Sunday, June 26, 2011

I Yam What I Yam



I'm happy to report that the wealth corner is nearly finished and it is beautiful. When it's complete I will post a picture. The chateau has been in disarray as I've worked on this project, but I cleaned up yesterday. I have my living room back. Yay.

What is the difference between stillness and stagnation? Well it's a matter of degree but also of timing, yes? I say yes. My spirit guides reminded me yesterday that intensity is one of my personal birthrights. It's interesting to look at this as a birthright instead of a flaw or problem. Hmmm.

I don't have to always tilt into the drama of it all, as was once my practice, but it is my tendency. There's a sweet balance integral to looking at it in these terms. A dip into stagnation (the unhealthy, extreme opposite of drama) is also my tendency, a birthright, or so I'm told. My guides say this is the way in which I experience the full spectrum of emotional/physical/spiritual states. It is my birthright to live on the edges as well as in the center of things. OK dudes (speaking to spirit guides), thanks. It's OK to be true to my nature while neither blaming myself for being who I am nor giving up on the idea that I can - and am - changing at a fundamental level. All "truths" contain paradox, yes? I say yes.

Did that make any sense? Apologies if it doesn't. Disenchantment followed by enchantment, followed by awakening from that dream: this is my current practice. It is so interesting! Tricky. And obviously very hard to write about.

In fact I would delete this post before publishing except I love these pictures so much. Mediocre blog posts are also a birthright - apparently! So be it. Happy Sunday, y'all.

15 comments:

ellen abbott said...

mediocre? hardly.

C.M. Jackson said...

beautiful and thought provoking.

California Girl said...

I don't blame you for posting the photos right away. I especially like the sunflower shot.

Love Popeye btw. I still hear myself saying that ever once in a while, particularly when serving yams. :)

Liza Ursu said...

Ditto to ellen's comment!!!
"tilt into the drama"
"dip into stagnation"
I love those lines Reya, and the pics.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow! Thanks. As I reread the post it sounds more interesting than it did this morning. Thanks for the encouragement.

Kerry said...

Mediocre: NOT.

I love your photos. They tilt towards the light, absorbing it and finding answers. Beautiful, Reya.

Pauline said...

Is that marvelous cloud portal what the sunflower is gazing at?

If we could all accept that we are what we are and others are what they are, too, just think of the portals we could enter!

steven said...

reya i don't think mediocrity knows the way into your life! steven

Jo said...

The difference between stillness and stagnation?

All truths contain paradoxes?

These concepts are anything but mediocre.

Provocative post, Reya, but the photos are sublime. That sunflower is magificent.

SG said...

All truths have a paradox, and there is no absolute right or wrong. My head goes into a spin as I keep encountering situations that defy my conventional beliefs of right and wrong, truths and untruths.

The post is certainly not mediocre, it is thought provoking.

And the photographs, they are phenomenal!

Elizabeth said...

I love your close examination of moods and, really, everything.
Yes, you are very intense, but that's much better than being unconscious of almost everything.......
Buster sends his best and looks forward to seeing you before too very long.

Cyndy said...

I'm with Pauline - the angles featured in the two photos are very similiar. It's a perfect pairing. The sunflower is amazing.
In your post I detect a bit of an undercurrent or a sub-theme about balance. Maybe you weren't talking about it specifically but I think it's there, just below the surface.

Reya Mellicker said...

Cyndy I am always seeking balance, always. Thanks!

Martha J Mountain said...

mediocre? no way. intense and wise, yes.

Annika said...

"It is my birthright to live on the edges as well as in the center of things."

One of my favorite Reya quotes :)