Finding my Bliss

Friday, 29 January 2016

The Dark Path

Luminous stalwarts
light the darkened path before,
love's surrounding me...

I'm not sure if I've used this image before but no matter I love it so I'm going to put my spin on it today.  What it is throwing up for me, how it expresses my mood, how it serves as a tool for meditation and the creative flow.  Yes this is the great thing about fine art photography it becomes a medium for self-expression at any time...
 From personal meditation and visiting wise words on-line this inspirational phrase keeps circulating in my head "we are exactly where we need to be in the moment".  This concept is not something new to me I came across it a while ago, the notion of being exactly where I need to be at any given moment in my life! Previously I'd always thought I had or should have control over my life and therefor could work things out, my destiny was self-made. Nowadays I realize just how little control we really have...
What the picture throws up today ~
As you may realize it is a water reflection of dark woodland but the trees are illuminated. You might feel a little disorientated as the picture is upside down!  This up-side down feeling is one I am only too familiar with since I lost my partner, my world is so topsy-turvy, I feel like the old ricocheting screen saver (if anyone can remember it?) I'm all over the place with little stable ground to tread on as I try to make serious decisions about my future.
The image though is speaking to me, that yes I am maybe walking through a 'dark night of the soul but, I am actually 'where I need to be' at this hour and not alone. The stability of the large strong trees is reassuring me of their protective presence, their luminosity surrounds me with light, supplying me with what I need for the journey, strengthening and lighting my pathway. 

Sending my haiku to ~

Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Tears & The gift of the Empath

Feminine Empath
softness is her secret strength
like driven white snow

Like the driven snow
she covers, shields & protects
whilst charging her love

Charged with love's strong surge
dormant seeds of power rise
giving birth to hope

Birthing seeds of hope
Love Divine purposed her role ~
Feminine Empath

My last haiku post was a difficult one, I couldn't even formulate the simple 5~7~5 syllable content with accuracy for my mind was elsewhere... In the past when my spirits were more buoyant and I had a certain sense of 'C'est la vie' towards the hiccups that came my way haiku poems dripped from the pen like sweet nectar flowing.  I spoke of the 'lean' times in my post as being part of the journey for lesson learning, and so the beauty that has accompanied these days of uncertainty has found it's way in the shedding of much pent-up emotions, unleashed by the empathetic words of sweet sisters.
The true role of the Empath I feel is one born through the path of experience, not necessarily the same experience but the sensing of another's plight and so being in a unique position of catalyst for tearful release of those painful feelings, a kind of conduit for that purpose. 
Interestingly on the subject of the 'Empath' I visited The Mind Unleashed to learn more about the subject and was amazed to find that I had most of the points attributed to that personality type. This is both good and not so good news, there are both positives and draw-backs of being an 'Empath', though from my early investigations I glean that learning self-care is primary and that grounding work is necessary.

Sending my haiku home to ~

Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon

Friday, 15 January 2016

Each New Day

Each new day a gift
is waiting to be embraced
I'm shaken & stirred

Today is Haiku my Heart day, I had an image I've been playing around with but no words wanted to keep my picture company.... I do want to keep my blog alive it's been a good friend to me over the years but lately inspiration has been lean.  This I suppose is all part of the journey and so I wait for brighter days... 

Thank you Rebecca for your lovely words today, they inspired my haiku. 
Joining Haiku my Heart once again ~ 
Recuerda mi Corazon

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Starting anew & love links

I'm starting anew
just twenty four hours a day
one day at a time ...

This has been the most difficult period yet since my love passed. I never knew how hard work grieving could be, it was just a word!  I thought it would be a process to get through not one that would keep re-surfacing in stronger, blacker surges... I recently had a lovely gift of words from my on-line sister friend who encouraged me via 'Wild Woman Mystery Cards' to take a stand with myself and acknowledge my power... Yes I did vow to be a 'warrior woman' I remember ~ Warrior Woman Detour but this trial has brought me to the ground... The wise card spoke about realizing our place in the world and turning our own power into action...
So I am starting anew taking some small action daily as my friend encouraged  to "let my power lead".  I have never given up on myself as each morning I am blessed with the most beautiful sunrises in my new abode which always reminds me to be grateful and I am for 'gratitude saves' hey? And so I continue to be grateful for my sweet sister friends here on-line, each one a link of love and with that in mind I would love you to trip on over to ~

 Gotham Girl Chronicles  who has published a beautiful post on 'trusting life's process and reaching out one person at a time...
Happy New Year to you all, my words are ~
 'stand in my power, trust the process, one day at a time'

Linking my post to ~

Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon