Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September - The Be Wise Month

September ?

How did it possibly get here so quickly ?


Once again, I feel like I am just playing along at my own speed while the entire world is going in fast forward. Sometimes I worry that I am being left behind. Other times, I think I have figured it out, and that this is the only way for me to be.

Anyway, this month is starting off at a pace that is definitely leaving me far behind the pack, still at the starting gate. Worry snuck in again big time last night...Challenges are back...Life went from relatively peaceful to pretty damn chaotic in the span of about an hour...Not a good night around here...

This morning, I was feeling pretty desperate for solutions, had a nice pounding headache, was feeling super stressed, wanting to take action but so unclear about what to do. You got it ! I am stuck in WORRYLAND again !!!

Then the little voice said to "Try and take hold of the ideas you had in this post, and most especially this comment that you got about it just yesterday" :

Kat's Custom Kreations said...
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing that fabulously beautiful post with us all!
It has brought me to tears! I have posted it on my Facebook and hope that exponential others are blessed by your taking a few moments to share your thoughts and situation. You just never know when something you are going through will shine a light onto someone elses situation and together we can all triumph! Maybe a little worn around the edges, but with more dignity and character than when we began our journey! Blessings to you!


I can't quite express how much this comment from Kat touched me. It made me feel like my path is good somehow, at least for right now.


So here is the art journal page I created this morning. It was done in a super frenetic way - not relaxing play, that's for sure. It is certainly not my favorite in terms of art work but man, I need to hold on to the message today !



(art journal page - Be Wise)

quote from Maya Angelou

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All I can do today is :

with my whole heart.

I am keeping the journal page open and placed with my bowl of heart rocks that have found me along the way. A little altar to being wise, waiting to worry and a reminder to try, try, and try.

Welcome to September, Babies !

New Month, New Mantra, right ?

11 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

September slipped in very sneakily if you ask me!!

As for worrying...the more we try not to worry sometimes, the more we actually worry.

I love your quote, I love the idea of having a new mantra.

I love that you are going to try to not worry but you will still worry because worry can promote change and solutions...the trick is to not let worry paralyze you...put it to work for you. And I know that you will. Because it's who you are.

And what a lovely comment left for you by Kat. You do give and others receive. Perhaps some of the angst you are going through right now is meant for you to share as it will help so many others. I see that as hugely "you" my dear one. Sending you vibes and hugs of calmness and hope.

jgr said...

Hi Kim,
I love your journal page and it fits right in with my life right now. I am sending good energy your way.

joanne said...

*sigh... like i could have written it too... worries... they creep in, sometimes through tiny cracks and sometimes they just wash over like a giant tsunami... i can sooo relate... so many things i dream of and so many times feeling left behind... moving like molasses while everyone else is moving like the rushing rapids...

your journal page is perfect... your heart rocks so incredibly peaceful...

comments like Kat's are like pearls... string them together for days like these... they are precious... some days we give, others we receive... an in the giving we receive and in the receiving we give...

sending you a big hug today :)

Snap said...

Try is good. Try is sometimes all you can ask of yourself. That is good.

littlescrapsofmagic said...

Hang in there, sweetheart! You are one of the most amazing women that I know. Truely, you will be okay. I know it in my heart. Breathe deeply, just breathe.

Olivia said...

I hear you, Kim! I understand. Boy, aren't we all there sometimes. And for MONTHS at a time, sometimes. Even years.

I think that your post shows that we can bless others' lives no matter what kind of mess we are or our lives are. That is great encouragement to me!

My latest mantra is that we all feel bad some days. All of us. Even people who seem up-up-up online have huge challenges, personal issues, depression and despair, etc. We all feel bad some days.

The next day sometimes everything can turn around. Or not. But life still has value and so do we.

I love your transparency, Kim, which really encourages me as always,

Love,

O

Alberta said...

You know, I believe that worrying is is simply in someone's makeup or it's not. My mother, sister, and one of my sons are all worrywarts from way back, and I'm not. Maybe I just lack the attention span, but, even in my darkest times, I've not been one to worry. Of course, it's easy to say, "Why cry twice?" But from the pain and anxiety that I've seen my loved ones experience I think it goes so much deeper than that: a predispostion just like being an introvert or an extrovert. I realize that I have been blessed, or, perhaps, I just have a rare gift for denial: I just wish I could share it with you right now. All I can say is, you know you have the tools, so try to have faith. I'm thinking of you. This will pass; that I know!

Love to you Kim,
Alberta

Debbie said...

I feel like life is zooming by! I guess that comes with age but I don't care for it.

Kate said...

Kim,

I loved your page. I can't believe its Sept either. Its cooler so I really do feel Fall coming.

Kate

patti said...

You are so wise Kim! It's a great quote.

Worrying does not change anything and my antidote for it is to DO soemthing, get active - dig in the garden or scrub out the refrigerator, empty closets.

Anything will do really, as long as it keeps you physical and distracted, the mind in neutral.

Sending you some calming vibrations - everything will be alright...

Anne said...

Hi, Kim! What a fabulous quote and a fabulous journal page! Stunning! Blows me away! I love love LOVE it! :-)