Saturday, January 30, 2016

HAPPINESS IS?




Coming out of my usual daydream, I sit up and take notice:


"To be happy, you have to be compliant with not knowing," * Shirley MacLaine.


In haste, I grabbed my handy note pad and scribbled down the words.

I have seen this show several times, each time I pick up new information or points of interest.  Each time, I grow new thoughts, like seedlings sprouting.


Points to Ponder: 

"Not Knowing?"  How comfortable am I with that?  Letting Go (Letting Grow)?

What is Happiness?  Internal?  "I want Inner Peace, I want it NOW!"  

I know happiness does not occur with shopping, watching movies, or acquiring other externals or trophies of various kinds.   

What then?



What makes me happy?

Definitely In the Zone
Painting is in first place

Writing 

Practicing and Teaching Tai Chi

and others in random order, Calming Meditating

Enjoying Food

Gratitude

Family/Friends/Pets

Knitting

Listening to Music


Memories:
Seeing Stars in the Night Sky

White Sandy Beaches at Sunrise 

Sunsets on the Lake

Mountains dressed in Clouds or Sunshine

Blue-Purple of Winter Twilight

Riding the Merry-Go-Round over and over again


"Happiness is a Warm Puppy," Charles Schultz


What Makes You Happy?


** Safari  Means Journey, what is Yours?



Related Posts, Key Word Happiness


Resources:
* Shirley MacLaine is an actress, dancer, author, and spiritual teacher.  The Soul of a Star on Super Soul Sunday, (2014), Shirley's interview with Oprah Winfrey, OWN Network, re-aired Jan 24, 2016.

** The Cooking Channel:  Sarah Graham's Food Safari, Lion Conservation Zimbabwe, "Come for easy recipes, stay for majestic animals."  

I enjoy half hour cooking shows, a quick break, positive and friendly Siba's Kitchen, Giada De Laurentiis, Alton Brown Good Eats

The Food Network:  Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa


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Collie Photos by Dahlis:  

Lad at 6 months

Sky at 3 months



 

Friday, January 22, 2016

THE MANE EVENT

Ice Crystals


Epiphany Kitten~ 

* CATaclysm:  In the midst of a blizzard on Jan 6, 2015, we received an unexpected kitten gift.  Orange Cat and I looked at each other in dismay as the kitten cried out for help on our back steps.

"Oh what will we do?"

We coaxed him inside to warmth and safety.  We are grateful the kitten's long haired coat had protected him so well.


NOW:  
Black and tan Ruff, named for his neck frills, wears a sweater-scarf.  Long guard hairs stick out on his back, paws, and tail Ears have silky feathers for extra insulation.  Soft as angora is he.  Blue-black shiny back hair, soft as silk, reflects a "blue" shine in certain lighting. Elongated snowshoe paws add cushioning Low slung body made for winter completes the picture.  

"Waterproof"


"That's evolution in action."

"Ruff has plumage!"  





Look above Ruff's closed eyes and "see" two big staring eye spots, added protection in the wild, awake or asleep.


I chuckle as I compare Ruff''s "mane" and furry coat with my Collie friends from years ago!  I love how Ruff, like the Collies before him, love to be brushed and combed.  Ruff closes his eyes and smiles with gratitude.  Ruff is very much like a dog, in expression and manners. He flops down on the floor like a puppy.  


And then there's Orange, our jungle boy, showing very tiny tree climbing feet, slender muscular body, and triangular head.  Swirls of sunlight, art work painted with fur colors, blend into his natural camouflage.  Orange enjoys and owns his cat tree.

"A Snake with Legs"

 
Mirror Image Double Vision

After Ruff's arrival, Orange took to adopting the kitten and parenting him.  Orange grooms Ruff.  Ruff is now larger than Orange!  Ruff also grooms Orange.  We all still think of Ruff as "Kitten."  Ruff loves to parade around, talking to himself, saying "row" (rhymes with "now").  We say "He's little Ruffie Rows-a-Lot!"




Best Buddies
Orange protects and parents the kitten.





Blog Search Key Words:  Cats, Kittens

Related Posts:
* CATaclysm, Ruff arrives Jan 6, 2015 on Epiphany, an unexpected kitten gift 
 Enter Extra Orange (2013) Orange Cat Arrives
Good Enough
The Visitor, Fluffy Appears 
Stars and Snow, Spirit of Phoebe
Phoebe's Angel
Absolute Magic 

Resources:
What Triggers Parenting Behavior in males and females?
Charlie Rose interviews brain behavior experts May 2015, PBS.org, charlierose.com, BTV

Note:  Ruff is a mixed breed Ruff fits many of Norwegian Forest Cat's characteristics:  sweet features, good natured, charming and social, gets along with a variety of people and cats, and dog-like behaviorOrange also has no written linage, but he has many features and behavior of the Bengal Cat.  Some Bengals sport spotted coats.  They are an active, athletic speed lovers, intelligent and charming with a strong, loud bell-like voice.

