Emotional Times

Angel Tears
Gentle tears of sadness rolled down my cheeks.
Spring’s morning walk brought blue skies with fog draping mountain ridges,
The Wood’s beauty bringing comfort to my soul.

I’ve observed many faces of sadness during Dad’s final days.
As a companion just off my left shoulder…
As a garment draped over me…
As a heavy-heartedness pulling in my chest.

Walking along the wooded trail the air smelled of pre-dawn rain.
Under tall budded trees I felt the presence of Angel Tears
Washing me of my sadness.
Cleansing me from head to foot.

Filled with great gratitude, in that moment, I knew they were
Angel Tears…tears of Joy.

written by
Daughter Sharon

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New Years 2011


“Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our own strength to do our work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. A place where we can be free.”


Words from Starhawk (from Calling the Circle by Christina Baldwin)

Happy New Year! A magical ring to the first day of this year 1-1-11. What magic are you calling in? What are your dreams for this New Year? What stirs that sweet anticipation of stretching-well bringing a feeling of accomplishment and health?

I’ve decided to go with an opportunity presented from an online coach that I like. She encourages one to choose a word-of-the-year that is inspiring to you. One that brings positive images, meaning, and clarity.

I’ve chosen the word “courage” to work with at this time. Courage to take right action with aligning myself to that which is to my heart’s highest and best.
This means having the courage to write regularly for my website, with monthly newsletters and other musings that you might want to check out! The courage to do my daily practice of yoga (with or w/o a class) to keep

my body feeling good and strong. My Spirit Grandmothers tell me when I’m feeling open and grounded in my own body I’m more open to receiving their assistance. The courage to continue gardening (that’s easy) and actually fill my pantry with home-canned goods. That means no longer tricking myself with saying, “I don’t have enough time.” The courage to be a good friend and deepen my relationships with those I love. And the courage to wake-up each morning with sweet anticipation of a new day full of right action to continue to do the work that allows me to be of service to Creator.
I invite you to do this for yourself and to hold your ‘word’ near to you every day to inspire you to do your best.

 

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Leap of Faith

Life Is & I Live It

Life is and I live it.

Today I choose to focus on wholeness and goodness.

Stretch my body and feel my interior expanding.

Use my breath to saturate the living cells with divine prana

To draw on this invisible Source to flourish in wellness and love.

 

Creator, One True Source, expresses herself as my life

In conscious knowledge today I choose a happier circumstance

To embrace myself in the arms of Mother Nature, of my ancestors and Grandmothers,

to feel the power of the sure-footed deer in my legs as I move across Earth Mother

 

Today, I choose to see all around me an expression of love, peace, and harmony.

Life is and I live it to the very best of my ability.

 

 

Expansion

My soul craves expansion

My physical body craves expansion

My soul craves expansion through writing

My physical body craves expansion through breathing & stretching

Within the expansion and extension, I see myself softening at the edge and moving into more

As I soften into being there appears an ease of words spilling forth

Expansion this day as brought me an alignment of yoga and my expressed creativity

A healing is taking place

Hooray!

Thank you, Creator!

To speak clearly , loudly, and create my life re-newed, this is where I am in the mist of a most wonderful healing at this time in my life.

This past winter was long and Mother Nature blessed us with snow after snow here in the mountains.  More snow then any of the 19 years I’ve lived here in Asheville.  I embraced the most powerful healing of my physical body than I have ever done before.  The old chronic LB stuff that was buried deep within my psoas has surfaced and released!  My entire pelvic region felt a Spring renewal that I celebrated by dancing under the stars!  I have been doing quite a bit of yoga, more so than any other time in my life.  And then, surprise, just as I thought I was entering Spring with a brand new bounce in my step…..oh my, right leg demanding sudden attention….pain!  Re-group!!  I see myself as centered, balanced, and honoring this masculine/feminine expression of my creativity.  I now use my awareness to do something new, to create myself, my life, as something even better than I have known in the past!  I speak with a greater confidence.  I step in a new level of grace and greatness, speaking easily, and honestly.  Walking this Red Road, this Natural Way, I live a life of gratitude for the many gifts Grandfather Spirit blesses my each and every day.  I stand strong and solid upon Our Mother and I am a tower of the Divine Goddess expressing through me, as ME!

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White Hawk

White Hawk

 

“Become aware of what is in you.  Announce it, pronounce it, produce it, and give birth to it.”  Meister Eckhart

The first of the peonies were being gathered for a cut bouquet and I heard the ruckus of the unhappy crows chasing a winged-one out of their territory.  I looked up and there she was….a white hawk swooping down low to give me a close look!  Here in Western North Carolina, we normally don’t see white hawks.  I’ve only seen one once before and that was on top of a ridge overlooking the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula with the Pacific right beyond, down in Costa Rica.  My brain hurriedly took note of as many markings as I could before she flew behind a low hanging tree and was out of sight.  Her entire underside was white with a black band across the end of her tail feathers.  After doing a little research, I found she is called a Short-tailed Hawk that normally resides in southern Florida.  My teachings have been that on the medicine wheel the hawk resides in the East, season of Springtime, new beginnings, clarity and illumination.  The Hawk is known to bring you messages from Creator to assist you in understanding Life.  This hawk was flying out of familiar territory and was being witnessed: her message to me. In the past four days I have shared a piece of my writings with four different individuals, that’s just the beginning of me taking flight…definitely in new territory!

This morning I express my gratitude for this White Winged-One.  Thank you Hawk Spirit for visiting me!  Travel well on your journey into unchartered territories.  May you always be protected and have what you need to live a good, long life. 

A message came from a well-respected, well-known Elder, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, arriving just yesterday.  It’s begins, “We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World;  we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things.  As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affected from the oil disaster in the Gulf….”

Creator, hear my heart this day , for we as humble human beings made errors in the gathering of oil beneath Mother’s surface in the Gulf of Mexico.  Help us get it right!

Assist the finned-ones and sea life to move out of harms way!  Touch the minds and hearts of men in decision-making positions to do the right thing…the highest and best for ALL living things and for our Earth Mother!

I honor the Web of Life that is me; in and through All Everywhere.  This Net of Life flows through my body and radiates my nervous system, going down my feet, connecting with Earth Mother’s sacred grids and energy lines.  Traveling over, in, through the Gulf, down deep, connecting to the Mineral Kingdom and experiencing strength and healing.  Blessings of balance right now.  Thank you, Creator!  A-Ho

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