I believe we can be anyone

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best to make you like everybody else is to fight the hardest battle you can fight--but never stop fighting! E.E. Cummings

Monday, October 24, 2011

Drunken by his beauty

Creation of Bliss by Sherry Arthur

Innocently, the young man said "Good afternoon" and flashed me a huge smile. 
I replied “Hello” back to him as a smile washed across my face. 
I looked over my shoulder and our eyes met. 
We waved to each other and I walked away, happy and “in love”, drunken by his beauty. 
I want to kiss you. 
Thank you for putting a smile on my face and joy in my heart that lasted longer than the moment we shared.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

When ....

When the winds blow,

the leaves get to dance.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Autumn Goddess Altar 2011

We are definitely in the season of fall.  There is a crispness and coolness in the air.  The days are getting shorter.  Leaves are falling down every day.  The colors are striking though and I always enjoy the beauty of that.  Bike riding days will soon be gone, especially for me since I don't particularly like riding on snowy and/or icy streets.  That's when my walking and dancing legs come out once again.  The thing about walking is it just takes so much longer to do everything.  Oh well.  That's the way it is.

Shortly after September 23, I went to work on creating a new altar to honour the season.  I always enjoy the process of creating something new and beautiful.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  And I hope it inspires you to create some beauty as the dark, grey days come forth.

Happy Autumn Blessings to you all!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Bliss and then some....

To know all of who we are, we need to tap into those parts of ourselves we don't like to look at.

Not just the light side of ourselves, but the deepest and darkest parts of our soul.

For in order to transform into the lightness of who we are, we must know the dark.

The dark is not pretty.  It is messy, chaotic and ugly at times. 

I  do not like to go there myself but in order to enjoy the feeling of joy and bliss, I must know the opposite spectrum.

It is the only way.  Otherwise, we don't fully engage in the process of life. 

We cannot selectively numb the feelings we don't like.  It doesn't work that way.

I wish I could just feel bliss and joy all the time.  It doesn't work that way or maybe it does and I haven't quite figured it out yet.  Nonetheless, this is my journey.

I must know the feeling of hopelessness, despair, torment, frustration and sadness to recognize joy, bliss, happiness and the light.

I have fought against wanting to look at the dark parts of myself and when I do this it just comes back to haunt me.

I must journey to the dark to travel into the light.

And that means feeling and seeing all of it no matter how challenging it can be at times.

I continue to peel away the layers of the onion so that I can experience moments of bliss, joy and happiness.

Once you taste and experience the feeling of bliss, there is no going back to the way things were.  I want more.  I can't just be okay with settling any longer.

I deserve more and so do you.

So continue seeking, searching and becoming clear about what it is you would love to be, do and have in your world.

Follow your heart and move towards your dreams, whatever they are.

Live the Life You Love and Love the Life you Live.  No matter what.