Saturday, December 29, 2012

Seen Dancing: Essays from the Heart


The new book I've been working on in between editing poems and waiting for stages of other projects. This is a collection of essays and stories from my personal journals and public blogs. They are of a spiritual and mystical nature. Will be released in January 2013.

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzsche 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

There isn't one of us on this planet who didn't come here with gifts to share with the world. The secret to finding out who you are lies in figuring out what unique gifts you have to offer. Usually whatever gifts you have are connected to the things that make you happiest when you participate in them.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Serendipity


“ser·en·dip·i·ty: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for;” (from merriam-webster.com)
I love words. I love the dance of words created by others whether in a poem, a textbook, a good piece of fiction or a conversation with a friend. Words transform. I hear the word “grace” and for a moment my mind settles from its normal frenetic pace. Other wonderful words are those that when pronounced or heard are a pleasure to the senses.  I love saying words like “persnickety” “rambunctious”, or “flabbergasted”. The joy of these words has little to do with meaning. Some words just roll around in my mouth, tickling the insides of my cheeks, engaging my tongue, creating pockets of air and light with just one word….a party for the senses. For instance,   “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”  from the Mary Poppins movie is still fun to sing.  Nothing but pure bliss in that word. Go ahead; I know you want to…..

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious!
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”

So I wanted to start a blog…in essence a collection of words. Although somewhat supercilious (another fun word!), I may have something to say that might resonate with others. I, like you, am a person who struggles. I labor with worry and anxiety.  Yet, I know a God that calls me to live abundantly. To live a life centered on love. I don’t succeed all of the time. In fact, I have put many things in my life above my pursuit of love, my pursuit of God.  I allow fear and uncertainty to rule my life…and all of the time Spirit is whispering to me to let go and embrace the best in me instead of the worst….and that brings me back to words.
I had difficulty moving forward with a blog without a title. Then serendipity occurred. One night I was mediating on two thoughts: “Allow” and “Believe the Best”. Eureka! Spirit worked a mashup for my blog title (hats off to Glee for introducing that word to me):  “Allow the Best”.  “Allow the Best” is not a statement of being but of becoming.  It is hard for me to allow the best in my life for some reason. I feel it is audacious of me to think that I deserve the best…but Spirit nudges me towards the notion. So this blog is my attempt to share random thoughts about life, love and letting go in my pursuit to allow the best in my life.
 What is the best you need to allow in your life?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Friends Don't Let Friends Blog Alone

A lifelong friend of mine has started publishing a spiritual/reflective blog that you may enjoy. Mystic Angel Healing welcomes this talented poet and writer to the blogging world. Namaste, Gail.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Helping vs Mutual Neediness

Helping someone should always be done from a place of empowerment. Creating a situation where you do something for others out of a need on your part to be needed or to "fix" something you think is wrong about someone or their life, is nothing but a needy relationship. While needy relationships can last a lifetime, they are not necessarily healthy for you or them. When you reach out a hand to someone, remember that while they may need some help and support to get back on their feet, they should be empowered to continue on their way on their own rather than imprisoned by your need to feel worthwhile.