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GRACE #2                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson   2017

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GRACE,

a series of original paintings.
Please click on the image for detail and on the link for further information:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/737-grace-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-of-everything-i-have-seen-what-am-i-to-do-love-loved-one/

 

 

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Together by Dr. Vivek Murthy

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MPR News Presents

Former Surgeon General

Dr. Vivek Murthy

on the

power

of

human connection. 

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Please click on link to listen to the searingly beautiful and poignant interview.
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/09/17/vivek-murthy-on-power-of-human-connection

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Loneliness is a common human condition, according to Dr. Murthy. And how connected we are to other human beings can have profound consequences for our health, including a greater risk of heart disease, anxiety, depression, dementia, and even premature death.
He says we need to understand the role human connection plays in our life, and look at the science behind loneliness.
In his book, “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World,” Murthy says there are three types of loneliness— in intimate connections, in friends, and in community. And he shares his strategies for addressing these problems. For one thing, he says “service is a good antidote to loneliness.”
Creating a healthier life for yourself, he says, will also create a better world. “We may be in different boats, but we’re in the same storm.”

 

 

 

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Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation

From the Center for Action and Contemplation
THEME:

WOUNDED HEALERS

https://cac.org/themes/wounded-healers/

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Healing is being situated in love. Healing is not just the courage to love, but to be loved. It is the courage to want to be happy not just for others, but for ourselves as well. It is interrogating our bodies as an artifact of accumulated traumas and doing the work of processing that trauma by developing the capacity to notice and be with our pain. If we are to heal, then we must allow our awareness to settle into and integrate with the pain and discomfort that has been habitually avoided. We cannot medicate the pain away. We embrace it, and in so doing establish a new relationship with the experience. We must see that there is something that must be befriended. This is the true nature of our experience, and in finally approaching this experience we contact basic sanity. . . .
Healing is movement and work toward wholeness. Healing is never a definite location but something in process. It is the basic ordinary work of staying engaged with our own hurt and limitations. Healing does not mean forgiveness either, though it is a result of it. Healing is knowing our woundedness; it is developing an intimacy with the ways in which we suffer. Healing is learning to love the wound because love draws us into relationship with it instead of avoiding feeling the discomfort.
Healing means we are holding the space for our woundedness and allowing it to open our hearts to the reality that we are not the only people who are hurt, lonely, angry, or frustrated. We must also release the habitual aggression that characterizes our avoidance of trauma or any discomfort. My goal is to befriend my pain, to relate to it intimately as a means to end the suffering of desperately trying to avoid it. Opening our hearts to woundedness helps us to understand that everyone else around us carries around the same woundedness. . . .
Perhaps what I have come to understand, finally, is that somehow I have become the one I have always wanted. This is why I do the things that I do. There is a fierce love that wakes me up every morning, that makes me tell my stories, refuses to let me apologize for my being here, blesses me with the capacity to be silent, alone, and grieving when I most need to be. You have to understand that this is what I mean when I say healing.

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Finished Work Worship Center: You Reap What You Sow - Listen Online

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My feet since birth. I walked on my metatarsals.
AND, 
I ALWAYS
DANCED, BIKED, KAYAKED, X-SKIED, SWAM
because

I love 2!!!!!!

AND, no matter
the aesthetics / function
of my GODDESSILLA feet,
I simply 
adapted / improvised / overcame:

Godzilla GIF | Gfycat

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Round #1:  12/27/2019 – reconstruction surgery #55

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/12/29/890-🎂-29-december-🎂-r-evolutionary-new-feet-for-my-birthday-thank-you-dr-coetzee/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/892-yes-lightluminousradiance-yes-greenfirehandsfeetdance-turningturningturning/

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Inflammatory response to the Anthrex plastic pins hammered into each toe

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Round #2: 5/20/2020 – reconstruction surgery #56

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Frankie and Stein barefoot in the grass
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/935-22-july-2020-ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee-a-b-c-2020-catherine-l-johnson-crossings/

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My 4 August 2020 reveal: my FIRST open toe sandals featuring: Frankie + Stein! 
Please click on image!
Lisa Richardson  ( PT / TCO) is now teaching me the mechanics of WALKING!

