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The Other Shore
Three Rivers, CA
:: collage artist, writer, registered nurse, nursing (job) burnout retreat leader, craniosacral therapist, feng shui consultant and bed and breakfast host who lives in Three Rivers, California, near Sequoia National Park ::
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Life stalls for all of us. Every day has tasks to do just to maintain status quo. And we keep adding to the list of these tasks, as stuff piles up around us, and in us. We slow down even more, stuck and unable to move. Breath is the master movement, the first step to take in any moment. Consciously surrender and allow your next step to show up without direction or judgment or pressure. Move yourself and your life. Become who you really are, not who you think you are or should be. Don't be concerned with destinations or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Return to listening to your heart, no matter how long you've been away. Your heart never leaves you. The door is open now. image © Elsah Cort Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Fear is our only impediment. Add it to a compost pile, turn it with tools of love and forgiveness. Forgive yourself first. [image source: Scott's Compost Pile] Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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When someone is counting out gold for you, don't look at your hands or the gold. Look at the giver. [image source: ecrocks] Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Unless these words fill with nourishment from the unseen, they will stay empty. a spiral galaxy...image source Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Tune in to your natural rhythm by not trying to force things to happen, opening for possibility in each moment, listening. [image source © Elsah Cort] Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Listen to the great heart coming from within the body, a lion's roar from the shape of a deer. [image source: NY Times] Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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"This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real." [image source: zazenlife.com] Rumi lines from a poem called "The Dream That Must Be Interpreted" in The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition, very profound reading for tonight. . The next lines after the ones above are: "Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief....." Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Earth shows us how to patiently wait for rain to fall, so roots can surge forth from the unseen. Water your soul this way. | morning burnout blip | [image source] Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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"God is pleased when your love realizes it is part of something oceanic and begins to move with the whole." [blue ocean image source ] Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Take your directions from your inner voice, not from what others tell you to do. Each step leads to your next one. Simple. | morning burnout blip | "The Fairy's Tightrope" by Arthur Rackham [image source] Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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"Let your prayer be pure praise, not begging for something to happen, or not happen." [photo source unknown, found on goggle images] Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Re-Membering the Healer's Spirit from The Deeper Well.... Originally designed for nurses with burnout, the retreat is open and adaptable to anyone. It is great fit for artists, writers, and creative persons wanting to delve deeper, and more abstractly, into the source of our creativity. The retreat has its basic "bones" for the presentation, but also follows an organic path that shows up with each group. A wonderful handout is given which includes many resources for further investigation. Retreats are scheduled per individual request. Minimum of four persons is encouraged, but retreats can be scheduled even for one person. To... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Thoughts come, thinking they are the only reality, then breath intercedes quietly intertwined with heartbeat. Notice this. | morning burnout blip | [photo from highresolution-wallpapers.net] ____________________________________________________ :: Re-Membering the Healer's Spirit :: mountain burnout retreats for everyone Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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1 :: Sense the authentic vision of your life and work....listen to the inner messages, the ones that you often ignore or bury, and uncover the deeper, core material. 2 :: Water all subtle seeds of your vision...be open to what sprouts that show up and let them all move past the seedling stage into stems, leaves and blossoms. 3 :: Then let it be...don't try to re-work it all or push it into an old pattern of control :: Live Via Essence :: original photograph © Elsah Cort Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Rumi: Be the moisture in an oyster that helps to form one pearl. [photo source is google images from an obsure website] Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
Rumi: Let your teacher be love itself, not someone with a white beard. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
Rumi: Those that make you return, for whatever reason, to God's solitude, be grateful for them. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Rumi: Soul keeps unfolding inward. The body leaves the body. A wealth you cannot imagine flows through you. Satellite image via webdesignerdepot.com courtesy of the USGS National Center for the EROS and NASA Landsat Project Science Office Niger River, Massina Mali – Coursing through parched, landlocked Mali in Western Africa, the Niger River skirts the edge of the dune-striped Sahara before turning sharply south to join the Bani River. At the confluence of the two rivers is an inland delta complete with narrow, twisting waterways, lagoons, and tiny islands. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Rumi: Stay together friends. Don't scatter and sleep. Our friendship is made of being awake. Digital collage by Robert Mertens, one of The Hatchery artists from Badger, CA ______________________________________________________ [While working on this post, I got an email linking to a blog post titled "Why Do We Sleep?" as my cat was curled up sleeping--and snoring--nearby.] Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
Rumi: Why use bitter soup for healing when sweet water is everywhere? Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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This morning I watched a large (brilliant blue) blue jay fly to the ground near my house with a big pointy green acorn in its beak. He then pushed away some of the dry weeds that were missed by the weedeater this summer, and pounded the acorn into the ground. First time I have seen my secret gardener in action. No wonder I have a valley oak growing so close by near the bedroom window, putting me in such a dilemma for the last couple of years. I just could not pull it up, and it tapped down its long... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Rumi: As wind through a field stirs wildflower scent, by music-light fresh beauties appear. This is all I want. Mariposa Lily: a California native wildflower photo © Elsah Cort Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Origin digital collage from a single photograph © Elsah Cort Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog
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Rumi: Love is the vital core of the soul, and of all you see, only love is infinite. The Face of Love: digital collage © Elsah Cort The Face of Love II digtal collage © Elsah Cort Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Integration :: Elsah Cort's Blog