Friday, August 26, 2016


Seeing Beyond: 

At first it seems as if there is nothing on the horizon.  

Look Again.... 

About midway in the photo and slightly to the left, a spire shadow appears, part of the Chicago skyline.  The big blue water rolls on, waves with green accents, horizon clouds tinged with a bits of pink and lavender with purest blue brushed above.  The golden days of Lake Michigan are here.  

What is on your horizon, just out of view?

"I don't know."

I welcome not knowing and being more in the present moment lately, enjoying participation in life, rather than observing it.  

New Perspectives Are Here.

Same lake, different beach, different day.  Sky, horizon, water, and sand melt together.  
Where do the little "white misty stripes" come from in the foreground?


*  Miracle:  "behold with rapt attention." 
         "Today, I am open to the presence of miracles."

Chopra Center Meditation, Deepak Chopra,M.D., 21 Day Meditation Experiences with Oprah Winfrey.  Quotes from Miraculous Relationships, segment, Everyday Miracles in Our Lives.  Available online and for purchase on Cd.

Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author and Tai Chi Instructor 

Lake Michigan, Chicago Skyline by Erik Drake, musician

Lake Michigan, Mists and Visions, photo by Dahlis Roy  

Saturday, August 13, 2016


Mrs. Harris in her Cat Cave

* "Mrs. Harris is adorable, she is also ferocious...."

Many years ago, we got a tiny orange kitten and named her Mrs. Harris.  Her name came from a dream I had.  Her story, * Welcoming Mrs. Harris, was the first online publishing opportunity to open for me. 

Several Years Ago:
Mrs. Harris began to weaken, she lost hair, appetite, motivation, even her voice became quiet, her coat was pale instead of bright orange.  Aging?

What to do?
A vet visit revealed a possible chronic treatable infection.  She also thought perhaps kidney weakness might be present. 

Meanwhile, Mrs. Harris changed her diet!  Years ago, Mrs. Harris, to our dismay, only ate dry cat food and nothing else.  She loved plain yogurt, butter, and raw meat, but instantly became ill on any of those.  She did eat plain chicken thighs braised in extra virgin olive oil cut up fine and nothing else except some crushed cat vitamins sprinkled on her food.    

After a while she disliked that~

In desperation we tried chicken breasts braised in olive oil.  She started eating again!  We realized the chicken breasts were not as nutritious.  But go with it~  

"Mrs Harris doesn't eat cat food because she doesn't consider herself a cat...."

 Gradually Mrs. Harris began to play with the bird on a stick and vocalize!  She even told us off~in long streams of cat words.  Today Mrs. Harris went to the glass door and said "Ahhhh-Wahhhh" drawing it out meaning "dog" is outside somewhere.  Twice today she said "Wow," one of her favorite words."  Mrrs. Harris' coat is thick and orange, she is alert and social, "amazing!" 

Never a dull moment.

Mrs. Harris continues to delight us at age 14.  She is strong, agile, has gained weight and can jump high in the air after the cat toy.

Three days ago, Mrs. Harris actually ate some moist cat food for the first time in her life!

The Dog Who Ate Butter:
A friend told me about her dog.  The pet was diagnosed to live six months at best.  

Her vet asked , "What's his favorite food?"


"Be sure he gets a butter treat every single day...."

"My dog lived two more years!"

Rejuvenation Is Possible!



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* Welcoming Mrs. Harris (2002) published by Shirley MacLaine on her web site, category Pet Pages
Welcoming Mrs. Harris, reprinted  on this blog with permission from Shirley Maclaine, 2011

Mrs. Harris is a Sand Cat  
The Little Chessie That Could
Escape Artists

Shirley MacLaine, author, actress, dancer, spiritual teacher, Books: Out on a Leash, What If, Above the Line and more 

James Herriot's Cat Stories 

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

Images by Dahlis
Mrs. Harris In Her Cat Cave, photo

Champion Kailai T'Sa-Bo Rag Ma, "The Luck Bringer," Tibetan Terrier, oil painting, displayed with owner's permission

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Walking in the Sand, Feel the Breeze, The Warming Sunshine.... Breathe the Clarity of the Moment...Visible and Invisible

 Footprints, Swim, and Beach Walk~

Beam of Energy
Feel the Qi 


I feel I have been a bit MIA (missing in action) recently.  Or maybe this has been going on a long, long time?  Some of my friends feel it too.  

Sifting through random notes (it's all random), I read:  "unified field, strong quantum energy transfers between people....photons....communicate with your animal with pictures in your head...." (smile).

"All of the above..."

I kick back and return within, a bit of rest, bits of paint and words, and breathing in music and silence.  It's working Focus is returning, feeling better after some ** "flu-like symptoms."  I am never a patient patient....

*  "Our perceptions color our realities," Oprah Winfrey

*  "You are the painter and can change the picture anytime you want," Deepak Chopra

Paint a Vivid Picture!

                    Waking in the Sand Again.... 

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Color Y(our) World 
Journey of Becoming
Taking Flight
** Listening?  Flu like symptoms?

Out of Sink (Sync) Where am I?

Peaceful Mountain
Joey the Collie 
Beach Walk
All Alone in the Universe

chopracentermeditation  Quotes from 21 Day Meditation Experiences,  session Getting Unstuck, Creating a Limitless Life, topic Open the Doors of Perception, July 17, 2016. Free newsletter, some free meditations

***, Ascension Flu symptoms, various articles 

Dr Paul Lam. feel better with integrated exercise, all levels of practice, music and more.  Free newsletter, Free lesson youtube, Beginning Tai Chi with Dr. Lam

Joseph Mercola, D.O. topic Yoga: Benefit Your Brain and Mental Health "Yoga combined with meditation in 12 weeks topped results from brain training courses alone." June 17, 2016.  GABA levels rose after Yoga practice, GABA may help ease chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Free newsletter.

Shirley MacLaine, actress, dancer, author, and spiritual teacher, Books:  The Camino, (Walking the Sacred Journey), What If?( 2013)  Above the Line (2016) and more

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

Footprints, Swim, and Beach Walk, contributed by a friend

Beam of Energy, Feel the Qi, contributed by Bill Homann