Brilliant Moments

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Heart swelling. Tears welling. Breathe taken away

Moments

Captured. Forgotten. Savored. Surrendered to

Moments

The next one is here. Right now

The best one is here. Right now

Aware but not thinking

Capture your everyday sparkling moments in words or a photo.

Notice

You.

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Life will bring you many moments, some good, some bad, some somewhere in between. Please take the time to reflect upon them, for every single moment will shape who you are from that moment on. Now take this single moment, and smile to yourself, and simply carry on to the next. – Marcus

How will you taste this moment?

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Hope Whispering

 

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Hope whispers from the blank pages of a notebook…

Hope is a dandelion puff, filled with seeds of wishing,

the soft blue of a robin’s egg ,

the arc of a rainbow swiped across the vast sky,

the steam rising from a perfect cup of coffee.

 

Hope smells like the head of a child after playing in the sunshine,

the scent of your love’s face just before you meet for a kiss,

the fragrance rising from warm skin.

 

Hope sounds like the click of a fresh pen filled with black ink,

the music of a minor symphony

and the rain falling on grass & tree.

 

Hope feels like sunlight on feet & face,

the perfect fit embrace of mother

and any kind of dancing.

 

Hope tastes like cool water upon waking,

a strawberry warmed by the sun

and a fresh pillowcase.

What are the sensual experiences of hope for you?

Sometimes hope can seem like a far-off dream or an absent friend or maybe even a long-lost lover.

I know this feeling of hope adrift. Leaving me bereft and untied.

I also know, hope is always here, along with love.

Because that is who you are.

Just in case you have forgotten your infinite worth and birthright of joy, for the next ten days there will be reminders for you to

Release

Believe

Begin

Overflow with joy

Wander into the unknown

Know your divinity

Savor the miracle of a moment

and

Watch hope rise again

 

Nine. Twenty Six.

1. Twinkling sunbeams flicker through rustling leaves. Changing seasons, changing me

2. Find another way Love.

3.  Always time for a wish.

4. The day was so good. Simple. Good

5.  I feel more real.

6.  Though my words feel more sparse.

7.  Where does my power dwell?

8. Their happiness & laughter.

Nine. Twenty Three.

1. The cool weather today calls for soup!

2. She returns to her not sleeping habit. I go back to yelling.

3.  Listening to classical solo piano changes the way my heart beats.

4.  How can I help?

5. The fish still make me smile.

6. Black polished nails growl for glitter.

7. I magnify his stress, how can I just listen & let him know he is heard & held?

8. She pats my back when I pick her up. Comfort returned & given.

9. Today I shall be…eyes wide, mouth shut.

Nine. Nineteen.

1. When you wonder the exact pattern, amount of blood in your eyes & scar made from bashing your head into a mirror. #parents

2. When your mother tells you to stop caring about her & your dad. What does one reply?

3. Thank you to the sweet lady who watched over my child while I used the restroom. You are an angel.

4. He rolled down a hill to make his sister laugh. He is amazing.

5. He gave us each a hug & kiss & said “I love you.” My heart melts.

6.  She continues to hurt me in new & inventive ways. 

7. I think stationary is a simple pleasure filled with hope.

8. The breeze was like a touch across my skin & playing with my hair.

9. It is growing harder not to hate her.

Nine. Eighteen.

1. Quadruple kisses from them. My heart swells to burst.

2. I want to know if you know how to melt into that fierce heat of living, falling toward the center of your longing. – David Whyte

3. I am truly at my worst when driving. Especially across the river. Particularly when I notice someone looking at their phone and not the road. I WILL FIND A WAY TO SHOVE IT UP YOUR A#$. 

4.  Deep breath. Repeat. And again.

5.  My scalp still tingles

6. Sail. Calms me down a notch. Or twenty. No need to ask why, it just does. Magic.

7. Window cleaning young male style-with a water gun in the nude. Whip with cloth to dry. Sparkling!

8.  “We dwell between the air & the earth, guests of that middle kingdom where light & colour embrace.” -John O’Donohue 

9. Let’s dance in this space. 

Nine. Sixteen

1. A mini cauldron full of confetti makes me Halloween happy.

2.  Minor philosophical epiphany: our endless options not only leave us less happy (FOMO), also makes us less tolerant of everything. Less choices=more love.

3. Drove a different route to see the horses on the hill. The spotted one needs a cowboy.

4. “To write is also not to speak. It is to keep silent. It is to howl noiselessly.” -Marguerite Duras

5. The blue of the evening sky/beyond my ability to describe/I lose myself in it/& remember my significance.

6. To all of those who choose to protest in St. L, DO BETTER. Take your energy & use it to volunteer, do it for the side you stand on, in loving memory of, do it for the community you live, work & play in.  Do it to tell a better story & do it for love. Get off the streets & DO BETTER.

7.  He gave a high five to the security guy!

8.  Let the sun fall in your cupped hand. Today be only this:  the thing that holds the light. -Shabbat Kiker

9.  Oh my gosh my planner is so pretty!!

Nine. Seven.

1. This proud green one. Perched patiently  for pictures. 

2. I see my face in the mirror & it looks softer. Seems to hold less tension & rage.

3. Rising heat from my coffee feels like a kiss on my cheeks.

4. This body, once again all mine, needs to be known again. She needs to be heard.

5.  The way he runs, tongue involved too. Wide smile as he covers ground.

6. She likes me more than her blanket, right?

7. The simple happiness of a weed bouquet given away.

8. “If it is messy you are doing it right.” Seems true for life, creativity, love & much more.

9. I ache for clean and simple.

Home Sanctuary

plate of flowers on linen

Retreat Rest Restore

The magic of home

it is a perfect mix of beauty & comfort,

rich, decadent & chocolaty,

velvet softness and brick & stone.

Our enchantment is always the goal

seek and find the

PLEASURE.

The best setting is the one that allows the extraordinary to emerge,

the meaningful moments to converge

into a stunning tapestry of your reality & truth.

Design your surroundings to inspire confidence and relax into

and set your intention

to enjoy the finer, simple things.

And

GATHER

serving up yourself

over and over.

Spilling out

JOY.

Where do you dwell with the Divine?

Sweetheart, home is you.

Who I Am {today}

 

I am as the sky. Open & ever-changing. Filled & empty.

I am woman, wild & wondering.

I am dancing chaos & simplicity, seeking peace & more. Always more.

I am keeping time in my life by watching the flowers bloom and wither, the sky fill with light & darken, laundry & dishes being washed & put away & washed again.

I am overflowing emotion & suppressed too much-ness.

I am a light worker. Spirit follower. Heart overflowing.

I am intensity. Fierce love & amorous whispers.

I am deep longing, extreme everything and believer in hope.

I am exhaustion & over-stimulation. I am nerves frayed & bleeding. Soul cracked & seeping. I am heavy. I am lifted. I am empty & full.