The bright light of May is dim at the moment as the 3rd day of rain continues. It is a Cat in the Hat Day which means that (from our windows), we are watching sheets of rain relentlessly pound the earth with no end in sight. It is all a blessing because we know that our friends - the trees, the plants & flowers are getting a long & well deserved drink.
As we observe our backyard nature in awe, our drive to be happy continues right smack in the middle of some serious "global family" chaos. As the full moon looms in a thick grey sky above, our farewell to Oprah (next week) seems more sorrowful & sadder than ever. We are saying goodbye to one of the greatest spiritual healers of our time.
On a bright note, Brady & I spotted a Baltimore Oriole yesterday at approx 9am right outside the kitchen window. Its colors of bright marmalade, black stripes & spots of white were astonishing as always. It appeared in its usual magical flurry. It zipped up, it zipped down & around the bush and--- puff it was gone! This was my 3rd Baltimore Oriole sighting since we have moved here (all in the month of May). You take notice when you see a bright orange bird fluttering round your back yard.
I am grateful to be sitting in the house at the moment. There is some gnarly energy out there and it must be that full moon again. I read in Yahoo Astrology yesterday that our golden Buddha was born under a full moon in the month of May. How wonderful is that?
As our unfavorable events concern us and our "global Family" is challenged,
I can only go within for the answers & pray & ask how to help "keep the balance" of this planet in check.
The fury in Afghanistan, Pakistan (what the fuck?!), Syria, The Ivory Coast and even our own Gilgo Beach have us all in wonder of where are we going here... All I can do is Get Over Myself, be more informed, be less emotional and never give up on helping and protecting those that need it most.
Do you guys remember when I said once, (Jess Eldridge loved it the most). "I am sending Puffy (my 7 lb. dwarf bunny) to take Osama Bin Laden down. Do you see what Puffy did all the way from heaven? Miracles are everywhere!
Lastly, we are saying goodbye to Oprah Winfrey very soon. I have to thank everyone who reminded me to tune in (since 2004). Not only did she reintroduce me to our dearly beloved, Maya Angelou, she illuminated the message of the amazing Eckart Tolle and his groundbreaking ideas of life without the ego (thank you Mr. Tolle for saving my life) and even to our very dear Goldie Hawn's 10 minute version of meditation. Goldie swears by happiness, I love that one.
Today Oprah met with Ralph Lauren & his family (on his Get-Away Ranch). The man and his family are as blessed as could be. These people are beaming with happiness (from the right place). Their success is happiness. I twittered him today. Please read below.
"I am inspired by the world."--Ralph Lauren on Oprah Winfrey 5/18/11
Other than Oprah's ability to bring her heart, her interpretation of this lovely world, her offering to others, is her calm & assertive voice. I will miss her voice each day at that time. I can thank Oprah for her deepest message and that is to listen, give your heart & never stop loving. She lifted me on many days. I hope that I get to meet her someday (I am using the Secret Laws of Attraction here; wink wink) and thank her myself.
Thank you everybody for reading in your busy days. Being a grown up means that we are so busy all of the time. Ha Ha Mommy - you are going down!!! Everyday I try my best to Get Over Myself (can I get a trademark here?) and my bullshit ways, and keep "hope" close to the heart. Let's all pray for the women, children & animals who need our fierce protection at all times.
With Love & Sincerely,
P.S. You are all awesome.