"The Origins of Corn;
This is the female corn.
This is the male.
These are the wild skirts flying
and here is the sweet dark daughter
who passed between those
who were currents of each other's love.
in milky sweetness.
She is the stranger
who comes from a remote land,
another time where Sky and Earth are lovers always
for the first time each day.
where crops begin to stand amid brown dry husks,
to rise straight and certain as old people with yellowed hair
who carry medicines,
the corn song,
the hot barefoot dance
that burns your feet
but you can't stop trading gifts with the land,
putting your love in the ground
so that after the long sleep of seeds
all things will grow.
And the plants who climb into this world
will find it green and alive. "
-Linda Hogan #favorite#corn#mother#poem#blessings#pollen#seedsongs
Yesterday was rough. All day long I struggled. Right up until the moment I finally fell asleep. I didn't have any Keto OS and Jesus felt really far away. My feelings controlled me all day long. Negative feelings. Draggy feelings. Ugly feelings. Why this and why that type feelings. I seem to try to fix my feelings by stuffing food down my throat. If I saw it, I wanted it, and I ate it. That certainly didn't fill or fix anything. Just left me "feeling" more empty and even more like a failure.
This morning I had Keto OS and within a few minutes my stinking thinking cleared. I was able to focus on Jesus and all the blessings He pours out on me even in the midst of a storm. Even if today turns out just as sour as yesterday, at least I have a sweeter attitude to face it.
I know it sounds so silly. It sounds silly that this little drink can change my thinking, that it can completely cut off my cravings and put me in a better mood, (not to mention burns my fat and gives me energy) but it can. I know that God uses things to help people with lots of different problems. He uses other people, He uses medication, He uses doctors, He can use whatever He sees fit. For me, He's using this silly little drink. I know all this probably sounds like a sales pitch, I don't care, that's not my intention. I write about my experiences and what I'm experiencing with this drink is worth writing about.
Here's to a more positive thinking day, trusting in the Lord, and knowing that whatever I face He is there.
Happy moments, lovely family , unforgettable memories, #blessings#greatfamily 😊😊 This is what you call a blessing , when God gives you amazing people out of nowhere in the world in a way you never expected, I almost gave up on being loved 😊
Cheers to allie & elle going nationwide! You will soon be able to buy allie & elle cards at all Paper Source stores! God has blessed me so much with this small biz of mine and this is some super exciting news that I am thrilled to share with you! Now #goshopping 🤗🎉🙏🏻😃 #hustlehard#dreamsdocometrue#blessings
What a fun day! I had eight teenage boys sleep over last night for my son's 15th birthday celebration. Nice to have my waffle recipe #krusteaz appreciated by all. Read the label - always good.
After the dust settled, hubby and I went to the #MilfordOysterFestival to check out the goodies and represent the @newhavenski. PSA - My husband is a #skiracer for their #ski#team and I have represented the #newhavenski as Queen Ambassador in 2000, Membership Chair and wherever else I can help out for last several years. Basically, it's a fun non-profit group with a love for outdoor sports.
The festival was a bit wild so we found someplace to have our #oysters and touch base on the end of our crazy week, in preparation for the next. It's OK to have fun and goal set together. Actually, it's a necessity
The world is your oyster as long as: (1) you give more than you take; (2) you count your #blessings (3) you #goal set with your partner or your mentor; (4) you know where you want to go and have a #plan to get there; (5) you know your #why - why do you want what you want. You have be be fueled by #passion .
Who knew that a dozen oysters could mean so much? Now you know how much I love shellfish in New England...and how much I appreciate #helpingpeople to get where they want to go.
What's the #pearl in your oyster?
Life is about constantly evolving. It's a lesson I'm always learning. The you from yesterday is not the you today, and the you today may not be the you tomorrow. Like the seasons we are always changing, and there's no good dwelling on summer, when you're moving into fall. And when you're in winter, remember that the spring is coming.
I was not the popular kid in highschool. In fact, I spent most of my lunch periods either in the computer room or eating lunch alone in the bathroom. I grew up feeling so out of place and so rejected by the world. And though I know I'm not that girl today, sometimes I revert back to her. Sometimes when I feel rejected I lash out. I flash back to that teenage girl eating by herself on top of a toilet seat and I become angry. I become resentful. I remember how she felt and I lash out at the person that made me feel like that. But I am not her. And she is not me. Not anymore.
Right now I'm transitioning yet again. I love working out. I love challenging my strength and my limits. And to be honest, I've been a little sad lately. I watch people exercise and see them do things I can't currently do. I walked through the tradeshow today and watched crossfitters, with a hint of bitterness. 4 months ago I was doing what they did. I was lifting heavy and I was running fast. And today I can't do that. I'm transitioning. And that has been hard to let go of. I'm pregnant. I'm in a different stage. I'm not the girl that was dead lifting 250 pounds. I don't know if I will be that girl again. And that's hard to acknowledge.
I didn't like the girl in highschool and even she was hard to let go of. I loved the weight lifting, heavy squatting girl. And she's even harder to let go of. But I have to. I am not her anymore. I'm transitioning. I'm in a new season and I know I have to embrace this season.
At first I would sit on my bed and wonder when I'll ever be able to do the things I did again. Will it be 2 years, 3 years, 4 years? Today I realise it doesn't matter. Even if the answer is never, it doesn't matter. To move into a new phase of life I have to let go of the old phase. To grow, I have to be willing to change... ⬇️⬇️⬇️
May YOU be happy, healthy, safe and free from suffering, may I be happy, healthy, safe and free from suffering. May ALL beings be happy, health, safe and free from suffering. Today is day 3 of #yogaforpeace challenge and the theme is loving kindness. See if you can find a pause, just for a breath or two and bestow this blessing. This is the practice of loving kindness. One of my favorite quotes is 'be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle'. This is a really good reminder for me to bring as much compassion and love as I can muster to even the most challenging of situations. #belove#spreadkindness#blessing#prayer#meditation