Listening to God

It is said that prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening to God. Listening is the key. I can safely say that each of us, in our own way, are trying to find happiness. That feeling of content, the joy of simple things, the comfort of no anxiety or worries. It is a…

Simple Living

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”  ― Paramahansa Yogananda Simple. An easy word and a lovely thought. How do we simplify our lives? It’s actually, well, simple. Accepting what is without fighting it gets us to a place where we are…

Crossing the Great Divide

via Daily Prompt: Crossing The great divide, the grape skin veil between the world of duality and confusion, the crossing over into the realization of the Infinite. How to cross that divide, that divide which is wide and horribly scary and which must be crossed before life can be lived with grace? How do we…

Circular Paths

It seems wherever I am, I’ve been there before. My life has been lived predominantly inside, although I appear to be an extrovert. I can be, I just don’t want to be. I like my inside where I commune with the Divine, hum along with the sounds of the Infinite Consciousness, ignoring the world-confusion. The…

Plain Vanilla

I’ve written about the extreme level of hate flying around in the world-confusion these days. It’s getting worse by the minute. There is little civil discourse that doesn’t result in receiving a message of some sort on social media to the fact that you’re a fucking asshole and shut up. I’m tired of it. Enough…

Living Inside Out

via Daily Prompt: Interiorly I’ve always lived inside out. My inside hasn’t always been content, mindful and in agreement with my purpose though. I came from a home with talented people, but with emotionally scarred people too. My mother was a holy terror and constantly had the family in an uproar about something or other….

Year

via Daily Prompt: Year A year is 12 months. 364 days make up a year but months aren’t even because we have 30 in some 31 in the others and even 28 or 29 in one of them. The 28 or 29 one is the longest month of the year. I’m happy to say my…

Love

“If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty.”  ― Paramahansa Yogananda Look for the good in everything is a phrase we’ve heard expressed in different manners. Treat others as you would have them treat you, look…

January 1, 2017

Here it is – a brand new year. I have plans for this new year. It’s going to be a humdinger. There will be cloth dyed, art quilts made, learning stitches done, trips taken, yarn knitted, yarn bought, an art studio completed, and happiness continued. Yesterday, while everyone else was resting for a hot night…

Ho Ho Heave Ho

No, it won’t look like this. It will look quite different. But it will be better than this. I had the brilliant idea day before yesterday that I should move my bedroom into the sewing room and my sewing room into the bedroom. My bedroom is somewhere around 17′ x 15′ or larger – haven’t…

Hopeful Resolutions Version 2017

via Daily Prompt: Hopeful It’s the last day of 2016. For once I can say I’m not all that super happy to see this year go. This year, unlike the ones from 2000 until 2015, hasn’t been what I call “bad”. At the end of 2007 I thought we were on our way up, out…

Time to Think?

Is It Time to Think? When it is time to think, we should think. When it is time for the mind to shut up, we should learn to shut up. Being able just to be still and shut up is a facility that just about every creature on the face of the earth has. Humans…