Inner Excavations

January 22, 2011

I just bought this great book that I want to share with anyone who has numerous aspirations, like myself, and have ever hoped to tie some of them together. The book Inner Excavations- Exploring yourslef through Photography, Poetry, and Mixed Media by Liz Lamoreux was suggested on one of my favorite podcasts, Tranquility Di’Jour (previously know as “Hip Tranquil Chick”). In my quest for expressing my creativity, this book is a great resource that uses creative sparks to ignite the artistic candle in my daily life.

My first excavation has been to begin taking photos once a week of a typical day. The point of this exercise was to really look at the beauty that surrounds me, and find them in my photography.

The second idea I got from the book, that I am totally keeping forever, is making a Word Toolbox. I found a skinny notebook, and began writing words that jumped out at me while I was reading. I have always thought about doing this kind of thing, and it’s funny to me that I am now doing it because someone else suggested it.

These were my daily pics..

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Intentional Bowing

October 9, 2010

I feel like this would be a beautiful 6th/7th Chakra poem for Child’s Pose. Last night we had our last Chakra workshop with the lovely Madeline. 😦 It was silly, full of tails and tales, opening up, and candles. For my 5th Chakra came a bit of poetic inspiration even before the class. My last post was about wanting to include more poetry in my day, and low and behold it happened to be very 5th Chakra. Here is the except from the Veda’s that I was guided to this morning, and I though it was perfect for a Child’s Pose focusing on intention, and on giving attention to one’s higher self.

O Lord, thou art on the sandbank

As well as in the midst of the current;

I bow to thee

Thou art in the little pebbles

As well as in the calm expanse of the sea;

I bow to thee

O all-pervading Lord,

Thou art in the barren soil

And in the crowded places; I bow to thee

-from Veda XVI

“As you make your metaphorical bow to this power, recognize the you’re bowing to yourself. The all-pervading energy of intention pulses through you toward your potential for a purposeful life” -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer