March 11th – The Alana version of Captain Marvel and why we should all do a similar timeline

Not to be a spoiler, but if you haven’t seen the movie Captain Marvel yet there is one scene that is kicking off this blog. Carol stands up and says “Yes, just human” and then remembers the times when as a girl she was shot down and told she couldn’t do it but got up… Continue reading March 11th – The Alana version of Captain Marvel and why we should all do a similar timeline

Feb 25th-The warmth of the heart chakra

February 25th Luz, Portugal Today’s meditation was an ah-ha moment for me.  We’re doing the flow cycle (Finding your flow) from Deepak and Oprah at the moment and today – Day 11 – was connecting with the heart chakra.  The moments that opened my heart were twofold ideas: 1) that the energy of the chakras… Continue reading Feb 25th-The warmth of the heart chakra

Feb 6th – Here is me experiencing… joy, wonder, love and growth

A bit of a story here… It starts with Deepak and Oprah’s 21-day meditation on “Losing the weight” – not just physical weight but the weighty responses to life. As I wrote in the last post, control issues are part of that weight for me. Then, a few days ago, Deepak suggested that we all think… Continue reading Feb 6th – Here is me experiencing… joy, wonder, love and growth

Feb 2nd – Moving from darkness to …. playful? wonder?

Loss of control has had me in a grip and I fully realise how much I need to get out of the patterns of thought that are controlling me.  Margie comes back today but I don’t want to lose the reflective and reflexive lessons I have learned because she was gone.  I have seen my… Continue reading Feb 2nd – Moving from darkness to …. playful? wonder?

Jan 25th – The Dark and the Light

During the Oprah Deepak meditation of yesterday, Oprah was talking about the now moment.  Earlier in the series, Deepak had discussed meditation bringing up our sleeping dragons.  I would term those moments “the dark”  The dark we learn to run away from in childhood – whatever it is, hard feelings, moments of indecisions or self-doubt, times when… Continue reading Jan 25th – The Dark and the Light

Jan 20th – fulfillment and emptiness

WOW! what a topic!   First, how did I come today to want to write about issues that the philosophers have wrangled over for centuries?  Margie is visiting family and therefore the house is “empty” – or so my friend Patrick Ryan named it last night when we were discussing what it is like for one… Continue reading Jan 20th – fulfillment and emptiness

Jan 19th – fasting and bright colors

Margie is gone to the states to celebrate her sister Sally’s birthday – good for them! Good for me too as it allows two weeks at home to consider… so many things, Today focused on health and joyousness. To enlighten my body and my mind – that would be the goal for today and so… Continue reading Jan 19th – fasting and bright colors

Jan 11 & 12 – Shedding the Weight Meditations

Hi to my Self and Future Readers! Today is day eight of the Shedding Your Weight set of meditations from Deepak and Oprah.  Today’s mantra: Siddho Hum (my True Self is perfect) with a centering thought “I find joy in healing and recovery.”  Joy – happy for no reason. Deepak’s message pointed out that healing… Continue reading Jan 11 & 12 – Shedding the Weight Meditations

Jan 8th – Planning the next painting

Today was the first Tuesday of the New Year – and my first day as a full member (having paid) of the Kinsale Atlantic Artists group.  To use the words of my friend Gillian – I have found my tribe!!! They are wonderful and it is beyond marvelous to be doing “real” art again.  “What… Continue reading Jan 8th – Planning the next painting

Jan 6th & 7th, The prisons in our minds

For those who don’t know, Margie and I listen as we go to sleep and first thing in the morning to one of the Deepak/Oprah 21 day meditation series – we have done so for going on four years.  We both will tell you that nothing in our lives has ever made such a long-lasting… Continue reading Jan 6th & 7th, The prisons in our minds