photo captured in the Calavaras Big Trees state park a few weeks back!

Excited & delighted to ... begin again ... to embrace the heart of freedom in the sacred Sierras and co-create this space for the families who are joining us!

Excited & delighted to … begin again … to embrace the heart of freedom in the sacred Sierras and co-create this space for the families who are joining us in the circle of Love!

So, this deep breath day, I am off to my yoga class and dad care. I will be bringing dad to the fair this afternoon and back again tomorrow. In the past, he has always gone all 4 days to the fair ~ this year, I’ll take him for 2 days and my sister will take him 1. If his 90th birthday trip to the mountains is any indication, I’m sure he will do great! And whether he wants to see it all or not, I will be wheeling him through Pokerville Hall to see all my creations!

“SHIMMERING SHELLFISH” hanging at the fair!

“OH YES IT DOES”

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Hard to see, but I glued real money on these money trees … an affirmation that, “Oh Yes It Does!”

RibbonsIn the eyes of creation, every note the bird sings is divine. truly, all we do is in divine order. When we allow ourselves to celebrate our choices … and yes, absolutely (lovingly!) course correct when those choices don’t feel good … the sacred perfection of our lives reveals itself and there is no sweeter place to be. 8 of my 10 fair entries have ribbons next to them but believe me when I tell you, it truly doesn’t matter to me. I won the battle with myself to follow through and show up expressing the creative urgings that called me.

I wish the same for you beloved ones. May you celebrate all the ways you are blessed in saying YES today! Namaste, Love.

This week's Free Shelf is bursting with COLOR!

This week’s Free Shelf is bursting with COLOR!

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Namaste holy wondrous hearts & harmonious wanderers! Thank you for spending this mindful moment with me; let’s breathe in mountain beauty & sweet surrendered stillness … mmmm. Deep sacred breath of yes …
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In last week’s check in, I was on the way up the mountain with my sisters and my dad to celebrate his 90th birthday. It was a good trip and as one of my blessed caregivers for dad so beautifully stated, “It will be a soft pillow in your memories.”
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It had been awhile since I had spent extended family time and I was tested a time or two. While I didn’t like the reactive feelings that came up, I stayed as the observer and consciously did not engage in ‘counter attacks’. All in all, I found it a good barometer of growth. And! I definitely had help; I re-centered in prayer in the gorgeous St. Mary’s church where the birthday boy ~ 90 year old dad ~ also glimpsed the divine … at least for a moment.

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It is amazing what a stunning stained glass filled house of prayer and beauty can do for the soul!DSCN1289

As any parent or caregiver in any capacity knows, we all need time to rejuvenate and fill our souls. Yesterday I went back up the mountain and did a summer library show in a small library with some lovely peeps. Then I took mountain time for me and it was glorious!

In my second trip up the mountain this week, I took some time to rejuvenate lakeside ... aahh!

In my second trip up the mountain this week, I took some time to rejuvenate lakeside … aahh!

Today was a busy day of caretaking for my dad and working on my many art projects of the moment. I signed up to take some art to our county fair this weekend … something I have wanted to do for several years. I was so excited and delighted when I signed up … to bring … 14 things. I know, really? 1, 2, 3, 4 would have been plenty?! I will let you know next week ~ with pictures! ~ how many I actually finish by the Saturday deadline! I have been really looking at my tendencies to overcommit, not finish, feel bad … well I feel pretty compassionate these days actually because I am simply doing the (un)worthiness dance … it’s a deep subject but suffice it to say I am ever embracing me, loving me, ever deeper especially when I ‘fall short’. I LOVE co-creation and the infinite possibilities that we can co-create. I was SO excited and delighted for each of the 14 items I envisioned making for the fair … and so I continue to delight in as much of it as I can … and complete what I can. There is plenty of web work still on the proverbial list as well as a fabulous, fun filled Feathers Camp to facilitate this month and the ongoing caretaking of my dad and all else … SO?! BREATHE …. DEEP … LOVE … DEEPER!

