Monday, October 31, 2011

THE TEAPOT IN THE WINDOW



"The universe works differently than is commonly supposed," Mildred

Several years a ago summer dream pleasantly surprised me by sending a gleaming blue and white teapot sitting on a honey toned oak window sill.  Veils of kitchen curtains blew gently in the breeze through the open window.  A neon sun and bright blue gentle August morning had painted another dream.  Yet I rarely sip tea nor do I collect tea pots.  Why did the teapot appear?

Fall leaves and winter chill washed the landscape with snow and ice.  During a break in the weather, my husband and I traveled out of state for a bit of  recreation and shopping.  We stopped into one of our favorite grocery and variety stores.  Browsing through the shelves, I SAW IT!  THE TEAPOT IN THE WINDOW!  It was the identical blue and white Blue Willow pattern.  I had even seen the two painted birds in my dream pattern.  We eagerly filled our cart with the sale priced Blue Willow everyday dishes to replace some of our own dwindling collection.

But what about the teapot?  Of course it was not on sale...I picked it up.  The store had only one teapot.  I put it back down, not able to add it to the cart, and walked on for more shopping.  But I came back!  I looked again.  My husband suggested I buy the teapot of my dreams!


We took the treasure home.  We brewed tea in the winter night.  We loved our prize dishes.  We went back the next day to get more sale priced plates and bowls.  Where were all the dishes?  THEY WERE GONE!  We asked the manager, "Oh, we packed those up late yesterday and shipped them back to the manufacturer."

"Imagine," I thought, "If I had not bought the teapot yesterday!"  Then I reflected that I had reached into the "window" just in time and pulled out the teapot at the exact moment!  Is this how the universe works?


Recently a friend Judy came to visit.  I fetched the Blue Willow teapot.  As I prepared tea, I told Judy the story of the Teapot in the Window.  When we sat down to steaming fresh spearmint tea, Judy said, "Have you told me this story before?"

"Maybe last year?" I questioned.

"No," Judy replied, "But I had a dream sometime in the last few days.  It was you and your voice telling me this exact story!  You mentioned the Teapot in the Window in my dream!  It was blue and white!  I woke up expecting to find blue and white dishes and even looked around the room to see if there were any visible."

"And there," Judy pointed, "Is the Teapot in the Window!"

"Judy," I exclaimed, "I've been trying to write this story for five years now, and I just couldn't sit down and write it.  Why couldn't I write about my dream?  Today you came to visit and gave me the final data.  Now I can complete the picture of the Teapot in the Window!"



Brian Cox, particle physicist, Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System books and videos, Science Channel.  On Beams of Light, Children of the Stars, Space, Time, Consciousness and More.

Morgan Freeman, Through the Worm Hole, Science Channel Series, grow your mind

http://www.taichifarm.org/  Jou, Tsung Hwa The Tao of Taijiquan and The Tao of Meditation, books written by a mathematician, mystic, and Tai Chi master, going beyond the limits of what we already know.

http://www.ymaa.com/  The Root of Chinese Qigong and other books, E-Books available by Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming

dahlis.roy@gmail.com  Purchase original paintings and custom prints.  Request Silver Butterfly Create A Vision free E-book sent via E-mail. 


The Teapot in the Window, photo by Dahlis Roy

Sunday, October 23, 2011

THE HUMAN ANGEL

A long time ago in a galaxy far away....

I went to a prayer circle at a local church.  We prayed for people with their permission, anonymously if they wished.  All prayers are confidential.  Gradually I developed a friendship with Joanna, later to become my mentor. 

One day in prayer group, the leader questioned, "After you leave the Earth, how do you picture yourself?  Are you in Heaven?  What does it look like?"

Joanna, "I'm going to be an Angel!"

The leader shot back, "That's impossible, Humans can't be Angels."

Joanna, "Well, how would you know?"


Angels Among Us
As I got to know Joanna better, she mentioned "Jo" a lot.  Finally I said, "Who is Jo?"

*"OH!  She's my Guardian Angel!"

"Well, how do you know that?"

"You just ask!"

I thought, "She talks to Angels?"  I recalled William Blake as several of his Angel etchings flashed across my inner vision.  I kept silent, managing to be open minded and not bolt away since Joanna was a scientist and very A-B-C oriented, the opposite of me, a non-linear picture mind.


