Friday, August 31, 2012

Haiku My Heart–Altar of my Heart


Dear bits and pieces

Gathered along the journey

Altar of my Heart



This week seems to have been gathering intensity every day.

Perhaps because of the blue moon tonight ?

Whatever the reason, finding moments of stillness and peace has been a challenge.

One thing that worked beautifully was taking time to recreate my altar in my studio.

New space, new items, and some old things revisited.

The act of placing each item brings a calm I appreciate.

The end result is like a deep cleansing breath.

In this world of go-go-go, do-do-do, and the rush to finish,

taking quiet moments to feed the spirit is so essential.

I am grateful for my little Altar of the Heart.

Happy Friday, Beautiful Ones !

I hope you get to celebrate this long Labor Day weekend

with some good rest for the weary soul !

For more haiku magic, visit the gang at recuerda mi corazon every Friday.


Spadoman said...

That is a beautiful altar for your beautiful heart. You make the lives of all you touch better with your words of peace and love. You are appreciated. Good sound advice in this Haiku today, to keep an altar for our hearts.

Much Peace

anthonynorth said...

Lovely words and pic.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Friday again - already! I mean, I "knew" it was Friday but I hadn't realized it yet. ha! ha! I'm going to go soak my head.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great post ~ love the 'altar of my heart' line ~ and your altar ~ I too have one in my home ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Great to have you 'visit' . ^_^

Janet said...

Your altar is beautiful. I love the hand holding the butterfly and the stone.

Enjoy your weekend!

somepinkflowers said...

~~Altar of my Heart~~
to call this by name!

{{ clearly
we belong
to the same tribe!


every shell
is sacredly honored .......... }}

deb did it said...

I am breathing with you
My altar is on fire
flaming with love

Lea said...

So lovely these objects of your heart, and the words to share them... the best of blue moon Fridays to you Kim!

Sherry said...

Your altar speaks of inner peace and that space where you can release that deep breath and take in a new one at a much slower pace. Enjoy the long weekend chica! May it be peaceful and filled with bliss ♥

Adrienne said...

I felt that yesterday when I took my camera for an aimless walk to no where. I like this idea of creating an alter of my heart! Enjoy your weekend!

Dawn Elliott said...

Altar making is very similar to me...quiet time, reflecting on each item's story, placing each one in just the right spot...and then gazing upon the finished product with new eyes and memories. Lovely post!

joanne said...

such a lovely 'altar'....seems any bits and collections I have become dust collectors, but that's just my laziness!

jgr said...

Beautiful alter and a lovely post. Quiet time is good for the soul-especially when spent in the studio. Happy weekend to you!

Dianne said...

Very inspiring and zenful... Hope your weekend is the same!

Anonymous said...

The new alter is so peaceful. Enjoy the weekend and the blue moon, and maybe some sun and sand at Hampton? xox

Olivia said...

My Queen has a beautiful altar; I am so glad she took the time to spend some quiet and meditative time and will have a place to go to to enjoy the stillness. xoO

Chèvrefeuille said...

Goodday Kim, Queen of Arts, I ran into your weblog through Rebecca's Haiku My Heart. And I was surprised to see the 'richness' of your art and the spiritual and peaceful radition it gave to me. Awesome!
I am a haiku poet and I am just writing haiku (and sometimes a novel). I have shared one of my haiku with Haiku My Heart.
Your haiku is nice and very strong in the imagery. Well done.
Thank you for sharing.
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Lisa DiNunzio said...

I love your turquoise alter...much harmony there. Every time you do something, it is like the most lovely prayer. ♥Love♥

gma said...

Soul care like this is what keeps me grounded. Your words and altar are beautiful Kim. Peace to you.

Stephanie said...

It takes my breath away...your quiet altar...

and a beautiful monarch, she is speaking so directly to me these days!


Fallingladies said...

This is so what i need more of this week, thank you for the beautiful reminder... To just enjoy the beauty (i don't need to recreate it, it's already there). Your altar is wonderful, ...those heart rocks! Mmm!

Marit said...

I'm all stressed with a 'weary heart' lately, I think I should build me an altar 'cause only the way you talk about it makes me feel calm(er)... thank you my dearest! Enjoy your long weekend!

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beth said...

i just made myself a an alter is calling my name !!
happy weekend beautiful friend !!

rebecca said...

you are a lotus on the altar of life.
thank you for igniting my heart in gratitude and peace.
thank you for your gracious inclusion of everyone on your path of love.

Terri said...

Beautiful post. I love being reminded to go slow and breathe in the day.
Your alter is so wonderful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

In the end, it's the bits and pieces that matter, not the big-ticket items.

The Color of Fire

eb said...


xox - eb.

deb did it said...

There could never be an Altar large enough to hold all of your heartspace!
I adore the feeling of the new look of your amaze and inspire

Cinner said...

Hi Kim, love your altar, hoping you get time for you this weekend. It has been a busy world as of is peaceful coming here. I have missed you.

rachel awes said...

your alter is so beautiful
(of course! it's of you).
much love to your
being + breathing xox

Elena said...

Oh beautiful Queen!