Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Friday, February 29, 2008

True Joy, True Happiness, Life

I lifted this from Tribalmama over at The Wild Tribe. This says it all.

Finding Joy........

"And the true realism, always and everywhere, is that of the poets: to find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

This one little bit of sage wisdom has completely transformed my life. It's really that simple.

Find the Joy.
Choose the Joy.

Really! It's THAT simple!

Being Clear About Desires
Getting What We Want
The best way to get what we want from life is to first know what we want. If we haven’t taken the time to really understand and identify what would truly make us happy, we won’t be able to ask for it from those around us or from the universe. We may not even be able to recognize it once it arrives. Once we are clear about what we want, we can communicate it to those around us. When we can be honest about who we are and what we want, there is no need to demand, be rude or aggressive, or manipulate others that are involved in helping us get what we want. Instead, we know that we are transmitting a signal on the right frequency to bring all that we desire into our experience.

As the world evolves, humanity is learning to work from the heart. We may have been taught that the way to get what we want is to follow certain rules, play particular games, or even engage in acts that use less than our highest integrity. The only rules we need to apply are those of intention and connection. In terms of energy, we can see that it takes a lot of energy to keep up a false front or act in a way that is counter to our true nature, but much less energy is expended when we can just be and enjoy connections that energize us in return. Then our energy can be directed toward living the life we want right now.

Society has certain expectations of behavior and the roles each of us should play, but as spiritual beings we are not bound by these superficial structures unless we choose to accept them. Instead, we can listen to our hearts and follow what we know to be true and meaningful for us. In doing so, we will find others who have chosen the same path. It can be easy to get caught up in following goals that appear to be what we want, but when we pursue the underlying value, we are certain to stay on our right path and continue to feed our soul.

"True happiness is an acceptance of life as it is given to us, with its diminishment, mystery, uncontrollability, and all." -- Michael Gellert

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday Willow!!

Today was Willow's 5th birthday! Can you believe it? We had a great day. She woke us up at 8:15 ready to open gifts!

Sorry for the sideways day I will learn :)

We started the day out at the bank :) Willow had quite the money load with checks this year. Our bank gives the kids $2 bills on their b-day if they deposit into their accounts so we did that first thing...

Then is was off to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch....This is Willow's favorite. She had to wear her new black and white leopard hat and gloves from Nana :)

Then off to the Children's Museum for an afternoon of fun. They have a new visiting exhibit, Sesame Street My Body. She though it was pretty cool...not so much the older 3 ;)

Unfortunately this is the only picture I have from the new exhibit. I really hate our camera sometimes!!!!

Then we went to Hollywood Connection to ride some rides and play miniature golf. We took tons of pictures and video we thought but it turned out we took the crappy memory card that "pretends" to take photos. This is the only one that turned out :) We had a lot of fun, especially since we had the place to ourselves!

Willow wanted pancakes for dinner so we headed over to Cracker Barrel. She spent her b-day money on a new Webkins and has been on the computer since :)

More to come from the upcoming Unicorn party.........

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More of the knitted babe and stuff....

Looking pretty in her low back sun dress....
Ready to hit the pool in her tri-colored bathing suit, flip flops, and duckie ring....

just had to show the panties! :)

This is the cat and kitten from the Knitted Animals book.....

The cat and the 2 dogs from Feltcraft........

And the long dog from Knitted Animals.....
This is from a kit that my sister gave to Willow for her birthday. She loves it Aunt Wendy! It plays one of her favorite songs that was sung at her music class! Can't wait to make the fairies with her ;)

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and 2 partners and married to my best friend and love of my life for 28 years now! We co-habitate with 2 cats, Asha and Gustav, 1 dog, Juniper Wren, and 2 Chinchillas, Ozwald and Turbo. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint, travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!