Finding my Bliss

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Ensō Continuum ~ August Break



focusing through the little eyelet,
seeing the old with
'fresh eyes'
contemplating the 'now'


Sunday, 28 August 2011

What if, again ~ Spiritual Sunday #2

Synchronicity would have it
that my little eyelet explorations
(see previous here) 
were manifesting at the same time
I happened across
a post about the
ensō
by
Lola
@
 Buddhatropolis 

In Zen Buddhist painting, 
ensō 
(Japanese word meaning circle) 
symbolizes a moment when
 the mind is free to simply let the
 body/spirit create.


The ensō drawing or painting 
is used for daily meditation practice.    
It made sense,
this was happening
 in my moments of awarness,
I was co-creating with the ensō
my mark making was not paint, led or charcoal,
but the lens of my camera.
I am fully in the moment with my image making,
for this reason it has taken on
new meaning for me,
kind of spiritual
when using the symbolic ensō,
focusing through
'my little eyelet'.


The Spiral Way ~

The way of the mystic is not a linear path.  We do not slay dragons one after the other, proceeding in a clear chronological line towards fulfilment.

Neither is the mystic way a circle a despairing and closed circuit in which we return again and again to the same experiences.

Rather, the way of the mystic is the spiral way - circular, but with ever-changing vistas. On the spiral way, we may visit old scenes, grapple with old dragons.  But each time we return, we do so as different people and from a different place; the experience is not the same.  'I am here again, but I have never been here before.' The mystic may often say things like that on the spiral way.

Oh - instead of slaying old dragons, they just view them differently.

This excerpt was taken from
The One-Minute-Mystic
written by

Linked to
Postcards from Paradise

Will be posting more ensō inspired images next week 
why not join me it's great fun?

Friday, 26 August 2011

Haiku my Heart #37 ~ Persistence

Holding true balance
through life's turbulent ocean,
ebbs and flows in waves.
I have read, and I'm inclined to agree
the occasions of perfect balance
are few, and not held for long.

My yoga practice bears this out,
persistence is the answer!

Visit 
Recuerda mi Corazon
for
 more
 haiku poetry

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

52 Photos Project #1

Joining in the fun
@
52 photos project

Prompt
 Silhouette or profile dark against light 

My début contribution. 
thanks for the invite Deb,
and 
for the hosting Bella
x

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

What If ? ~ August Break

Friday, 19 August 2011

Haiku my Heart #36 Pleats of Care

Each mindful moment
pushing the smoothing iron,
 forming pleats of care.


Memories of mother as sparked off by
 Rebecca's flower,
visit and see
Recuerda mi Corazon

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sheer Joy

Halcyon days
of pure 'Monet' moments,
breathing in beauty,
drenched in light,
tissue thin petals,
sweet sassy stamens,
seductive poppy
 how you delight.

The purest joy I know
is when I'm totally in the moments
 with my camera

Share the Joy Thursday

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Light Years ~ August Break

Same Couple
walking on the same trail of
 ten thousand footsteps,
 same view,
 but different with each step and moment.
 Light on the ascent.
Light on the descent.
It does seem that light reflects
 more beautifully on the descent!



Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Monday, 15 August 2011

Wash Day Blues ~ August Break

When I'm in my 'Bliss Bubble'
 I can re-colour my world
as the need rises,
whatever the weather,
'have a nice day'!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Full Sturgeon Moon Dreamboard

I've been playing with
Jamie Ridler & Co
collaging my intuition
under the Sturgeon Full Moon
Diving beneath the surface 
waiting to see what my intuition came
 up with, I selected, cut, ripped,
assembled & glued
 I hadn't realised until yesterday 
it was the Sturgeon Full Moon,
strangely enough I've been seeing fish for awhile,
on waking my eyes were drawn to
one fish eye gazing at me in my
knotty pine skirting board
 and 
did you notice the fish in my new header?
This all seems a bit fishy ;~)
Jamie asks 
" “Intuition, what insight do you have into dreams? 
What messages are stirring and asking to be seen?
This is a deeply intuitive time. "
So looking into my dreams I see:
I'm ready & steady
to give inspiration,
I believe in 
you & me
that we are amazing women.
That we have fruity juicy lips for kissing
and 
funky shoes for travelling to
Paris & USA
oh and last but not least,
as the ballerina reminds me to be
Graceful
'Grace' my adopted name for this year!

 Sending to 
Postcards from Paradise

Friday, 12 August 2011

Haiku my Heart #35 Peace

As tears of sorrow
fall on green and pleasant land,
 let's magnify peace.
This is my prayer as my country is bewildered
by mindless acts of violence.

Haiku my Heart
@

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Joy Spots ~ August Break

 
time to reflect over tea
on crow's redundant TV aerial perch
refreshing rain for the garden
 miracle of macro
a bit of pink fluff
oh, and a pair of big strong boots to rely on,
my love's of course!

Linking with
Share the Joy Thursday
@


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Same Vessel ~ Pushing Boundaries ~ August Break





 'Push it a bit more' tutor would say,
pushing your art on produces amazing things.
When you think that's it, you can always turn it into something else,
the possibilities are infinite!

I view my photography as a pushing the boundaries kind or art.  It's not so much
about technical achievement, although I'm not knocking skill, but for me it's more
to do with experimenting and exploring my feelings through random images.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Same Vessel, Reflecting Deeper ~ August Break

taking time
to reflect longer,
looking deeper,
revealing different perspectives,
  the insight amazes,
 views not seen before,
I'm "loving the every detail of life"
 as quoted by
Mon
@
Bohemian Twilight
See Mon's delicious 'easy peachy' recipe today! 
SOOC