October 6th, 2006

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Good Morning!!

Elaine commented yesterday that after reading my blog, she felt I must be a Highly Sensitive Person, and suggested I check out this web-site.  www.hsperson.com

I have read Elaine Aron's book, and certainly test as a highly sensitive person, and I took the test on-line just now, and yes, I am overboard as to sensitivity.  I need to remember that and be kind to myself as to overload and response. 

Here are excerpts from the 2004 GOP convention.   It is no wonder it is hard for a sensitive person in this world.   The way these people create and exploit fear is abominable, especially now as as we continue to be bombarded with their lies.


Check it out, and see how the Republicans only know a few words  -  9-11, Saddam Hussein, and terror.   Let's hope these mid-term elections bring forth a different result.

I struggle with hope though when I read that Fox news listed Foley as a Democrat.     There is so much to know.   Are we paying attention to what matters?   Is it possible?

I hope so.   Take care, and cultivate sensitivity in your day.   I see it as a good thing.    Stroke petals and heart.  

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The full moon -

Tonight is the full harvest moon, which should be spectacular, since people were exclaiming over the moon last night.

Today is Chris's 29th birthday, and he received the gift of a huge raise yesterday, so he has much to celebrate.   We will celebrate tomorrow, for tonight Steve and I have tickets to the MV Film Festival.  I look forward to that, while again today struggling with the political news.   There are so many great columns on the ethical side that I should be comforted, and I again find myself wondering about continuing to live in this country.   This happens to me every once in a while, and  I will adjust, and somehow am feeling hit particularly hard right now.  Maybe it is just a way to integrate.   A year ago I was awaiting surgery.    Now, I am healed, and finding my way backward or forward, whichever way it goes.

When I began painting on silk, I formed what I called Sacred Hoops.   I painted in circles.   I was told that form would be hard for people to accept.   They are used to squares and rectangles.  Today, I saw a painting of a sandpiper and it was round.   It was hanging amidst squares and rectangles, and it is what I loved.  It came toward me.  I felt the sandpiper in my midst.   May we live in the circle of the teepee today, the campfire, the seasons, the rhythm, the harvest of a circular, circulating life.
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This comes today -

A Way to Look -

"Inside every older person is a younger person--wondering what the hell happened."

            -- Cora Harvey Armstrong

"The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70."

            -- Helen Hayes (at 73)

"Old age ain’t no place for sissies."

            -- Bette Davis

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere."

            -- Frank A. Clark

 "I'm looking forward to looking back on all this."

            -- Sandra Knell

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words of the Dalai Lama -



            DEVELOP THE HEART.

                    BE COMPASSIONATE. 

                                WORK FOR PEACE.

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A Practice -

HERE IS A PRACTICE FROM ANGELES ARRIEN -    Say this three times. 

                RELAX. RELAX. RELAX.

                BREATHE. BREATHE. BREATHE.


                             Relax.   Relax.   Relax.

                                     Breathe.   Breathe.    Breathe.

                               It's not as important as I think it is.  It's not as important as I think it is.

                                           IT'S NOT AS IMPORTANT AS I THINK IT IS.

                   Breathe - relax - it's not as important as I think it is.

                I breathe, relax and know it is not as important as I think it is.

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stillness -

I am feeling a need to worship in the deep well of stillness.  

Here are the words of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

"My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword."

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Evening -

The full moon is shining.   We enjoyed six short films at the Mill Valley Film Festival.   Sadly, they were not well attended, and several directors stood up and spoke, and talked of how these films are a labor of love.  So, it seems.   Someone asked them how they get the films out there.  It seems there are not many ways.   We were given a copy of one of the films, Apocolypse Oz.  Unfortunately it was my least favorite though it was a clever idea.   Every word of the dialogue came from either Apocolypse Now or the Wizard of Oz.   Oddly, I feel like I have seen many short films at the MV Film Festival that relate to the Wizard of Oz.   My favorite film was one of Gandhi playing baseball and hitting a home run.  That was fun!   There were also two good ones that made a statement about the ridiculousness of the media, and the fear around 9-11 and how it hurts us all.   Good stuff!!   I feel inspired, and I am grateful people produce labors of love.