Liquid gold…

When I saw this on my recent getaway, I saw a heart, a heart that needed to be tended to. A dear friend of mine saw “an opening”—to walk into; to guide towards; to new possibilities. An opening it is then. An opening to my heart.

I had packed one of my favorite books, Broken Open (which I highly, highly recommend), by Elizabeth Lesser. When I opened it, my eyes went straight to a passage where she asks, “was…the peace and clarity I was searching for already within me, waiting in the liquid gold of my feeling heart?” It was not an accident that I was led to that page; it was exactly what I needed to hear.

I decided to make space to listen to that feeling heart of mine, to “use my heart’s compass on this journey”, as Lesser writes. I began while up in those beautiful redwoods this past week.

I met up with some ‘deer’ friends.

I looked through the lens.

I sat at this desk and played in the silence.

I walked the labyrinth.

I danced by the light of the moon (really, I did).

I listened.

And then I came home…to these precious loved ones. My heart is full.

12 thoughts on “Liquid gold…”

  1. So happy that you were able to tend to your heart…and fill it with the beauty that surrounds you. Continue to listen to that compass…it will never steer you in the wrong direction…xo

  2. What a beautiful place to be in, while looking within to the “Liquid Gold”.
    Your photos and words are so poignant. I especially love the photo of your loved ones.

  3. Just a beautiful post, Cindy. It looks as though you found yourself in a little piece of heaven there in the redwoods….how wonderful to have a personal retreat.

  4. Hi Cindy, this is the first time I’ve been to your website. It is just brilliant! Your post reminds me how I feel when I get to the Cape and have time to let all the petty, busy things go and can just “be”. Lovely photography!

    thank you for your comments on my blog!

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