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A Heart’s Whispers (Whispers from the heart to inspire the soul)


A Heart’s Whispers

A Heart’s Whispers  is a collection of personal musings to inspire soul connection and cultivate the desire to live a heart-centered life. I imagine us together, enjoying a steaming cup of tea or coffee, sharing love and warmth as we delight and energize our spiritual senses.

I AM Jackie. Standing tall in the graceful being I AM, letting my voice be heard and allowing the sacredness of my presence to uplift and honor others.

For many years I’ve felt a love of writing and the English language. There is something about how it flows and moves with the ideas one means to convey. When marrying this to the heart’s desire to love and be loved, the energy takes on new life, infused with the spirit of compassion, generosity, forgiveness and acceptance. Having studied with leading spiritual teachers of our time such as Andrew Harvey, Caroline Myss and Lisa Williams, my soul’s journey takes on new purpose – that of sharing with others the language of love and connection to Spirit.

Essence of a Woman

It began with a simple photo on Facebook–Wonder Woman posted by Ros of Finding ur Wings. She included in the text a statement that for this day, she would not try to be Wonder Woman. My short reply was simply that I loved Wonder Woman growing up, but that we can’t all be her all the time. There’s a lot more to being a woman. At Ros’s invitation, I’m sharing what it means to me to be a woman.

Thinking of being a woman and how it makes me feel, the very first piece that comes to mind is Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman.’ Whatever she is, however she looks–it’s the spark that comes from within that truly makes her shine.

There are so many directions to go when it comes to sharing about being a woman, I must admit, my mind is circling to determine how best to connect. Let’s do what we know works, go to the heart, listen to her whispers….

Every woman is beautiful.

She is the embodiment of the Divine Feminine. A Goddess in human form.

There is a warmth that emanates from deep within her being, seeking out those who most need the heat of Compassion, Nurturing, Love.

She is the champion of one who cries out, opening herself fully as Mother; letting her arms enfold and soothe even the subtlest of discomforts.

A call comes to her from the Cosmos, to remember who She is; to honor the sacredness of her spirit.

A woman is one who moves with effortless grace. Her every step can move the hearts of many, beckoning us to want more, to seek the Source of our deepest desires.

When she is confident in the fullness of her being, she glows with a fire that cannot be dowsed, igniting the spark in all who surround her.

There is a sensuality about her, living quietly beneath the surface of what seems to be a busy mom and committed co-worker.

We go throughout our days, honoring the tasks set before us, giving ourselves fully to the world around us.

And yet, there is a longing, a deeper truth that defines who we are.

A woman treasures her own integrity above all else. When she speaks, each word holds her own truth.

She sees the light in others, and understands it it but a reflection of that which she carries within herself.

Because she understands we are ALL Divine, she honors all of Life.

A woman lives in the power of I AM, allowing her inner sacred power to guide her way.

She whispers words of wisdom, received through connection with Spirit and self awareness.

She is a beauty to
behold,as her very
presence calls forth the
awakening of every sense.

With the marriage of
softness and ferocity
she is the lioness of her
realm and pride.

A quiet subltety moves
her onward, lending to
her the instinct of how
to move next.

These are her qualities.
This is her inherited
place on Earth.

One cannot overlook the
splendor of her form, for
it is the gift bestowed
upon her from the
Heavens.

Vast oceans filled with
promise can be seen in
her eyes.

Kisses of the sacred flow from her lips.

Her hair falls over us as though it is the arms of love reaching out and drawing us inward.

None can deny the beckoning that comes through the swing of her hips, calling to us to open ourselves fully to the ecstasy that awaits.

Gentleness of her touch, felt as the heat of Divine Feminine energy.

There is so much one can say about being a woman, and what that means. She is unto herself, yet deeply connected to the ancient sacred energies of this Earth and the cosmos. She stands strong throughout the course of time, even when our history has sought to bring her down. She is strong, courageous, willing to stand firm in the beliefs of her heart. She will fight to the death for those she loves and what she treasures most.

The essence of a woman is to serve as the chalice, the doorway and opening into a world unseen–yet longing to be felt to the core of one’s being. Sexually, sensually, intimately she is the siren of Divine connection–the medium uniting human and soul. The object of our desires, the radiant being of our dreams. SHE is the Goddess. The Feminine. The voice of our soul, the relentless beckoning to go deeper, open ourselves fully and let the walls come down so that we may enter a space of sacred ecstasy and Divine presence.

I AM Woman. She is ME. She is YOU. She surrounds you, calls to you, aches for you.

Will you answer my friends? Can you let yourself be THAT vulnerable? Are you willing to stand naked with only your soul to bare? This is the call of the Divine Feminine. These are the whispers of the sacred.

Four Additional Posts from A Heart’s Whispers:

Whispers of Love

Reclaiming Sensuality

Own It

Prayer of Servicehttp://jackielrobinson.com/2011/03/28/prayer-of-servic/

ADDITIONAL AUTHOR NOTE:

My greatest passion is to inspire others to see the beauty within. We are all mediums between the world of spirit and the Earth on which we live.  ~  Jackie L. Robinson

zendictive (zen is addictive~)


                                       Bows (~_~) Humble
 


My name is Art, I created the blog, Zendictive, as a result of my notebook falling apart. I needed a place to put a mountain of zen stories that I have collected over the years. I was told, “Art, you need a blog,” so, I found WordPress.
 
