Catalog of Treasures

CATALOG of TREASURES

All items in the Catalog of Treasures can be purchased online. Payments are made through PayPal either as a Guest or through your PayPal account. Orders will be prepared for shipping within 48 hours of order receipt. Shipping in the US and its Territories is by USPS Priority Mail. International orders will be shipped by USPS International Priority Mail.

 (Robyn's book: Go Only As Fast As Your Slowest Part Feels Safe to Go  can be purchased directly at Amazon.com.)

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Remembering and Celebrations Deck - $16.50

Set of 64 bookmark-size (2 1/8 x 5 1/2) cards.

You'll soon be able to walk with Robyn as she shares the story behind the Remembering and Celebration cards and reads the loving reminders found on each of the cards in the deck. You'll find that moments of silence between the cards give you time to listen deeply and let each reminder resonate in you. The recording will soon be available through the iTunes Store. If you are interested in receiving a notice of the release email info@compassionateink.com. 

A brief clip is provided here.


Small Note Cards - 4"X5.5"

Allowing Allowing The Love Of the Great Mother To Enfold Her… She Remembers To More Lovingly Mother And Cherish Herself.

Allowing

Allowing The Love Of the

Great Mother To Enfold Her…

She Remembers To More

Lovingly Mother And Cherish

Herself.


Moving Moving Only As Fast As The Slowest Part Of Her Feels Safe To Go… She Honors And Embraces Her Vulnerabilty.

Moving

Moving Only As

Fast As The Slowest Part

Of Her Feels Safe To Go…

She Honors And Embraces

Her Vulnerabilty.

Cherishing Cherishing All The Parts Of Herself With Tender, Gentle Kindness… She Feeds That Which Hungers Within Her.

Cherishing

Cherishing All The

Parts Of Herself With

Tender, Gentle Kindness…

She Feeds That Which

Hungers Within Her.

Opening Opening To The Wisdom Of Her Body And Her “Belly” Feelings… She Celebrates Her Deepest Inner–Knowing Place.

Opening

Opening To The Wisdom

Of Her Body And Her “Belly”

Feelings…

She Celebrates Her

Deepest Inner–Knowing Place.

Delighting Delighting In All The Baby Steps Along The Way Of Her Journey… She Celebrates The Wonder of Her Unfolding

Delighting

Delighting In All The

Baby Steps Along The Way

Of Her Journey…

She Celebrates The

Wonder of Her Unfolding

Resting In The Sacred Act Of Resting… She Nourishes Her Deepest Self

Resting

In The Sacred Act

Of Resting…

She Nourishes Her

Deepest Self

Set of Six - $12



Collection One - Standard Notecards 5"X7" on recycled card stock w/envelopes

Evolving Woman Our beings move always in the direction of growth. Ever evolving, the seeds of our next steps germinate in our deeps – even when the process is invisible. No need for vigilance or pushing. These only disrupt the organic flow of our unfolding. Instead, we learn to practice gentleness and patient allowing, remembering to trust that growth and change are our true nature.

Evolving Woman

Our beings move always

in the direction of growth.

Ever evolving,

the seeds of our next steps

germinate in our deeps –

even when the process

is invisible.

No need for vigilance

or pushing.

These only disrupt

the organic flow

of our unfolding.

Instead, we learn

to practice gentleness

and patient allowing,

remembering

to trust that

growth and change

are our true nature.

Not Wanting Woman If we were to come to each moment, to each other, always not-wanting/not feeling wanted-from, What magic could happen here in this so very between place. Opening to the biggest space of what wants to come through us Opening to the deepest yearning – the unformed energy, the “only tending.” Choosing not to focus narrowly. Choosing not to seek something particular. Choosing not to “go looking” for anything. Floating, drifting in not-wanting/not feeling wanted-from, Still, available, ready to be moved by Spirit and Soul.

Not Wanting Woman
If we were to come to each moment,
to each other, always
not-wanting/not feeling wanted-from,

What magic could happen here
in this so very between place.

