• Musings,  Seraphs Quill

    Cultivating Dao: Working Toward Pledges

    I may have mentioned quite recently that I “obtained” Dao and that I was in the midst of processing all that I learned during the 3 Day Seminar I attending in conjunction with my “activation”. I am still processing. Perhaps that’s why I haven’t been as active on here as I was for a time. See, the information didn’t stop coming in after that 3 Day Seminar. I’ve also been active within our local budding community ever since. Between attending an “etiquette” class, in which we learned the behaviors and motions associated with a respectful cultivator, our weekly Dao class, and the New and Full Moon gatherings… There has been even more to process.…

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    The Importance of Self-Care

    Hello, again! This was the thought that went through my mind when I woke up this morning… lol We’re rolling with the punches, though, right? We’ve got this! Yesterday I mentioned re-accessing my priorities. When I spoke to Dh he said, “you’re still going to ‘meditation’, right?” See, twice a week I go to my beautiful soul sister’s studio. From the goodness of her heart, she conducts guided meditations which encourage us to breathe deeply. For me, this is especially beneficial given that I tend to be a shallow breather (unless I consciously focus on it, of course). This has actually led to some health problems for me. Who would…

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    Sometimes “Good Enough” IS Enough: A Musing From the Path

    A Happy Monday morning to you, my friend. Did the weekend treat you well? I do hope so. What is on the agenda for today? For me, I’m focusing on self-care, on regaining my equilibrium, physically as well as spiritual. I am grateful that I am not as “out of whack” as I have been in the past. In the past, vertigo has hit me so hard that it would lay me up in bed for days. The belief was that it was an “inner ear infection” brought on by bad drainage of allergies. Over the years, though, I’ve come to realize that while that may be the case, it is…

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    Nurturing the Buddha Seed Within

    Have you ever had an experience that seemingly turned your entire life upside down? One that seemed to change the way you viewed the world itself? It may seem like an exaggeration, but that was what last weekend was for me. I am still in awe of the enormity of it all. Such revelations! Personally and with regard to my worldview (spiritual and mundane). That’s what’s taking the most amount of time for me to process, and as I understand it from others who have experienced the same 3-day seminar, one will continue to do so for many, many days (if not years) to come. After all, growing a “saint”, a “buddha”…

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    Still Around and With Focus – What’s Coming Up

    Hello, again, dear friend. I bet you were beginning to wonder whether something happened to me or not. After all, I was getting pretty prolific in my posts there for a while, then nothing the past week. The past 7 days have been pretty busy around here. Not least of all is the fact that the kids are now out of school for the summer, and given that this is the first summer in our new beach-town home, LB and I are planning to enjoy it. We’ve already made a trip to the waterpark we have season passes to, which Dh and I gifted our family with this past holiday season. And…

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    Peace and Comfort

    When I was a child, I spent a great deal of time at my maternal aunt and uncle’s house. My aunt was a stay-at-home-mom, so she watched me while my mom and dad were at work until I was old enough to go to school. At that time in my life, I think I actually spent more time at their house than I did my own. She and my uncle were like a second set of parents to me. My cousins were like the siblings I never actually had. Years later, my grandmother lived with them, and when I visited, it held a feeling of “home” for me. The place…

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    Friday Funnies!

    Happy Friday to you, my friend! Today is actually a “chill day” at the Gentle Visibility Blogfest, but I did want to pop in to wish you a happy weekend! At least to those of us who have the weekend off. To those of you that have to work… You have my deepest sympathies. Been there, done that, and I much prefer the whole “being off” thing. Hang in there, and have the very best time that you are able. But, I’m here to put a little fun in your Friday afternoon. Just gotta do it because life itself seems all too serious at times. If we don’t make our…