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March Manifestations: Seeds Of Love

Namaste Divine Energy; Life Blessed Expressed as YES!
Let’s Celebrate Us as Seeds Of Divinity Infinitely Expressed!

Thank you for being here this sacred Sunday or any moment you connect to this. I am grateful for your yes. I am reconnecting with my commitment to communicate here and in the various places I chose to show up including some chosen in the past and those yet to come. Let us think of it all in terms of seeds …

Seeds are each encoded with all the potentiality of their divine design just waiting to grow. We can think of so many aspects of our lives as seeds; thoughts, words, intentions, deeds.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We know that we co-create our lives through the infinite seeds of thought, desire, action. Some of these are all too often unconscious, steeped in tradition, familial & community patterns. The gift of consciousness allows us to tend to our seeds and weeds mindfully allowing our gardens to grow in alignment with our divine shine and in partnership with the grace filled flow of the Master Gardner. In stepping back to look at the gardens we grow … in our minds, hearts, homes, work, play ~ LIFE! ~ we are freer to tend to the weeds of unhappiness and gratefully harvest the manifested bliss. This can be a global experience of being and also a moment by moment one we choose to manage as the weeds arise. Our emotions can guide us in this as long as we are willing to work within their flow ~ consciously!
BellTower
Wild flowers like this bell tower spring up in the middle of unmanicured grass. I have always had a hard time with ‘weeds’ because it is all natural beauty sown with seeds from the Master Gardner’s hand! After years of co-creations, I have found many wild spaces in my life can make me feel chaotic, un-focused and even inept. The wonderful web can be seen like this; have you noticed how many directions your computer will try to take you within the first few minutes of booting up? You go to google up something and there are all these other things beckoning?! We must stay focused and committed sowers of intentional seeds tending to our garden needs! We must have a center ~ hopefully that’s Love ~ with a clear compass on what is ours to do to live that Love expressed as blessed!Hibiscus
Of course, the best way to stay centered is in our daily prayer & listening practice. Hearing our own hearts, is a practice that is best done in silence. From that place, we can anchor in and be more apt to be able to get there in the midst of the noise, the chaos, the uncertainty. I have long used a favorite affirmation from
Louise Hay, “Clarity is my natural state of being!”
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I am still in the very messy middle of re-engaging with the websites and what is mine to do. As told here in February, I sang 28 Love songs and posted them daily on FaceBook and on the daily Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families, As these things go, I learned and grew greatly in some unexpected ways! On the last day, I spoke to the work here and in general with the song, “I Am Free”:

013So whether or not you have the time or desire to share the above with me, I will say as we near wrap up, that Love ~ of one’s work, family, heart callings of any kind is a multi-layered thing. At once it is as simple as the garden and yet a deep mystery born in the divine. As I celebrate 12 years of New Thought Families, I return to the mission statement video on the home page of New Thought Families and below. To know ourselves as Love allows for co-creations and manifestations of the highest order. To always know ourselves as Love is not at all easy. We must tend to our gardens, manage our energy, use transformational tools, practice, practice, practice and always return to Love moment by moment, day by day, season by season. I wish you all infinity of divinity as you continue to reach for the light and grow your divine shine as you align and answer, “What is mine?” … To do with the clarity that is your natural state of being! Namaste Beautiful Seed Of Love!

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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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 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.

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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
Runs 4:57
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!

Calendarize more freedom, joy, and family fun! Join us for Feathers Of Freedom Family Camp!

 

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Evolving Energies!

Namaste Vivacious, Visionary Valentines!

Greetings this fleeting last breath of February! I am here, in this mindful moment, in large part motivated by not missing the mark on the month. This blog was birthed in February 2011 and I have been here every month and couldn’t miss this one! Deep breath of commitment, surrender, pause for purpose … Truth is, my life hasn’t really had room for this blog of late … hence the last moment markers on the last few months’ dates. Time to realign the shine of this divine design? Maybe yes, maybe no, maybe so. If you are here, at any divine shine moment, thank you. Let us have a heart to heart.