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Xfeet gifs Page 13 | WiffleGif

Sur Un Air de Charleston | Charleston Parade (FR 1926) | Silents ...

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RADICAL HOPE:

faithperseverancevision

VICTORIOUS

 

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My boundless gratitude

for the collaboration

and

for the creative medical genius

of:

Dr. CO et ZEEEEEEEEEE

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Dr. Chris Coetzee’s
genius is now embedded
in my life long

transformative

physical /soul

improvisational

GIANT STEPS

narrative

joining

the embedded genius offerings
of:

Dr. Mark B. Coventry

Dr. Rodney Peterson

Dr. Mark Heller

Dr. Robert Trousdale

Dr. Clare McCarthy

Dr. Garret Griffin

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My transformed skeletal architecture
was made into an actual dance,

motion / mobility

because of a
cascading and sequential

dance card

of

remarkable choreographers

who I met with throughout my life:
my

PHYSICAL THERA+PISTS.

Their challenge was the profound re-wiring / education of my body/brain.

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Their genius is embedded
in my life long

transformative

physical /soul

improvisational

GIANT STEPS

narrative.

My BOUNDLESS gratitude

for / to
(a select list):

Mary Husband

Joan Milles

Jill Monson

Allison Mumbleau

Bonnie Glenzinski

Lisa Richardson

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BOUNDLESS gratitude

for the

WISERESPECTFULHONORABLEVIOLET

WAVELENGTH

guidance/advise 

for life,

the very life of life,

life coaches

each were/are

improvisational

GIANT STEP / ACTualiZiNG

heal/THY

visionaries!!!!!

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/two-wolves-inside-us-all/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/809-the-longest-day-summer-solstice-until-the-story-of-the-hunt-is-told-by-the-lion-the-tale-of-the-hunt-will-always-glorify-the-hunter-african-proverb/

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RADICAL HOPE:

faithperseverancevision

VICTORIOUS

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Yes

discern and choose

to love

and

be loved

with

those

who feeds the

GOOD WOLF

in you

and

feed the

GOOD WOLF

in your beloveds.

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Lessons From The Geese - The Flock's Website

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V formation

is the symmetric V-shaped flight formation
of flights of geese, swans, ducks, and other migratory birds,
improving their energy efficiency.
V formations also improve the fuel efficiency of aircraft
and
are used on military flight missions.

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Thank you to you,

ALL who danced with me
these last 7 months,
and,

in loving kindness,

‘flew’

with me!!!!!!

 

Oh my, beautiful you and beautiful you
and
beautiful you and beautiful you:

thank you!!!!!

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CALL and RESPONSE!!!!!

YOU reap what YOU sow

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II  V  I

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you/he REAPs what you/he SOWs

“I read a lot.

I comprehend extraordinarily well.

Probably better than anybody you’ve interviewed in a long time,”

the president claimed.

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/08/02/937-touchstones-for____________-touchstone-maturity-immaturity-the-noonday-demon-andrew-solomon/

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Please click on image to enlarge and for detail.

 

Please note:
the interstices: the pause/  the silence/ the time / the facets
between each panel
as well as the
metallic silver lines
buried  layers below and gliding upon the surface

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X112 Best Pink Rough Raw Diamonds images | Raw diamond, Pink, Rough ...

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SPLENDOR: A                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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112 Best Pink Rough Raw Diamonds images | Raw diamond, Pink, Rough ...

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SPLENDOR: B                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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112 Best Pink Rough Raw Diamonds images | Raw diamond, Pink, Rough ...

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SPLENDOR: C                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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SPLENDOR

Pink

Rough

Raw

Diamonds

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Diamond

The country is one of the leading colour diamond producers in the world.

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Diamonds

were formed over 3 billion years ago
deep within the Earth’s crust
under conditions of intense heat and pressure
hat cause carbon atoms to crystallize forming diamonds.

