Craft Table

Taking time out from crafting, my daughter and I are enjoying these flowers and puzzle on our table for a while. Like breathing, inspiration will eventually come to start the creative process for new projects to be expressed here on our craft table. Then, when these flowers and puzzles and projects are long forgotten, this photo will help us remember this time and this table of flowers and the puzzle we worked on together.

Coffee and Clutter

I’ve been a minimalist at times throughout my life by choice and circumstance but I now find having a wee bit of clutter more comfortable and interesting. The aged embroidery was done by my English born Grandmother, Dorothy Thicke, in 1949 and I always felt it was to welcome me, born in 1950. The chair, dog, and blazing log were actually part of my childhood as well. My daughter, Alissa, gifted me with these flowers and plants. My son, Aaron, gifted me with this yarn. I gifted myself these candleholders to add ambience to the evenings. So as I sip my coffee, I am filled with a deep feeling of gratitude for this bit of clutter in my life.

Be Calm

Fear not

circumstances

and events to come.

Calm your heart.

Calm your mind.

Freedom’s defence

is inner peace,

good will to all,

hearts and minds

loving and kind-

not killing weapons

for fear’s oppressions.

Deep down you know

your power within.

Courage and strength

arise from within.

Seek not to destroy

the ones you call ‘foe’.

Heal your ‘enemy’.

Let your fear go.

Help your body

to align

with values healthy

and benign.

Killing beliefs

must now go.

Calm your heart.

Calm your mind.

Leave the realms

of fear behind

for inner peace

is where you’ll find

powers transcending

space and time.

Calm your heart.

Calm your mind.

Leave all conflicts

far behind

for inner peace

is where you’ll find

freedom and love

that is divine

triumphant Life

through space and time.

Bless all beings.

Bless Life in all

lives self-aware

or not at all,

 creatures great

and creatures small

of this world

or not at all.

Transmit peace

and calm to all

just by being

serene and calm

when Life transforms

the lives of all.

Know Love

as your being,

true nature

and true goal,

the higher agenda

of every Soul.

What tries to block,

destroy, deny,

deceive, disempower

and confuse,

forcing compliance

cannot long stand

where Love is strong.

Free and peaceful,

you will know

what to do

and where to go

when Changes come.

Just stay calm.

Go within. Within.

Remember who

you really are,

not a mindless

tool of war.

Civilizations

rise and fall.

Energies shift.

Powers shift.

Land masses

rise and fall.

Life forms appear

then disappear.

You appear

then disappear.

Life recycles

and goes on.

Life cannot die.

Life carries on.

You cannot die.

You carry on

in other forms,

you carry on.

Calm your heart.

Calm your mind.

leave the realms

of fears behind

for inner peace

is where you’ll find

your life transcending

space and time.

Fear nought.

Be calm. Be calm.

(Shelley Wilson, May 29, 2016)

Intersection of Timelines

Intersection of Timelines?
The air smelled fresh on a cool but sunny Autumn day in Kirkland Lake. There, the sky can be more beautifully, vibrantly blue than in so many places I’ve been.
That day my husband was working out of the New Liskeard office of a company where he was employed as an insurance claims adjuster. Our teenage children were both at school in Englehart where we lived. I decided to visit my parents’ home in K.L. after experiencing an unusual feeling of nostalgia.
It was a perfect day for family tea and conversation, then a solitary walk through familiar places. I marvelled at the clarity and blueness of the sky as I strolled the same streets I’d walked so many times before. The familiarity of those streets and sidewalks felt so safely ‘comfortable’ and ‘predictable’. I sipped those feelings like a cup of favoured tea as I came to the intersection of three streets close to my former home.
As I began to cross the road, I saw something that remains vivid in memory to this very day.
I stopped to watch as a car drove by. Waiting for a car to go by so as to cross a road without cross walks is nothing out of the ordinary but this was different. As this vehicle slowed down at the intersection, I faced the driver’s side with a clear view of the man driving. He seemed completely oblivious to my presence as I waved enthusiastically to acknowledge my husband at the wheel of that car just a few feet away. I thought ‘How strange! He’s supposed to be in New Liskeard today.’ Just then I noticed that he was wearing a different coloured suit. Gray, not the navy blue suit he wore when he left that morning. ‘Why would he need to change suits?’ The car held a surprise for me too. It was the same make, model, and colour of our car but as it passed I clearly saw that the license plate was not ours!
I stood at that intersection transfixed with overwhelming feelings of bewilderment, and all the ‘what ifs’ of past and present choices speeding through my mind. Years later, after watching the movie ‘What The Bleep Do We Know’ about Quantum Physics, I wondered if I had played the role of ‘the Observer’ witnessing a ‘Timeline’ of different life choices on that truly strange Autumn day. I wonder…
(A true tale that still puzzles the family—Shelley Wilson)


May your Spirit shine brightly, Shelley

Names and Numbers

 

(my digital music composition ‘Fragile Thread’)

 

How Humanity loves to Name and Count,

Name and Count, Name and Count.

We Name Numbers and Count Names.

From Birth to Death we are Names and Numbers,

Names and Numbers, Names and Numbers.

Without Name and Number, do we Exist?

Did we ever Exist?

We Measure and Weigh our Beingness

through Names and Numerical Scripts.

We see all Life through Lenses of Name and Number.

Everything must have a Name. An I.D.

‘Flora’, ‘Fauna’, the ‘Elements’, ‘God’, et al…

We Multiply Languages. We Multiply Names.

Everything must be Counted and Measured.

Observe. Record. Teach. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat…

Memorize. Computerize. Robotize…

Through Filters of Prejudice we Create and Destroy

using Powers of Numbers and Names.

The Civility of Civilizations is Measured

by Names and Numbers. Tested. Observed.

And so it is with us

and all Species who Name and Count

among the Nameless, Countless Stars.