Friday, August 07, 2009

Abundance abounds

"the force that through the green fuse drives the flower, drives my green age" so comes to mind when I see this outburst of beauty exploding with delicious delight many signs all around beseeching me to see how profusely generous and abundant life is...

Another small example of abundance is the buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and banana at the beautiful Yum Cha restaurant that looks onto the Poipu Bay Golf Course. This morning it was Raymond and Mechtild, who invited us to breakfast. Sharing stories, laughter and even tears ...simple acts that become the fuse that drive our lives...

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Manifesting magic in Hanalei

Effervescent: from the soft, warm foam on the waves, to the bubbles as we drink chilled champagne, to the feelings arising on an inner level. A new Camelot is unfolding. We sit on this idyllic beach on a balmy summer's evening. The sun has set and the nearly full moon is already high above the lush green, home to many waterfalls, 4236 feet Namolokama mountains, that cradle Hanalei Bay. An inclusive, gentle and slowly nurtured story is being dreamed into being. Is being allowed to gently unfurl and bring delight. We strip, enter the shallow warm water, and allow the ocean to hold us... and without words remind us of oneness and connectedness.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Celebrating Life with Others

A photo taken from Joe's on the Green, in Poipu. Neil, Bruce, Raymond and Mechtild made the time to celebrate, and treat me to breakfast. What an amazing 47th to 48th birthday year!

So many things to be grateful for
- greencard, (to Neiloh, Bruce and Phoebs I give special thanks...and to all the many others, who have supported me in this process)

travel (thanks to my part time position with United Airlines)- many times first class: LA and week cruise to Mexico; first trip back to family and friends in South Africa in 7 years; meet Wilma in Toronto to see Joan Boaz; visit Kate in Salt Lake City; reconnect with Louise in Sydney and visit Daniel and Julia; Washington DC and reconnecting with my much loved in-laws; exotic Bali -...

wemoon weekly writers' group: kokee forest retreat, breastalation, barking sands retreat and so many creative moments each week when we get together to share, dig deep or play lightly-

fullmoon bonfires and dancing and dreaming and drinking bubbly and eating chocolate and making and wearing masks-

secure and beautiful home and supportive, wonderful, generous husbands-

walks on beautiful beaches both alone and with fabulous friends -

and to celebrate and mark this fabulous milestone (48 years on planet earth) carrot cake, champagne, breakfasts, lunches, bonfires, body painting, and so many many gifts and calls and cards and e-mails!!!! So incredibly grateful for this beyond my wildest dreams life!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Movie: Daughter of Keltoum

If it wasn’t for my friend, Edith’s recommendation, I would not have persevered with this gem . Dry and stark challenging landscapes in which the story moves slowly mirrors at once the lack of moisture in these wemoon’s lives, but also begins to nudge the conscious that it is in the looks and what is not said or done that there is a great richness. I am so grateful that I didn't fall into the trap of watching only that to which I am accustomed : this movie proved once again that all is not as it seems. This movie illustrates different lives and values – or are they really different?

Daughter of Keltoum.