Sunday, September 30, 2012

A deeper meaning.

I hear you mother earth.

*Ted Andrews/Animal-Wise
Keynote: Spiritual inspirations and hope.

Fireflies, often called lightning bugs, are magical symbols of inspiration and hope. They are the promise of accomplishment through hope and efforts. They remind us that we have laid the appropriate groundwork and from it will spring great reward. In the traditional tarot, they would be associated with the Star card.

Fireflies are small beetles that give off light, usually from the hind end. They may light up while flying or wile resting in vegetation. The blinking or flashing of the lights is performed for short periods, and each species has a distinct rhythm. For the most part, the flashing rhythm is performed to attract a mate, who responds with a corresponding rhythm. It is part of the mating ritual that will extend the life of the species. The males perform aerobatics, making light patterns that are answered by the females, each species producing its own characteristic recognition patterns. These patterns are remarkably precise. A male emits a pulse of light that, after an exact interval, is answered by a female of the same species. Only if the timing and response are correct will a male fly over to visit a female.

The larvae of the firefly are flattened, luminous, and segmented. They are usually called glow-worms. They are often a reminder of the inner star we are developing or the promise of the star that is on the horizon for us.

For those to whom the firefly appears, it is time to trust in your own rhythms--physical and spiritual. Our hopes will begin to manifest, and our ability o inspire will grow. Fireflies remind us that there are others who will respond to us and who are like us. They flash with similar creative rhythms. They will make their presence known soon, and they will make our life more creative and healthier.

Fireflies generate light without heat, a process of chemistry and physics that is still baffling to science. Whereas most electric bulbs waste 97% of their energy in heat, a firefly concentrates 90% of it's effort into light. The glow emerging from so tiny an animal is sufficient to read a printed page, reflecting wonderful opportunities to make the seemingly impossible a reality, inspiring wonders that will be flickering and manifesting around us.

When the firefly appears is a wonderful time to jot down all of those creative ideas that are flickering in our mind through this time. We needn't worry about what to do with them now, for just by taking them out of the mental realm, their creative force is released into our life and they will provide inspiration that will affect us for a long time in the future.

The firefly looks ordinary during the day, but by night they sparkle, flickering like a star. They hold the promise of accomplishing our goals. Spiritual gifts are awakening. We are on the right path, and there are strong spiritual forces around us. When fireflies appear, people begin to reassess their former opinions and perspectives. We begin to shine and sparkle. Opportunities to fulfill dreams, to inspire wonder, and to awaken greater hope will begin to flicker strongly within our life.

The firefly can indicate a variety of misjudgements or warn of their possibility, especially in dealing with those of the opposite sex. The female of one large predatory species has learned to mimic the female signals of a smaller species. When the eager males arrive, they are quickly eaten. It is important to be sure that those around us are not mimicking what is true rather than what we hope to hear. Or, we may be focusing upon the wrong path or perhaps we are working with the wrong people or socializing with a crowd that is not healthy for us. We may be letting others (through their negative opinions) prevent the success of our creative endeavors.

The firefly should also get us to take a look at our health habits, particularly at what we are eating. Adult fireflies eat very little. They have learned to generate and draw energy from around them for their purposes. It would be wise to examine what we are eating and how much because this affects our health and our spiritual creativity.

Remember that fireflies remind us that positive hope is a critical component to fulfillment and accomplishment.

Are we being pessimistic?
Are we holding on to a sense of hopelessness, that all is lost?
Are we trying to force movement along the wrong path?
Are we not acting upon our creative ideas or even acknowledging them?
Are we not taking advantage of the spiritual gifts available to us?
Are others misleading us, giving us false hopes and false inspirations? 

When we listen, the earth tells us what we need to hear. What has mother earth been trying to tell you lately?
Peace and Love.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Chasing Fireflies.

