image is the work of Ana Von Rebeur
Nurturing Thursday is hosted by Becca where you will find links to other pariticipants.
She Who Walks in Beauty
May 9, 2013
May 2, 2013
One of the biggest ways we nurture our precious self is by finding ways to live our dreams. Last year, my sweetie and I began discussions about selling the house, selling everything, and travelling for a year. It sounded like a Grand Adventure I blogged about the idea for a few months and then there was a lengthy pause – until today.
Part of the pause was because, as we talked about it all, it became obvious to me that my sweetie, although he loved the idea, was struggling with parting with “stuff”. So the idea sat on the back burner for 12 months and yet, never died. So here we are planning, yes planning and taking active steps towards selling everything and travelling through Europe for a year… I’ll be sharing more about that soon.
Dreams often stay on the back burner of our mind, or hidden deep within our heart. As we nurture our self, our life, we are able to move our dreams to the forefront and see where they will lead. Year one, Europe, Year two North America, Year three?
Nurturing Thursday is hosted by Becca. Do visit her site where you’ll find links to other participants.
April 25, 2013
For hundreds of years, now, we’ve lived through a time of “every man for himself” and look where that has got us? It’s time for a new way. Let’s move forward together, shall we?
With special mention to Becca who hosts Nurturing Thursday.
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April 22, 2013
Reblogged aka copied from Sacred Circle Retreats!
The following was written by the amazing Jackie Robinson whom I am honoured to know. She humbles me with her words here, truly.
When I first ‘met’ Joss Burnel, it was a connection with her Crowing Crone energy and blog by the same name. This woman certainly carries the crone qualities: wisdom, compassion, grace–and an overall sense of who she is. Since that time a few years back, I’ve learned so much more about Joss and all she brings to the lives of those she touches. She’s brought her beautiful poetry and ability to share it with such gentle presence into our Sacred Circles with Pause for Poetry events. (Looking forward to more of these in the fall.) Our lovely Goddess logo and vibrant header were created by Joss, as she felt into the energy of not only my vision, but all that this community and circles encompass. She’s the author of not only her book “What I Know About Fibro” but also her own healing journey through fibromyalgia.
Joss is a Holistic Coach whose focus is on being centered in our heart space. Whatever she takes on, she does so with her whole being, fully present in the event, blog post, email or ‘real life’ connection. I could write a lengthy post on all that Joss has brought into not only my life, but the lives of all whom she touches. And I’m delighted to bring to our space an hour of connecting with this amazing Guide and being, during which you can ask her questions of any kind. Whether it’s about your health, your business, your spiritual journey or any other aspect of your life, what you’ll receive from Joss is a deep wisdom mingled with pure tenderness of spirit–gentle strength as she offers guidance from her own experience, training and intuitive knowing.
All are welcome to join in this conversation. You can learn more about our Ask the Coach event, held tomorrow, and please do consider taking part if you feel so guided.
April 21, 2013
The wind upon your face
it is me.
The sun upon you which feeds the flower
it is me.
The whistling sound of the wind through the leaves in the trees
it is me.
Hear the birds’ song in the morning light,
it is my voice.
When the water gently laps against the shore,
it is my heartbeat.
In the stars,
you see my eyes.
In the blue sky,
you see my body.
Feel the air that surrounds you,
I am there.
Feel the love in your heart,
I am there.
~Ancient Native Prayer
April 18, 2013
For some reason, on this Nurturing Thursday, I am thinking back to our wedding invitation:
and the wee verse I printed on the back:
with silly laughter for no reason,
with hugs when the skies are grey,
with song to celebrate the
simple pleasures of home,
A special thanks to Becca who writes at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea, for instituting Nurturing Thursday.
Other contributors to Nurturing Thursday are more than worthy of you checking them out:
April 11, 2013
Nurture: “to care for and encourage the growth or development of”. It’s a word, an experience that was absent in the years of my childhood. To care for and encourage the growth or development of – ah yes, I know this; it’s what I do for others, from as far back as I can remember. Nurture – something that so many of us have not known, or known very rarely. It’s what our world, and each of our very precious selves is so in need of. I’m thankful to Becca for encouraging us to flood our world with nurture each Thursday.
On and off, throughout my adult life, I have done things that nurtured me, sometimes without even being aware it is what I was doing. When I turned 55, I decided that each year, on my birthday, I would do something I had never done before. There was a full moon that year and I chose, as my something I’d never done before, to dance naked under the moonlight! And thus began the knowing that I could, I could do things I’d never done before and that, if I listened to my heart, I would be guided in choosing those things.
For as far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to draw, hence the Dubious Artist post I shared a little while ago. Please allow me to take a moment, here, to thank each of you who commented with encouragement. You guys rock!
It’s one thing to announce, on your blog, you are attempting something you are sure you can’t do, it’s another to just do it! But I did and a funny thing happened. First, I organized:
and then I planned:
and then I drew:
and then I sighed, because, seriously….
But my heart kept whispering “there is an artist inside you” and I so wanted to let her out. So I sat down, without organizing, without planning, I sat still, I breathed and I drew:
and then I sat back and smiled!
When I shared this on Facebook, a funny thing happened: a friend asked me if I was left-handed since the noses all point to the left. Hmm, I likely “was” left-handed originally. My mother was, one of my brothers is, both my sons are…and, interestingly, my daughter piped up to say she always thought I was left-handed.
So, then, I sat some more, this time with pencil in my left hand:
All this, to say, if nurture means to care for and encourage the growth or development of, then I think I’m doing a good job of nurturing myself right now. And then, a friend sent me a beautiful water-painting set…………but that is a story for another day!