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Diamonds are found at a depth of approx. 150-200km
below the surface of the Earth.
Here, temperatures average 900 to 1,300 degrees Celsius
and at a pressure of 45 to 60 kilobars
(which is around 50,000 times that of atmospheric pressure at the Earth’s surface).
Under these conditions, molten lamproite and kimberlite
(commonly known as magma)
are also formed within the Earth’s upper mantle
and
expand at a rapid rate.
This expansion causes the magma to erupt,
forcing it to the Earth’s surface and taking along with it
diamond bearing rocks.
Moving at an incredible speed,
the magma takes the path with least resistance,
forming a ‘pipe’ to the surface.

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Character – the ‘naming’

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The term

“diamond”

has been taken from the Greek term

“adamas”

which means

unconquerable.

It has been so named because the stone is known
for its
unbeatable hardness as well as durability.

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Rough raw diamonds

were mostly found in water
or
among the beach gravel.
Rough raw diamonds look like the remains of glass to the layman’s eyes.
Presently,
these precious  gemstones are now sourced to
various igneous volcanic rocks
at certain places around the world:
South Africa, Siberia and Australia.

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The simple definition of a

rough raw diamond

is:
it is directly found / identified in the mine.
The stone has not yet been
engraved,
cut
or
polished
and
preserves  / presents
the diamond’s

original and natural beauty

– the way it is…

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Healing Properties

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• Brings lucidity in mind

– one can use diamonds for bringing clarity to the mind.
Helping one remove the fears and inviting deep clear thoughts.

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• Improves creativity & inner vision

– Diamonds are also believed to enhance the inner vision in its wearer.

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• Enhances psychic powers

– the crystals are known and loved for improving
telepathic abilities and clairvoyance in the wearer.

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• Helps remove fear

– If you feel that fear is keeping you constraint in life,
diamonds are amazing crystals to assist you in the fight to remove fear:
giving you feelings of bravery and victory
and
keeps  control over one’s fearful feelings. 

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• Attracts victory and power
– diamonds are also used for inviting power, victory and bravery in life. 

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• Provides help in healing
– rough raw diamond crystals brings healing to the mind
and
to any part/area of one’s body. 

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Metaphysical Properties

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Diamond crystals are associated with proper meditation.
They are demanded as great channels and enhancers of energy.
They emit energy in form of vibration
and
connect the same with your consciousness.

These beautiful crystals of diamond serve

to enhance one’s psychic abilities.

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An important fact about diamonds
is that they are made of
carbon in its most steady form.

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A close and detailed analysis of rough diamonds presents crystallized carbon atoms.
These carbon atoms further show a cubic arrangement.

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Rough raw diamonds

can be found in

The Necker cube is a reversible image that, depending on the ...

cube,

Dodecahedron Icons - Download Free Vector Icons | Noun Project

dodecahedron
and
The octahedron is an example of a graph: vertices joined by edges ...
octahedron
forms.

 

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The dialectic process

of

LIVING

a

BODY

MIND

SOUL

LIFE :

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Pin by Suzanne ☘️ on Suzanne (With images) | Words quotes ...

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Pin by Suzanne ☘️ on Suzanne (With images) | Words quotes ...

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OffeRINGS

that

QUIET

the

soul

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BREATHING

MEDITATIONS

for

YOU

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BREATHE

with

the circle’s

MOVEMENT

and

WIDEN

your soul

with the offerings’

vast

INTIMATE IMMENSITY

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INHALE                     EXHALE

 

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“When the soul

wants to experience something

she throws out an image

in front of her

and

then

steps

into

it.

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Meister Eckhart , 14th century German theologian

 

 

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The circle symbol meaning is universal

– it represents the infinite nature of energy.

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STILLNESS

2018
Catherine L. Johnson

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For further information on STILLNESS, please click on links below:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/stillness-1-10
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/818-stillness-7-8-2018-catherine-l-johnson-meister-eckhart-14th-century-german-theologian-uncharted-territories-2018-dave-holland-craig-taborn-ches-smith/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/817-stillness-4-5-6-2018-catherine-l-johnson-meister-eckhart-14th-century-german-theologian-uncharted-territories-2018-dave-holland-craig-taborn-ches-smith/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/816-stillness-1-2-3-2018-catherine-l-johnson-glenn-gould-ignites-j-s-bachs-partita-2-with-his-lassie/

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PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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STILLNESS #1                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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BREATHE

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STILLNESS #2                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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BREATHE

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STILLNESS #3                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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BREATHE

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The

experience of the video

keeps our lives in perspective

+

keeps our souls open to WONDER.

