Finding my Bliss

Friday, 29 July 2016

Norwegian Dreamscape Expanded

Meditation Morn
My Dreamscape Meanderings
Heavenly pass~time 


I rose early the first morning at dawn, although I'm not sure if it was dawn really as Norway is after all the land of the midnight sun!  Anyway it was an exceptional time to experience the fjords we were told so I crept out of the cabin, being careful not to disturb my sleeping partner and up onto the open deck.   I was the first to appear, only the staff were out arranging the loungers. What a wonderful feeling almost alone on this massive liner feeling totally in awe of both my traveling home and the deep fjord waters we were slipping silently through.


I climbed up the stairs to the highest deck and stood in absolute amazement at the sheer beauty of this place, I thought I could hear some kind of faint mysterious musical notes, to this day I'm still not sure whether this was my imagination going into overdrive at the whole mystical experience or a distant melody carrying through on the air.....


Later after breakfast not having come down from the most surreal morning I sat quietly by the window basking in the reflections of sea birds floating alongside our starboard view.



It was the strangest of feelings but at the same time it felt very intimate in this watery dreamscape. Like the birds and I along with the slowly moving and changing scenery were all at one, blending and merging so naturally. I felt as though I had undergone a kind of deep spiritual bonding with my environment, something was lastingly imprinted onto my mind, heart and being, I am forever changed.



As you will notice most of the above images are artistic reflection impressions of my time on the fjords. This dreamlike landscape that I found myself merging into I have called my dreamscape. I have hundreds of beautiful accurate representations of the landscape, too many to display here but for me the experience lives on so vividly when I spend time with my passion of creatively pushing the boat out so to speak, meditating on these images, intuitively exploring how I can express further my innermost thoughts and feelings through both words and image.
Little did I know way back when I first picked up my camera taking holiday snap shots where this would all lead, what rich depths of discovery were in store for me! How my life story could be told passionately through the lens, enabling such awareness and gratitude for life.
  
BTW ~  I did not use my big camera on this trip, I used a small compact and sometimes my smart phone. I did not want to be encumbered with the weight and I wanted to keep my awareness free from disruption by technicalities, I shoot in automatic ~ always!



Linking with Rebecca and the Circle of friends at ~
Haiku my Heart

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Norwegian Dreamscape

Hello Petals,

I'm back from the most beautiful of experiences ever....

As a child I sat spell bound in my classroom listening to the teacher's description of far-away places where  rivers flowed through mountain passes by means of some strange sounding water-way ~  the fjords,

I visited the land of my dreams ~




Norwegian Dreamscape ~

Dawn has me breathless,
awed and silenced, standing in reverence 
I slip seamlessly through

Slipping seamlessly through 

this watery dreamscape
where bliss moments rise and merge with the blue

Bliss moments merging into timeless reflections

in this beautiful dreamscape  I'm suspended, I stare,
I see seven sisters falling over rocky hard places
rushing cascading then vanish in mid ~ air

All bow in respect for the vanishing ladies,

the rocky hard places, 
the Divine hand that hewed
this beautiful dreamscape where 
my spirit is floating like some 
slow motion movie I glide silently though

Like the disappearing ladies after cascading and falling

I turn from these moments as they vanish from view
yet their spirits go on surging forever returning
stirring my memory with each day anew...


I dedicate this poem and post to my lovely friends Cynthia & Dennis Taylor who made this all possible, a dream come true.

Reference ~  Seven Sisters Waterfall





Stay tuned for more images of my Norwegian Dreamscape and the extraordinary way I was totally immersed into the experience!

Post Script ~ I noticed today Friday 29th that this post is my 600th ~ I knew it was special!!


Thursday, 16 June 2016

Tinkling

This thing called grief, what is it?    Is it something to fight and conquer or subdue like it's an enemy wanting to hold you down, keep you in it's grip, stifle the life out of you? This is how I have been feeling, like I am held down and captive from fully engaging with life, and yet, there is this ~>
Tinkling, there is this faint awareness of something out there, or perhaps within, or maybe both but it is always there wanting to connect... It is both magical and mystical in nature and I know it can become tangible, these days it is mostly elusive but as long as it calls to me I know I am alive! It is somewhat like the siren calls of mystical mermaids in Greek mythology, beautiful and alluring but perhaps with a hint of risk attached. I have some clues where this thing dwells it can be found in the filtered light coming through some open door or window ~>
Today I came across this beautiful video through an open window, a chance meeting in my life, a coincidence, although some mystics would say there are no coincidences, that everything, every juncture is as it is supposed to be! I'm not sure but what I am sure about is the resonance I had with this conversation. I do not personally know the women chatting but I felt like I was right there with them nodding as they talked about the healing process of creativity how it has the power to transform. It touched me deeply in so many ways, I could relate to this, to past times when creativity gave me a safe place to empty myself while walking the dark paths that straddle life. 
You would be receiving a gift if you were to listen in on the conversation, especially if you need to bring painful hidden feelings to the surface...
See ~>    Flora Bowley in conversation with Shiloh Sophia
Orlando ~> In the wake of yet another episode on the sad register of humankind's hurt to fellow humans what a blessing it is to be a part of an evolving force of sisterhood joining hands across the ether to strengthen all bonds of love....

The Sensory Light  ~ A creative outpouring for Haiku my Heart ~> 

I hear soft tinkling

drifting with sensory light

whisperer of love
  

I see love and trust

holding hands through the ether

a global embrace


Global embrace feels

love's ever~ quickening pulse

a sisterly vibe


The sisterhood vibe

is spreading love and trust through

a window of words


The window of words

floats with the sensory light

permeating Peace

Joining Rebecca and the circle of friends at ~
Recuerda mi Corazon