The question Oriah Mountain Dreamer asks on the cover of her book, The Dance, came to her in a dream and in the voice of her wise grandmother.

I am reading Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s book, The Dance, with a good friend(s) in an online book discussion. The question on the cover is one I am visiting daily, “What if the question is not why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?! In deeply loving me, I get to keep practicing acceptance and celebration of who I really am, even and especially when I fall short to prove again how I am not enough. What a wearisome game! In the eyes of the sacred heart, I am, we are, such incredibly beautiful creations. Enough? My goodness, really?! We are loved beyond measure, much the same way we unconditionally love our children or pets.

My 3+ weeks without Jeremiah ends tomorrow night when he flies home from his dad’s. It has been a time of intense trust for me. There is much to say on the subject but we will have to visit the mother dance another mindful moment.

Our daily Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families continues to celebrate holy ground and fortitude filled feet with playful reminders … walk, dance, stand with us there! And the Leaping Literacy Online Library Free Shelf is freshly stocked for the week. EnJOY!:
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This week’s free singing Laurie StorEBook features Bilbo Buffalo as a replacement for Wild Wilda Witch. In careful consideration of the treatment of women and ‘witches’ throughout the ages + my digital re-illustrations, this water buffalo is a fun replacement/addition to the whacky song. Sign up or sign in with your free Leaping Literacy Library Card and sing for yourself!Buffalo03 copy Wilda03

Our Feathers Of Freedom Camp is shaping up to be a sacred sharing sanctuary of fun, family frolic!

We can still add you in ... begin again ... to embrace your heart of freedom!

We can still add you in … begin again … to embrace your heart of freedom!

I am embracing change in the same dance steps with loving what is. Abiding acceptance allows appreciation and abundance. Whatever dance you are engaged in, may your steps be free to know the holy flow that guides you. Namaste, Love!

Holy Ground

SilverLakeNamaste Wild Hearts Blooming in whatever Holy Ground you are Grooming or simply Perusing!

I send you this radiant wildflower energy from Silver Lake in the sacred Sierras where our Feathers Of Freedom Camp is set for July 31st ~ August 3rd. At the base of Thunder Mountain, I always feel the holy energy of energized yesness when there. I will be passing through this holy ground in a few hours with my sisters as we take my dad up the mountain in celebration of his 90th birthday tomorrow. It has been a long year of caretaking my dad as he suffers the indignities of an aging, failing body. Hopefully his Spirit will be renewed and his body will allow this trip to his beloved mountains and Virginia City.

Dad with Jeremiah at Virginia City 3 years ago ...

Dad with Jeremiah at Virginia City 4 years ago …

The many aspects of family caretaking and clean ups continue as I carve out time for my other callings of creativity and business. I squeaked into a very cool contest from Wells Fargo that would really help Creative Spirit Families with working capital and the oh so needed business mentoring! For you good hearted souls who believe in our cause, please vote for our project between now and July 19, 2015 ~ easy click ~ you can vote once per day ~ hooray! Creative Spirit Families on Wells Fargo Works

I just restocked the Free Shelf … a tad early in lieu of the 90th celebration … we are SINGING this week ~ come on & sing along!FreebiesWe continue to chip away at the navigation implementation on all the sites. The summer interns are not working as much as I had thought but there is a divine order to all of it. Our summer camp is right around the corner and these lovely interns will be an integral part of the fun and frolic! I visited the camp this week and felt inspired to issue a kind of last minute video invitation … the wind was moving through it for more of the holy gurgle but I will share it anyway … I want you to know you are still invited to come play!

I have always believed and continue to deepen in the knowing that we are always walking sacred ground. When we bring a mindful, grateful awareness of where our feet are, we align ever more with this truth. Wherever your feet are this moment, this day, may you know the infinite blessing of the sacred ground you are on. If you want some help in remembering or celebrating your path, our New Thought Families Play & Pray July Calendar has our feet forging fearless pathways. Happy trails of blessed yesness to you and yours. Namaste, Love!

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