Finding my Bliss

Monday, 27 February 2012

Step it up a Notch




Am not feeling brill today,
how do you step it up a notch
when you feel you are slipping?
visit, visit, visit
 girlfriends of course!

Dirty Footprints Studio


Sunday, 26 February 2012

My Tribe

The outset was dubious
I was all alone, 
but 
I wanted to find a tribe of my own,
I wanted kinfolk with whom I could share
some abstract thoughts,
an image, a care.
The meetings seemed tenuous 
and sketchy to start,
as I posted my pictures,
my words and my art,
but slowly they came one by one,
a cheery hello,
a very well done,
and the days that followed
I was lifted up high,
it felt like magic, I really could fly!
So I'm sending this message on the next tide,
to 
Postcards from Paradise,
my sisters, my tribe,

A very big thank you straight from my heart,
for sharing my journey,
for being a part.
xxx

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Friday, 24 February 2012

Haiku my Heart # 53

Love Lifts the Spirit






Promises of spring,

being satiated with love,

lifts wintered spirits.


Thursday, 23 February 2012

No Picnik

I'm sharing the Joy
HeArt & Quote

What I love to do is morph my pics with Picnik, it is a very easy to use photo editor.
My joy was toppled recently when Google announced they would be withdrawing Picnik, I have looked at several others but none seem to match for simplicity............

BOO HOO GOOGLE

They say they have other things to pursue,
would that be things like complicating the
  word verification even more?
Please excuse my little rant on this yet otherwise Joyful start to the day!!


Sending to
Share the Joy Thursday
Meri's Musings

Monday, 20 February 2012

Switch on the Light

I am a bright light seeker
that is what I do,
I always look for the light 
where it falls anew.
When I start reflecting on all in life that's stark
I turn towards those bright, bright lights
especially after dark!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Haiku my Heart #52 ~ Golden Glow


I saved my golden glow
for darkened days of doubting.
Doubt bows low to light.


More Haiku Poetry 
@
Recuerda mi Corazon 


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Yoga Buddy Love

for my yoga buddy Sue
xxx

I was overjoyed to receive a card out of the blue
from a yoga buddy who learned
about my fall via blog posts,
so I'm digi-doodling my heart for her
and anyone else who would
like to share!

more Joy at
Meri's Musings

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Knit one Purl one

Knit one purl one,
divide the knit stitch by knitting 
twice into that same stitch,
 you now have three stitches instead of two,
continue in this way until you have 
24 stitches
or 
a shawl
or
a new baby
or
a mended ankle!
Does anyone have the pattern for a mended mind?
My girl is back in hospital, I'm sad!


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Pond Blessing

Today I have a little more 
hop in my hop!
a little more spring in my step,
 I can actually move around better in my cast.
I even managed some light chores stood on one leg!
What is giving me added Joy is the prospect 
of the sun's return, for this year we
will be witnessing brand new life forming!
Our pond's first season of growth 
and with the sun's help
we're hoping for an abundance of
wildlife to find it's way here.
The National Trust will be planting 
wild flower and grasses,
we hope some winged creatures will take
a fancy to our pond too,
maybe even a swan!
We are planning a little initiation ceremony
for the spring equinox, kind of a blessing on the pond.
A few candles set afloat on the water
that sort of thing, if anyone has any 
more suggestions to make 
this special I would be
over-Joyed 
to hear from you.

Sending over to the
Joy gatherer
Meri's Musings

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Intuiting under The Full Snow Moon

I'm participating in Jamie Ridler's once a month Full Moon Dreamboards. This is one of my all-time favourite activities, it takes me away from myself into the world of my dreams. I find myself diving into a deeply therapeutic experience.

The motivational message this month from Jamie is ~

"Sometimes we bury our dreams and desires deep within, as though hiding them under layers and layers of snow. Protecting them. Protecting ourselves. Waiting until the time is right for them to grow. Now is the time to tune into your heart, to let your intuition and your dreamboard express and reveal the dreams that are hidden inside you. Let the creative process take you below the surface, beneath the layers of safety and protection, guiding you to the innermost dreams sparkling in your soul".

I decided on a photo collage this time, having fractured my ankle and not daring to venture out in the snow to find fresh paper collage materials, I quickly went through my entire library of pics and chose intuitively, feeling my way forward rather than aesthetically selecting ~






So what dreams and desires came to the surface?

Roads and travel seem to draw me, not particularly holiday destinations but more a getting away. The red window calls to me as an escape route. Same with the bottom digital image I created, I was thinking about Rapunzel's escape from the tower by means of her long locks. My desire for peace and quiet shows in the solitary snow tree, but I also yearn for music and activity in my life.

My deepest desire though is to be loved, as a father loves his baby, but I remind myself I have to love myself first!

If you haven't assembled a Dreamboard before I would eagerly urge you to do one now, especially if you are feeling the winter blues!

Then join the community of dreamers over at ~

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Restrained not Broken

Sometimes life 
throws a restraining 
order on you,
you feel like a trapped tiger
wanting to escape,
 but the thing with restraint the more
you try to wriggle out of it
the tighter the restraint
becomes.

Acceptance of the situation means
stilling yourself, biding your time,
seeing the beauty that exists even when
boundaries are erected around you.
"Nothing stays the same, this too will pass"
~~~
'Restrained not Broken'

Sending to
.
Postcards from Paradise 
.
&
.
Soul Songs
Path of Divine Love


Friday, 3 February 2012

Haiku my Heart #51 Cartwheeling















Since I am pot-bound, not able to venture out without aid,
I sit in the sunshine window with my camera
and imagine the day I'll be free to
cartwheel before the sun!
.
Cartwheeling is probably a little optimistic,
but the feeling will be the same!

Haiku my Heart, a place to share poetry
and a friendly hello ~> ~>

Recuerda mi Corazon

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Joy of Rising

Abstract wilting moments
call for complete immersion
into the essence
of life sustaining sap
where broken petals
 rise refreshed,
 anew.