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Sunday, October 24, 2010
ALL IS WELCOME
Well we took a drive yesterday morning. After the Energizer Bunny left his gift...and I took...I am not kidding, over 600 photos!!!!! Ok, I went a little overboard, but ya never know when a battery charger might go missing again, or I might not be up to going out for a ride. So the prince and I had a blast!!! (ok, I had a blast, and he put up with me telling him when to STOP THE CAR!!!!)
And, I was even able to get out and walk little distances to take some of the photos (not the one's featured today). It was awesome...the sky was such a clear azure blue and the trees???? GLORIOUS!
I have tons of shadowy pictures, and watery pictures, and reflective pictures and sky shots and goodies for b&w's....oh my goodness my archive is quite full and I have plenty of editing to do...and well...time to enjoy that task.
Today's shadow shots are of a lovely horse who was actually quite far from the road. I loved the way he or perhaps she (we were far, far away!) shadowed her white coat and thought these would be a good entry for today.
And it makes me think, how often do I do that? How often do I create shadows upon or within myself? I'd have to say fairly often, and of course they (the shadows) act as a balance for seeing, knowing, understanding my light and vice versa. All is welcome.
This is a spiritual practice...just repeating this phrase, don't you think? "ALL IS WELCOME".
When we learn (and continue to re-learn, over and over) to accept, to love, to truly welcome ALL of who we are...then my friends, in those moments how ever long or brief we manage to fully experience "ALL IS WELCOME"...even if only for a few seconds...a single exhalation...the shadow and the light...the wholeness of our being...THEN, we know peace and compassion. Really KNoW it.
And as we inhale and exhale again, and the light and shadows dance and shift with our moods and our ability to be present and loving and kind to ourselves and to others...we can practice once again (and again) repeating this mantra: ALL IS WELCOME.
We'll be at the CROP Walk today...unfortunately the forecast is low 50's (f) and cloudy and rainy. Still, we'll find joy in companionship, community and a shared effort to bring ease to the suffering of others. Plus the Drama Group will perform and the Raymond Street Klezmer Band AND the New Fellowship Gospel Choir...what's a little rain among friends.
Thank you to everyone who so generously supported the CROP Walk this year.
I'm done sounding like an NPR announcer during pledge week...at least until the next fundraiser that wraps around my heart ♥
please visit my friends at "hey Harriet" for Shadow Shot Sunday