Saturday, December 24, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Winter Solstice Wishes
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lotus Goddesses Mandala
When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.
If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy Mother's Day
Love to all on this Mother's Day. Today I am not only thinking of my own beloved mother, to whom I am so grateful to for all the nurturing, encouragement and loving care that she always gave our family, but my thoughts are also on my beloved friend and teacher the late Rajita Sivananada (Judith Cornell), whose birthday would have been today. She was a mother to me in many ways as well and I am grateful to her for bringing to me and so many others, the mandala processes I teach.
Love to all of you on this Mother's Day.
This quote by Amma Chi, the hugging saint, says it all:
The essence of motherhood is not restricted to women who have given birth; it is a principal inherent in both women and men.
It is an attitude of the mind. It is love – and that love is the very breath of life.
No one would say, “I only breath when I am with family and friends; I won’t breathe in front of my enemies.”
Similarly, for those in whom motherhood has awakened, love and compassion are as much a part of their being as breathing.
-Amma Chi, also know as Sri Mata Amritandamayi Devi, is a spiritual leader and humanitarian who travels the world offering hugs to millions of spiritual seekers. This quote is from a speech given at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders, October 7, 2002.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Renewal with Spring's First Sprout
The harsh soil of Winter thaws and softens. The seeds stirs in the ground and delicate roots spread out and down. Just as the trees, buds and crocuses start to emerge, my cells feel like they are vibrating and I too feel my energy being refreshed and renewed.
I looked out the door and saw the dove in my blue spruce courting his love. The sparrows in my neighbor’s air conditioner are busy getting their new nest ready. Any feelings of melancholy have been replaced with excitement and renewal. I am ready to spread the roots of what needs to blossom for me this Spring and Summer. What a great time to set intentions for what needs to blossom in you!
This year the equinox falls on March 20th, 7:21 p.m. EDT. On this day, the sun is in the midpoint in the sky and both day and night are 12 hours. Last year I remembered to try and balance an egg on its end and it worked!
Here is a link to the website of a dear friend of mine, Laural Virtues Wauters, that shares more information about the Vernal Equinox and shows some of her beautiful mandalas.
Blessings to all that all blossom beautifully for you this Spring.