25 November 2014

17 November 2014

Viking Stitch hat ..

I have really been enjoying learning 'Nalbinden' or viking single-stitch knitting. After making a few different pouches, I decided to try my hand at making a winter hat: this starts with a tight spiral at the top and is continued down the sides without a pattern  - following intuition for size and shape. Most winter hats don't fit me now that I have dreads, so I thought this would be the perfect project to do ..

It took me a few days to make it and I really, really love the way it turned out. I chose the colour grey because my hair is slowly turning grey and I thought it would be a good match in the long-run. Seeing my vision is a sustainable lifestyle, I think a hat like this could last for at least 10 years if cared for properly, being 100 % wool and all. And if I don't keep my dreads that long, then I can easily shrink it down to size in the washing machine to fit a non-dread head ..

10 November 2014

Loved and supported ..

This is my shadow - positioned with my heart right in the middle of a labyrinth - standing in the early morning sun. I added the pink heart and the quote to sum up a wonderfully enriching experience I just had participating with 20 other people in a Circle of Love and Joyfullness Weekend.

The quote says:  " There is no one as powerful as a person who feels loved and supported." 

For me, this currently encompasses what the journey of life is all about - allowing LIFE to love and support me, allowing OTHERS to love and support me, allowing MYSELF to love and support me.

This weekend, I discovered how I can be my own number one fan, my own inner supporter and that this is actually alot easier than any of us have been made to believe.  Did I tell you that I love and believe in myself?  Well, right now I do! And it feels like the most natural thing in the world and I intend to keep practising every day until feeling this way becomes the most natural thing in the world to feel ..

30 October 2014

Standing for herself ..

She’s embodying courage in taking a stand for herself like never before.

She’s finally allowing herself to be all of who she is. 

She’s out in the open, no hiding. 

A keener glance will show she’s accessing & standing for something bigger, deeper.

What she’s really standing for is love, joy, dignity, courage, wisdom, community, co-creation, longing, sacred impulse and so much more ~ all of which is rooted in divine truth.  

Yes, that’s her.

The more she evolves, the more her boundaries between personal & universal, inner & outer dissolve. 

As they meld & flow into each other, they replenish & nurture her in manifold ways.

She’s learning the art of fearlessly weaving her new reality into her life. 

She’s spirited, fiery & clear that her stand is enough now to bring the change. 

You can never push her around. The more she dignifies  her truth, the more the world dignifies her too.

Her truth is non-negotiable. She’s quite the inspirational new warrior in the world, just by doing her own thing.

Source: joyouswoman.wordpress.com