Little hands hugging in close. 
A flash! Excitement! 
Little bugs making beautiful twinkling. 
Soft light rain. 
Humid air. 
Nature whispering, "Slow down. Reroot. Breathe. Laugh. Pay attention."
The wind caresses my body.
And whisking my tears into the ether.

Watch closely.

Peace and Love.

Fall Fashion Week: Day 7

Tonight we celebrated. Joey is another year older and I love that man even more than I did the day I married him. Maybe not more. Differently. Yes. Love is ever evolving. And tonight, the man saved my shoe from mud disaster. That wins. But, I am so exhausted and I *drunk tripped into a hole. I think it's time to sleep. Tomorrow I will update properly but I wanted to share my outfit for Fall Fashion Week that I wore to celebrate my love. And Donna took my photos tonight for me. I simply edited them. She is awesome!
Outfit details:
Hair flower: Me, just a flower from Hobby Lobby glued to a clip.
Hair wrap: O Bella Organics
Necklace and woven wrap: Oh Sew Serendipitous
Shirt: Goodwill, I cut.
Dress: Gifted from a friend, sold by Modcloth at one point.

*I have only been "tipsy," never fully drunk. And that has happened only twice in my life.

delirious rhapsody
 Thank you thank you Deanna for hosting FFW! I quite enjoyed it!

Peace and Love.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Fashion Week: Day 6

Honestly guys (gals), I don't know how I am even still awake. I went to bed last night around 10(ish) and Penelope then proceeded to wake every stinkin' hour to eat until I woke up at 4 to head over to Donna's to watch the kiddos for her. Come 3 pm I was crashing HARD. Luckily I had picked out my outfit last night. Thinking ahead people. Since I've started writing this post (which took 5 minutes or so to write) Penelope has already woken up once from just putting her down. I'm hoping she's going through a growth spurt or something of the sort where she will start sleeping better soon. I completely fell asleep nursing her just now to where this blog would have been left unposted. But then she slightly nipped me when unlatching. I never woke up so fast in my life.
Outfit details:
Hat: Some random mall store
Dress: Target
Sweater: Ebay but it's a Target brand
Tights: Target

One great thing about waking up early is I actually get to watch the sunrise. Once we move I am really going to make the effort to wake up before the sunrise most if not all mornings...Just, get more sleep before then each night.

Tomorrow is Joey's 25th birthday so we will be celebrating at Donna's with good friends and good food. He is rarely onshore for his birthday so I am really excited to spend his actual birthday with him. He's an amazing man. I'm pretty fond of him, I'm not going to lie.

delirious rhapsody

Peace and Love.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Fashion Week: Day 5

Last year for Fall Fashion Week I wore this dress on the last day. Post pregnancy, it's still one of my favorites. Surprisingly for having 100 yards of fabric, so it seems, it does not make me look pregnant when I am not. At least I hope it doesn't. ;) 
 Outfit details:
Dress: Modcloth
Nursing Tank: Motherhood Maternity

I was actually able to get some photos of Leena. Lately she just wants nothing to do with the camera or just moves and moves and moves so every shot of her is blurry. I was so happy she wanted to jump in and was willing to let me take some photos of her.
 I checked her scalp and after a week or so of going, mostly, wheat free (we've had a couple slip ups) her scalp actually does look a bit better. I hope this is the cause of it so we don't have to test her for everything. I'm hoping in a couple more weeks it will show some improvement in her behavioral issues she's been displaying and she can have more control over her own body. She is such a little ray of sunshine so I can't imagine how it must feel to not have control over your body and be upset but not even know why or how to stop yourself.

