Posts Tagged as: Space
It is spring and nature is bursting with life. And I realize I haven’t shared anything with you in over two months. It feels strange, like part of my life has been quietly simmering inside my heart. It also feels natural. How often we force ourselves to produce and thus ignore the rhythms of our natural world. I’ve had the rug pulled under my feet several times since I moved back to the Bay Area and so I am concentrating on breathing and living, on finding stillness in the midst of so much movement.
Dreams, writings, and art-making have all receded like a wave ebbing and waiting for the right moment to flow back into the shore again. The moment is now. The eclipse blasted something open, as though the cosmos catapulted a wave of flow from the depths of winter into the vibrancy of spring.
I have been meditating on the power of space and place as containers that affect us in deep ways. May you find inspiration in these gorgeous containers and rooms where plants find the space to thrive and blossom. We know what plants can do to a space–they can restore balance as they invigorate and enliven our homes (post) and communities (post) while providing habitat for wildlife. For these plants—sunlight, water, nutrients, love, and space are essential to do what they know how to do, grow beautiful. We aren’t that different.
As much as we like to expand, we also need to contain, but contain in such a way that doesn’t limit, inhibit or thwart our growth impulse, but rather, in a way that supports our sense of alignment, integrity, connection and expression. In other words, we need containers that amplify our sense of expansion.
In your life, what are the conditions that allow for healthy growth? Are the containers where you place yourself able to foster life and allow for movement and flow of energy? Do they inspire your soul?
Sometimes we just need to make a tiny change in our environment to shift the way we feel about our space, ourselves, and the world. Other times, we need to uproot ourselves and find a better container, a container that does not limit our expansion but encourages our growth and blossoming.
With love and gratitude for all the magic. Keep on flowing, dear ones.
Beautiful plant. Olga Bennett for peppermint magazine, via stampel, via sfgirlbybay Does your heart vibrate to the rhythm of gardens, plants, flora in the wild? You can develop a relationship with this realm right at home and by doing so improve the ecology of your home space. I have written elsewhere about our need…
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl It is so liberating to accept that more often than not, we don’t know. Life opens us to receive those hints of deepest resonance that whisper yes, free up some energy, let go, trust, make space for magic. The universe flowers with…
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.
We are sucking the soul out of our lives and not replenishing it. And yet we feel that something is missing, yearning for a different kind of experience of wholeness that deeply feeds, awakens, and revitalizes our souls. Are you longing for intimacy, deep communication, connection? This is an invitation to notice, liberate, express, and experience the feminine: the feminine dimension of our being, the feminine dimension of space, the feminine dimension of the sacred…
I find myself in a space of pause and contemplation. This pause does not feel like death. It isn’t painful; it is fertile with a torrent of ideas and emotions surfacing & stretching my heart and work in all directions in a new spur of growth, movement, and conscious expansion & evolution.
I am experiencing a creative hiatus to listen to the oscillations of my heart. Happy New Moon & Solar Eclipse dear wanderers!
Vibrating to the rhythm of a sacred land, I arrived home. Shaken into the space of my heart until I could see my whole life shining through the prism of love. I now understand the meaning of these words: In search of my mother’s garden. And my grandmother’s and so on… a labor of love….
“An epiphany: when the veil is pulled back.” ~ John O’Donohue
I love epiphanies. Sensory bursts of revelation, inspiration, and realization. Epiphanies are manifestations of one’s truest self, aha moments that fill you with wonder, realizations that sink their teeth deep into the substance of our lives…
“Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don’t know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue.” ~ Osho
Indeed, we thrive when we experience a dialogue with all life. This dialogue is an exchange, enlivened by intimacy, the kind that fills you with trust, curiosity and real engagement. A certain intimacy with the objects that surrounds us, the people we come into contact with, the art we create, the gifts we explore and the spaces we inhabit.
When we stop listening to our hearts, silence gets thick and a sense of arrest floods in. Fear creeps in. We start over thinking, and doubt and inertia take over. We have learned to tone down our excitement, ignore our desires, distrust our emotions, downplay our heart and instead, have developed resistance towards the very…