September 14, 2018

sacred lotus



Purity, beauty, majesty, grace, fertility, wealth, richness, knowledge, serenity.
Sacred Lotus Flower.

September 12, 2018

flair


The days are long, but the years are short. 

Lavish in the mundane, perpetual tasks of motherhood by adding your flair. This daily grind is, after all what you likely dreamed of and manifested when hoping and praying for offspring. Execute duties and chores with finesse and distinction!

September 10, 2018

off you go


Waldorf, Montessori, Country Day,  Public Education ... 

I visit first-hand the schools within a small radius, preferably walking or biking distance, and make a gut-based, heart-led decision. I try my best to commit and reconsider only at proper intervals (moving into lower, middle, upper). I trust my decision, but not dogmatically. 

Waldorf, Montessori & Reggio are the three progressive approaches to early childhood education, which appear to be growing in influence around the world. 
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All three approaches represent an explicit idealism and turn away from war and violence towards peace and reconstruction. 
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They are built on coherent visions of how to improve human society by helping children realize their full potential as intelligent, creative whole persons.
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www.montessoricentrewales.com

Instead of 'teaching' our children 'how the world is' and how to 'succeed' in that world, let's get out of their way and let them shape a new world. 


September 8, 2018

autumn may call



The Autumn Solstice will be Saturday September 22. It is still Summer. Here in Colorado, though, it has the smoky vibes and chilly nights representative of a true Indian Summer (an Autumn event). 

Rosh Hashanah will begin tomorrow. There are many beginnings, delightful gatherings, endless activities this time of year. ENJOY it all !! But take it easy. Balance party-time with lots of UNSTRUCTURED time. Do NOT fill the spaces. Widen those margins, leave leeway!!

GOALS
Gently ease into an earlier bedtime and hence rising time as Summer wanes.
Dress festively first thing in the morning for smoother transitions throughout the day.

September 4, 2018

starry slumber



It is night time. The folk of the forest are all asleep, the princess is asleep as well. But one little star keeps watch all night. 

-Sibylle von Olfers

Hello September! Time of transition. Often hectic. Get lots of rest and S L O W down. 

September 3, 2018

enter into its mystery


Nighttime Pilgrims

Celebrating Bedtime

Nighttime brings with it a gift to know the world from a different perspective. Darkness slows us down, gives us boundaries for our work and play, touches us with the unknown.

Bedtime requires the closing of our eyes and ears and rewards the surrendering of our senses by pouring over us the limitless possibilities of our dreams. Sleep endows us with senses for another way of knowing. In sleep, we may find solutions to problems that startle us in or waking. We may touch and speak with loved ones who have died or who journey far away from us. In sleep we may commune with the spirit-world. We may uncover emotional and relational issues that need our attention. Our dreaming is a bridge that takes us to the center of spiritual illumination.

Seven Times the Sun
-Shea Darian

August 29, 2018

understated



RESTRAINT
~ unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behavior, self-control.
~ understatement.

Amazing how well graceful restraint gratifies when we can assuage that insatiable compulsion to REACT.

August 28, 2018

fields, sky, streams and wonder



"In the name of the flowers and the fields, the stars in the sky, and the streams that flow down to the sea, and the mystery that breathes wonder into all these things, I pronounce you mouse and wife."

-Jill Barkley 
Brambly Hedge, Summer Story 


August 24, 2018

Serene Sattva



Sattva : is pure aspect and awakening light. Pure essence.
Find it : through harmony, calm and contentment.

Orient Your Course :
It is important to orient yourself daily; anchor in the essence of your identity, refine your connection to spirit at the horizon of each morning, and set sail in sattvic practices. These three masts will be faithful companions along this grand adventure of life. Determine what is supportive, move towards it, and sattva will be a natural byproduct.

-Emma Kate Veader CLICK for more at Kripalu.org*





*Kripalu is my personal favorite Center for Yoga and Health

speak joy



Am I improving upon the silence?

August 22, 2018

EVERYTHING is energy



If we lost all the dead space inside our atoms, we would each be able to fit into a partial of dust, and the entire human race would fit into the volume of a sugar cube.

Quantum physics says that 99.9999999% (and more) of what is called 'ordinary matter' is empty space. In fact, space (another illusion) is not actually empty but bursting with energy that we can't see. 

The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with ...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT HAVE NEVER BEEN TOLD 
-David Icke


August 21, 2018

Right Word



Please refrain from idle chatter.