Like a burning flame,
like love which moves ever upward
sunflowers lift my spirit…
I made this sunflower mosaic in honor of one of my Flickr contacts, He Marli, who introduced me to Google’s Picassa and who has inspired and uplifted me by her work and insights. You can find her old Flickr site here. At the time, I did not know how to use Photoshop and had very limited photo-editing skills. He Marli is a master in blending images together.
“I am happy even before I have a reason.
I am full of Light even before the sky can greet the sun or the moon.
We have been in Love with God
for so very, very long.
What can we do now
but Forever Dance!”
I like to be around children. They delight in the things I have forgotten or am too busy to notice. They remember how to live in the kingdom.
I shared in this child’s joy when she showed me her treasured feather in sky blue. Joy is something we can generate and share with others. She generated and passed on her joy to me.
I am reminded of these words from Amma:
Continue reading Joy of a Feather
This evening, I attended the 6th day of a 9-day prayer devotion to St. Clare of Assisi at a Poor Clare monastery. Right after the adoration of Christ in the form of consecrated bread, a priest gave a talk about St. Clare’s final words. I believe that her purity and constant love for God and others gave her words a lot of power. It must have been something she prayed each day in some form or other. Her presence was so palpable and living in the priest’s speaking of her words:
Continue reading Be Lovers of Your Souls
This is a collaborative collage I did with my friends Joya, Lorraine, Denise, Christine, Kirpal and Margaret for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters. I believe Joya began this collage and we all added to it, or decided not to add something.
It reminds me of a song by Cindy Lauper. These are part of the lyrics:
Continue reading Be Yourself
This is a collaborative collage I did for Amma’s Circle of Love with Christine, Denise, Lorraine, Kirpal, Joya and Margaret. I cannot remember now where all the images came from, but the quote is from Christine’s German calendar. She translated it as:
“Everything asks to be caressed and called by its soft and tender name.”
Continue reading Soft and Tender Name
Shortly after my husband died in 2003, I began to write for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters. I had received a few cards when my husband was ill. The writers assured me of their prayers, and shared positive quotes with me. I received much comfort. I decided to join the writing group since I benefited so much from it. At first I had a lot of reservation about writing, as I had never received good grades in English. So far, no one has complained about my sentence structures or grammar. The process of thinking of others helped pull me out of depression.
Continue reading You Are a Child of the Universe