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Roots.


If you celebrate a birthday in September, chances are you were conceived in January, sometime. Certainly, a fresh way to think of a birth-day (yes, I’m thinking of you, sister).

All that possibility. The idea of you. I wonder if you September babies have an affinity for January. Do you feel new?

My own beginnings took place in March. I can enjoy an extra celebration of myself every year in March, if I choose to think at it this way. When I do think of March, I think of the wind. In like a lamb, out like a lion. A change of season. In the “January” of life back then, I do not exist.

This March, though, I can ponder with fresh perspective. It’s a blessing to know where you come from. When you begin. How it can renew your spirit, even now.

 

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Being There


“I think when you are somewhere, you oughta be there. ‘Cause it’s not about how long you stay in a place. It’s about what you do while you’re there. And – when you go, will the place where you’ve been be any better off for your having been there?”

-Chris-in-the-Morning, KBHR, Cicely, AK

Week 7 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation – through images this week, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise. Signs are everywhere … recent trip to Cicely, Alask- I mean, Roslyn Washington.

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Serena Park


Serena Park is quiet tonight

Serena Park is quiet- tonight,

raindrops are splashing on rooftops and trees

Serena Park is quiet- tonight,

raindrops are splashing on rooftops, and trees

sway to the musical moisture.

Serena Park is quiet because

the gun fire is drowning.

SerenaParkWeek 6 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

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Gardening


The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

Sun-brightened, cared-for.

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

Sun-brightened, cared-for.

Thirst for life, now, calling and calling,

deep from the root. Urgent, panic …

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

Sun-brightened, cared-for.

Thirst for life, now, calling and calling,

deep from the root. Urgent … panic?

Mother Earth comforts her.

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

Sun-brightened, cared-for.

Thirst for life, now, calling and calling,

deep from the root. Urgent, panic?

Mother Earth comforts her.

Inhabit your emptiness, she says. Let the fast set you free.

071815_ShapeOfTrees_GardeningWeek 5 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

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Healing Waters


The scent of sage and sweet grass

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth.

Rainfall filters the air

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth.

Rainfall filters the air,

caressing gently with memory

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth.

Rainfall filters the air,

caressing gently with memory.

Afterward, faded glow renews

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth.

Rainfall filters the air,

caressing gently with memory.

Afterward, faded glow renews

moving forward through the clearing sky.

062615_ShapeOfTrees_CollageSummer Rains Week 2 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

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When it hurts to move


ooooo …

ooooo …

ooooo-JAH

ooooo …

ooooo-JAH

ooooo-JAH-yee …

ooooo …

ooooo-JAH

ooooo-JAH-yee …

ujjayi, waves of breath, ocean motion

ooooo …

ooooo-JAH

ooooo-JAH-yee …

ujjayi, waves of breath, ocean motion

soft, slow release.

062115_ShapeOfTrees_UjjahiSummer Solstice Week 1 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

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Sunset on Coos Bay


Free Will Astrology.

Muse-Choosing-Words

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Spring Plant Sale – Celebrating 50 Years


Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley, Washington is Celebrating 50 Years of Volunteerism this year. The second event of the season: the annual Spring Plant Sale, a wonderful fundraiser with something for the whole family … including native and specialty plants! Traditionally held each year on Mother’s Day Weekend, beautiful weather and sunshine also showed up May 8 & 9 for the fabulous celebration.

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Influence.


There’s this thing making the rounds on social media lately. The Top 15 Movies or TV Series That Have Made an Impact on You Challenge. I am simply not able to let it go. So … here’s my list and the reasoning behind it:

Dances with Wolves – makes me so very humble and truly present
Star Wars – gives me unexpected joy
Out of Africa – resonates with my heart
Beauty and the Beast – perfect in every way, plus I know all the songs by heart
JFK – who was assassinated on my birthday
Cinema Paradiso – the essence of movie magic
Being There – my kind of humor
Murphy’s Romance – the law of attraction
Picket Fences – three words: David E. Kelley (and the funniest fart scene I’ve ever seen on screen)
Northern Exposure – hooked from the first promo, for the first time
CBS Sunday Morning – Charles Kuralt is the reason I work in media
That Girl – young girlish goodness
“The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross – my introduction to meditation
Food Network – Barefoot Contessa/Tyler’s Ultimate/Michael Chiarello’s Easy Entertaining in particular – brings me out of a burnout stupor
Rocky & Bullwinkle (especially Fractured Fairytales) – understanding that a brilliant mind can be crazy, too

Here are a few extras (Only 15? Come on!):
The Shawshank Redemption – definition of hope … and the discovery of Zihuatanejo
The Way We Were – opening scenes shot at Union College in Schenectady, NY
Sophie’s Choice – the power of a single, unflinching camera angle
The Flying Nun – I look so much like Sally Field as a young girl, folks call me “Gidget.” And they are spot on, only I relate to The Flying Nun a little more -what, with me wanting to be a nun at the time
Lonesome Dove – I am a cowboy in another life
Xena: Warrior Princess – laughter all day, every day, whistling while I work

These, I keep coming back to … for now!

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Pretty Blooms


Glade Spring Spa at Suncadia Resort – Cle Elum, WA

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