Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Now, where was I going with this...

I started this post a few days ago, right after I finished (in two sittings - both in the bathtub) Anne Lamott's, "Help Thanks Wow; The Three Essential Prayers".

It is no secret that I hang on her every word and my only complaint is that the book is too short.  I always want her words to go on and on.  I particularly resonated with her Fourth Essential Prayer, which I won't give away here because you really should read the book.  Another one of my favourite parts is where she talks about staying safe and comfortable (page 86) - I shook my head, laughed and thought, yeah, that's me and then she makes me want to go out and buy a big box of blackberries because she knows that I am hungry for peace of mind.  See?  You really have to read this book now.

The two weeks we had off was really magical.  We skied four times (!) - what else are you going to do with so much snow? And last night a feather was left anonymously on my keyboard.  As magic does, it appeared out of nowhere.

And don't ya love this little Buddha finger puppet?  

He sits on the top of my Self Love Perfume Stick created and gifted to me by one of my Soul SiStars, the beautiful and talented Anna Wingfield.   She also makes personalized perfumes and gifting myself with a bottle of her magic is on my list of things to do in 2013.

And speaking of magic, I received this Chakra candle set.   Don't you love how it mirrors the gem altar I had set up?

There is plenty of magic in the air here, rich energy that came in with the shifts of 2012.  Like the common thread running through my life illuminated by both my dear friend, Sherry and by squirrel:  "learn by doing, rather than studying".  Thank you Sherry and squirrel, message received.  And Sherry, I would appreciate it if you would stay close; squirrel, I give you permission to, uhm, back off a little.


Sherry said...

I will stay very close, very near...illuminating the dark places and sharing laughter when we both realize there's nothing that a Frida cannot do!! xoxox

Now I'm off to check out this magical book.

Love you! xoxox

Snap said...

Looks like you have it all covered -- Buddha, chakras, feather, magic!

oreneta said...

Lovely to hear your voice again! Happy New Year!!!

Kim Mailhot said...

Ooooo, beautiful and playful magic around you, Kimmypoo !!!
I hear a steadiness in your "voice" that feels new. I am so glad that you have found some steadying forces, great peeps and tools, to help get you to this point. May the new part of the path be easier in all ways !
I love ya, Beautiful Heart !

Cheryl said...

Neat candles! You sound loads stronger. Maybe this leg of the journey should be done on skis!

Square-Peg Karen said...

I came over to thank you for commenting on Jane Cunningham's interview -- and now that I'm here I don't want to leave because -- ohmyword:

you have a great sense of humor, love an author I love (I will now pick that book up, I'm not sure why I waited, but you've tipped the scale here) and you write from the heart!

Thanks for commenting on Jane's interview - and thanks for sharing your heart here!

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thecatalanway said...

I just read this again - that's how much I love you! And can't believe I didn't leave a comment or a footprint last time - sorry, I must have got disturbed.
I'm a bit far away at the moment - so much going on and my energy like a whirlwind so I hardly have time to breathe in and out then its bedtime again.
Love the feather. Love the book - will try and get it - and love you!

that's all for now. Hope things are GOOD!

Kate x

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anna said...

Just got that same book from Anne, can't wait to read it now, she does have a way with words. Love seeing that Buddha on the Self Love Stick - they seem like nice companions. So glad my creations bring you healing and pleasure and you are kind enough to say so.