Posts Tagged ‘power of intention’

When I was a little girl I had a friend. He was a little boy and we got along famously. I can’t recall his name. Not for sure anyway. I think it was Tommy. He was a few months older than me. And when you’re five, a few months make a big difference. He knew things, lots of things. He told me he knew how to fly. Tommy said he would share his secret with me. One day.

Now this was way back in the days of making cardboard cameras out of Carnation Breakfast Bars boxes. I believed in the power of cardboard cameras. Back then, I believed I could fly. I believed in Tommy. Over the course of a couple of weeks, he did share his secret. It turns out, Tommy had a magic ring. A ring with a propeller on it. If you made the propeller spin fast enough the ring had the power to pull you up into the sky. The ring could make you fly.

I remember day dreaming about said ring. Sooooooo, magical. Eventually, Tommy promised to give me the propeller ring. I was gonna fly. The promise gave me new purpose in life. I had never been so excited to get to school. Every day I hurried to the playground to find Tommy. So sure he brought the propeller ring for me. I can’t count how many times Tommy forgot that ring. I never lost hope. This went on for weeks (maybe months); Tommy forgetting, me dreaming.

Tommy never brought the magic ring. Although, just before he moved away he gifted me with another ring. Beautiful it was but lacking magic. Silver with a blu rectangular, faceted, stone. I don’t know if it was blu glass or aquamarine. It was huge. I used scotch tape and meticulously wrapped the ring to make it hold firmly to my tiny finger.

I don’t know what became of that ring. I do know the little girl that lives inside of me still believes in cardboard cameras and Tommy’s magic ring. I still believe I can fly. Maybe not like Super Girl, but I can soar. And so can you. Here’s to the power of intention. Spin your ring and reach for the sky.

You never know, you just might fly…

One Love, walk good, off to soar…


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I have been feeling homesick. The holidays can bring nostalgic sensations and memories for so many folks. I snapped this shot yesterday in Negril. Somehow, the image carries me to a simpler time. It reminds me of the mother, father, child trinity that is celebrated this time of year. Giraffes wear such nobility and represent groundedness, vision and a spiritual knowing. They are visioning the future and what is beyond the horizon. They are gentle hearted and not afraid to take risks for love, spirit, family. Happy to stick their necks out for the appropriate causes.

I desire today to embrace a similar sense of knowing. Knowing that everything is everything and all is as it should be. To invite a brighter light into my heart and to trust in the spiritual order of things while being grounded in the physical present. To have the courage to take risks, in my relationships, and in my work. Sticking your neck out there certainly isn’t easy. Giraffes come by it naturally and can aid us in such meditations and doings. They hover above the horizon gifted with vision of the future and seeing everything to come long before those of us down here. Giraffes trust in what is to come. Today I need to trust.

If you are cold, anxious, lonely, scared, sad or taking a risk you feel shaky about, may these giraffes be a comfort to you. A true power animal, they have so much to teach us. I hope this glimpse of white sandy beach, sunshine, turquoise waters and azure skies can bring you a moment of joy and warmth this season. It has been a tough year with many losses. But on the horizon a new dawn is coming. With the setting of the 2010 sun will come a glorious day in 2011. Embrace what’s on the horizon, trust in what is and what is to be. Hold the vision, the faith and the knowing. Open your heart, stick out your neck for love and hold on…

One love, walk good, today I need to trust…

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