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The Gift of a Rare Moon

Catherine Staples

The Gift of a Rare Moon

I wandered my neighbourhood at dusk to capture this photo of January's Super Blood Blue Moon rising as the sun set behind me.  I almost forgot about the camera slung around my neck in the awe inspiring presence of this rare moon.   "May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder."  John O'Donohue  

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Winter Forest Walk in Peace

Catherine Staples

Winter Forest Walk in Peace

Our daughters lead the way on our holiday celebration hike in the forest. We arrived in a snow squall, took note of the new "Beware of Bears" sign at the trailhead and headed in for a mostly silent walk. I love walking in silence, keenly aware of the beauty of the forest covered in fresh white snow falling, sheltered from the driving wind. There so much possibility in the sleeping covered forest floor and the fresh newness of the trail  - a future yet to be translated; and we breathed it all in with peace, gratitude, and love.

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Letting Go

Catherine Staples

Letting Go

 Fall is the season of letting go. As nature relaxes into letting go of the exuburent and intense energy of summer its a natural time to think about what you might to let go of in your own life. What in your life has become unhealthy, unproductive, out of balance, joyless or burdomesome? Is it time to set it aside for awhile and rest and recouperate, or perhaps let it go completely? It is easier said than done.  I have spent many months going back and forth on a work related situation that was once joyous and energizing that suddenly and...

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Living Colour

Catherine Staples

Living Colour

  Kyanite and Peridot beads photographed on raw smoky quartz in my sunny garden window - a beautiful play of light! "Each thing comes alive in the sun: how a stone vibrates to the sun is how it absorbs the light's energy at that frequency and the rhythm of the frequency is the key to its colour. This frequency fillets out a specific colour from the spectrum of light and this then becomes the colour of the object." ......."Colour is never dead or neutral: it issues from individual, secret frequencies." from the book -  Beauty, by John O'Donohue

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Heart Chakra Open to the Cosmos

Catherine Staples

Heart Chakra Open to the Cosmos

The Cosmos in my garden are an old fashioned flower and one of my favourites. They have an open tender heartedness about them even though they are tenacious and adaptable. We feel and function at our best when our own heart chakra is open in a healthy balanced way. Rose quartz is one of a number of pink gemstones that resonates with and gently supports our heart chakra so we can take care of ourselves, and respond to others as our heart discerns and energy flows.

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