Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Shift...

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” 

C. JoyBell C.~

WOW!  Has it REALLY this long since I've posted to my blog???  Wherever did the time go?  The Summer simply disappeared, and I find myself in awe that we are now in the middle of glorious Autumn (my favorite season).  Although I've been absent from my blog, I've been tremendously busy and am looking forward to some hibernation time (yes, even a little snow) so that I can buckle down, and focus on some really exciting things that are coming soon.  Before I let you in on some fun things in store for Fall and Winter, I'd like to share a magical story with you about perspective and new beginnings.  

A few days ago, I was driving into work and found myself lost in a song.  The song, although beautiful and melodic, took me to a place of dark memories from the past; a place I really shouldn't be. A few moments from work, I made a turn onto Portwine road, which runs through a beautifully wooded and lush forest preserve, just bursting with amazing Fall colors.  Still lost in my song, something caught my eye...a small deer, simply standing close to the edge of the road.  I slowed to a stop, and rolled down my window.  Amazingly, the deer did not run or even flinch...she just continued to stand there, staring, and for those of you who are animal lovers, like me, we "shared a few moments".  After a while, she simply turned and walked slowly away.  "Wow" I thought, "how beautiful and sweet and magical".  But wait...what happened to all those bad memories?  What?  I was completely so lost in this experience, that my perspective shifted, immediately, from something negative and draining, to something so beautiful and positive, uplifting and inspiring. A continued call and an overwhelming reminder for me to turn my challenging and negative experiences into something empowering and motivating, especially for women.  

"The Deer teaches us to be gentle, to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are in our lives. When a Deer totem enters your world, a new innocence and freshness in about to be awakened. New adventures are just around the corner and there will be an opportunity to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you". 

New adventures, new journeys, new friends, and new experiences....the opportunity to volunteer, to contribute, to share and inspire.  It's's already here!  It was just quietly waiting, like the deer, for me to embrace the moment, and move forward with an unwavering vision.  Please stay tuned, as I'll be sharing more information throughout the coming months.  AND...I will be posting some new jewelry creations very soon!  More to come on an exciting "pre-holiday" art show in the works!  

Have a beautiful and magical day!