02 January 2011

To New Beginnings...

May 2011 bring you peace, abundance, and bright new beginnings.

I am blessed to have the opportunity to work on healing all aspects of my life. I am grateful for my wonderful friends and family and their outpouring of support and love.

My doctor is no longer ruling out cancer, and has scheduled a review of my latest brain MRI with a neurologist. I am not worried, and am living with acceptance of all things and joy for each new day.


08 December 2010

My Barn Having Burned To The Ground, I Can Now See The Moon...

Brain tumor.
Pending divorce.
Sheep and most goats gone (to Lael, bless her heart! Did you see her featured in the winter Spin-Off? Yay! Support her and buy her marvelous handspinners' fleeces!)

What came next?

Fully-opened heart.
Unconditional love from dear, wonderful people.
Doc... the most amazing presence that I've had the honor to experience.

"Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act." ~ Ram Dass

I hold the intention that there is peace, abundance, kindness, serenity, and unconditional love in this world and this universe. Enough for all. I hold the intention that we are NOW reflecting and magnifying positive energy. My heart is wide open and I send you love. Please join me in holding these intentions! We CAN change our lives and others' with our focused positive energy! We must be IN THE NOW to do it!

What if WE were in fact in charge of co-creating our own reality? We are. We do. Let us be mindful of this at all times and in all places.

"Metta Sutta - Loving-Kindness Meditation"

May the hearts of all beings be filled with happiness and peace.

May all beings be safe and secure.

May all beings be healthy and prosperous.

May all beings live joyfully and with ease.

"An EEG study by Richard J. Davidson of people who meditate in metta, with a minimum of 10,000 hours practice, showed substantial differences in the magnitude of gamma waves as well as gamma synchronization, particularly during meditative sessions, and directly afterwards. During baseline states, where the subject was not doing metta, there was a signature brain wave pattern that distinguishes the metta practitioners, lay people as well as monks, from people, at baseline, who have not extensively practiced compassion meditation. This study also showed, during meditation, an increase in the activity of brain areas such as the temporoparietal junction, insula, and amygdala and increase the subject's ability to see things from another's perspective, and actually change the area of the brain that is involved the autonomic system so that the meditator's heartbeat increases. These studies show that the amygdala is modulated during compassion mediation. Compassion meditation has been shown to lower the participants reaction to inflammation and distress, both of which are associated with, "major depression, heart disease and diabetes," in response to stressors, a change that was dependent on the amount of time spent practicing, with practitioners who spent more time meditating having corresponding more significant changes in their brains." From Wikipedia.