Opening to the biggest space
of what wants to come through us

Opening to the deepest yearning –
the unformed energy, the “only tending.”

Choosing not to focus narrowly.
Choosing not to seek something particular.
Choosing not to “go looking” for anything.

Floating, drifting
in not-wanting/not feeling wanted-from,

Still,
available,
ready to be moved
by Spirit and Soul.

Celebrating Woman Slip the traces of containment. Loose the fetters of constraint. Dissolve the boxes that constrict. Celebrate your radiance. Consecrate your confusion. Embrace your disowned shadow places. Practice living fully in the middle of your beautiful, magical, still evolving sometimes lost, not always shining “all-of-who-you-are-right-now" self… Feeling vibrantly full-of-ourselves – miraculous, imperfect works-in-progress that we are – is everyone’s birthright!

Celebrating Woman

Slip the traces of containment. Loose the fetters of constraint. Dissolve the boxes that constrict.

Celebrate your radiance. Consecrate your confusion. Embrace your disowned shadow places.

Practice living fully in the middle of your beautiful, magical, still evolving sometimes lost, not always shining “all-of-who-you-are-right-now" self…

Feeling vibrantly full-of-ourselves – miraculous, imperfect works-in-progress that we are – is everyone’s birthright!

Quiet Woman Gather armfuls of silence. Quiet Woman Gather armfuls of silence. Fill baskets with stillness. Weave a cocoon of gentle quiet, A comforting bower of solitude In which to rest And be reborn.Fill baskets with stillness. Weave a cocoon of gentle quiet, A comforting bower of solitude In which to rest And be reborn.

Quiet Woman
Gather armfuls of silence.
Quiet Woman
Gather armfuls of silence.
Fill baskets with stillness.
Weave a cocoon of gentle quiet,
A comforting bower of solitude
In which to rest
And be reborn.Fill baskets with stillness.
Weave a cocoon of gentle quiet,
A comforting bower of solitude
In which to rest
And be reborn.

Spirit's Flow As wind is given voice by the shape of each tree Through which it blows, So Spirit is given voice by the shape of each of us Through whom it flows. Gently pruning away the dense tangle Of inner branches, The arborist opens a tree’s heart To the nourishing flow of wind, unobstructed. Gently pruning away the dense tangle Of constraint, should and expectation, We open our own heart To the nourishing flow of Spirit, unobstructed. The endless lesson repeats: Letting go, letting flow.

Spirit's Flow

As wind is given voice by the shape of each tree
Through which it blows,

So Spirit is given voice by the shape of each of us
Through whom it flows.

Gently pruning away the dense tangle
Of inner branches,
The arborist opens a tree’s heart
To the nourishing flow of wind, unobstructed.

Gently pruning away the dense tangle
Of constraint, should and expectation,
We open our own heart
To the nourishing flow of Spirit, unobstructed.

The endless lesson repeats:
Letting go, letting flow.

Welcoming Woman Bask in her sunshine Dance with her moon Revel in her mountains December and June. Flow with her rivers Ocean tides out and in. Delight in her spiders, Watching as they spin. Openhearted wander In her sacred breast. Receive from the Mother Her loving so blessed. Deep in our hearts, Her compassionate voice Recalls to us always That we have a choice: To slow down, to soften To open the space To welcome the Mother – Magic, rapture and grace

Welcoming Woman

Bask in her sunshine
Dance with her moon
Revel in her mountains
December and June.
Flow with her rivers
Ocean tides out and in.
Delight in her spiders,
Watching as they spin.
Openhearted wander
In her sacred breast.
Receive from the Mother
Her loving so blessed.
Deep in our hearts,
Her compassionate voice
Recalls to us always
That we have a choice:
To slow down, to soften
To open the space
To welcome the Mother –
Magic, rapture and grace

Set of Six - $15


Collection Two - Standard Notecards 5"X7" on recycled card stock w/envelopes

Courageous Woman Cultivate the courage to embrace Whatever is unfolding in your life And whatever cranky, hating feelings You may feel about it. Hold your precious self With tender compassion as you do. Being fully present with all of this Opens the way for change to happen, For the next step to reveal itself. Remember always: Every moment is sacred, Every task a teaching, Everything we embrace transforms us.

