I Celebrate Myself.

Colored Bird 2017 @ Julia Haris

Click this link for an animation of the bluebird graphic: FullSizeRender

Celebrate Reflection, click this link:

 

Celebrate Meditation, click this link:

 

Google image from The Leaves Of Grass, 1855 edition

Click this link for the full poem: Song of Myself (1892 version) by Walt Whitman at The Poetry Foundation

 

Each life converges to some centre

Each life converges to some centre
Expressed or still;
Exists in every human nature
A goal,Admitted scarcely to itself, it may be,
Too fair
For credibility’s temerity
To dare.Adored with caution, as a brittle heaven,
To reach
Were hopeless as the rainbow’s raiment
To touch,Yet persevered toward, surer for the distance;
How high
Unto the saints’ slow diligence
The sky!

Ungained, it may be, by a life’s low venture,
But then,
Eternity enables the endeavoring
Again.  — Emily Dickinson

Freedom

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”  – Toni Morrison

Zen Bench In Maine  2017  @ Julia Haris

‘Freedom” recorded reflection:

 

’Freedom’ recorded meditation:

Autumn

Umbilical Cord 2017 @ Julia Haris

Autumn: audio reflection and meditation:

 

Pears 2019 @ Julia Haris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

moon

”And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct.”
Hafiz

moon  2019 © Julia Haris

This week’s reflection focuses on life’s messiness, and it joins our existential conundrums to this recently finished piece that I titled “moon.”

Our new moon meditation invites awareness within the messiness, so that we may walk through our circumstances with grace and confidence.

We hope you’ll join us in this week’s meditation.

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New moon reflection. Click audio to listen:

 

New moon meditation. Click audio to listen:

 

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Details from “moon”:

moon (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

moon (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

moon  (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

moon (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

moon (detail) 2019 © Julia Haris

 

Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria.

Beyond NDE

Let There Be Light  2018 © Julia Haris

 

NDE and Oneness Reflection, audio reflection.  Click below to listen:

 

Oneness meditation.  Click below to listen:

 

 

Peter Panagore Speaking at the IANDS Conference

Anita Moorjani describes her NDE

Controversial TEDTalk about Psychic Abilities | Russell Targ

Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion Banned TED Talk

 

Source: Unknown

Abundance

Fresh Picked Farm Apples 2019 © Julia Haris

 

Abundance, mp3 audio reflection, click file to listen:

 

Abundance, mp3 audio meditation, click file to listen:

 

Another Sunflower

Sunflower With Bee 2019 © Julia Haris

 

Reflection, click link to listen:

 

Meditation, click link for this week’s meditation:

 

Thomas Moore, ‘Care of the Soul Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition’

 

Resources:

Care of the Soul Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

A Personal Spirituality Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life

zen things

[Please note: WordPress tells me I need to update my PHP thing-a-ma-jiggy.  The site may have a few hiccups over the next couple of weeks as I address the update. Thanks.]

This week’s entry:

 zen things:

—Do one thing at a time.

Do it slowly and deliberately.

Do it completely.

 —Do less.

 —Put space between things.

 —Develop rituals.

—Designate time for certain things.

 —Devote time to sitting.

 —Smile and serve others.

—Make cleaning and cooking become meditation.

—Think about what is necessary.

—Live simply.

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Today’s reflection, click to listen:

 

Today’s meditation, click to listen:

 

Space Between Things 2019 © Julia Haris

Don’t Go Back To Sleep

 

The Infinity Of The Terrestrial Temple 2019 © Julia Haris

 

Click this link for this week’s audio reflection and meditation:

 

From “The Prophet,” Kahlil Gibran, Barbara Di Fiore Editore

“The Prophet,” Kahlil Gibran

From “A Year With Rumi” by Coleman Banks, Harper Collins eBooks

“A Year With Rumi: Daily Readings”

 

Interlude

Yesterday gave me blueberry picking in the morning, and an afternoon hike in a local preservation land trust. The photos are a sample of the spiritual interlude that I shared with a friend — berry picking, good conversation, and a hike whose end was a breathtaking view of the Maine woodlands.  (Her hand is in the final photo, holding lichen.)

I was surprised to learn that folks don’t know that I’ve been embedding audios in these posts for the past few months; so let me clarify.

Instead of writing my entries, I’ve been sending my weekly posts out with audio embeds. If you see a link that says “MP3,” that means you can click the link in the email and it will take you to an audio player.  If you click the “MP3” on the site, you listen directly from the audio player on the site.

These MP3’s contain a recorded entry, and there is either a brief meditation at the end of the entry, or the meditation is posted separately.

The MP3 audios have taught me a lot about recording. If you listen to them, I would appreciate any feedback you have.  Thank you.

Here is this week’s audio portion:

 

Spacious 2019 © Julia Haris

Wytches Tree 2019 © Julia Haris

Vista 2019 © Julia Haris

Three In One 2019 © Julia Haris

Friend’s Hand 2019 © Julia Haris