Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"The first time her laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same" Brian Andreas

I speak to your picture and know that you will always be with me Jen. You
have forever changed me with more gifts than you realized and for that
I will always be grateful. It has been a privilege to dance with you. A hole is left in the universe and we all weep. The heavens opened up its heart and wept with us for you as it poured all day in Portland. You will always dance with me in my heart and soul. You are the person that held up a mirror to me to remind me that I had forgotten that there was always a "Y" at the end of my name and I just could not see it. You help me give birth to myself and gave me JOY!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Surrendering to what IS

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer.”    ~~Albert Camus~~

Circle of Healing

Yesterday I was blessed with the wonderful healing energy of the beautiful women in my yoga class. At the end of class Belle asked me to come into the center as I was surrounded by this wonderful circle of women. They all chanted OM for me and sent me their good wishes for a successful surgery and swift healing. It was difficult to allow myself to RECEIVE I must admit, but I felt so blessed to have these people in my life. This was followed by an offer from Janice to do a healing prayer for me and for Belle. Her hands were so hot as they hovered over my head and I felt her powerful healing prayer energy as well. On Sunday, after a wonderful dance, especially connecting in such a tender way with Teresa, she offered to come over after the surgery to do some Reiki on me and share Craft magazines. Last week Nes (baby Leyla too of course!) and HsiYi also offered to come over for tea and company after the surgery. I feel so rich as I enter into this very frightening surgery tomorrow, knowing that I am not alone. I fear the pain of the surgery, but mostly I fear that the surgery will not work. I am trying with much difficulty to be optimistic and just trust and allow. It is time to surrender with hopefullness~~~~~~~~~

Monday, February 1, 2010

The work is done and now is the time to just "BE"

"Some seeds are planted in the
Spring Time and bear their fruit in
the late Summer. But other, special
seeds, are planted in the quietness
and darkness of the Winter to germinate.
These special seeds are
planted, not in Mother Earth, but
deep within our Selves to help us
grow and ripen. These are seeds
we have received from special
times in our lives, times of joy or
sorrow, times that have moved
and changed us."
~~Judith Duerk
My Chairs are delivered. My rest time must begin. My wrist fusion surgery is next Wednesday and I want to be as strong and optimistic and I can and visualize a positive outcome.................

A sense of global consciousness

Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
~Cesar Chavez~

I hope everyone can do their part however small, and the only thing that is small is doing nothing, to help the victims of the turmoil and tragedy that the Hurricane in Haiti has caused. Whether you can send a donation big or small or just a prayer (that's both free and priceless), please do something!!

"We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate
in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied
by millions of people, can transform the world."

~Howard Zinn~