Courageous Woman

Cultivate the courage to embrace
Whatever is unfolding in your life
And whatever cranky, hating feelings
You may feel about it.
Hold your precious self
With tender compassion as you do.

Being fully present with all of this
Opens the way for change to happen,
For the next step to reveal itself.

Remember always:
Every moment is sacred,
Every task a teaching,
Everything we embrace transforms us.

Surrendering Woman Our world, life swirling Turbulent, out of control At the edge of the abyss. Emotional white water Overwhelm: Feeling helpless, Powerless, anguished. Awash in fearful frustration, Despair. No resistance possible. Breathing deeply, Yielding to the vortex: Howling in rage, terror, grief. Surrender takes us deeper: Through the center To our center. In exhausted stillness Knowing is reborn, Direction revealed.

Surrendering Woman

Our world, life swirling
Turbulent, out of control
At the edge of the abyss.
Emotional white water
Overwhelm:
Feeling helpless,
Powerless, anguished.
Awash in fearful frustration,
Despair.

No resistance possible.
Breathing deeply,
Yielding to the vortex:
Howling in rage, terror, grief.

Surrender takes us deeper:
Through the center
To our center.
In exhausted stillness
Knowing is reborn,
Direction revealed.

Nurturing Woman Welcoming our sorrow, anger, fear, despair, jealousy and hate as open-heartedly as we do our joy, delight, excitement, elation and love allows these intense feelings room to swell, crest, reveal their teachings and naturally fade away. This always moves us forward. When others’ or our own critical voices label such emotions negative or bad-for-us, the self-nurturer inside of us practices embracing our challenging feelings with ever greater tenderness and compassion. We honor the deepest truth: It is in moving through the shadow places that a path to our most radiant, reliable light is revealed.

Nurturing Woman

Welcoming our sorrow, anger, fear,
despair, jealousy and hate
as open-heartedly
as we do our joy, delight,
excitement, elation and love
allows these intense feelings
room to swell, crest,
reveal their teachings
and naturally fade away.
This always moves us forward.

When others’ or our own critical voices
label such emotions negative or bad-for-us,
the self-nurturer inside of us practices
embracing our challenging feelings
with ever greater tenderness
and compassion.

We honor the deepest truth:
It is in moving through
the shadow places that
a path to our most radiant,
reliable light is revealed.

Releasing Woman There are seasons when our unfolding seems to be moving in geologic time – at the pace with which lichen transform boulders back to crumbling soil. In these seasons we become ever more passionate in our devotion to dancing our surrender into just-this-moment. With great compassion and sympathy we gather to us and lovingly embrace each of the frustrated, angry, apprehensive, disappointed, despairing, bereft and overwhelmed selves who, persistently clamoring, come with us into just-this-moment. We take time to welcome, acknowledge, include and listen heartfully to each upset self.  We wrap each in loving arms and murmur to her words of comfort and acceptance of her just as and where she is. Feeling deeply heard and much beloved – each in her own turn and finger by finger – gradually unclenches her hold on the expectations, agendas, judgments, fears, catastrophizings or griefs she has brought with her into just-this-moment. The clamor slowly quiets. All of our selves come together. We dance in the paradox: embracing is releasing, releasing is embracing in just-this-moment.

Releasing Woman

There are seasons when our unfolding seems to be moving in geologic time – at the pace with which lichen transform boulders back to crumbling soil.

In these seasons we become ever more passionate in our devotion to dancing our surrender into just-this-moment.

With great compassion and sympathy we gather to us and lovingly embrace each of the frustrated, angry, apprehensive, disappointed, despairing, bereft and overwhelmed selves who, persistently clamoring, come with us into just-this-moment.

