Finding my Bliss

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wednesday wondering


baby fox still in the pod ......
counting down to the  .......
 revealing .....
Boy or girl. 
Blonde, brunette, redhead, curly, straight
or somewhere in-between.
???

Sunday, 27 May 2012

She sails ....

.
She shadow sails through her window
 upon a mystical jade tide, and sun does soothe her, 
dipping behind a meandering mind,
lighting up fragments
of possibility.

Sailing to ~
Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon

Friday, 25 May 2012

Weekly Practice

Taking a cue from Kim the
Queen of Arts 
I got to thinking how Haiku Friday
energizes me too, like my
yoga practice.......

Inhale the Vision,
exhale the Poetical,
resting in Love Prose.

Thanks to Rebecca who lovingly provides weekly practice......

Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Simple Joy kinda Girl

The sun finally came to visit our shores.
Focused on outdoor flora, after what seems like an eternity of indoor still-life.
Returned to the mat, breathing and stretching, felt oh so good.
My love won an ebay auction bid for 20 bars of Damana Olive Oil soap,
it's super kind to my skin and is only supplied so select hotels!
Nothing spectacular, simple joys, then I'm just a simple joy kinda girl!

Checking in with other Joy sharers at

Monday, 21 May 2012

Made it on Monday

The feeling ~ fatigued by ongoing overwhelm.
Intention ~ love myself more, 
stretching and breathing,
trusting and believing.
“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall and falling,
they're given wings.” 
~
Rumi


Friday, 18 May 2012

Call for Sunbeams

Sun sensitive heart,
 stirred by a stream of sunbeams,
causes colour rush!

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Linking with 
Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon 

Friday, 11 May 2012

Reality Check-In


Dark & Dank
 ~
still cold 
rain dashes pink blossom
also dashes my hopes of a spring get-away

Celeste our old camper-van
in need of some TLC
rust worm has attacked her over winter

caught sight of a dead badger-
those pesky blighter speeding motorists!

Light & Fluffy
~
big full moon
baby fox to be born soon
shawl nearly finished
just the fringing to do
the days I'm counting
only a few!

light mornings
followed
by 
light evenings
makes for a 
light spirit

being settled by
warm words
spoken by 
soft souls
with kind hearts.




Linking with Monica 
for 


My Friday Feeling


That Friday feeling ~
where in the world will I roam?
to haiku-ing hearts
<<of course>>
Recuerda mi Corazon 
wishing all a lovely weekend :~)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Joy of Joys

I have posted this art before, I'm posting it again!
because of the absolute 
JOY 
it brings me 
whenever I look at it!
Yes it was digitally composed and yes, 
because of the abundance of digital images
some would not consider it art or give it a second glance.
But this is one of my all-time favourite creations,
 here is why I love it ~ 
I was at one, totally absorbed in the creation!


The intuitive feeling that the original image (a photo) would
 become something more, something other,
a layer of different meaning, 
I didn't know what that meaning was
at the time but trusted that it would reveal itself to me, 
and so it did after my random manipulations! 
~
Looking down at my creation here is what I saw
~
I was one of the two birds, I had flown to a faraway 
place now hovering over a sun-drenched coastline,
the sun reflecting beams of light into the air,
the other bird was a friend, a native, 
who had risen to greet me.
Both of us are elated to share 
the greeting and were viewing the wonderful land 
and the promise of beautiful things to come.

The bird represents my online friends,
the coastline with sunbeams rising represents
the beautiful places I visit there virtually with my friends.
More than that it represents the dream I have 
of visiting face to face one day.

So this image represents my dream,
 it came up from my deepest Self,
 that is why I love it.

Joy of Joys
.
Thank goodness it's Thursday,
sending my Joy to
Meri's Musings


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

More tea vicar....?

I've been reading, it's been a while
since I picked up a spiritual book,
but felt the need to do so,
as I do
from time to time.
I'm a take the essence
of the content if it resonates kind of person,
rather than set in stone absolutes.

Once on my journey I opted for the whole story
which led me to spiritual shipwreck when their
absolutes were at odds with my truth.
This was a most painful experience.
That was a longtime ago, lessons have been learnt,
so I look for the essence, today I have been
reading about the impermanence of all things
this being a fundamental base
for Buddhist teaching.

I'm not about to become a Buddhist, as I say 
I look for the essence, the wisdom, 
not the complete way.

Thinking about impermanence though, 
I wonder why it is, given that the nature of all things
is subject to change, why are we so resistant?

Our nature is one of habit,
habitual behaviour, so hard to break?

My morning ritual is tea and more tea,
yet I want to drink less, to change,
to drink more health drinks,
nettle and lemon tea, rooibos tea, which I love too,
but my habit persists, I return to the familiar,
the tea, the toast, the talk.........
just wondering......

To effect change is it a gradual lessening, or
quickfire jump out of the loop, or
even banishing the loop
altogether?
What do you think?

Friday, 4 May 2012

Keeps Spinning Around

 steps in the circle
one foot after the other
 keeps spinning around
 I've been fixated with spirals lately,
you may have noticed?
There is something about the shape,
continuity, fluidity, motion...... and more.

When I doodle this is the shape I return to........

Listening to Chill Radio,
as I often do whilst in the zone with my spirals
I notice the lyrics ~ 

And I've learnt how to play it
with one foot in front of the other
and there's no way to win it
we all just spin around and around
.
Tom Baxter Lyrics

You know how it is you hear half of the lyrics,
 the more you listen the more the words surface, you have a aha moment, 
you think yes that's it, 
you align with the sentiment, it resonates........

Downward Cycle ~

rain and more rain, cold too
fear of flooding again after the rain
bouts of insomnia
alopecia flare-up

Upward Cycle ~

sigh when flood was averted
 yellow rapeseed field through my window,
looks great against the grey, even better against the blue
found a new pleasing Merlot 
finished the path and the painting
going in our camper-van to the coast soon 
my love's birthday today
shhhh he said not to advertise it ;~)

Linking with

Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon
&
Monica 
Keeping it Real

Thursday, 3 May 2012

All in My Stride

Now I have the painting done
I'll get down to some real artwork!
I take my JOY very seriously :~)

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