Thursday, November 30, 2006

Crackerjack Snow!

I stole Steel String Poetry's expression. Cracker Jack! Last post she commented that the snow was cracker jack. I don't think I have heard this expression. That is what is nice about blogs and having access to wordsmiths.
Here is some shots of down in the horse pasture. The stone table is obscured and the trees are bending over from the weight.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Westcoast Snow

I think we have some sort of record snowfall. 2 people came to the last day of the Christmas Artisan Tour as opposed to the 158 people the day before. Because we generally don't have alot of snowfall each year, we have just a handful of snow plows and sand/salt trucks. The back country roads (where we live) may not see a plow for days.

Thank goodness for strong teenagers. He shovelled our walkway to the barn and our neighbours path to her door.

Thankyou son! Schools were closed and many businesses in town were shut down. Even the public transit wasn't running.
Power may go out. We are prepared with a woodstove and candles.
Actually, its amazing that we have power now. Usually a heavy snow will bring down lots of trees on to power lines by now.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Art, Music and thou

The Artisan Tour is on this weekend. Today I counted the people that came into my gallery..........158.
I thought that was awesome.
The kids have been very supportive. My son and his friends played music for hours on Friday. People were treated to live original music.
Bill, our drumming teacher, shared the space with me. He brought his handmade drums and these incredible wood creations. We call them bowls but they are really art.
Tomorrow is the last day. We plan on gathering our drumming circle together for a drumming performance.
Believe it or not, it snowed today! Alot of people on the westcoast are not comfortable driving in snow. So we may not have alot of visitors tomorrow.

Friday, November 24, 2006

There's Nothing Wrong With You

Here is an awesome video that is an assisted meditation.
It might take a bit to download, but it is wonderful.
Click Here

Or check out the website, Be Who You Are

4 Agreements Contemplation

Tuesday Evening, someone suggested we read the Prayer for an Angel from "Book of Prayers" by Don Miguel Ruiz

Today, Creator, help me to remember my real nature,
which is love and happiness. Help me to become what
I really am, and to express what I really am.

Beginning today, help me to recognize every human as
your messenger with a message to deliver. Help me to
see you in the soul of every human, behind the masks,
behind the images we pretend to be. Today, help me to
deliver the message of my integrity to that part of me
that is always judging. Help me, God, to let go of all my
judgements, to let go of all the false messages I deliver to
myself and to everyone around me.

Today, help me to recover the awareness of my own
creation as an angel, and let me use my awareness to
deliver your message of life, your message of joy, your
message of love. Let me express the beauty of my spirit,
the beauty of my heart, in the supreme art of humans:
the dream of my life. Amen."

Thursday afternoon, the next moderator chose a card from the Voice of Knowledge deck:
"The word is pure magic. The power of the word comes directly from God, and faith is the force that directs this power. Everything in our virtual reality is created with the word. We use the word for the creation of our story, to make sense out of everything we experience."

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Joanna Newsom and Smog

My son got tickets for me! Yah! She is playing in a really nice venue and my 2 oldest sons are going to accompany me. It should be lots of fun. Smog is playing with her. I haven't heard alot of his stuff but I am going to start listening now. Check them out on Youtube.
Truth Serum by Smog

Joanna's Song, "Book of Right On"

She is truly unique. If you haven't encountered Joanna's music before you are in for a treat!..... of Interesting Lyrics, Harp and a voice that is only for some of us.

Topic for the Wisdom Group

On Tuesday evening, the moderator asked us to consider the quote: "Imagine expressing what you want without fear, choosing what you want without doubt, and moving into action with commitment from every part of your being."
Thursday afternoon's group will be comtemplating: "What does it mean to be a Spiritual Warrier?"

Monday, November 13, 2006

New Four Agreement Topic

"Imagine Living without the fear of loving and not being loved in return. You are no longer afraid to be rejected, and you don't have the need to be accepted."

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Stone Table Drummers

Here we are: The Stone Table Drummers!
All summer we have been meeting around the Stone Table in my horse pasture to learn African drumming. Now that it is dark and cold in the evening we meet once a week in either my living room (as seen here) or my neighbour's Joanne's. I am not sure if we are "good" or not, but I do know we laugh alot and I always feel better physically and mentally when we are done our 2 hours or so.
I will have to get some more photos as Joanne was at a Farmer's meeting and I was taking the photo (but you can see our drums)
Last month we actually performed on stage! It was a hoot. Our first coffee house. This month we will be giving a small performance during my Artisan's Christmas Sale. I have always been more of a Pagan celebrator than the customary Christmasy thing anyway. Bill is our teacher and he has been a fabulous coach and lender of drums.

Friday, November 03, 2006

The Next Topic for the Wisdom Group

Wow, a week has gone by already.
Next Tuesday evening's meeting we will be sharing about, "Assumptions. What are some of the ways in which we make assumptions."
Next Thursday afternoon, the volunteer moderator picked a card with a quote from the book;

"Don't take anything personally. Everyone lives in their own dream. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind. They are in a completely different world from the one we live in."

love and light