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TimeToShine

Time To Shine ~ because Time is of the essence

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Location: Santa Cruz Nottingham, California England, U.S. Outlying Islands

threshold transitions; passing through portals... life, laughter, liberty of spirit.... and happiness ensues.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Speaking of the Lyrical and the Soul

We will forever remember that morning in the Isle of Skye; an especially happy morning when we left Ross with Mum having her coffee treat, while Maggi and I went off to find the perfect present for 'Skye baby' newborn Romi. We slipped into a gorgeous local shop with old-fashioned bay windows and packed with interesting things. Yet more interesting to us than any thing on shelf or rack were the voices of the two senior men whose shop it was.

We had to figure they were brothers, and that they had been running the shop together since the beginning of time. But it was the cadence of their tongue that sent us away-with-the-faeries; melodic and lyrical, these two spoke in the soft sing-song voice of the Isles; human voice lilting beyond what we are immersed in from extended exposure to urban industrial milieus. We two were transfixed, almost breathless at the beauty of the sound. We left the shop when we felt we could not pretend to be 'just looking' any longer, but still compelled to go back in to hear them again..We wanted to stay and stay.

Source Soul Songs

Feb 13: St Wanda's Day ALWAYS celebrated BEFORE V-Day


Wordle: Feb 13th is St Wanda's Day

February 13 ~ St Wanda's Day
{Is Yours)
Climb into a tree... or into a hammock.. Or back into bed for Lucid Dreaming.... 
Kindle And Re-kindle first Love first.....
All the Hemispheres
Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.
Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark on your excitement
And love.
Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving
Upon our intimate assembly.
Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.
Greet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Back home.
All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
Chatting
While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of
You. 
Hafiz
Credits: Red Balloon Lady is by 'Dryad' erstwhile Gaia/Zaadz friend..; wherefore art Thou Now sweet Dryad??


Friday, December 07, 2012

My Nephew, The Magician

My nephew is a Magician; truly,
I held him as a newborn and now he is a man.

This is a Facebook post,
fleeting and ephemeral
as sun-rays through winter trees,
fireball low on the horizon, rising fast.

Capture this Wisdom Arriving in Place.
Capture this Moment of glorious fruition
knowing it is only a beginning,
bold and sassy,
the spirit unsquelched by gross matter
This is brilliant mundanity
Rejoice And
ENTERTheMOMENT!!
ENTERTheMOMENT
"ENTERTheMOMENT Returns.. and what a moment it will be! A moment that has been spoke of for thousands of years, a pivotal time in human history, a sacred time, a time for change, all of civilisation lies in the balance..and its christmas!

This will be an evening of Circus, Dance and a spontaneous transition to higher plains of consciousness err i mean entertainment. Its going to be a celebration of human genius in creativity and skill!

I honestly believe this night will CHANGE THE WORLD!!

I plan to change.. So I'm off to teach my skills to kids in India with Performers Without Borders. Spreading some hope and joy to those who need it!

As well as a great show and changing the world, there will be a fantastic mini Christmas market where you can find that special home made gift, Also there will be hot food and drink available!

I hope to see you for a special evening!

Leave a comment with your name to reserve a ticket!!"



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Friday, September 21, 2012

Taj Mahal Auspicious Day

So we did not have the Taj Mahal on our itinerary but we got done a day early and there it was...; why not.

Then all of a sudden it felt like an auspicious day and we dressed for it; me in  Shalwar kameez, my green satin wedding shalwar  (I had worn with my red elfin dress for our wedding 22 years ago), plus embroidered white cotton tunic/'kameez' from Heather. With green 'kata' silk scarf that had just been blessed by the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
 Ryan wore his new Kathmandu Flower of Life t-shirt and, lo and behold! it was the same motif on the forecourt of the Taj Mahal! 

