As I See It...

Experiences, Life Lessons, Observations, Thoughts...
a little bit of this and that...as seen through the various tinted glasses I wear.

** 2017 Life Lesson ~ Life is too short not to rejoice in all that is amazing, say all that needs to be said, share all that we find to be awesome, and change all that we see needs transformation. It is time to say, to do, to mean it, to live it, to be it... and yes, even to blog it!**


The Beautiful Bounty of Spring

April 27, 2017



 

From mid-April through the full month of May, Spring is lush and bountiful, luxurious and beautiful. Nature sets the stage, and the vibrancy in the air is electrifying. Spring has its own palette of colors, range of aromas, and symphony of sounds. It is no wonder, that those who honor and celebrate the festive sanctity of Beltane, anticipate it with such excitement and passion.

With every sense awakened and seeped in pleasurable sights, sounds, smells, and sensations, it is easy to submerge in the mundane and physical enjoyments of this season.

I choose to go deeper.

The flavors of the season are not just ripe and ready for the pleasure of the physical senses but also to stir the soul, to feed our inner muse, and inspire our personal expansion and elevation.

The energy of this season is an all-encompassing atmosphere that shows us potential and beckons us to step up and align into the lushness of our potential.

Life is not a term of time during which to endure whatever swirls around us. Life is a flow of energy that seasonally alternates between quiet, introspective stillness of winter, burgeoning potential of early spring, the bountiful vibrant segue from spring into summer as all ripens into manifestation, and then the releasing in autumn to shed all barriers to clearly see the blessings we are so grateful to have acquired along the way. Our soul is given every experience it needs for its nourishment, pleasure, and growth, and now in this midspring time, it is blossoming vibrantly just for us.

In this season there is no way to ignore the beauty in life, the process of change and growth, the development from intention to fruition, and the constancy of life flowing.

If you find yourself dancing round an actual Maypole or not, I urge you to still reach out and grab the colorful tendrils that this season offers us, and dance… with potential, with hope, with grace, and on into the next glorious season of the soul.

 

Cognizance and Conscience

April 6, 2017

This started as a Facebook post - which I suppose has become my new 'rough draft scribble pad'. I see headlines, reactions from others, and my opinions surface and sometimes even solidify into words.

So, about this Pepsi ad debacle – really – about how the majority of us at least some of the time – are missing the mark in forging a world of inclusivity, equality, fairness, and love.

People must engage the brain....that is not a slight at anyone’s intelligence, but rather a reminder ...


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There Are Days....

March 27, 2017

There are days the pain wants to take over.

Sure, sometimes you can see it coming. Somethings trigger it, bring it out of the recesses, into the well-lit forefront.

Many feel it is random, sporadic, luck or unluck of the draw on any given day.

It is frustrating when we have a day planned, tasks of maintenance, things and concepts to discard, ideas and experiences to create, and pain shows up and derails us, delays the actions, and holds center stage.

I have come to believe that it comes...


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When There Are No Words

February 21, 2017

I say this every year.

Every year since that 2am stumble across words that changed everything.

Each year, words, no matter how carefully chosen and crafted, fall far short of what they are trying to explain.

There are some people who are vast in skill, generous in heart, infinite in genius. Their works are known, their kindness has affected many. They are, they do – SO much.

Still, there are people who are… more. So much more. Not to just one person, nor even to just a few, but to s...


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Timing ...is Everything... and Nothing

February 14, 2017


Here is it nearly mid-February.

As 2016 came to a close, I planned to write an end of year blog. I didn’t.

On New Year’s Eve, I considered writing the cliché ‘beginning of year’ blog. Then I didn’t write one.

I justified my blogging lapse with the reality that tons of folks write such posts at those times, so mine would be redundant. Justification or insecurity of getting lost in the masses… six of one, half a dozen of the other….or just plain busy. Or maybe it just wasn’t ...


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From This Day Forward..... (post election perspective)

November 9, 2016


This morning I am reading the gloating posts....

I am reading the terrified posts.

I am reading the terrified posts presented as hopeful posts

I am reading the 'uplifting' posts.


None of it sounds right to me.


I personally cannot love harder - I love so hard it usually breaks me... be it a cause, a cat, a person, a belief....

 

I personally will not hide my head... um.. anywhere and hope for a miracle (yet my son does keep pointing out that jail and impeachment are not off the table and may be so ...


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Lessons in Loyalty

November 8, 2016


In recent weeks, the concept of loyalty has come up in several sectors of life, and more conversations than I can count. Ranging from loyalty to customers in business, friends even in divisive times, to family amid challenge and crisis, to partners of all kinds, to faith, to self.

One, of a 'mere' handful of things, I will admit to being unwavering and unrelenting in, is loyalty. Personally, I cannot love, support, partner in business nor in any capacity of life, dedicate my heart, my soul, ...


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Before The Flood

November 6, 2016
This video is a 'must watch' for every human being on the planet.

Put aside ego, preconceived notions, and political rhetoric, and open your mind. Allow yourself to see, before your very eyes what is happening to our world.

Consider the viewing of this video to be your rent for this day as a living being on this planet in this lifetime.

Think about it, YES, dwell on it all... and change, facilitate change, encourage, support, seek change... today and every today... so there is a tomorrow that is...
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Don't Shush Me... A Lovely Day in Today's Politics

November 4, 2016


Last night I clearly was on a political posting spree (on my personal Facebook page). I'm wondering how anyone can NOT be, at this point in time.



Let me be clear:

I would have preferred Bernie though I knew he didn’t have the marketability to become POTUS.

I think it is SO important that a woman is a candidate for the presidency (and given current choices hopefully will be POTUS) - for the sake of 'anyone can', anyone should be able to be a candidate elect based on their ability to b...


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The Gift that You Can Keep On Giving....

October 25, 2016

We all shop on Amazon… for ourselves, for our families, for necessities, for ‘wants’, and for gifts. These days you can even get your groceries via Amazon, though that one, I personally haven’t acclimated to.

Point being, we all spend money on the Amazon site. Regularly.

We really can get TRUE value for our money through ‘Amazon Smile’.

This is a program – all we have to do is sign up – through which a percentage of qualified purchases goes to the charity of our choice.



Ther...


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