I went to post on the “5 Grate Things” blog and hit the wrong button and this blog came up. I looked at that picture of me as a little girl on that mountain top and got inspired again. Why did I not continue here? I like this idea!
Always nice to come back to ideas. ♥️
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
I’m tryin’, Joe.
Love after love
BY DEREK WALCOTT
The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
This poem resonates with me and the life that I have created; it's a beautiful life--full and rich--but one that can swallow me up if I don't pay attention. I have created a lot of things to take care of, so to take a moment to turn my thoughts to ME? Ah, that's powerful...and necessary.
I ground and anchor with my essential oils. I touch my finger to the top of the Arborvitae bottle and then to the Melissa (these are strong oils, so I don't want much). Arborvitae is the oil of Divine grace and Melissa is the oil of Light. I place my fingertips to my forehead, then rub my hands together. I cover my face with my hands and breathe in the Divine Light.
I love again this stranger and I feast on my life.
Go here if you'd like some help getting these beautiful, necessary oils.
Terrible destruction dances and the world's
If you want Supreme Reality, hide from
You're looking for the Pearl? Plunge, now to
the sea's bottom.
What's on the shore is only foam.
oils for today: Geranium--the oil of love and trust. Geranium restore confidence in the innate goodness of others and in the world. It heals the heart, instills unconditional love and fosters trust. Place one drop in palm with one drop frankincense (the "king" of oils due to it's complex chemistry and spiritual history), rub palms together, place in front of face and breathe deeply. Place hands on the top of head (crown) and close eyes.
learn more about oils here.
When loneliness comes stalking, go into the fields, consider
the orderliness of the world. Notice
something you have never noticed before,
like the tambourine sound of the snow-cricket
whose pale green body is no longer than your thumb.
Stare hard at the hummingbird, in the summer rain,
shaking the water-sparks from its wings.
Let grief be your sister, she will whether or no.
Rise up from the stump of sorrow, and be green also,
like the diligent leaves.
A lifetime isn't long enough for the beauty of this world
and the responsibilities of your life.
Scatter your flowers over the graves, and walk away.
Be good-natured and untidy in your exuberance.
In the glare of your mind, be modest.
And beholden to what is tactile, and thrilling.
Live with the beetle, and the wind.
from "Flare", Mary Oliver