Saturday, October 29, 2016


*  "The cat is fully present at all times~"

I am more fully present now than I have ever been?  How did this happen?  Am I in the moment?  Am I being intuitive about what, if anything, to do next?  Am I picking up spontaneous flexible bits of rest or creativity?  I am, (am I?) fully present up close and personal to observe and absorb the ever shifting light patterns, colors, clouds and wind directions? 

Now is the Time

**  "Infinite Existence" fades across my Cd playing just now.

*** "It's either Now or it's Not Now."  In my world, is is usually "not now!"  Smile~

Lingering and Enjoying a moment?

"What's That?"  

The hurried and/or over focused mind many not make the most of, let's say, visiting a museum or art exhibit.  ***Paraphrasing Edward Hallowell, M.D.'s experience, I race through an exhibit or take a couple of seconds to view a painting.  My wife helps me to slow down and linger in front of each piece.

Working on a computer or device and eating at the same time?  "All the Time!"

Lately, I have tried to minimize these activities together, enjoying food much more without the added strain of eating and working all at once.  Meditation helps me.  Yes, I am not on the internet as much but, as an added benefit, I am more relaxed and focused.  Sleep is deeper and longer.  

Meditation also helps me with scheduling and preparation for the next day/days.  I feel calmer and more able to concentrate and communicate better online and off with less effort.

Stretch and Breathe~ 

Integrative Exercise like Tai Chi, Qigong and/or Yoga is a great pick me up.  Recently I have enjoyed short bursts of these energy and calming boosters several times a day as well as, on some days, a longer and more complex routine.  

A few simple morning stretches, watch your pet dog or cat, is important to help you wake up gently Some folks may add a bit of writing to boost concentration.  Intend "yes" for your day and walk through the doors of perception into the infinite.


What Time is It?

It's Five Minutes to Now....

Key Words Blog Search: Meditation, Now, ADD/ADHD, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga

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** "Infinite Existence," Quote by Oprah Winfrey, in Miraculous Relationships Cd set, segment is Miraculous Living. Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, 21 Day Meditation Experiences, various topics.  chopracentermeditation  Next 21 Day Meditation Experience, free online, begins Oct 31.  Topic is Finding Inner Peace.

*** "It's either now or it's not now," Edward Hallowell, M.D., ADD/ADHD specialist.  According to Dr. Hallowell, there are only two times in the ADD mind, now or not now.  The doctor himself has ADD and helps people with management and coping skills.  Books: Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction and more. 

Dr. Paul Lam,  Tai Chi for Health, worldwide programs, Tai Chi for Arthritis and More.  Free Lesson youtube Tai Chi for Beginners.  Book Born Strong by Dr. Lam, a personal journey

Carol Bayer Sager, award winning songwriter, painter, interview on OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network, Oct 2016 on Super Soul Sunday.  Unlocking the mind and heart of the musician-painter, inspiration for all creative people.  Book: They're Playing Our Song

Peter Gabriel, world music, In Your Eyes, Salisbury Hill, MTVC Storytellers

U 2, Classic Albums, The Making of The Joshua Tree, MTVC 

Sting, Storytellers, the stories behind the music, Every Breath You Take, Fields of Gold and more, MTVC 

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

Fully Present, Sancat, photo by Dahlis
It's Time clip art
Tai Chi on the Beach, Dr. Paul Lam, Tai Chi Expert, practices Tai Chi (2016).  Photo of Dr. Lam  used with permission
Sasha appears trough a veil of light, photo by Dahlis

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Om for a Day~

Magic #s? 
* Tai Chi by the Numbers

108 on the clock
108 on the timer

108 Rules~Rituals?
Math Magic

Silent Sounds, Simple Life, Nature's Grandeur all increase gratitude and love in action.  I gazed in awe and wonder as I viewed our lodging, room 108.

108, what does it mean?

Many Tai Chi forms contain the number 8.  Eight Pieces of Brocade, Ba Gua 8 Trigrams, 18 forms Taiji Qigong (shi ba shi) 3 different sets increase energy and strength. Tai Chi Yang Long Form, the traditional 108, the 88 Pattern 108 Yang Long form and other forms.

In China, 8 means prosperity, example, 8 shrimp in a Chinese painting

In other cultures?

*  Buddhist Mala Beads?  A string of 108 beads can be known as a su-chu.

Om?  Thumb to index finger circle as in meditation can be "the gesture of consciousness and knowledge."

The Story of Tea enjoyed worldwide shapes better health, strength, and longevity as does Tai Chi and Qigong practice.  Tea rituals abound and community sharing is stimulated, Globe Trekker.

