WEEKLY STRETCH 6-19-17 ~ SACRED REUNION

Once again, my weekly post was written from an airplane. I am blessed to be traveling more than ever and love using my time in the air to write. Below is my most recent musing from high in the sky. Sorry it’s late this time.

This post comes from 30, 000 feet, flying north from Orlando after an experience that defies description. It’s 1:15 a.m. My flight was originally scheduled to depart at 6:20 p.m. Mother Nature had other plans and storms over the Midwest wreaked havoc on the airlines. So, 7 hours later, bleary-eyed and wanting to be home in the arms of my Beloved, I fly.

I find myself at a loss for words to speak of this time and the series of events that brought it about. One thing I know for certain – Divine Providence brought me to Florida, to be with my friend Anni, her husband Randy, and their two furry kids – to begin a friendship in this life that is lifetimes long and lifetimes deep. Somehow, at precisely the right time and in precisely the right place, we recognized each other and knew we were meant to continue an ongoing connection we brought with us from beyond our present life’s knowing. What we experienced together in these four days is something only we two can know or understand, try as we might to verbalize it to those we know and love. We are both blessed with life partners who totally “get it”; who understand and recognize the intimate connection that happened when this recognition occurred, and they supported us taking the time to reconnect and celebrate our “reunion”. We talked and talked, we created beauty, we learned, we shared, we nurtured, we commiserated and collaborated – it was and is glorious. And it was so much more. These extraordinary days are only the beginning of a loving creative collaboration of two hearts and two minds together again in this lifetime.

I don’t really know what else I can say about it that would make any sense. In fact, as we attempted to summarize our time together, we got lost in words and eventually had to laugh at how ludicrous is was to even try. What does make sense is that I don’t need to say any more. It is enough to have had the experience and to know how much has changed as a result. I’ve stepped across a threshold into a higher expression of myself and there will be no turning back. I am grateful for this rare and wonderful gift of discovery and mystery and for the reunion I’ve had with my friend. I thank you, Anni, for seeing me and for allowing me to see you. And I thank you and Randy for receiving me with arms wide open.

There will be more about this heavenly collaboration, and another collaboration between the two of us and another Goddess sister from Florida, Cristiane. Another star-blessed connection. Stay tuned.

STRETCH: The Universe brings us unique and precious encouters, some with people who have been with us in loving connection for lifetimes. Take a look around you and tune into the people in whose presence you feel ease, comfort, and a deep sense of cosmic connection. Give thanks for them, the many lifetimes you have shared, and those yet to come.

WEEKLY STRETCH 6-10-17 ~ Woman On Fire

The last two weeks I’ve noticed contrast more than usual, doing my best to take a clinical look at it rather than allowing myself to become emotionally caught up in it which is my usual M.O.

The world situation is daunting to say the least, and my position in relation to it is now more as observer. This has happened organically over time as I my energetic body gives me feedback saying, “back off” when my reaction to the news of the day causes emotional and physical responses that are less than healthy. I have consciously filtered the news and social media so that I have become skilled at skimming right by anything that might disturb my hard-won sense of personal peace and stability. That is not to say I am uninformed or uncaring. It is simply that I cannot allow myself to be exposed to the endless stream of disturbing information. I have set limits and sought balance. And so it is.

My personal news stream is very exciting and positive and my focus there is much more satisfying. I find that the unfolding circumstances of my life are a great help in finding balance. I’ve been called to create. I have felt a tug toward creativity all my life and I am now able to surrender to that tug fully. The Universe has aligned my dreams and I have manifested the right people to walk alongside me and to collaborate with me to make things happen. Last year I was given the opportunity to collaborate on creating a new publication called The Owl. That collaboration and the work of creating something new has encouraged me to continue to step out of my comfort zone to embrace the call to create even more. I’ve been making art for the last few years; I’ve been taking pictures too. And now I’m showing my work to people whose opinions I value and respect. This is a huge step for me – to identify myself as artist and photographer – as a writer – as a creator. Another huge step – taking myself to Florida to answer the call to create with others. In the face of all that is happening around me, my work is to create something beautiful; something that reflects the sacred gifts of Creation and Creator. And the Universe, in its infinite wisdom, has brought me the angels who will walk this journey alongside me and has shown me the depth of my intrinsic courage to create.

