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The #Blesstival Wave Continues to Build … Thanks to …

The Blesstival Blessing Wave continues to gather momentum. Thanks to: Sylvia Fujiwara (via FB, multiple times), Linda@LiteBeing, Sue Dreamwalker, Ka@FiestraEstrella, Jack@Jackspottings, Mary@WalkingMyPath, Debbie@Spaceships China, Brad@WritingtoFreedom, Mary Lou@MeInThemiddle (multi-Blesser), Maddie@Chaos & Order (multi-Blesser), Bridget@BridgetCameron, Sri Devi@WellWishers, Joanna@TopofJCsMind, Ann@AncientConversations (multi-Blesser), and Mari... Continue Reading →

The Singer’s Voice and The Well

“Tyranny cuts off the singer’s head but the voice from the bottom of the well returns to the secret springs of the Earth and rises out of nowhere through the mouths of the people.” ~ Pablo Neruda, trans. by Alistair... Continue Reading →

Benediction: The Blessing-Magic of Speaking Well – #Blesstival-2016

“While our culture is all gloss and pace on the outside, within it is too often haunted and lost.” “The commercial edge of so-called ‘progress’ has cut away a huge region of human tissue and webbing that held us in... Continue Reading →

Blog Blesstival – Create a Blessing Wave to Start the New Year

The Ninth Wave, 1850, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900). Image courtesy WikiMedia.
The Ninth Wave, 1850, Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900). Image courtesy WikiMedia.

The Blesstival Blessing Wave continues and gathers momentum.

Thanks to Sylvia (multiple times), Linda at LiteBeing, Sue Dreamwalker, Ka@FiestraEstrella, Jack@Jackspottings, Mary@Walking MyMyPath, Debbie@Spaceships China for adding #Blesstival blog posts so far to the Blessing Wave.

Thanks, too, those of you who are on the roster for upcoming Blessing Waves … Bridget, Brad, Maddie (times 2!), Sylvia (you go, Blesstival Queen!), Sri Devi, Joanna, and … you?

I’ll add your Blesstival post link to the Blesstival main page as I see the ‘ping back’.

And many thanks to those of you who have shared ‘behind the scenes’ blessings and Blesstival-wave support … it all ripples into the shared field.

You’ll find the recent additions so far on the Blesstivals main page … a growing sea of beautiful blessings in word, image, and spirit.

Big Love,
Jamie

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Love's Messenger (1885), by Marie Spartali Stillman Love’s Messenger (1885), by Marie Spartali Stillman

I invite you to join me in a Blessing Sadhana, or Blesstival  … sharing blessings into the collective via blog, website, Facebook … wherever you connect.

It also offers the possibility of rippling out the energy and spirit of blessing from within us, to the field immediately around us, and beyond, then, into the wider shared energy and psychic field.

Want to help create the Blessing Wave — and sow plus reap the ‘good medicine’ of Blessing?

Here are the Blesstival details:

Blesstival Timeframe:

January 1 – February 22, 2016

Blesstival Gist:

Commit to creating at least one blog post to share a blessing into the blog-o-sphere.

Your blessing can come from an inspiring blessing-oriented quote, bit of sacred text or scripture, or a wish or blessing you’d like to gift out into the shared field.

It can be a…

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Take refuge in … #Blesstival-2016

“You have traveled too fast over false ground; Now your soul has come to take you back. Take refuge in your senses, open up To all the small miracles you rushed through.” ~ John O’Donohue, from A Blessing for One... Continue Reading →

Burning Bushes All Around – #Blesstival-2016

"We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs... Continue Reading →

Peace to this house – #Blesstival-2016

“Whatever house you enter, let your first words be, “Shalama bayta:” Peace to this house and family — May it complete its purpose and tell its tale to the end. May it fulfill itself in surrender to the One.” ~... Continue Reading →

Snappy Comebacks – #Blesstival-2016

There are all types of blessings ... the lovely kind that stirs our heart and raises our energy quality, of course. But tw0 of my other favorite types of blessing include, (1) one that comes from a sharp wit, often... Continue Reading →