We are all devoted to something. Some of us devoted to too many things. Yes, let us all be devoted to humanity. In the oneness blessed of who we be, let us pray for the tapestry of hearts that is the collective body we are home to. It is easy and perhaps natural to be wrapped up in what is right before us with no mind or heart space left for ‘others’. Tragedies occur, come into our consciousness, we pray for those affected and then we necessarily move on. Yet! Devotion demands diligence. Continued prayers and caring. Whether our thoughts, words, actions seem to have an impact on humanity’s heart or not, we continue to show up in the smallest of ways … with Love, in Love, as Love. We do because devotion makes a difference ~ if in no other heart than our own. We are, after all, heart energy. Holy Creator’s breath of Love expressed. With a mindful, loving presence, we can manage our energy with everything from food choices, thoughts, balanced choices of time for work, sleep, spiritual practice and play. I have not been visually online much at all the last few weeks (months?) as I show up for so many other areas of life and strive for balance and beauty within and in all I am dedicated and devoted to. Facebook is something I seemingly abandoned mostly out of life and energy overwhelm. The swirling energies of social media became too much for me to successfully manage so I just stepped (way!) back. Increased peace and balance are worth it and working for me, for now. Our lives continue to be an evolution of old & new, light & dark, good & bad. With Love in the center, divine order is always unfolding. I still have a fair amount of energy going to the elders all dying slow, slow deaths (like this blog?! ~ maybe ~). I see what it is to stop caring as the literal energy in the body lessons to the point of inability to show up for things that were once important, or even inspirational. Juxtaposed to my now 18 year old son in the thick of scholarship applications, local speech contests, drama and band performances ~ he like I have been for so much of life ~ lending his young, zealous energies here, there and everywhere! Balance. Angels and ancestors whisper to learn from the old, bring their strength and Love to the new. As I have let go of some things and still struggle to do half of what calls, I appreciate the divine dance of divinity as it plays out in life’s infinity. Dying and living, co-creating on all levels, we are humanity. At the heart of how I express life and Love these days is in the elevation of vibration ~ in work, play, everyday conversations. If we can somehow leave peeps the better for our interactions … sometimes I am golden in this and other times less so. We know how people, situations, news, views make us feel. Our inner Grace Positioning System will always let us know whether we are elevating and being elevated or going the other direction. With that information, we often have the freedom to choose whether to continue or disengage for the sake of our highest and best. There is no better playground to practice this than in our minds and hearts. Feeling good and positive and elevated can be work yet with the right transformative tools, it can be fairly easy and even enJOYable. And when it’s not, we keep our 3rd eyes on the prize knowing we will get to that feel good place of Love and it is well worth the journey. Indeed, it is the only way to go for ultimate happiness and elevation of ourselves ~ and humanity!Leaping Literacy Library! It is a place I am dedicated to be! I keep working on what’s there and inching towards what I want to be there! Our Free Shelf is freshly stocked with E’s as we change letters every 2 weeks in keeping with our For Humanity Daily Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families. There are special invitations and videos with the Season For Peace as well as inspirational game pages with Peaceful Reconstructionists. Even though I haven’t been making room for the Blog, the other regular features of the websites have been receiving as much TLC as I can muster. The daily Play & Pray celebrates 10 years in May and it remains the truest invitation I can issue you … a playful opportunity to be in your heart each day.As we find ourselves in this year’s Lenten season with Equinox and Easter coming this way, may we all entrust everlasting essence as we shape our days. We are made of Love and all the ways we choose to express this divinity has an impact on humanity and life’s energy. From any and all darkness, may we align with the shine of our divine design and our Spirits Rising ~ anytime! Thank you again for being here. Thank you for continuing to rise into your highest Love expressed. Namaste, Love Divine, Namaste!

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Awareness, Acceptance, Allowance: Being Conscious!


Namaste Awake and Aware Allowing, Accepting Ones!
How you BE this conscious moment?! I greet you in the names of acceptance and allowance with a big breath of beautiful, bountiful becoming and creativity caressed compassion awareness. As the first month of 2018 draws to a close, I find myself here with too much to say and a dedicated determination to align with the shine of my divine design to the best of my capabilities at this time. In less poetic terms, I am accepting and allowing messy me to post here less than perfectly according to my 2018 plans … for humanity! Today is the scheduled 3rd post of the year with the courageous, compassionate Letter C. And since Abundant A & Beautiful B were swept away in my January days, we will (eventually!) hear from each of our sacred ABCs this fine day. Today, the POTUS of our fair land gives his 1 year anniversary State Of The Union Address. I am choosing not to tune in as I have heard more than enough and will hear some highlights later, I’m sure. Instead, I revisited some January pictures and a new song born out of the Martin Luther King March For The Dream and the 2nd annual Women’s March. I put prayers to feet in both of them locally with my 17 year old son. In the Women’s March, he brought his guitar and we sang some ~ lots of ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ easily drawing verses from the myriad of colorful, creative, passionate signs. Here’s some pictures in a little video where I am singing a new song I wrote this month with pictures from the 2 marches; one voice, many feet! The voice is rough yet so is the journey! There are also a few pictures starting near the end from around the world curtesy of generous photographers at Pixabay.

Ah yes, always so much to co-create ~ consciously or unconsciously! This day also marks the beginning of AGNT’s 20th Season For Peace which  is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will once again run our 64 Ways In 64 Days on our New Thought Families daily Play & Pray Calendar. Here is an excerpt from today’s calendar where co-creative C takes center stage:

Ask: What is mine to co-create?
Affirm: I Am that I Am the Co-Creator of my life!
Keep consciously creating today ~ whatever your heart is calling you to. Ask your heart what it wants to create … a picture? A song? A new idea? If you feel happy and excited ~ or even a little scared, it’s probably yours to do. So speak the first word of it, make the first line … know that all of creation is with you to help co-create your goodness!

