Monday, October 24, 2016

deepening the breath...

"Deepening your breath is a key ingredient in opening and expanding into the new empowered frequencies of Divine Light. When you breathe very shallowly, your energy field contracts and your body interprets the constriction as fear because it is afraid that it won’t receive enough oxygen. With a breath, fear can become excitement and your energy field will expand. This is not only a delicious feeling for the body, the expansion allows you to receive more Light into your energy system." -excerpt from main post found at link below:
For months I've been hearing about Wim Hoff, The Iceman
who uses breathing techniques with amazing results. 
Last week I saw a youtube video/podcast of Wim being interviewed by Joe Rogan.  He certainly is a dynamic character - not sure how much the beer has to do with it. ;)
Word of caution: Several people drowned in 2016 using his technique while in water, which Wim warns about. Some people experience extreme lightheadedness, and apparently pass out.
Breathe Necklace by etsyseller RubyLenaJewelry

Thursday, October 20, 2016

how we live the stages of life...

George Washington Carver:

“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, 
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, 
and tolerant of the weak and the strong … 
because some day in life you will have been all of these.”

(...because bills have to be paid, 
and I haven't transitioned to living directly on air and sunshine, yet)
Brown Batik Bolster Pillow. Meditation Prop. Home Decor Pillow. 
Buckwheat filled insert. Zippered. 15" x 5". USA made.
Tropical Print Bolster Pillow. Meditation Prop. Home Decor Pillow.

Buckwheat filled insert. Zippered. 15" x 5". USA made

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

the journey, and the Home we never actually left...

"I first thought of the spiritual journey as a linear path towards a distant goal. Gradually, I came to realize that the spiritual journey is a closed circle of love in which we slowly come closer to the center of ourself, which is always present. In this journey there is no "progress" but a shifting of consciousness that unveils our own essential nature, "the face we had before we were born. "As this spiral path unfolds, so our concepts of both ourself and the journey change, and we come to realize the deeper truth: that the traveler, the journey, and the goal are all one."
~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

No matter the circuitous route - all roads lead Home.
snake print - "ouroboros" by etsyseller themicromentalist

Monday, October 10, 2016

every morning is a re-birthday...

Yes!!! Every morning is a new day, 
and another day in which to release what no longer serves, 
and to embrace what is more in alignment with our true nature, Love. Re-birth is merely a remembering of what is already so, and has always been so. 

Re-birth is a change of mind only. 
Imagine that you have two minds. One is always problematic in one way or another. And one is totally sane. There's a different operating system for us to use, which we had entirely forgotten about.
Sitting meditation, or other forms of meditation, can be helpful to us in becoming observers 
of the two minds, so we can make the clear choice.
click here for this and other zafu meditation cushions by etsyseller zafuChi

Friday, October 7, 2016

meditation shawls and blankets by maidmariondesign

Introducing beautiful handmade shawls and scarves, blankets and throws
by etsyseller MaidMarionDesign.
For more info and to purchase shawls click here: 
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Marion and I are cousins, who re-connected via facebook, after losing touch for many years.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

gently notice how the Light weaves Itself into dreams...

~ There You Are Again ~

"City Lights" by GeorgiannaLane on etsy
"Ever since I stepped out of imagination
and into the Heart of things
I have become so much less spiritual.
Heaven, hell and earth
hold no meaning for me anymore .
For I am neither coming
nor going
nor staying put.
All I do is notice all the various ways
that Light weaves itself into dreams.
When someone asks me who they are
or what God is
I smile inside and whisper to the Light:
‘There you go again, pretending...’ "

~ Adyashanti

Saturday, October 1, 2016

rest in the changing light of a room.

"I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged, damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of a room."
~ May Sarton
"changing room" - photography by sandralrussel on etsy

you can't use up creativity, but you can stifle it, or turn down the dial...

"You can't use up creativity...the more you use the more you have." That's a relief to know, but also a bit scary. Because, maybe I'd end up like a hamster on a wheel - just madly making zafus. Which I wouldn't mind - if they sold like mad. Like I once went on a decade long, mad, crazy, passionate trip making all sizes, colors of Cathedral Windows quilts and wallhangings. I sold a lot of them, gave a lot away to charity auctions, and still have a few that simply would not sell. And one, that I won't sell because it was the crowning achievement of that whole love affair.

Hibiscus Pink (buckwheat hull filled) Zafu

Zafu in Rose Floral (on a warm brown background)
 Click on (rose floral zafu) caption to see all 28 selections in my Zafu-SkidRow-Closeout section!
Now is a great time to holiday shop, while there are still great choices available.