Windows come to me like pic 1 & they leave like pic 2 👍 @arc_reclamation almost done! 😊
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Come out and network with MWULYP alumni on Thursday, Sept. 26 The Nomad Bar - Wilmington, Delaware - from 5 to 8 p.m. We're getting ready to celebrate 20 years in the movement. You don't want to miss this!
10 years ago I made the decision to build my own and never look back. Though it’s come with its challenges over time, the things I experienced over the last 7 years would have broken a weaker man. People that constantly had they hand out for my help, consult,resources, and all things available to me, turned on me and some even went as far as calling me (and in some cases treating me) a “ain’t nothin a** n****.”. Anyone who knows me and what I contribute to any and every situation I’m in, know that was a tough one to handle. But I digress. Over these last seven years the level of dedication and sacrifice I’ve committed to, is manifesting into what I can only describe as an undeniable and irreplaceable place in the universe for myself and my heirs. The sacrifice was greater than I anticipated but so is the reward. For those who chose to try to run me though the wash, I can only say that though I am not “petty”, I can’t speak for the universe. It tends to be very unforgiving and indiscriminate (I know I’m talking over some of y’all head, but stick with me here). I was put here to change the skyline,not to pay you any mind. On the other hand there have been some that saw the pain, loss, and struggle, yet still put they money on me. Some even died in their pursuit of making a way for them to be available to the blessings that would come though the sacrifice (NO CAP AT ALL). To them go the spoils. And if they ain’t there it goes to their heirs. To my children, the only sense I can make of the struggle is that, we went though it early so we wouldn’t t have to go through it as much or in the same way later. Like I always tell y’all “Your younger self works for your older self.” Lord have mercy on the living and the dead.
During a talk given this afternoon by The Earl of Shaftesbury on his restoration work of St Giles House I was reminded of these wonderful images of the 17th Century stables he restored. There is so much charm in this building and it’s lovely to see it has been enhanced during the refurbishment. Published by @houseandgardenuk Photography by @paul_massey
If you're having difficulties with soil erosion, native grasses are a great option. Their deep root systems hold down the soil. They are also tolerant to heat, cold, temperature fluctuations, and soil variation.
When I close my eyes
I remember being
soaked in a lake of stars
wrapped in a diamond blanket
called home. ~Wendy Candida Havlir Cherry
I wrote this poem a year ago. It was inspired by a morning journey, exploring the depths of essence and alchemy. Where is home for you? What does home mean? For me, home is inside my inhale and exhale. Or an amulet that reminds me we are so much more than we know. Inside this flesh that holds my soul. And the beating of my heart. Women in sacred circle. Wonderful, old friends that I share memories with. And new ones I get to meet. Poetry. Bare feet on earth feels like home. The daily ritual of morning coffee. The arms of my beloved. When I sing I feel home. The Mistress of Longing is home. This texture of belonging calls out for us, wants us, in so many, many ways. How do you recognize home?
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Like a lot of UK clients, there but a few things they miss more than a Historic Inn from the 1600's. These brilliant clients from Scotland, Morag & Willy, missed the old granite fireplace usually found inside these Inns. To them, nothing beats the memory of huddling up round a fire with friends enjoying a bottle of red. Free range was given to create a fireplace that brought back those feelings from home.
Granite was picked as the obvious choice. The hearth and bunker tops made from hand pitched slate flagstones. The surrounding mantle was made using a railway sleeper I picked up from a reclamation yard, ageing it with a blow torch to pull out the grain lines and added six timber dowel pegs. When the job was done and I stood back looking at it, somehow it all looked too new! So I made some soot marks on the fire breast to give it a more aged appearance. This job was up there as one of my favourites in Perth! . @meteorstone provided great service and goods again - thank you 🙌🏻
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“When a woman has been taught that the men in her life are not on her side, and that it’s her job to accommodate them anyway, there is no way she can feel good about her interactions with them. She learns to submit to a balance of power that reverses the true power dynamic. She learns to act like she is the weaker party. Even believe that to be true. When in fact, she is the stronger party. ... When a woman learns that men are on her side, on the other hand, she recognizes the way her man is or isn’t showing up is a product of poor training, not bad intentions. Knowing that he is not trying to hurt or diminish her, she can relax. She is connected to her divine power source so she is secure in the knowledge that there is is always a way to get what she wants. When she is married to her radiance there is always light on the path ahead. “ -Mama Gena, Pussy: A Reclamation .
