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Quiz with One Word Answers

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

First time I've done this sorta' thing. Just sorta-kinda' took hold of me after reading SCOOTER4263's.

Wanna' play??? Just copy and paste and then fill in your own answers in a blog on your SparkPage.



Where is your cell phone?
Desk

Spouse?
Huh?

Your hair?
Blah

Your mother?
Miss

Your father?
Miss

Your favorite thing?
Friends

Your dream last night?
Forgotten

Favorite drink?
Cappuccino


What room are you in?
Frontroom

Your hobby?
Bicycling


Your fear?
Horrors

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
South America?


Where were you last night?
Groceryshopping

Something that you aren't?
Young

Muffins?
No thank you

Wish list item?
New Zealand

Last thing you did?
Defrosted

What are you wearing?
Sundress

Your pets?
KittyRama


Friends?
Few

Your life?
Acceptable

Your mood?
OK

Missing someone?
Yep

Drinking?
Green Tea

Your car?
Civic


Something you're not wearing?
Bra

Your favorite store?
Amazon.com

Your favorite color?
Teal

When is the last time you cried?
Thursday
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7sWUAReES8

Where do you go over and over?
University

Five people who email me regularly?
Yoginis


Favorite place to eat?
San Francisco



Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
San Francisco
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P.S. OK...gotta explain the link to Rufus after when I last cried! I cried tears of joy and intense emotion at the Rufus Wainwright concert on Thursday. In the link he's performing at the Fillmore in SAN FRANCISCO with his mom Kate McGarrigle and his sister Martha Wainwright.

  
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SNOWYOGA 10/27/2012 1:45PM

    Thank you so much I was having 1 of those feeling alone days and the saw your blog and it made me smile. Thanks again and have a good weekends! emoticon emoticon emoticon And loved the video and song!-

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BISCO_ 10/26/2012 1:27AM

    emoticon emoticon for the pics!!

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SCOOTER4263 10/25/2012 6:45PM

    I have to admit a guilty pleasure when it comes to these silly quizzes. I love to answer them and I love to read the answers of others. Sometimes insightful, but mostly just pleasant foolishness. I particularly enjoy the one-word answers - aside from not taking up a lot of time better spent in other pursuits, it's like a Rorschach of current mood. Thank you for playing along.

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HAPPY-DESTINY 10/25/2012 4:10PM

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JESPAH 10/25/2012 10:44AM

    Putting it here 'cause I'm lazy and don't follow directions. ;)

Where is your cell phone?
downstairs?

Spouse?
enchanting

Your hair?
colored

Your mother?
malapropish

Your father?
inventor

Your favorite thing?
creativity

Your dream last night?
odd

Favorite drink?
hot

What room are you in?
yellow

Your hobby?
writing

Your fear?
thunder

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
56

Where were you last night?
interview

Something that you aren't?
male

Muffins?
No

Wish list item?
job

Last thing you did?
posted

What are you wearing?
invisibility

Your pets?
dust bunnies

Friends?
beloved

Your life?
decent

Your mood?
tired

Missing someone?
'course

Drinking?
hot flavored water (orange)

Your car?
Saturn

Something you're not wearing?
glasses

Your favorite store?
Amazon.com

Your favorite color?
indigo

When is the last time you cried?
helfino

Where do you go over and over?
dog park

Five people who email me regularly?
job sites, sad to say

Favorite place to eat?
home

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
bed

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DDOORN 10/25/2012 8:59AM

    That was a great song you shared by Rufus, Kate and Martha! Nothing can compare to music that moves our heart!

Don

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MTRACHEL 10/24/2012 10:47PM

    What a song and w hat a one word story you tell.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/24/2012 10:45PM

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SUNNY332 10/24/2012 9:50PM

    I loved it! I now know you better. GREAT!

Hugs, Sunny

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/24/2012 8:58PM

    Cool. emoticon I like this exercise! I gotta try this.

Sounds like another amazing trip to the Fillmore! emoticon

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JUST_BREATHE08 10/24/2012 8:29PM

    Great blog. Wonderful song. Thank you so much for sharing!! emoticon

Few friends...No Way! You have Many, Many friends!

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WATERMELLEN 10/24/2012 7:50PM

    Friends, few????? no way. YOu have many many many friends right here . . . and I'm betting in "real" life (not that we are not real) as well.

