Breathing in Sweetness…

IMG_6039-2 copyI went outside Saturday morning…after a summer shower…and was met by the smell of every plant in my yard…the basil and the mint…the rosemary and lavender…the roses…and then…all the blooming shrubs and weeds…I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised by the intensity of the fragrance…but I was…I guess I thought the rain would wash the scent away…

Bertha…laughed…as she danced tippy-toe in the wet grass…dodging stray raindrops…and said…it’s a lot like life…we think that the rains…AKA…struggles…will wash away our sweetness…when in fact…they do just the opposite…magnifying…and making us more of who we are…

Ahhh…breathing in the sweetness…of my life…and garden…

Jane…

Mid-Dream’s Summer Night…

IMG_6039-2 copyThis morning…Bertha…whisper-shouted to me…that…I’m in…Mid-Dream…the most dangerous time for me…and maybe you…it’s that time…when I’ve already clarified and visualized…I know what I want…and what I need to do to get it…I believe with all my heart that I can achieve it…

Until…I start taking action…and somewhere in the taking of action…I tend to shove all the practices which support it…to the side…saying that I don’t have time to do them…

And…while it’s true…I’m busier than a beaver in a lumber yard…she reminded me that…the action…without my processes…becomes overwhelming…I get lost in the trees…and I get scared because…I can’t see the forest…I’m not far enough along to see the end…and make a dive for the finish line…so…I tend to get lost in the middle…where it’s really easy to give up…with a sigh…that one more thing didn’t work out…

Okay…she nailed me…doesn’t she always…that’s exactly where I am…and although I’ve continued…mediation…contemplation…prayer…visualization… affirmations…journaling…Ho’oponopono…and…tapping (EFT)…I have to admit…I tend to brush them aside when time is short…in favor of action…

But…interestingly…that action is often ineffective…it isn’t inspired…it isn’t effortless…

So…back to the contemplation chair…I have lots to do…and I want it to be effective…oh…look…there’s a tree…and…another…maybe the middle of the forest isn’t so bad after all…

Jane…