In a little greenhouse in a garden...
among the rows of twisted grapevines.....
near the Northern coast of California......
Magic was spun with lanterns and lights, flowers and faerie dust, fabulous food and fantastic friends.....
as we toasted my dear friend Patricia and celebrated her birthday. Life is good.
Beautiful photos and decor, courtesy of Pat and Greg.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thank you to all of you who shared your thoughts to your 15 year old self.
I'm going to print all of the responses that I've received on parchment paper and create a small book for my granddaughter. Please know that by your generous sharing of yourself, your words of experience and wisdom are being passed on. Here is my letter ....
Here's the truth.....YOU are much more powerful, unique, and precious than you have any idea that you are. You have actually not met up with your Self yet, and you won't for many many years into the future, but if you could see HER, you would realize what a beautiful and brilliant gift to the world, you are. You would be able to see your potential and walk purposely and with confidence, forward. But, perhaps we aren't given to know that, at 15yr..... because, like a petal on a flower, there is a gentle and precious joy in the very act of unfolding.....in the first steps of our dance. As they say, it is not the destination, but rather the journey.
Let your dance be balanced with Grace. As you spin, leap and reach, feel the centering quality of Grace, like a light beam, through your body.
With the power of Grace to center you, look outside of yourself and see the beauty in others. Allow yourself to be moved by love.
Allow yourself to be moved by love. Allow yourself to be moved by love.
Take it slowly. Enjoy this time of high energy and confusing emotions. Everything that you are feeling....the confusion and the confidence...the fear and the bravado....are exactly what you are suppose to be feeling....so FEEL those emotions and learn to trust in your own inner knowing.
Always take a moment to ask yourself if what you are doing "feels" right to YOU. Check in with your SELF. Listen to your SELF. Trust your SELF.
Be true to your SELF. Take it slowly. Take it slowly. Take it slowly.
You will never know it all. You don't have to know it all. You're not supposed to know it all. It's okay not to know. It's good not to know. Not knowing will be the doorway into discovery throughout your whole life. Get comfortable with not knowing. Get comfortable with not knowing.
Get comfortable with not knowing...... and glory in it. It is always about the question and never about the answer.
Learn all that you can. Soak it up and then express it with your own twists and interpretations. Think beyond what is accepted as true....beyond the normal and the known. Press your thinking forward. Never settle. Never settle. Never settle.
Friends are your mainstays. Boy friends are great fun, but your girl friends will be there for you, through-out your life to help you, support you and cheer you on. Invest in your friendships. Regard them as precious.
Respect them and honor them. Trust and be trustworthy.
Remember that your family loves you no matter what you do, how you act, what you say. Family is the crown jewel in our lives.
Respect them and honor them. Be trustworthy.
You are literally creating your life with your thoughts and your feelings and your attitudes.
Respect yourself, honor yourself and be trustworthy.
You can Do, Be and Have anything that you can set your heart and mind upon. Work the muscle of visioning. See your dreams, feel your dreams, and then walk confidently towards your dreams.
LIfe is about growth. Your life is about the unfolding of YOU. It is a game to play. Don't take yourself too seriously. Laugh a lot and cry some too.
And always know that your Grandmother loves you with all her heart. In her eyes you always shine pure and whole and spectacular !
Saturday, March 6, 2010
My 15 yr. old grand daughter asked this of me........
"..... i was thinking, if i could give advice to the twelve year old me i would have loved to. but i cant, its impossible so i was wondering, what advice would you have given your 15-16 year old self?
if you could come back in time to leave a letter, what would it say? honestly?"
Interesting question..... :)
I'm wondering ...what would you say? Even if it's just one line....I'm really interested in what you would say to your 15 yr. old self.