still…

still… getting used to this new blog this new life… new plans feeling grounded and ready to fly ready to steep in the stillness of it all… to step forward. my heart is full and grateful…. to be present enough to catch the morning light as it blesses the tips of the trees… still enough…

transition

this image brings such peace to my soul… it’s been an intense, long, challenging fall/winter… of change, transition, endings, beginnings, letting go, pain, purging, reflecting… all of the intense range of emotions – deep sadness, dis-ease, joy, fear, excitement… yet throughout the months that seemed to last forever – what helped me overcome it all…

a pause…

 i will be taking some time away from my blog… a much needed unplug from cyberspace. a lot is going on and i need all of my energy to be focused on keeping the light shining from within. ever since i started drawing + painting in my journal in May i have found it difficult…

sweetness, devotion, beauty, magic and love…

“sweetness of heart” i spent a magical afternoon with krishna, jahnavi and so many other special souls at the sri sri radha govinda mandir on saturday for the festival that celebrates the day thatBhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left his body “devotion pours out of the heart” it was a beautiful festival even though the weather kept…

diwali…

 shared my favorite tradition last night with people from my soul family… we ate indian food that i made, had a powerful prayer circle, created intention mandalas and danced in the kitchen….  it was such a lovely night… not enough words to convey the beauty, expression, support, love and inspiration floating around the room.  diwali…

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 i feel extremely overwhelmed… almost too much to say wishing i could post like i used to – every day…  i have been making art like crazy…  connecting with so many amazing souls… working on getting my devotional paintings seen by others… doing tons of kirtan – opening the heart… (the above shot is of…

 i made lots of hand stamped occupy your heart paintings to hand out at the kirtan last night. it felt so good to give away my art – without my name on it – just as a pure statement and a gift. dancing and singing to jai uttal was AMAZING as usual… bliss + love…

lately…

 i’ve been having a bit of a rough time lately… lots of transition going on… have been painting, drawing in my journal, doing a lot of kirtan, listening to soothing music, reaching out to friends, being in the community, and taking sacred alone time… it all helps tremendously, but still the sadness is there. i…

ananda ashram gratitude

somehow my photos didn’t come out very good while i was at ananda ashram this weekend for the first annual kirtan festival, so i wove them all together to make this little visual memento… i must have been carried away by the bhav and didn’t take as many as i usually do, a good sign…

a very long very full week…

 it’s only only been one month of school and i already have feelings of burnout… i am trying to do too many things… between making art, time with family, teaching, exploring spirituality, writing, feeding myself… i am burning the candle at many ends. it’s not a complaint, just an observation… i am so grateful and…