Sitting with Buddha

Sitting with myself post a weekend retreat at a Dharma Centre set deep in the splendid wild. Among the teachings was Compassion. Compassion is an action. Loving kindness is a feeling. We develop compassion with skill and means. How could I ever imagine being compassionate with anyone before I learned the skill and found the…

A little pick-me-up

Sometimes guilt and shame can be so blanketed and hidden that we aren't even aware it is there. During my healing process, (which began in 2016 in earnest), I was drawn to solitude. I craved quiet and fed myself a quiet holistic lifestyle; learning the healing tools I needed along the way. I wasn’t volunteering…

The wind in my sails

Takes me higher Lighter in spirit Dark days these Enjoying a bicycle ride down by the lakeshore A treat? A necessity! Exercising both my body and the demons that plague my mind at times like these. Forgiveness is the biggest word in the human language. Becoming undone Forgiveness reeks of self love Seeks like the…

Twilight in the frog pond

Mysteries dwell in the pond deep and murky Unknown 🍃 Sundown paints the scene in lengthening shadows Darkness 🍃 Seamlessly noise ceases gloom begets the quiet Wonder 🍃 Trust where the light has gone twilight in the frog pond Surrender. 🍃 Acrylic creation @mymedicineislove. To gain the higher perspective, we must go deep into the…

How much time do we spend…thoughtless?

In essence, we bribe ourselves and others to make us feel better, all the while the truth is we belittle ourselves and those around us by our behaviour, lowering our own self-esteem and relinquishing our power. We don’t live our truth, we live our guilt and shame historically and repeat and repeat these things over and over again to ourselves and others in lieu of the truth. When we don't show up for ourself, speak our truth even though we know it may disappoint, the truth is, we take on the disappointment. When we begin to see others as ourselves we understand this truth.

What if….

What if... The citizens of a country declaring war on another country(ies) rose up and said no to the regime? What if the soldiers enlisted in the attacking country followed suit and rose up and said no to the regime? What if propaganda was arrested? What if we pray for this? What if we visualize…

Self Appreciation

✨ “Who are you today?” she asks me. ✨ As I sit, sipping peppermint tea. I ponder Who am I? Why in this moment I am contented happy hinting to blissful even. A smug smile hints at the corners of my mouth. I am a yogi sitting smiling in this moment amid the hustle and…

Sitting with Venus

Being compassionate Listening with no judgement Allows my heart to connect and communicate with you the truth The truth is we all suffer and desire to be heard and recognized When I breathe into the truth of suffering as a human The truth is love. In this moment of silencing my mind I hear you…

Sourdough

Dining in on artisan sourdough, almond butter and a delicious raspberry jam gifted from a friend, I sat in the sunshine-baked apartment happily munching. Inspiration touch-down! It is Father Sky coupling with Mother Earth that brought all of these delicious and nutritious foods to me I thought as I bit into the tasty sustenance. It…