Once a month Joanna and I sat in our "office" to compare notes and experiences.  The office was a large book store with a coffee shop.  "Our" table was piled high with reference books, note pads, and sometimes paintings.  I encouraged Joanna to attend my Tai Chi classes.  "I have metal plates in my ankle, and I won't be able to stand on one leg." 

I got right up out of my chair and demonstrated the Tai Chi movement, White Crane Spreads Wings, and how to "stand" on one leg..."You just point your toe!"

"Yes, now I can come to your Tai Chi classes!"  Joanna came to several classes a week for many years!   Joanna brought friends to enjoy Tai Chi's benefits.  Joanna glowed and radiated, a beacon of light for others, gentle yet assertive.

Joanna introduced me to my Guardian Angel, Sharon, and how to develop an open positive communication.  Other angels gradually appeared to help me, "The Team of Specialists," along with St. Michel (Michael), "The Supervisor."  Animal Angels came into view one at a time....


The Human Angel
"When the time is right, you will tell all you know."  I wrote furiously as Joanna spoke.  "Whoever leaves the Earth first, the other will be right there.  There is no separation between the visible and the invisible...NONE!"

"I have been on the Earth for many lifetimes.  I am getting ready to leave the Earth, and return to my Angel Light state.  I can't wait to be an Angel again!"

I remembered that there is much written about the separation of angels and humans.  I thought of passages I had read in books and heard in stories.  I mentioned this.  Joanna exclaimed,  "Well, how would they know?" 

"I almost ran away from you when you talked about communicating with your angel," I added.  "How did you manage to convince me to stay around?"

"I hunted you down!  Let Us Prey,"  Joanna chuckled!  "That's Angel Humor!"


I wandered through the bookstore...and selected Healing With The Angels by Doreen Virtue.  I opened it at random and instantly "found" a section about Earth Angels.  Harry Potter wasn't even published yet!  I telephoned my cosmic friend, "It is no coincidence that we met."

* Over the years, Joanna helped and encouraged me to write and refine the book, Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, a Tai Chi journey with a mystic twist.  Out of the Blue is the continuing tale of the Silver Butterfly.

Joanna is her Angel Light now, helping with the Earth from beyond the physical world.  She said, "Do you ever wonder what fills the empty spaces?" 


"Joanna, What do you call this friendship?"

"Dahlis, This friendship is Out of this World!"



And now the Earth is shifting into higher consciousness, Joanna speaks:
"Let your life unfold like the petals of a rose opening, one at a time and each in perfect order."

"All of us are here with unique gifts and talents to touch each others' lives in ways no one else can."

"Dahlis, we [and many others] have gone way beyond words (worlds)!"


The Angelic Human
**  "We have chosen to be here on Earth at this time of global change.
We are not here to witness the great shift, we are here to help with it,"
Rev. Debra Basham. 

***  "The most beautiful and deepest experience...is the sense of the mysterious."
Albert Einstein


Related Posts:  The Great Harvest (Oct 2011), I am your Angel (Can a Cat be an Angel?), and By An Unfaltering Trust (July 2011), Encounters With Michael (The Artist Meets The Archangel, Feb 2011),  Angels 101 (Meet Your Angel, Jan 2011), and The Christmas Rose, (A Flower Angel, Dec 2010)


http://www.doreenvirtue.com/  Healing With the Angels book by Doreen Virtue, All Things Angel

Ask Your Angels by Alma Daniel, Timothy Wyllie, and Andrew Ramer, meet and work with your Angel Companions.

***  Einstein in his Own Words book by Anne Rooney

http://www.innerpathtaichi.com/   Tai Chi as Spiritual Practice by Caroline Demoise

http://www.taichifarm.org/, The Tao of Meditation and other books by Jou, Tsung Hwa.   "Thank you for all you taught us."

**  http://imaginehealing.info/
http://www.scs-matters.com/  Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D, and Rev. Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, RMT, HTt    SCS is Subtle Communication Systems, a blend of NLP (neurolinguistic programming), Energy Medicine, and the Intuitive Process

dahlis.roy@gmail.com  Original oil paintings and custom prints available.  Receive Free PDF E-Book via E-mail, full text and illustrations, Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, the journey begins.


The Angel of Opening, photo by Dahlis Roy.  At an Angel Workshop, we all pulled a picture to keep with an attribute written on the back.  My Angel is holding a Butterfly!  I turned over the card, "Opening" it read!