Yes, our ‘For Humanity’ calendar and focus on our ABC’s is back for 2018 after turbulent 2017. Our Leaping Literacy Free Shelf is set to change every 2 weeks in keeping with the calendar and with this blog. Um … about that … it has taken me all of January to get some mojo back after the TOO MUCHNESS of last year … and well, the To Do’s never really stop with a roll of the calendar year! Last night was a major fundraising concert for Jeremiah’s high school concert and jazz bands so of course I had my hands and feet in that … finishing strong! My boy turns 18 in a few weeks and off to college in a few months so between him and the elders, my time continues to be streeeeetched!

Yet! Here we are! So let’s embrace those sacred ABC’s!

A! Activating abundance through appreciation awareness! There are many ways to practice awareness ~ from self to society. The marches are a great expression of awareness. When we turn our awareness to appreciation ~ in presence and practice, life becomes a bigger celebration! When we appreciate, we activate more and more of what feels good and calls us to celebrate! Appreciate the air, your hands and what they do, your loved ones, your neighbors and community. The more practiced we become at appreciation, the better able we are to appreciate even the things we don’t especially like ~ for their place in the divine whole. And even if your awareness can’t accept that one, know for sure that appreciation will undoubtedly raise your vibration keeping you happier, healthier and more prone towards celebration. Thereby better able to accept and deflect the atrocities and more readily allow your heart to awaken into more of the truth you truly be! This month at Spiritual Life Center, we practiced being awake and aware. We talked about being the kind of awake that opens our hearts into knowing more of the divine essence we truly be. Our Feature Creature Teachers were Bear from the dreamtime cave reminding us that in the stillness, can be the greatest awareness. Snake taught us to be aware of what we need to let go of ~ shedding the old so we can embody the new. Ant reminds us to be aware of each other ~ what is ours to do in community ~ with patience and strength! And last Sunday, we soared with Eagle who sees the big picture with sharp eyes teaching us to see our highest and best and to aim high where we build our nest. In being aware, our mind is a nest, our heart is a nest … we can aim high by nurturing them in the high vibration of appreciation! Use the tool of appreciation to center and re-center in the goodness and blessings of your life. I promise the more you use it, the more it will become 2nd nature! Yes we are blessed … so enter Letter B!
Our breath is the built in tool for centering into our blessings. Taking a deep breath in any moment can calm us down and help us cope. There are many ways to use the breath and any yogi will tell you, they all impact the body, mind and spirit differently! I learned the “breath of grace” years ago listening to Sonia Choquette and I still love it! Try it! Just blow out like you are blowing out the candles on your birthday cake … yes? Yes, blessed! Our holy Creator birthed us with a breath of Love and we can rebirth ourselves any and every moment! Our Creator also gifted us with a beautiful planet. Beauty is always beckoning for us to behold!Beauty is a way we can align with the divine design of this world and of ourselves. The flowers above are China Lilies also known as Narcissus which refers to being a narcissist which in this case I choose to see as a positive. These are my favorite flowers for their cheery appearance and intoxicating fragrance. They courageously bloom early; there have been lots around here this January. Their bountiful beauty beckons us to behold their beauty as a mirror to our own (hence the story of the narcissist associated with them). As this brief bout with B shows, it’s all what we believe! If we bring our sacred awareness into play, we will perceive the beauty in our surroundings and feel the blessings! Conscious Co-Creation!
Of course, all of our spiritual tools are always available. Some days or weeks we have great self mastery in using them. Other times, we fall back into forgetfulness. Courageously on the path, we just realign our consciousness as often as we can and then put conscious compassionate action into our feet, hands, and plans! My own plans seem in slow mo yet these last weeks have been about chipping away at lots of unfinished business ~ like finishing 20+ alliteration titles for the Leaping Literacy Library! It’s one thing to create them yet without the formatting and publication, there’s no way to communicate them. My co-creation celebrations require a lot of compassion … and the courage to just keep blooming through the cracks!

Well, my Love, this long post has rolled over into the absolute last day of January! A blue moon night, we will have no full moon in February and 2 in March making for another blue moon (the blue moon refers to the 2nd full moon in a calendar month). This beautiful planet is ever ready to bathe us in beauty even though we continue to be broken as humanity. Yet! We also continue to awaken and to be aware, to be compassionate and to care. We continually rise … march, speak, reach. Thank you. I truly Love and appreciate you. For being here. For being there. For being awake and aware. Whatever you are co-creating this day, this week, this year, keep believing in the blooming of your beauty … breathe it in … ah … Namaste, Love!