Sunday, August 13, 2017


Possibly Present in Every Way~ ?

Zoe drew a sketch:  We have the "Earth"  peppered with "people" on your left view representing "Normal Reality."  There is a bridge connecting Earth to the "Beyond," multiple dimensions of "Non Physical Reality" on your right.  People on Earth may be more grounded (rooted in reality) or not (out there:  dreamers, mystics, writers, artists, musicians and many others).  Some people can co exist in several dimensions at once, in a harmonic balanced blend. 

"It's fun up there!"

"Where are you in the spectrum of present on Earth or in the Beyond?" Zoe asked.

Without hesitation I replied, "I'm way out there right now."  For a short while, recently, I actually felt more rooted to Earth, more in the moment, more spontaneous, yet less creative, restless for the missing 'me.'  I started drifting out again...."

 Questioning a friend, "Where do you feel you fit in to the broad spectrum of physical and non-physical reality or a blend of each?"  

"I'm possibly present."

"I like that!"

** Face Forward:

Wander and Wonder:

Fully Present? 

How might I feel then?  Am I more willing to experience activities and new adventures?

More social, let go and relax more, less drive to achieve, less OCD, more flexible

Less controlling, less agitated.

Link more ideas and data together, active and dynamic learning.

Feel more like a team player, part of group activity, a feeling of belonging.

However:  far less motivated~ more of a drifting carefree attitude, more enjoyment of life, food music, etc. 

Out There?

Creative inspiration, strong feelings to paint or write

Intuition deepens

More solitary

otivational drive to achieve

OCD and edgy drive, "my stuff my way~"

Some areas of daily life and tasks may actually be more organized in this mindset, usually in short bursts.

* Shirley MacLaine speaks of "Multidimensional Identity" part of which can be non physical childhood friends.  I certainly have them in the forms of animals!  The many incoming images feed my desire to draw and paint animals....and more.

Meditation is "really hard" being an overachiever, Shirley also commented.

Sitting still, when we can, nourishes and energizes every dimension of our physical and non physical selves.

*** Future Forward

Up Close

From the Stars We Came~
Possibly Present in Every Way

Related Posts:
Fully Present, "The Cat is Fully Present at all Times"
Wander and Ponder, Chessie walks her timeline

* Shirley MacLaine, actress, author, spiritual teacher, visionary,  and dancer.  Multiple books, movies, and documentaries help us understand ourselves and explore new pathways of thinking and acting. Quotes from Oprah Winfrey's interview with Shirley 2015, OWN  Super Soul Sunday

Radical Face, Ben Cooper: Roots, Branches, Leaves, and new EP  Tune in for visual relaxation and energy, a cyclical EP, repeats the loop of music.

chopracentermeditation Deepak Chopra, M.D., online meditation programs, free and for purchase, Deepak and Oprah 21 Day Meditation Experiences and more

Tai Chi and Qigong Moving Meditation
Dr. Paul Lam,  Programs for all ages and ability levels

Dr Yang, Jwing-ming,

Giam  instruction for all levels
Peggy Cappy, Yoga for all ages, various programs

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Art work and photos published with permission:
Earth and Beyond, sketch by Zoe
"It's fun up there!" photo by Jule
** Face Forward, drawing by Zoe
*** Zoe Meditating, painting by Ivy

Saturday, July 29, 2017


** Breathe:  art works by Ivy

Wandering around in my data overloaded picture mind, I mentioned to a friend, "I am overwhelmed."   

"Acceptance" Ivy replied.

Silently to myself I growled inwardly, "How am I going to do that?"  There's that Acceptance word again I had struggled to write about many years ago.  Have I learned anything at all?  Have I let go of agenda or schedule?  Have I ever relaxed?

Today I opened a meditation from *Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra, topic: "Acceptance... and Trust in the Power of Sacred Energy." 

Sacred Energy

Based on the online journal questions included with the meditation, I emoted:

Acceptance is So Hard!  I wrote fast.
I want what I want, I want it NOW, I wanted it Yesterday, Data Overboard, I Love Data!

To My Inner Child:
"For many millions of light years you are rejoicing and struggling in your various light/life forms in the physical and non physical shifts that "You" are:

I pick up the power of YOU, my Inner Child
over focused
wandering traveller
light walker
dream weaver 
creativity coach
spontaneous intuitive inspiration
out of box thinker
rule breaker
flexible non scheduled, in the moment
joy of achievement 
What Else?

painting with light

writing with sound

The Color Blue

Therapeutic Writing!
I Feel better now this is exactly what I need!

Blog Search Key words:  Vision, Creativity, Blue

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A Strong Clear Vision
The Painted Word
See Spots Run
By An Unfaltering Trust
Tonal Vision
Lavender Blue

* chopracentermeditation  Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra present 21 Day Meditation Experience, free online July and part of Aug.  Other free meditations and for purchase or download to help you get started in self transformation.  This blog is based on the segment Desire and Destiny, Day 13 Faithful Me, July 29, 2017 optional online journal included to help you focus. 

Over and Over song:  Ben Cooper, Radical Face, Leaves  cut #1

Art Work:
Breathe, Pencil Drawing with Sculpture by Ivy, reprinted with permission

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author and Tai Chi Instructor

Photos by Dahlis: 
** Sculpture with Pencil Drawing "Breathe" by Ivy, printed with permission

"Energy" Stone from the Field Museum of Chicago, IL plus green tree agate, "grounding." 