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The sound of the VOICE of beloveds is a LULLABY.

In practicing the decree of social distancing,

choose

to create dynamic NEW ways

of

nurturing LOVING.

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Loving IS a lullaby.

Loving IS courage.

Loving IS humanity’s irreplaceable invaluable currency.

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ADAPT.  IMPROVISE.  OVERCOME. 

 

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YES!

fear <<<<<<>>>>>> creativity
CHOOSE CREATIVITY

OPEN YOUR WINDOWS!

Attend to SIMPLE gifts

DINNER by Skype
LAUGHING sessions with your HILARIOUS friends
MUTE victimousers who choose negative
BE on EARTH with compassion to suffering

GO OUTSIDE!

Listen to the bird songs!

EXERCISE

to boost your endorphins + to maintain lung/heart fitness!

https://ymca360.org/on-demand#/

EAT Mediterranean rather than Milk Duds, Doritos, etc.
SACRED LISTEN to music – musician ACTivists are offering their sonics!
THANK ALL in the front lines: medical providers, grocery workers, etc.

CONTRIBUTE / STEP UP for others + y/our community

CALL y/our elders – the GREATEST GENERATION know!

ATTEND to the beauty of kindness and Nature’s splendor 

PRACTICE RADICAL HOPE!!!!!

BE AWARE of calling out and offering Y/OUR light to others

WAVE + HELLO to everyone YOU see!

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BREATHE

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Heal / THY
Heal / THEE
Heal / THINE

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YES! EXCELLENT RESOURCE: Q/A!
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/16/21181560/coronavirus-tips-symptoms-us-covid-19-testing-immunity-reinfection

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SOCIAL DISTANCING is THE GOLDEN RULE!!!!

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/909-9-march-2020-golden-rule-do-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-do-unto-you-sparrow-2010-catherine-l-johnson-breath-1997-catherine-l-johnson/

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BREATHE

BE WELL CHOOSE WELL STAY WELL

Catherine

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Softly : earTH I-VIII

timeless elegance – colors of our Earth

2012

 each original painting measures: 13″ H x 10.5″ W
Catherine L. Johnson

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I dedicate

the presentation

of this

specific series of paintings

to ALL whose hearts and lives

were/are

navigating through,

coping with,

and,

rising up with courageous resilience

the terrifying, traumatic wildfires in California:

Kincade Fire / Sonoma County

Tick Fire / Los Angeles County

Getty Fire / Los Angeles County.

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California wildfire questions answered in the link below:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/us/wildfires-california-explained-questions-trnd/index.html

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I send you the life force

of the continuous energy of

GRACE LOVE + RADICAL HOPE.

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​Green:

Green is color of the Heart chakra.

Green is the color of revitalization, hope, and rebirth.

Green is serene, calming, and stress-relieving.

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Please click on each image to enlarge + for detail

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Softly: earTH I                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Softly: earTH II                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Softly: earTH III                                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Softly: earTH iV                                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Softly: earTH V                                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Softly: earTH VI                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Softly: earTH VII                                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Softly: earTH VIII                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Norway spruce (Abies vulgaris)

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PURE 

K9 

JOY!!!!!

 

WOXOF!

JASPAR OBI

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2017: MY AMAZING ZING ZING JASPAR OBI RUNNING
THROUGH VENTO NATURE SANCTUARY!

