It’s Been A Long Time

I haven’t posted anything on my blog for almost a year.  So much is going on in MY world…politically, financially, spiritually – every aspect of my life has been touched by joy and sorrow, love and anger.

Through it all has been Nia. My passion.  My love for moving my body to toe-tapping, soul-driving music keeps my spirit soaring.  I’ve given my Monday classes over to a wonderful friend who loves sharing her love for dance and movement.  My Tuesday evening classes were cancelled awhile back due to lack of interest.  I love my Wednesday evening and Saturday morning classes — they both rock the house.  Kathy’s Thursday morning class is doing well.  All in all, my studio continues to provide a space for conscious movement of the body, mind, and emotions.

I’ve taken up a daily yoga practice and I joined a local fitness center.  Both have added immeasurably to my daily living.  I’m considered at my age to be a “senior”. That is just so bizarre to me.  In two years I’ll be 70.  What the hell? How did that happen?

My husband and I continue to see our business grow leaps and bounds. I’ve found that after retiring 20 years ago from a large corporation, I’m busier now with this small business than I ever thought imaginable.  Retirement is not in my foreseeable future!  I continue to dance through life even at the office.

So that’s the current news.  Hope to get back into the swing of things.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram, too.  No Twitter for me…I can barely keep up with my blog let alone a minute by minute check in on my life with Twitter.

 

Releasing Attachments

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I know this to be true.  I often forget it though.  So today, Wayne Dyer’s quote from “You Are What You Think” resonates with me:

“To release attachments, you have to make a shift in how you view yourself. If your primary identification is with your body and your possessions, your ego is the dominant force in your life  If you can tame your ego sufficiently, you’ll call upon your spirit to be the guiding force in your life.  As a spiritual being, you can observe your body and be a compassionate witness to your existence. Your spiritual aspect sees the folly of attachments because your spiritual self is an infinite soul.”

This has been a tough year for me physically and emotionally.  Today, I am releasing any attachment I have to how my physical and emotional bodies “should” be.  It is what it is. Awareness is key and today I am aware.

 

It’s Been A Long Time

Now I’m coming back home.  I’ve been away now, oh how I’ve been alone.

I don’t know if you recognized those as lyrics from the Beatles song, “Wait.”  I’ve been listening almost non-stop to the Beatles channel on Sirius XM.  Their songs are timeless.  That particular song, “Wait”, speaks to me.  I am not a patient person and any reminder to embody patience is welcomed.

And I have been away from my blog for awhile.  I can’t believe the the last time I posted was in the fall of 2017.  I think that’s when “the shift” happened for me.  It’s taken quite awhile to shed the dissonance.  Normally I am provided with words at the beginning of each year that guide me — more spiritually than anything.  No words came to me at the beginning of 2018.  I spent the first quarter of 2018 in a physical slump which also affected my mental and emotional realms.

One day in March, I was sitting in my new “loft space”, purging files and throwing stuff away and a piece of paper dropped out of the pile, floating down to the floor.  I turned it over and two words popped out at me:  Resilience and Fluidity.

I was stunned. My words for 2018.  And let me tell ya…Resilience and Fluidity is the name of the game.

Do those words speak to you?  If so, how do you see them in your life?

 

 

Vertical Reality

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Vertical reality vs. horizontal reality:  Vertical reality is looking up, aligning oneself with the things of Spirit as opposed to looking straight ahead or looking down and aligning oneself with the ways of the world.

The body, the heart and the mind are our capacities from which Life, Love and Truth are expressed.  So many in the world today are fooled into thinking the capacities ARE the expression.  Don’t be fooled.

Know the difference.  Live it.  Express it.  You can’t be a beacon if your light don’t shine.  Be the light from which others can find their way.

 

Victory

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Victory.  Success.  Gratitude.  Humility.

I’m not sure if Victory comes first and then Success, but either way I think you get my drift.  Often times with victory and success, the “big-head” syndrome starts and one’s chest puffs out and one struts one’s stuff, being all proud up in everyone’s face. That is not attractive to me.  I plan on having a victory soon, followed by success. Then…gratitude. Gratitude for the gifts I’ve been given to share with the world.

Gratitude rests in the heart waiting to be seen, heard, felt, offered…and gratitude is followed by humility.  Humility.  Say it with me.  Humility.  When I Googled “humility”, the definition was “a low view of one’s importance.”  Huh?  That’s certainly not what I feel humility to be.

So I found this quote:  “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”  Yes. With humility comes wisdom. Truth.

May your victories be successes and may you offer gratitude back to the Universe and in return bask in humility.

Going Pro

3 cards Jill 8-23-17Once again, Surrender and Patience are key words to my question: “is it time to go professional with my tarot readings?”

Huge life lessons are among the 3-card spread above.  Surrender and Patience; Quiet Determination and Strength and a Blend of Intellect and Intuition come up for me to look at.

The Hanged Man in the position of “Where I Am Now”:  My tendency is to move quickly, jump in with both feet and then deal with the consequences later. I sort of did that earlier in the year when I created a website with the intention of including this blog as a part of it, but alas, it just turned out to be another blog (I needed to gather some more facts of obviously).  And now I don’t know how to merge the two blogs into one.  Sigh….Surrender and Patience indeed.

Strength in the position of “Where I’m Going”:  Quiet determination and strength is the name of the game right now. I can’t say that I’m very quiet much of the time in my determination — on occasion, yes, and certainly my inner strength is what is keeping me anchored. I love the image of the woman as a different kind of a lion tamer and the lion, although laying down is voicing his determination.

The Lovers in the position of “How I’m Going to Get There”:  I was a little disconcerted with The Lovers card in this position, but then this card doesn’t have to always reflect being in love or being in a relationship with another person (although it certainly can be).  In this instance, my intuition tells me that this card is about my relationship with tarot — moving forward professionally with practical magic.

And there ya have it.  Practical magic.  It’s the way I live my life, so why not how I read the cards!!

 

 

Surrendering and Patience

 

 

Seven of PentaclesThis card speaks to every aspect of my life right now. The Seven of Pentacles — seeds have been sown, the garden is beginning to fill in and now it’s time for patience…but not the sit back and wait for something to happen kind of patience. Rather it’s the discipline, diligence, accountability and being responsible for what is emerging kind of patience that is necessary. It is both scary AND inspiring…but mostly inspiring. Now I Am Surrendering…