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A collective celebration of life.

And So I Live It

Loves on bloom in our front yard.

I breathe in the beauty of Lights’ calling card.

Life pulses on me, in me, throughout me, up and down

“Alive!” She cried. ¬†“Dear God, I am Alive” drowned out all sound.

If the wings of a butterfly can set you off in a totally different direction, then what I have done is equivalent to a nuclear detonation ūüôā

Life as we know it, IS Now my vacation.

In Love and Gratitude, I praise my new vocation.

God’s on Deck, and Set to Rock the Nation.

As Step 1 =  World Wide Participation.

 

Coda

In the words of Emma Curtis Hopkins, “If we feel there is work to do, we may be certain¬†we’re the very ones to do it.”

From the very first day- all signs said, “Be Open”.

Throughout the class, I have had a few things haunting me.

The first was, “The Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston. ¬†To me, that song has always been like long nails dragging slowly down a chalkboard.

As it repeatedly showed up in my life, I welcomed it as much as the impulse to throw up a little bit in my mouth.  Then, I began to listen to the words.

“I believe the children are the future. ¬†Teach them well, and let them lead the way.” ¬†Yadda, yadda, yadda…I’m sure you all know it.

Yet another more frequent visitor taunted me mercilessly-

Teach.  Your children well.

I thought I had effectively tuned out this insistent yet gentle nudging that persisted in this and other ways.

Suddenly, the water felt stagnant. ¬†I had been humming along quite merrily and steadily…next thing you know, the air was too calm. ¬†When things went still, I felt a gently spiraling back to whence I had come. ¬†Something was amiss. ¬†All forward movement had ceased.

I even told my boyfriend straight out what I believed it to be. ¬†Yet still I waited. ¬†Held back. ¬†Screamed, “Not Me!”

This past Saturday, things changed. ¬†I woke up to clouds of butterflies of every color billowing and playing around a giant bird of paradise tree. ¬†Hummingbirds by the dozen finding harmony even amidst the inevitable standoff you expect to see. ¬†Swirling vultures dazzled me with their high and low level aerobatics. ¬†Every day really does get¬†better than the last. ¬† Believe it or not, on this very same day, a baby bobcat graced us with it’s presence….for two hours! ¬†It strutted, and posed. ¬†I kid you not, it even stretched out and slept- paws hanging off the wall. ¬†My bobcat friend showed up to hit home a message. ¬† Loud and clear, this message was received.

The Time Is Now.

After I accepted and surrendered.  I looked down, and even the magazines on the desk cemented this knowing.

Purpose-  For the Common Good.

I flip backwards in the magazine, and the first page I land on says, “Into the Light”. ¬†It is accompanied by a picture of the ever trusty¬†spider.

The next page was kissed by the sun and in bold letters read ” Big Dreams for the Little Things”. ¬†The next page I flipped to said “Help from above”. ¬†I believe As Above, So Below. ¬†As Below, So Above. ¬†As Within, so With-out.

Just below the heading reads, “taking an aerial view”. ¬†On the very next page, I am instructed to, “Breathe Adventure- ¬†Black Rapid, Live the Moment.”

Other messages were there, but the point I am making is this-

By this Fall, Our Home- CSLT, will publicly be known as the place to be. ¬†I feel¬†no worries. ¬†I have the “Secrets to Stress Free Flying”!

“I found the Greatest Love of All, Inside of Me!”

Stay tuned, to see how this too, will evolve.

Blessings!

M

 

 

 

It’s Good To Be Back :)

After a brief hiatus, it is good to be back. ¬†I was off on an adventure finding myself. ¬†Here is a new post for your reading pleasure. ¬†Expect much more soon! ¬†My muse is in hyper-drive ūüôā ¬†Blessings.

With Love and Thanks to “All That Is”

M

 

 

JourneyDance Adventure

This actually happened to me last Sunday. ¬†I could hardly wait to return home to write it all down! ¬†Lol. ¬†Now that I have shared it with my fellow Goddesses, it is available for your viewing pleasure…

As I was on the way to my spiritual center today, it struck me- I did get my wish last night. My wish for JourneyDance was to lose myself in the music. As we were lying down near the close of another fantastic session, I could feel myself sinking into the ground. In my minds eye, I watched the grass getting taller around me as the earth welcomed me into her body. When I become fully immersed in the earth, I noticed I was safely enclosed in a bubble of white light. I traveled through my roots, through the soil, through the water, then into the molten fire at the center of the earth. At this point, I was on my knees marveling at my surroundings. Then I realized I could use my roots to travel because they covered the world. Suddenly I was gazing at the Taj Majal. Then I was gazing at a pyramid in Egypt. As soon as I thought how cool this was, I was travelling up. Through my tree trunk and out through my branches which rose above and covered the Earth. My bubble started to drift away as I looked down at the Earth. ¬†It was lovely, but my next thought was “ok, not today”. ¬†My bubble was drawn back to the nearest branch and I immediately came back to the room. Anyway, that was my journey. Funny, at the time I thought “I need to remember that!” ¬†Yet I didn’t even give it another thought until it struck me today.

Thank you all for being part of my tribe ūüôā

 

 

A Woman of the World

Growing up in a military family was a wonderful experience, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. ¬†But there is one thing military brats love to hate-being asked, “Where are you from?”

This question can be answered a multitude of ways!  Imagine the wheels turning in my head as I mentally dissect such a seemingly simple question.

First, I mentally catalog all the places I’ve lived. ¬†I have enjoyed living in Louisiana, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Missouri. ¬†This list naturally leads me to thinking of all the fun places I have yet to visit. ¬†Anywhere overseas would fit in nicely here. ¬†Next, it occurs to me- maybe they mean where I was born. ¬†In this context, my birthplace would not be a factor. ¬†My birthplace was actually an emergency pit stop in a city to which I have¬†not since returned.

After years of wrestling with this question, I came up with a simple answer. “I am from Everywhere, yet nowhere.” ¬†This pretty much sums it up- All inclusive yet claiming none.

Being from Everywhere, yet nowhere has it’s advantages. ¬†I feel like I am One with All people. ¬†I am at ease in almost any environment. ¬†I easily interact with people and bring¬†the good in them to light. ¬†In retrospect, this has served me well.

In the last few months, I have noticed a huge increase in the number of people asking me that dreaded question. ¬†However, it now has a different connotation. ¬†In saying, “Where are you from” they actually mean, “Where have I been”? ¬†Strangers try to guess my origins from my accent. ¬†I am told it is a blend of accents. ¬†I don’t hear it, but I do know one thing. ¬†When I get tired, I get really country. ¬†I hope you never have to hear that.

Strangers also regularly comment on the way I speak. ¬†Complimenting my pronunciation and diction…in those exact words. ¬†A little lady came up to me and said, “the way you talk¬†is so cute”. ¬†She smiled, closed her eyes, and continued to listen. That was a little strange, but very endearing.

I know there is power in my voice.  In harnessing that power, I want to make a positive impact on the world.

Needless to say, it’s taken me 40+ years to truly appreciate the gifts I received being a world citizen. ¬†I am thankful that where I came from played such a huge part in who I am today.