God Is Nature

And then today….

I turn to nature to contemplate the circle of life, the meaning of life…and just living!

Death and serious illness has been circling around me and I am affected by each one!  Although I don’t participate often in organized religion, I was raised by two loving parents and the Methodist Church and I carry those values with me every day of my life.

I have always been mindful of the most intricate details of nature, and I celebrate   its wonder.  Lately the birds are capturing my attention the most.  The horned owl family that lives in our neighborhood year round, and visit our back yard regularly, have been particularly active and vocal.  I love them!

And then yesterday… 

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neighbor Jim called to tell me about a mystery bird in the nearby park.  I got a quick photo of it before it flew away, but we think it is an Osprey.  How exciting! The best things in life are free!

Walks in the woods and some Elvis Gospel are also sure to inspire and help lift me over tough times!

 

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

And then today….

Okay, I’ve been procrastinating long enough.

I’m somewhat timid about blogging, but this class (subtitled “A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity”) has given me the courage to begin in earnest.  It’s hard for me to imagine anyone would care about what I have to say, but I write for myself–if anyone else is interested, that is a bonus!

Two important components of The Artist’s Way is to write morning pages each day and to take an Artist’s Date all by myself once a week.  More about the date later.  This is the beginning of my new morning pages.  I wrote religiously each day while I was taking the twelve week class and I realize I miss them.

My first news of the day is a text that a close high school friend, Patty, has died.  All my high school friends are close as I grew up on a farm in a small community of Chenoa and there were only 42 of us in our graduating class of 1961.  Many of us enjoyed 12 years of school experiences together!

Time is very precious.  I’m more mindful of this every day.

Someone wrote on Facebook page that Patty had this Dr. Seuss’ quote prominently displayed in her home:

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss offers incredible wisdom and I like to quote him often.

And then today….

I will be working, listing a new property and showing another property.  I have much to write about my 30 years of real estate sales experiences–most of them very good!