There's something to be said for Kitchen Table Wisdom - you know, like in the old days when people sat around the kitchen table after a meal and talked about life, the universe and the meaning of it all - as well as the gossip doing the rounds in town...

Well, that's what this place is - a place to share common wisdom, thoughts and feelings about things important and unimportant, that bring us joy, laughter and happiness and that trouble, sadden, confuse and anger us ...

What I write here is what's 'real' for me. It won't always be PC or 'nice'. We're missing out on true connection and chances to grow and change because there's too little authenticity, too little honesty, too much holding back what we really feel and mean.

Welcome to my world...

I used to have a copyright claim here, but I've removed it...

Ideas don't belong to anyone -

they come to those who are receptive and are to be used for the well being of all...

I find images and movies and music all over the web

and I use them to accent/expand on my thoughts and understandings...


If you feel you have experienced or received something of value in reading my posts,

please consider either:

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or paying it forward to those who need

material and emotional/spiritual sustenance in this world...


Thank You


As You Think, So It Is - Your Beliefs Create Your Reality

If your Reality isn't Working for You, Create a New One!

Life Unlimited!


Namaste

(the Divine in me, recognises and honours the Divine in you)

Sahila




Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Wishes...


 

Wishing you all an eventful and fulfilling New Year...

Eventful and fulfilling in the best possible way
for your individual needs and circumstances,


And for the planet as the living, breathing mother
who sustains us and all beings...



Thank you for being in my life...


 
 


 Namaste




 
 
 



Thursday, December 30, 2010

Grief & Roses...


It was complete synchronicity that I wrote yesterday about feminine beauty past and present, using photos of French model Isabelle Caro to exemplify how far the pendulum has swung into the realms of unhealthy and horrible...

I didn't even know her name, or the names of the other young women pictured.

And today I read the headlines that she had died (in November)... At the age of 28, after a 15-year journey through the hell of anorexia...

Synchronicity?   Was I "tuned in" to other energy fields and picking up what was going on in her life?

Whatever, I feel sad for Isabelle in what she must have endured... and sad that an artificial world, the creation mostly of men, enabled her in that torturous and tortuous travail...

These roses are for Isabelle and all the women - young and old - who have felt so unloved and unaccepted/unacceptable that they fought their minds, bodies and spirits to become someone/something else...











 










Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder... UPDATE


What painters in the late middle ages thought was the epitome of feminine beauty...










...luscious, voluptuous, healthy, well-fed women who could fulfil their roles as wives, mothers, mistresses of households and reflected credit on their husbands and fathers, for being good providers...


This is what (mostly male) fashion designers now think beautiful women should look like...






...women who have no shape, no health, no female characteristics (including fertility), plucked, shaved pre-pubescent girls, almost androgynous... 

Do these men hate and fear fully grown, mature, natural, powerful women so much?

And why do we women let mal-adjusted males dictate to us what is normal and beautiful in the feminine form?


December 30th, 2010:
Isabelle Caro - the French model whose pictures are the first in the series above - has died from the effects of anorexia nervosa, a disease she had suffered from since she was 13. 

She is the third international model to die of anorexia-related causes in recent years.

Isabelle agreed to be the "face" of a campaign to warn young girls of the dangers of anorexia - she was  photographed and featured on a billboard during Fashion Week in the US in 2007...

 
Rest In Peace, Isabelle...




Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Phenomenal Woman...











To my sisters in this season of change...

 

Who knows better than we

what all life needs?

 

It's time once again for us to DO, not just talk...

 

What small thing will YOU do today, 

and tomorrow, 

and the day after that,

to birth a better world into being?












The Universal Human - The New Mainstream


 
Radical new possibilities dependent on conscious evolution...



Women Of Power...

 


























 

Women Raise Their Voices...



Time to listen to the women again...