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It Was One Heck Of A Ride!!!

Published August 19, 2018 by tindertender

Jam packed full of events and sights to see, tensions ran high amid all the chaotic adventures.

The tour of the gardens was spectacular, the whale watching had me on the edge of my seat and offered up a face and mouth full of salt water. I had no idea it was that salty, although I don’t think I ever really thought of it before. The city of Victoria BC is beautiful, and clean, with so many shops and a long, long history!

Below are a few of the pics from my trip …

Gardens ~

Whales ~

Sea Lions ~

The Govenor’s House was amazing, the rooms … most of them … were ‘no entry’ but what we were able to see was incredible! Ahhh, Queen Victoria … if the DNA test was accurate, I am to believe she is my distant relative!!

Once back in Seattle the tour of the new glass floors in the Space Needle was interesting.

The Chilulay Glass Museum was phenomenal …

… and the Phantom of the Opera made me cry.

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This vacation was chuck full of so much, the nerve body was ramped up with energies and the patience wore thin. It will take me a week to absorb all the details. What a whirl-wind! I am grateful my friend and I can still say we are … friends … even when the inner Dragon and Tiger shows up!!

It is time to get back to routine.

As I swam in a sea of a go-go-go schedule, chaotic emotion, and frustration which challenged the work I’ve been doing, I’ve neglected my inner sanctuary … for four days.

There is much to be learned from this experience. My inner fortress needs built up … weak spots have been observed, and a fresh approach to the work remaining is at hand.

SO!! Here we go again.

Release And Flow

Published July 26, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by John Paul Summers

Sometimes a need to control every outcome can cause a whirlpool instead of forward movement. Loosening ones grip and surrendering to the flow in trust, will bring one exactly where they need to be.

Resisting the urge to put distance between self and others can be a challenge. Asking for help or support, or giving help and support without hesitation or question may not have been something practiced in the past. This needs attention, for a burden shared is a burden halved. Now is not the time to withdraw and be alone, nor is it time to leave another in need.

Be aware. Be caring. Be compassionate. Reach out and be a friend and allow others to be a friend to you.

Let Two Be One

An action which can marry soul and shadow so that wholeness and balance may be achieved is this: “Share your thoughts”.

You have hopes and dreams and goals and ideas. Do not guard your ideas jealously nor keep them locked within for fear that another may steal them, or offer ridicule instead of support. It is time to share your vision. Speak of your dreams to others. Connect with those who share your goals and hopes for they may be able to help you realize your dreams sooner.

You will not achieve the outcome you desire if you are unwilling to act upon your intentions. It is not as simple as wanting something to happen, or believing that it will happen. You have to make it happen, and to make it happen requires that you be willing and ready to do whatever is necessary. For everything you desire, you must be willing to give of yourself in return.

Hidden Messages Of Mind

Published March 14, 2018 by tindertender

subconsciousIt never ceases to amaze me how my defenses stir, even when there is really no reason for it. First defense, then embarrassment and a desire to close the self down to certain situations. As I notice these energies in my mind and body  I find that there is a shift, quickly from one to the other, even to something like shame … which is weird.

When intention to share stems from a beautiful and loving space of the heart and finds itself faced with different formats … I hesitate to call it rules and regulations … but different structures, a feeling of not belonging, of being out of place, of separateness arises, even when the differences are subtle.

Here I thought I was doing quite well, yet this experience teaches me that in order to move forward I must allow myself to be exposed, and be open to learning new things without judgement. It is true, we are our own worst critic (although some would deny this). I am happy these emotions have shown themselves, for this allows me to further my personal work.

Remaining open can be quite difficult when the instinct is to shut down, turn tail and run. It is really a very interesting thing that is happening in my mind, so I’ll observe it and work with it and see where it leads.

Dawn Of A New Day

Published January 20, 2018 by tindertender

light-shining-dark-abstract-background-37706186Light shines in a darkened room, with it comes soft sounds of music. A hum sounds out as water is purified. My mind slips into forested trails where birds sing and critters roam.

Love longed for, near, yet far. A wall of glass, and invisible barrier, separates two … and more. An ache makes itself known, not sharing cause.

Direction for today is yet to be determined, choices presented are many. Massage sounds nice and so does a mineral bath, but what tugs at my heart strings is a stroll through the forest. This is where I will begin.

Nuance and Fine Lines

Published December 28, 2017 by tindertender

I met a friend, she and I traveled together. We were being followed by a group of males. Our vehicle, which was a small bus, stopped working. We found ourselves walking and did our best to duck in and out of places so as not to be seen. Danger lurked around every corner, behind every bush, it seemed most people were out to take what they wanted, to do what they pleased, regardless of how it affected anyone else.

I found myself in a cafe, alone, although there were other patrons. A man sat at the table in front of me, a military man. He was young, sipping his drink. I left the building for a moment, thinking it would be safe to leave by hand bag. Upon return, this man pointed out that I must have ‘dropped’ my bag before leaving, it was found on the floor, under the table, most of the money had been removed. I studied the face of this young man, and I told him that I hadn’t dropped it at all, and it was my belief he had removed the funds, and I wanted them returned. He agreed and returned them, stating I could not have proven it. I pointed to the server and mentioned the cameras in the facility and how it was possible to view the footage. The server smiled and nodded yes, it could have gone this way.

Meeting up with my traveling companion, we found a huge house and decided to walk into the entry which was open and led to a wide open space. There were doors which led into glass walled rooms, carpeted with light shag, cozy. Another female saw me and made it clear we were not permitted to be there, I left.

Am I also one who does what I choose, walking into places without permission, not considering anothers wishes? Or do I search for someone so that I might ask for permission, seeking refuge from a dangerous, outer world?

It is said that what we see, is simply a reflection of who we are. Although this may be true, (since we have ALL within us), many people put forth great effort to do the right thing, to steer clear of that which takes advantage of, or intrudes upon another.

We may consider doing something which we see, and know is not acceptable, it is our actions which tell the truth of who we are. While there are those who seem to do the right thing on the surface, it is what happens behind closed doors which tell the truth of who they are. Mimickers of good are not able to fake it all the time. Those who do good will confess to a wavering mind, humbled, perhaps even with a little shame, always the first to tell on themselves. This gives ample opportunity for the faker to beat them up and spew vile rumors, attempting to darken the purity of these ones, yet they only show the true color of their own heart.

It is in the nuances, very fine lines, easy to deceive those who are not listening and watching. “Observance” is a good habit to get into. Sit on a bench for awhile, and see. No need to speak, for there will be plenty of that going on already.

Nuance

 

Endless Possibilities

Published December 26, 2017 by tindertender

Infinity

A good, healthy life.
To be alone, yet not.
Developing skills dormant within,
Improving self.

My wish for others and for me.
Opportunity to gain what is needed,
To advance in perceptible ways.
Supported by loving family.

Seen, unseen …
Disrupted only for benefit.
Forgiving heart, fortified,
Nurtured.

Bigger picture to see.
Broadening imagination,
Attempt made to release
Implanted barriers.

Knocking down walls,
Assuming no limits.
Possibilities … endless,
Open mind.

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