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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Posted to Bethowls daughter in response to How Does Your Home Affect and Reflect You?

My house actually extends to my yard.  Roger and i purchased the house and property in January of 2002 and were married in July of that same year.  We have basically rebuilt the house from the ground-up, and it is still a project in process. The interior of the house, the exterior, the yard, our charming little creek, the trees, bushes, flowers, grape arbor, ritual space, all reflect as much of us as we can instill into a place.  The most humbling thing for me is when people have been to the house, and say:how magical, or how peaceful, or I feel so refreshed and restored.
For me, home has to be a place of respite, free of conflict, of harsh emotions.  I connect with the earth there, and the moon feeds and energizes my spirit from the porch. The creek sings, the birds and salamanders and minnows and crayfish have a place to be, the willow and birch and poplar thrive...
I hope my home reflects me, and I sincerely hope I reflect my home!

Finding My Voice

the need to reach out-to share-to matter-to make a difference.......
these are strong in my soul
they surge almost to the point of suffocation
i gasp for breath

Calm Be Calm
Deep Breaths

i have a voice
i am
i matter

what i am
the contributions i make to this web
are mine
no one else can duplicate me

I soar
I exult
I laugh
I cry
I sing

Join me?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

my comment on a blog by Beth Owl's Daughter

I have dealt with the dead hour issue for years.  I realized finally that this was my subconscious telling me, hey, you need to attend to some things before they get out of hand.  What I find interesting is the correlation between the reading we are given of the Nine of Swords and the Fourth house, especially after the explosive and unpredictable storms that keep sweeping across the country.
We clean our physical homes, because, well, otherwise we end up on reality TV or in therapy.  I know that sounds glib, what I am trying to say is we at least attempt to keep the real estate we occupy reasonably clean and habitable most of the time. 
When our inner real estate needs attention, we are plagued by insomnia, forgetfulness, irritable moods, what ever it takes for us to deal with the issues at hand.
When the greater whole, the human race, has things that need attending , when the earth is dirty, out of balance, is nature now doing the same thing?  We do not own, have dominion, over the earth is reality. We co-habitate, we share, we tentatively perch on the very crust, cannot even begin to go to the core.  We wound, we scar, we rape, we abandon, we force out of balance.  Why would we not have to deal with the consequences and results?