Love San Francisco too!!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/24/2012 7:33PM

    I bet that would be an amazing show! Love the picture accompaniments:-)

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SOULFISH80 10/24/2012 6:41PM

    Very nice! I just did this too, but I must have missed the one word answer aspect to it!! Heee, it was fun nontheless. I'm sure it would have been much harder to do it according to the "rule". Hope your tea drinking, sundress wearing day is going well. Until we meet again............maybe in San Francisco?!

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For the more esoteric among us....

Friday, October 12, 2012



From a numerological and Tarot perspective....

Friday 12th October's vibration (12+10+2+0+1+2) = 27/9.

Fertility and growth are the key words for the 27/9 vibration. Things are blossoming and coming to fruition. Those new ventures that you dreamed of are establishing themselves, and new business flourish under this vibration. Partnerships are indicated again with the presence of the 2, and so business partnerships and collaborations could help to promote your success.

The fruits that are harvested today can facilitate a cycle of growth for you that can span many years. The 27th card in the Tarot is the Ace of Wands, and represents the element of FIRE, so all fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, are grouped under this card. The wand represents divine intent, and reflects feelings of inspiration, initiation, and crystal-clear intuition. That quest that the Page of Wands was about to embark on yesterday, starts now. The expressive fire power comes through strongly with 27/9, and you will be compelled to share your visions with the rest of us.

In fact presenting your work is a great idea under the 27/9, showing any kind of creative enterprise will be well rewarded. Shining your light will reflect back to you warmth, success and abundance. Light is the force that is amplified with 27/9, and this comes through clearly, again, with the tarot symbolism of the root essence number 9, The Hermit.

The key symbolism of the Hermit is the "Lamp of Hermes" that she/he holds out. If you look closely, you will notice that the symbol of 9 is actually a lamp with a handle, a container of light that enlightens and illuminates darkness and ignorance. The Hermit knows that knowledge is worthless and meaningless if it is isn't shared. True wisdom, and true fulfilment is achieved by giving out and reflecting your knowledge, and watching it enlighten others.
www.facebook.com/PersonalMandalas

  
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    Interesting! emoticon

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JESPAH 10/13/2012 8:38AM

    I hope it was a good day for minor dental surgery for an Aries (Mr. j). :)

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BECCA324 10/12/2012 9:56PM

    After reading that, I realized how true some of that was too. I though today seemed that a more energized day than normal.

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WATERMELLEN 10/12/2012 6:45PM

    Hey, who could pass by a header like that? So intriguing!! I'm deep into the "collaborative" stuff professionally/personally . . . . yeah!! Fiery!! That too!

Thanks for commenting on my (humble) "most important thing" . . .

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CRYSTALJEM 10/12/2012 3:28PM

    Wow, I can't believe how many things I could relate to in that. I'm sorta shocked actually. It just added another level of affirmation to the direction I think I'm going... Thanks... emoticon

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SCOOTER4263 10/12/2012 3:07PM

    Interesting!! 9, The Ocean and the Horizon. (And the more esoteric and obsessive among us will be doing this calculation every day for a while :) )

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Life While-You-Wait

Friday, October 12, 2012

This wonderful morning offering from Wislawa Szymborska, a favorite poem from a favorite poet, speaks so deeply to me that I felt compelled to bring it forward for friends here to consider and possibly revel in, as I have. Although I know nothing of her religious propensities, I have no doubt that Szymborska was a deeply spiritual being. She speaks with deep awareness of the uncharted and often seemingly perilous journey we call "life."

My life is not without its pleasures, and I have had no traumas of immense proportions, other than the loss, as a young adult of my parents, and of my only sibling, my beloved younger brother 10 years ago. But the daily grind (and I'm NOT talking about my morning java ritual LOL) holds few thrills and my efforts at becoming more conscious mentally and spiritually in this crazy world are inconsistent at best. This causes inner turmoil and outer angst.

The weighty issue of my body is getting old (pun intended) and my seeming inability to move out of the never-never Plateau Land is beginning to unnerve me. The semester presses on, with papers, exams, and presentations becoming more frequent and intense and the preparations for an approximate three-month sojourn in my home-away-from-home in South America are upon me. In the midst of all this, feelings of aloneness sometimes crowd in. And then there are the tears and concern about beloveds around me who have problems much more profound than mine, not to mention the suffering all over the world, which truly weighs this Piscean down (see the end of blog for an example).

If the venerable Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh -- who has been through horrors I cannot even imagine -- can say, "The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms," I too can practice peace in the midst of the upheaval, the anxieties, the self-doubt and self-reprisals.

