Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Nurture Yourself – Reflecting on our Mother’s Words

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When we reflect on our lives we can’t help but include in our thoughts the one person who’s had the most influence on us:

‘Our Mother.’

She forms the person we’ll be from the beginning of conception. We’re who we are because of her. Despite the way we may feel about her, she is the major player in the formation of our lives.

There are lessons a mother teaches us but it’s always up to us to put them into effect.

It’s always up to us to be in charge of our decisions.

Sometimes, we ruminate and get stuck on what we weren’t given.

This shouldn’t matter.

For in the end, if we fail or if we succeed, we should never forget that the final choices are always up to us.

The poem below reflects a Mother’s words eloquently … enjoy the Secret Garden as you read.

Namaste, Isadora
2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Namaste
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.

 

Secret Garden – Reflection

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Reflections of a Mother…

I gave you life, 
but cannot live it for you.

I can teach you things,
 but I cannot make you learn.

I can give you directions,
 but I cannot be there to lead you.

I can allow you freedom,
 but I cannot account for it.

I can take you to church,
 but I cannot make you believe.

I can teach you right from wrong,
 but I cannot always decide for you.

I can buy you beautiful clothes,
 but I cannot make you beautiful inside.

I can offer you advice,
 but I cannot accept it for you.

I can give you love,
 but I cannot force it upon you.

I can teach you to share,
 but I cannot make you unselfish.

I can teach you respect,
 but I cannot force you to show honor.

I can advise you about friends,
 but cannot choose them for you.

I can advise you about sex, 
but I cannot keep you pure.

I can tell you the facts of life,
 but I can’t build your reputation.

I can tell you about drink,
 but I can’t say “no” for you.

I can warn you about drugs,
 but I can’t prevent you from using them.

I can tell you about lofty goals,
 but I can’t achieve them for you.

I can teach you about kindness,
 but I can’t force you to be gracious.

I can warn you about sins,
 but I cannot make you moral.

I can pray for you, 
but I cannot make you walk with God.

I can tell you how to live,
 but I cannot give you eternal life.

I can love you with unconditional love all of my life
….. and I will.
    ~~~ Author Unknown ~~~

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Nurture Yourself – Clarity of Mind

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Clarity (claridad, limpidez – Spanish) is to be free from cloudiness, obscurity and mind blurred thoughts. It’s a state of mind quality that is clear; transparent and lucid.

When there are many stressful issues in our lives, past or present, burdening our mind clarity becomes a veiled blur.

Simple decisions or choices become overwhelming.

Our navigation through the fog of indecision brings us down; especially, if situations don’t turn out the way we expect.

It’s similar to the delusional, ever lurking word hope. If our hopeful expectations don’t happen the way we hoped they would, there’s a downward spiral of sadness and, sometimes,  depression from disappointment.

We doubt ourselves.

Sometimes, we can’t decide what we want to do with our lives, our careers or
our relationships.

Clarity of mind includes having clarity of passion, too.

A lucid mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.

Sitting quietly, having moments of deep meditation helps us to see through those murky foggy places that need clearing.

In opening your mind’s eye to clarity, you begin to change into a radiant you.

If you’re reading this, you’ve survived your entire life up until this point.
You’ve survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, and the different phases of your life.

And, here you are …

Are you taking time to lift your veil of darkness in order to have more clarity?
~~~Namaste~~~
Isadora
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Namaste
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.

Music Meditation

BERNWARD KOCH – The Silver Veil

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Nurture Yourself – Be a Free Spirit

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Dancing is very freeing. Many people believe that
you must follow certain guidelines to be a dancer.

Isadora Duncan believed in an unrestrained style of dance.
She’s been credited with moving dance away from strict formal structures
towards more free-flowing forms of personal expression.

Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan – Solo (Tamara Rojo, The Royal Ballet)

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The free spirit that was Isadora Duncan was tragically silenced

when she was killed in a terrible car accident at Nice on the Riviera, France.

The eccentric, world famous, dancer and pioneer of a new style of progressive dance was killed.

During a test drive for a car she was interested in purchasing,

her Spanish shawl was caught in the mechanism of the front wheel of her car.

A devastating ending to a forward thinking dance artist.

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Let your inner dance spirit come out to play.

Be in your own dance world.
In Love and Light ….
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Namaste
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.

~~~~~~~~~

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Nurture Yourself – A Parable – the Guests

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I read this parable about Love. It’s insightful. It’s touching. The ending has a profound lesson.

Perhaps, because of all the recent events in the news, we need to focus on Love again.

For those of you who grew up without the nurturing of love

and who are seekers of fulfilling those nurturing years without love I wish you to

Imagine Love and all you can be.
Imagine Love and all you want to be.
Imagine Love and all you are.
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Soothing meditative music for you to listen to while reading this parable …. Namaste, Isadora

The Guests

A woman was in her garden, when she saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said, “I do not know you. Are you hungry? Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is the man of the house home?”
“No,” she replied. “He’s out”.
“Then we cannot come in,” they replied.

