Tuesday, July 18, 2006

a bunch of good stuff.

It's been a funny blogging week! I keep on thinking, "ooh, that would make a great blog post!" Then I go about my day and when I get to my computer I can't remember a thing. Sigh. There's a heat wave here this week so maybe the heat is frying out my memory systems. So as I have nothing intelligent to say, I will share the intelligence of others.

Things I wish I had said/ done/ written this week:

1) This post by the remarkable Liz.

2) "When you act out of fear, your fears come true" - David Bayles & Ted Orland

3) "Just get up and do your thing and speak your truth. It's as simple as that." - Lamar Harrington

4) And two quotes by my constant favorite, Clarissa Pinkola Estes:

"Like wolf pups, women need a similar initiation, one which teaches that the inner and outer worlds are not happy-go-lucky places. Many women do not even have the basic teaching about predators that a wolf woman gives her pups, such as: if it's threatening and bigger than you, flee; if it's weaker, see what you want to do; if it's sick, leave it alone; if it has quills, poison, fangs, or razor claws, back up and go in the other direction; if it smells nice but is wrapped around metal jaws, walk on by."


"We find lingering evidence of [the Wild Woman] archetype in the images and symbols found in stories, literature, poetry, painting, and religion. It would appear that its glow, its voice, and its fragrance are meant to cause us to be raised up from contemplating the shit on our tails to occasionally traveling in the company of the stars."

(That quote is one of my all time favorites. Since I read it the first time, it's become like a refrain in my life's song. It pops up in my head a lot when I am feeling stuck or sorry for myself. When it appears in my head I realize that I must be contemplating the shit again... time to look at things differently. Funny... it's been poking its nose in this week.)

5) "We do not grow absolutely. Chronologically. We sometimes grow in one dimension and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cell, constellations." - Anais Nin.

6) And last but not least: This past week saw so much bravery and courage from Jamie at Starshyne Productions. YAY to her for leaving a job that didn't fit and moving farther into the realm of following her dreams! If you don't read her blog yet, do go there and have a look. If you read back only a few posts you will watch this brave woman make that leap! Thank you for the inspiration Jamie!!!

Hope that you have a wonderful day wherever you are. xoox


la vie en rose said...

i've gotta pick up my copy of women who run with the wolves and finish reading it...maybe when i complete the biography on frida kahlo that i'm reading currently...

i told liz she needs to make a cd of meditations. i'd certainly pay money for one.

Sarah e.Smith said...

Man, i am right there with you with not knowing what to blog about this week. I had a long story up and realized i sounded way to whiny and took it down....the heat is frying my creativity too...glad to know i am not along :) Hope all is well! Cheers!

b/sistersshoes said...

Hi Megg :) So glad to meet you ((hug))

I L-O-V-E " The Wild Woman" !!!

I've read the book twice and listend to the tapes by the author's speaking tour one year!

And the heatwave? We've got 100+ for the next 7 days...boo!

lots of love xxx darlene

tara dawn said...

Thanks for sharing such great words! The Anais Nin is the one most touching to me personally...but then again, I am such a fan of hers...just adore her words!
I'm with you on the writing thing...constantly thinking "oh, i'll write about this later"...later comes and I wonder where the words have gone:)
Love to you dear friend,

chiefbiscuit said...

I know what you mean re not knowing what to write after having brilliant thoughts all day! :)

However I know too that you usually come up trumps! Today is no exception ...

deirdre said...

I love Clarissa Pinkola Estes. There's a quote from Women Who Run that I love about creativity - I'll find it later and may put it somewhere on my blog. Thanks for the reminder. I write in my head all day too, but it's probably a good thing most of it never makes it to the page. It's the gems I get in the middle of the night that I hate to lose. And of course I always do and then am mad I didn't get up and write.

Colleen said...

I know, I'm very new to this creating a blog business and I have so many ideas. I never seem to be able to remember them when I sit down at the computer to write. Your blog is always a great read though. Thanks for the quotes.

Madeleine said...

God i so needed to hear something as uplifting as that today!

beautiful quotes, i'll have to dig out some of those books.
thanks for lifting me out of my sombre mood!

Goddess of Leonie said...

glorious megg,

just wanted to thank you deeply for your comment on my website about my art ~ your profile doesn't come up with an email so i came here to connect with you.

thank you for your lovely words ~
they were a true delight to hear.

love and laughter,

Alexandra S said...

I love the quote by Estes! I may be joining a women's growth group based on the Women who Run With the Wolves book. My mom was in such a group like 10 years ago and then I just came across this group and your quote in the same week. I've never read Estes and am looking forward to it now, esp since I know she is one of your favorites!