inspirations

Life and Death

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in inspirations, media bar | 0 comments

  This burrowed wood wrapped in tangled wire has fascinated me for years.  I take photos of this scene as the seasons change and wonder why.  Today I saw what has been waiting to be revealed. Rumi’s poem on Life and Death popped immediately to mind. I’ve included an excerpt.  Is worth a moment to reflect how you are living as if this is the last. look at love how it tangles with the one fallen in love look at spirit how it fuses with earth giving it new life why are you so busy with this or that or good or bad pay attention to how things blend why talk about all the known and...

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Falling in Love: Lessons from a slug

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in inspirations, media bar | 1 comment

There is something special about the moment just after a big rainfall.  Today’s moment was an encounter with slugs and when I say slugs I’m talking hundreds.  I was out exploring a new running path next to some wet lands.  My run quickly turned into a walking obstacle course as I dodged these little invertebrate beings.  Eventually, I settled into a rhythm as I slowed my pace and became enamored with the variety of colors, shapes and iridescent trails.   As my pace slowed I also became more aware of the people around me – their eyes, hair movement in the wind, musings...

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Bush Whacking

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

Let me apologize now for the blurry image.  I was in the hands of an 8 year old and they operate at a whole different speed than we adults do. This photo was taken on a “hike” I went on with my sons. The hike started with me in the lead and quickly turned into a bush whacking adventure with me trailing my kids.  On this off-road excursion we encountered game trails, deer droppings, stinging nettles and juicy slugs. This full throttle movement came to a halt with my oldest son gazing at awe at this creature.  He called us forth to enjoy the red bug.  And then he said,...

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Anticipation

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

Anticipation

Anticipation Stop. Look up. Did you see that tree?  Yes, that tree. These trees, so expectant, so willing to reach into your soul and say watch, adore, witness the life that is Springing forth. We are here for you to Celebrate beauty. Hope revealed.

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Lukewarm living? Not Here.

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in inspirations, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Lukewarm living? Not Here.

Not Here. There’s courage involved if you want to become truth. There is a broken- open place in a lover. Where are those qualities of bravery and sharp compassion in this group? What’s the use of old and frozen thought? I want a howling hurt. This is not a treasury where gold is stored; this is for copper. We alchemists look for talent that can heat up and change. Lukewarm won’t do. Halfhearted holding back, well-enough getting by? Not here.     Rumi Last night I was greeted by this poem from my sweetie.  It was an invitation to heat up our living, heat up our...

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The warrior and artist

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in featured post, inspirations | 0 comments

The warrior and artist

http://www.kuow.org/mp3high/mp3/KUOWPresents/20120310GlennaBurmer.mp3 This story on KUOW is an inspiring exploration of the intersection of art and healing. What is your creative expression that has yet to be known to the world?  

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