Norwegian Forest Cat, Cat Fancy Magazine (April 2014), Catster Magazine (formerly Cat Fancy Magazine) Coat Care Tips, (2015) the Norwegian Forest Cat and the Siberian Cat are the only domestic cat breeds that sport a triple coat:  guard hairs, undercoat, and a "downy" layer next to the skin provides extra warmth.  This down feels like bird down, very soft, hollow "air bone."

Bengal Cat, Breed Portrait, Cat Fancy Magazine 2014


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

Photos by Dahlis:
Ice Crystals
Our Little Viking, The Mane Event
Awake or Asleep?
Mirror Image Double Vision
Best Buddies  

Sunday, January 17, 2016

WRITE THIS MINUTE




OK?  What Next?

Where Am I?

Who Am I? 


Am I? 


* Watching Charlie Rose last night interviewing Rem Koolhaus, writer and architect, I shook out of a daydream to hear a cut and paste of::

Charlie: ".... writing or building?" 


Rem Koolhaus:  Writing is analysis,  I am a "monk in a cell, capturing a reality or a new reality in the world of ideas," insight, "world of observation," solitary...."Building is a team effort, a collaboration, social....". 

"Analysis is often what triggers innovation."
 
Be in both worlds: "Analysis is the basis for new thinking"
Analysis and Intuition: both are necessary:  The Best of Both Worlds


 Charlie Rose:  "The world of ideas is where you start."

 
Experiment:  One Minute Writing:

Close eyes, pick a book, any book or E- book chosen at random, phrase, or song lyrics.  I reached over and chose ("surprize") ** Shirley MacLaine's book It's All in the Playing.

Open a page at random, what is the first sentence or phrase your eyes perceive?  Close the book without reading any more.

Quote to Ponder: "Let me think about it all tonight," he said. 



Set a timer for 60 seconds and spontaneously write (right) like crazy!  Running on Auto Pilot "NOW"~



"Let me think about it all tonight," he said."

"See You Around," I replied sullenly.  I shut the door and sighed.

"What if he calls? What will I do?"

"Worse Yet, What if he Doesn't Call?"





Rem Koolhaus:  "Architecture is like script writing, recreating daily life from scratch."



Key Word: "Writing"


Related Posts:
Write This Way, parts 1 and 2 
Writing Out Loud 
The Blank Page
Firm Foundation
Building Blocks
Angels in the Architecture


Resources:
* Charlie  Rose, Interviews, PBS, Bloomberg TV, Charlie interviews Rem Koolhaus, architect and writer, Jan 14, 2016

** Shirley MacLaine, It's All  In The Playing, hard copy Ed 1987, p 99. Other books by Shirley, Out on a Limb, The Camino, and more.  Shirley is an actress, author, dancer, and spiritual teacher. Shirley's New Book coming in March 2016, Above the Line.

Music:  Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits, include Pancho and Lefty with Merle Haggard, Angel Flyin' Too Close to the Ground, On the Road Again, Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain and more..  Willie Received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Music, Dec 2015 from the Library of Congress.  See the celebration on PBS.org USA. 
  

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Photos by Dahlis
Rainbow Bright, worlds of inspiration  
Shell In Time 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

POWER OF ONE

Pretty Lace with Green Plant


New Beginnings

More than a year ago I started noticing the number sequence on my digital clocks: 1:11 and 11:11.  I noticed this more and more and decided to check out the book, *Healing with the Angels by Doreen Virtue, Chapter 12, Number Sequences from the Angels.  Based on what I read, I started saying "New Beginnings" to myself every time I saw these numbers.  I feel positive when I see this sequence and realize these numbers can also apply to friends and family.

Then I picked up ** Sue Broome's blog post discussing the 111 number sequence, Dec 21, 2015.  "I have also noticed 111 over the past couple of days....Your thoughts are manifesting instantly....where are your thoughts right now?...."

Keep going, keep positive!  Clear the Year and Move On~


Wishing You All a Great 2016 and Beyond~



Merry and Bright!

One of my favorite Christmas Cards this year said "Merry and Bright" on the cover.  What a great idea~think Merry and Bright, feel love and energy every day.


Key Word:  New Year, Angels

Related Posts:
Absolute Magic
Crystal Clear
New Years Evolution
New Years Resolution?
The Newest Year

Resources:
* Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., books: Healing with the Angels, Angel Therapy, Earth Angels and more.

Sue Broome, author and Certified Angel Card Reader, Empowerment4you.com, read more about 111 on Sue's Blog Dec 21, 2015.  Sign up to receive messages from the Angels via your E-mail.

*** Music:  Song of the Day:  Send in the Clouds, from Judy Collins' Cd Strangers Again, a collection of duets, 2015


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Photos by Dahlis
Pretty Lace with Green Plant
Angel Signature