...all this welled up from diving into....



LIFE WHILE-YOU-WAIT

Life While-You-Wait.
Performance without rehearsal.
Body without alterations.
Head without premeditation.

I know nothing of the role I play.
I only know it's mine. I can't exchange it.

I have to guess on the spot
just what this play's all about.

Ill-prepared for the privilege of living,
I can barely keep up with the pace that the action demands.
I improvise, although I loathe improvisation.
I trip at every step over my own ignorance.
I can't conceal my hayseed manners.
My instincts are for happy histrionics.
Stage fright makes excuses for me, which humiliate me more.
Extenuating circumstances strike me as cruel.

Words and impulses you can't take back,
stars you'll never get counted,
your character like a raincoat you button on the run ?
the pitiful results of all this unexpectedness.

If only I could just rehearse one Wednesday in advance,
or repeat a single Thursday that has passed!
But here comes Friday with a script I haven't seen.
Is it fair, I ask
(my voice a little hoarse,
since I couldn't even clear my throat offstage).

You'd be wrong to think that it's just a slapdash quiz
taken in makeshift accommodations. Oh no.
I'm standing on the set and I see how strong it is.
The props are surprisingly precise.
The machine rotating the stage has been around even longer.
The farthest galaxies have been turned on.
Oh no, there's no question, this must be the premiere.
And whatever I do
will become forever what I've done.

~ Wislawa Szymborska ~
(Poems New and Collected 1957-1997, trans. S. Baranczak and C. Cavanagh)
As always, thanks to Joe Riley, purveyor of fine poetry:
www.panhala.net/Archive/Life_While_Y
ou_Wait.html


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For those who would like to know more about the extraordinary Szymborska, here are two blogs I posted on her :
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723411


AND

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723440

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Here are two tip-of-the-iceberg examples of the source in my sadness in this life:
www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3542
and
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/ma
lala-yousufzai-shooting_n_1960769.html


And THIS is my work and my joy:

  
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DDOORN 10/13/2012 10:41PM

    A friend of mine has 3 months to live...pancreatic cancer. A member of our bike club died today when struck by a car. Our country continues to be involved in far too many lives lost around the world. Some days it is a challenge to put one foot ahead of the other...and it HAS been feeling a bit too much like life while waiting these days...!

Don

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DAISY443 10/13/2012 11:28AM

    Hmmmmmm..........Food for thought! Thanks for challenging me to improvise!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 10/13/2012 6:27AM

    Thanks for summing up how many of us feel. I trail in time behind your wisdom (LOL) but understand your feelings.
I love doing what I do with the life around me. While I wax to melencholy at times I also find peace in my knowledge that;

" I know nothing of the role I play.
I only know it's mine. I can't exchange it. "

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BECCA324 10/12/2012 10:04PM

    That is a beautiful poem and thank you for sharing it with us. Being a fellow piscean, I too take on other peoples problems and concerns, to the point of weighing me down sometimes. I think that is just how we are, we are caring souls who just want to help people.

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CMRAND54 10/12/2012 8:15PM

    Lovely poem. A lot to think about.

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WATERMELLEN 10/12/2012 7:06PM

    Thank you! Love the poem: there really are no dress rehearsals, darn it, and no "do overs" either . . .

When most overwhelmed/discouraged I remind myself . . . that I can try to be kind. And to accept the kindness of others all around me. And to notice how persistently and surprisingly beautiful the world is.

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SCOOTER4263 10/12/2012 2:22PM

    The poem is beautiful and inspirational, Maha. Thank you for this gift. The video...sad, but at the same time full of hope. Watching something like that makes me ashamed of so many of the things that bring me pain - we have so much - but yet I suppose we all have our individual "plays", completely unscripted, in which to perform.

