Did you see the full moon last night? We ate our dinner beneath the moon and stars while sitting at the ocean's edge and as the poets say, it was like a huge golden medallion shining brightly in the sky. I've never seen a moon as golden before and I know there's a scientific explanation for it...dust or smoke in the air perhaps?...but I'm content to feel poetic about it's beauty.
iphone cameras are great at what they do, but let me tell you they don't do moon shots well at all! This piece then, is my offering for the full moon. I've had a picture of a figure riding on a birds back "flying" through my head for ages now and it needed to take form.
I've also been thinking of how much we limit ourselves and for so many reasons. It's often not even a concious knowing but simply an old habit or belief that's taken root and believed to be truth. Eloheim's class this past week covered this topic with the theme of "lies we tell ourselves". We were each invited to look at our own "lie" and examine it for what it really is. Mine came to me quickly as "stay small...it's much safer".
Of course it's always a process...this peeling away of the layers and what may be true in one area of life, isn't true for another. At one time this was a much bigger issue for me than it is now but I suspect for most of us, there's still some truth to it...and if not this "lie", then another.
As if to add a check mark to this observation, this came in my mailbox this morning from Patti Digh. Today's "daily rock" is refine with these words...
“The process of discovering your fearless self is one of refinement, not adding.”
Leo Tolstoy has said that
“truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”
A process of refinement.
What non-gold can you wash away today?
(the rock is created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock Fairy)
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It's still very hot here in Barra de Navidad, Mx, but we're keeping our cool by staying out of the mid-day sun (which is quite difficult for us non-early risers!) I'm redesigning our business website with Wix and loving their plug and play format. I'm also thinking of redesigning my blog with this site...maybe.
We leave here at the end of the week for the interior of Mexico and cooler temperatures. The heat and humidity has given us two weeks of enforced rest, which I know we were in need of.
Sending much love, huge hugs and blowing kisses to all who stop by during your busy days.