The Soulistry Blog

“A POOHIAN THEORY OF MUSIC”

“A POOHIAN THEORY OF MUSIC”

A "Poohian Theory of Music"? Yes, 'Poohiah,' because it was a most unexpected Winnie the Pooh who once said: “Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get.  They’re things which get you. All you have to do is go where they can find you.” (A.A.Milne author of "Winnie...

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“CREATE. JUST BEGIN”

“CREATE. JUST BEGIN”

"Create" said my friend with enthusiasm. I looked at the blank piece of paper and was numb. "Create?  Create what?" "Let it flow.  Put paint on brush, brush on paper.  See what happens." "She's got to be kidding" I murmured to myself. "I need...

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“ENGAGE”

“ENGAGE”

This past week, I completed the training, added three new initials after my name (CZT) and am now a Certified Zentangle® Teacher). It was four exhausting days of tangling ... and fun! If you're not familiar with the term Zentangle®, once you Google it, you'll discover...

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“TRAVEL”

“TRAVEL”

It's been well over a year since most of us have travelled beyond our own town, city let alone our own Country. I've missed travelling. I've missed seeing places I'd only read about in books. I've missed connecting with family and friends. I've missed exploring beyond...

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“C.S.A. Creative Spirituality Artist”

“C.S.A. Creative Spirituality Artist”

The first time I heard someone look at something I had created and say "June, you are an artist," I was taken aback. An artist? No, not me. I can't draw or paint or do calligraphy or sculpt or quilt or ... I just play. And then it dawned on me ... just as beauty is in...

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“WITH MOTHER’S DAY ON THE HORIZON”

“WITH MOTHER’S DAY ON THE HORIZON”

With Mother's Day on the horizon, I think of, and pray with thanksgiving, for... the women who are rejoicing for they gave birth to a healthy child ... the women whose child had children and they became a grandmother ... the women who adopted a child. With Mother's...

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“BEING SUNNY”

“BEING SUNNY”

Sunny. It’s a name that suits my friend well. Her easy, friendly manner encourages smiling responses in those she meets. Her patient, open acceptance of others, her loving nature and grace blesses those who encounter her. She brings sunshine in her every step. Yes,...

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“LOVE IS IN THE AIR”

“LOVE IS IN THE AIR”

I've been thinking a lot about love lately.  Blessed to be married to the love of my life, love was “in the air” in our home on a daily basis.   The 'gentle-giant-of-a-born-in-Holland-man', Hans van der Werff and I met late in life.  Friendship grew. As love...

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“A YODA ATTITUDE”

“A YODA ATTITUDE”

Do you remember Yoda from Star Wars?   A legendary Jedi Master, he may have been small in size but he was quite the theologian, philosopher and poet. Yoda said "Do or do not.   There is no try" and in those two short sentences, extended a call to *do* kindness, *do*...

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“HAPPY MAY DAY”

“HAPPY MAY DAY”

The pandemic continues its stranglehold.Life is still difficult, stressful, frightening for many.And at the same time,in this part of the world, summer is on its wayand for those who celebrate the Celtic tradition of the beginning of summer,it's Beltane!...

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“WELCOME FRIDAY”

“WELCOME FRIDAY”

Welcome Friday! You bring possibilities ... possibilities for this day ... possibilities for the coming weekend. You bring possibilities ... for personal growth,... spiritual renewal,,, physical progress. This day is going to be a Fabulous Friday regardless of the...

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“WELCOME THURSDAY”

“WELCOME THURSDAY”

Whenever you find a Thursday that is sadWhenever you find a Thursday that is lonelyWhenever you find a Thursday that is difficult in any wayHow about welcoming it?How about letting it know you're delighted it is here?How about expressing gratitude that you're...

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“WELCOME WEDNESDAY”

“WELCOME WEDNESDAY”

Welcome Wednesday.You are a gentle reminder to "make time to smell the roses."'Make' time not just 'take' timebut make time to... work at our relationships with cherished family and friends... play and create... be intentional about our health: physical, emotional,...

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“WELCOME TUESDAY”

“WELCOME TUESDAY”

Welcome Tuesday!So glad you've arrived!You have set before us many hours.What will we do with those hours?Choices.There are choices to be made.Some choices bring change... in our relationships... in our work environments... in our education... in our health... in our...

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“HELLO MONDAY”

“HELLO MONDAY”

Hello, Monday,'tis good to see you again.Sure beats the alternative ... of not seeing you.So today I celebrate youand thank you for the opportunityof yet another Monday on Planet Earthto evolve, learn, feel, experience, reason, breathe, walk, blog, play, eat,...

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“SERENITY AND PEACE”

“SERENITY AND PEACE”

These days, there seems to be a daily reminder that peace is elusive: news of the pandemic's "numbers" rising quickly; its variant strains complicating matters; vaccine appointments slowing down in some areas; political goings-on; on top of difficult economic times;...

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“EASTER-resurrection proof that he has risen”

“EASTER-resurrection proof that he has risen”

It's here! Finally! Finally we have come to the end of Lent, the end of Holy Week, and it is Easter! “Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” As the little girl stuck out her tongue at the other little girl, she exclaimed "So there! I told you so! I...

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“HOLY WEEK good (?) friday”

“HOLY WEEK good (?) friday”

It’s Friday in Holy Week … known as Good Friday. When you woke up this morning, did you say “TGIF - Thank God it’s Friday!” as many did on Fridays before COVID19 because they were grateful Friday had come and they were looking forward to the weekend? Likely not.This...

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“HOLY WEEK – MAUNDY THURSDAY-betrayal”

Maundy Thursday. It's today.- a day that shocks in its intensity. Jesus, the beloved rabbi is about to be betrayed. Not by an enemy but betrayed by a follower, a friend, a disciple, someone who said he loved Jesus. Even though we recoil at the word ‘betrayal,’ if we...

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