Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Scream

I have to admit that I have been really slack on the blog posting for several weeks now.  If you are one of my followers, I apologize.  It has been a turbulent time, making adjustments with life and family relationships and business.  Upheavals of all sorts, and at times I have been feeling overwhelmed with it all and needing to take time out.  Surfacing again has taken an effort, and so I am once again reminding myself that this is simply time for personal growth.

So much of the world as we have known it is in change and it is hard to find a foothold ...a way to ground and feel stable through the surging onslaught of waves of change.  For many people it is time to connect more strongly with faith in a greater power, and that is what I have been working on.  I have to let go of trying to understand and make any logic of the goings on of politics, economy, family situations, a mother with increasing decline into Alzheimer's dementia, a society that seems to lack a sense of compassion and morality, the predictions of the Yi Ching and the Mayan calendar, etc., etc.  I am feeling very like "The Scream" by Edvard Munch.  Enough ...enough already!

...And tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  So, out of all this negative fallout, we take time to find that which we are thankful for, and I find that I have plenty to be thankful for in spite of all the craziness.  Our lives are quiet enough and holding fairly steady, which is a blessing in these times.   Life can still be rich in the sense of potential and possibilities.  It is what we turn our focus too that allows us to feel safe and balanced.  ...And in that thought I can inhale more deeply and let the exhale wash me clean of the burdens and replace the scream with a quiet little song.

Tomorrow and every day, I hope that all of you who stop by here will also find the peace within and take time to nurture what is good and loving in yourselves and others.  One mixed media jewelry artist that I absolutely adore, Nina Bagley, posted a new necklace and her creative thoughts inspiring it.  She often creates tags with sayings on them and this one says: "gently polish every silver lining."   How wonderful this idea is.  How beautiful this thought feels when I breathe it in and it awakens the inner smile.  Yes, there is a little song inside that sings of love, compassion, strength and resilience.  And I am thankful!

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