Inside the Mind of Isadora


Nurture Yourself – Feel Sacred Love

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Love takes hold of our heart bringing us a peaceful tranquility.
Sometimes, we lose it.
We begin to believe we hadn’t had it, in our lives, at all.
We wonder when it will comeback again.
How will I feel?

Ironically, you are love.
Therefore, you have love.
But, you have to feel your love.

Has it been elusive?
It can be.
We can lose our love.
When you’ve buried it deep inside.
It never really left you.
It’s been waiting.

Grab hold of your inner self.
Bring forward the love that’s bursting to be free to touch another.
Your heart wants tranquility from the love your nurturing inside.
Let the love back out.
So, you it can radiate again.

Namaste 🙏🏻

2016©Isadora DeLaVega


Sacred Love
*****Warning: words and images in this video might be considered by some to be of an adult rating.

Heart floating with hand


Recapture the hidden heart
Deep inside
Shrouded in sadness
Waiting to come out
Just within reach
Floating very near
Crave to hold
Recapture and grasp
Within Love
Yearning, resolve
Illusive as a butterfly
My heart
Petition to touch

2016©poem by Isadora DeLaVega


I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.



*****Photos Google Image 2008©Kim Pease

*****Video Created by Deborah Ward


Becca at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea
hosts Nurturing Thursday. To join click here.


Spring Green Minestrone Soup with Basil Pesto — Tasty Yummies

I have a newfound appreciation for Spring this year. California has decided to play coy and it hasn’t jumped straight into the heat, for once! Such a wonderful and welcome surprise. We’ve certainly had some very hot and sunny days, but we’ve also been blessed with some cooler, windy, spring-like days as of late and it’s been magical.…

via Spring Green Minestrone Soup with Basil Pesto — Tasty Yummies


Sunday Song – Purple Rain

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Legend Prince Dies: (Purple Rain) Tribute


I hesitated to use this platform to write about the passing of the young 57 year old Prince this week. Many news stations, magazines, social media settings have talked about this. I didn’t want to sound repetitive about what so many have said already.

In fact, Elizabeth Obih-Frank @ Mirth and Motivation has written a phenomenal article on the late Prince. She’s covered many aspects of the singers life. I believe her words best describe this great entertainer whose loss has touched so many. Please – click here – to stop by and read it. It’s extremely touching and informative.

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My first memory of Prince was when my eldest daughter came into the kitchen singing ‘Purple Rain’. I enjoyed his music and his ever changing persona. One day, on my visit to the hair salon I turned into a Prince look-a-like. The hairstylist thought my hair would look fantastic in an Afro style. I’m always up for change. I did it. I had my hair cut in an Afro hairstyle.


It had grown a bit when this photo was taken. I can’t remember if I liked it or not. I guess I didn’t as I don’t have a great deal of photos to show it off. I do remember it taking a HUGE amount of time to grow out.

It’s been a devastating loss to the music world and his fans who enjoyed and appreciated his unique talent. This year has been a year of too many great losses of talented artists.

Goodnight Sweet Prince
2016©Isadora DeLaVega


Now cracks a noble heart.
Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

 Prince – WAY BACK HOME [Official Audio]

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***** Prince photographs courtesy of Google Images and

*****“Goodnight Sweet Prince” is an expression used to bid farewell and pay respect to someone who has passed away.


Nurture Yourself – Breathe in the Spirit of Renewal


Spring is the season after winter but before summer. It’s a time of renewal.

Like Spring, breathing brings new life into our spirit and fills us with enthusiasm that reinvigorates our energy.

Although breathing is one of those bodily functions that happens automatically, there are some causes for us to be concerned with when it comes to breathing.

Shallow or irregular breathing can be in response to stress. Stress is a part of our everyday lives. It’s difficult to avoid.

Surprises or shocking occurrences can cause us to hold our breath. Sometimes, it can cause a lightheadedness or a faint feeling.

Deep breathing helps relax the body. Exercises, such as meditation, that focus on breathing help us breathe more deeply and creates feelings of calm peacefulness and tranquility. Our blood becomes more oxygenated with deep breathing waking the brain and relaxing the muscles.

Breathing connects our inner spiritual soul to its divine source. At the same time, it grounds our bodies.

Take time to breathe in your spirit of renewal ….



Breathe in, breathe out
Open your eyes
Do you see beauty?

Breathe in, breathe out
Close your eyes
Were you praying too?

Let yourself fall
So did someone catch you?

Breathe in, breathe out
Open your heart
Did you let someone in?

