joined on 06/04/05
last updated 10/22/12
Love without first loving the self is a fool's errand. We do the world no good when all we have to bring to it is self loathing, need, doubt and fear. Love the self first, and from there shall you shine. And thus shall the world be lit.
Dismantle illusion, stare down fear, embrace truth, honor love, realize the infinite wisdom and potential you hold within. ~Ivy
Just because someone tells you she is kind and compassionate does not make her kind and compassionate. It is always best to measure the magnitude of someone's character not by her words, but by her actions.
photo by Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles
If you talk to the animals,
they will talk with you,
and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them,
you will not know them,
and what you do not know, you will fear.
What one fears, one destroys!
~Chief Dan George
It seeks its likeness...it connects...it expands...seemingly without limitation, without fear...for that is its nature...so long as there is love, love shall seek love, seek connection, seek expansion, without limitation, without fear...love seeks love...
A lesson well learned need not be taught twice.
Energy well invested will never feel spent.
Our best students will ultimately become our greatest teachers.
Open yourself to the Universe, and the Universe shall open itself to you~
I do not wish to hold you to me by force...I simply desire to press my heart ever so gently to yours and feel the rhythms of our souls beat in time as we softly breathe the Now... ~Ivy~
I lose myself for a bit...
The good news is that I am never far away...and I can always be found again so long as I remember to look~
Once you realize how insignificant you are, then you can truly grasp how significant you are~
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ~Carl Jung
As we each allow our individual light to shine, others cannot help but be illuminated by its presence.
When on a sinking ship, and a lifeboat makes itself known, get in the lifeboat. No good can come of staying on the ship.
"Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich. He gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial difficulties." [Victor Hugo, "Les Misérables," 1862]
...with warmth...with light...with truth
Pastel on black paper is all the rage these days!
Woah! I just saw what my profile looks like in Internet Explorer, and I must say, "It ain't right."
If you're curious to see how it's meant to look, I recommend installing Firefox:
Buckle up! The future is here!!!
is One who is looking. ~Ivy
I'm reunited. Into the Fire, I am the Spark. ~lyric by Sarah McLachlan
Perhap's Icarus' greatest mistake lay not in flying too close to the sun, but in attaching his wings with something so fickle as wax. ~Ivy
Think mythologically, yet speak plainly, that you may say great things and be understood by a great many. ~Ivy
"All works of art start as potential. Similarly, all relationships start as potential. When I meet a person, I try and see not their mask, with its defenses, but what’s underneath. I get accused of refusing to acknowledge who a person is choosing to be right now. When that person is arrogant or rude or selfish, then my friends say, 'Clyde!!!!!! THIS is what this LOSER is about.' But I say, "Hold on people, this is only what this person THINKS they are about." So this so called Loser person is confused. But if no one sees their potential, then they may not ever see it themselves, and that would be tragic." ~ Clyde (American Doll Posse)
"Where do you come up with this stuff? I mean the wisdom you offer? Where does it come from?"
Ivy, "Uh, mostly from my head. Though sometimes outta my ass. But I'll tell you, I usually find truth in that stuff too."
Nope! There's a lot of yucky stuff below the surface. Before we can genuinely be filled with truth and light, we must look at the darkness...with honesty, with integrity, and without fear. Exposing the truth can only ever serve to empower and enlighten us. Ignoring the truth keeps us imprisoned by doubts, fears, and lies. Face your fear, smash it with a sledgehammer, and then rise to your truth. Greatness awaits!
When choosing death, choose a death that is swift, painless, and without much thought.
A slow death is painful, lonely, scary, and suffering.
When choosing life, slow it down and truly live it!
Breathe the air, smell the flowers, smile at the bees, dance, sing, laugh, and take time to notice those around you who are living as well.
A fast life can pass in the blink of an eye, and what then?
Yes, choose wisely when choosing life or death, and each shall come to you in a way most desirable~
I hope both for our individual and collective evolution...that through our love and support of each other we will achieve things creatively, intellectually, spiritually and consciously of which we, as individuals, might not otherwise be capable. This is my dream, my wish, my vision, my hope: for me to assist in bringing out the best you in you and you to assist in bringing out the best me in me and for us, together, to resonate to a higher awareness, consciousness and effectiveness.
May 26, 2008
Complex in her simplicity. Really! Such a multi-layered person, at once calm and full of fury.
And a fun person witih whom to stand and stare at nature's optical illusions.
And a kick-ass artist!! Hee! I have Ivy art!! :-)
April 11, 2008
Happy Birthday Sweet Star Sister! Another year! I agree, we've learned a lot in the past year and we've conquered many demons and have evolved spiritually. You're radiantly beautiful and glowing of happiness. May all your dreams come true and may you remain healthy and happy throughout life! I love you too!
July 14, 2007
Ivy, you inspire me. I love you!
July 4, 2007
I can't wait to you meet you!
June 19, 2007
I know we have just become friends here, but this girl is sparkle-kly... with a glow behind her eyes that makes me still believe in fairy's!!!
May 30, 2007
l o v e l y o n e
May 18, 2007
New to this friendship, but we already speak with the same tongue! You make me laugh soooo hard! I think we live the same life because out of your mouth come my thoughts! (smile!)
Eibhlin is full of positive energy that just radiates through the screen!
(Opening my arms, and raising my head to the sky!) Another soul mate is found!