Wednesday, January 25, 2017

THE LONGEST MINUTE

* "I'm being erased...."

Several years ago I experienced an ** "out of sink" (sync) experience.  I felt multidimensional?  What is this?




* A couple of days (daze?) ago I watched * Back to the Future movie, all of it, all at one "time."  Back to the Future is a blend of comedy, intensity, suspense, light, dark, space-time and more.  Photographs of people were mysteriously being erased in the movie?  Every time I watch these scenes, I learn something new, reluctantly.   

This time I learned most of my sleeping dreams are actually observing myself, like in a movie.  Until recently, most of my current life was spent observing a timeline, rather than experiencing and enjoying moments.  Now that I am more aware, now what? 




As the the movie unrolled, I also noticed the time travel car's dashboard programed for "time" of arrival and departure....what does that mean?  Shades of keypads to come ~ rethink keypads? 

One Minute Meditation
+ After seeing the numeric dashboard, I thought about number combinations "noticed" often on the digital clock such as 11:11 (new beginnings, being rewired to receive higher vibrations safely).  Lately I pause and take a couple of deep breaths, stand still, free of thought, and stretch while these sequences float by.  Sometimes the minute is "long" and sometimes it is very short.  When the clock changes, I continue on with my day or night~

If get a full minute to watch the clock in stillness, I get restless.  "This is the longest minute ever."  Other number combinations I watch are 444 and 108.  However, when "I stop the clock" I feel better! 

Einstein, the dog in Back to the Future, experienced a time travel experience. 

* "He skipped a minute."










**** "There is no difference between the visible and the invisible ~ None."





Related Posts:
** Out of Sink Experience

*** Magic Numbers

**** By an Unfaltering Trust

Resources:
* Back to the Future, movie starring Michael J. Fox, 1985, Universal Studios, Steven Speilberg, Robert Zemekis. 

+ Number Sequences, Healing with the Angels, book by Doreen Virtue.  All things Angel~

Shirley MacLaine, actress, author, spiritual teacher, Book, Out on a Limb, changed my life.  Other books The Camino, What If, Out on a Leash, and more


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

Photos by Dahlis
Shadows of Light

The Longest Minute

The Longest Minute muted

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A ROOSTER'S TALE

* Celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Rooster





Some years ago, while learning and practicing Tai Chi, I loved best of all the movement called "Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg."  I had yet to achieve it, and it took time and patience and perseverance.  One day in class I could do it!  Excitedly and happily I touched "elbow to knee" and held it!

Much later, a Chinese Doctor told me, "When the Rooster Stands on One Leg it means Achieving Goals."   

Then, I found out that the Rooster is a symbol in Chinese Astrology.  I looked up my birth year and happily found "I am a rooster!"  The rooster stands for determination, achievement, even humor!

So I set about to paint the rooster.  How would I do that?  All painters painted the bird in a different style.  I'll create my own.

I knew the rooster painting would be light, quick, and fun.  You live for these paintings: effortless.

I grabbed a large brush and contemplated the colors: ivory black, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red, a bit of yellow ochre light.  I wanted the effect of the paint to be more of a wash of colors instead of thicker paint. 

Where to begin?  I hovered over the canvas, as I often do, brush in hand with no paint on it.  I paused, then touched the brush to the canvas forming an "invisible outline" quickly over the painting.  This pre-plans the space the finished painting will occupy, so it doesn't get lopsided in the glow of the spontaneous brushstrokes and colors to come.

Where to begin?  The head? I always start with the head.  Not right. The chest, feet?  Not right.  I sensed an intuition,

"Paint the tail first."  I never start with the tail of a creature!  I resisted. 

"Paint the tail first."

Well, illogical, but I will try it anyway.  What if the tail takes up most of the painting?

** "What If"

With bold abandon and determined strokes, I took a large brush filled with black paint and a leap of faith.  OK, the tail is painted?  Now what?  I brushed in the body, then the legs and feet.  The head came in.  So now I had painted the entire picture backwards from what I have always done. 

The eye was last.  What expression? 
Keep looking Up!



*** Dan Millman met a spiritual mentor. 
"Specializing in Humor, Paradox, and Change."


Related Posts:
Effortless
Joey the Collie

Resources:
* Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, world wide

Local Celebration St. Joseph (SW) Michigan USA Sunday Jan 22, 3 PM, St. Joseph High School.  Music, Chinese Dance, Fun, Food.  Bridge to China

Chinese Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

** Wild Kratts, the Kratt brothers host animated creature tales including Chinese Colors, featuring a Golden Pheasant, among other animals and birds.  The Chinese Pheasant is brilliantly colored.  Some Tai Chi forms call the standing on one leg movement, Golden Pheasant Stands on One Leg.

***  Dan Millman, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, A Book that Changes Lives. Quote from Mentor Socrates' business card.

Lillian Too's Book of Chinese Wisdom, spiritual magic for everyday living.

Tai Chi and Qigong
Dr. Paul Lam, Tai Chi for Health World Wide, music for Ta Chi
Dr. Yang Jwing-ming, YMAA.com, books, Traditional Chinese Music, instruction
Jou, Tsung Hwa, Tai Chi Farm, books and more
Terry Dunn, Yang Long Form and more
Yang Family Tai Chig
18 Form Taiji Qigong, Master Wing Cheung

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

Painting by Dahlis
A Rooster's Tale

Saturday, January 7, 2017

EPIPHANY GIFT

Point of Entry
On January 6 Celebration of Epiphany, our "great furry" kitten arrived in the midst of a blizzard.  He was crouched and crying on our back patio steps.  We warmed him and fed him and took him into our hearts.  Look at him now he is 17 pounds of very soft and furry black and tan with hints of silver.  

Eyes Wide Open
Here we see Ruff  all decked out and asleep on a patterned blanket.  However his protective "eye spots" appear to be staring at us with the look of "leave me alone" expression.  The eye spots only appear when the light is just right to pick up the tiny silvery toned hairs just above his eyes.  "Beware of the Cat~"





Teen Ruff
When Ruff was younger, he appeared all eyes and feet.  Look at the size of those paws!  Snow Shoes for winter starting in the spring. He looks like he has two pairs of eyes counting his protective eye spots.





It is the blue and white winter here.  I reflected back to White Stag, sprinkled with snow and stars.  I marvel at the adaptations of people and creatures to evolve in ever changing climates and shifting seasons. 



Mane Event
Ruff grows massive hair in the winter, he looks like a small wolverine as he bounds through the snow.  However, gentle Ruff  likes indoor weather much better in a warm deep den called "home."  He looks forward to brushing, and purrs applause.  "Our Little Viking~"



 


 Winter Moonset
  

* "And now the moon like a white rose shone~"  W.B. Yeats


Related Posts: 
CATaclysm Ruff Arrives
Mane Event
Legend of the White Stag, Feb 6, 2012  
Stars and Snow, Spirit of Phoebe, "Phoebe is a spirit cat

Resources:
How to Speak Cat by Alexandra Sellers 

Norwegian Forest Cat, Ruff, a mixed breed, has many characteristics of a Forest Cat.  You Tube, scoggskat videos, Cats 101 Norwegian Forest Cat


Poetry for Young People W.B. Yeats edited by Jonathan Allison, illustrated by Glenn Harrington


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

Photos  
Eyes Wide Open, Teen Ruff, and The Mane Event, photos by Dahlis

White Stag detail of oil painting by Dahlis  The stag is on your lower right

Winter Moonset, photo by Rob