What can we say about the Taj Mahal.... It's real and more exquisite than any picture can convey. The translucent marble is never static stone. It has an animated response to colors of sunlight, to moonlight. I'd like to just be there, hang out there, in silence, through dusk and twilights. I'd like to be there at funny hours (like wishing to swim in Hearst Castle swimming pool in the dead of night). At least we did get to see the inside flooded with sunlight and then, dramatically, cast in shadow as the sun  moved from the doorway.

The inlaid marble is as fine as if it had been embroidered and, indeed, the work is painstakingly intricate and still practiced by local men. We got to watch the artisan descendants, now their craft turned to making everything from tabletops to treasure boxes. We bartered hard for our two goblets and felt the stark reality that it is not the artisans who prosper so much as the suave middle men (so like Native Americans not being paid directly handsomely for their exquisite beadwork). 
Also stark that the town of Agra, in which the Taj Mahal has stood for these past 4 centuries, does not reflect this beauty. How would it be if these some 4,000 inlay artisans had somehow been able to turn their phenomenal skill to adorn their own dwelling places... Agra itself could be heaven on earth.

Integral to the Taj Mahal story of course is that it would not be there at all but for the Emperor's grief.  Incredible what the living get to enjoy on account of a dead beloved.


*Shalwar kameez (also spelled salwar kameez or shalwar qameez) is a traditional dress worn by both women and men in South Asia and Central AsiaShalwar or salwar are loose pajama-like trousers. The legs are wide at the top, and narrow at the ankle. The kameez is a long shirt or tunic. The side seams (known as the chaak), left open below the waist-line, give the wearer greater freedom of movement.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bees To The World, Goodwill To All Pollinators at Planet Earth {Disquiet Junto}

Bees To The World, Goodwill To All Pollinators at Planet Earth {Disquiet Junto}


soul song for the earth

Wild Tender Ranch {that she may soar} at Califonia Coast

Wild Tender Ranch {that she may soar} at Califonia Coast

Start Some Good Campaign for WildTender Ranch has TIPPED!!!!! (they will receive all funds) For Home and Heart and Horses.. Yay!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

When We Cry Out

Crying Out/Arriving

Lakota Cried Out
We Cried Out

Both in Our Immutable Way of course
But the self-same Utterly Authentic
Cry Out

Drawing at last from the Earth
Vast Silence
Dispassionate
Compassionate
Both

Response
Rising
As A Great Mist across the Moor

And to and for us all comes visceral image;
Hara;
Belly
Womb Self

Lie down
Belly down
Upon the Earth

The losses are too many
too numerous
too unfathomable
unnameable
and One Day do not matter
in and of themselves

But the Loss
in its Dire Density
Has Caused you
Thankfully
To Cry out

And To Lay Down
Belly Down
Upon the Earth;

"I don't want to meet you in ordinary places"
I don't want to meet you in ordinary places
Rises evermore strongly
Rises into mantrasong;

I don't want to meet you in ordinary places
The Peace Paths Have Been Opened
Listen;

Two ears, one mouth
Listen;

The Peace Paths Have Been Opened
Waitaha Has Spoken
Listen
Listen
We Are Calling You
You Are Calling
Listen Now
Listen
With Both Ears
xo
Now Let the Song that Rises
Let the Song imbue you
Lay down
Let Go
Hold On
Let the Spirit of the Song Imbue You
CCR McF…
*~*~*~*~*

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Drawing from the wisdom of the elders 
Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Spirit
Distilling solutions; 
"All Our Relations"

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

April 6 Tartan Day (no trousers!) With Only The Brave(OTB)


Hear Ye
All good citizens in Santa Cruz vicinity
Angela Blessing (Hummingbirds & Temple of Yes!) and Corrina McFarlane (Hummingbirds & Only The Brave/OTB) are orchestrating a fun SOVEREIGN (National Tartan Day) kilt & celtic jam downtown this upcoming Friday 6th; have a blast and pass the hat for 1000 hummingbirds...

Regina O'Reilly of Only The Brave(OTB) will be on site with kilts and with camera to record heretofore untold stories of men stepping up to be kilt wrapped.. and why..

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

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