We take time to welcome, acknowledge, include and listen heartfully to each upset self.  We wrap each in loving arms and murmur to her words of comfort and acceptance of her just as and where she is.

Feeling deeply heard and much beloved – each in her own turn and finger by finger – gradually unclenches her hold on the expectations, agendas, judgments, fears, catastrophizings or griefs she has brought with her into just-this-moment.

The clamor slowly quiets. All of our selves come together. We dance in the paradox: embracing is releasing, releasing is embracing in just-this-moment.

Dark Times We cannot outrun them, Times of darkness always come. Whoever teaches us that it’s possible To live always in the light, lies: Where there is light, shadows fall. Where there is day, night follows. Uncertainty, upheaval, confusion, turmoil, Decline, death, loss, fear, longing, pain: These are not signs of failure. They are signs of life unfolding. What we run from grows its power over us. What we risk to welcome, What we risk to embrace. What we risk to explore, Empowers us and brings us knowing. There is no escaping darkness. There is only the practice Of learning to hold ourselves more safely In the middle of its cycles. Staying with darkness when it comes, Our eye adjusts. We can discover radiance within the dark. We can grow new ways of seeing. We can find new, more solid ground.

Dark Times

We cannot outrun them,
Times of darkness always come.
Whoever teaches us that it’s possible
To live always in the light, lies:
Where there is light, shadows fall.
Where there is day, night follows.

Uncertainty, upheaval, confusion, turmoil,
Decline, death, loss, fear, longing, pain:
These are not signs of failure.
They are signs of life unfolding.

What we run from grows its power over us.
What we risk to welcome,
What we risk to embrace.
What we risk to explore,
Empowers us and brings us knowing.

There is no escaping darkness.
There is only the practice
Of learning to hold ourselves more safely
In the middle of its cycles.

Staying with darkness when it comes,
Our eye adjusts.
We can discover radiance within the dark.
We can grow new ways of seeing.
We can find new, more solid ground.

Wild Woman What is at the edge Is always the beginning Of new directions. There is no “right” way… Only the way that we choose. There is no “right” time… Only that which feels timely. There are no “consequences”… Only the way things evolve. Dancing at the edge Is a delicate dance Of balance… Of merging and emerging In the “no-place” Between words and images Between silence and sound Between what is dying away And what is coming to be. In this birthing place Of the future Remember to be gentle, Kind and tender with Yourself.

Wild Woman

What is at the edge
Is always the beginning
Of new directions.

There is no “right” way…
Only the way that we choose.

There is no “right” time…
Only that which feels timely.

There are no “consequences”…
Only the way things evolve.


Dancing at the edge
Is a delicate dance
Of balance…

Of merging and emerging
In the “no-place”

Between words and images

Between silence and sound

Between what is dying away
And what is coming to be.


In this birthing place
Of the future

Remember to be gentle,
Kind and tender with
Yourself.

Set of Six - $15


Collection Three - Standard Notecards 5"X7" on recycled card stock w/envelopes

Embracing Woman It Does Not Matter Whether How We Are In The Moment Is Born From Our Woundings Or Our Wholeness What Matters Is How Lovingly, Compassionately And Unconditionally We Can Embrace How We Are In The Moment; How Patiently Dedicated We Can Be To Providing Safety For Our Slowest Most Fearful Parts. With This Embracing And Dedication, We Create the Fertile Inner Soil That Nourishes Our Continued Blossoming And Unfolding.

Embracing Woman

It Does Not Matter Whether How We Are In The Moment
Is Born From Our Woundings Or Our Wholeness

What Matters Is How Lovingly,
Compassionately And
Unconditionally We
Can Embrace How
We Are In The Moment; How
Patiently Dedicated
We Can Be To Providing
Safety For Our Slowest
Most Fearful Parts.

With This Embracing And
Dedication, We Create the
Fertile Inner Soil That Nourishes
Our Continued Blossoming And Unfolding.

