Spirit of Dragonflies, LLC

Kripalu Mindfulness Outdoor Experience Guide & Life Coach – Get Outside. Go Within.


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Fun Creating Wind Chimes

Have you ever created your own wind chime? We have been having fun creating wind chimes with many different items to include essential oil diffuser beads, crystals, buttons, sea shells, bells, colorful beads, wind chime tubes, charms, and many other items. Here are some photos of the end product from a class.

When sauntering in the woods or walking along the river bank I love to find small sticks to share with the class. Each person is given the same opportunity to select their wood, charms and choice of fishing line, string, wire or whatever else will hold their charms and wind chime. It always amazes me how given the same material each wind chime is unique. No one seems to want the same charms, beads, or shells. The end product is personal.

My wind chimes hang on my front porch and I love to listen to the light tinkling. It is a very peaceful sound especially as I lay in bed preparing for sleep.

If you are in the Albany, NY area on October 21, 2018 please join us for a wind chime class at A Place Called Om – 2022 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-5014, United States. We will meet from 1 – 3 and plan to have a fun time learning how to create wind chimes. Everyone will take home their own creation for a small price of $20.

This is one of my favorite classes to facilitate. Each participants begins by selecting their material. Some will lay it out in front of them and organize the pieces. Others just start creating without thinking how their end product will look. Most will change their mind during the creative process. They may return to the material table several times as they listen to their creative voice guiding them through the process. What begins as a bit noisy becomes quieter as each individual goes within and creates using their heart and spiritual guidance. It is a beautiful thing to witness.

If you have created your own wind chime please share a photo. We would love to see and hear of your experience.

Love and Light!

 


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WPC – Unusual (2)

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because only you know what is unusual to you.

Creativity involves breaking out of the established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. ~ Edward de Bono ~

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Creativity is intelligence having fun. ~ Albert Einstein ~

If you would like to view additional photos for this week’s challenge or would like to submit your own, click on the link below:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/unusual-ld/

Love and Light!


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The Artist – Taylor Rose Yetto

My granddaughter just posted her site and I would love to share her artistic talent with you. She is reaching out and sharing her light and love of art, creativity, and life.

Check our her site and let me know what you think of her art. As you probably can tell, I am very proud of her. Hope you enjoy!

http://artforthefaylover.weebly.com/other-fun-stuff.html

Love and Light!

 


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Express yourself through a Vision board to help guide you on the journey to your life purpose and listen to messages.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Express Yourself.”


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Bringing Play Back into Your Life

Bringing peace and a bit of childhood pleasure into life

Bringing peace, joy and a bit of childhood pleasure into life

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing!”
~ George Bernard Shaw ~

Bringing play into our lives helps us become carefree and relaxed. Play helps us live in joy and brings some magic into our lives as well as helps us become open and receptive to our creativity.

When I arrived home from traveling for work the first thing I noticed was a swing hanging from a large tree in my front yard. I had all I could do to restrain myself from jumping out of the car to try out my new swing. You see, one thing that I have never outgrown is the joy of swinging high in the air. A wooden swing hanging from a tree limb is the ultimate. Two things that bring peace and joy to my life are nature and swings.

We all have something from the past that brings us happiness even if our childhood wasn’t considered pleasant. There is always one moment in time when something occurred that took you to that happy place. When we find what that was and incorporate it back into our lives it opens a door to that special place in our hearts. This is what laying back on the swing as it flies high into the air does for me. The creative juices begin to flow. Many times creative ideas seem to great me as I flow gently up and down.  It is as if I am catching ideas from the air as it passes by.

I called my friend and told him how appreciative I was of his act of kindness. This meant more to me than diamonds, a jaguar, or trip around the world. The reason, it is something I can go outside and enjoy throughout the year even if there is snow on the ground or if it’s raining. When I need to find that inner place of peace I can walk out my front door and be transformed into that creative place of my childhood.

When people ask if I feel embarrassed when others see me swinging I share that I’m not. If others look at me in amusement than that belongs to them, not me. I feel confident enough to not care what others think. It has taken me a long time to reach this beautiful place and I enjoy every minute of it. If you can reach out and find something you love, something that makes you feel good, a place to find that inner peace and creativity then allow yourself that pleasure whether others agree or not – as long as it isn’t hurting you or them. Once we let go of our fear of what others will say or think we become one with ourselves and we can allow others the same freedoms.

So now I shall go sit on my swing and try to let my hair reach the ground as my feet fly high above me in the air. If you have a swing in your yard or in a park near your house I invite you to share in this small pleasure along with me. If there is some other kind of play that you can indulge in then get out there and enjoy. Wishing you a creative, pleasurable, and playful life.

Love and Light,
Sandy