My journey continues to unfurl itself. My inner fire has been stoked into a fierce blaze. I feel a sense of freedom and spaciousness that seems new and fresh, unlike I’ve ever felt before. Something has changed in a big way and I am filled with a powerful sense of possibility and potential. I will head to Florida to step fully into that something, confident that Creation awaits. I am blessed. More to come.

Something’s Coming – Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim

Could be!
Who knows?
There’s something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!

Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there’s a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something’s coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something’s coming, I don’t know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock,
Phone’ll jingle, door’ll knock,
Open the latch!
Something’s coming, don’t know when, but it’s soon;
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!

Around the corner,
Or whistling down the river,
Come on, deliver
To me!
Will it be? Yes, it will.
Maybe just by holding still,
It’ll be there!

Come on, something, come on in, don’t be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight . . .

STRETCH: Can you tune into your passion and imagine yourself living into it? Can you take a step toward one of your dreams? Just one tiny step that affirms the potential – the possibility – that your dream is attainable? Think about it.

WEEKLY STRETCH 7-21-16

collaboration

Last weekend was the culmination of months of rehearsal and hard work and the ultimate experience of collaboration. I reported in an earlier posting that my husband Bob was invited to participate in Reock and Roll Revue’s performance of Jackson Browne’s “Running on Empty” album. The show was last weekend and all I can say is that it was amazing, wonderful, and I was so very honored to be surrounded by an abundance of talented and lovely people. Attending the rehearsals and providing food for the band made me feel a part of things which I absolutely loved. And at the final rehearsal I was asked to serve on the videography team which really gave me the opportunity to be part of the show in a very active way. I was thrilled to be in the collaborative flow of bringing this show to its fruition, attending to one of the video cameras that recorded the concert and would ultimately become part of the DVD that will be produced later. It was exciting and made me feel like I was part of something truly special. I made some new friends along the way and was able to connect more deeply with old friends as well. All in all the collaboration was the most meaningful part of the entire experience and something I’ve been missing since leaving my last job.

This weekend I have the privilege to once again be involved in collaboration with our friend Tracy Farquhar as she hosts a three day retreat at the Kirkridge Retreat Center in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. Bob and I will be helping to facilitate this event which will be attended by 20 people who are interested in connecting deeply with their truth and their intrinsic power. We are deeply honored to be involved in supporting them and our friend Tracy as she leads them through her wonderful program. And once again I am enjoying the collaborative effort the three of us have been putting forth to create the space for this gathering and to facilitate an event that will enrich the lives of those attending. It’s is the collaboration that has jazzed me the most…working with others to create something meaningful that has been the juice for me. In both of these efforts, the concert and the retreat, my ego has taken a seat in the corner and I have worked with others in an equal effort to create something bigger than myself.

My grandson and his mom and dad have been in Cooperstown, NY enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Logan’s little league team. They’ve been playing in tournaments with other little leaguers from all over the country. I’ve watched my grandson play baseball with many of the same teammates and coaches since he was a little guy and how his exposure to teamwork has affected his self-esteem, his compassion, and his understanding of responsibility and collaboration. At 13 he is a great kid who truly knows the meaning of teamwork and support for others. It’s been a great gift to witness this aspect of his growth and the way his parents have provided this opportunity for him to learn some valuable and vital life lessons.

STRETCH: Think about the meaning of teamwork in your life and see where you might already be or where you can be part of a team effort. See where you might be able to offer yourself in an effort to help carry the weight of a project or an effort that needs “hands”.