The Opening Rose, photo by Paul

Thursday, October 13, 2011

THE GREAT HARVEST

Rare days of gold and scarlet are here, kissed with bright sun and blue skies and very warm temperatures with low humidity.  We are like children playing in the sand right "Now!"

Recently I was leafing through the I Ching in search of some ancient writings just for fun.  I found a treasure:  The Great Harvest!



* "Only in the spirit of seeking harmony with people, can we promote peace in the world, manifest prosperity in our country [and in all countries], and create abundance for our families."


GEN 8:22  "As long as the Earth remaineth, seed time and harvest shall not cease."

"Growing Home Again...."



*The Complete I Ching, The Definitive Translation by Taoist Master Alfred Huang.

Tai Chi Ch'uan and I Ching, A Choreography of Body and Mind by Da Liu

http://www.innertraditions.com/  Books designed for global change and beyond.

dahlis.roy@gmail.com  inquire to purchase prints and paintings, request free PDF E-book. Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, Awaken Your Creative Spirit.


Harvest Prayer Bowl, photo by Dahlis Roy, a gift from Rev. Debra Basham, http://imaginehealing.info/  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ZENWALK!




Beachwalk
My son Rob and I headed for a nearby beach one October Sunday afternoon.  The air was bright with sun and blue October haze.  The scent of the apple cider golden leaves filled colored spaces.  Orange and scarlet sprinkled with gold greeted us as we drove down the country highway under canopies of green and azure.

There were a few scattered families enjoying the rare Autumn treat of hot weather, 80 degrees!  Rob and I quickly shed our light jackets and tied them around our waists.  I donned my sunglasses and faded Army hat and sank gleefully into the deep white sands. We descended the weathered wooden steps to the beach, ripened by sun and footsteps.  

As I sank into the drifting sands of time, I felt like a child testing the waters of a giant swimming pool.  Looking about, Rob and I noticed snow fences were already in place bracing for winter storms to come.  Warm wind hit our faces as we felt our ankles get a workout walking into the sandstorm's pliable surface.  Swirls of sand blew and tumbled around us.  An ebony dog barked joyfully as his owner tossed a stick into the water for him to retrieve.

I glanced out at this water!  It was neon bright turquoise!  A color not usually visible on physical Earth.  The waves sparked and glowed like a blue fire of brightness frosted with the icing of white caps.  We saw sailboats with brightly colored furls unfolded like painted peacocks.

I thought about cranes and clouds.  I noted to Rob that one of my friends had watched a Sandhill crane, a huge iron gray bird with a seven foot wingspan.  The crane swooped over the water and sand and caught a fish in mid flight!

Recently, Beth, a Holistic Practitioner, presented me with a Blue Heron feather, a prehistoric memory in blue-gray perfection.  "Become Like A Human Feather," I told Tai Chi students years ago.... 

Passing the beach grass and dunes, I glanced to the South, where I had learned Tai Chi practice and teaching.  I thought about Tai Chi and how my life is enhanced by practicing.  Rob taught me basics, and then took me to his Tai Chi class to learn and grow.  I remembered Rob said, "Tai Chi enters the entire arena of your life."  I faced the liquid lake to the West and began to practice a little Tai Chi Yang Long Form.  Moving in Tai Chi, as the white crane spreads its wings, I turned from the West slowly to the South.  I felt exhilarated and quite alive and thought about Tai Chi friends waiting there. 

Then Rob and I walked through the sands and felt the hot sun beating down on us.  We remembered summers past.  We U-turned and silently headed back to the car, our great escape chariot was turning back into a pumpkin.  Again, I gazed out at the water so alive and so bright in hue I will need celestial paints to capture it.  Sand squished in our shoes.  I looked down at our shadows streaking out ahead of us, long and lean like two twigs cut from the same branch, twins in thought and vision.  Recalling the Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, I smiled remembering at the end of the book, some of the friends were able to raise their physical vibrations high enough to vanish!  I like that.  

It doesn't get any better than this!  COSMIC!




