Friday, August 28, 2015


First the Sun and then the Moon....all in harmony and balance....One of Them will be 'Round soon.

Pondering sun and moon the other day, it is sunny here, but night other places on the Earth.  We are heading into fall in the northern hemisphere, yet others are shifting into spring.  * "As you continue with your day...."  "Day" is relative!

Am I ready to write?

I grab at random: chunk of rose quartz.  "check"
Wearing labyrinth pendant   "check"
Note Pad and Pen (yeah, old fashioned)   "check" 
**  Tea and Flower Music, Wind Records Taiwan: reminds me of cranes flying,  "check" 

Rose Quartz

 Based on *** Debra Basham's blog post Hello Fear, we see Children of the 8 of Swords about to enter a cave or labyrinth, a soul journey into the unknown, perhaps an initiation.  What will they find?  Will they turn back?  Debra drew Inner Child Cards from, a free online resource.  

Switching gears to **** Dinosaur Train kids' programming PBS, We see Shiny Pteranadon reluctant to enter a cave.

Shiny, "I don't like caves,"  Caves are dark and damp." 

"There might be something shiny in the cave!" encourages Dad. 

In another segment, Caving with Vlad, the dinosaur children view rock formations and crystals with a small furry mammal from the Jurassic period.

"Oriental Mystics say that the true self resides in the cave of the heart.  We must go there to restore our wisdom."

 Gnomes, Gems, and Rainbows

From the Inner Child, Ace of Crystals Card, we read "In northern folklore and legend, a belief exists that during the winter...gnomes are weaving crystals underground from the light of the sun, moon, and stars.  When...springtime arrives, the gnomes offer [beam] these precious gems to the sky, and through the gentle rain...magnificent rainbows are created."

"The rainbow in the sky is a bridge uniting Heaven [Yin] and Earth [Yang] and represents the harmony of all people."

"The Chinese call the rainbow the T'ai Chi or Great Ultimate...."

Circles of Light

  + Bridge to Sky

Related Posts:
Simultaneous Visions, receiving similar images?
Gingham Girls and the Calico Dog, simultaneous dreaming
Simultaneous Reality, here and now

Write This Way, the king's journey begins new adventures in writing for fun 
The Rainbow's Edge
The  Rainbow Crane
Angels 101
The Human Angel

* Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, online and Cd meditations 21 Day Experiences, various topics, Chopra Center Meditation

*** Debra Basham's Blog post May 3 2015, Hello Fear, a springboard for infinite possibilities., various topics from author and spiritual teacher

Quotations from free online resource.
Debra Chose Inner Child Cards for May 3, 2015 post, Hello Fear
8 of Swords, Children enter a cave, will they?  Snake and spider totems, pattern on edges of card frame the scene.
Ace of Crystals gnomes send gems into the sky and create rainbows

**** Dinosaur  Train, animation, education, comedy, for kids of all ages Caving with Vlad, dinosaur friends explore a cave, and other cave adventure segments

Tai Chi and Qigong Practice  Dr. Yang Jwing-ming, 8 Pieces of Brocade, (Ba Duan Jin) DVD or free app, books, seminars, music 

**  Tea and Flower Music, for Tai Chi and Qigong Practice and relaxation, Wind Records, Taiwan at, 8 Pieces of Brocade Music, for standing, sitting, or lying down exercises, instructions in Chinese and English with pictures.

 Three movements from the 8 Pieces of Brocade include:
 +  Bridge to Sky lock finders, reach up, look up 
Connect Heaven and Earth (alternate up and down hands) 
Angel Wings (look right and left) feel calm  Sifu Wing Cheung 18 forms (3 sets 18 movements each) Tai Chi Qigong (Shi Ba Shi)  Master Cheung studied with the creators of the forms:  He, Weiqi (Yang Style Master )and Lin, Hou Sheng (Qigong Master)., Paul Lam, M.D.  Medical Professionals and Tai Chi experts create exercises for all levels, DVD, seminars

Images: Crystals and Symbols
Yin Yang Beach Rock, with permission of The Herbal Mama 

Photos by Dahlis 
Rose Quartz, purchased at Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA  "a long time ago."