Soaring Woman From the core, Energy rising. Vibrating. Burgeoning forth. Stretching us. Cracking us open. Unfurling wings, We did not know we’d had. Lifted on gusts of joy, We are soaring Beyond the furthest reaches Of any self we have known.

Soaring Woman

From the core,

Energy rising.

Vibrating.

Burgeoning forth.

Stretching us.

Cracking us open.

Unfurling wings,

We did not know we’d had.

Lifted on gusts of joy,

We are soaring

Beyond the furthest reaches

Of any self we have known.

Precious Woman All of us worthy, Precious beings Deserving love Just exactly As we are This very moment: Flawed, ragged, Often bumbling Works-in-progress. Our daily practice: Cultivating compassion Toward our selves. Tenderly embracing All these ways That we are. Waking From the delusion: Perfection is Grossly over-rated.

Precious Woman

All of us worthy,
Precious beings
Deserving love
Just exactly
As we are
This very moment:
Flawed, ragged,
Often bumbling
Works-in-progress.

Our daily practice:
Cultivating compassion
Toward our selves.
Tenderly embracing
All these ways
That we are.
Waking
From the delusion:
Perfection is
Grossly over-rated.

This Moment Woman Change moving quickly Everything intense Overflowing, too muchness. Then, remembering: Close eyes, breathe Deeply, slowly Again, and again And again. Feeling the slowing In our body Calling us lovingly Into the very thinnest Slice of now Into just-this-moment Here, where always We have all we need To balance To cope To hold ourselves Safe.    Remembering: Close eyes, breathe Deeply, slowly Again, and again And again.

This Moment Woman

Change moving quickly
Everything intense
Overflowing, too muchness.
Then, remembering:
Close eyes, breathe
Deeply, slowly
Again, and again
And again.
Feeling the slowing
In our body
Calling us lovingly
Into the very thinnest
Slice of now
Into just-this-moment
Here, where always
We have all we need
To balance
To cope
To hold ourselves
Safe.   
Remembering:
Close eyes, breathe
Deeply, slowly
Again, and again
And again.

Blessing Woman May you be blessed with An ever-increasing awareness of who and how you truly are,   An ever-expanding capability to compassionately embrace all of who you are,   An ever-blossoming ability to live from your deepest truths,   An ever-burgeoning capacity to give and receive love,   An ever-growing facility for experiencing delight and contentment.

Blessing Woman

May you be blessed with
An ever-increasing awareness
of who and how you truly are,
 
An ever-expanding capability
to compassionately embrace
all of who you are,
 
An ever-blossoming ability
to live from your deepest truths,
 
An ever-burgeoning capacity
to give and receive love,
 
An ever-growing facility
for experiencing delight
and contentment.


Between Times Woman In the between times, when we’re no longer who we’ve been and not yet who we are becoming, we practice letting go of expectations, timetables, judgments. Instead, patiently and with compassion, we gently hold our vulnerable, in-transition selves,     Trusting our organic unfolding to birth us into that next place at just the right moment.

Between Times Woman

In the between times,
when we’re no longer
who we’ve been
and not yet
who we are becoming,
we practice letting go
of expectations,
timetables,
judgments.


Instead,
patiently and
with compassion,
we gently hold
our vulnerable,
in-transition selves,
   

Trusting
our organic
unfolding
to birth us
into that next place
at just the right moment.

Set of SIx - $15


 

Series One - Poster Cards (8.5"X11") of any of the 18 images above with Envelope - $7 each

Use drop down menu to select individual cards and return here to select additional Poster Cards. 

