Friday, February 10, 2017

Gather with Heart~

Yesterday  in Tree Spirited Woman Art Journaling class at Mayslake Peabody Estate we sat around the table in the breakfast porch of the dining areas/art studio space and took turns reading from the book.  We have a little discussion about the subject and I think we feel listened to and connected.  We are learning more about each other and it's great. Meeting new people and sharing over art and life.

Here is a paragraph from the book....words from Tree Spirited Women...

"Marriage is when two people choose to love one another and commit to a lifelong relationship. When to agree to marry, it is meant to be for a lifetime. The commitment of marriage means that you will trust you love for the other, even on days when one does not feel the love. It means compromising what one wants for what is best for the two. It means sharing one's time, money, and energy. It is sharing in one another's sorrow, illness, and happiness. Marriage does not put restrictions on one another. Instead, marriage encourages each to become the person they are meant to be. It is no longer living for just the 'Me.'  it is choosing to live for the 'We.' It is in giving a part of oneself each day that one makes a marriage last for a lifetime. 

There are some things that are a mystery, such as how two can become one. Water cannot be separated into parts and still be water; so it is with the partners in a loving marriage. 

Then as we shared around the table the mention of a wedding box was brought up.  I had never heard of to me so I looked it up this morning....

And this I found this image in my little search....I like the chicken wire and the box...I have a box like that....hmmm...I don't have to many dates bust a move on this idea....

Reading in my meditation books this morning...

  • Creativity is a powerful way to celebrate who we are.
  • It is spiritual energy that nourishes our vitality. 
  • It is a way to replace negative thinking with positive action. 
  • When we create, we plant ourselves firmly in the moment and teach ourselves that what we do matters. 
Not sure what My day will be about but I would like to stay open and let it unfold naturally but their is some business that needs taking care of and well got to be adult too. 


  1. " energy that nourishes...vitality...and...replaces negative thinking with positive action..."
    I say, f**ck yeah to THAT!!
    Been avoiding the my husband commissions me to do a graphite drawing...because he knows the truth of the above quote as it relates to his wife. Haha.
    Guess what?
    "...I planted myself firmly in the moment...and [re-]taught myself that what I do matters."
    Thanks, my friend, for your gentle ways of encouraging me.

    1. We do that to each other... encouraging


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