 Crazy 8's Card Game and Pieces of 8's too~

 Wasn't I surprised to hear?
+ "And Shiva dances his cosmic dance of 108 synchronized movements....." India's Golden Age

Protection? Vision?

"All of the Above"

Rough Carved Logs connected with Chink in "Log Cabin" room.

Solidity and Stillness Magic~
Absolute Silence, free of TV, phones and machine noise.

Power of Wood Element combined with Nature's "Green" color is stimulation for the liver.

Are You Seeing?
and other combinations frequently?

*** What can they mean?

Infinity Symbol cut into stone shows a flowing 8 Form....


Blog Search Key Words:  Tai Chi Yang Long Form, 88 Pattern, Tai Chi Music, Long's Peak Colorado

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The Power of One 
*** Can viewing the combinations of "one" in sequence mean "new beginnings?"

 Tai Chi
* Tai Chi by the Numbers, The Importance of Numbers in Tai Chi by Jiang Jian-ye with Sandra Balint.  Tai Chi Magazine, Vol 32 No 6, Dec 2008, pp 22-27

Music for 108 Taiji Melody, 88 pattern, 8 Brocades and Qigong Melody, music selections for practice available from  Dr. Yang Jwing-ming, Tai Chi and Qigong, Martial Arts, workshops, videos, books, newsletter and more

Dr. Paul Lam, Tai Chi for Health Institute worldwide.  Programs for better health on all levels, music for practice.  Tai Chi for Arthritis and more.  How can Tai Chi help you?

** Aspen Lodge, Estes Park, Colorado USA, view Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Master Chen, book The Master Within, Passion for Life.  Workshops, classes at the lodge for Tai Chi and Qigong forms.  

*** Healing with the Angels book by Doreen Virtue, number sequences and combinations and more.  "444" may mean Angels are Near.

*** "Ascension Flu Symptoms" possible DNA upgrades?  Seeing the numbers 1 in sequenceVarious Articles.

**** Globe Trekker, the Story of Tea (2016) 

+ The Story of India, India's Golden Age (2009) aired on Oct 2016 

Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author and Tai Chi Instructor

108 Room Number photos by Dahlis
 Rough Cu Logs

Infinity Walkway stone work by Rob, photo by Beth  

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Wonder of Wonders!  

In early autumn, I gazed out my window....  

I saw images in the sunspots flickering on the giant oak tree.  Many animal faces and forms greeted me in a backdrop of rough bark and soft grass.  Shapes of animals, wild and tame, appeared.  How come I didn't notice them before?

My memory wound back to a music documentary about * David Gilmour:  Wider Horizons.  David and his mother were walking through a grove of bright green trees in full leaf.  "I see pictures in the trees.  Do you see them?"  his mother inquired.


My next personal memory presented itself as images of the painting called **Peaceful Mountain.  Rocks, water and grass painted itself sprinkled with animal shapes, clear and faded.  A figure in white appeared.  What next?

I shot some more photos.  Smile!

 As I look at these uploads, even more shapes appear as floating foams, ever changing.

*** Lately I've been enjoying puppy and kitten shows and videos, increasing my awareness and developing stronger bonds with the animal kingdom and with my own pets.  These gentle positive scenes enhance meditative states of mind and increase relaxation responses.

Little faces come to life, peering eyes, furry coats...."imagine." Where did all the shapes originate?  I am sure they are there all along, waiting for me to catch up with them!

Another day near sunset, grass glowed bright ethereal green Blueish shadows brought multiple dimensions to life.  I felt as if I could see the cartoon segment from the Disney movie  Fantasia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice springing to life!


* David Gilmour, singer songwriter, former member of Pink Floyd, documentary, Wider Horizons on MTVC (Music Television Classics) 2016.  David explores his songwriting and music producing techniques.  How does a musician create and achieve?

** Peaceful Mountain, blog post Out of the Blue 2016, where did all these animals and visions come from?

***Puppy and Kitty shows Too Cute, Cats 101, and Dogs 101, from Animal Planet, watch videos.  Youtube, many resources to learn more about pets, fun and relaxing.

**** Quote  "Trust the Growing Tree"  from A Clever Rabbit Has Three Hiding Places: Strategies for Success in Life by Chao-Hsiu Chen, 2002

+Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940) classical music segments set with cartoon animations, joy and wonder.
Music:  Essentials from Tommy James and the Shondells, Crimson and Clover and I Think We're Alone Now  

Willie Nelson's Super Hits including Pancho and Lefty with Merle Haggard and Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.

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

Photos by Dahlis
Nature's Paintbushes: Three Images of sunspots on the old oak tree .  What do you see painted by sun and shadows?  I see a variety of images, shifting all the time.

Glow Green, sunlight and shadows, motion and stillness