A Waterfall of Blessings – Blesstival-2016

"Which part of your being is waiting to bathe in this waterfall of blessing?" ~ Neil Douglas-Klotz, in The Sufi Book of Life: 99 Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish May each of us -- human, animal, plant,... Continue Reading →

My Soul Arose at Dawn – #Blesstival-2016

"My soul arose at dawn and, listening, heard One voice abroad, a solitary bird, A song not master of its note, a cry That persevered into eternity. My soul leaned out into the dawn to hear In the world's solitude... Continue Reading →

May the Angels in Their Beauty…

"May the Angels in their beauty bless you. May they turn toward you streams of blessing. May the Angel of Awakening stir your heart To come alive to the eternal within you, To all the invitations that quietly surround you."... Continue Reading →

Blog Blesstival – A CoCreated Blessing Wave to Start the New Year

Thank you to all who joined me in an experiment: The Blesstival  ... sharing blessings into the collective via blog, website, Facebook ... wherever you connect. Together, we stirred the possibility of rippling out the energy and spirit of blessing... Continue Reading →

Inspiration for the Season of Lights

'Tis the Season of Lights ... or we're on the cusp of it, anyway. It beckons. Though not without its challenges, it's a potentially delicious time and Season-Spirit of the year ... lights sparking our own Divine Spark, and various... Continue Reading →

When We’re Still … The Gift of Presence

“There are times when our offering is not necessarily some tangible gift or helpful act, but rather simply a peaceful manner.  If we are clear and present, if we are quiet and centered, then others may be nourished simply by... Continue Reading →

Heart, Value and Purpose: Venus and Uranus at the Leo Gate

It's fun to play with the new moon, particularly today's new moon in Leo, an archetype that includes 'playfulness' as one of its qualities, among others that are truly empowering. Read on ... There's a powerful alchemy of which today's... Continue Reading →

Home and Exile: Uprooted and Growing New Roots – May Sarton

Deep Roots and Spring Growth. Photo by Jamie Walters, 2011.
Deep Roots and Spring Growth. Photo by Jamie Walters, 2011.

Since I’m in the midst of ‘moving house’ as some of my friends say, and thus only marginally ‘plugged in’ for another week or so, it seemed appropriate to share this Sophia’s Children post from a year ago.

Musings on ‘home and exile‘ include a few of my favorite insights from May Sarton and John O’Donohue, though they also connect in to the long tendrils and whispers of ancestral memory and voices, too.

You’ll see related posts and inspirations just below, too, if you want to follow this thread of reflection to see where it leads you (and what it evokes from within).

While I’m ‘shifting roots’ and moving into my new flat, I’m wishing you the blessings and inspirations of your own deep-rootedness, and also the heart-yearnings that sometimes lead us into new growing grounds!.

Big Love,
Jamie

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Hero Awaiting the Return of Leander, 1885, by Evelyn De Morgan. Hero Awaiting the Return of Leander, 1885, by Evelyn De Morgan.

“I too have known the inward disturbance of exile,

The great peril of being at home nowhere,

The dispersed center, the dividing love;

Not here, nor there …”

– May Sarton, From All Our Journeys

In Plant Dreaming Deep, Sarton writes that, despite teaching at various American universities and living in university town, she still didn’t feel rooted where she was.

“What I meant by “life” was still rooted in Europe,” she writes. “During those years I went back whenever I could to the strong ties in England, France, Belgium, and Switzerland. I had not yet cut the umbilical cord.”

Then she asks the essential questions:

“And how long would the life in me stay alive if it did not find new roots?”

“If ‘home’ can be anywhere, how is one to look for it, where is one to find it?”

Ariadne in Naxos, 1877, by Evelyn Pickering De Morgan. (Images courtesy of Wiki-Commons) Ariadne…

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The Other Road – A Father’s Day Solstice Musing

“I took the other road, all right, but only because it was the easy road for me, the way I wanted to go. If I’ve encountered some unnecessary resistance that’s because most of the traffic is going the other way.”... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Hospitality

I wrote recently on the 'power word' benediction, and today it's blessing and welcoming hospitality that arise, deliciously, for reflection. In the February message from Friends of Silence, the reflection theme was friendship, but moreso a quality of blessing and... Continue Reading →

Finding Center in Simple Things

A rose made of galaxies, for the Hubbell 21st anniversary. Photo courtesy of Hubbell gallery, NASA.
A rose made of galaxies, for the Hubbell 21st anniversary. Photo courtesy of Hubbell gallery, NASA.