Work in progress 🔥 .
As I expand and molt into more and more true versions of this being I call my Self, I notice more acutely the places where I remain contained.
I don’t always share widely about the most alive, vibrant experiences of my life. I hold them sacred and private, only shared during intimate, in person exchanges or in the folds of my own being.
I value holding certain aspects of myself and my relating in sacred container, and I will continue to do so, and yet... ...and yet I am a queen of compartmentalization. Where is the the distinction between generosity and oversharing - between wise containment, and holding back... Over many years I have been feeling a strong call from Source: “share the bounty of your life”. As I reflect on what is most bountiful in my reality, it exists in the edgy places: In my relationship to sensuality, sexuality, power dynamics, open relationships, and psychedelics, to name a few.
I have established a filter from a place of wanting to protect my family, and my conditioned belief of who I am.
This is an old story that I am too much, and that I should tread lightly when revealing the aspects of self that are culturally fringe, profane, pleasure oriented, and moving towards transcendence of an untrue scarcity reality.
I delight in witnessing the growth of the cultural container for what is considered sacred. I know myself as an angel, here to dance the full spectrum of the sacred and the profane, with awareness that it is ALL sacred. As this Truth coheres, and I live in ever greater integrity from this knowing, I recognize the parts of myself that still shy away from being witnessed in my ownership of my being, even as I am receiving reflections of how my ownership of my truth inspires and offers permission to others to do the same. I am inspired as I witness others claiming their wholeness.
I see clearly my role in this courageous, collective claiming of our inherent belonging, one part witnessed at a time. I will go as slowly as I need, to care for my inner children, as I commit to service to our personal and collective liberation. My voice and my truth is my service and I offer it to you all. What truths do you long for?
Taking control of your healing is a major step in self-advocacy. When you recognize that you are in the highest position of power for your journey and that all of your healing team works for you is when you step into leadership.
Kelli Foulkrod from @organicmentalhealthcenter and I are hosting an empowered healing retreat where you will learn modalities such as meditations, yoga, intuition building exercises, and more that you can use to accompany all other healing services you are utilizing. Our aim is to heal women to see the divine within themselves through various empowerment techniques. We will practice eco psychology, hold fire and cleansing ceremonies, all while learning how to empower yourself to take control of your healing.
Contact @organicmentalhealthcenter to sign up and take advantage of our early bird discount that ends on Oct. 1st.
Please let us know if you identify as trans or are a person of color so you can utilize our reparations discount.
“And Mother Nature looked around and whispered, very quietly, “Just Dazlious” (and She wasn’t looking at a sand mine)” There are so many beautiful native plants that will be destroyed if the Zion-Kanab frac sand mine and processing plant goes through. While a reclamation plan is to be provided in the project, we highly doubt professional gardeners will carefully plant and nurture these native species back to their original growth. The frac sand company said it will remove 15 feet of top sand. Is this until it reaches rock? Will it go deeper in spots? Recontouring the land after strip mining typically has the potential company replace top soil and reseed. How can you put a desert back together?
Three antique staddle stones supplied by us.....and now looking right at home at this picture postcard thatched cottage 🏡
Staddle stones were originally used to build timber framed agricultural buildings on. Their mushroom like shape stopped rats from climbing up into the buildings and eating what was stored inside. Clever stuff 👍
It doesn’t get much more gorgeous than a beautiful boho bride in front of a jaw-dropping sunset backdrop. 🥰 those red rocks are here in New Mexico at the beautiful @ghostranchorg in Abiquiu! Since Instagram is forever cropping my photos, I’ll post the full image in my story, too!