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SOULFISH80 10/12/2012 2:13PM

    The melancholia stirs my soul. This poem speaks my words. I've been musing over this place of soul, this state of being, this discoverng of self anew each moment, not knowing exactly what will appear and attempting to understand whatever arises. I feel the pull of the season in this blog, the pull to go inside. To search in the depths and breadths of our inner halls, leaving no stone unturned, the big, the bold, the beautiful, and the sorrowful, all amassed in the inner temple. Yes, I feel this pull both in my life and in this blog. I appreciate your honoring of this time of the year of introspection, this time of deep contemplation of self, of life, of suffering and ultimately of the perilous, awe inspriring, never boring, always curious walk we are all on called life. Life is a beautiful gift............a complicated, overwhelming, odd, embracing, puzzling, wild and wonderful gift. So glad you choose to share a bit of what your gift has given you...........I can attest to the fact that the gift of your life helps me to awaken to the gift of my own. Thank you for you sincere respect for this dance of life we all share. I appreciate your attention to the finer aspects of our spiritual, true nature. You inspire me to turn inside, unafraid, overturn the stones and uncover what it is I am, authentically, yearningly, optimitstically, and realistically. Disovering self, it seems to be the eternal journey we were created to embark on. Thanks for everything, it truly helps me accept myself, when I see others working to accept themselves.

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CRYSTALJEM 10/12/2012 1:40PM

    Thank you for being you. You'll find your comfort zone again. In the mean time, just keep growing. :)

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    Very beautiful Maha! emoticon emoticon

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Fall Equinox Report

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 22: Sun in Libra. Mabon. Fall Equinox 7:49 am PDT/10:49 am EDT.

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player
_embedded&v=lX9UTWh4VDw#!

Autumn Song, Van Morrison



(I'm including all of Irma Kaye Sawyer's lovely and juicy text for those who want to dig deep) --
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Re-visioning, Dry Land, and the Empress: Fall Equinox Report

Hello friends. When I consulted Guidance on this particular Fall Equinox, I was given a few guideposts or "Source Codes" as I like to call them. I heard the term "Dry Land" and remembered this song that I always liked. This lyric stood out particularly:

"And when I surfaced, the mountains opened up like fish.
Breathe through gills now, and I'm making one small wish.
With heaven beside me, there is no one can do me harm."
-- Buffalo Tom

It certainly does seem like we've all had to breathe through gills, metaphorically doesn't it? We've had to learn new adaptive skills and also dig deep in our magical and spiritual bags for new tools and strategies to navigate these unknown and at times unsettled, or even dangerous waters.

Fall Equinox Message: We see that the Fall Equinox is likened to finally approaching land after several months "at sea." At times the seas were calm, but they also were tumultuous and rough for many travelers. There is a collective feeling of relief and peace in putting one's feet on dry land. This time the land is in a new world that while is still in its infancy, is growing and expanding in its beauty and splendor by the day.
-- The Akashic Wisdom Keepers, 9.17.12

To some ancient peoples the Fall Equinox was the *real* New Year. The harvest is in, the cool of the season appears and the spiritual currents and energies change to reflect this. It is a naturally and innately spiritual time, especially for those that are attuned to it.

"The beauty of autumnal resolutions is that no one else knows we’re making them. Autumnal resolutions don’t require horns, confetti, and champagne. September resolutions ask only that we open to positive change."
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach

"During the equinoxes, the Earth's auric or magnetic field is affected by the Sun's alignment with the Earth's equator. Twice each year, at the equinoxes, the Sun rises and sets exactly over the equator, remaining closely aligned there for approximately 48 hours. This produces a reduction in the magnetic field of the Earth, allowing us to connect more easily with other dimensions."
-- Cayelin K. Castell

Some ritual suggestions for Fall Equinox: Do a personal inventory of what energies and personality traits have been triggered by the powerful energies over the Summer. Forgive, and forgive some more! Write it out and bury or burn it. Envision and re-vision your plans and goals for the year. It's not over yet! It may have seemed like we've been getting sidetracked, but it's all part of it. No one said this Shift stuff would be linear, you know? :)

The Goddess of the 2012 Fall Equinox is Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom. Diana the Huntress ruled over the Summer with its trials and warrior stances. Sophia in this instance is also likened to the "Empress" in the traditional tarot card deck. The Divine Mother: the giver of life, abundance, peace, bounty. She also in this instance represents Gaia, Mother Earth herself.

I was also shown Four Animal Totems for the Four Directions.

1) Dove - Symbol of the Holy Spirit. Peace. Unseen support and assistance. Healing from loss and grief.

2) Whale - Record Keeper. Whales are among the most ancient sentient creatures living on the Earth at this time. Sound and vibrational healing and telepathic communication. Healing personal and collective wounds.

3) Owl - Wisdom creature. Deep perception, "all-seeing owl." Clairvoyant. Feminine. Represents the energies and power of night and the moon.

4) Leopard - Feminine. Dark of the moon. Shamanic Magic. Personal power. Stealth and beauty.

