Thursday, January 19, 2012


I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.

I love doors.  They represent opportunities and mystery.  Many times I go window shopping, but to really engage I have to go in.  So it  is with personal growth.  The flower which represents "Bloom Where You are Planted" or "Growth".  (I thought of putting words on the shrine, but then it limits what it might say if I hadn't 'scripted' it to begin with).  Growth for me isn't linear, it is sometimes switching back and forth and sometimes it is like climbing a ladder, one step at a time. These ideas are conveyed on the stem.  

There are two tea cups and it would be nice to have tea with each one of you, but often it is just my own company that I get to enjoy.   I have learned that it is good company because I invest in myself
We all need to invest in our minds and habits so that they truly reflect what we most desire to manifest in our life.  We do this by what we put in our soil (or soul).  What ideas are we watering our mind with?  What kind of nourishment are we giving ourselves?  How are we taking care of our self spiritually?  How are we staying grounded?

As above so below.

What is being developed underneath the ground will be manifest outwardly.  

As a man thinketh so is he.
Out of the heart the mouth speaketh.

How do we keep our own cup full?  Do we look for quick fixes or do we have a plan?  It is better to keep it simple.  

"I feel loved, and give love, when I  smile."

How do you fill your cup in the simplest way?

So these are the doors to my shrine, what should be manifest within?  Hope, Love, Excitement, Expectation, Joy, Beauty, Truth.  I want to celebrate all those things in my life every day in the year 2012.


  1. Love the continuing Snail Art, the story, now the garden. How does your garden grow?

    My spiritual garden is lacking. New year feels better positive shiftings. Life IS good.

    Love R. Tagore.

    Thank you, for sharing.

    Happy day, Happy night.

    Good posts.

  2. Post Script: I love a good mystery, everyday is a mystery, learning to make a door is primo.

    Thank you.

  3. I love the story behind this piece, and I LOVE your work,it's FABulous.

  4. Wild Magnolia,
    Thank you for visiting. I can't believe how time flies and we have been friends in blogland for a few years I think. I also like R. Tagore, although I just recently "met" him.

    Here is another quote that I should remind myself...being a Virgo and always trying to get to the logical bottom of something.

    A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
    Rabindranath Tagore

    I think that your take on mystery is exactly what I mean. Sometimes we get lulled into one day following another day without really "waking up". I want to wake up and really challenge myself to see the opportunities ...that something is right around the corner if I am looking. If I thought it was a mystery I would search it out maybe go and get the flash light, get down on my hands and knees...get a little uncomfortable ...and realize its a special day.

  5. Thank You Jafabret,
    I love stories and images and combining them is natural as they speak to me.