Some days … our energy is only a flicker. Jumping into the day with enthusiasm and gusto is as easy as climbing Mount Everest. The thing of it is … you’re here and so is your Light. Flickering or glowing bright, you and your Divine Light impact so many people. You are red carpet status to them, just by being you. Nothing to prove. Nothing to perfect.
Divine Light is energy and it permeates everything – no matter if it’s a flicker or a glow. Embrace It. Embrace You. Sometimes we aren’t aware of this presence – I call Spirit/God. Even if we don’t recognize or see this incredible part of our Being, doesn’t mean it’s not there. There are lots of things in this world we don’t see – but the power of the energy created is undeniable.
You make our world brighter and lighter.
Dance on that red carpet, or simply tap your toes …
I’m grateful for your Light!
Blessings and Love,
Tree Spirit Dreams
I have an affinity for Tree Spirit Dreams. Nature inspires me and restores me. Whenever I am feeling out-of-sorts, or need a pick-me-up, a walk outside, with grass, trees, lakes, rivers, and gardens, absolutely fills me up. Being open, allows dreams to begin. Once dreams begin … anything can happen!
Tree Spirit Dreams was birthed with bark from a tree in my backyard that had died. Sage from a walk, pinecones from one of my pine trees, tiny branches from the backyard crabapple tree. The feather was left outside my door … I always think of my Mom when I’m gifted feathers! Moss from here and there. The dreamcatcher was from a discarded earring – a perfect fit! Her headdress is a delicate copper chain (great healing properties) with wooden beads and turquoise stones. She is 10 inches from bottom to tip-top, hanging from a hemp string. Even during meditation, she helps to ground me. She’s way prettier in person!
Talking Stick – Tell Me Your Story
When I found this stick up on the shores of Lake Superior, I was mesmerized. What stories are held within? I wanted to enhance the beauty of the stick, allowing it to be held, the energies felt, and encourage the holder to bring their story to light. The break of the stick was perfect for placing a face, a bit of bark is on top of head and strings of wood and turquoise beads (speak your truth) are the headdress, the moss creates a sense of flow. This piece holds both feminine and masculine energies and is about 7.5inches tall. Great for a Circle of Sharing. What a treasure from Mother Nature!
This is the 2nd incarnation of Beyou. Initially, Beyou was wrapped in needle felted wool woven with yellow, green, orange, white, pink colors and moss interspersed. After a few days of Being unsettled … I released Beyou from the blanketed wool wrap, added stones, driftwood and moss … and the freedom was a delight! Beyou is easily held at about 7inches long, the crystal adds energy and encourages the holder to release whatever is binding you from your authentic self … and BE YOU!
Ever-so-grateful for the guidance of Spirit/God in the continued birthing of Spirit Dolls. Thank you for being a part of the unfolding!
Spirit Doll – Sofiya
Sofiya is a Croation name – Meaning Wisdom. She started with a meditation, then a trip to my backyard’s crabapple tree – I wanted something with tiny branches – and then the perfect driftwood for her body – a heart – multi wool colors of purple (Wisdom/Spirit – 7th Chakra), deep blue (Intuition – 6th Chakra) and teal (Speaking Your Truth – 5th Chakra), with gentle curl white wool for her hair, speckles of moss, and amethyst stones embracing the energies of Spirit in meditation, calming, intuition … Here is how she began:
I needle felted all the wool to make her dress and matching scarf. And then she began to come together. Sofiya was very easy and calming to birth. Gentle. Strong. Wise. Calm. She’s easy to hold in your hand … you feel her supporting you! Sweet.
And then there is …
Dochas – Meaning “Hope” – Bringing Faith to the Future. She has very curly wool for hair, a feather and tiny Lake Superior stone to hold it in place, along with a variety of wool colors needle felted with moss interspersed. Her heart is a bigger Lake Superior stone and when held, your thumb fits perfectly on her heart. I gifted Dochas to a wonderful friend who calls in a Circle of Women for meditation and sharing up here in the North Country. I think the symbolism matches beautifully. Spirit’s having so much fun with this! Meet Dochas:
I’m enjoying sharing their stories with you … And grateful to Spirit and Mother Nature’s generosity in their creations.
Welcome! This continues to be the unfolding of experiences … and I haven’t even left home yet!
When Kyung asked me to go to Nepal … the first image that came to me was the immersion of BEing in an ancient spiritual vortex, surrounded with kindness and joy. The feeling was peaceful. I hang on to that, when I start to feel anxious or overwhelmed. I’m a “Cancer” … home is where I nest … I’ve done limited traveling and never out of the country. The longest trip was 2 weeks. Generally I go for 4 days/3 overnights. Now it’s for nearly a month and far, far from home. I’ve been amazed at how Synchronicity/Spirit has played a part in the easing of concerns that peek through the corners of my sometime, overactive brain:
- No vaccinations needed.
- I thought I’d be travelling alone alone to Nepal. Recently, Kyung was told she needed to attend a conference in Washington, DC in September. So … in a delightful message, I was told I’d be travelling back to Nepal with her and William. Yay and whew!
- My daughter, Jessica, works in the travel industry. She’s not able to come along, but is delighted to do my travel bookings, getting details about insurance, being my personal drop-off/pick-up service at the airport, shopper extraordinaire regarding “William’s List”, and all around support system. She and my niece, Ana and friend, Leslie, have been fabulous ; )
- I was sharing with a younger friend about leaving work and home and everything familiar behind for an adventure. She said, “Wow, if you want a travel companion – I’d go with you!” Really! Kyung said they had room for a guest, and after sending her flight details with my only request being she be on the same flight home with me … she’s booked, nearly packed, and a very seasoned international traveler. She’s about my daughter’s age, with a “Why not!?” attitude, and easy-going. I look forward to getting to know her better … she’s going to be so good for me! Her name is Amy.
- William wrote out a list of suggested items to bring. He’s going to be awesome to spend time with. Huge kind heart, and already knows so many people in Kathmandu. He’s athletic. I’m not. so. much. He’s excited to share places to go and says we’ll take it slow and easy. Especially with higher altitudes and me having a heart attack a couple of years ago. (Gold Star – GO – from Cardiologist!) Here’s “William’s List”:
- A totally fun and amazing story: Knowing there will be many, MANY hours in-flight, I wanted a great book to read. A real one. One to hold on to, turn the pages, fold the corners, pause and think about. Easy to carry and take me someplace else – other than on the airplane. I thought, “I’d love to get my hands on Hundred Miles to Nowhere – An Unlikely Love Story, by Elisa Korenne.” Her just released book was popping up on Facebook, she’s local AND a musician. I made a mental note to purchase it before leaving. A few days later, before going to bed, I checked my email and there was a note from the husband of one of my Book Club Gals. Earlier in the afternoon, he had put a book in my blue post mailbox. He had met the author a few years ago, and included a couple of CD’s … perhaps the Book Club Gals would enjoy it, too. Yes, indeed, it was THE BOOK! Elisa was going to be at a local event through the Crossing Arts Alliance. I went and met her, and through subsequent conversations, realized she knew and sang with my brother, Jake Endres, now with The Rose Ensemble. “I had the pleasure of performing with him almost ten years ago, and fell in love with your niece Annabelle. Something she said actually became the title and chorus of my song “Keep It In My Heart”. Say hi to Jake from me when you see him!”
So … along this journey, you will see Hundred Miles to Nowhere, propped up, set down – here and there – following me in my travels. What fun for both of us!!
It also became very clear to me, that I will be totally taken care of throughout these few months of prep and experience. Synchronicity and Spirit have been wonderfully reassuring! (As well as friends and fambly!)
xoxox ~ Debbie