The Rainbow Crane, my friend, Louise Watson, R.N. "Let your life unfold like the petals of a rose opening, one at a time and each in perfect order."

Circles of Light, passing through the kitchen, "circles" formed from sunlight angled through Venetian blinds and onto the microwave across the room.  I snapped the shot, a feeling of mysterious sunrise/sunset. 

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

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Pink Sunlight

On May 3 we had an earthquake several counties away to our East.  We felt physically the same in our house yet, in the aftermath, we felt vibrations shift.  Change Happens.  

About 12:30 PM on the sunny Saturday, the rumble of a large truck rattled down our street.  I parted the curtains to look out the window,  "No truck there!  It must have gone down the street behind us."

"I heard it too!"

Later that day, the 4.2 shift made the news.

Four nearby friends actually felt the shake.  Three felt dishes and windows rattle.  The other, walking outside, felt very dizzy, shaken.

A few days later, we were really "brain fogged" for no reason.  Why?  Some other friends I talked to of all ages felt the same.  "It's tectonic.  It's seismic."  "I am disoriented."  "When you feel the Earth shift, even subconsciously, it shakes your soul." "I was not the same."

*Then I opened Debra Basham's blog to (jaw drop) "see" an image on her post, Hello Fear.  I had already picked up a very similar vivid picture from a recent dream.

How Does This Happen?

In my dream there was a dark figure or area in the foreground, I "saw" stained glass patterns and printed borders up and down both sides of the image, framing the effect.  I saw the dark figure surrounded by an aura of golden light rays, like a protecting guiding Angel.  There was some blue and brown in the glass window.  My dream felt dark, haunting.  Who was the figure?  Was the dream a warning?  What Is This?

 Crayon Sketch of Dahlis' Dream

Drawing and coloring with crayons is hard!  I pushed with a lot of pressure to get the effects.  Brushes are easy!  "I need more colors." I mused as I recreated the dreamscape from memory.

Standing back from the colored crayon sketch, I noticed some of the panels of tracery leading in the window dream resembled butterfly wings!   Start with the head, "antennae" come out of each side of the head, (giggle), then follow the "butterfly wings" around the figure.  In the dream, the figure wasn't "me," but it drew out as "me" reaching upward to practice Qigong?  Drawings and paintings have lives of their own, a process of becoming a different energy..

Simultaneous Dreaming 
A shared dream of Silver Wolf and Cherubs Happens.

** "I had the same dream!"

"I have had this dream many times!"

Caroline copies pages of coloring books to use the outline images again and again.  "I like the idea to be able to color these a lot of times, the color reflects my mood at the time."

Coloring is Meditative, like Knitting, a calm predictable space in timeless time.  A few quick minutes of creative arts, or listening to a random set of songs of various styles and musicians can reset your mental computer for positive progress.

Simultaneous Visions
* "The image from Debra's May 3 Blog, Hello Fear, is very familiar.  I saw it somewhere on Facebook recently!"  My husband exclaimed.

A friend told me, "My Mother painted the exact same picture, (dark figure, colored border, gold aura,) and she had never painted before!" 

How?  Why?   

Muse, imagination, karma connecting like minds, collective consciousness rising?
Or meaningful synchronicity and more? 

Intuition to Fruition
Why Not~

A child likes "drawing the things music makes him see...."

Dahlis'  first sketch, more action, free lines, figure balances sword (not in original dream), is the figure looking up or down?  I like the flow of dynamic unedited action here!  May become a future painting experiment?  We'll  "See."

  (soft guitar)
***  "Time it was,
And  what a Time it was.
It was, 
A time of innocence, a time of confidences...."

