Posts Tagged as: love
Happy Valentine’s day dear ones! Valentine’s day can be a painful day for many, a reminder of the love we don’t have. But is this true? I encourage us to open our eyes and hearts to the love that is pulsing alive within and around us, not just today, but every day of our lives. “One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
I am reminded that love is not a straight line; it is a web of interconnectedness, an intricate pattern of immense beauty.
When we expect love to flow only through one channel, we miss an opportunity to experience its manifestation in multiple directions, pathways, and expressions. Today, I celebrate the love that flows in places that often go unrecognized, ignored, repressed, neglected. May we tend to these tender spaces and places that crave to share the love that is already there.
I’m grateful for loved ones, kindred souls, sacred waters, the flow of our blood, synchronicities bringing us together to do good work, the kindness and joy that flow when we open our hearts. Today and every day, may we feel loved by all of creation. And may we open to give and receive what is truly ours to feel.
In kinship to all our relations,
The kitchen is the heart of the home, a space of alchemy, transformation and magic, where we work with the ancestral element of fire. Here we witness the metamorphosis of ingredients turning into unique concoctions. Growing up in Peru, the kitchen was a communal place in the home, a space of storytelling, where different flavors mingled to express themselves. Native and Spanish as well as other cuisines influenced the exquisite mélange that is the earthy comida criolla of Peru.
As guests of this wise Earth, I pray that we wake up to her beauty and love. The world trembles for our presence. And while there are people already planning the new year, I am opening up in sweet surrender. What to do when you get an amazing gift? Surrender. Open to it. What to do when you get a difficult teaching? Breathe through it, surrender and be kind to yourself and others. I am learning this a little more every day.
Helping your child create a space they love can be a road to self discovery, a way of finding out what is that makes your child tick in relationship to all of life. From children’s rooms to children’s schools, to children’s playgrounds; rather than creating spaces that are stifling, rigid, boring or diminishing, let’s create spaces that are imaginative, engaging, warm, soothing, vital and evocative.
“…And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
History happens in cycles. There are periods that revere certain qualities over others. We can learn about an embodied, sensual, spiritual creative process from a period of art itself. Some of my favorite art is baroque because it awakens deep emotions in my soul. Baroque art engages and embraces the visitor in a way that…
Joy. When I hear the word blooming, I see flowers and I’m filled with joy. They are precious gifts from Mother Earth. I invite you to call on their feminine essence and joyful medicine to inspire and support your blossoming. Because your blossoming is essential to life.
What does it take to find home? Everywhere you go, there is possibility and potential for your relationship with home to heal, open, blossom and reveal itself, your colors, your song, your gifts. At home in your own skin, in your own body, in that place that whispers: come out, emerge, shine, play. At home in your heart, in the spaces you inhabit, in the sacred earth, in the world.
We need to look back in order to see forward. Looking back is a gift of reflection, meditation and awareness. What you find can fuel your journey with the fire of inspiration, with the taste of surrender to the current of life and mystery unfolding moment to moment. My word for 2011 was: ripening. I…