Great Falls, poetry, falling

Flowing Forward

Flowing Forward ~ rivers carving rock eons of artistry flow Great Falls on display ~ We (the muse and I) are back from our trip east to see family. My brother, mom, and I had some good conversations and even looked at one senior residence. It helped mom get clear that she is still not…

family

Muse Vacation

Muse Vacation Muse Brad and I will be heading to Virginia to visit my mother and brother for a couple of weeks. We probably won’t be writing, posting, or reading many blogs. We’ll miss you, but probably need a break from writing deadlines. Muse Brad has convinced me we need time off from writing to…

Whatever Arises Love That

Love Whatever Arises

Love Whatever Arises ~ I’ve been humbled again. It is beyond understanding how I can sit and watch my life savings evaporate and do nothing. This is the third time that I have allowed my life savings to disappear while invested in falling stocks. Logic would suggest taking action sooner to stop the losses. I…

poetry, beauty, dreams

Soulful Whispers

Soulful Whispers ~ soulful whispers echo in my mind vibrations dancing through my body awakened pathways from my heart will you come play with me will you trust the unknown will you dare to dream again ~ the questions haunt my dreams mysteries teasing my awareness potentials that call for expression rather than feel sad about…

releasing, Jesse Elder

ARC Challenge – Day 3

ARC Challenge – Day 3 I’m participating in a 7-day challenge called the ARC Challenge held by Jesse Elder. A friend introduced me and invited me to join. In just a couple of days, I’ve experienced a lot of resistance to Jesse and his challenges. I guess that’s a good sign! Yesterday, he asked us…

empathy, gift, connection

The Age of Empathy

The Age of Empathy Self-absorption … kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. When we focus on others, our world expands. Our problems drift to the periphery of the mind and seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or…

peace, harmony, love

Peace at Home – #NWARKCares

Peace at Home – #NWARKCares This is a topic near and dear to my heart. There was a lot of tension in our house growing up. Although, I never witnessed anything, my mother told me that my father hit her, and I did see his anger and the tension between them. For a long time,…

circles, conscious communication

Conscious Communication-2

Conscious Communication-2 It just occurred to me how much of a switch I’ve made in my life around communication. As a child and teenager, I was a quiet, shy person who was more comfortable with math, listening and reading than talking with people. I’m still an introvert who prefers inner activities, but have learned a great…

Jimmy Carter, Humility

Humility to the Rescue

Humility to the Rescue We are becoming a culture of self, just look on your Facebook feed!  Besides the inflated attention our media gives to actors and sports figures, look at how social media is dominated with the glorification of self. Everything is about being seen. I wonder what it says about people that spend…

surrender, life

Surrender to Life

Surrender to Life I’ve been reading a great book by Mark Nepo called The Endless Practice. In Mark’s view, we never stop having challenges and opportunities to move into more alignment with life. Life keeps nudging us along, asking us to be more attuned to our “center of aliveness.” The place within that is connected…