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beautiful new england
writer/creative omnivore/passionate gardener
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perhaps another dimension of how/why we already knew about each other...
Toggle Commented 21 hours ago on soft asylum/fire's light at Sparkling Lotus Ink
The intentional stuff and then setting it in motion is a huge part of my sense of "new year" since mid-teens. i don't usually get a cogent grasp of what's old to the point irrelevance or energetic/life congestion until the year's mid-point with my solar return just a hair past the summer solstice. I know you didn't mean *that* one but I'm still laughing in the sun about it.
Toggle Commented yesterday on soft asylum/fire's light at Sparkling Lotus Ink
I can't believe how quickly linear time has accelerated within my sense of it day to day ...
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Earth Yellow at Spirit Cloth
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today things seem to look as they should for this post. Discovered as much after seeing grace's 'who i am' post. This sparked the realization that my shared chakra exploration with J was beginning to yield some 'who we are' insights. This post is definitely a placeholder for one of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sparkling Lotus Ink
love this.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Stand Up Applique at Spirit Cloth
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Carnelian is the standard recommended stone friend for the second chakra. I noticed immediately you were feeling the Red energy from it - grounding yourself in a sense of grounding *through your emotional center* on some kind of instinct. Red will prevail through that stone but also open the gate to ORANGE/emotional & creative sanctity. Red WILL prevail and be waiting for you on the trip back down to finish off this process with the EarthStar. amid such rampant de-construction of all that's false I think your inner guidance and stone alliance with Carnelian was nothing short of brilliant. also when I found this botswana I mentally held it out to you saying 'Look! This is loaded with Mars Violet.' no wonder I love this stone so much!!
smiling. The page loaded in an odd way so the first thing I saw was the bolded question. I thought you had asked "what if I thought I could fly?" I was enchanted.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on what if thoughts could fly? at bee creative
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First of all - the color that helps the first chakra's red energy stabilize & re-balance from too much of itself is BROWN. I started thinking about Brown last weekend while we were planting garlic and shallots. This morning I stood in front of a special place in the house... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sparkling Lotus Ink
On Sunday we finished the most outstanding garden tasks: planting the rest of the garlic and the French shallots, pulling up the tomato stakes, and clearing-out most of the remaining thistle colony skeletons. There's still quite a bit of bird-gleanings so I won't remove too much more. Probably move some... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sparkling Lotus Ink
Just for context I worked in the book above to create today's exercise. The page on the right contains four antique aluminum christmas ornaments and five I painted so I'd still have a few reserve relics from my childhood. Am trying to make each page the right combination of soothing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Nichobella
indeed it does. Although your comment got me to thinking that garlic is so ubiquitous in so many cultures' food and herbal healing arenas that there must be more heat tolerant varieties???
same type of weather here too. Spent a lot of time in the garden today. Planting shallots and pulling up the tomatoes, thistle colonies, etc.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2020 on Just to put something here... at Spirit Cloth
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The ground is finally cold enough to keep the garlic from bolting. With temps near or above 70 all last week (and multiple windows open to sleep at night) I was really getting worried it would be a repeat of past warm autumn heartbreaks. Have been planting small colonies of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at Sparkling Lotus Ink
hope you're planning to give the old abacus a workout ...
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2020 on A Simple Test at Spirit Cloth
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do you ever eat it raw? It seems to be emotionally as well as physically stabilizing in times of duress for folks like us with wonky immune systems. You could grow some in a pot on that little stand you have for your other plants, maybe ... Moon was amazing during this lunation. Am positive (and grateful!!) it kept me feeling a lot more whole and at some measure of peace.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2020 on re-considering self/identity at Sparkling Lotus Ink
Above is an altar cloth I made many years ago for the first series of chakra intensive workshops I lead at a local herbal apothecary. Nineteen years seems both a long and short while ago. As you can see the cloth's constructed very simply to yield squares within squares. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at Nichobella
agree with Deb about the leaf and wanting to look closer. otherwise just commenting to see if it will take since I can't post anything on my own blog ...
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2020 on Hanging at Spirit Cloth
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Awhile back I expressed my sense of disconnect to collaging. It seemed too much like what my brain was trying to do the rest of the time in the endless task of making some type of personal sense out of the world around me. Both activities create narrative from disparate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at Nichobella
these images are magical. I am glad the deer come and are getting to know your vibe as you are learning about them. We had a lot of harsh weather here in the second half of summer and early fall. It seems befitting that the sun's in a gentler incarnation but still warm enough to make the earth and working with it pleasant. Much easier and more lasting to heal - to have this extra time to ground and have a strong sense of rootedness.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2020 on Softer Yet at Spirit Cloth
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First of all: This particular lunation with so much of its energy containing reflection of the Scorpio sun. It has been AMAZING. Last night a fat-bowled crescent lit the corner of my pillow just as I was coming to bed. I kept my eyes open and stared at it for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at Sparkling Lotus Ink
everything's scary at first. At least old earth doesn't bite the hand that refuses to feed it ...All held equally from worthy to misbegotten. lots to learn from that ---
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2020 on Roots and Waves and Upheaval at Spirit Cloth
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earth not as perpetually disturbed, surely, than where you last lived? Sometimes ... around here ... I can almost feel the energy of another time rising up. Where the cowpaths crossed the game trails, and so forth ...
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2020 on Roots and Waves and Upheaval at Spirit Cloth
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ripples are less likely to knock everyone over. Builds momentum organically.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2020 on Still at It at Spirit Cloth
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A friend in Paris called me so I could hear all the bells ringing live as it happened. I dare to smile ...
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2020 on so. okay? at Sparkling Lotus Ink Van Jones. Even if you already saw it. See and listen again. Copy and paste the above link and watch the video. also great way to commemorate the moment. This gorgeous articulate woman. With such a powerful mind, conscience, and heart ... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2020 at Sparkling Lotus Ink