Please do feel free to work with these symbols and totems as you are guided. I will be particularly interested to hear from our shamanic friends if these power animals make an appearance in your world over the Equinox weekend.

Wishing you all a blessed and bountiful Mabon and Fall Equinox.
-- Irma Kaye Sawyer, Cosmic Weather
www.facebook.com/starsandvibes?ref=t
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THE DAILY MUTTS

"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
--William Cullen Bryant

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 9/28/2012 9:06PM

    Lovin' it!

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KALIGIRL 9/25/2012 9:03AM

    "Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." - so true - love the 'low' sun on the trees - hoping to 'make' some time to indulge in the rituals!
Namaste

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SOULFISH80 9/24/2012 11:23PM

    It is wonderful to have someone point me in the right, spiritual direction for the season. I so often desire to fully honor the earth in all her splendor, especially during season changes. But I so often get caught up in how the new energies are affecting me, and forget how mother earth must be feeling. She gives, and gives and gives so much. I so rarely spend enough time honoring, respecting, and worshiping her for what she is. Thank you for taking the time to help us all center, and see the miracle that is taking place before our eyes. The miracle of the earth, in balance, moving through her yearly cycle.

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SNOWYOGA 9/24/2012 9:01PM

    Sorry to copy, emoticon but I wil go with Ladyrose49 loved it all! Thank you for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUST_BREATHE08 9/24/2012 4:30PM

    Beautiful Song

Beautiful Picture

Beautiful Blog

Beautiful Maha

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PEACEFULONE 9/24/2012 9:16AM

    Ahhhhh! Thank you Maha for adding beauty and inspiration to my day. Peace and best wishes to you always, Elaine

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GOANNA2 9/23/2012 7:05AM

    I wrote a blog earlier and it seems to have disappeared,
so I just want to say how beautiful your blog is. I also loved the
360 Degree arial panorama You sent me. Truly amazing.
Our planet is amazing and we should treat it with respect... emoticon

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SLASALLE 9/22/2012 9:37PM

    I have a few friends that I go to the labrynth with at Unity Village and we've decided another midnight labryinth walk is in order. I've left a message for them about tomorrow night ... that would be my time for personal inventory!!!

xoxoxo

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MTRACHEL 9/22/2012 9:26PM

    Yes, I love the new year feeling at the equinox. A great time to connect with other dimensions.

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JESPAH 9/22/2012 11:20AM

    Not so ancient - it's right around Rosh Hashanah here. As we say, may you have a sweet new year.

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BILL60 9/22/2012 9:00AM

    Nice!!

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WOLFKITTY 9/21/2012 11:11PM

    Ohhhh. :)


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DDOORN 9/21/2012 10:48PM

    Fall, especially September, has always felt far more apropos as a time for the New Year than January. Perhaps this is carry over from academia and raising our son...

Don

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BEARGODDESS 9/21/2012 10:21PM

    Wonderful Maha! I love the ritual suggestions for tomorrow! (Mabon) I once heard someone say that the sun is in the peace position in the fall and have always thought of that when I see the softness of it shining through the trees.

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...the circle of life

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I can't decide what I want to do when I grow up (and if I want to get there before I die I guess I'd better begin!), I'm on a plateau physically and spiritually -- neither the body weight nor the mental weight are moving, and my sense of place and purpose are tenuous at best.

Some mornings I feel more perplexed than usual at the conundrum of life. After pondering the "why this's" and "why thats" and reading BILLBOOO's blog on getting back on-purpose, ROSALIEESTHER's on being in appreciation of life, KALIGIRL's on meditation and CRYSTALJEM's on finding the teacher within, I turned this morning to poetry, and who should pop up but a favorite, Billy Collins, always there to dish out "kitchen table wisdom." He, like my SparkFriends above, spoke to me...perhaps he will to you as well. But you can always check out the aforementioned blogs if you prefer!



DESIGN

I pour a coating of salt on the table
and make a circle in it with my finger.
This is the cycle of life
I say to no one.
This is the wheel of fortune,
the Arctic Circle.
This is the ring of Kerry
and the white rose of Tralee
I say to the ghosts of my family,
the dead fathers,
the aunt who drowned,
my unborn brothers and sisters,
my unborn children.
This is the sun with its glittering spokes
and the bitter moon.
This is the absolute circle of geometry
I say to the crack in the wall,
to the birds who cross the window.
This is the wheel I just invented
to roll through the rest of my life
I say
touching my finger to my tongue.

