Posts Tagged as: imagination

Imagine immensities. Begin now.

inspirational quotes of the imagination

In sacred waters, her element. Reverie Magazine | Photo by Erich McVey

Happy New Moon dear ones. It is time to notice the seeds that are sprouting in our consciousness, in our hearts, and in our spaces. So much is possible..Here are some thoughtful articles that sparked my imagination with poetic words on beauty, flow, healing, collaboration, tree wisdom and more:

Spark your imagination
soulful quotes

This is the year of the snake! Ax+Apple Spring 2013 | Photographed & hand painted by Alexandra Valenti. Via Prism Of Threads

Imagine immensities
Aglow. Soulful quotes

Cosmic Flowing Skirt | Photo embroidery by Chilean artist Jose Romussi

Via literary jukebox:

Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.
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If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.

Debbie Millman in Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design

Begin now
Here is some magic. Whoosh! --> adalyn's party trick 2 by hollie-o, via Flickr

Here is some magic. Whoosh! | Adalyn’s party trick 2 by hollie-o, via Flickr

Until one is committed there is hesitancy:
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all aspects of initiative and creation
there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which
kills countless ideas and and splendid plans;
That the moment one definitely commits oneself
then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
That would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision
raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen
incidents and meetings and material assistance
which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

~ W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition.

Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

feminine space in nature

At home in nature. Photo by Emily Soto

I love that we have a whole month dedicated to poetry. I will be posting a poem a day until the end of the month. What will you incline your heart toward? What seeds of trust will you nourish in the garden of your heart? Life blooms in her own time. As Pema Chodron reminds us: “When there is a great dissapointment, we don’t know if that is the end of the story. It may be just the beginning of a great adventure.” Here is to seeing the beauty that is already here. May it instill in us the commitment, boldness, and courage to steadily work for our life-sustaining dreams and desires. 

Blessed be,

The sacred voice of all my relations

freedom to all my relations

A large part of my work is teaching others how to see space, place, landscape, and life with their hearts. As a lover of Pachamama, I am devoted to revealing a more feminine way of dwelling, and therefore, appreciate Chief Spence’s precious letter dispelling ignorance and compelling us to care for the rights of indigenous people and the natural environment. Why do I care so much?

Jan 23, 2013 | continue reading →

What you can plan is too small for you

As guests of this wise Earth, I pray that we wake up to her beauty and love. The world trembles for our presence. And while there are people already planning the new year, I am opening up in sweet surrender. What to do when you get an amazing gift? Surrender. Open to it. What to do when you get a difficult teaching? Breathe through it, surrender and be kind to yourself and others. I am learning this a little more every day.

Jan 1, 2013 | continue reading →

Ten ideas to create a space your [inner] child loves

Children living on the clouds by yoko furusho

Helping your child create a space they love can be a road to self discovery, a way of finding out what is that makes your child tick in relationship to all of life. From children’s rooms to children’s schools, to children’s playgrounds; rather than creating spaces that are stifling, rigid, boring or diminishing, let’s create spaces that are imaginative, engaging, warm, soothing, vital and evocative.

Dec 11, 2012 | continue reading →

Play, imagination, and reverie

Hmong-children-playing-with-balloons

Space can feed your child’s imagination, intuition, deep inquiry and caring for all life. Space has the uncanny ability to inhibit or call forth, evoke, bring these gifts of the spirit into the light. The design of a child’s space should not only be aesthetically pleasing but also inspire, encourage and nurture the development of the child’s potential on a physical, emotional, creative, intellectual and spiritual level. After all, we are multifaceted beings.

Dec 3, 2012 | continue reading →

New Moon Blessings & Yanantin

new-moon-tibetan-mandala. yantra

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ~ Einstein

I was reminded of imagination being more important than knowledge by my 13 year old niece recently. She told me this was her favorite quote and went on to explain why it had individual and social ramifications. Proud, I listened and melted in the presence of her open, caring heart.

Oct 15, 2012 | continue reading →