I AM ONE OF THE SEARCHERS

“There are, I believe, millions of us.  We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content.  We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret.  We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand.  We like to walk along the beach………..

we are drawn to the ocean, taken by its power, it’s unceasing motion,  its mystery and unspeakable beauty.

We like the forests…..

and the mountains,

deserts and hidden rivers,

and the lonely cities as well.

Our sadness is as much apart of our lives as is our laughter.  To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know …… unless it be to share our laughter.

We searchers are ambitious only for life itself and for every thing beautiful it can provide.  Most of all we love and want to be loved.  We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls.

I am far more aware of the power that guides each and everyone of us along the way, and provides us with insights and people we need for our journey.  There are, indeed men and women too gentle to live among wolves and only when joined with them, will life offer the searcher, step by step all that is good and beautiful.

Life becomes not a confused struggle or pointless pain, but an evolving mosaic masterpiece of the person we are destined to become.”    ….James Kavanagh, poet

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LIFE IS A PATHWAY

While I patiently wait for Spring to arrive and show me its fresh colors and its promise of New Beginnings……I have been thinking about LIFE, (I am an introvert, and introverts think a lot….about a lot!).  Today I got thinking about our human LIFE experience being like a long winding PATHWAY.

Every one of us get to choose how we walk our pathway.   Each day that we are alive, we have the power to decide whether to be open to expanding our consciousness with regards to how we live our life, or we can choose to remain closed off to any new way of thinking or being, letting our fears run our lives.

So with all that free will to make decisions on how we are going to live our life, doesn’t it make our LIFE PATH choices, incredibly interesting, however, we choose!!

The pathway I choose, is the one where I consciously try to expand my compassion, love and understanding, not only for myself, but for others in my life.   (Once you know better, you do better.)   Practising being conscious is not necessarily an easy path, and there certainly are days, when I get ticked off at myself for falling back into bad habits and thoughts that don’t serve me well at all.  But my LIFE and PATHWAY have been criss- crossed by other people’s pathways in so many wonderfuly remarkable, blessed, interesting and surprising ways, that I honestly say,  I LOVE my life!  I wake up every morning in awe of the day, with anticipation and wonder of where the pathway will lead me…….today.

LIFE  IS  A  PATHWAY

You never know what is just around the corner.

Sometimes it is so beautiful and fantastic it can take your breath away.

Sometimes along the pathway, we meet a few obstacles.

 At times the pathway feels unstable when we are unsure of ourselves.

And at times, we don’t know which way to go.

Sometimes it seems its such an uphill climb to get where we want to go.

 Sometimes we fear the unknown.

But somehow there always seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

And an inner light that guides us.

To places where peace and love reside.

And being open to a different point of view.

We can learn to cross a bridge with confidence when we come to it.

Yes, there is SO MUCH to learn and experience along our way.

 I think the purpose of our life long learning is to experience JOY and to …. 

 and to appreciate the Beauty in everyone and everything around us.

The Beauty and reward of this Life, is that the Pathway always leads…………

HOME

 I sometimes wonder if this LIFE IS BUT A DREAM, and often ponder what it would be like to really wake up from this dream!   What would I know and see then?   You see, I like to think a lot and about things like that…. do you?

And if we are all the creators of our dreams, may the dream we choose be one of love, compassion, happiness, fulfillment,  and conscious expansion.

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Images from Beautiful Portals Archives

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RANDOM ACTS OF BEAUTY

   “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,

we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Images from Pinterest and Zza Zza Bellagio

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ECLECTIC ENCHANTMENT

Beautiful pictures,  speak the word…………”ENCHANTMENT“………………………

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Images from: Awesome Spaces, Pinterest

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DREAM TIME

I have put away all of my art supplies for a while, as I am feeling an urgent need to give myself a much needed break from all the thinking that goes along with all the creative doing!   I have to put everything completely out of sight so that I am not stimulated out of habit, to do something.  Every artist goes through this phase from time to time and knows it is a necessary one, so that we can replenish our inspiration wells.

I never know how long it will take me to feel creative again…..I have learned just to let myself be.  I call this retreat from creativity, “my dream time.”    In dream time, I become highly observant, reflective and enjoyably free.   I spend more time thinking about and appreciating my blessings of family and friend relationships, and the beauty I see in them, and in the world wide view around me.  In dream time, observation and contemplation, replenish my creative spirit.

IN DREAM TIME,  I SEE BEAUTY EVERYWHERE……………………

YES, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL…………….. AND WONDER….  FULL!!

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Images from:  Awesome Spaces, Sisterwolf, Pinterest, Gypsy Purple.

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DREAM CATCHING

The latest art doll sculpture I have completed is named,  “Dream Catcher“.  This sculpture is my way of bringing into symbolic form, the elements of dreaming all things possible.  Like dreaming the world into being a better place to be!   Dream of Peace!

My very favourite song is “Imagine” by John Lennon…..when he sings….

“You may say I am a dreamer,

But I’m not the only one.

I hope someday you’ll join us

and the world will be as one.”

Can we dream this dream together?   Just imagine what could happen!

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I AM A DREAMER

I confess, I am a dreamer and one who loves the artistry of dream catchers.  Having originated in native cultures, dream catchers, symbolize catching and  holding onto the good dreams we have.

Dream catchers are intricate and yet visually beautiful in their simplicity, whether in a handmade work of art by someone, or in the miraculous and delicate artwork of a little spider.

 I was inspired to make these dream catchers out of discarded crochet doilies, that I  found in a thrift shop.  I imagine they were lovingly made by some woman who spent hours weaving her own dreams into these beautiful, colorful mandala-like artworks.  The catchers I made, I like to believe, now hold the dreams of many, including my own……..

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