Wednesday, January 30, 2013

devoted to you.




I am a true believer that things, people, events come into your life for a reason. 
Recently I have been thinking about devoting more time to meditation. 
I bought a few books and had thoughts about setting up a special place in my home 
that was just for that purpose. A reminder to give myself that time to learn and listen. 
I had pulled an article about altars from the December issue of Yoga Journal 
and had recently purchased the book May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein
{within the first several pages, she talks about setting up a meditation space, 
a space where you can feel centered and calm}. 


{I just hadn't taken the time to do it yet}. 


Then a special gift arrived in the mail, from a very special friend
The gift was Altars, this beautifully 
written book by author Denise Linn that offers 
instruction and inspiration to those 
who want to integrate altars into their daily lives. 
An altar being the perfect place 
to meditate and listen. 
So, now, I am listening...this idea that has been on the 
back burner of my mind, is now at the fore front. 
I purchased a dhurrie to mark the area and am now 
beginning to pull together the items that are 
symbolic of gratitude and inspiration.

some of the beautiful inspiration images 
that I am collecting here on my 

I love the dreamy-ness of this space.



Do you have an altar? 
Please link in comments, 
if you'd like to share your images and practice.

and, yes, I will share my altar when it is completed. 


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

lost in translation.


oh, I seem to be awfully quiet
on here lately. a bit lost.
most of my thoughts and feelings
are being translated on
Instagram at @tenthings
or here on Facebook.
and maybe even a bit here on Tumblr.

















Saturday, January 5, 2013

higher love is gold.

just a few days into the new year...I'm filled with
inspiration and hope
and sadly, a heavy heart; today
{see note below}. 

music touches my soul intensely.
it inspires me.
it heals me.
I want to share a couple songs
that have come into my life
in the past weeks. 
these songs are playing over and over again, 
not only to be heard aloud throughout our home,
but also in my head.
you could say they are the soundtrack for where I am, 
starting off this new year full of
good things to come.

Wake Owl, Gold and James Vincent McMorrow, Higher Love;
both songs were shared by my friend, Kat from Secrets of a Butterfly
she may not know the impact she has on myself, and others, but
she touches my heart with her generous kindness
and I am very grateful for her gifts.
so, here, 
let me share these gifts with you. 
may they
stir something in your soul
as well.




"So, didn't you find love or salvation in what they do, 

A heart is built of gold, they fairies they are too, it's in the hands you

Hold, 

How long can we ignore, we build a little more, and then we break our truth


Ooo


I don't feel like I'm falling, I'm up against the sky, 

I said I'd taken it all in to make the good life, 

I don't feel like I'm falling, I'm up against the sky, 

Let's grab the heart of the world and turn into the light

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/wake-owl-gold-lyrics.html ]

But I cannot turn around, the angels hear me now, go where I'm bound, 

You smile like you know the new world has been found


Ooo


I don't feel like I'm falling, I'm up against the sky, 

I said I'd taken it all in to make the good life, 

I don't feel like I'm falling, I'm up against the sky, 

Let's grab the heart of the world and turn into the light

I don't feel like I'm falling, I'm up against the sky, 

Let's grab the heart of the world and turn into the light"

and this beauty; 
I have worn this song out
while tears streamed down my face.
sometimes a song just does that to me.
it's a good thing. tears can be so healing.

please listen to James Vincent McMorrow sing:

Higher Love.


I love the lyrics of both of these songs.

on a sad note: my father-in-law passed away unexpectedly 
wednesday night, causing a flood of emotions
and an extremely heavy heart.

it is with this post that I honor him
for the gift he gave to me,
  the love of my life, my husband,
who inspires me and gives me hope every day.



Thursday, January 3, 2013

mug shot.


worry less, love more.
twenty thirteen.
follow that dream.
creativity >> faith >> joyfulness.
where you invest your love, you invest your life.
peace. 
be happy.
thankful.
om.
think happy.
do all things with love.
K+J
live in love.
set it free, let it go.
wild at heart.
be here now.
you only give when you love.
hello.
i am loved.
namaste.
xo
love is spoken here.
be happy.