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PUREK9JOYAWCCLJAREDOGSLIVINGINHUMANBODIESPUREK9JOYCAPTSILVERTOOTH

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PRACTICE

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DAWNING  #5                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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DAWNING  #6                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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DAWNING  #7                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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Please click on the images to enlarge/detail.
For further information on the DAWNING series, please click on the links below.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/722-dawning-ecclessonatagminor-2017-catherine-l-johnson-william-xucla-double-bass-recital-2008-eccles-sonata-in-g-minor-tanzania/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/724-improvisation-dawnings-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-catherine-l-johnson-2017-bill-evans-trio-bill-evans-scott-lafaro-paul-motian/

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RenshaboKamakura Era

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Imakita Kōsen (1816-1892)

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In Zen, ensō ( , “circle”)

is a circle that is hand-drawn
in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes
to express a moment
when the mind is free to let the body create.
These paintings were done as a type of moving meditation,
so therefore unlike conventional artists
who strive for variety and originality,
these artists brushed the same subjects

over and over,

using the same pattern strokes.
The paintings showed not only the spiritual quality of the artist,
but the uniqueness of each moment in time as well.
So each one is different,
even though done by the same person
moments apart.
http://zenpaintings.com/article-enso.htm

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Playing with freedom

can only come

after

a certain amount of foundational study.

– Geri Allen
Geri Antoinette Allen
(June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017)
https://geriallen.com/

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GRACE #7                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2017

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For further information on the GRACE series, please click on the links below.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/tag/737-grace-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-of-everything-i-have-seen-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/744-grace-8-you-are-my-grace-i-am-your-grace-40-h-x-26-w-catherine-l-johnson-anthony-coxs-dark-metals-charles-lloyds-modern-quartet/

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ELEgancE #2                                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2018

 

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For further information on the ELEgancE series, please click on the links below.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/840-elegance-1-2-2018-catherine-l-johnson-infinity-eternity-y-our-breath/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/844-elegance-7-2018-catherine-l-johnson-wonder-awe-2019-treasure-heart-gracelove-is-opendeepwideimprovisationalsoaringbrilliantradicalhope-unfurling-courage-bliss-action/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/845-elegance-8-2019-catherine-l-johnson-15-january-2019-awaken-woke-ings-to-make-an-end-is-to-make-a-beginning-t-s-eliot/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/846-elegance-9-2019-catherine-l-johnson-dare-to-move-forward-by-all-means-keep-moving-reverend-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/02/06/848-elegance-10-11-2019-catherine-l-johnson-fantastic-negrito-plastic-hamburgers-stacey-abrams-says-we-do-not-succeed-alone/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/846-elegance-9-2019-catherine-l-johnson-dare-to-move-forward-by-all-means-keep-moving-reverend-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/841-winter-solsoul-stice-elegance-3-4-5-2018-catherine-l-johnson-dedicated-to-the-bountiful-grace-luminosity-of-holly-cottor-on-her-birthday/

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PRACTICE

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sacred listening

living your truth
self awareness

KINDNESS

radical hope

compassionate empathy
challenging your perspectives + perceptions
moving beyond limitations

beginning anew

freedom
negotiating conflict resolution
making amends with/by change

TELLING THE TRUTH

respect for self + others
honor for self + others
generosity
responsibility
PRESENCE
forgiveness

DEMOCRACY

integrity

SEEING

with an original eye
beauty

resilience

stepping UP
vulnerability
courage
empathy
reliability

intimacy

update/reset your life’s script/narrative
heal/thy art of living

living love

rising

RESURGENCE

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‘BLACK ICE: SWEETLY’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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TWO SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering

listen

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TOP IMAGE: light is centered and positioned straight on the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: light is  dimmed and centered from below the work 

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intimate — listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands — listen to the light — reverence

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4B and 2B GRAPHITE ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
19.25” H x 13.75” W

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 ‘BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE’

Stormzy
2017

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She,
In the dark,
Found light
Brighter than many ever see.
She,
Within herself,
Found loveliness,
Through the soul’s own mastery.
And now the world receives
From her dower:
The message of the strength
Of inner power.

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Langston Hughes

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CONNIE CATES SHELLA

5 September 1954 – 23 January 2019
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/indianapolis-in/connie-shella-8138040

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AWEwoman.

I can see her as a child,

my cousin,

with her
long platinum brown hair falling
below her shoulders,
a quiet regal presence
and
a graceful ballerina demeanor.

Astonishing, to me.