*  Yellow Brick Road, Your Path to Heart and Health, post May 3, 2015 Hello Fear. What Can the Dark Image Mean?
Debra Basham, Author, CHTP, NLP, HTt, RMT, spiritual teacher, Debra drew cards: 8 of Swords, children gather courage to enter a cave and Ace of Crystals, gnomes help send rainbow bridges into the sky

Three new E-books by Debra Basham include:
Imagine Healing, guided imagery to help you heal 

Where Moon Go? Upgrade your thoughts and beliefs, Look at natural events and life changes through a child's eyes

True Value, flash fiction ( a complete story in 10 minutes) prompted by the words Rusty Old Bicycle. 

*** Song of the Day, Simon and Garfunkel, Old Friends/Bookends from The Concert in Central Park (1981), Central Park, New York City, USA

Related Posts:
Simultaneous Reality

**  Gingham Girls and the Calico Dog, Simultaneous Dreaming, "I had the same dream!"

Write This Way!   Enter: The Mysterious King.  Who it the mystery king?  Where will he go next?  More to Come~Fun with Words and Worlds~

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

Art Work by Dahlis
The Shambles, York, England, U.K  oil painting looks 3-D in pink sunrise light

Stained Glass Dreamscape, crayon sketches open windows to possibilities. 

Sword Sketch, fun with live action spontaneous lines

Friday, August 14, 2015


Now what?  I am " alone" in my art room, my sacred space.  I am ready to "write this minute."

Yesterday a scrap of paper fell out of my art closet.  On it was typed in bold black:


"Answer Just What Your Heart Prompts You." 

I recognized the slip of paper.  It came from a book draft of long ago.  I remember picking up the fortune cookie and opening it.  Smile.

What is my heart saying today?

Picture It
I get pictures, lots of brightly colored images.  I hunt them down. I love hunting pictures.


 Next, the same flower but in a different light
"Put a petal into the water,"  the flower suggests.  "That is the first step in learning how to swim."

Swimming is entering the creative zone, moments of letting go, moments of typing, drawing, coloring, painting, or singing for the pure joy of it.  Moments of reflection and clarity.  Moments of resetting our mental and physical computers/devices and returning them to balance and harmony.

Color Y(our) World

Recently I colored some sketches.  It was hard!   Was the paper too slick?  I love my crayons and sometimes make crayon sketches of paintings to come, just to test color combinations in advance.  I can feel energy in the colors and sunlight flickering over  painting and photos....

Everyday Miracles
I feel deep peace and relaxation.

*  I hear:  "Share Your Uniqueness with the World.  Live Your Karma from the Core of Your Being,"  Deepak Chopra

Key Words Blog Search:  Collies, Meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Knitting

Related Posts
Color (Y)our World
Out of Box Experience, unleashing the Sunnybank Collies
Call to Colors

Chopra Center Meditation, free meditations and some to purchase, Deepak Chopra, M.D., Spiritual Teacher, Author, The Future of God, book. 

*  I am listening to Miraculous Magnificence while I write from Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, Cd (and online) series from Miraculous Relationships, a 21 day Meditation Experience.  Many topics available.  I like the soothing toning in this selection.

Paul Lam, M.D., Tai Chi helps restful awareness and better physical balance, range of motion, and well-being.  Tai Chi for Beginners (free lesson You Tube), Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Energy, Music for Tai Chi and more.

Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming,, free apps, 8 Pieces of Brocade, Tai Chi for Beginners (1st part Yang Style Long Form) and others.  Purchase DVD's books, and silk clothing.  Music Cd's from Wind Records Taiwan. I purchased Music for Ba Duan Jin (8 Pieces of Brocade).

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

Photos by Dahlis
Wake Up!  Bright Pink

Petal in the Water

Color Y(our) World. 
Orange  Prayer Bowl, thanks to Debra Basham 
Pastel portrait, touched by sunlight, of Collie Champion Wickmere Silver Bullet, owned by Mrs. George H. ("Bobbee") Roos. Portrait displayed with permission.  Cheetah photos peek out, and blue and green strokes of angel painting appear.

Welcome to My World!  

Thursday, August 6, 2015


I am running at the speed of snails~

I am running at the speed of light in my imagination!

About a week ago I suddenly got a sore swollen foot, looking back it had been coming on for a few days.  Of course I ignored it!