Poster Cards
Poster Cards

Series Two - Poster Cards (8.5"X11") with envelope 

Loving Reminders

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  • The loving acceptance you so deeply hunger for can never reach you until you've learned to give that gift to yourself.
  • You ARE entitled to love yourself just exactly as you are right now!
  • You are ALWAYS doing the best you can in this moment. If you could do better, you would do better!
  • Practice being as gentle with yourself as you would be with anyone else you truly cared about.
  • Speak kindly and lovingly to yourself as much of the time as possible.
  • Listen in to your body and your belly feelings. Practice making room and safe space to feel ALL of your feelings.
  • When you feel sad, depressed or in grief, take time and space to fold inward to be with the aching and the tears until they're done. (They WILL be done, sometime!)
  • Listen to your angry, nasty, mean-spirited feelings - they tell you when something "not good for you" is going on!
  • When you feel scared or anxious, move more slowly, ask the frightened part what it would need in order to feel safe.
  • Go only as fast as your slowest part feels safe to go.
  • Remember that growth is a process, not an achievement. When you feel discouraged, take time to lovingly acknowledge how far you've already come...there is ALWAYS further yet to go!
  • Remember, too, that all life moves in cycles...what has been must often come apart before what is to be can come together.
  • When you're tired, rest! ESPECIALLY when there's "no time to rest."
  • Remember that rest is a sacred act - as significant, meaningful, productive and honorable as any other purposeful act!
  • When it gets hard, remind yourself that it's okay to be different!
  • Applaud all the baby steps along the way of your journey. Acknowledge the wonder of your persistence in the difficult times. Marvel at the miracle of your courage and your trust-in-the-process. DELIGHT IN YOURSELF AT EVERY POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY: YOU ARE A MAGNIFICENT WORK-IN-PROGRESS!

$7


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Tenderly - Every Moment

Tenderly, with so much love, I practice embracing myself in every single moment of my living . . .

I practice being really gentle with myself, in as many ways and as often as I possibly can. Because no matter how it appears, I am a delicate, vulnerable creature who needs and deserves to be treated with gentleness.

I practice talking kindly, tenderly and lovingly to myself as much of the time as I possibly can. Because only this sort of talking will encourage me to take the steps I need to grow and thrive.

I practice finding ways and places in which to make it safe to feel all my feelings, even though the world dismisses their value.

I practice reminding myself that rest is a sacred act: as meaningful, significant, productive and necessary as any other purposeful act. Because remembering this will help me to choose rest in a world that devalues fallow time or space.

I practice finding and telling myself only those stories that allow me to feel that it’s absolutely okay for me to be just as I am right now: a “work-in-progress” still continuing to grow, change and evolve. Because knowing this truth – that I can always feel okay about anywhere I am – is what gives me the courage and strength to take the risks that grow me.

I practice going only as fast as the slowest part of me feels safe to go. Because this is the only pace that is safe for me.

I practice listening to my body and my belly feelings. Because they always let me know what is so for me.

$7


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Tenderly - Times of Crisis

Tenderly, with so much love, I practice embracing myself in the difficult, trying edge-walking times of crisis . . .

When I’m feeling anxious, lost, afraid, isolated or overwhelmed, I remember to remind myself that I am never alone on this journey: the Grandmothers are always with me, no matter how it may seem in the moment.

When I’m feeling paralyzed with the fear of making a mistake, I remember to remind myself that every choice I make is the best one I can make with the knowing I have at this moment. I remind myself that no choice I make is ever a “mistake,” even when I later come to see my options differently. I remember that what I choose now is for now, I can reconsider and re-choose whenever, as soon as, and as often as I need.

When something doesn’t seem to be happening how or when I think it ought to, I remember to remind myself that it’s likely that the Grandmothers have a vision and a timing for the process that’s larger than my own limited view. I remind myself, in such times of frustration, both to have my rant and to practice surrendering (with trust) into the larger field.

When I’m feeling pushed or pressed, I remember to remind myself that no matter how it may seem, there is NO RUSH! I remind myself that I can always allow myself to move only as fast as the slowest part of me feels safe to go. And, I remind myself that this is the only pace that’s safe for me.

No matter what anyone else advises and despite whatever knowledge and authority they have or I have given them, I remember never to do anything that doesn’t feel absolutely right in my belly. I remind myself that I am always and forever the world’s greatest authority on me – when I listen to my belly.

