Drum

Listen to the train coming down the track -
It’s coming down to take you back,
to take you back where you belong,
to learn the words to your song.

feel the rhythm ~ feel the beat
feel the rhythm through your feet
feel the rhythm ~ feel the beat
rising up now through your feet

Now can you feel the train?
It’s come to clear away the pain.
Cleansing away, there is no sin -
starting fresh, to begin again.

Moving in through your heart
now are you ready to start?

to let it out
to let it go
take it down,
take it slow
beat runs through
begin anew
let it out
let it go
free your rhythm
free your soul

feel the rhythm ~ feel the beat
feel the rhythm through your feet
feel the rhythm ~ feel the beat
rising up now through your feet

Listen to the train coming down the track -
It’s coming down to take you back,
to take you back where you belong,
to learn the words to your song.

spirit – shum

We are all things. All things are we.
Shum. Shum. Shum.
I am filled with spirit.
I am inspired.
The present moment is always refreshed and new.
Curiosity awaits.
Be inspired by this moment.
And all it brings.
Shum.
Shum.

Shum.
We are always searching externally for happiness and love and purpose.
It has always been inside. Always.
Purpose.
Love.
Light.
Happiness.
Divinity.

Namaste.
Breathe in light. Breathe out light.
Breathe in love. Breathe out love.
Breathe in joy. Breathe out joy.

inspired by Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience – Expanding Your Happiness

https://chopracentermeditation.com/

https://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/twelve-shum-meditations

happy list :)

I recently found one of my old blogs, Hugging Trees, where I created a list of all the things that make me feel happy.  So… I thought I’d do it again.

My Happy List – 33.5 years old

my baby girl Ariella “Ella”

my doxie pin Snicky

my  boyfriend

love

big hugs

ice coffee

exercise – running, gym, yoga

cooking

artisan crafts

artisan cocktails

being outside

the river

leaves and trees

playing the guitar

songwriting

reading magazines

making lists

making vision boards

working on websites

laughing

kissing

sharing inside jokes

chocolate

wine

having deep conversations

poetry

water with lemons and oranges

ginger

laying by the pool

beaches

mountains

the ocean

daydreaming

getting/sending love text messages

creativity

Pinterest

Instagram

sleeping/napping

music

podcasts

contemplating

holding hands

wearing cute dresses

and sandals

roadtrips

Summer Rain ☔

E was home sick today with double ear infection and double pink eye! (Even though her eyes weren’t pink.) We were kind of stuck taking it easy so we did yoga and practiced our headstands. Then I made my friend Molly’s tabbouleh recipe. Yum! An afternoon storm brought sheets of rain. 20140623-212345-77025364.jpgBaby and Mama Yoga

20140623-212347-77027311.jpgAfternoon Tabouli (Molly M recipe)

Tabouli

6-8 servings
You should begin to soak the bulghar wheat at least 3 hours before
serving time. It needs to thoroughly marinate and chill. This dish
tastes better on the second day.

1 cup dry bulghar wheat
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup good olive oil (I use ¼ c)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Fresh black pepper
4 scallions, finely minced
1 cup minced parsley, packed
10 -15 mint leaves, minced
2 medium tomatoes, diced or 4 roma tomatoes,diced
1 cucumber, seeded and minced

Optional:
½ c cooked chickpeas, 1 chopped green pepper, ½ c coarsely grated
carrot, 1 chopped summer squash, feta cheese, olives.

1.    Combine bulghar, boiling water and salt in a bowl. Cover and let
stand 15-20 minutes, or until bulghar is chewable.
2.    Add lemon juice, garlic, oil and mint and mix thoroughly.
REfridgerate 2-3 hours.
3.    Just before serving, add the vegetables and mix gently. Correct seasonings.

Garnish with feta cheese & olives.

20140623-212346-77026208.jpgBack Porch Blues – Afternoon Storm

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