Soul Time

To everything there is a season” seems apparent today. In a relationship, until it’s time for my beloved to really hear something in his heart, it won’t be heard. And yet, maybe when it’s heard is the perfect time because that’s when it’s heard.

In soul time there is no time but now

Unopened Gifts

I’m always stumped when I offer a gift to people I know and they don’t open it. My mind races with reasons they could have. A veritable whirlwind of thoughts spins around in that space I see in my mind’s eye as my head.
But, no matter how much I think about it, the truth is I don’t know their reason.
That’s the puzzle about marketing to me. Until there’s a conversation that’s a direct query about matching needs and desires with goods and services, I’m going to be guessing! That eases my anxiety a bit. It also makes marketing appear to be verrrry time consuming! read more

Clouds and Form

Nature has a metaphor for any state of mind for me. Clouds will do it for today, specifically the big, white fluffy cumulus clouds.
I have big thoughts and projects building with bright magnificence. They are constantly changing in indistinct form, however. My opportunity is to judge this as wrong or to love this amorphous state as the dynamic, surprising phase of creation.
Let the forms shift, for once the cloud descends as rain and becomes incorporated into a tree it’s form is pretty well set. read more

Passionate Doubt

what you love to do. Find your true passion. Do what you love to do a make a difference! The only way to do great work is to love what you do..” Steve Jobs

Do you doubt your passion?
I do.
I doubt its value,not to myself, but to others.
That’s getting harder to do because I have successful clients who praise my service.

My passion and I are in a transition period. We are shedding the physical structures of our former habits of denying ourselves, hiding ourselves, and not expressing ourselves.
A house. A marriage. A timid business.
Physical structures require physical tools to dismantle them. Or do they? I have been focused on using time, money, and personal energy to restructure these institutions to yield freedom for my passion.
I may have untapped resources, however that could hasten and fertilize the growth of my passion.
What about imagination? Collaboration? Curiousity? Experimentation? What about Courage?
I feel more free just thinking of those qualities!
Today, I’ll use them. read more

Celebrating Lessons Learned

Celebrating Lessons Learned

This morning I was looking through old teaching materials to find a program I wanted to send to a friend who is a new teacher.  I found it!  My Acclimatization Lesson Plans. This is a binder of specific Nature walks that I had at my side constantly as a new nature interpreter 35 years ago.

What came to my mind was “I don’t need these any more. This way of teaching is so ingrained in my fabric that it comes naturally. I can make up my own walks and sensory awareness activities at the drop of a hat with people of any age! After my walks, I get comments like, “I’ll never look at Nature the same.  You changed my life!”
I realized that I  have mastered this method of using sensory experiences as gateways to conceptual learning and that I don’t even remember that I once had to learn that myself! read more

Freewriting

Yesterday, I joined in

Isabel Parlett’s

class about successful writing.

What I got was
1. Start with Free Writing
2. Moooove to get started
3.Ask a big question then get started

So, I got started!

This morning, I wrote Free Hand on paper!

I was surprised at what came up. First was my resistance to starting out in a NEW notebook. I had already chosen to write free hand with a blue pencil.  How bold of me!  No digital work today. Freehand felt much, well, FREER!

I wrote about feelings and ideas, then launched a whole section on cost estimates for house improvements and pros and cons of whether to spend my time doing house projects or creating business products. read more

What’s YOUR Wilderness?

A call from three friends who are climbing Mt. Katahdin, Maine evokes some emotion! Wow! I wish I were doing something easy like that today! Instead, I’m struggling with autoresponders, sign-up forms, and digital design which is hard for me.

Then, the light bulb goes on!

When I climbed Mt. Katahdin at the beginning of my walk of the Appalachian Trail, I struggled. I balked at the immense boulders that faced me on the ascent. I feared for my safety as I shivered in the cold. I reached outside my comfort zone to ask another hiker to walk together down the mountain. read more

How to Forgive

How to Forgive

Even if we know that forgiveness is a good thing to do and has many benefits, how to do it isn’t so straightforward.  I’ve searched for answers about this and found the following articles.  The authors have lots of tips on how to forgive.

http://stress.about.com/od/relationships/a/how_to_forgive.htm

Elizabeth Scott, M.S

Express Yourself

Look For the Positive

Cultivate Empathy

Protect Yourself and Move On

Get Help If You Need It

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Forgive

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Benefits of Forgiveness

Benefits of Forgiveness

You would probably not argue that forgiving someone has benefits.  What I’ve experienced has been more energy, better relationships, and freedom from my past.  Here are some great articles on what other forgiveness experts say about the benefits of forgiveness. 

Enjoy!

And please add your list of benefits to the comments section!

http://stress.about.com/od/relationships/a/forgiveness.htm

To sum it up, forgiveness is good for your body, your relationships, and your place in the world. That’s reason enough to convince virtually anyone to do the work of letting go of anger and working on forgiveness. read more