When the story being told (by me or anyone else) makes me feel that I am bad, wrong, inadequate, shameful, or less than acceptable just as I am right now, I remember to remind myself that it can only be a lie. I remind myself to look always for the story that allows me to feel that it’s absolutely okay to be as I am right now, even as I am still a “work-in-progress” continuing to grow, change and evolve.

When what I’m doing (listening to) makes me feel anxious or stressed, I remember to remind myself that either it’s the wrong thing to be doing (listening to) or, it’s the wrong time to be doing (listening to) it. I remind myself that I always have my own permission to stop doing (listening to) whatever it is. So, I do stop: RIGHT NOW!

When looking ahead makes me feel anxious, overwhelmed or frantic, I remember gently to bring myself back to just this smallest “slice-of-now.” I remind myself that the “who” I am becoming as I journey through this “now” will always be better prepared to cope with what may come later.

$7



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Resting Card and Kit

RE-MEMBERING REST: A SACRED CELEBRATION
TO REST…To Take Time Out Of Time, To Stop All Talk And “Doing,” To Be Still, Empty

IS A SACRED ACT...As Essential As Breathing;
As Significant, Meaningful, Honorable, Productive As Any
Other Purposeful Action; As Critical, In This Moment, As Any Of The Other “More Important” Pulls That  Make It Seem “There’s No Time To Rest”

OF PROFOUND NOURISHMENT AND SOLACE… A Gift One Gives One’s Soul, Spirit, Psyche, Body, Mind
And Heart; A Necessary Break In The Momentum Of Living Life From Our More Voluble Conscious Needs; A
Quiet Space In Which To Be Available To The Softer Voice Of Our Deep Self, Our Heart And Belly Wisdom

THAT REQUIRES COURAGE AND TRUST…In The Midst Of A Culture That Overwhelmingly Values More,
Bigger, Further, Faster, Now; In The Midst Of An Alternative Culture That Vibrates With The Anguished
Urgency Of Ending All The Poisonous Ways, Habits, And “isms” That Mortally Endanger Our Planet And
All Its Beings; In The Midst Of A Personal History That Usually Gives Priority To Creative Acts With More
Immediate, Tangible Outcome

GENTLE, DEAR BEING, REST YOURSELF, NOW

Emergency Resting Kit:

This Kit Is For Those Moments When You’re Too Tired Even To Figure Out How To Rest.  It’s Also To Help
You Immediately To Begin The Practice Of Resting -“Stopping-The-World”- For Just Five Minutes,
Right Now! (And Maybe For Five Minutes Once Every Hour!?!)

Instructions For Use:

1. Take Phone Off Hook, Close Door (Use A Bathroom If There’s No Door To Close Where You Are).

2. Take Foam Earplugs And Press One In Each Ear. (It’s Helpful To Pull The Ear Away From The Head
    As You Press The Plug In Place.)

3. Open The Packet Of Flower Petals And Dried Sage, Hold Under Your Nose.

4. Close Your Eyes.

5. Begin Breathing Deeply Into Your Belly.

6. Let Your Being Be Filled With The Sound Of  Your Own Breath And The Scent Of The Forest And The
    Flowers. Rest Well And Be Really Gentle  With  Yourself!

The "emergency resting kit" is a 2 x 2 ziplock bag containing a pair of foam ear plugs and filled with wildcrafted Ojai sage and dried petals from organically grown, pesticide-free roses.

$7



Post Cards - Set of Six

Abandoned

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In The Very Center Of The Heart Of The Long Abandoned
Child-Within Lies The Seed Source, The Birthing Place Of The Ancient One, The Mighty, The Protective Wise Woman Within Us All.

So It Is Only By Reclaiming And Lovingly Tending
The Vulnerability Of That Undernourished Child That We Come To Awaken And Reveal Our Greatest Power.  And, In The Strength Of That Interdependence Acknowledged
Lies The Incredible Strength In Vulnerability.

Reaching Toward The Heart Of the Child, We Open To The Return Of The Great Mother: The Primordial, Powerful Female Energy We So Need To Heal Ourselves And Our Planet!

Reach, Now!