Seems like it’s always a fine time to center into the everyday  magic of kindness, simple things (a.k.a. what Dorothy Day called ‘the little work’), and other ‘revolutionary acts’.

See what stirs for you …

Big Love,
Jamie

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Boiling mud hole at the Sulphur Lake
from TripAdvisor.com

From what I’m hearing, seeing around me, and experiencing myself in various ways, it sounds like a lot of us are feeling the psychic-energetic rollercoaster these days.

Many now are feeling the influences of the steamy fiery trine in cahoots with the very lunar, watery, highly sensitizing, boundary- (and structure-) dissolving Pisces-Neptune frequencies, too, where the pre-fab, ‘should do’ agenda goes right out the window.

There are days like this, and plenty of them in these ‘transformation times’ of ours.

If I’ve done my usual energy ‘tracking’ and clearing approaches to clear out the funk, and the funk (or fiery anger) is still there … well, maybe it’s just one of those days when it’s wisest to flow with and open to the mysteries of the energy that’s present.

Aside from my usual repertoir of energy management ‘tools’,one thing…

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Power Words: Benediction

“While our culture is all gloss and pace on the outside, within it is too often haunted and lost." "The commercial edge of so-called ‘progress’ has cut away a huge region of human tissue and webbing that held us in... Continue Reading →

Wishing You an Auspicious 2015

May 2015 be rich in all that makes your heart come alive with joy and gives real wellbeing. Big Love, Jamie

Reflecting on 2014 – A Year-End Blog Challenge

With gratitude and appreciation to Linda at LiteBeing for the invitation to participate in this 2014 end-of-year ritual. As part of this blog ritual, Linda invited us to reflect on our experiences during and the gifts of this past year... Continue Reading →

Christmastide Blessings

Happy First Day of Christmastide to you! The fire in the hearth and the yule log, both ancient traditions and symbols of the Divine Spark within and also prayers for wellbeing and true prosperity over the coming year. Lighting the... Continue Reading →

Joy, Presence and the Power of Blessing – #Blesstival

In times of intense energy dynamics and epic shifts -- for many, that's pretty much right now -- we can feel both catapulted out of our comfort zones, uprooted and unmoored, and stuck, as in Way not opening. At the... Continue Reading →

Shining Heart: The Morning Star Rises

Some traditions refer to the Divine Spark or Inner Light within us, which is hidden from us, then found, cultivated, and shared forth as 'medicine' or remedy for the world in these times. This awareness was part of the deeper,... Continue Reading →

Your Precious Self … and Hiding

"HIDING... is a way of staying alive. Hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light. Even hiding the truth from ourselves can be a way to come to what we need in... Continue Reading →

Beannacht – Blessings on You

"May you listen to your longing to be free. May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul. May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart that something... Continue Reading →

Muse Food ~ What’s your song?

This is one of my favorite Muse Foods for my morning reflections, though it seems a lovely reflection for any time, doesn't it? "Let my song give blessing and insight to those who can’t see for themselves. And let your... Continue Reading →

Energy for Empath-Sensitives: Working with Water

This will likely be one of several additions to my blog posts for Energy for Empaths & Energy Sensitives, since I'm hearing from quite a few E&S's who are feeling challenged these days or full-out under siege by the transformative energies, solar... Continue Reading →

This little light of mine (or yours)…

I've continued my Hermit Streak, heeding the call towards deeper listening, watching, sensing. That's often the case when a creative effort or major cycle has ended: a (seemingly) fallow space of renewal -- a stillpoint -- comes before regeneration and... Continue Reading →

‘Making Sacred’ at Lughnasa-Lammas

Happy Lughnasa-Lammas! Technically, the 'exact' time for this ancestral 'Festival of Light & Harvest' is when the Sun reaches 15 degrees of Leo -- August 7th this year. But the traditional calendar time is the first several days of August,... Continue Reading →

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