August 1 2015 Photo~Quote Daily


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On this day I saw a fairy gnome sitting so wisely on a tree branch.

I have always seen things in Nature that others do not see. Faces in clouds, shapes in shadows, sand, water.

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© C. m ART z  2015

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”

~John Lennon

Photo by Tathina Fairy (Clipart) Edits Photoshop © C. m ART z   2015

Photo by Tathina
Fairy (Clipart)
Edits Photoshop
© C. m ART z 2015

July 31 2015 Photo~Quote Daily


 

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© C. m ART z  2015

 

“This is not only a full moon for me. This is an image of your face for me.”

Today as the full blue moon rises we know the “man in the moon” still watches over all of us

My Mom would have been 91 years young today. I miss her. Her final peace came on June 17 th 2004. Her sweet heart ceased to beat.

A poem I wrote for my father who was always “my man in the moon” His final peace came in 2001 on the 31 st of January.

Sound of Growing Corn

© Cynthia Martz

Someday I want to walk out to the edge of a cornfield
on a full moon night
I will sit myself down on the cool earth
and LISTEN

Can you really hear the corn grow?
Is it growing before my very eyes?
I will look  up into the starry heavens and LISTEN

The corn stalks weave back and forth like a field of wheat smooth and in sync
I can Hear the corn growing
in the stillness of the night

in light of the full moon
it is a beautiful sound
I will sleep awhile and LISTEN to my dreams

 

My go to Moon Information site:

http://www.fullmoon.info/en/blog/fullmoon-blue-moon.html

July 30 th 2015 Photo~Quote Daily


“Only as high as I can reach I can grow

Only as far as I seek can I go

Only as deep as I look can I see

Only as much as I dream can I be”

~Tamara Kleinberg

 

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2006 My Baby Lucky Bamboo

Bamboo_Before_Break

2014 China cat jumped down from the cupboards and broke the curl. Notice the height of it.

I taped it but it would not hold.

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2015 I cut it at the curl and polished the leaves with mayo

It is one lucky bamboo and I am thankful

July 29 2015 Photo~Quote Daily


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© C. m ART z  2015

“Seize the moment. Just think of all those women on the Titanic who said, ‘No, thank you,’ to dessert that night. And for what!

~Erma Bombeck

2 % Plain Fage yogurt drizzled with honey, nuts and a pinch of strawberry jam over pound cat.

Just noticed I said Pound cat, time to get out of my own way.

July 27 2015 Photo~Quote Daily


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“I’m so tired of cranky, crabby people. If you’re not farting fairy dust and moonbeams with a side of pooping rainbows please stay clear of me”

Fed the yard birds and while putting out the garbage came across a tiny land crab, he was so cute rearing up each time I got close. His warrior mode, his pincers looked foreboding.

I have noticed the heat wave here in the Keys has brought out the crabbiness in  a lot of folks. Myself included. I dare venture outside for fear of fainting from the overwhelming feelings of being stifled.

I found a centipede in my bathtub. After I let him walk all over my arm, I took him outside and let him free. Close to the door so no one would walk on him.
I have a hard time swatting a fly, I think they might be messengers :)

Mini Lobster season falls on July 29 th and 30 th.

The regular 8 month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31.

The Island is already filled to capacity. Gotta get those “BUGS”

I miss country roads. Growing up country was and is still the best times of my life. The smell of honey suckle, climbing trees, making snow forts, sled riding by moonlight. Not into games, time consuming reality TV. I think it’s called old school .

To me it was where I learned that it isn’t what you have in life, how many toys, nice clothes, fancy cars, latest technical gadgets.

It’s about the Love my family and friends showed and shared with me.

July 26 2015~Photo~Quote Daily


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© C. m ART z  2015

“Maybe, it is just enough to believe with a positive heart that people didn’t let you down. It could be just this: They couldn’t give you the compassion you really wanted based on where their heart is right now. Maybe, not now, but years later they will catch the memory of you in a quiet moment. There on that Sunday morning, a light will shine through the fog of lies, misunderstanding and frustration they built inside their angry mind about your true character. And, when it does, the shadows will be casted out to reveal a scared and hurt little boy or girl that just wanted to be loved, but went about it all wrong. Maybe, on that day, the whisper of their gratitude for your love will find its way back to your heart. And when that day comes, you will find yourself smiling all day long and not know why.”

