There is tremendous peace in becoming aware.  It is making me want to be quiet.  Not just silent, but also with blogging.  I’m unsure about sharing all these inner workings of mine.  Amazing as it has been, I’m not sure how interesting the reading would be. 🙂  I’m going to offer up bits and pieces tonight, as that is what I want to do.


Please stop by Nourished Kitchen if you are or have ever been on a tight food budget.  Jenny’s challenge for the month is to feed her family whole, real, traditional foods on a budget of $227.  She has a family of three.  I am so appreciative of this experiment of hers and I can’t wait to read her ideas.  Coming from trying to feed a family on $269 a month, I love that Jenny acknowledges that all families need healthy food choices – not just the ones with big budgets.  Thanks Jenny!


I heard my inner voice, my Guru, the Holy Spirit, whatever identification you’d give it, speak today.  I was told to quit fighting.  I immediately realized how non-productive, counterintuitive, and plain difficult it is to fight through life.  It is much less difficult to accept the reality of things and work with those realities.  Work and accomplishing things aren’t fighting, it’s simply doing – being.  I’ve spent my whole life fighting.  I’ve listened to that voice.  Force is met most often with resistance.


Coffee!!! Listening to your body can bring up some interesting observances.  I noticed today more than I ever have before the negative effects of my coffee drinking.  The rushing feeling, racing heart, throbbing head, and anxious feeling was all it did.  There’s a reason it was looked at as the devil’s drink in its history.  I have some dandelion root tea.  I’m ready to see if I can give it up.  After today’s experience, I’d almost give it up cold turkey.  I’ll see how I feel about it in the morning. 😉


Here are some older paintings of John’s that I’ve been thinking about lately…

Glory (A Baptism)

Glory (A Baptism)

Coal Miner

Coal Miner


A quote…

I asked for Strength…

And God gave me Challenges to make me strong.

I asked for Wisdom…

And God gave me problems to solve.

I asked for Prosperity…

And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.

I asked for Courage…

And God gave me Danger to overcome.

I asked for Love…

And God gave me Troubled people to help.

I asked for Favors…

And God gave me Opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted.

I received everything I needed.

-The 8 Human Talents, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa