Monday, August 13, 2012

Intuition as Initiation

As I sat at a kind of nerve-wrenching appointment bright and early this morning, I opened my trusty, coffee-stained copy of Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. My eyes landed on this passage: "...having a lover and friends who look at you as a true living breathing entity, one that is human but made of very fine and moist magical things as well...a lover and friends who support the criatura in you...these are the people you are looking for. They will be the friends of your soul for life. Mindful choosing of friends and lovers, not to mention teachers, is critical to remaining conscious, remaining intuitive, remaining in charge of the fiery light that sees and knows." from Chapter 3 'Nosing Out the Facts: The Retrieval of Intuition as Initiation'.
And I am so happy to report that this was a reminder as I feel so loved and supported by so many far and near. Yes, all of you, I carry the light of so many, it helps to guide my way. Thank you...


I love that my last post was in April as I was finishing my semester and starting to pack. I held the intention of blogging about our moving process. Well, we moved! The process continues and considering that I moved with five to six children as my helpers, it was quite smooth. The new place we call the "Poolhouse" because, yes, it has a pool! We have spent hours in that pool since moving and it is the single biggest reason why we have had such a great summer. Thank you cool and calming pool waters. I am eternally grateful.
It has been a beautiful amazing day already. Even though I just lost a long and way more in depth update of my life including an amazing Dr. E quote, I now must just accept that I needed to write it out and let it all go. I did not need a record becuase I made a silly mistake that lost my post before I published.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

So it begins...again

I am resurrecting my blog for a couple of reasons. The main one is that my children and I are moving into a much smaller space and I want to have a record of the process. I am on the cusp of finishing my semester and then sifting through all of our stuff and letting go of not only loads of stuff, but the very house that has held it for the past six years. We are leaving the house where my children spent their early childhood years. This is NOT a blog about losing weight.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Vaults Within Squared

Intentions set do not always equal intentions met...also the pesky detail of a computer that got all messed up.
That is why I have not written a blog for one bit of my trip.
Oh this much has happened and now I don't even know where to start and I only have a moment.
I am in Bellingham, WA right now. It is cool and grey today, but we still went swimming in Lake Padden. I made chicken soup with the bones that I have carried in my cooler and frozen in friends' freezers along the way. It feels very cozy here. The leaves are starting to change and I am beginning to feel the pull of fall myself.
I am hoping for a smooth re-entry into Cali life.
Hopefully more soon....

Saturday, June 20, 2009

In between...

I am sitting at my friend's apartment letting Talia nap and Sylvan watch a movie. We were most certainly in need of an in-breath.

We made it to Fargo! We arrived here on Wednesday afternoon (June 17) surrounded by thunderstorms. The ground was soaked and water was standing in the fields and filling the ditches from the storms that we followed.
When we were driving through South Dakota we ran into a heavy thunderstorm right after visiting Mt. Rushmore. We drove through it and passed it by. About an hour later we stopped at Wall Drug in Wall, SD. The kids ran around the outdoor area while I snapped photos. It wasn't long before the same thunderstorm passed over where we were playing and sent all the other tourists running inside. The sharp crack of thunder directly over our heads nearly popped Sylvan and Talia's eyes out of their heads. But it was the lightning that sent us for cover. The electricity of the storm refilled Sylvan's energy (not that it was really lacking) and he started running in circles. After a quick bite to eat we piled back into the car and kept driving and driving and driving....

When we rolled into Fargo we headed straight to a playground to meet up with my friend whose apartment we are at right now. She gave me the keys to her place so we had a crash pad in Fargo. We are staying out at my Dad's farm which is about 30 minutes outside of town.

My dad has dial-up. Enough said, right? That is why I have not posted anything. Well, that and the hours we have been keeping. Last night we got back out to my dad's farm at midnight. One of my relatives has an outdoor, blow-up movie screen and he showed a movie on his front lawn last night. It does not get fully dark here until 10:30p.m. I love it. The prairie sunset is one of the things I miss the most. The twilight seems to stretch forever.

Before the movie last night my step-family and the GST trio (which is my new name for Georgia, Sylvan and Talia) went out to eat. My step-brother Greg has a lovely wife named Sara and a four-year-old son named Quinn. After a shy beginning at the restaurant the kids found themselves wrestling on my movie-showing-relatives front lawn. They also had scooter races and a lot of fun playing with a volleyball after a kind neighbor showed them proper form.

There is so much more that has happened and I just have time to give a short update.
We went to the wedding this afternoon (my cousin's wedding is why we are on this road trip adventure) and are waiting for Talia to wake up from her nap to head to the dinner and dance. I think it is time to go and wake her. More soon with photos I hope.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

On the road again

                                                        We are packed and ready to roll.