Are You A Pinwheel In Motion? How Much Do You Have Going On?

March 31, 2010 by  
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Are You A Pinwheel In Motion? How Much Do You Have Going On?

This pinwheel has a lot going on! Look at her spin! Eight mini-pinwheels all in sync spinning furiously in the wind. Isn’t she dazzling, colorful, and glitzy sparkling in the sun in a vibrant sky of blue! But wait…let’s hope all this spinning is not actually representative of dizzying lifelessness. Sometimes we can take on too much. Sometimes we can become stuck on a stick of endless movement. It all looks good and kind of even feels good because it all seems to work and, like this shiny pinwheel, all the activity becomes mesmerizing stop... [Read more]

Spring Cleaning Yields Thousands of Acorns and New Thoughts

March 28, 2010 by  
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Spring Cleaning Yields Thousands of Acorns and New Thoughts

I was reminded the other day by a friend that our typical spring cleaning tasks can yield wonderful symbolic moments of opening, new beginnings, and new knowledge. Even the simple, mundane chores involved in yard cleanup can help you see what might ordinarily remain unseen. It all depends on what you find. And if you are willing to see with new eyes. a timeless universal symbol for new beginnings My friend simply stated that she had spent most of the day raking her yard. Because her yard is dense with Oak trees, she had to contend with thousands... [Read more]

The Inner Journey Continues With An Old Birdhouse, a Little Bird and a Portal

March 27, 2010 by  
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The Inner Journey Continues With An Old Birdhouse, a Little Bird and a Portal

A little bird told me to have faith, believe, and be positive.   It happened yesterday morning when I was rushing around the house getting ready for my day. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a flutter, and there she was. A sweet little bird atop an old, battered birdhouse that I had impulsively nailed to one of the posts on my front porch last fall. a little bird reminded me about the joys of being oneself A friend of mine who works in the grounds department on the large corporate campus where we work asked me if I wanted the old birdhouse. He... [Read more]

Love is Everywhere: Are You Broken-Hearted or Open-Hearted?

March 7, 2010 by  
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Love is Everywhere: Are You Broken-Hearted or Open-Hearted?

broken open for love Love is everywhere. It’s all around us in all of its varying forms and stages. Sometimes we encounter a broken heart. Ours or someone else’s. The tender beauty of it can shock, stun, and penetrate us with its depth, wound, and impact. It means we have been touched by love. Sometimes it feels like our own heart has been torn apart, torn asunder. The despair feels insurmountable. Other times it feels like our heart has been burst wide open. So it can receive more. So it can become more full. With love. Keep on loving... [Read more]

Giant Pinwheels in the Sky: Metaphors for Life

March 6, 2010 by  
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Giant Pinwheels in the Sky: Metaphors for Life

Windmills, to me, are like giant pinwheels in the sky. They come in all sorts of shapes and varieties. They are in all sorts of conditions. Some are new and shiny while others are old, rusty, in disrepair, and in need of missing parts. Some have no wheel at all — the wheel long gone onto some other life journey. Some spin slowly, more deliberately. Others more furiously, deliriously. Some stand tall and proud. Others are more listless and tired. All windmills are life-givers. They bring water and electricity to farms and ranches all over the... [Read more]