Wednesday, September 26, 2007

fall and recover

photo by ela

"when i rise up
let me rise up joyful
like a bird
when i fall
let me fall without regret
like a leaf" wendell berry

happy fall!!

the dance challenge is complete. one participant said "I felt strong…inhabiting my space in the world", another said, "...these many days of dancing _inner and outer_ are/were a balm on my many bumps and scrapes." for me i realized that i wanted to make it part of my daily spiritual practice. some people meditate sitting but my head feels clearer if i move the energy!

the traveling wings are staying in pennsylvania at anita bondi's house and healing center, spreading the good juju!

and the permission slip has begun it's travels! it's going to new zealand first!

together with a group of ladies at my vashon home, a slip was decorated with rhinestones and feathers and pompoms and confetti. the front of the slip reads "permission". this permission slip will now travel to friends we want to remind to give themselves permission....permission to love and forgive (self) especially.

here is the labyrinth created on the living room floor for the fall equinox ladies retreat - fall and recover

happy journey's in and out!

Monday, September 03, 2007

more "tell me something good"

the dance challenge is moving along.
12 ladies are taking 10 minutes out of their day to dance.
recent inspirations for these dances include:
trying to remember how to do the robot, blasting edgar winter's "frankenstein" in the car and playing air drums, dancing with the kids, and spontaneous dances while walking!

this is a recent delight:
chuck hoberman, architect, designer, transformer
instead of moving through space, space moves around us - transformable design

cynthia winton henry sent these "something goods" to earn her underwear ensemble:

doodling your prayers by sybil macbeth a dancer, mathematician and doodler

pronoia and freewill astrology by Rob Brezny

former muppet maker now coaching playfulness

the play ethic

renegade priest

transforming the world though spoken word

one of the fruits of a 7-year project by the photographer Frans Lanting

this is the something good that is cynthia winton henry and her partner phil porter the inventors/leaders of the
interplay world movement. they are just back from malawi.