The original purpose of collecting these stories was to use them during the cool down periods of a martial arts class. At the end of a strenuous work out the body needs to cool down before going into a different climate (like a can of soda taken from a cooler and set on a table, condensation forms due to the instant climate change.) The body does the same thing, (it is called a cold) so I would have the students sit and meditate while their bodies cooled down. While meditating, I would give them something to meditate on. (Younger student have a hard time sitting still and stories seem to help them stay focused) I planted seeds in their minds that I hoped would grow a garden of wisdom.
 
The motto for Inner Spirit Martial Arts is:
Strengthen the body, Sharpen the mind and Enrich the spirit.
 
My goal is to allow these zen stories to help others grow in a good way and help them to hurtle the obstacles we all encounter in life. So, I collected a lot of zen stories, wrote many my self and tried to give the class a new story every day (rather than tell a handful of stories over and over.) Zen tales give a feel of ancient oriental wisdom which can be alluring and seems to be expected from those who sign up for martial arts. The mind and body both need exercise and fuel to grow correctly. To instill zen in another is, to me, like the phrase “teach a man to fish and you feed them for life.” Instill them with zen and they find peace of mind in life. Teach them about honor and honor will be their guide.
 
Zen is defined as the state of being, enlightenment and (my favorite) is the road one takes in order to be at peace with themself and finding tranquility in the universe. Remember, acceptance is the key to tranquility. The more I learned and read the more I wanted to read and learn. I literally hunt for new, fresh zen tales I haven’t read before (hence, I began creating my own). Poetry, well, that is just a part of me I can not contain. To me, zen became addictive, therefore, I came up with the name, zendictive!
 
My favorite zen tale is the first post on my blog, zendictive, called:
 
enemies of the mind

Additional posts: 

bucket of water (burdens)
(the burdens we carry become heavier the longer we carry them)
 
4 blind men and an elephant
(a story that I feel is important in our world, where so many religions clash)
 
Poetry:
 
writing graciously on angry paper
(a favorite of mine because it was challenging as much as I think it describes most writers)

 
and
 
sound of my breath
(you may have heard the term, “take a deep breath and relax,” that is ‘sound’ advice)


 
If I were to give any one advice on life (lord knows I am no expert) I would quote “The farther ones feet are from the earth, the more distant they become from their true nature.” (Take your shoes off and feel the earth beneath you.) I would also use the phrase “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating your self.” Close your eyes and embrace the true you: the heart beating, the veins pounding and the sound of your own breath. Then simply be yourself and simply… be.
                              
(zen: a state of being)
 
zendictive (~_~) bows humble
 
Art~

Your Best Post at Choice Posts


In visiting various WordPress sites, I am enormously impressed by the diversity and general quality of content out there. It is a particular pleasure to read so many original and colorful poems.

After spending some additional time quietly but rapidly exploring (no posts, no likes, etc.) it seemed that it would be nice if there was a “sampler” available of the best posts of the various WordPress sites. I found pages like WordPress’s own Blogs of the Day and various “Best Blog” sites, but I couldn’t find any true sampler blogs. I have decided to launch a WordPress blog dedicated to showcasing the very best post of anyone interested in participating. This not only includes poetry, but also recipes, journals, photography, fiction, history, humor, travel and so on.

The approach is, at least on the surface, pretty simple.

Anyone interested chooses exactly one post from their site they wish to have represented on the new CHOICE POSTS blog. They may chose the post they think is their best, that their readers like the best, that best represents the nature of their blog, etc.

They then email the HTML, Text and any associated images of their representative post to choiceposts@gmail.com plus the link for that post plus four additional links and associated names of four other posts they would like to have referenced. This allows the site administrator to re-assemble this post to match (or at least be similar to) what is on the original site.

It is very important that the Category of the Post is specified such as one of the categories found on the WordPress Tag Page. This will allow readers of CHOICE POSTS to easily browse along their lines of interest and help match readers to blog sites.

In addition, author should submit any additional information they wish to be included about their site and/or themselves which will be included in the post. Author name (real or not real) can also be included. For example, after administration team assembles information provided on email, the resulting post in choiceposts.wordpress.com could look something like:

Poet_Don’t_Knowit is the author of the site “POETRY ON THE RUN”

Poem of the Approaching Autumn (Link1)

I love fall
It whispers in my ear
Like paint drying.

Additional Posts from “POETRY ON THE RUN”
Poem of Spring (Link2)
Poem of Winter (Link3)
Poem of Summer (Link4)
Poem of Fall (Link5)

[Category: Poems]

The CHOICE POSTS admin team will initially post a few of these a week, pretty much trying to post in the order of submissions received until a backlog develops. At that point, some process will be used to select only a portion of the posts submitted — either random selection, selection based on quality, variety and other characteristics or a hybrid approach.

Someone who has had a entry posted on CHOICE POSTS may later feel they wish another post to represent their site. If this happens, and enough time has passed (six months), then they can email a new submission for posting to CHOICE POSTS, indicating whether they want the earlier submission kept or deleted.

All posts and links must be from WordPress sites. Some constraint is needed and this just makes administratipon easier. The universe of WordPress itself is pretty big and way too big for this one project. In addition, I feel some loyality to WordPress from the short time that I have been here (since July 1, 2011.) I like the ease of use, the ability to connect to other users, the sense of community and the flexibility and convenience.

Submitted content should be suited for general audiences with the CHOICE POSTS Admin Team selecting Posts they think acceptable for a “G” or “PG” audience.

Best,

Choice Posts Administrator

Update 9/26: For very understandable reasons, some participants may wish to just provide link of their “best post” since the look of their site is different than what is at choiceposts.wordpress.com. In this case they just need to provide introductory text about their site and/or themselves and the link of the “best post” and up to four other links to other posts on their WordPress site.