Friday, March 31, 2017


Writing with *Leaves

Recently we received a Peace Lily.  It grew and flourished.  Tiny buds appeared as if by magic.  Many white ones opened sporting gold centers.  Then, a greenish one reached skyward. 

"It will soon turn white," I thought.

Several days Passed. "Not happening.  It has a green center"

"Turning Green."

It's All Random:
I picked up another story draft (Colors of Love, Sept 1998) and, neatly typed, I read:

Why the green?  In color therapy
** green is sometimes referred to as the 'master color. ' which benefits all conditions.  One always has the option of choosing green, when uncertain about the best color for correcting an imbalance.  Green can be used for strengthening weaknesses.  Green, the color associated with spring, is...the color of renewal.  According to Chinese medicine, green has a healing value for the liver. 

Color therapy uses color from light or...materials to augment healing.  It is applied in a variety of healing arts....psychologists and businesses [can use color] to motivate specific behavior patterns. 

Ivy Plant Grows Love,
a heart shaped leaf

** In various metaphysical and Vedic teachings, the green ray correlates with the Heart Chakra located at the center of the chest....

*** Jou, Tsung Hwa suggested practicing Tai Chi in nature, a green abundance.  In winter or when indoors, practice looking at a green plant.


It's Almost April....springboard for vibrant green

Blog Search Key Word, color green

Related Posts
Colors of Love
Color (Y)our world

* Radical Face, Ben Cooper, Roots, Branches, Leaves and more.  Layered music, deep lyrics.  Writing listening to Leaves today, calming.

** The Way of Qigong, the Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing by Kenneth Cohen.

More Color Therapy
Hands of Light and Light Emerging by Barbara Ann Brennan
Essential Reiki, Diane Stein

*** The Dao of Taijiquan, Way to Rejuvenation by Jou, Tsung Hwa  Healing benfits of Tai Chi.

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

Green Peace Lily, photo by Rob  A white flower appears to your right.
Ivy Plant Growing Love, photo by Dahis  See the heart shaped leaf in your middle right view.

Friday, March 17, 2017


Sifting through random drafts and bits of writing, I discover a story of long ago::

All Alone in the Universe

March 17, 1998

Pausing to read, I relive:

Silver rain rinses down out of a leaden sky.  It looks like my painting of Mont-Saint-Michel in the rain-fog of the Normandy coast as it rests on the wall here in my office....The paint has a grey and green look of Saint Patrick's Day in mid March.  I'm walking in the mist of ghosts of the past.

* Come he come say, ride on the night
Sun become day, day shall provide....

She dance for the sun...
Seek for the way, takin' me home....

She callin',
Bring home my name....

Wind in the plains
Dance once for me....

I pause.  The song Sooliamon recently came to my attention in the previous post, March Forward.  What at the odds?

Reading On:
The music brings up images and feelings of ages past as well as present and future time.  I feel a restless sadness wash over me as I sit at the window and wash the rain (notice I typed "wash" the rain instead of "watch" the rain.)  It's probably just the greyness of an Illinois winter washing away...

But it's more than that.  I stand all alone in the universe in Tai Chi class.  It's cool down, standing meditation after form practice.  We stand like marble, all of us lined up and relaxed (most of us appear to be relaxed).  We breathe deeply and naturally and raise our arms in front of us as if to hold a beach ball.  I slip easily into the "empty mind" framework.  I hear a couple of kids bouncing balls in the gym.  The noise fades...and I feel comfortably alone and warm.  I can feel the "nothingness" inside and outside of me.  If I had to put a color to it, it would be painted golden ochre.  I know there are friends on either side of me, yet at the same time, no one is there.  I feel just like my burnt sienna washed canvas called Invisible Planet, the Jupiter like planet is there, but barely.  The brush skimmed the canvas and swirled out a planet without meaning to create it.  The painting stands stark still and I'm not sure where (if anywhere) it is going. 

I check back into Earth again.  "Cool Down" exercises continue to settle and calm energy (qi) circulated during Tai Chi Yang Long Form Practice (88 pattern).  The calming works!  Without the exercises I feel scattered recklessness of a runaway horse.  I come back in tune with the world around me in the gym: the lights, the basketballs bouncing, the shriek of kids playing....