Related Posts:  Double Vision, (The Power of Cranes, Sept 2011), Carry Water Chop Wood (June 2011), Tuning In (calm, center, focus with Tai Chi April 2011) 

http://www.innerpathtaichi.com/  Caroline Demoise, book Tai Chi as Spiritual Practice.

http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org/  Paul Lam, M.D., a family practice physician and Tai Chi expert develops Tai Chi for Health programs.  Articles, Forum, Products, Newsletters, and more

http://www.taichi18.com/  Master Wing Cheung demonstrates 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong, free DVD download to get started.  18 Form (Shi Ba Shi) is simpler to learn and practice than Tai Chi and has many health benefits of Tai Chi.  Master Cheung studied with the creators of 18 Form, Lin Hou Sheng and He Weiqi.

http://www.celestinevision.com/ James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy Series sparks the imagination, books, video, forum and more.

http://www.elizabethglenn.abmp.com/  Elizabeth Glenn is certified in Healing with Energy and Language, Pre/Post Surgical Support, NLP (neurolinguistic programming), hypnosis, member ABMP.

dahlis.roy@gmail.com  Inquire original paintings and prints, request free PDF E-book Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, the prequel to Out of the Blue


Northlake Autumn, photo by Rob
Chasing Shadows, Zenwalk, pencil gesture drawing by Dahlis Roy

Sunday, October 2, 2011

CREATE A VISION COMES TO LIFE

HERE WE GROW AGAIN!

"The border between the known and unknown is the most beautiful place to explore," Brian Cox, particle physicist.


Silver Butterfly


What is Create A Vision? 

"I have no idea how this will work out, but I will use one of your descriptions and invent a painting!"

"I asked God to guide my hands while I painted flowers for my daughter."

"When I read your stories, for the first time, I saw pictures instead of words."

"You are responsible for your own healing, it's you that's healing you."

"I felt I was sleepwalking, but I am suddenly learning to fly with my own wings."

"I carry you in my heart."

"Nurture another person to be what they want to be."

"Notice how many more people say, 'I Love You' these days AND mean it!"

THAT'S CREATE A VISION!



*The Dream Create A Vision

I charted my dreams in notebooks and scraps of paper.  I painted wildly and with inspiration.  Many new subjects in brighter colors opened up to me.  I had a vivid dreams in living color.  One dream was a night scene.  The image was a replay of a painting by Edward Hopper called Nighthawks.  His original painting showed a couple having a late night cup of coffee.  A solitary man hunched over his drink in a corner while the waiter leaned over to talk to the couple.  Hopper, an American painter, used a hard-edged style.  The colors were stark, almost neon bright yet dark in surreal greens, golds, and russets.

In my dream, Nell was in a shop painting signs.  The colors and bold slashed images of the store front were the same as in Hopper's painting!  Nell was alone, her head bent down over a painting project, her long dark hair brushing forward, framing her face. 

There was a bold neon sign above the outside door of the shop.  The colors were fifty's style neon tubing, a multicolor ribbon of magenta, gold, green, and blue.  The message danced:

C R E A T  -  V I S N !

"What's That?"

I woke with a start and jotted down "creata-visn" on a bedside note pad. 

"Oh, I get it!  Create A Vision!"

The stark bold image and words stuck.  What could it mean?


Create A Vision became a motto, a concept for expanding energy flow and outreach.  Thoughts and feeling interwoven with trust, intuition, and synchronicity appeared with clarity.  Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision, a book was born.  I had a title.  Now to write and "organize," the artist's toughest task. 

Tai Chi adventure entered my life about the same time.  My son, Rob, took me to Tai Chi class.  My health improved by leaps and bounds.  Tai Chi practice and later teaching enabled my left brain to open enough to tackle the huge writing project assignment and complete it.


Creata-Visn Comes to Life!



"Butterflies are Angel Messengers.  I picture multicolored butterflies encircling me and helping me to heal areas of concern,"  Mildred.

Receive Inspiration and begin to create your vision....



Brian Cox, Ph.D, Particle Physicist, University of Manchester, UK, CERN project.  Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System, Science Channel and hard copy books.

* Reprinted from Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision by Dahlis Roy.

dahlis.roy@gmail.com inquire original paintings and prints, request Silver Butterfly Create A Vision, free PDF E book, text and illustrations.

www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org  Paul Lam, M.D., a family practice physician from Sydney, Australia, develops Tai Chi for Health programs with medical professionals and Tai Chi experts.  Get started with introductory DVDs, articles, free newsletter and more.