Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

Ashley Smith

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Amulets and Invocations

I am working on a spectacular new project! I am lucky enough to be part of the first group to get Circle leader training from Weaving a Life. My instructor Susan Barrett Merrill (also the founder of Weaving a Life) is one of my favorite inspirations. She is consistently cheery on our telephone conversations and just a light and breath of fresh air.

I have just started the first key form, the amulet, known as the invocation. I am inviting courage and prosperity into my life in a real and in a spiritual way. When I remember my core values and integrate my love of nature, outdoors, animals, gardens I really feel whole and balanced. When I force myself to conform to the modern American idea of the successful working woman, I feel strung out and hopeless.
I made an amazing discovery the other evening when I was journaling for my leadership training. Get this- "Nothing's perfect. And that's okay." What a liberating discovery! Suddenly, the beauty in my life just shone through.

May balance find you.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Love, Hope, Trust

Each journey begins with the first step. Today is my first step. As I have gathered my inspiration and courage from the women that surround me and the women who dare to make the creative leap (Kelly Rae Roberts!) I want a way to share my excitement and fear. This is it.
Every day opens as a new opportunity and I plan to take full advantage of it.

You've been walking in circles, searching. Don't drink by the water's edge. Throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst end.

-Jeanette Berson