Perfection

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“Thus we end this Course with love given and love received in truth.  You are the learner here until you realize that you are love.  You then become the teacher of what you are.  Your mind and heart join in the wholeheartedness in the embrace.  You are home, and there you will stay forever.”  ~ A Course of Love   32.2

I Am not perfect

No…No

Far from it

The life I led is full of guilt and shame

I Am not perfect

No…No

Far from it

Looking to the world to place the blame

I Am not perfect

No…No

Far from it

Hid my gifts so well I couldn’t see

I Am not perfect

No…No

Far from it

Had no idea what lived inside of me

I Am the student

Hmmm…Hmmm

I’m learning

My heart is open and I know its pain

I Am the student

Hmmm…Hmmm

I’m learning

What is lost makes room for all I gain

I Am the teacher

Ah Ha!

I said it

All I need is right in front of me

I Am the teacher

Ah Ha!

I said it

Honoring the love inside is key

I Am perfection

Yes…Yes

I own it

The things I do make sense inside each place

I Am perfection

Yes…Yes

I own it

I walk in love and always feel His grace

I Am so thankful

Oh…how

I feel it

If I ever have the urge to roam

I Am so thankful

Oh…how

I feel it

I know that I will never leave my home!

Blessitude!

Lorrie ❤

10/30/16

Blessings on this beautiful Sunday morning!  May you walk in your truth surrounded by light and love ❤

LOVE & PEACE & DOLPHINS!

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ACCEPT LIFE FULLY

PUT YOUR WHOLE HEART INTO IT

MAKE PEACE WITH IT ALL

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On the water’s beauty

frolicking in the waves

jumping over imaginary hoops made of crystal

dear mammals of peace, love, and harmony

an escort to the joyful side of life

a symbol of protection

through my resurrection

a life examined

and idolized

I dig deep to my inner strength

and I bow in Grace

for the surprise visit

and the message that ALL

is exactly as it should be.

BLESSITUDE!

Lorrie ❤

9/30/16

Hi friends!  I drew this Zentangle”esque” picture to commemorate a super special day I had this summer.  My dear sister was in town we had not seen each other in a year.  We went to the boardwalk for a stroll and when we were done we sat on a bench and looked out to the ocean.

I grew up going to this beach and spent many a summer day looking out on this sea.  I had NEVER seen a dolphin here before.  On this special day, a day that was filled with much love and laughter (and let me tell you when the two of us start laughing you can hear us for miles!!) we saw a pod of dolphins frolicking in the sun…and we knew we were blessed!

I dedicate this post to my sister!  I love you so much and I thank you for being the beautiful person you are…God made us sisters and I am so grateful we are FRIENDS!! ❤ ❤

I decided to include another photo of the drawing.  I almost think I liked it better at this stage.  As in life, I sometimes go overboard 😉  I’m happy I took photos at various stages because I was able to capture it before my pens went to town.

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Also just a little aside, this is my 300th post here on my blog!  I know it is not a lot compared to some, but I am amazed I have posted 300 times.  The reason it is easy, and something I love, is because of you guys!  Thank you for enriching my life…BLESSITUDE ❤ ❤

The Essence of Your Dreams

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“In fertile soil

may the essence of your dreams

grow into magnificent blossoms.”

~ Blessitude

Listen.  Listen to your heart.

To the place inside that is yearning.

Is there a dream not realized…

Something that won’t go away?

Listen.  Listen to the longing.

Honor the truth

And make a plan.

Your destiny awaits.

 

I’m really beginning to realize that each and every one of us comes into this world to play a part, or role, that is integral to the whole of the story.

I believe that deep down, in that place that no one else hears, there is a voice that speaks to us and guides us to our destiny.

I also believe that we spend an awful lot of time edging that voice out with the thinking voice in our head.

Here’s to quieting the mind and allowing the essence of our dreams to speak in tones we can hear.  And then may we make plans to honor what we hear, that which we already know deep inside.

Blessitude!

Lorrie ❤

8/2/16

ALMOST PARADISE ~ Multiple Haiku

ALMOST PARADISE

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When your dream depends

On someone else to come true

There is always risk

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What someone else sees

Is more likely THEIR vision

What is best for them

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Not meant to deceive

They don’t even think about

How it could hurt you

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It’s better for you

To do the hard work yourself

And to turn inward

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You then are the one

Who designs your own blueprint

To make things work out

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No interference

Exactly what you vision

Your dream is fulfilled

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No regrets at all

For the time spent together

Wish them well…move on

 

Blessitude!

Lorrie ❤

7/13/16

DRAGLIONI

“DRAGLIONI”

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There he is…DRAGLIONI!  He is a 23″ long x 8″ wide x 2″ deep, decorative fused glass plate.  Draglioni was a labor of love, and in the end he represents so much about my life at this stage.

