Monday, March 23, 2015

"Life"






Life - the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.


For only having four letters -- this is a HUGE word. When I looked it up in my dictionary there were 14 definitions. The one shown here is always shown first -- and although it does describe' life' I was more interested in definition #11- 'that which makes or keeps alive; the vivifying principle'. #13 also spoke to me - ' 'one who or that which enlivens'. 



I suspect our little 'Life' Whisperer is whispering awareness of life. Reminding me that in terms of a whole universe of time how small my little part is. 



Perhaps a Whisperer's definition could be made up.  One that glorifies each and every minute, reminding us to greet this day, hour, minute, second with peace and joy. 

"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it." - Ernest Holmes


Friday, March 20, 2015

"Voices?"



The other day my husband came into my studio area from his study - clear across the house - to ask me who I was talking to.  Couldn't he tell?  Yes, I was talking to myself.  I do that often -- just chattering away to no one but whoever is inside my head at the time. 

There's a whole family in there you know -- sometimes it gets so crowded and raucous that I have to take a walk to get away from them all *smile*.  Other times I try to meditate them away -- but they are very persistent.

Most of the time they give me very good advice -- sometimes I'm led astray. However, if I make a mistake or follow the wrong path there is always another voice to say 'what on earth are you doing?'  

Now if some of them would only make a 'real' appearance and help me clean up this place -- its a mess.


"The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside." - Dag Hammarskjold

Monday, March 16, 2015

"Fly"

"Fly - to move through the air on wings, as a bird; to be borne through the air by the wind or any other force."



 Whispering this word - quietly encouraging - lift yourself up - aim as high as you can - take the chance of spreading your wings - see how high your flight takes you.

That is what this Whisperer says -- and I know it because she has been whispering to me for a week or so -- giving me ideas that simply must be tried.



I love the thought of being lifted off the ground and into the air.  Although I am pretty much scared silly of heights - they are okay as long as I'm not standing atop them looking down.  


There are times when I seem to be afraid to fly metaphorically also -- perhaps when that happens I will hear a soft whisper in my ear reminding me that its never to soon or too late to attach my wings and take off. 

"And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.  With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high." - Arton Senna

Friday, March 13, 2015

Winter Art by Simon Beck


Have you ever seen such a sight in your life?  These three pictures are just a few of the masterful work that Simon Beck creates in the snow - making steps in snowshoes. 



"I just thought it was a bit of fun to do after a day of skiing," Beck says.  "I just felt like I needed a bit of exercise -- and decided to make a pattern in the snow.  I had no idea how good it was going to look when I first made it.  I was quite amazed when I saw it from the ski lift.

An expert in orienteering, Simon Beck uses a compass and a set of sketches to measure how many steps will be needed for each part of the drawing before he sets out.  Oh my, only a compass and a set of sketches?

Realizing that all of his efforts are soon gone with the wind or new snow upon old makes these fleeting beauties all the more wonderful.  Thank you Simon Beck for your energy and talent.

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness." - John Keats



Monday, March 9, 2015

"Magic"

"Magic - Any extraordinary or irresistible influence; mysteriously enchanting."


Magic is something that can slip through our fingers - as if it were a 'slight-of-hand' trick.  It often happens as a surprise - something magical will happen and there is that moment of awe, beauty and well, magic!


This word is for the explorer and the adventurer in all of us.  For it often happens when we least expect it and we must always keep our eyes open (and hearts I might add). 


Of course there are those momentous moments when a child is born, or two people commit to each other and there is a lovely celebration.  And there is magic being performed by scientists each and every day.  Discoveries that might change our lives.


 But there are also the everyday magical moments. Those can be as simple as the smile of a friend, the hug of a loved one, the sun coming up and the stars shining at night.  All contain a bit of magic.  I envy those who recognize magic whenever or wherever it appears.  They certainly must have been touched by a 'Whisper'.

"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Bertrand Russell


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