inspirations

Bee-ings. What do you refuse to destroy?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

As September trickles through our home, I decided today would be the day to harvest a bit of fall honey. These warm afternoons have seemed perfect; the bees should be fairly docile in the heat and I can use minimal smoking, which I hear is not altogether benign as some might imagine. I have decided to harvest one bar from the Topbar hive, then plan to harvest the rest in the spring once they start foraging again, this ensures plenty of nourishment through the winter. I don the closest thing I have to a “bee suit:” long sleeve button up shirt, pants (with pants tucked into socks), sun hat...

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soulful parenting – the fire of the comet

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in featured post, inspirations | 1 comment

soulful parenting – the fire of the comet

At the core of every human is an imperishable flame,  the same energy that permeates all things,  the fire of the comet, the twinkle of the stars.                      ~ James A. Connor For my children, I will do anything.  This is true about me.  I have even been called a mother bear at times.   For my children and yours, I am a commitment for the souls of our children to shine.  Can you imagine a world with children whose parents had a practice of holding them with as much awe as a comet. A great read is The Soul of the Child, by Michael Gurian Opus Group NW offers...

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when courage is lost – the fatal wound

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

when courage is lost – the fatal wound

It happened to me. I started to care about what others thought of my writing and images. There is so much tension in this space.  It feels like an internal log jam of the soul.  In one moment my heart would burst open with a moment of pure sweetness that I wanted to express and in a flash the internal critic/editor would say … but “what will they think”.   Whoever the hell “they” are. This blog is a canvas to express mySelf, share tiny moments that inspire me or the team, and to excavate my Opus. What I love most about creativity is the uncertainty and then I...

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sharing the honey

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in inspirations | 1 comment

Look closely at this image. These bees are creating an air conditioning system.  Really.  Select bees create a beard outside the hive to fan the bees who are raising young, forming honey combs, and harvesting pollen. That alone is just awesome, but what brought me to tears was learning that the bees always create chains to the honey source.  These chains insure that every bee has access to the honey. Can you imagine living in a community where every person was included in the food chain. Just writing about this brilliance makes my heart ache with pain as I think of all the people in the...

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the kiss

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

the kiss

  I can spend all day at the shore, the place where water meets stone.  I feel like a voyeur as I watch the water kiss the belly of each stone.  The stones transform as they are enveloped in the molecules, as they tumble onto one another, revealing beauty.  I too transform, as I feel my body soften, receive, and expand as I enter another world.

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Sustenance

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

My son handed me this stone as we sat on the shore of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. “Here Mom. This stone is for you.” He said with intention.  I felt my whole insides fill up – full to the brim.  The kind of full that melts out your eye balls.  How does the beauty of a small stone that is rippled with red scales coming from a little boy, sustain me so deeply? I actually felt seen by my son. What is really needed to sustain a relationship? Hafiz reminds us that, “We don’t need sugar, flour or rice or anything else. We just want to see our dear...

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