He started with an idea…a plan…a drawing.

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Then an array of beautiful colored “Bullseye” glass was purchased (this time with the knowledge that “stryker” glass changes colors 😉 )

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Next came the cutting…and cutting…and fitting…and grinding!

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Once all the pieces were made to fit the next step was a fuse firing in the kiln.  The fuse firing does exactly what it sounds like…it fuses all of the different pieces of glass into one.

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And then the piece is put on a mold and fired again…a “slump” fire.  It is so cool that the “flat” piece “falls” into the mold…and doesn’t change the design!

Next, for kicks you enter it into a “Glass as Art Competition,” not because you think he will win, but rather because Draglioni took about 60 hours to complete and he was made with love…so you enter him in the competition so people can see him, and feel his love!

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And to your absolute surprise and delight, Draglioni wins 3rd place in his category! 

It was so nice to hear his name called at the artist’s reception.  But the best part of Draglioni was CREATING HIM!  Oh, and the bag of goodies for winning was nice too 🙂

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I waited a long time to post about DRAGLIONI.  I thought that this was the start of something really special…a beautiful art form that I loved and the ability to create with a very dear friend.

But this is LIFE…and sometimes life has a mind of its own.  The ten year friendship came to an abrupt halt with no signs of being able to be repaired.  Along with the friendship, my ability to create in her studio has also ceased. 

It has been a time of great mourning.  All I can do is rejoice for the time we had together and be thankful for the experiences that were wonderful.  I don’t profess to understand WHY things happen, but I know they happen for a reason.

While I don’t know if I will ever work with glass in the distant future, I know it is not a part of my life now.  I am BLESSITUDE…”so blessed and full of gratitude” for this part of my life.  And DRAGLIONI will ALWAYS have a place in my heart…as will my friend.
Thank you so much my friends for being such a wonderful source of love and support.  Your words and thoughts mean more than you will know.

Wish you all a beautiful Sunday filled with love! ❤

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

6/26/16

 

THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY

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THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY

 

There is a sadness in the air.  Even the birds can sense that humanity is hurting, suffering.

 

I look and I see mourning, and if not mourning I see fear disguised as anger and prejudice.

 

The coming together eases it a bit, but I wish in time the souls who are here at any given moment could look in another’s being and recognize we are not very different at all…

 

We all have a place and a right to live our lives while traveling here together.

 

The ride would be so much nicer if we were surrounded by love and respect.

 

Stand and offer your hand to your fellow being.  Recognize that they have pain and struggle and they are just trying to get by.

 

Recognize that “your way” is right for you, just as “their way” is right for them.  Neither right…neither wrong…just different.

 

If we could honor that the differences we see make up a WHOLE…they fill the missing pieces, and one is not better without the other…rather we are strengthened when we allow and join…

 

Then we create THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY, rather than the HOLE IN HUMANITY!

Peace.

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

6/19/16 

I Feel the Need to Create!!!

 

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I feel the need to create!

A wave so strong

my every waking moment

recognizes and understands

the capabilities that lie within.

My hands and heart and mind and soul are connected.

Connected in Peace

to the one eternal flame

the very thing that we came from

the thing we all go back to

the thing that we ARE…

The Magnificence of Creation!

And I create…

It seems there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do!!  I am full of Blessitude that I am alive in this energy, and that I am able to engage my creative spirit.

I have started working in glass as art.  It is exciting and a little scary at the same time.  I am very focused and I have a healthy respect for the dangers of the medium as I turn my fears over to the Love of Creation!

I am showing you my second decorative plate in various stages of completion.  The first plate I made, I used mostly pre-cut glass pieces.  However, “Sunflower Salutation,” is all hand cut by me.  When I say ‘hand cut’ I mean either cut with a hand tool, or the power wet cutting tile saw pictured below.

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I started with a design and then systematically cut each piece of glass and placed them, like a puzzle, on the two 12 inch round base pieces I cut. The bottom round is white, the top one is clear with blue streaks.

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 (I just realized I fibbed a little…I did not cut the little Millefiori glass I used for the center of the flower 😉  )

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Being new to the art form, the project was not without a few problems.  The most obvious is I did not know that the lighter of the yellow glass I used for the petals was a ‘stryker’ glass…that means that the color of the glass changes when fired in the kiln and the resulting color can be very different.  It almost took my breath away when I saw it turned orange!

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This is the plate after fusing in the kiln.  A bubble appeared and I am not sure why.  I should have the answer to that question this week.  Apparently, I have also found of late, sometimes there are no answers as to ‘why’ something happens.

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And that is the plate after ‘slumping’ it into a mold.  I love this process…I love this art form…bubbles and all 😉

Thanks for looking.  Wish you all a week filled with eyes that see beauty!!

Blessitude!

Lorrie ❤

2/7/16