Artist's Way

Birthday Adventures

My birthday appetizers at Outpost Food Cooperative by my boyfriend Bill. Organic blue corn tortilla chips in melted pepper jack and smoked Gouda cheeses, organic scallions, organic tomato and black olives, served with homemade Salsa del Norte

Greetings fellow travelers,

Well I made it back from Buffy’s Big Birthday adventure thrown by my boyfriend Bill. After a great birthday lunch at Outpost Natural Foods in Bay View, we stopped off at a friends’ spiritual store. Great people and great atmosphere and I already put the smudge spray they gifted to me on my Artist’s Altar. Then we went to Brookfield Square Mall for an Arby’s birthday dinner. Bill got me a little pink ninja for my altar to remember my special day together. We spent the entire day riding 7 buses and a cab ride today. Folks I am telling you I am one lucky woman to have such special boyfriend to shower so much love and attention on me. All day I had been enjoying reading all of your birthday messages to me I nearly used up all the battery of my cell phone! Thank you all for brightening my day and letting me know that I am held dearly in your hearts.

Week One of Writing Diet, I managed to write 5 days out of 7 days in my Morning Pages. Lately, I have been having dreams of feeling overwhelmed and negative about all the projects I am working on. I am able to write out about these feelings in my Morning Pages. Plus members in my Sparkling Path Finders group keep reminding me how I have various leadership roles and how I am an inspiration to them to keep going on their projects. I didn’t realize I made such an impact on people. That definitely shifted my perspective.

I walked everyday this week mostly 20 minutes each day with the exception of two days that I walked 60 minutes each. I noticed walking in the store recently that I have been able to get through the store easier which to me is a clear sign that daily walking is beginning to pay off for me.

I have been striving towards 8 cups of water daily. I have been successful at writing in my food journal everyday using the calendar app and memo app on my cell phone. It’s very convenient storing my food journal on my cellphone because it goes with me everywhere I go.

My Culinary Artist Date was at the Bay View Fork in the Road Café. Menu is at I enjoyed blue corn nachos, a char broiled cheese burger, and strawberry smoothie. I originally got a peach ginger smoothie but wow the ginger was soo powerful I couldn’t even drink it.

I talked with my nurse and therapist about doing The Writing Diet. I shared with them what I was doing including showing them my food journal and they both thought that I was on a very good path and to continue with The Writing Diet. I am grateful to have their blessings.

Warm regards,

Artist's Way

My Love Book: ♥ My birthday gift to myself ♥

My Love Book

Sun July 11th or as I would like to say Lucky 7-11 is my birthday. It’s also the new moon and a solar eclipse on that very same day.  One spiritual mother told me that I needed to focus  on love on my birthday to set my intentions. Another said to sit with what brings you joy on the inside, and express this joy in your outer world.. sharing it with others.

My birthday wish is to celebrate love for the entire month of July. Everywhere I go people are wishing me Happy Valentine’s month or ♥Happy Love Month ♥ I wanted something I could engage people with cause I value relationships. So I decided to play DJ Buffy and I began  requesting song requests from people.  I would try to go out and find a video of their song and I would write a dedication to them. I love the interaction that I have been receiving from people as I contemplate and explore love in all of it’s beautiful dimensions.  Self love, romantic love, true love, love of the Creator, etc.

I am a part of a sacred circle of women. In this source of  women’s spirituality I find the security that I have always craved. Within this sacred space I find the acceptance I have always yearned for.  The divine feminine is honored and cherished. The energy that is at the heart of this special circle is most profound,  radiates, and surrounds all those that are there.  I had this desire for women’s spirituality for the longest time. I was on a quest to find where my female spirit could heal and play. I searched various places  within my community where I would feel welcomed as a woman. I talked to random women on the street, on the bus, or anywhere I would encounter them.  I sought out spiritual centers and churches seeking for the right group of women to immerse myself in. A place where my creativity could flourish. A place where I could laugh. Where I could pray. Where my spirit could dance.  After tonight, I think I found confirmation that I found that place… my Moon Circle.

Tonight, I explored my creative side by creating an artbook titled “My Love Book” during the Moon Circle tonight. When I received my name Wabun anung which means Morning Star in a native naming ceremony at 17 years old I instantly envisioned that my path was love. The gifts of life, hope, and light are all given in the act of love as part of the glory of the dawn. My essence is love…my path is to love.  I need to claim my birthright. And being part of this awesome connection with the female heart I am encouraged to focus on that power within me of love and around me.

So, I chose to center my focus on my book with love. This is the first time I ever created a multimedia book. I loved the choices of printed, glitter, marbled, and colored paper. There were a ton of stamps to choose from. Magazines to explore for images. A bowl full of vintage pictures.  Lots of various kinds of ribbons. My inner child jumped for joy. I love having the opportunity of creating. I played with my book as I assembled the images that I wanted to put together. It was absolutely exhilarating having that time to explore with other women.

The following are pages from”My Love Book.” Enjoy.

There is only one happiness in life to love and be loved.

True Love: The trinity between Creator, myself, and the man Creator has picked for me as my true love partner. ♥ July 8, 2010. No. 526715.

Love, Buffy

Each night the moon kisses secretly the lover who counts the stars. ~ Rumi

Happiness is only possible with true love.

Let your teacher be love itself.