Tuesday, June 19, 2012

La Sombra de mi Espíritu

24: Shadow PlayIt lies within us all, yet we do our best to ignore it. To hide from it.We only focus on the light and the goodness. But that shadow is there, contrasting greatly with what we try to show the world.

So... what do we do about it? I think we need to face it. Face it and, perhaps, embrace it.

In so many teachings, we are told to search out our Higher Self. To rise above our base. And yet, it is the basal nature of our humanity that gives us a foundation. It's that foundation that gives us a sturdy platform to stand on. It's that platform that allows us to reach higher. If all we do is focus on the higher part of our Spirit, we will lose touch with our foundation. Then we will falter.

May you all be able to find balance with your Shadow.
I'd like to thank acwmaiden for her awesomely perfect picture for today. Please click on the image and take a look at the rest of her work.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Intentions

As I wait for the workday to begin I think over the last 48 hours. I think about intentions and actions and how they coincide. Or go opposite directions.

I learned a lesson about myself yesterday. One that I knew before but had forgotten. I'm not going to share it here, I'll only say that I prefer my Higher Self. And that sometimes other people forgive me easier than I forgive me.

On a brighter note, I have a couple of special projects going on right now. One is to finish a pair of socks for a friend, another is to start a pair of socks for me (unless they are too tight, then they'll go to someone else). I also have some special colors to dye for the shop. There is one project that is just for me. The socks are part of Tour de Sock, and that's a great cause and lots of fun with other knitters. The dyeing is for the business (also me, but for the business).

The project just for me? Putting a flower of life onto a cloth to use in my Spiritual workings. I printed out the design on four sheets of paper (yes, it's that big) and will be transferring it to the fabric later today. Once the initial lines are drawn, I will begin filling in the colors. Each step will be with intention and focus. I may do more than one cloth, but I'm not going to think about that just yet.

Well, the daycare kids will be here any moment. I hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

In a Lifetime...

So, a momentous event occurred last night and I got to watch it through the wonders of the internet. Oddly enough, very few of my circle of friends seemed that interested.

I think back on the astronomical events that I've witnessed (and remember) and it's a humbling thought. Halley's Comet when I was about 15, the discovery of a comet by Gene Shoemaker & his wife, Carolyn (I think in 1993, Anthony was pretty young), another comet discovery in early 1996 by a man in Japan (I can only remember that his first name was Yuji), eclipses, conjunctions, and so much more that I can't remember dates about. It is interesting to think about just how tiny humans really are.

In more earthly news, I've had my very first Reiki session. It was interesting to go through and wasn't at all what I'd thought it might be. I didn't really have any expectations so, when some emotions rose to the surface, I was a bit surprised. Still, I think it was good to get some of those memories out in the open.

What's on the agenda now? Well, there are several things I want to learn about. Now would be a good time for it all. There are some courses I can take online that focus on the things I'm interested in. I wouldn't get a degree or anything like that, but I'd take them just for the sake of learning. Like what? Well, astronomy, for starters. Also some philosophy, some religion, even physics. What good would the course do for me? Only give me more knowledge. Nothing more. Well, and the ability to answer more questions in trivia games.

The house is so quiet again this morning. Brianna has spent the last couple of nights with a friend. I'm trying to tell myself that I'll get used to the silence and the stillness of the house, but there are moments when I truly dread the day she moves out. For purely selfish reasons, but the feeling is there.

Time to turn on the coffee pot and get the day started. Dyeing, knitting, listening to a book... maybe signing up for a course or two.