HeartStrong = Intelligence of the Heart, Mind & Soul in Balance

HeartStrong has been a keyword for me in the last several years. It has been what I have been striving for, but I have never been able to put into words what this means for me.

Through reading The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature by Harold Buhner, this concept has become so clear to me. However, the doing part, I’m still working on… I wish I had found this book years ago.

I don’t think my life would have been as chaotic in some regards `;~) There was so much that I did not understand about myself and how my perception of the world worked. I don’t think I would have lost so much of myself if I had understood that I was different for a good reason, not because I was fucked up `;~)

granted I may be fucked up in some ways, but not about this `;~)

So, here I am now, trying to find my way back to my path. I find it very interesting that my path is a very grounded path considering, I have very little Earth in my natal chart… The only Earth I have in my chart is Virgo Rising…

There are two camps, about this sort of thing – no element in a chart… Camp 1, says that you don’t have issues with that element for this life engagement. Camp 2, says that you will have major issues with that element.

I think both of them are right in a way. I’m not good with money, I’m not what folks would call grounded, (stop laughing), and I’m full of whimsy `;~) Yet, at the same time, I have a strong connection to Earth and all her creatures. So strong in some cases, that it freaks me out and I run from it which creates an issue. So, yeaaahhhh….

Anyway, two of the major components of my path are dancing and herbs. I find that when I am dancing, I am at my most grounded and centered. Alot of my magick and psychism comes through dancing.

I cannot express to you how much joy I get from teaching dance. I hope that all my students come away feeling even just a smidge of the joy I do and find peace in themselves.

As for herbalism, there is nothing like better than to open the doors to my herb cabinet and just soak in all those wonderful scents. it is as if Earth, Herself, is welcoming me home!

I don’t think there will ever come a day when I wont want to just indulge myself in plants and share with them my wonder and love.

This is why I do what I do `;~)



Social Media & the Interwebs

I used to be really up on the internet and all the happening sites and programming and I loved it.. I was a programmer and I ate it up. But then, I got burnt out and my life fell apart. I got a divorce, moved too many times to count and my computer died. I couldn’t afford internet and didn’t have the time or energy to keep up on stuff since I ddn’t have to because I wasn’t programming anymore.

Now, I’m in a better place, life is good and I’m not fighting the ups and downs. My life is no longer a roller coaster called The Tornado. After almost 5 years, my life has calmed down and it no longer feels like I’m in the eye of the storm `;~)

However, teh changes in technology are mind boggling!!! I feel like I’m swimming in circles and getting no where sometimes. It has been hard to get back into the flow of the internet. Twitter makes no sense to me… It took me a long time to get up to speed with FaceBook and now that has all changed again.

Twitter does seem to be interested and a good way to find out about all the crazy things that grab folks attention, but it is bewildering.

I love blogging and am enjoying it immensly. I’ve had a livejournal for years but hated how it was so insulated in it’s own world. So I’ve enjoyed coming over to blogspot, but it is harder to find things and then I have to remember that everything isn’t right there at my fingertips and I have to go check the blogs I”m following. There is no easy way to navigate the blogosphere 😦

Do you have a website? Do you think there is a need for a website with the way blogs and the social media works today? Do you have seperate blogs and twitters for personal and business?

So, tell me what are some of the greatest new web gadgets, websites, and technology that you love? What do you absolutely love on the web today?


Everything is Futzy right now…

Been down with the Futz since Thursday, finally back at work today. UGH! Which unfortunately changed all my plans! I hate when that happens, because I’m not a big planner but when I do have plans, I like to keep them… There is a reason I’ve made plans and they are important to me..

I wanted to finish up my Bead Soup Project and get it sent out, that didn’t happen 😦 I wanted to make a clasp because I didn’t have anything I liked in stock. I knew exactly what I wanted, so I planned to make them this weekend. I had everything I needed – wire, solder, flux, and micro torch…

I just had to dig the micro torch out of whatever box it was packed in and I’d be all set. I found my acetylene torch and my first small torch that I can’t stand. But the micro-torch was no where to be found.

I was sad

No worries, thought I. I’ll just stop at the Home Depot when I go up for the daughter’s birthday party… No problem…. right?

HAH!I should have known better, this is why I don’t make plans!

I was so sick, I did not get out of bed for three days other than to eat. And boy, did I eat A LOT!!!!

Oh, and don’t go to the grocery store when you are sick either!! I know better to go when hungry, but didn’t realize how bad it was to go when sick… Oh, and don’t read cookbooks either!!!!

Friday night I went to Hell-Mart to get meds (which didn’t do squat by the way) and some orange juice… I spent almost $200!!! OMG!!! How is one person going to eat that much food???? At least I wont have to shop for the next month!

Though I did make a wonderful vegetable soup! Good thing I bought the tupperware stuff to freeze extra soup in! I’m going to wax poetic about this soup, it is so good. I can’t even tell you how much I love this soup! And I’m not a big soup person either… Plus, it is so easy, even a Futzy sick person can make it! YUM! Wish I had gotten a picture of it!

I wish I took more pictures, I love pictures in my posts. I’m just a lazy blogger though. Maybe I’ll take a picture of my yummy veggie soup tonight with the recipe `;~)

Progress comes in the ChooChoo `;~)

So for 2011, the keyword is Creativity. A lot of my focus is well, focused there `;~)

I’ve joined Lori’s Bead Soup Blog Party!!! I’m so excited to be a part of this, it is going to be sooo much fun! YAY! Got my partner today and we’ve decided to do a theme of “The Odd Couple…”

Dance Class is going really well. Lots of fun there. Hoping it picks up and some more folks come in, but it will be what it is `;~)

To help with my endeavors, I found an awesome creative calendar, called “Creating Your Goddess Year! I’m totaly digging it `;~) You should check it out! Her website offers all kinds of goodies too. She has e-courses and meditations.