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Tuesday, January 27, 2009


"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you. In spring, summer, and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."
-Ruth Stout, 1955

Monday, January 26, 2009

(from Daily Om)

Self-Body Scan
Blessing Our Bodies
As the living vehicles for our spirits, our bodies deserve loving attention and care. We can positively affect our health, prevent illness, and heal injuries by regularly focusing our mental and spiritual energy on the workings of our bodies. This can be done by performing a body scan on yourself.

Begin by lying in a comfortable position and taking three deep cleansing breaths. Imagine, if you will, a sunbeam entering the top of your head. Feel this light slowly scanning each part of your internal body. Allow it to scan every cell in your body and keep breathing. Every time you exhale, blow out negative energy you may feel. Notice any changes in your body. Sensations may vary from person to person. You may feel a shift in body temperature, see a color or flash of light, or hear a voice offering you guidance. If you feel a block in a certain area of your body, sit with that block and feel into it. Ask your body why that block is there and what you need to do to release it. Try not to judge or analyze the wisdom that comes to you. Often, we experience energy blocks in our body because our body is trying to tell us something. You may want to breathe into that area until you feel the block dissolving. When you have finished your scan, take one last deep breath and exhal! e any energetic residue that you are ready to release.

The body doesn’t lie, and it has much wisdom to share with us. Any injuries or blocks that exist in our bodies are there so that we can learn from having them in our bodies. An existing injury can teach us to slow down or help us recognize that something is out of balance in our bodies. The more you scan your body, the better you will become at it. If you sense that something is not right in your body, you may want to visit a doctor and tell them about your experience. When you have finished your scan, don’t forget to thank your wonderful, amazing body.

Poem - Seasonal Jewels

This is a little late seasonaly, however worth a posting :O)
Lyn, amongst other things, is a talented poet who's work I always enjoy!
Thank's Lyn!

Seasonal Jewels
Lyn E. Ayre 25Nov08

Tiny little diamonds
hanging on a branch
Wind just tickles gently
causing them to dance

Pokey spiky fractals
repeating in the air
Chickadee a’ chirping
all without a care

Fall is right upon us
thundering with the sound
Leaves are turning colour
dropping to the ground

Cold and frosty mornings
complete with ruddy dawn
Icicles from rooftops
slippery on the lawn

Ozone smell tells me
snow is coming soon
Songs of joyful carols
whistling happy tunes

All is as it should be
in the world today
Cycles seasons pass us
inviting us to play

Play within each moment
notice what’s around
Never let the weather
ever get you down