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When I created this blog last summer, I wasn’t really sure what I would write about on a consistent basis — or if I even could. I just knew that how I was experiencing life was changing. Writing about it, I found out, as time went on, was challenging. I couldn’t stop and write about what was happening, because I needed to live it. I needed to stay in the moment, to grieve what was changing, to look at behaviors that were troubling me. The process was much too personal for me to share.

I so appreciate being alive when so many on the planet are waking up to Themselves. I am grateful for the many teachers who are assisting us ~ Abraham-Hicks, Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Mike Dooley ~ and all the many more who do not have national and international recognition. Spending time on Facebook and Twitter has shown me how much people yearn to live up to their full potential, and how many are out there to help us.

And so I’m stopping in today to say hello. I have no idea if anyone reads this blog. It’s not really important. Who I really needed to say hello to was myself, anyway.

Last summer, when I was thinking about being an Awareness Apprentice, a friend of mine said “Remember in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice how Mickey created chaos in his desire to learn the sorcerer’s magic?” In retrospect, that is sort of what it’s been like, and often still is. Let go of the past and the floodgates of emotion are bound to break open. Then breathe. Breathe in Now. Breathe in Now. Breathe in Now. It’s all we have.

It’s OK. The emotions are OK. The fear is OK. The voices have something to teach us. We may have stories about who we are, but they are just stories. We can write new ones.

Today I know I am Loving and Loveable. Every day I feel less and less broken.  I am taming those wild emotions that used to control me, and sometimes still do. I am learning how. Breathe in. Breathe out. Are those feelings true, or are they just one of my stories? What is true? What do I want? Ask and see what happens.

I’ll be back and write some more when I have something more to share. No pressure. Just Be.

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FINDING MY JOY

hummingbird

(photo courtesy of google images)

A week ago I went to the local nursery to photograph flowers.  Something called hummingbird gold honeysuckle caught my eye. When I bent over to get a closer look, I heard the distinct sound of a tiny hummer hovering next to my head. Im not sure if it thought I was encroaching on its territory, but it stayed long enough for me to feel gratitude welling in my heart and joy coursing through my body. I expected it to fly away, which it did, but it didn’t go far. It seemed to be posing for me on a water pipe situated the next aisle over. Never one to miss a photo op, I pointed my camera in its general vicinity and hoped for the best. I was able to catch a glimpse of its red throat as I snapped the picture. When I activated the zoom, my little friend flew off, leaving me with this.

no bird

It’s not unusual to see hummingbirds where I live, but that was the first time I’ve had one stay visible  for as long as it did. I wondered what it wanted to share with me. Native American tradition says hummingbird medicine is about creating joy. I have asked friends with hummingbird feeders to send me a feather if they should ever find one. That would be so thrilling. Perhaps some day that will happen.

As I shifted to take more photographs in  a different location of the nursery, I looked down at my feet and found thiscrow feather

Guidance tells me this is a crow feather. I definitely sensed that this was a gift from the hummingbird.  From what I’ve been reading, crows are about the magic of creation.  You can find out more about that, and see the mandala I created from its feather at Sacred Circle Mandalas.

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