Sunday, July 12, 2009

Silent Sermon Sunday

What we have to be is what we are.
- Thomas Merton


Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly

18 comments:

Joanna Jenkins said...

Let me be the first to wish you, Dear Queen, a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

miss*R said...

ooh your birthday?? Hope you have/had a fantastic day!!

thanks tons for the support over the past few days.. your words have inspired me to write my story... it will be hard, but with people like you holding my hand, I cannot go wrong {{hugs}}

clairedulalune said...

Happy birthday Holly! Have a wonderful day!

anne h said...

Happy, wishful, loving birthday to you!

About the Merton quote...what we are...what a gentle way to start the day. Thank you, Holly.

The Fragrant Muse said...

Happy Birthday Holly!
Here's a little present...

Cancer
Ruling Planet: The Moon
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Symbol: The Crab
Polarity: Feminine
Physical Correspondence: The stomach and breasts
Stones: Pearl, moonstone, peridot
Flowers: lily, lily of the valley, water lily, white rose
Colors: cream, white, silver-blue, smoky gray

Positive Traits: Kind, sensitive, sympathetic; a powerful imagination; a strong maternal or paternal instinct; solicitous and protective; cautious, patriotic; tenacious, shrewd, thrifty; emotionally resourceful; an excellent home-maker.

Essential Oils:German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla) is the signature oil for Cancer.

According to Patricia Davis in Astrological Aromatherapy:
Everything about Blue Chamomile finds an echo in the character of Cancer. It is above all the 'Mothering' oil: calming and soothing, gentle enough to be used for even the youngest infants and appropriate for so many of the troubles of early childhood. All the chamomiles are similar in their action but Blue Chamomile is the one most appropriate to Cancer because its colour evokes the Water element and the ocean that is the Crab's natural home.

As we have seen Cancer is associated with the breasts and stomach. Chamomile is often used as a digestive calming oil (stomach) and is also a great nurturing oil (breasts).


Happy Birthday dear Holly!

cinner said...

Happy Birthday again my friend. Have a great one. Thanks for all your kindness. I am not feeling 10 today...at least for the moment...lol Big Hugs.

Sashindoubutsu said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Holly.. Happy birthday to you! :)

I'm glad I bumped into this blog!^^

Ribbon said...

I like the lovely gift you received from fragrant muse... I too am a water sign ~ not a lovely crab though, but a nice stinging Scorpion:)

more birthday wishes to you beautiful gorilla knitter :-)

love ya Holly...

x Ribbon

Janet said...

Happy birthday!

i really like that drawing you have up today. i have a thing for hands. going to do a post on it some day. and i have not yet read any Thomas Merton, but the name keeps popping up. in fact, i was going through some notes in a little notebook i carry with me all the time. one of my lists is of books/authors i need to check out. his name is on that list too, and i don't even know when i added it.

have a wonder-full day! xoxoxo

Sara said...

Happy birthday Holly. I hope your day is filled with love and light. xoxo

This quote is lovely. I can see your journey through the quotes that you choose each week.

Peaches said...

Give yourself a birthday gift. Peace to you.

James said...

It'a your birthday? Many Happy returns of the day Queen Holly!!

James said...

it's your Birthday? Many Happy returns of the day, Queen Holly!!

Life With Dogs said...

Now that is a great quote! But considering your penchant for change and self improvement, I can see you turning this one on its head. :)

spottedwolf said...

Happy Birthday my lovely cancerian soul-mate..........I'll be 56 on Wednesday.........as I read on Cancer in a humorous piece long ago......we are so gentle, charming, and helpful.................that many think we are suckers and crap all over us..hahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mel said...

Happiest of Birth-Days to you, Dearest One....

Hope it was lovely...

xo

anne h said...

Late at night, Holly, but not TOO late to check back - how was your birthday! I thought of you today and was reminded of the John and Yoko song - the birthday song....so make a wish, and let it come true for you!!!

Tessa said...

Happiest of Happy Birthdays, Your Most Excellent Queenness! We are both water signs, I see. No wonder I felt an instant 'click' when I first discovered your blog! (I'm an Aquarian.)

I actually have a Birthday pressie for you, too! Remember the 'what title, please?' post on my blog? Well, my friend and editor Charlotte (she is with Virago, not actually my very own), after a bit of deliberation decided that your brilliant 'On Track With The Devil' is the title that reached the finish line first!

So, when you have a moment, please choose which book you'd like from the list of my favourites - in the post entitled 'Seduction' and when you have, let me know which one it is and your snail mail address and I'll have it sent pronto! My email addy is on my profile. Congratulations....and a huge thank you from me.

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