Life and all that’s in it is Spirit-Full

says an excerpt from one of my Daily Meditation books…

this line reminds me that HOPE is alive also

FAITH in something GREATER than myself I believe exists in everyone’s life

HOW are we connected; HOW are we made in the Creator’s image? I have this very concrete image that it is our HEARTS that connect us ALL.

I’ve been drawing illustrations of my conversations with the Creator, God, Divine, True Source using Hearts as the focal point.

Let me know your thoughts regarding these drawings and reflections.

~ Anita 2022

Defining the God of my Understanding
Asking for Guidance.

Since COVID arrived, my life like everyone else’s has been disrupted in a way that has given me a lot of time to read, meditate, walk in nature, draw, write, create and so many moments to notice and be grateful for all the comforts and abilities I have. I am Called to Write.

PEACE to you and yours always….. Anita, Writer, Artist 8/12/2022

Flying

As a child I dreamt of flying often

teaching people how to fly

the feeling of REAL freedom

freedom of thought, location, restraint, rules and a welcoming sense of

Peace, Acceptance, Love, Safety, Security and a DEEP Knowingness that ALL IS WELL

God is with me always, I need not fear any thing or any one

I have always believed that there is something I have to teach, to share, yet, I know I must learn more first, then, I can truly share my experience, strength and hope;

like the Oak Tree, my Prayers form with each root;

each utterance of this prayer is flown from the Birds and Butterflies who take them to the Heavens and are later turned into sunshine, rain or snow and fall back upon me softly to be absorbed, and the cycle continues

6/20/22

Reflective thoughts…

a Sunday afternoon

Grandchildren and Children 

A little girls’ laughter yesterday in the grocery store

Parents

the River

my Brothers 

gratitude for Walking 

a small garden

Friends here and so many gone

the morning light as it fills the bird feeders outside my window 

pond with frogs croaking and water lilies blooming

Breath and Spirit

Love and Mystery

Life in the present moment

Trees and their silent reverence

Surrender and Acceptance ♥️

Photo by Anita Adams of NCTreesPhotography.com

For Grayson and Lincoln (an ABC story)

Adam Ant and his

Brother, Benjamin were

Climbing a steep Hill when

Darren the Dog decided to join them on this Daring adventure to see

Edward the Elephant and his

Friend, Falalat to

Gather some Flowers for a

Huge Spring party at

Iris’ house and swing by

Judy Joy’s to pick up a

Kite for Flying along the

Laurel River when a Lady Bug named Lily decided to take a rest on a nearby

Magnolia Leaf when her sister

Nadine Lady Bug joined her to watch as

Oscar the Grouch came by and said to

Patty Petunia – let’s ask if

Qualle Qualla Bear would like to play a Quick game of

Ring around the Rosy until

Spectacular Bubblemaster, Steve comes with his Bubble Show at

Ten o’clock on Thursday in the Festive Park with the Tall Trees that sway like

Ursula’s skirt in the Wind – oh! and

Viola plans to bring her new Violin and play for us a song that’s so much fun to dance to! It’s called

Wang Chung Tonight

Xavier will bring his Xylophone and his Mom, Nita and his Aunt LiLi are cooking all his favorites for his special surprise party. A very special Chocolate Cake and his favorite…..

Yabras!!!! Mm Mm Mm! And the last surprise is ….

Zena Zebra will lead the parade with sister, ZuZu ! – Don’t Miss it!

© Anita Adams (aka Situ) 3/28/2022

Yabras
Chocolate Covered Red Velvet Cake
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Here comes my love

the one the only

the one who listens

the one who walks with me day and night

the Whisperer

the constant one who assures me that all is well always

grateful am I to know you

grateful am I that you want to know me

grateful am I when I remember that any question or request uttered doesn’t go unheard

you hear all things

by hearing and answering all things, my Faith grows stronger

and I am reminded of a journey taken long ago in a country far away

where the one word uttered to me as I boarded a plane to return home

was BELIEVE!

I believe, and as the prayer or psalmist reminds us, help us when we forget to.

~ Anita Adams 11/2021

Hearts Speak – Surrender 7122021 Anita Adams

HEALING takes whatever time it takes

Learning to hold on when the healing is in year three and you feel like you will never fully recover is COURAGEOUS

There’s a reason I’m on this journey to wholeness

Even in the dark – the light still exists

HEALING takes whatever time it takes

During this time of Healing

I’ve shed some unknown ‘judgements’ about myself and others that I didn’t even know existed – this part of the healing process has been a GIFT

HEALING TAKES whatever time it takes

Haven’t I prayed for PATIENCE?

Well, here it is …

HEALING TAKES WHATEVER time it takes

Thank you CREATOR for hearing my prayer for walking with me in the dark, for giving me an outlet to spread my wings, to be GRATEFUL for ALL the many gifts you’ve given me

HEALING TAKES WHATEVER TIME it takes

It’s okay to REST, to PAUSE, to BREATHE, to REJOICE, to LAUGH out loud

Waiting is part of the process as well as Trusting

HEALING TAKES WHATEVER TIME IT TAKES.

© Anita Adams 6/23/2021

Something lost…

trips to see grandchildren, family and friends

hugs

plane rides to Europe

trails to explore without face coverings

movies on the big screen

smiling faces

coffee with friends

going to school

attending live concerts

regular Mass attendance day or weekend

art classes in person

eating out

dressing up


Some things to be REALLY GRATEFUL for…

clean air

blue skies

clear, clean rivers and streams

time to write what’s in my heart

hikes every weekend

a home

running water

Zoom and Duo

heat and air conditioning

a garden

art day

karaoke night

movie night

a good book

photographs, paper, pen, pencil, scissors and glue

mending strained relationships

putting life into perspective

having employment

working with loving individuals

the colours green, blue and pink

yoga

clean laundry

enough food to eat and share

art in all its forms

Hugs

from someone you love

Gratitude for …..

Blue Skies and Stone Treasures

Gratitude for what’s been and what’s now is…

Interesting how the positives weigh out the negatives

Europe in a few Snaps

When I was three

I lived by the sea

collecting sand and water in a sieve to see what I could see

When I was three

there were five more of us all under the age of eight, four brothers and a sister, making six

two parents, a house, a few blocks away – we’d walk to play in the biggest playground I’d ever seen

When I was three

life was simple

play and nap

eat and snack

until the sun set and the moon rose

When I was three

life was an adventure

swimming in the ocean

playing in the sand

oh… life was grand!

Once upon a time

in October

the lanterns were lit

pumpkins carved

marigolds flourished

pond overflowed

red bud trees turn green, yellow and brown

it’s a time of decay and renewal

the sourwood stands at attention brilliant red with gold tassels up top

the Japanese maple – deep red – neither tree are ready to say farewell

so …

once upon a time for a nanosecond maybe more – the earth and water stood still

© Anita Adams 10/2020

So still the leaf laid on top.