I stand in the center and all pieces that make up
who I am around me. I open more and more to receive
their messages, listening with my whole heart.
'Open to more' one part said
'You already know how to do it' another part said.
'We got your back' said other parts
'You can magnatize what you want' said the last.
My heart overflowed and I fell, deeply and crazy in love with me.
And in that moment of free fall, I got a clearer intention of how my life is going to be from now on.
I vow to stay connected to my radiant self and express that radiance more fully in every aspect of
my life. I vow to connect with my passion and bring a richer, vibrant quality to my life. From that passionate expression of me, I vow to keep falling in love with myself and share with others how
they can fall in love with themselves too.
The above is an excerpt from my journal on day 3 of a 5 day in person workshop I participated in
last week. Today is still a re-entry time of gentleness for me and looking back on the words I wrote still have me tingling with excitement over what is aligning within me to come out.
This morning I awoke from a dream in which I was cooking something that I've made many times before and my hubby
said it didn't taste the same. I said I prepared it the way I
always do and he said something to the affect of it not being prepared with as much love and compassion as last time.
And I said yes I can see how that would be because I was annoyed with something when I cooked it.
The way people connect to us through the food we share is what I believe to be the touch of our spirits.
As Autumn is starting to share it's beauty, I recall some of the favorite things my mom made from childhood like a cream cheese and dried beef dip she made for Christmas Eve every year and how
I don't think to make it any other time of the year.
And I still remember the year my grandmother made salt water taffy with us.
I was about 7 or 8 and if I close my eyes and breath for a while, I can still feel how sticky
it was and how stiff it became as we pulled and pulled and pulled on it.
I remember how she made pretzel and peanut clusters covered in white chocolate and how
deliciously salty and sweet they were And I still remember the touch of her hands…so soft
and smooth. These memories touch my heart every time I share them.
A few days ago I was amazed to see my older baby doggie stay without complaint
as the younger baby doggie lay down with their rumps touching. Even as I share this
with you Lacy lays just close enough to have me touch her with my foot.
A hug from my son or daughter, a kiss from my husband all touch me in different ways.
And even when I feel 'touched out' and have no desire for another person to put their
hands near me, I am still touched by the air swirling around me, the yarn running through my
fingers as I knit, the paper as I write or draw and the clothes draping my body.
What a precious gift it is to touch and be touched.
Today, I honor my body's ability to touch and be touched by life in so many different ways.
And I invite you to allow yourself to be touched by life and honor it as a precious gift. You
may even want to try this hugging meditation I did with my son. Blessings!
Thursdays are easily my most favorite day of the week
because I get my weekly connection with a bunch of my
most favorite people in the world. Let me introduce them.
These are the moms in my homeschool tribe.
I am so blessed to share this part of
my life with them, support them and
their kids and receive their support in
They make the journey so much more joyous
and I am super grateful to be with them and
participate in the growth of their kids.
We meet in the mornings sometimes for schooling
and always for connection.
If anyone says there aren't opportunities for socialization in homeschool I can honestly say that is just not true.
This is my knit tribe. There are others
who slip in and out from time to time but
these folks are the core of my group.
What can I say about how amazing these people are?
Wonderfully geeky, funny and just an all around blast
to hang out with. We had a 'Lord of the Rings' movie
trilogy knit along complete with Hobbit meals which was
possibly one of the brightest highlights of our friendship.
Another thing that's the best is that my daughter and her friend (my other daughter) are part of this group
so I get to share knitting and geekiness with them too! How cool is it that I am/was a cool enough mom that
my daughter still likes hanging out with me as a 20 something? This is another blessing that I am in deep awe
and gratitude for having in my life.
As I connected with these two groups today I thought of you and how much I'm enjoying being part of this
internet tribe who have gathered around Effy's blog-along. And thinking about you coming and reading my
leaves of wisdom and me reading yours made my heart swell with even more awe and gratitude.
And even though I knew I wouldn't get here until late today I wanted to show up to this page again so
I could connect with you because I am starting to believe that showing up no matter how late at night
with little or much to say is the greatest expression of gratitude I can show right now.
So thank you again for sharing this journey with me.
Today has been all about lounging in bed, watching some of my favorite
old TV shows (I am a huge animation fan) and knitting. In fact I only just
stopped long enough to blog my post for Effy's blog a long. Thanks to YouTube,
I taught myself a new knitting technique called a Russian join. It's used when
you need to change colors or add a new skein of yarn in. I'm grateful for people sharing their knitting skills on YouTube because no one in my family ever knit.
I have a pair of socks that I've been working on off and on since
April. I love knitting socks and wanted to try something a little more
challenging which is why something that usually takes me about a month to
work through has taken waaaay longer. And while it annoys me that these
sock are taking so long and I'm totally ready to be done with them,
they will look glorious on me once they are done.
I love knitting. It connects me to my matron Goddesses Athena and Isis. I feel like I am weaving magic like
Isis and Athena gave me this gift when I needed it most. I do not kid when I say learning to knit saved my life.
I've only been knitting for 3 years. Knitting became a sanity saver as I learned how to do it after my
mom died. The gentle click of the needles soothed me as I worked through the emotions of grief. Because
when someone grieves as deeply as I did, it became very hard for me to find my way back to the land of the
I entered a dark night of the soul. It was the most difficult journey I've ever been through and I am so grateful
to be on the other side of the hardest bits though I suppose a piece of me will always feel miss my mom terribly.
This I do know; even though she's physically gone, she's not really gone and though we were close in life, I believe we've become even closer now.
She continually sends me signs. Strange but true.
Today I was thinking about her a lot and just before I came to blog, this beautiful butterfly showed up on the side of my house again. This is the second time this summer and each time I was thinking about my mom before I saw this beauty.
Coincidence? Maybe...but I choose to take it as a sign of love. And as long as I
can still feel love around me, I know she's there.
Rest is just as important as activity
I have come to notice when I make changes to
any area of my life, I may become more sensitive
to the energies going on around me.
As I'm working on bring a new workshop into being,
I'm experiencing one of those times right now
During these high energy sensitive times, it's super
important to my well-being that I rest and integrate
as much as possible.
Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards
That's what White Tara has been guiding me to understand as we move through this last week of Mercury in Retrograde (can I get an AMEN for that?!)
What I'm learning is sensitivity is an invitation to look closer at my own reactions.
Am I honoring my healthy boundaries?
Am I in a place where I need to practice better energetic hygiene?
Am I joining in with others negative talk or allowing it to influence my behavior?
Have I overindulged in foods that aren't the best for me?
Am I standing in my own power?
These are the kinds of things I look at when White Tara whispers to me.
The challenge in working with personal sensitivity is noticing which relationships, environments and situations are involved and coming from a place of love to diffuse and change these relationships, environments and situation.
And ultimately the only thing I can change, is me.
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love