So it's a brand new day. What will you write into your life today?
Morning sunshine lighting up the ears of a deer here at Heart2Heart. This sweet girl is the first deer I see most mornings. She is so very trusting and calm and has quite an affinity for apples.
So it's a brand new day. What will you write into your life today?
The voice of Spirit is for all of humanity, not just a select few.
Spirit asks us to embody Love, to embody higher realizations and bring our gifts into the world, to keep our hearts open and clear even in the face of difficulties.
Your first priority is to awaken.
Your second priority is to get out there and serve humanity by sharing your gifts.
So let's talk about the "sharing of gifts". Your gifts do not have to be shouted from the highest mountain or have their validity proven by gold-framed certificates on the wall. Humanity can be served with a smile.
I've known since I was very young that one of my gifts was nurturing others. I like to feed people. I feed people both with food and with wisdom that has been gained over the passage of time and many lessons.
Once I opened a few rooms in my house through Airbnb it felt like I was being handed a silver platter. I get to feed people AND get paid for it (which honestly is secondary for me). I wake up with the sun and start breakfast and actually get excited about what they will be eating, how I will offer their food, what bowls I will use. Then when they come out to eat I sit with them and we talk so I feed them in that manner and of course they feed me as well. Perfect giving and receiving. After breakfast they normally take a walk in the woods and they continued to be fed there. Often they ask for sessions.
I feed people.
What about you? How do you serve humanity? Get out and share yourself today.
with love Kathie
I took this photo last November while flying to Boston to see my daughter. I hope you enjoy it.
It is truly heartbreaking when a human life is not held as precious. All life is sacred and
should be honored as such. At times like this when it feels like the darkness is closing in
it is even more important to bathe in the grace and divinity that you are and shine your light brightly.
photo taken during my afternoon walk today here in the woods at Heart2Heart. I looked
down and there was this little yellow leaf in the shadows with the sun shining on it.
Powerful message indeed.
Sweet Child of Mine ~
born with such an innocence and a flame that blazes with pure potentiality.
I see this flame in your eyes. It is brilliant. Your heart is wide open.
Such a precious flame - full of wonder, curiosity and passion. This flame will light your path sweet child so I will teach you how to coax it back when it flickers.
I ask that God give me the wisdom and strength to tend this flame while tending my own flame as well.
To not make my burdens your burdens.
I know as you grow your flame will be challenged. The pressures of life plant seeds of doubt. Sweet child I will be there to pluck those seeds and then teach you how to plant new ones.
By celebrating you I will teach you how to climb the tallest mountains. You will know the strength of your flame and you will know that the power of your flame is so strong it will shelter you during the worst of storms.
But for now, sweet child, sleep.
I am tending your flame.
with so much love - Kathie
The un-mothered child. There are many reasons a woman cannot or does not mother her child in a manner that tends the flame. I'm not here to judge that. Perhaps no one tended their flame. Perhaps they are overwhelmed and exhausted by life.
The un-mothered child is without a rudder. Doubt replaces confidence. Fear replaces trust. Often they cope through Avoidance because have learned that engagement is ignored or is not safe.
If this was you then know you still have a flame and it cannot be extinguished. Dimmed? Yes. Extinguished? Not possible. This flame is the very essence of you. It is the Soul of your being, born of the breath of God. Long after the human coat that you wear in this lifetime has been removed, the flame goes on, fueled eternally by Love.
When I had children of my own I knew I was being given a tremendous opportunity to mother in a way that I had both needed and wanted for myself and for them. I would do everything I could, even within the context of my own humanity to tend their flame and to teach them how to tend to it as well. So tend their flame. Doing so tends to yours as well.
Every day that I make a post on this page I think about you ~ those who are reading what I write. I am fully aware of the the commitment I have made to myself and to you to share from my heart and to stay in integrity by not participating in the spreading of bitterness, judgment and hatred.
I'm fully aware that my opinion is simply that - my opinion, and in reality most people don't give a crap about that. As it should be. So I try to keep my opinions to a minimum except for when it comes to expressing that of course we cannot live without chocolate and coffee. Duh.
So what is my purpose for this page? Well, I love to write. That is part of it. It is how I express myself creatively. But it's more than that. I started it after waking up and my awakening was quite jolting. Literally. Began with an earthquake then rapidly moved into divorce and loss of job. But at the same time as I observed things crumbling I realized and was aware that things were not actually falling apart as much as they were falling together. My old belief system had to dismantle in order to make way for something that was more in alignment with the Self I had shut off years before. Apparently I had prearranged with myself that if I did not wake up by a certain age then the jolt would be so big I would not be able ignore it. My house of cards was flimsy at best and life shifted so rapidly that my choices were either to hang on and enjoy the ride or to curl up in the corner and suck my thumb. Thank goodness I like roller coasters and gave up thumb sucking at two.
