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Listen to the Birds

 

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.”

—William Henry Channing

 

This is a digital collage of a statue of St. Francis I saw at San Damiano Retreat in Danville, California, and an abstract white bird I found at the steps to the Poor Clares at Immaculate Heart Monastery.

This is available as a greeting card at my Etsy shop.

 




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FLOWER CHILDREN

 

flowe babies

“All of us, children and adults, are beautiful flowers.  Our eyelids are exactly like rose petals, especially when our eyes are closed.  Our ears are like morning glories listening to the sound of birds.  Our lips form a beautiful flower every time we smile.  And our two hands are a lotus flower with five petals.  The practice is to keep our “flowerness” alive and present, not just for our own benefit but for the happiness of everyone.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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Like the Swarming of Ideas, the 5th Day of Creation

 

“Let the waters swarm with living creatures.”

-Bible, Genesis, the fifth day of creation

 

“The fifth day of the creation represents the process evolving. “Waters” refers to the unexpressed capacities of the mind–your potentialities. The living creatures are the dynamic thoughts in the mind. “Swarming” indicates the suppportive activity of Mind, the creative proliferation of multitudes of thoughts and ideas…Waters can also be a metaphor for energy…Everything is energy moving at different frequencies, and that energy always gets synchronized with a frequency of like kind…This is the swarming process.

-Eric Butterworth, “The Creative Life”

 
creative impulse
sometimes an idea
a seed
acts like a magnet
holding a thought may attract other like ideas
people unknowingly may gift you what you need
sparks upon sparks
synergy

grace

 

 




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