Breathe in, breathe out
Reach out your hand
Did someone reach back?

Breathe in, breathe out
It’s time
Are you ready?
Unknown author

Le Mantra Du Coeur – MICHEL PEPE


I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.


Becca from On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea
hosts Nurturing Thursday every week.
to read other nurturing post or to join in click here


art and photography 2016©Isadora DeLaVega



My Bad – My Apologies

Dear Blog Followers,

This is an open letter to all who have been following my blogs.

Recently, I put my blogs on “Private.”

Inside the Mind of Isadora
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When I decided to do this it was because I was going to be traveling for many weeks. A few weeks before my travels, I was experiencing a tremendous increase of SPAM. WordPress does have askimet which monitors SPAM. They go into my SPAM folder and are held there.

Then, I delete them. I was getting up to 25 SPAMS a day which meant that I had to go into the folder daily in order to ensure that they were deleted. My train of thought was that in the 3 weeks I would be gone the SPAM would be sitting in the folder causing who-knows-what. I decided to create the “Private” setting to avoid having them do something to my computers.

My Bad …

You see, it made it seem that I was being selective as to who could read my blogs. It wasn’t my intention. I can best explain it as this – It would be the equivalent of my leaving the doors to my home wide open and not expecting someone to go in and cause damage or theft.

These sneaky SPAMMERS were sending vile and graphic ‘XXX’ rated emails in addition to some offensive and appalling material that I prefer not to repeat. My plan on my return was to contact WordPress to inquire about the large amount coming through on my blogs.

My apologies to anyone who I may have been offended with the “Privacy” setting on my blogs. I hope you can understand my quandary about this SPAM issue.
I am back and hope to add more interesting posts for all of you to read and enjoy.

With Deepest Sincerity,

Card Nurturing.web


Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt : Locked


Sunday Song – Uptown Funk

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The wordpress photo challenge this week was about the word ‘Dance’.
It stirred memories of the various dance styles I’ve experienced.
The Sunday Song video shows a great deal of those dance styles along with a bit of funk from Bruno Mars.
If you’d like to see my challenge photo click here.
Enjoy ….

66 (Old) Movie Dance Scenes Mashup (Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft.Bruno Mars)

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Photo Credit web-site: Uptown Funk

Photo Credit web-site: Vintage Dancers


We’re Going Home

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The guys named him Black Hawk. He was shaky today. I could feel his insecurity.

He needed some love; that, and the reassurance that this isn’t good-bye. I couldn’t blame him.

There was cheering and shouting everywhere. We were going home.

One night when he crept into the barracks, he was muddy. His body was nothing but bones and mange.

After a lot of pleading, Sarg let us keep him.

“He won’t survive, he said. He’s a dog. A dogs gonna do what a dog does. Run out. Some random shots will get him.”

I wasn’t going to let that happen. I talked to Black Hawk. He listened. He helped keep the moral alive for us guys.

“Hey, little buddy, don’t look so sad. It’s a great day for all of us. We’re going home, I told him.”

I think he understood.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 143


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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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Sunday Song – Footprints in the Sand

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I’ll walk with you
Footprints in the Sand
And helped me understand
Where I’m going
2016 ©Leona Lewis


Love transcends through the nurturing of our future sons and daughters.
In this case, I chose my grandson who will one day be the voice that may change the world.
Where there is LOVE there is hope.
Teach your children well …

For my grandson, Jeffrey. He gives unconditional LOVE

leona lewis – footprints in the sand lyrics

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is One Love.

I decided to add this as my Sunday Song to coordinate with my Photo Blog

Click here to view the photo challenge.




Sunday Song – Help Me Make It Through The Night

Jim Sears & Al De La Vega                                                 Jim Sears   2016©photo by Isadora DeLaVega

I’m taking the Sunday Song and doing a tribute song to my dear friend, Jim Sears.
He left this earthly world on Saturday, March 5, 2016
Our hearts have been saddened today by the news.
He had an infectious smile and a character that was unique only to him.
You couldn’t help but smile if he was in your presence.
Few people live life with the exuberance he did.
He was the 2nd person I met in the Englewood art world.
He welcomed me and Al like we were old friends.
It stayed that way to the end.
He was a good friend to all who had the good fortune to know him.
We’ll deeply miss him. He was the best.
🙏Rest In Peace Dear Friend 🙏

This was one of his favorite songs. He loved old westerns, wild women and sad country music.

Willie Nelson ~ Help Me Make It Through The Night ~

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