Monday, February 18, 2013


Black and White
For unknown reasons today I "hunted down" a story.  I had a crystal (blank) mind.  What to write?  No Clue!  *Music rolling, notepad (real paper) at the ready, connecting into to the electronic dashboard (the control panel), and open at random my copy of Silver Butterfly Create A Vision book.  My eyes catch the words:

Erase your Mental Blackboard 

George Eddy, instructor, spoke to a Tai Chi class:

"You are standing facing your blackboard  It can be a large chalk board or white dry erase board....What is written on it?  Your schedule for the day, lists, errands, plans, vacation?  What have you frantically scribbled about worries, fears, angers and situations?"

"Pick up your big eraser or clean cloth and sweep away everything on your schedule board!....Your mind becomes shiny and new as you wipe the slate clear...." 

"....Now you are ready for Tai Chi practice, other tasks, or creative work...."

"Mental Housecleaning can be done anytime anywhere even at work as you take a quick break...."

Years later, I received the Blue Butterfly logo for Out of the Blue in another of George's Tai Chi classes.  While we stood after erasing our schedule boards, George instructed us to gaze at our clean imaginary screens and see what might appear.  I "saw" a giant blue butterfly in my image-mind!

** Today during a writing break, I see a new blog post by Debra Basham, D-A-R-K.  Debra is mentioning a book I just picked up, Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.   This Neurosurgeon, was recently featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Super Soul Sunday.  His book cover sports a small blue butterfly!  Debra also mentions the power of angels in her post....

*** Yesterday Oprah Winfrey ran a show, Angels Around Us.  Teams of angels (the specialists) come in to help with specific areas of life, health, career, creativity and more.  Oprah, "Different Angels do different things!"  Angels may come in any form at all including light forms, colors, intuitions, dreams, ideas, people, pets and more from the visible to the invisible.  Angels form spiritual partnerships, energy thought-forms, with us.  We are co-creators of evolving Earth journeys and beyond.

****  "When you get the help, you have to notice [receive] it," Sophy Burnham, author.


                    "Angels Show Us a Bigger Picture," Oprah Winfrey

Related Post:
The Story of Blue (Oct 2010), Angels 101 (Jan 2011), Another Angel (Feb 2011), and Healing Hearts (May 2011), Blog Search Key Words: Angels, Tai Chi

*  Peter Gabriel, singer songwriter, world music, song/chant Biko.

**  Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT, and Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D., help create your healing experience. Yellow Brick Road, Your Path to Heart and 
Health, post D-A-R-K features photo of the night sky and my painting, Four Visions of Sharon. 
Products include Debra's new book, Stories from My Heart, hypnotherapy Cd's Freedom from Pain, Everlasting Peace and more.

Proof of Heaven, A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D. "Heaven is Real," Super Soul Sunday OWN network, Dec 2, 2012.

To Heaven and Back, A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story by Mary C.Neal, M.D.

Life After Life, by Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D., Ph.D,

Shihan George Eddy is a Martial Artist and Tai Chi InstructorHe studied with Mas Oyama, Okinawan Karate, Paul Lam, M.D.,Tai Chi for Health Programs and Dahlis Roy, Yang Long Form and 18 Form Taiji Qigong (Shi Ba Shi).

***  OWN is Oprah Winfrey Network.  Super Soul Sunday runs Sunday Mornings.  Best of the Oprah Winfrey Show included Angels Around Us, Feb 17, 2013 (originally broadcast in 1994).

****  Sophy Burnham, author, The Art of Intuition, Angel Letters, A Book of Angels and more

Ask Your Angels, by Alma Daniel, Timothy Wyllie, and Andrew Ramen, a reference guide, connect with your angel companions. 

Doreen Virtue, Healing with the Angels books and beyond Request free illustrated PDF format E-book, Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision, Awaken Your Creative Spirit.  Meet Your Angel, Tai Chi as Spiritual Experience and more.

Images by Dahlis Roy
Black and White, ink and brush
Blue Butterfly Flying magic marker on blue ground
Four Visions of Sharon, oil painting

Sunday, February 10, 2013


I found some flower photos, feathery and candy pink.  I also found some art work cut outs, gifts from a Tai Chi friend.

I love piecing together jigsaw puzzle pieces into creative  wholeness, sort of creating order out of chaos.  Collages of images and words splash color and light into our winter in the northern Hemisphere.

All is Process.

It is a great spontaneous experience to discover and rediscover ourselves in the creative journeys of our lives.

What can these four painted flowers represent?
The top one is VISION:  outer vision (our visual world) and inner vision (intuition).

Next we have DIRECTION:  The paths we walk.  The choices we make.

Following is MIND:  *  "My mind is as sharp and clear as a diamond."

The last flower, shaped like a fan, represents UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, reaching ever outward with positive unselfish intent.

**  Soft piano chods come drifting in, completing the moment.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Related Posts:
Phantoms, (May 2011) Carry Water Chop Wood (June 2011),  Creative Love (Feb, 2012), 
* All Clear, guest blogger, Elaine Collier from UK, (Oct 2012), Amazing (G)race (Jan 2013)

**  Chet Day's cat ,Lucy, provides the purr, binaural beats with nature sounds and piano create relaxation and calm.  Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D., and Rev. Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT create healing experiences for you and your animal friends.
Debra's Blog:  Yellow Brick Road: Your Path to Heart and Health, new post  Mother Lode. 
Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Flowering Peach Blossoms photo by Dahlis
Water Color Art Work by K. B. Wilson

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Welcoming Happy Chinese New Year of the Snake!


What does Snake symbolize? 

                                * Mysterious, Intelligent, Disciplined....
"Because it regularly sheds its skin, the snake is a symbol of longevity through rebirth."