A Cheetah with a sore paw is an unhappy camper.

My life, my enjoyable active life, came to a halt.  M.D. checked and all OK, somewhat of a mystery.  I didn't injure the foot to my conscious knowledge.  Gratitude is abundant because I can walk, a bit better each day. 

I am still working on the "Patience," "Acknowledgement/Acceptance" and "Humility" part.

Staying home I love~ pictures, paint, music, positive social media with like minded karmic friends is a plus.  

*  Some free time gave me a bit of deeper study of The 8 Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin)   from Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming.  This is a Qigong (energy work) experience that can be practiced sitting, standing, or lying down.  The 8 Brocades are at least 1,000 years old and contain many Yoga based movements.  8 Brocades starts with meditation, to calm the brain and bring brain and battery (lower dantien) into harmony. 

"Meditation in China, India and Japan is common."
 "There are many varieties of 8 Brocades," Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming.

Being in stillness a few minutes with brain relaxed and hands gently at lower abdomen (dantien), brain and body are connected. The dantien is sometimes called "the second brain."  I noticed immediate benefits in better digestion quickly with just with 5 minutes in the morning lying in bed before getting up.  Then I added some simple Yoga stretches and feel more calm.  Before I tried these techniques, my brain was already on fire with "everything," and I am not even up yet!
The quiet brain-dantien meditation gathers energy and removes stress and anxiety when you awaken or at other times of day and prepares you for the stretching and bending exercises to follow.  Thus 8 Brocades sequence eases you gently into your active day.  Mental focus improves.  A few movements can be done quickly during a lunch or office break or at home to stretch and breathe.

I received immediate benefit from 8 Brocades as taught in a friend's class starting in May.  
8 Brocades, a form of Medical Qigong, helps nourish the yin organs (heart, liver, lungs, 
spleen and **kidney).  8 Brocades also help neutralize the strong emotions which may interfere with mental processes and may lead to physical illnesses and stresses.  Strong emotions may include anger, fear, fright, jealousy, desire and others.  However strong emotions also include (deep breath) love, happiness, and unbounded joy (elation). 

"Good Stress, Bad Stress, the Body Doesn't Know the Difference."

"Both Joy and Grief Stress the Heart,"
***  Jiong Gu, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tai Chi Instructor.

When I first heard this statement, I pondered,  Joy is a stress?  Good Stress effects the body?  How can that be? 

Now I smile with pleasure at my Zen snails, brushed in with India ink and water.  One main stroke per snail paints the body.  Next, my favorite part, I used a very small brush and paint in the antennae.  

 Little snails moving forward with positive intent.


Blog Search Key Words Qigong, Meditation, Tai Chi

* Yang's Martial Arts Association, Dr. Yang Jwing-ming,
DVD's Books and Online.  Free Apps include 8 Pieces of Brocades, Tai Chi for Beginners and others 
Music for 8 Pieces of Brocades, composed by Wang, Xu-Dong, Cd
Music for 88 pattern (Yang Long Form with music) Taiji Melody, form practice music Cd selections, also available on MP-3 from

** Note We have one Yang Kidney and one Yin Kidney.

***  Jiong Gu, originally from Shanghai, currently in Central IL USA, is my Tai Chi Instructor.  Dr. Gu is a Chinese Medical Doctor and practices 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong and Yang Style Lang Form (108 movements), the 88 pattern variety.

Eight Pieces of Brocade is on Facebook, various videos and music
Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming
Chinese Health Qigong Assoc.
Master Faye Yip and others

Dao Yin and Medical Qigong key words may lead you further.  There are many forms of these ancient health exercises.

Paul Lam, M.D.,, DVD's, music and more.  Improve Health with these specially designed exercises by Medical Doctors and Tai Chi Experts.

EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, based on Chinese Medicine, "tapping for health," Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O. 

Meditation:  Deepak Chopra, Chopra Center Meditation online, free meditations and some for purchase, seminars, webinars, and more

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

Art Work by Dahlis
Running With the Speed of Light, oil painting, Cheetah Cub

Snail's Pace, ink brush