Dear beautiful souls,
Going through challenging or confusing things in our lives is a lot like being caught up in the vortex of a tornado while in the midst of the situation. One of the most important things to remember when we’re in the process of learning a lesson or experiencing a growing pain is to permit ourselves to feel what we feel. Squashing our feelings is so common for many of us, especially those who were taught early on that expression of feelings is a negative thing.
Eventually, most of us learn that feeling is better than squashing. It can just take us a while to trust that part of ourselves. As a dear friend stated just today…feeling our feelings…even the negative ones, is a good thing. She also pointed out that we need to remember to transform it at some point into a positive. Her point was timely and well absorbed. Hence, the lesson is received. Finding the balance between reaction and flowing into the growth can be difficult for most of us. Try not to be too hard on yourself while finding your way.
Not only is it important to take it easy on ourselves, we need to be mindful of the outside influences which we are permitting to impact our journey. When going through periods of transformation, it is natural for the order in our lives to become shaken up for a while. This is another element of the lesson or growth opportunity. Through our largest periods of growth and learning, there are bound to be some emotions lurking beneath the surface, waiting to rear their heads. Relationships may come and go, jobs or careers might change, sometimes even entire belief systems undergo an overhaul.
This is not work for the faint of heart my lovelies, but it is well worth it. Walking the path to wisdom is a lot like trying to tame a horse…there’s going to be a good bit of bucking along the way…both from within and without. Hold on tight and ride, until the stuff which isn’t serving your highest good is left in the dust. All of the madness will eventually lead to ever higher levels of love and understanding. Don’t give up now. Hold on to your heart and dive in. Just don’t forget to infuse a little levity along the way.
Barn owl perches high
Guards the world from the rafters
Silently sees all
Dear beautiful souls,
When you think about beauty, what first springs to mind? Is it some spectacular vision of a person of supermodel caliber? Is it an amazing natural vista? Perhaps a masterful piece of art or music? Yes, of course, it could be any of those things. Most of us appreciate those types of beauty. What about the more simple things though?
There are those times when it feels more difficult than others to find beauty. Right now, so many of us are feeling unsettled by so many events happening in the world around us which made this love letter an especially important one for me to write. With some many things in our every day lives which hold so much beauty, read on for a list of simple, but powerful things of beauty for those times in which it might seem more difficult than usual to see it.
- That first luxurious moment upon waking in the morning when you drift warmly between sleep and waking.
- The small moments of silence when there are no electronics running in the background.
- The rich aroma of freshly brewing coffee.
- Sharing laughter with our loved ones, friends, and at particularly beautiful moments with total strangers.
- Hearing the voices of the people who make our worlds a brighter place.
- Being enfolded into the embrace of those who make us feel safe…who embody the feeling of being home.
- Opening a window and feeling a fresh breeze on our faces.
- Enjoying the warmth of sunshine streaming through a window on a chilly day.
- The simple pleasure of spending time doing the little things we love to do.
- Sinking into a nice hot bath or standing under an invigorating shower.
- Feeling the thrill which comes with connecting with someone new.
- The colors that come to life in the sky as the sun lowers in the evening.
- Seeing the first pops of color in the Spring as flowers bloom or in Autumn as leaves change color.
- Those magical, misty mornings when the fog swirls through the air as rain gently falls.
- Reading a good book, or watching a good show or movie.
- The smile on the face of a stranger as you hold the door for them as they balance bags and coffee.
Of course there are so many more things which are everyday events which are so beautiful, many even almost sensual. Think about first waking on a chilly morning, ensconced in soft warm blankets, and how good that feels. So simple, so beautiful. In these times of rapid change, it is so important to seek out and savor those small moments of beauty. Our attitudes and frame of mind are so powerful. Won’t you join me in seeking out the simple moments which make this life so breathtakingly gorgeous?
Here’s the latest addition to the monster family. It was all done in ink.
Hello everyone! Today’s post is going to be a brief one, but I wished to come by and share a link for any of you who might be interested. On Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of having a nice chat with the fantastic Edward Kelly on his paranormal podcast, “The Evil Scotsman”. Don’t let the name put you off, as there doesn’t seem to be an evil bone in the man’s body…but seriously…what a fun name! How could I pass up being a guest on a show with a name like that? I’m glad that I didn’t, because it was a true pleasure and I look forward to going back on the show again in the future.
*Warning- the theme song for the show has quite a bit of adult language. For those of you who might not like that, you might wish to skip the first bit and the very end. For me, it was an added bonus. What can I say? >:)
*Warning 2 – There are some audio issues, mainly to do with lag, which I suspect is a location thing more than anything else. His show is well worth listening to at any rate, and I’m not just saying that because he was nice enough to invite me on…seriously.
The link to my appearance is here: http://mixlr.com/the-evil-scotsman/showreel/theevilscotsman-with-special-guest-tracy-moore-pixiebaby1972/
Here is the link to his main page at mixlr.com, where you can listen live when he’s broadcasting as well as find his show reel off to the left of the page, to listen to archived shows: http://mixlr.com/the-evil-scotsman/
You can also connect with Edward on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Eddkelly75
Winter rushes in
Jack Frost paints the window panes
With glitter filled brush
Yesterday wrapped up my 60 Days Of Haiku project. I want to thank all of you who have been following along, and hope that you have enjoyed it as much as I have. Over the course of these past few months, I have developed an even deeper fondness for Haiku poetry, and just know that I’ll be doing more.
Things have been incredibly busy in my life lately, so bear with me if posts are a little sporadic for just a while. I will be here at least a few days a week and hope to be getting back into some artwork in the near future. Realistically, the art probably will not happen until after the holiday season wraps up, but hey…you never know.
As I settle into my new routines, I am finding that my biggest task at hand is finding a balance between work and personal life. This however, is a challenge that I am happy to have at the moment. I am very fortunate to have the wonderful friends and family that I have. The presence of such a lovely support team means a lot.
I’m hoping to sit down over the weekend and put together a thing or two for next week. Admittedly, I have no idea what that might be, so it looks like the muse is going to be leading the way.
Sending you much gratitude and wishing you a lovely weekend!