Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Beautiful Woman at the Beach

I noticed this woman as I was walking up from the shore the other night.  She was sitting, by herself, staring at the ocean and watching the sunset.  I asked her if I could take her photograph and at first she couldn't understand me, she spoke Russian.  Then she said, "I'm not beautiful." I told her that she is beautiful and that's why I wanted to take her photograph...because that was the truth.  I hope that if and when I am her age, that I look as beautiful as her and that I go to the beach to appreciate the sun setting over the ocean.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The nature of things...

I have had the flu for the last week.  I have never been  a good patient, restless and wanted to jump the gun and get up and go.  In the past, this had led to mono and pneumonia... when I was much younger.  I've been a good patient, until today.  I let myself feel pressured or insecure about not being 'up to par' not being able to 'perform' my house duties and being able to do my 'work.'  However, I think this week has been a gift... it has been a vision quest in that I have had to relinquish the do-ness of my life.  And, I am beginning to get that whenever I am doing to much and negating what is really important that it feels really bad and I get a sense of misalignment.  Then, I remember that where I am is right where I'm supposed to be, for today and that there is a world out there full of beauty and nature, both of which I am connected to. So even though I feel like a zombie, I'm going to go sit somewhere out in nature, in the sun, and heal and tap into the wondrous energy that is always there, waiting for me to tap into.  All I have to do is look at the water and Big Sur.... and breathe a little deeper to remember that nature is always there... big and loving and part of me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Keep On Loving

My very close friend in New York just told me about a ring she wears on her thumb to remind her that it's always, all about love.  We talked about how easy it is to respond to tense situations with knee-jerk reactions that only seem to hurt ourselves.  As it happens, this past Sunday the woman who gave the sermon spoke of writing the letters on her wrist "CL"  They stand for Choose Love.  Seems to me that the message lately, is to break out of old patterns and learn to connect to that beautiful space inside that is full of love and it is through that place that we will see any situation and respond in kind.  Sometimes this means responding in absolute honesty, and that doesn't always feel good, but it is still love, when conveyed in truth and kindness. 

So after my conversation tonight with Darl, I went to the website where they sell the ring (Kohl's) and it is sold out.  Then I went to 2 other websites and it was sold out there as well.  At first, I felt disappointed, but then, I thought about how amazing it is that so many people are buying these rings with the message "Keep on Loving" and that they are being sold out.  This can only mean something beautiful, that people are remembering that we all have a very powerful tool... love...and that love is obviously being spread around... through rings and jewelry.

As for my visible reminder to choose love everyday... well... I could get a tattoo.... but will probably sit back and let the perfect reminder come to me.   I'll keep you posted, but for now... Keep on Loving!