Wind and Waves

~ The process of aligning the life I am living…with the life in me, that wants to live! ~

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she.her.woman.warrior.maiden.crone…..MOTHER!!!

September 5th, 2018 · La Vida

Who are you? Are you here? Where are you?

Healing and Hope. Her hand will guide us and show us.

“She is…….Anywhere  you see compassion, anywhere you see a person bend to help someone who is hurting, Anywhere  you see utter joy,  Anywhere that you see people savoring life,  Anywhere that you see people who are merciful, Anywhere that you see people who are prayerful, Anywhere that you see people who are funny, who make us laugh.  We are seeing holy mother. She is all strong deep feminine, arms held out wide embracing life fully, protecting it, sheltering it, advising all of those things.”

“She is filled with grace.  meaning, she says…does….acts….in ways that shower, like a shower of stars down on others, to light their way.”  ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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sultry sweet August. Please stay forever!

August 7th, 2018 · La Vida

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Yay to Friends

July 27th, 2018 · La Vida

Relationships make life Sooo rich!  This text made my day 🙂

Here we are dancing the night away, one sultry summery night!

 

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Love Warrior

July 15th, 2018 · La Vida

I am quite mesmerized by the raw honesty of Glennon Doyle.  When at the same time as releasing her book about marriage….she announced she was divorcing, I thought wow this woman is for real.  And then, she married Abby Wombach, soccer star* who I just love. So, I was super curious to hear her Story and the way she goes about telling it.

and so;  finally I am reading it. And…..Loving it so far!!

QUOTE: Glennon Doyle’s x boyfriend, telling his wife who, after a long silence had asked him, “what are you thinking about?  He said…..”I’m thinking about Glennon…she just doesn’t give a fuck”  and his wife knew this was the ultimate compliment to bestow to a woman.  She also knew this was, no, compliment.”

“Any woman who doesn’t give a fuck is simply abandoning her soul to adhere to the rules. No woman on earth doesn’t give a fuck — no woman is that cool — she’s just hidden her fire. Likely, it’s burning her up.”

 — Glennon Doyle, Love Warrior

*super side note.  Soccer!  Futbol!  I used to live across the street from the #1 soccer bar in Denver. We would have pre-parties at my apartment and then go to the game. So Frickn’ Fun.  Soccer makes me CRAZY HAPPY!  and now, I’m in a small town and wanting to watch the world cup (9am, go Croatia!!) and can’t think of anywhere  to go. Pooor me. 🙁  Sometimes I do miss the city life.

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July 9th, 2018 · La Vida

” The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

 ~ Alice Walker

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Rain Dancers

July 9th, 2018 · La Vida

The rains have arrived!!

and we wildly danced them in.

Puuure Bliss!

The band kept playin’.

the Old the Young

the Hippies , the Cowboys

the Yuppies, the Vets

ALL…. of us moving as

 one

thirstyappreciative ⋅ body

Dancin’ underneath a rainbow with big wet drops

DRENCHING

us.

YES!!!! Ahhhh.

ESO!!

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Bloom

April 4th, 2018 · La Vida

Now is that special time when things are BLOOMING! So exciting!

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Mice and Trauma. What the?!

March 7th, 2018 · La Vida

Here’s me, looking all happy and innocent after I traumatized a poor hungry mouse.

Trauma. Trauma. Trauma! What a fascinating subject. I have been diving in. Deep. So much to learn.  Like. So. Much.  As a society, we are only just breaking the tip of the ice-berg.  But we are uncovering more and more, in depth-ful expansive ways.

It took me awhile to land on the concept of trauma, for me personally.  I thought it was a word associated with war.  And war has felt far from my sphere.   It  took me a LOT of SLOW realizing to unpack the word and personalize it.   This seems to be my way in the world. SLOW realizing. OMG. SLOW.  (I am learning about patience too!)

So far, I understand ….. that the point of life is to ultimately give and receive love. And  learning is a part of this exchange. It is attention.  Attention is love. And so, life is not about being smart, having a good job and being good. Ha! who knew. I wish someone had told me this when I was younger (not that I would have listened) my eager little self was so ready to be good, to please, make people like me, to make situations flow nicely. (my parents may not share this perspective ;-)) Life is about learning and intimacy (with everything) At least this is what I have come to……………..thus far.

Slowly I am unraveling  and the word trauma keeps coming up. My girlfriend Julia first put this to me.  As a Mental Health expert working for the State of Colorado, she attends lots of conferences and collaborates with leading edge speakers. One of her speakers elicited a thrilling resonance for her.  Julia called me from her car afterward to tell me about it. “You know”, she started slowly…..”you might have some trauma…..”
WHat?! me? I grew up in a rich white mountain community with loving parents and even a stay at home mom.  not me. But you know. Her words resonated somewhere and slowly rippled in.
So Yeah. Along with our culture, I have a wide and widening understanding of Trauma.

I am staying in a little straw bale cottage. Care taking. It is Dreamy. I have to pinch myself.  Is this real? Laura, you don’t deserve this. Yes you do. Thank you thank you thank you thank you Thank you. lady who owns the cabin, Great mystery universe, Aya, the stars….. Thank you!!
And. My job is;  to keep it clear of mice.

So I timidly set up a mouse un-killing trap.  When the SNAP sound happened, late last night, I knew he didn’t die. But I can say, I completely traumatized the little guy. I finally released him in the morning after being cooped up all night and freezing (I put him outside— yes I did that 🙁 ) I couldn’t bear to hear him nibbling to get free all night.

In the early morning hours, in the thawing rays of sunshine, I released him to my favorite land….an act partially fueled by my guilt. I watched him, slowly make his way through the tall grasses. His life force was way low. His fur was ruffled. He was shivering. and his poor little tale had been pinched in trap door. It may have fallen off…..I didn’t want to see. This little guy was cute. way cute.
So I didn’t kill him. Is this good? I am releasing him totally traumatized!  Because he is an animal and wise in these ways maybe he will release the trauma quickly and easily? Will he find food and warmth and other mice friends, in his new land today?  God I hope so.

I’m not sure this is better than ….. just killin him in a kill trap.  Working through trauma can be very difficult life work.
Oh man. This “task” is a little harder than I imagined. Does anyone have a cat I can borrow? Ha!  Let nature take it’s course and I can slip out of chain of perpetrating trauma?!

Ahhhhhh!

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Iguana

February 24th, 2018 · La Vida

Flowers do not force their way with great strife.
Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun.
Don’t be in a hurry about spiritual matters.
Go step by step, and be very sure.

– Grace Cooke / White Eagle

 

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Amazon

February 22nd, 2018 · La Vida

“You are beginning to understand, aren’t you?
That the whole world is inside you –
in your perspectives and in your heart.
That to be able to find peace,
you must be at peace with yourself first;
and to truly enjoy life,
you must enjoy who you are.
Once you learn how to master this,
you will be protected from everything
that makes you feel like you cannot go on.
With this gift of recognizing yourself,
even when you are alone,
you will never be lonely.”

– Unknown

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