-- Billy Collins, from The Art of Drowning



Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself. John Updike praised Collins for writing “lovely poems...limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides.”

www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/billy-c
ollins


Oh, and here's one take on true happiness via David Lynch:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2UHLMVr4vg

  
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FLORIDASUN 10/2/2012 11:25AM

    I always know when my soul feels unsettled that it's time to move on to a new and wise adventure. Sometimes my mind is far behind...but the soul...my soul...it's the WISE one and it ALWAYS knows.

What is in your heart my friend? What new adventure is beckoning you forward? Ask your soul...if asked it will answer. emoticon

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JESPAH 9/20/2012 10:59AM

    Purposes are nice. But I don't think they're strictly necessary. I think sometimes, we should do, and be, what we want, and what we are, and what we might be, because it feels like a good idea at the time, or the cosmic nudge has come along.

Are journeys better when we can see the destination, or when the destination is unknown, or unexpected, or out of reach?

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KALIGIRL 9/20/2012 8:01AM

    "my sense of place and purpose are tenuous at best"...

I've always found the shortening days signal a time for reflection - a time to consider 'my' world in a new way (hence my love of your posting the flowers of fall emoticon)

I wonder if you are not in a similar 'place' in your journey... Strange morning allowed me time to listen to an NPR clip re: thinking rationally or emotionally (verbally vs visually) and the sights and sounds of the awakening season are tugging @ the emotional sides of my brain.

Wishing you peace my friend
Namaste
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AZIMAT 9/20/2012 7:28AM

    Sounds like you're in a perfect place of unstable equilibrium, as the Sufis would say. It's like when one is riding a bike sooo slowly that one begins to wobble. Or like being at the top of a sine curve shaped wave. The two choices are one, to topple in the bicycle metatphor, or slide back down the other side of the curvein the wave mataphor; or two, to make a leap by giving the push to start another different kind of impulse on the bike or in the wave metaphor make a leap over to the neighboring wave (curve) that just happens to be already rising. The second choice in both metaphors is more elegant, lighter, more fulfilling, more engaging, more you.

Many people our age start to just let themselves topple or start to slide back down the other side of the wave. But the awake ones know that there are always rising waves that we can leap onto be a part of, and contribute to. They may be very different than what we're used to, but life knows.

Follow the longing of the heart. That's what the inner meaning of "what to do when I'm grown up" is: living your ideal self, actuating the DNA of your soul.

By the way you already knew all this, this was just a reminder, dear sister.


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SUNNY332 9/19/2012 9:40PM

    Do we have to "grow up"?

Great post and love Billy Collins poetry.

Hugs to you, Sunny

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CMRAND54 9/19/2012 9:04PM

    I love Billy Collins!

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WESHAKAT 9/19/2012 6:39PM

    I've decided not to grow up.

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/19/2012 3:11PM

    emoticon I always find a lull between the fa and so of my life's hopeful ascension. My idea is to keep lifting it up every time I get back to the la and ti emoticon

And when you are ready, upward and onward in the circular motions of life!

In my opinion, being grown up is over-rated anyway :)

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SNOWYOGA 9/19/2012 2:37PM

    Hi Maha, and thank you, this was really good and i'm going to check out(one take on true happiness via David Lynch) You are a very smart person, and thanks again emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTALJEM 9/19/2012 10:32AM

    Thank you Maha. I am thankful for our friendship and all you continue to teach me. I am honored to share this path with you. Im coming to realize that I just want to keep growing up. I'm not sue I ever really want to actually be grown up. Still thinking on that. May your day provide joy insight and balance. Enjoy your journey wherever it leads. emoticon

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DDOORN 9/19/2012 10:09AM

    It's something that seems so urgent yet ephemeral and elusive at the same time...pulling our lives together toward...something...

Wonder
ful poem, thx for sharing.

Don

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BEARGODDESS 9/19/2012 9:16AM

    Thank you Maha. emoticon emoticon

I have a refrigerator magnet with a skeleton on it who's saying; "I still don't know what I'm going to do with my life!" I feel the same way most of the time! This to me, is like menopause; no one ever talks about it, it just comes as a surprise! I really wonder if anyone feels as though they're THERE yet.
Until "then" though, I just keep working on the body and discovering little bits about the soul along the way.

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GOANNA2 9/19/2012 9:11AM

    Thanks Maha. emoticon

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