Tomorrow I must wake at 4am to go watch Donna's kids while she's with a friend during labor. I better go to bed.

delirious rhapsody
Peace and Love.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Fashion Week: Day 4

 Today was spent really just making a mess. I had every intention of getting lots done. But then when I stopped and looked at what I had accomplished, I swear, all I did was move mess around and make a different sort of mess. Sigh. I know packing is a process and I can't wait to stop talking about it on here as I am sure you can't wait to stop hearing about it. On a productive note however, I did sprout sunflower seeds, make coconut milk flour, rock out some gluten free, vegan pancakes and realize my blender is now on it's way out. I can't wait till we can afford a vitamix but until that glorious day, (I swear, I will hear angels singing) we will just have to buy another cheapy blender and run it to DEATH.
 Outfit details:
Shirt: Dharma Trading Co., tie dyed by me
Skirt: Borrowed/stolen from my friend Jessica
Barefoot: All day long.

After taking these photos I smelled of Volkswagen. It is one of my favorite smells. Reminds me of my father, good memories. My husband's friend owned this bus and when he went to sell it he told Joey first because he knew how much I loved it. I used money from a photoshoot and Joey paid for the rest for my mother's day present this year. It doesn't run but one day it will. I will have to share photos of the outside of it. It will most likely look completely different once it's done because we will have to fix a lot of rusted out areas. So momma will be repainting the psychedelic swirls and maybe add flowers,  a unicorn and all sorts of hippie goodness.

delirious rhapsody

Peace and Love.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Fashion Week: Day 3

Getting in under the wire, just barely, with this one. First off, for all of those who were curious about my head chain in yesterday's outfit, I made it. But this lovely gal, Moorea, sells fabulous ones and someday I will own one! Secondly, thank you all for your kind and lovely comments. I can't wait till I have a bit more time to search through all your blogs! 

 Yes, I was tired.
 Can you tell I love these shoes? I actually wanted to wear my converse but could only find one this morning.

Outfit details:
Head Scarf: Gifted to me by Laura
Paisley printed shirt: Upcycled by myself from a too big dress from Goodwill
Undershirt: Gifted from Laura
Belt: Thrifted 
Cutoff Shorts: Goodwill then hacked by me
Tights: Target

I caught my kitty boy soaking in the sunset tonight.
 He's so handsome. My first cat had similar markings. I have a soft spot for black and white kitties.

Oh and wonderful news to share about the house we are buying. Joey and I are blown away at the amazingness of the seller. We turned in our requests for repairs after the home inspection. She's fixing ever single thing. One of the requests was a bid for her to get an electrician out to see how much it would cost to replace the ENTIRE breaker box because it is outdated. She is replacing the entire thing. Her response to the realtor, "If it needs to be fixed, it needs to be fixed!" She's a wonderful woman and I can imagine she's the type of landlord I want to be when we start renting out our house we have now. Happy dance. This young family is super grateful that there will be no worries in the back of our mind for any of the repairs needing to be done with kids in the house.

Peace and Love.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Fashion Week: Day 2

I'm so grateful for Rachael mentioning to me it was Fall Fashion Week. It's so nice to take a break from the work to be done to do something purely fun. The people involved are always super sweet. I wish I had more time to go through and check out all your outfits because you always are so super adorable. I'm sneaking this blog post in before Donna gets here to help me pack and sort and fold and and and. I'm so over clothing can you tell? I've asked Joey if we could just throw everything away, he said no. So I asked if we could just thrown everything on the lawn with a "Free to go home" sign. He still was not amused. Seemed like a good idea to me! The great part about learning to let go is that the items you do keep really, fit. Not even in the fit my physical body, per se, but the journey. They adorn the journey I am on.
 My little kitty boy, Cheerio, misses his brother. He has not learned to accept Tesla yet but I think his wound is still open from Bonzai's death. I just feel his sadness when I am with him. I hope the move will be a good time for his wounds to heal and for him to start fresh as well. I think these walls and this neighborhood holds much sadness for him. His brother and him would prowl the area and watch each others backs. They definitely were a team.
 He's also gotten HUGE these last couple months. He is definitely a tomcat now.
 This outfit is comprised of four of my favorite items in my wardrobe.
Outfit details:
Hand sewn by one of the sweetest souls ever!
Necklace: Gifted by Laura, Roots and Feathers

delirious rhapsody

Peace and Love.