Consider the Journey

 

I struggled with not having opinions and with confidence to speak, from childhood through my young adult years. Then–surprise, surprise–this deficit trailed along through my midlife adult years!

Only when my life fell apart and I had to sort through to make sense of it all, did I turn to writing. The measured searching for perfect meter and phrasing began to crystallize my thoughts and deliver wisdom. I share…

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My Gift

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I’ve held back my very personal life experience, but now it’s time to share.  Universal Connection is a truth — thanks to Erika Kind for that reminder.

Butterflies Are Impossible

Many of you are familiar with lbeth’s stories and writings. Her husband Bud is evidently a ‘closet’ poet and captured these beautiful thoughts in a poignant piece that has touched my heart for many years. I first saw it as an insert for the memorial service for my teenage son, and it touched the depths of my soul.

To try to control beauty or love is to squash its very essence.

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I Dare You to Get Old!

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Age and DNA – we can run from them, but we can’t hide! One of the most painful times that I recall with my mom was after her knee replacement, when she was v-e-r-y slowly padding around with a walker for support. As I painfully watched her mincingly creep across a room, and then agonize down a single step to my patio, so many feelings toward her surfaced that made no rational sense. Anger, pity, anger, doubts, anger, compassion, fear … I understood the pity, doubts, the compassion, even the fear. But the overwhelming anger was a ‘grabber’ that confused, made me ashamed, and shook my foundation!

Then it snapped in — how dare my mom who was my first person, my constant person, and my always person get OLD! All of my vulnerability surfaced…all of my insecurities shouted out in protest. Once I faced that in my mirror, admitted it to myself and accepted the experience, I forgave myself and let the crippling stuff go. She healed -she’s my octogenarian super-hero -and I healed and became much wiser from that shared-mirror lesson.
(Go catch her in action with my sister lbeth on https://nutsrok.wordpress.com)

An Adult Nursery Rhyme

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“Are we there yet, Mommy? Are we there yet, Daddy?”            — Phyllis Barrington 

Two Wolves

Dark&Light WolvesAn old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is Evil – filled with anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
“The other is Good – filled with joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked, ” Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”

— Cherokee Legend

Nutsrok – Our family’s gone live on the web!

If you love storytelling and family, check out  https://www.nutsrok.com

Tweaking the Days of the Weak

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If Sun-days are for Reflection,

What is the nature of the other days?

Introspection, Rejection, Dejection,

Interjection, Projection,

And finally Perfection!

Change Happens — Judgement is Optional

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Enlightenment is evolutionary, and my awareness is that we have to experience or dabble in many philosophies to ascend. So we’re all where we need to be – maybe there’s no urgency to push others to the consciousness level where we are. The element that is very difficult to shift out of is judgement (which is really only perception) that makes us so passionate to keep others that we love in our space.

What if? … you choose new freedom ‘out of the box’ as a gift to give  yourself, but it doesn’t fit those you love so much – at this time?

What if? …  others you love are still in chrysalis stage and you have discovered and are trying out your wings? That doesn’t diminish the truth that all are part of the butterfly clan, does it? 

So, be a bit gentler on yourself – and them —  Change happens in perfect timing!

Ode to Chemtrails

Ode to Chemtrails —

As earthlings, we are on this planet to experiment- so we do have unlimited choice. Along with choice our bodytravel bag contains several levels of consciousness to help us with our choices. We can use that to expand, or limit, or balance our choices or to re-connect with Home. The spark for trying out ideas (or not) is fueled by those touchy-feely emotions, and we have lots of creativity sprinkled in.

Am I ever getting to the point of the chemtrails? You bet!  There is so much controversy and concern about the source and the effects related. By setting intentions for Higher Vibrational outcomes for the planet with Group Consciousness,  balance returns to Universal Life Force energy. If and when we stop thinking and feeling that we are victims, then we have power for change. Then the chemtrails – and political, economic, social, and religious issues – lose their power to  zap our energy or drive us to madness…hmmm that introduces another topic — drugs and alcohol. Oh, wrong forum!

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