Sunday, January 27, 2013

Acceptance of our Perfection

Vancouver BC, December 2009
Gillian Cornwall c. 2009

Quantum Physics

Our unity is our divinity.
Each atom as universal as the expanse of all we comprehend and beyond.
Acceptance of love, fluidity, 
boundless perfection of thought, concept, existence.

The doe at the forest's edge
explains it all in her stillness on this winter's day,
steam emanating from her nostrils,
connected to all without question.

-Gillian Cornwall, c. January 27, 2013.

Mount Baker from Willows Beach, Victoria BC
Gillian Cornwall, c.2011

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let Us Go To the Universal Place Within Us

Bird of Paradise - Lana'i Hawaii
Gillian Cornwall, c. December 2012

"Love. Kindness. Joy. Patience. Endurance."

I repeat these words and live their meanings to the best of my ability in each moment and in the face of my fears. I follow the path of the femina magna with calm and steady breath: impeccable in word, not taking the path of others as my own, not making assumptions and doing my best with each step.

Wars, heartaches, lives and deaths have cycled through us and we walk on, down our paths, making decisions with each and every footfall:
a) the path of love
b) the path of fear

Let us go to the universal space within us, 
the space where we have all recognized at one time in our lives, 
if only for a fleeting moment:
We are beings of love, of energy,
we are inextricably connected.
Let us be our best one.
Let us walk our paths in a state of openness and love,
independent and together,
as the roots below our feet
and the flow of the oceans,
as all the creatures of the earth.
Let us weave this beautiful basket of life and love together
so when we look within
our introspection shows the wonder of limitlessness,
the universe in each of us as one connected being.
From mother to child we unfurl
with limitless love for all
and no fear of loss,
for love flows as an endless fountain
through us
with no fear,
no need to hold,
for it is all there, all ways,
if we are open,
if we trust.

Gillian Cornwall, c. January  20, 2013.

Hulopoe Beach - Lana'i, Hawaii
Gillian Cornwall, c. December 2012

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Love and Fear

Gillian Cornwall, c.2010

Unkindness is a chasm between us and our knowledge of love.

It is not for us to carry each others fears. These are burdens we must bear ourselves until we choose to lay them down and unpack them. 

When I say "I love you", this is a gift from me to you, for you to do with what you will. Whether you keep it in your heart or under the basement steps is entirely up to you. In giving this gift, I am filled with joy, with no expectation of return on investment from you. This goes for all forms of love. Give what you have to freely give, without fear or desire. This is the sweet spot in life. 

Gillian Cornwall, January 13, 2013.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The New Year - Change Will Come with Intention

Me - Lana'i, December 2012

Three days back in the office and my neck hurts, I'm exhausted at the end of each day though I've only gone for a short walk at lunch hour, my stomach aches and it is dark and wet outside when I leave for work and when I return home. 

I don't know what it is that needs to shift but I'm pretty sure something does. Many people look sad or blank. 

We have life. Few of us are lacking for any life necessities. So what is it? Why are we not a more joyful crew?

I can close my eyes and recall the memory of no physical pain while I was in Hawaii. I can recall the joy of simply being alive (and I give thanks for this each day). In Hawai'i, there exists a natural joy through volcanic birth, burgeoning life, elemental pleasures of ocean, sun's heat, fertile soil and sweet air.

Here in Victoria I am feeling a constant pressure, an internal tension, which I cannot fathom with respect to origin or reason. I can not place its source.

I am grateful for my life and I breathe the moments, the peace, through me. I open my mind to all possibility.

I am re-learning to eat well, paying attention to the food I purchase, how I prepare and consume it with care and gratitude. I am remembering to drink more water - the ultimate gift of life from the mother earth. I am moving my body with joy and intention - walks, exploration, swimming and dancing. 

I rejoice in the exquisite beauty of life. I continue to let love flow through me without holding. I make space for my life to be plentiful.

I write. I listen to people. I read - a lot. 

I help others and intend to do more. 

I intend to act with kindness. 

I laugh; I will laugh ...out loud. 

I remember the words of Nana Veary, great Hawaiian:
"Seek to enjoy, not to possess."

With love and best wishes to all. Happy New Year to each of you.

-Gillian Cornwall, January 6. 2013. 

Nana Veary Statement
My drawing, copied from some packaging