Be Kind

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Be Kind And Gentle With All The Parts Of Yourself.

Move Only As Quickly As The Slowest Part Of You Feels Safe To Go.

Listen For And Embrace The Deep Inner Truths
Speaking Through Your Fearful, Angry And
Mean-Spirited Feelings.

Practice Sharing Your Truths Openly, Everywhere,
As If You Believe That Being Authentic Is What
Really Matters.

Remember That Loving Yourself Unconditionally Is
A Revolutionary Act And That Acknowledging
Your Vulnerability Is An Act Of Power.

Help

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Help Create a Safer, Saner, More Loving World:
Hug And Speak Softly To Yourself Whenever You
Feel Sad Or Hurt.
Go More Slowly And Be More Gentle With Yourself
Whenever You Feel Fearful Or Anxious.
Listen Carefully And Take Yourself More Seriously
Whenever You Feel Angry Or Resentful.
Be Kind And Generous With Yourself Whenever
Your Best Isn’t As Open-Hearted Or Wonderful As
You Wish It Would Be.
Celebrate And Applaud Yourself Whenever You
Treat Yourself As Lovingly As You’d Treat Anyone
Else You Truly Care About.

The Edge

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Where The Sun’s Light Illuminates The Edge
Of Darkness, Rainbows Are Born.

Where The Loving Light Of Our Own
Compassion Illuminates The Darkness
Within, Healing, Wholeness and Peace
Are Born.

True Selflessness

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True Selflessness and Compassion Flow
Not So Much From Transcending
As From Abundantly Loving The Self…

May You Give Yourself (And The Rest
Of The Beings On The Planet) The Gift Of
Loving Yourself More Dearly And
Generously In The Days Ahead.

Whispers

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In Soft Whisperings From The Heart
The Child Within Offers You Always
The Thread of Your Truth…

May You Cherish That Child,
Trust That Voice And Weave That Thread Richly Into The Fabric Of Your Days.

$12



Mommy-in-Your-Pocket

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Your “Mommy-In-My-Pocket” is an amulet  for times of stress, doubt, fear, insecurity, uncertainty, agitation and any other moments when you might need to feel or hear the “Mommy Voice” of an inner, unconditionally loving Mother. Place her gently in the crook of your hand where your palm joins your fingers. Snuggle her head and belly into the places where your fingers touch each other. Curl your fingers softly around her. Breathe deeply into your belly.  Take long slow breaths.

Feel the soft warmth of her radiating into your hand.
Listen for her speaking in your heart.  She says: I love you, dear one.  I am always with you. No matter what, I  will never stop loving you. No matter what, I will never leave you. You are loveable just exactly as you are, in all your unfinished imperfectness.

Even though you may not feel it to be so right now, you are a growing, radiant being doing the very best you can in this very moment. It’s good to let yourself feel all your feelings, they will heal you. It’s good to let yourself pay attention to what your feelings and your body are telling you...even and especially when they are contradicting your thoughts…your feelings and your body are always telling you your truth.

It’s good to let yourself go slowly. It’s good to let yourself say, “no this doesn’t feel right for me,” …even when you can’t explain why. It’s good to let yourself be really gentle with yourself. It’s good to let yourself do what you need to do to take the very best care of yourself that you can…even when others may be disappointed with your choices. It’s good to let yourself be kind and soft with yourself when you feel afraid…even when there “really “ isn’t anything to be afraid of. It’s good to let yourself cry when you feel sad or frustrated. It’s good let yourself stomp and fuss when you feel angry or put-upon. It’s good to let yourself stop and rest when you feel tired or confused. It’s good to let yourself curl up under the covers when you feel afraid or overwhelmed. It’s good to let yourself know and ask for what you want…even when you think you may not get it after all. It’s good to let yourself be exactly how and where you are…even when you aren’t sure anyone else will like that! It’s good to let yourself just be!

These words are the text of a booklet that comes with the small polymer clay Mommy-In-Your-Pocket  shown above.


$15