The Color Blue, light reflected through a blue bottle in sunlight reflects aqua 

Monday, July 17, 2017


A Poem by Isabel Jackson

*Lake Luminous

Sparkles on the lake below
dance, flash, twinkle
(as if myriad bells are tinkling)

sparks dart across water
air currents make inaudible music
subtle rhythm, random, free

beginning   ending   beginning
fascinates, mystifies
myriad lumens

a pathway of glimmers
scattered sprinklings
tiny flames of brilliance

cascading toward shore
a prick of light but for an instant
gold detonating

momentary mobile brilliance
stars of sun's morning
each jewel blinks

clustered gems
gradually dispel
only to return yet again

Key Words Blog Search: poetry, water, lake, beach

Related Posts:
A Strong Clear Vision

* Lake Luminous, an original poem contributed by Isabel Jackson, reprinted with permission

Roots, Leaves, Branches, by Radical Face, Ben Cooper

Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Photos by Dahlis
Light Effect
Diamond Sparkles

Sunday, June 25, 2017


During a *guided meditation, words float around me.  Enjoying a quiet tonal segment, fully awake, eyes closed, suddenly I saw and felt:

Clearer than Crystal

*** "The Borders of Our Lives"

"Realer" than "reel"~ a living movie unfolded!

Heard: Borodin Music, On The steppes of Central Asia

"Photograph clear" HD detail, a journey deep and mighty in motion.

Crystal Clarity 4th dimension:
I walked desert and rocks, ground crunches underfoot.  Every grain of sand and slab of rock stood out.  Blue banner sky, as clear as glass. 

I felt:  chilly clear air coupled with beating hot sun.

I wore:  white gym shoes, worn blue jeans, a patterned red and white flannel shirt over a white T-shirt, black sun visor, eye protective sun glasses, and a red and white bandana as neck or head scarf as needed..

I was:  alone, young, walking, wandering, both observer and participant wavered back and forth in shifts of perception, absorbing energy from the Earth and Sky.

I saw:  **a Pallas Cat!  Grey and white, a bit of tan, long hair, broad face, slung low to ground and alert.  Every whisker, every hair in perfect detail,  He melted  into the rocks.

I had:  eagle eyes~

Then, a Mongolian Fox appeared!  A mix grey and red.  Square sturdy shape, every thing square.  His eyes slanted and mostly shut against the glare.  He scurried and vanished into a rocky cave. 

I knew:  I had been "there" wherever "there" was.  Mongolia? I love being "there!

"Push a Button" in your imagination, and you're "there!" 

I heard:  stillness silence

Absolute Magic~

*** "I touch no one and no one touches me."

*** "And a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries...."

Related Posts:
Reel Life
Building Blocks
A Firm Foundation
Fully Present

*Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, 21 Day Meditation Experiences, various topics,  chopracentermeditation

** Big Cat Dynasty, NGW, National Geographic Wild, 2 parts.  The Pallas Cat and Mongolian Fox appeared as if by magic in the scenes I witnessed during meditation.

Borodin, On the Steppes of Central Asia

***Simon and Garfunkel:  quotes from I am a Rock and Dangling Conversation, Simon and Garfunkel The Best of Simon and Garfunkel

Writing Therapy:
3 minute writing:  spontaneous, anytime, anywhere, write for 3 minutes, helps clarify thought, write "anything" express feelings and intentions, shred or keep.  Iyanla VanZant, The Dr Oz Show, June 2017

The Artist's Way, The Writing Life, reboot your creativity and inspiration, Julia Cameron

Globe Trekker,  grab a backpack and travel the world, various locations, food, art, culture.

Charlie Rose, VR Stanford Univ., Aug 12, 2016,

Shirley MacLaine actress, author, dancer, visionary, spiritual teacher, journeys of the heart, books: Out on a Limb, the Camino, Out on a Leash and many more.

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist Author and Tai Chi Instructor

Photos by Dahlis
Red Rocks, various sand and rock formations

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


"Preparing to Scan"

Drawing the Curtain

In the previous post, Drawing the Curtain,  I thought about "drapery studies" but, until today, I didn't have "time" to try one.  Interesting as the pen made lace-like effects from the solid print curtain on its rod.

Drawing the curtain is hard!  I want something easy....How about:

Drawing the Puppy

Drawing a puppy from memory is fun, no specific animal, free of agenda, mind on autopilot, an evolving door.  Steps of drawing an animal friend are suggested, go lightly at first, then darken as the images becomes more clear and sure. 


Now for a more specific dog.  To fix "Blue" more in my memory bank, I add "details" such as eye color, coat color, expression, personality and feeling freedom with the sketch.  Sketching is more powerful than we think!

"Preparing to Write"

1-2-3 JRNL
*I heard a suggestion today about daily self care.  Grab a journal or a piece of paper and write free style about anything at all for only three minutes.  You can shred it afterward if you like.  

"I can do that!"

Here's what I wrote:

Standing on the precipice of writing, I feel like I'm standing on the high dive.

I look down into the shimmering crystal turquoise water.

What do I  feel?  Think?

Where am I?

Who am I?

A grain of sand in the ocean of time

Words drift in:
"....and I took the road less traveled...." poem by Robert Frost

Key word: Creativity

Related Posts:
The Blank Page ( I have yet to write in my blank journal)

* Resources:
The Dr. Oz Show, June 7, 2017, Iyanla Vanzant, recovery and release, inspiration

Music for the Day:
Radical Face Ben Cooper, layers of sounds in Leaves, Roots, and Branches

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Pen on paper images by Dahlis:
Drawing the Curtain

Drawing the Puppy

Sketch of "Blue"