But my story is perhaps not so different than yours. We all have a story.
So I started this page to push you to think a little bit about your place in the world. To send you little reminders that you are Love and you are loved and that you make a difference. To say "I see you" and that you are not just a number on the page. To remind you that when things fall apart sometimes they are coming together. To honor Mother Earth and all that she gives us. To creatively test and confirm that the energy we put out in the world is the energy that comes back.
This page is a celebration of the miracle that we can all connect here in this one little forum. Think about it. This was not possible not so long ago ~ to chat with someone on any part of the planet instantaneously over the cosmic internet is a miracle in itself. Things are changing so fast that sometimes we forget that 10 years ago most of us still had land lines and flip phones (well, I still do). It's not just a new age. It's a new Earth.
Every day I take a breath is a blessing. I'm so glad we've met. It is an honor to sit around the cosmic table with you. Quite frankly it is very humbling. Your presence here gives me a reason to expand my gratitude.
That's all. Just wanted to say thanks.
* Beautiful You *
Momma make time for your daughter.
The mother/daughter relationship is one of the most critical in the development of a girl. The things you model, the words she hears you speak, the kindness she sees you extend are all teaching her and she carries these into adulthood and how she views herself as a woman and her place in the world.
As the mother of two girls I see how quickly this time flew and when I look back and reflect I also see how the choices I made (and still make) are teaching them lessons about themselves and the world.
Momma make time for your daughter. She needs you and her need for you is not diminished by your unavailability. She will always need you.
Momma make time for your daughter. Knowing she is lovable and worthy of your attention gives her confidence.
Momma make time for your daughter. A healthy and consistent bond with you teaches her that the world is reliable.
Momma make time for your daughter. A girl who is openly loved and accepted for who she is learns to set healthy boundaries for herself because she is not willing to diminish herself for approval. You give her a sense of value, a sense of worthiness. She does not need to rely on people pleasing in order to feel loved.
Momma make time for your daughter. Your love gives her the tools she needs to be a strong, confident, nurturing woman who engages in life and knows how to make healthy attachments.
Momma make time for your daughter. She is a reflection of your love, your patience, your wisdom, your integrity and your self-worth. No matter how you were mothered your daughter needs you to be whole for her. Don't make her carry your burdens. The privilege of motherhood carries a responsibility. It does not mean having all of the answers, but it does mean being conscious and aware of your own shortcomings and being honest and transparent about them.
There will always be time for laundry, for working late, and for watching tv and your daughter is going to grow up whether you pay any attention to her or not. But you greatly impact how she grows.
Your daughter carries within her the capacity for Awesome. She carries within her the capacity for incredible love and incredible joy. And she carries within her the heart of the next generation. Make time for her.
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ ¸¸.·¨ Kathleen
beautiful artwork by Claudia Trembla
Christmas Full Moon gift wrapped just for you!
December 25th, 6:11am EST
What a blessing to have a full moon this Christmas. The last Christmas full moon was in 1977 and the next one won't be until 2034. A full moon is the perfect time to just let go and with the New Year right around the corner the timing is ideal. Out with the old and in with the new!
Let it go! Let it go! Let it go!
“You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”
― Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
art by John Byam Liston Shaw
Love is a mirror, it reflects
only your essence, if you have the
courage to look in its face.
gorgeous art by Serguei Iourov
I blocked someone today on Facebook. It's pretty rare that I do that. But the thing is
I'm working on living an authentic life. I talk about authenticity all the time. I talk
about respecting boundaries, keeping the negativity at bay, surrounding ourselves with
the people who love us as we are.
Yet when it came to actually answering "Are you sure you want to block John Doe?"
The part of me that was raised to be non-confrontational felt a twinge. Oh, they will be
mad or I might hurt their feelings. Let me tell you that is some deeply engrained guilt
training but let's be clear this was someone who has never showed an ounce of respect
or understanding as to who I am or what I stand for.
So this recovering people-pleaser took a quick walk by the creek to make sure I wasn't
in a reactive state, then took a few deep breaths, pulled up my big girl pants and hit "yes".
My only regret was there wasn't an option for "HELL yes!".