Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bring your hearts and check your ego at the door.

I have never considered myself much of a writer. Possibly due to the fact that's what I was told by many an adult/teacher in my formative years. As an innocent child I believed this and brought it into my young adult life as part of my identity.  (1) As I learn more and more about the "Ego" and how it needs to have identity and form I realize that we can change and alter how we choose to see ourselves and the world around us. So, I choose to write and express my thoughts.  As you read them I hope you, 'Bring your hearts and check your ego at the door.'

Tw of the exercises from, (2) "inner EXCAVATION" is to first create a working 'word toolbox' and then to use these words to inspire, nudge and explore your inner poet and 'Just Write'.  This is what I wrote;

She stands in the garden
planting, hoeing, weeding,
Nurturing and loving.

She smiles to herself
patiently waiting, ever planning,
Ever nurturing and Loving.

She watches as they grow
With wild abandon, and free from restraints.
She nurtures and Loves.

When asked, "How do you raise such beauty?"
You will hear her response,
With continuous nurturing and Love.

Growing up we never had much but my Mother, Anne tended to us as she tended her garden...
With much Nurturing and Love.
Thank you Mom.

Temper Tantrum
I see a child
She yells and screams
loud words obscene.
But, no one hears her,
No one cares.

She stomps her feet now, 
this too in vain,
Won't any one listen?
Pay attention to me! She hollers in pain.
But no one sees, no one hears,
Still no one cares.

She's all grown up now,
Stuck in her head,
with her angry words, and fits of rage.
For the child within
Feels only pain,
For she never learned to care.

There can only be compassion for this poor child...But, only she can stop the suffering by learning to love herself.

We all have a little child within. It is our job as adults to create a loving space within our own hearts for that child. A place where they feel loved, safe and cherished.
Give yourself permission to cry, grieve and long for what may have been missing from your own experiences as a youth. did you miss out on things, feel un-loved by one or both of your parents? Grieve this, let go and then move on. If you learn to be the perfect parent to your self/child within you will find great peace and forgiveness. What does that look like for you? Do you need to: 

  • Nurture your talents
  • Love yourself unconditionally
  • Give yourself a gently nudge to try new things
  • Remove old labels that don't reflect the real you
Grab your journal and write down your proclamation to your inner child. remember to speak from your heart and leave your ego (judgment, blame, arrogance, criticism etc) at the door.

Till next time,
Love and Laughter,

(1) Eckhart Tolle ~ "A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose"
(2) Liz Lamoreux ~ "inner EXCAVATION, Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry and Mixed Medias"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Inner Excavation

Life is full of many incredible experiences, what we choose to focus on determines our overall view of the world. We can focus on the good, the bad and yes even the ugly... I hope to inspire you to see the good in all.

I recently picked up a fabulous book at Chapters, "inner EXCAVATION, Explore Your Self Though Photography, Poetry and Mixed Media". As a mixed media artist this book popped out at me from the shelf and spoke to me right away. Poetry though?, my Ego chimed in... "photography maybe but, seriously you're not a poet." Thankfully I dismissed my ego's reaction seeing it for what it is, fear of the unknown and fear of change. The ego hates change. When we embrace the fact that we are not our Ego's we can move past it, embrace change and learn to grow into the Authentic beings we are destined to be.

I encourage you to pick up this wonderful book and follow along as I embark on each exercise. Lets produce some beautiful art, photo's and poetry together.

Chapter 1: I begin
My first attempt at poetry in 20ish yrs ....

I am
Words of a Song,
Whispers of gray,
A gentle touch,
Earth Dweller.
I am!

This is an interactive blog so I hope you try this exercise too. Create a poem about yourself;
  • I am...
  • I stand...
  • I am...
  • I feel....
  • I see a woman/man...
  • I hear..
Till next time,
Love and Laughter,