Whether I am at the end of a paper letter or email correspondence my signature signoff is always “Listen with your heart.”
It is my perspective that the heart is the intersection of thinking (logic) and feeling (emotion). When these two powerful aspects of self are healthy and used in conjunction with each other, we function from a place of wisdom—the heart. This brings clarity in decision-making, removes drudgery and adds exponentially to joy in the abundance factor.
On February 20, 2010, I received the following email from my friend, author, photographer and artist, Terrill Welch:
On Sunday, February 14th, a circle was called here on Mayne Island (BC, Canada) for World Sound Healing Day. I thought of this thread part way through the prayers, songs, and chants that accompanied each person as they walked the portable labyrinth. The chants changed as those around the circle listened deeply and intuitively to what was needed for the person walking. This wasn’t discussed, explained or even anticipated by those holding the circle.
Laurie, because of you – I had a name for what was happening. In thinking about this experience this morning I decided to come by and thank you.
This photo is the latest heart I have found in nature… I hope you can find it on the cliff rocks. This photo was taken in Echo Bay on Saturna Island, BC, Canada.”
Terrill’s email continued … “It was an absolutely sacred place where the energy flow immediately aligned within me without any effort. The sensation was enough to want to drop to my knees in tears. A geographical place with this kind of open-field-of-energy is not something I experience everywhere (Haida Gwaii and Machu Picchu are two other places)… though, the whole of Saturna Island seems to have a kind of sacred hum. Over 50% of the land on this island is now part of one of Canada’s newest National Parks. About 250 residents live there full-time. The island has very limited services and the people, on the whole, are minimalist. They recently raised $5,000 for the Red Cross efforts in Haiti under the banner of — From one island to another.
You are cordially invited to enjoy more of Terrill’s work:
Visit Terrill’s blog Creative Potager — where imagination rules. Be inspired.
Visit Terrill’s photography at her online gallery.
In October of 2009, I had the privilege of writing a review for Terrill’s book, “Leading Raspberry Jam Visions: Women’s Way – an inside track for women leaders.” You can read it here.
This is such a lovely gift, Laurie. I viewed this over at Terrill’s blog, as well, and thought it a beautiful photograph. The heart image in it opens the heart of all who view it, if we pause to look deeply, I am sure.
“Cliff Echo Bay” also seems an appropos name. The open heart keeps echo-ing out in the world, miraculously sharing itself and opening other hearts as it travels.
That’s what you do.
It’s a joy to watch your heart echo outward in spiralling ripples.
Kathy – Thank you so much for stopping by. Thank you, too, for the delicious cuppa java this morning! I encourage the other readers to enjoy a delicious cup as well http://risingnow.wordpress.com/
Laurie my gift of “Cliff Echo Bay” is a perfect example of the principle “the more you give the more you receive.” I am so glad you are enjoying the photograph and have found a place for it in your everyday.
I like what Kathy says about the heart echoing out into the world which is exactly what you do – in being you and in your being that is also your work.
Such a pleasure to contribute to your enjoyment. Terrill
Terrill, I very much believe in the ripple effect — boomerang style — it definitely comes back! Thank you for stopping by today. Have a joy-filled weekend.
Thanks for inviting me to share open-heartedly with your strong, yet sweet, souls today. Beautiful thoughts as I enjoy a quiet lunch of Sweet Basil Thai Shrimp before hitting Wal-Mart for birthday supplies to celebrate
my oldest turning 9 tomorrow.
Deb – I’m so glad you stopped by (although now I’m starving after your extremely tempting food description). Happy birthday your oldest; Whoohoo!
Yes,, the HeartLight is big and strong in Crystal Lake…..
Good morning Kim! I can say for certain that HeartLight is growing in Crystal Lake and the surrounding area because of people like you. Thank you for being part of the ripple effect. Or as my friend Barbara would say, “the tipping point.”
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