I think about cranes and clouds....I think back to a pastel painting of Chinese Junks....The ships with painted sails of orange and fire rose up out of the charcoal water like Chinese dragons attacking the tiger.  I thought about painting again, in its own time.

Shaking ourselves out of our individual daydreams, we put on winter sweaters, coats, hats and head out, vanishing into the windows of our separate lives....

Tai Chi class is coming around again soon, where I stand all alone in the universe. 

Key Words blog search Angel, Poetry, Mont-Saint-Michel, Creativity

Related Posts:
March Forward
Ghosts of Myself
Healing Hearts
Running Wild in the Universe
A Different Light, Painting Mont-Saint-Michel
Encounters with Michael, The Artist Meets the Archangel
A Firm Foundation
Building Blocks
Universe Shadows of Cranes

* Neil Diamond, singer-songwriter,  Sooliamon, African Triology, 3 parts

Irish Folk Songs, Readers' Digest Music, album many years ago

Tai Chi Meditation and Motion
Dr. Paul Lam,  Programs for all levels, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Back Pain and more to help with specific conditions.  Tai Chi Music, seminars, youtube

Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming,  All levels of practice, Qigong, Tai Chi Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese music via Wind Records

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

Mont-Saint-Michele, oil painting detail by Dahlis

Stained Glass sparking butterflies, photo by Dahlis

Universe, Shadows of Cranes, oil painting by Dahlis owned by Dr. Paul Lam

Friday, March 10, 2017


It's March already?  How'd that happen?


"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it's summer in the light and winter in the shade," Charles Dickens.

Totally agree, a few minutes ago it was snowing, then bright sun arrived and "now" it is cloudy-bright

* "Come he come say
Ride on the night
Sun become day
Day shall provide..."

The light and shade that made your name~

* "Bring home my name...
Wind in the plains, dance once for me...."

And soon full green will return...

Related Posts:
A Strong Clear Vision
Connect the Dots
The Immediate Rabbit
Wander and Ponder

* The Best of Neil Diamond, The Millenium Collection, MCA Records CD
Soolaimon, original Uni single, subsidiary of MCA 
Neil Diamond/Tom Catalano Production
Neil Diamond, Songwriting Hall of Fame 1984

Empty Sky, 1969,CD, Elton John, piano, organ, electric piano, harpsichord.  All compositions by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Dick James Music, LTD.  The harpsichord drew me right in.

Divide 2017 new music from Ed Sheeran, a wide variety of musical adventures, Atlantic Music Corp for USA, Warner Music for UK

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


Sunsplash, photo by Rob, Los Padres Mountains, California USA

Light through the Window, photo by Dahlis

Fire in the Sky, photo by Rob, California Mountains USA

Golden Beach, detail of oil painting, photo by Dahlis  Sunset/Sunrise?

Chessie Walks Her Timeline, photo by Paul

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


* What If?  We could celebrate all of our birthdays, all of the time?

What can a butterfly mean?  Transformation, rebirth, wonder, dawn of a new day, intuition, going within, and best yet, breakthrough and hope!  Can it be a birthday wish?  Intent?  Reflection?

* "What If we could celebrate all the birthdays we ever had?  And by that I mean including the birthdays that happened a few hundred thousand years ago...what if we realized that most of the people in our lives today are souls we have known and have learned from and with, over and over," Shirley MacLaine

Time:  bent, folded, curved?

Celebrating Simultaneous Time all the Time

Family and Pets, "past and present," birthdays included~

Birthdays Are Forever!

Blog Search Key Words:  Butterfly, Creativity

* Shirley MacLaine, What If, Out on a Limb, The Camino, and other books.  Shirley is an award winning actress, dancer, and spiritual teacher.  Quotes from p 255, What If USA,
The Origami Revolution, folding forms in art, nature, and technology (2017)

Africa, documentary by Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. (2017)  My favorites scenes include rock carvings that resemble butterflies 140,000 years ago, plus tomb paintings, murals and mosaics from ancient times.

Finding Your Roots, trace ancestries with Henry Lewis Gates Jr. DNA and other evidence bring surprises.  L.L. Cool J. and Sean Combes (2016) and other well known people find more about who they are. find more about you.

Radical Face, Ben Cooper, Roots, Branches, Leaves.

Third Man Theme, music from The Third Man, Movie1949

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

Cards by Linda

Flower Blooming