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

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.

Australian psychologist brands Jehovah’s Witnesses “a cruel cult” as Watchtower ramps up its shunning campaign | JW Survey

Australian psychologist brands Jehovah’s Witnesses “a cruel cult” as Watchtower ramps up its shunning campaign | JW Survey.

“Whatever the Governing Body may profess their “heartfelt desire” to be, they cannot escape the fact that their actions and decisions have caused misery and heartache to countless thousands through their cruel insistence on unscriptural policies such as the shunning of family members.”

They Come Back


The swan is in the shadows but only has to float just a bit to be in the Light.


I enjoyed this post and can resonate with his remark

“I sent the picture to my friend, to inspire and sustain her on her difficult journey, a reminder that it is often only after we travel through and leave a place of deep darkness that we enter a place of great light.”

Just earlier I was mentioning in conversation the word “Metaphor” and “Parable”

I found a picture of a huge Iguana I took a few years back here in Key West.


Many of these beautiful creatures succumbed to a deep freeze that enveloped Key West back in 2010.

“Comatose iguanas tumbled off trees. Countless native and exotic fish floated to waters’ surface. Manatees huddled at warm-water outfalls of power plants. And young sea turtles, seized by the cold, bobbed to the top like beach balls.”


The same year my special friend went to prison.

Today, I decided to print “Iggy” and send an uplifting card to him.

Comparing his situation to the strong Iguanas and how they survived and returned.

Our island is filled with baby Iguanas.

We don’t see the Dinosaur Iguanas anymore.

They do come back.

Light and Dark…Dividing the Shadows

Inner Silence

I pretty much am of the age where I can actually say “Been there, done that” and with much glee do not mind the “nightmare”

Someone just smiled for no special reason
It looks like the smile’s come back into season
It’s so easy, doesn’t have to be a nice day
Just the only one you’ve got and it’s coming ready or not

Ready or Not


Misty Morning

Copyright ©2013 Cynthia Martz (Click for larger Picture)

A path was taken
it made me smile
It awakened me
aroused something in me
I see no flowers blooming,
I feel no sand between my toes

Not even a “H A Y”
How are you?

A fine mist that appeared and as quickly disappeared
Mere seconds in the complexity of time

No more anger in my heart
broken windows
slashed tires
harsh words
they are past
many years ago

I am alive with LIFE
I am a butterfly
Changing as I go…

New ones will seek my flame
burning brightly
I am not a caterpillar in a cocoon
I am free

At This stage in my life
I Know where I stand
what I need
as always~

to be
just me

Happy Thanksgiving Blessings


Click to Enlarge~ Copyright ©2012 Cynthia Martz


Click to Enlarge~ Edited Copyright ©2012 Cynthia Martz

Today if we are so blessed we sit down to a feast.

A bounty of food and companionship with our loved ones.

Last year I lit candles around a special plate. In Four tiny containers I placed Water, with a beautiful flower,  individual candles for Fire , a feather in the Air  signifying the four winds and a touch of soil from the  Earth.

The Four Elements that sustain us.

Fire represents creative energy, inspiration, strong will and sexuality. It is traditionally associated with Yang energy.

Water signifies emotions, intuition, healing and reflecting, and it is associated with Yin energy.

Air represents knowledge and powers of the mind. It is also a symbol of courage and is related to masculine energy.

Earth is associated with nature, feeling ‘grounded’, security and material well-being and carries feminine energy.

All ready for the Day


Create your environment with a sense of sacred space. Put candles and small crystals everywhere, even if it is the daytime. Right by the candles float little tiny flowers from the yard on bowls of water or in little vases. Then put a feather, or something representing air if you want to. Then you have all the elements.

No one else needs to know what this is – but they will see it and it will bless them.

Happy Thanksgiving One and All…

I am thankful that all my siblings are still walking there paths here on Terra Firma

In form, on solid and dry ground

I am thankful for a lovely and caring daughter and two wonderful grandchildren

I am thankful for me and the fact that I have survived as only warriors do

That I have two feet

Two hands and arms to give and receive a hug

I am thankful for my beloved Minnie, China and my birdies who make me smile everyday Smile

True friends who have my back

I am thankful to my Mother for carrying me gently under her caring heart

I am thankful to my Father for all the life experiences he taught and showed me

I am thankful for all my ancestors and the Wisdom they passed down through the generations.

And most of all I am thankful that I have enough

Copyright ©2012 Cynthia Martz


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Halloween Moons


This night the veil is thin
Hallowed Eve
Be aware of everything
Notice all
be open
do not fear the dark
There is much light from the darkness
Burn a candle
Play festive music
Allow and rejoice
You walk in the here and now
the present
the beyond needs to know you
remember they have gifts for us

Cynthia Rivera  © 2003

Hope you have a Great Halloween and Happiest Birthday Month (Scorpions).


Good Read

Yes, I still see intrinsically as to my nature and see signs and even run into them sometimes. I dang near knocked myself out. I seen stars and comets.

They say everything is speeding up really fast now and I totally feel it.


I have two doctor appointments this week. My LBC is still low and the platelets are going way low. I do sleep a good bit. But, hey I will be 64 on the 18 th of November and a lady needs her beauty sleep.

Besides, my flying dreams are just so awesome.

A good man gets out of prison Feb 2013. He seems so changed. Prison does that. It allows you the time and space to really see yourself.

I believe that is the only positive thing I can say about prison. Of course other then I am glad I have never been there. Came close

It is not possible to be separate; we are each a point of light within the greater light

LaUna Huffines

I just checked my mail and they sent me a jury summons. I never go to them and YES they are suppose to put warrants out. But, hasn’t happened yet so I am not gonna worry about it.

Don’t be a stranger

I miss the changing of the leaves, palms don’t change colors



Where I Roamed


Steering Wheel

DailyOM – The Direction of Happiness

A very good article on how sometimes we have too leave a relationship. Our hearts let us know when the time to move towards the light of fulfillment, is the best way for us.

DailyOM – The Direction of Happiness.