The Call

In the words of Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Good Coffee Morning

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back in Sutherlin after a little Tuckaway retreat. Good coffee! We are cutting back on coffee and opting for tea most mornings. It sure makes that cup of coffee good! Had a pretty good night of sleep..... after it cooled off. Had a splendid time at Tuckaway yesterday. Coffee on the porch in the sun (see photo at left) and then coffee at the pond. We harvested cherry tomatoes, beans and cukes, windfall apples and pears and hiked up the hill for more blackberries. I can't believe how much I enjoyed picking blackberries! It is relaxing, calming, pleasurable. The same was true for the cherry tomatoes. Good morning God, angels, guides... good morning Sherry.

I have finally located my "idea book" but I don't want to get caught up in a "to do" list. I have enjoyed the feeling of daily freedom - freedom to choose day to day,  moment to moment. I know how locked in my dictator can get - locked into that "To Do" list.... making me feel good if I get it done - making me feel bad if I don't.

Martha Beck has really opened my eyes to the dictator. I think I have experienced a dramatic shift of some kind. I seem to be enjoying life on a whole new level.... a deeper level. I am more present in the moment. Is it detoxing on Fat Flush? Is it the Chakra clearing exercises? Is it you, Sherry? Was it being in the country at Tuckaway?

I am grateful for the joy I am experiencing. Thank you God.

We couldn't help but notice the contrast between being on the front porch here in Sutherlin and being on the front porch at Tuckaway. They both have good views. We look across a valley full of people coming and going here in Sutherlin. At Tuckaway we look across a valley filled with cows and llamas. Tuckaway is quiet except for the occassional cow, coyote, birds and bees. The valley in Sutherlin is seldom quiet. It is filled with the noise of children playing, barking dogs, traffic noise and guns - at least last evening.