Wednesday, January 9, 2008


the fruit of life hangs ripe
before you...
the belief in your heart
just needs to reach up...
ripe with possibilities...
ripe with love...
ripe with all the joy your spirit needs...
Pick the ripe fruit.

Artfully Yours,

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past 2 years...Blessings to all .. may you continue to listen to your spirits words.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Beauty Within...

do not let the thorns stop your growth...
for they are there to remind you...
to take care
For beyond the thorns is a beauty...
a beauty that starts in your core
and explodes from within....

Artfully Yours,

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Monday, January 7, 2008

New Wings...

Lift yourself up with new wings.
Toward the magical stars of your dreams.

Artfully Yours,

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Friday, January 4, 2008


The sun rose today...
and so did I.
It used its' energy to light the gray sky...
and so did I.
The sun acknowledged the day...
and so did I.
Today is a brand new day full of light...

Artfully Yours,

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Taking Flight


Artfully Yours,

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Flourishing Spirit

Do not withdraw...
allow yourself to rest and grow
listen to your silence...
allow yourself to be well
heal and grow...
your spirit will flourish
let your peace blossom...

Artfully Yours,

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Heart felt possibilities

open your heart...
open your mind....
believe in the possibilities
open your senses...
open your confidence...
believe in the possibilities
with all your heart...

Be open today...consider different paths...allow your senses to be open...allow your confidence to over take you...and broaden. Believe that anything is possible.
By approaching your goals and dreams this way you create a positive experience for yourself. And you take the first step in believing in the possibilities. Stretch beyond the limits that we set for our self...Open your heart and mind to create a deeper level to your life...It is here that we begin to hear the TRUE stirrings of our heart. It is here that we become aware of our heart felt possibilities for growth and making our dreams come true. Let this first day of the New Year begin....Let your heart feel the possibilities....
Artfully Yours,

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Blessings for A New Year!

I use to collect old holiday postcards...while cleaning today, I ran across them and was drawn to place this one here as my New Year post.....She is so lovingly sweet! Happy New Year to all....
Artfully Yours,

Friday, December 28, 2007

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Thank you Karen for the reminder of this one! I am so loving my revisit with Mary Oliver!
Artfully Yours,


You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

...Mary Oliver

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A poem by Mary Oliver

I have been all wrapped up in the making of Christmas and have not been doing my daily Magical Mandala affirmations....Something has been missing from my life and I have determined that NOT listening to my soul has given me a sense of sadness....So today, although I did not do a mandala this poem came to mind, and I share it with all who venture here. May the New Year allow us all to continue on our TRUE journey!

Artfully Yours,


The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice--
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do--
determined to save
the only life you could save.

...Mary Oliver

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Magical Mandala...Action

New possibilities spring forth...
they swirl and twirl ...ready to explore...
New opportunities reveal them self...
offering me boldness in my action...
Courage is at my center of gratitude...
my power comes from within...

*** My power from within is swirling and allowing me to explore new possibilities of growth...Riding a wave that once appeared to big to ride...Getting past the fear and the planning stages...releasing the hesitation...Today, I am aware of the creative outlets that are revealing them self to me...With an optimistic attitude I am regaining the confidence to be a little bolder...a little bigger...with my courage and my willingness to take another chance...Today, may you be aware of the courage at your center and use it to ride a wave that once appeared to high, with a little more boldness to pursue your dreams...PUT YOURSELF INTO ACTION WITH A SMALL STEP TODAY!
Artfully Yours,

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Magical Mandala...Hearts Passion

The passion of the heart burns brightly...
It burns with gratitude and love...
The passion of the heart grows and stretches
its creativity from deep within...
The passion of the heart reaches for the stars...
With honor and happiness I fuel my fire...

***As I honor my passion to create, I fuel the fire that burns deep with in...I allow it to grow and stretch toward the stars. It causes my happiness to soar to the stars, it allows me to find a peace that circles around me. When I am aware of the positive side of my creative joy, it allows me to live a fuller life. Today, as you go about your day, give yourself some time for whatever it is that fuels the passion of your heart...You will see what a difference it will make in your outlook about so many different things...when we do not acknowledge our passion the fire becomes weak and we often wonder what it is that is causing our unhappiness....LIGHT THE MATCH...FAN THE FLAMES...FUEL YOUR FIRE!