Month: June 2019

New Moon Ritual
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New Moon Ritual

During the new moon phase you don't exactly see the moon so it appears that there isn't one on these nights. In actuality the light from the moon is being hidden from the earth because the side that's illuminated is facing away from us. This symbolizes a beginning of a new cycle and a chance for a clean slate. The full moon phase (see past blog post) reveals what we need to release and let go. By the time the new moon approaches we tend to have clarity on the new that we want to create and the steps we would like to take to make this happen. I have a ritual to help with setting intentions for this new cycle. Here's what you will need: White candle Poster board Scissors Journal/Notebook paper Pen Marker Tape or push pin/thumb tack Meditation music (YouTube) Optional it...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #17: Delayed, Denied, or Divine?
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #17: Delayed, Denied, or Divine?

Legend had a great month in May! He's gaining weight, growing taller, and controlling his episodes better when he throws up and struggles to breath. He has a new care team. He's been doing great in therapy exceeding the expectations that his old company had set for him. He's more alert and becoming increasingly active each passing day. He's showing up everyday and letting us know that God is still in control. We got good news a few days ago about his insurance and are on track to get a new team of specialist and additional therapy. A day after the good news we ran into a new stumbling block, but I know we will get through it. It's already being worked out for the good. I have a new alternative remedy that we will be trying this month too. As I look back over Legend’s life, I'm constantl...
My Soul Teacher Lesson #16: Run
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My Soul Teacher Lesson #16: Run

I pulled up to Jr.'s school on Friday. I asked him if he was going to have a good day. He said yes. There was no hesitation, tears, or hints of fear in his voice. He said, "I'm not going to cry at nap time today because you always come back to get me." As many times as Jarvis Sr. And I have reassured Jr. that one of us will always pick him up from school and that we will never leave him, this is the day that it finally clicked for him. When we walked to his class out on the playground, he ran away to go play without telling me bye. His teachers were elated too to see his enthusiasm. I waved and walked away with the reminder from above that as I too leave my comfort zone and run through the doors that have already opened for me, God will always be there for me and will never leave me.
Featured Painting: “Agony”
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Featured Painting: “Agony”

Agony: Extreme physical or mental suffering I painted this a few days after I painted Visions of Freedom . This was during a trying time for me. This was also my first day of "Sober September" when I made a conscious decision to let go of a habit that didn't serve me anymore. It was tough. I was struggling with other situations as well at the time. I knew I had two choices. I could allow everything that I was going through break me, which would have been easy. Or I could allow it to build me. I chose the latter and journeyed through the process. In some of the religions that I'm familiar with, suffering is a part of the human experience that leads to a spiritual awakening. That awakening is followed by a great reward. In the Bible for example, men like Job, Joseph, Daniel, Saul and the I...