Fueled by tea and inspired by good conversation, I throw my thoughts into the vast element of world wide web. The man made creation that binds us together, that aids the acceleration that we all experience, that recently has me feeling amazed as I bow down no longer thinking of it as a modern annoyance. I am embracing social media. I am also drinking tea each and every day… lately during the cold dark days of winter I have been making one or two matcha lattes with rice milk with several cups of home made lemon ginger or other herbal concoctions daily. I can’t remember a day when I didn’t drink tea in the past several years. Tea fortifies the body and soul.
I am exploring my inner and outer conversations and inspirations through starting this blog. I have been working with such amazing people and projects that it is only natural to want to bring everyone together. My intention here is to embrace current forms of media and communication to support and inspire all in living a fulfilling life on our sacred planet that contributes to the healing of the human collective. To live a life centered in the heart, where the divine can be felt in every moment. Where holding a mug and drinking tea can be an ecstatic moment. The beauty in the craftsmanship of the mug, the appreciation and connection to the herbs steeped in hot water, the appreciation for the ritual all point you towards finding that inner light that spreads to all that cross your path. Tea and conversation.
Having just passed the darkest day of the year and living in the northern latitude of Vancouver, I am surrounded by an abundance of darkness. I am seeing people become unstable and irritable, unable to cope with daily stress, reacting to disaster after disaster. I see many caught up in the busyness of the holidays, struggling to find the balance between finding the joy of the holiday and the pressure to please. I find myself cultivating inner light by seeing the beauty that surrounds us all, it fortifies an inner sense of peace of love. light. It makes me capable of lifting up my beloveds with support, fueling me. I have not lived a sheltered life, I am fully qualified to comment on suffering and overcoming suffering. It is natural in these conditions to want to connect to your roots, make contact with the moist dark earth that sustains us, and find that force that makes us feel safe and supported. Learning to dance on the sticky web…
check out Vancouver covered in snow on winter solstice
find inner light during phases of darkness