Treasure Hunt, Abundance and Protection~ Happy Chinese New Year!

                                                                                                  Snake "She"

*  Year of the Horse, Barnes and Noble Books, first published in Great Britain in 2002 by Pavilion Books, Ltd., text by Nigel Suckling, illustrations by Wayne Anderson.

Lilian Too's Book of Chinese Wisdom, learn more about Chinese Culture    Bridge to China is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing Chinese language education and cultural enrichment programs to children and residents in SW Michigan USA.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, gender, creed, or religion.  All children and residents are welcome to apply.
Pamela Kantor (269) 208-0556 
Cindy Lee (269) 325-2858 

New Year Celebration Sat Feb 9, 2013, 1-3 PM at St. Joseph High School Student Center, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI, Learn to make Jiaozi, eat great food, watch performance, make New Year crafts, play games, win prizes

Tai Chi: enhance your life, relax while exercising  Paul Lam, M.D. creates Tai Chi for Health Programs for all ages. 
Dr. Yang Jwing-ming, Taiji and Qigong Yang Style foms and Martial Arts Yang Family History and Practice, Yang Jun  Jou, Tsung Hwa, "Thank you for all you taught us." Master Wing Cheung presents 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong (Shi Ba Shi) and more. Free Download to help you practice.  Colin and Mitzi Orr, in UK, offer variety of intsruction in 18 Form Taiji Qigong (Shi Ba Shi), Yang Style, and more. 
Visionary Artist, Author and Tai Chi Instructor

Happy Chinese New Year of the Snake courtesy of Bridge to China

Saturday, February 2, 2013


*  "Strange to wander in the fog.
Each bush and stone stands alone,
No tree sees the next one,
Each is alone...."

                                                                                       Who Are You?

Recently we had some-snow-rain-fog mix.  The car was chilled inside the garage, but the outside temp was over 50 degrees.  As I drove down the foggy street, the car fogged up inside too!  Quickly I opened the car windows, turned on the heat and defrost fan.  What a strange experience!  Fog inside-fog lights at the approaching intersection seemed to glow a strange dim gold.  No one was behind me.  I waited extra time and safely headed to the right at my stop sign.  

Navigating new paths?  Inside and Out? 

I arrived at the welcoming Tai Chi group, eager to connect and relax.

Later I pondered back over the past six months.  I have become more of a spontaneous participant in my life events rather than the distant detached observer.  

Emotional?  You Bet! 

Unpredictable?  Yeah Right!

Am I in a fog yet clearer than I have been?  Definitely!

**  A song repeats and repeats in my mind:
"....Even though I pass this time alone
Somewhere so unknown, it...heals the soul.
February Stars floating in the dark, temporary scars, February Stars...."

"Time Alone" yet not alone?
Temporary Scars, what does that mean?

"Healing is a process not an event," someone spoke years ago.

What is healing?  Who heals the healer?

I pull some favorite books off the shelf for redistributing to friends and family.   How can I part with these spiritual gifts?  I open one at random and read:

"same wavelength" my underline.  And then on the next page, *** "Special people who mean as much as you do to me--can be separated from another person by distance and time, and yet, upon meeting again, continue on as though they had never been apart."

"Why?  Because, in truth, they never have been."

The phone rings.
"How come we have such a hard time letting go of physical objects?  We love our books!  We love our clothes!  We love our stuff!"

"My stuff my way!"  I shout!

"Since we are detached emotionally from most people, are we attached to 'things' instead?"

Good Question~

We don't talk often, but when we do, there is instant connection!  I grabbed the book I just found and read, " distance and time, and yet,...continue on as though they had never been apart."  

I know this colorful book will have a new home with my Tai Chi friend.  She can enjoy it and pass it along to others.  Another book has a life of its own!

 Can we really know how another feels and thinks?

*  "....Strange to wander in the fog,
To live is to be alone.
No one knows another,
Each is alone."

                                                                                   Becoming Clear

Related Posts:
Words of Inspiration (Dec 2010), Light Show (Jan 2011), Unplugged, Letting Go Again ( Jan 2012), Off the Grid (Oct 2012), Amazing (G)race and Zen Time (Jan 2013).

***  For You Just Because You're Very Special to Me, a collection of poems by Collin McCarty.
Do some of your books not quite fit with your family's interests, friends or local libraries and book drives?  New homes for your books!  Drop Box Locations and more.  "We have reused or recycled over 18 million pounds of books and raised over 10 million dollars for global literacy."  

Im Nebel poem from Unterwegs (1911) by Hermann Hesse

**  Foo Fighters sing February Stars from the album Foo Fighters.  Eric Borreson, a Tai Chi instructor, writes a Tai Chi blog, Meditation in Motion, Post, The True Cost of Owning Stuff, "....It's time to start filling boxes and making piles of stuff...." (Feb 1, 2013) 
Dr. Paul Lam, a family practice physician in Sydney, Australia, creates Tai Chi for health programs worldwide.  Feel better!  Awaken your creative and logical brain.  Physical strength and well being are yours. Joel P. Bowman, Ph.D and Debra Basham, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT,  help your creative healing adventure.  Visionary Artist, Author and Tai Chi Instructor, request free illustrated E-book, Silver Butterfly Create A Vision.

                                                                                      Fog and Water

Photos by Dahlis Roy:

Black Squirrel in Fog.  These squirrels, from the Black Forest area, came via boat from Germany in the 1800's. This one sits, catlike, in the grass and leaves.

Becoming Clear, "Nature does not hurry, yet all is accomplished," Lao Tzu, Tao te Ching

Fog and Water, Lake Michigan  
Note the slight gentle rounded curve of the Earth where sky and water meet.