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In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
“Go tell them I am home and invite them to come in!”
The woman went out and invited them in.
“We do not go into a house together,” they replied.
“Why is that?” she asked.
One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth, he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing another, His name is Success, and I am Love.”
Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you would like to come in.”

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The woman went in and told the husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed.
“How nice!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth!”
His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”
Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the room. She jumped in with her suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with Love!”

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Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to the wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”
Love got up and started walking to the house. The other 2 got up and followed him, too.
Surprised, the woman asked Wealth and Success, “Why are you coming in? I only invited Love.”

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The old men replied: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but you invited Love.
Wherever he goes, we go with him.
Wherever there is Love, there is Wealth and Success!!!!”

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Namaste
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.

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Nurture Yourself – You Are Never Alone

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Your are never alone.
And you already belong.
You belong to humanity.
You belong to life.
You are this moment,
the breath.
©jon kabat-zinn

Never Alone – Lady Antebellum (with lyrics on screen)

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Namaste
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.

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***** artwork and photograph©Isadora De La Vega


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Nurture Yourself – I Wish You

Nurturing Yourself - 6162016.webWhen there is PAIN, I wish you PEACE.

Where there is SELF-DOUBTING, I wish you a renewed

CONFIDENCE in your ability to work through it.

Where there is TIREDNESS and EXHAUSTION,

I wish you UNDERSTANDING, PATIENCE and Strength.

Where there is FEAR, I wish you COURAGE and LOVE.

Namaste
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.

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Nurture Yourself – Wear Peaceful Wings

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Worrying does not take away

tomorrow’s troubles,

it takes away today’s peace.

Michel Pepe × L’eau De Cristal

Namaste
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

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Nurture Yourself – Timelessness

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This timeless moment is like

a thread of timelessness

that goes through everything.

©Pema Chodron

 

Very Beautiful Dance, Classic

Timelessness is a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife.

Timelessness is the timeless existence of eternity.

Timelessness is a state of a point of view of, gradually, coming into being.
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Namaste
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.

~~~~~~~~~

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hosts Nurturing Thursday every week.
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Sunday Song – Summertime

Putumayo – Latin Jazz- 06 – Ray Barretto • Summertime

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AAAaaaahhhhh ….. the season of summer is upon us.
May the sun shine upon your love life ….
And may the summer breeze gently sing the song of “LOVE”

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

 If you have a favorite Summer song, feel free to add it in the comments so we can all enjoy …..

******* Florida has been having temperatures in the low to mid 80’s. It feel like summer.

******* Photograph was altered to create a painting in Photoshop. 2016©Isadora DeLaVega


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Nurture Yourself – with Reflection

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When we reflect on our lives we can’t help but include in our thoughts the one person who has had the most influence on us:

‘Our Mother.’

She forms the person we will be from the beginning of conception. We are who we are because of her. Despite the way we may feel about her, she is the major player in the formation of our lives.

There are many teachings a mother gives us.

But, it’s always up to us to put them into effect.

It’s always up to us to be in charge of our decisions.

Sometimes, we ruminate about what we weren’t given. No matter.

For in the end, we fail or forget to see that the final choices are always up to us.

This poem says it eloquently …

Namaste, Isadora
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Namaste
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.

 

Secret Garden – Reflection

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Angel hugging child

Reflections of a Mother…

I gave you life, 
but cannot live it for you.

I can teach you things,
 but I cannot make you learn.

I can give you directions,
 but I cannot be there to lead you.

I can allow you freedom,
 but I cannot account for it.

I can take you to church,
 but I cannot make you believe.

I can teach you right from wrong,
 but I cannot always decide for you.

I can buy you beautiful clothes,
 but I cannot make you beautiful inside.

I can offer you advice,
 but I cannot accept it for you.

I can give you love,
 but I cannot force it upon you.

I can teach you to share,
 but I cannot make you unselfish.

I can teach you respect,
 but I cannot force you to show honor.

I can advise you about friends,
 but cannot choose them for you.

I can advise you about sex, 
but I cannot keep you pure.

I can tell you the facts of life,
 but I can’t build your reputation.

I can tell you about drink,
 but I can’t say “no” for you.

I can warn you about drugs,
 but I can’t prevent you from using them.

I can tell you about lofty goals,
 but I can’t achieve them for you.

I can teach you about kindness,
 but I can’t force you to be gracious.

I can warn you about sins,
 but I cannot make you moral.

I can pray for you, 
but I cannot make you walk with God.

I can tell you how to live,
 but I cannot give you eternal life.

I can love you with unconditional love all of my life
….. and I will.
    ~~~ Author Unknown ~~~

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hosts Nurturing Thursday every week.

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