~Shannon L.Alder

My take on this photograph and quote.

The sign of PEACE I captured in a moment of being in my element. Blue skies and bellowing clouds on a warm, carefree excursion to Snipes Point.

Looking back over my life I realized I had made many mistakes and numerous poor choices. On some level of my being, it was the best I could do at the time.

I have forgiven myself.

The fact remains I know I let persons down. Perhaps I called off work when I knew I was depended on. Maybe even with good intentions I made promises and failed to keep them.

Tid Bit:

Did you know the kangaroo  does not step backwards ? 

It always goes forward, even when the world is going chaotically around in circles.

Its long tail is like the trunk of a tree and bears its weight.

In all things WE recognize the necessity of learning balance in our lives.

May every wound bring wisdom
and every trial bring triumph
and with each passing day
may you live more abundantly than the day before.
May you be blessed
And may others be blessed by you

Moving Through Darkness~ OM”


I am so glad I am able to post this wonderful and inspirational video.

Discovering Peace During Dark Night of Soul

She made it out of the Shadows. She is so at Peace.

I was looking for a specific photo that she had shared with me. She had asked what I thought when I looked at it and I said

“A contagious smiley smile~ shining a hand held torch.Tentacles of new life buds of hope, coming through the shadows.”

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http://tathina.weebly.com/

Her latest take on that Dark Night of Soul.

I have been designing photo’s with my own sayings and this was perfect.

February 21, 2012

Moving through Darkness
The Places We Go

Often it takes something major to wake us up as we struggle to maintain an illusion of control.

In life, most of us want things to go to the places we have envisioned ourselves going. We have plans and visions, some of them divinely inspired, that we want to see through to completion. We want to be happy, successful, and healthy, all of which are perfectly natural and perfectly human. So when life takes us to places we didn’t consciously want to go, we often feel as if something has gone wrong, or we must have made a mistake somewhere along the line, or any number of other disheartening possibilities. This is just life’s way of taking us to a place we need to go for reasons that go deeper than our own ability to reason. These hard knocks and trials are designed to shed light on our unconscious workings and deepen our experience of reality.

Often it takes something major to wake us up, to shake us loose from our ego’s grip as it struggles to maintain an illusion of control. It is loss of control more than anything else that humbles us and enables us to see the big picture. It reminds us that the key to the universe lies in what we do not know, and what we do know is a small fraction of the great mystery in which we live. This awareness softens and lightens us, as we release our resistance to what is. Another gift gleaned from going to these seemingly undesirable places is that, in our response to difficulty, we can see all the patterns and unresolved emotional baggage that stand in the way of our unconditional joyfulness. Joy exists within us independently of whether things go our way or not. And when we don’t feel it, we can trust that we will find it if we are willing to surrender to the situation, moving through it as we move through our difficult feelings.

We can take our inspiration from any fairy tale that finds its central character lost in a dark wood, frightened and alone. We know that the journey through the wood provides its own kind of beauty and richness. On the other side, we will emerge transformed, lighter and brighter, braver and more confident for having moved through that darkness.

Daily OM

When God is Searching for You (Dark Night of the Soul Response)


cryominute:

I was looking for this exact photo. Remember you asked persons what they saw and I said “A contagious smiley smile~ shining a hand-held torch. Tentacles of new life buds of hope, coming through the shadows. We are in sync and I love that. You posted this on the 15th.

Originally posted on The Invitation:

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This is a comment’s excerpt I made in response to a comment on an old 2010/2011 article-to-video I created on the ‘Dark Night of the Soul.’ I felt like sharing this with anyone else who has read the article or feels like they are experiencing a ‘dark night of the soul.’ View my video Tips for Discovering Peace During Dark Night of the Soul. In this video I share how even labeling what you are going through as the ‘dark night of the soul’ can keep you running in circles instead of discovering the peace that is Here.

“Yes, when I wrote this article/made this video several years ago I was definitely still experiencing the dark night of the soul. I was still running and searching and grasping onto what was naturally crumbling. I didn’t know people would be sharing this video/article to this day.

So what I sense you are picking up…

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