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I knew her

as a woman

who was luminous,

grace,

fierce

in her determination
to

endure,

transcend

and

prevail.

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Her opened heart was

a July ruby bloom,

a maternal warm nest,
a safe hearth.

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Connie,

my “cousin-sister”,

a Queen,

who invited,
welcomed
and

upheld truth-telling,

elegant dignity

and 

lived the deep sea courage

of

unfathomable loving,

boundless hope,
with

a heartfire

that shined kind tenderness,
remarkable resilience
and

radiant beauty.

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My cousin’s

soul

spiraled, soared tonight

escaping her knotted coiled body
and,
in her last exhale,

a bright star

was created
in the vault
of
the
night sky.

 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

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Thank you, Connie.
You live forever in my heart beat.

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Connie WITH me. 13 July 2015.

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ELEgancE #7                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

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My NEW YEAR’s OFFERING/BLESSING to you:

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The present was an egg
laid by the past
that had the future
inside its shell.

Zora Neale Hurston

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JASPAR OBI

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Jaspar Obi

is my little man,

MY STAND BY ME

on 4legs.
He is my cherished
11 year old English Springer Spaniel.
My constant, faithful and enthusiastic

WING man

to ALL
my outdoor adventures
and
my creative adventures.

Jaspar Obi

is my

fierce/protective lion at my gate

who KNOWS
my code and my embedded passwords
to my

HEARTSOUL

behind my fortress and moat.

He is the entrusted “drawbridge”.

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Jaspar Obi, 

as his soul slowly lifts away
from his increasingly frail body,
is now

my mentor/detectivepriest

teaching me without words
about

improvisational LOVE,

the true authentic

sacred dynamic

of

GRACE LOVE:

which OPENS hearts

deeper and wider

that WELCOMES uncertainty

as discovery, exciting,
and 

is

the testament/practice

of

REAL freedom.

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This voyage

of

GRACE LOVE

is

NOT

for fearful pale hearts

who do

NOT

have the capacity to

“sacred listen”,

nor the s/hero’s  STRENGTH + willingness
to

enter the unknown

and
who do

NOT

access/activate their own internal

“divining rod”.

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The

choice

to be

a truth seeker

is to

drop the dense slippery veils of denial

continuously with determination/strength,
is to

stay resolved to learn/know

what they may not want to learn.
and
is the

strength + willingness to navigate

the turbulent, starless, fathomless seas
of

concealment

and

uncertainty

in the

requisite

vision quests.

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GRACE LOVE

IS

OPENDEEPWIDE

IMPROVISATIONALSOARING

BRILLIANTRADICALHOPE

UNFURLING

COURAGE

BLISS

ACTION!

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GRACE LOVE

becomes

A CONSCIOUS CHOICE

directed by the

“divining rod”

of 

YOUR

TREASURE HEART.

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Those who choose
to

LIVE LOVE

as

BOUNDLESS INFINITE LIGHT

through
darkness and uncertainty

LIVE BEAUTY;

LIVE TRUTH;

LIVE COURAGE;

LIVE STRENGTH;

LIVE RADICAL HOPE;

LIVE BLOOMING GARDENS of BEAUTY;

LIVE KINDNESS;

LIVE DIGNITY;

LIVE HONESTY;

LIVE VULNERABILITY;

LIVE the ART of LOVING.

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Love is difficult

– yet,

loving is an unfurling blessed revelation of joy

 loving is a relational messy verb

– a  wild A/LIVE river.

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GRACE LOVE

is not a possession,

is not a commodity,

is not a barter,

nor an arrangement of convenience

 that controls or can be controlled.

It is a breath gift of immeasurable value to your heartsoul.

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GRACE LOVE

loving is not falling

– it is riSING to SEE

and

willing to be SEEN!

A decision.

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GRACE LOVE

is calling out an expedition,

a call out adventure to be ALL the things…

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The

revelation and response

of

GRACE LOVE’s

CALL

is
to cross the threshold
and

ENTER

an

intimate dance

with/for a treasured beloved

into

WONDER + AWE!

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To LIVE

GRACE LOVE

is

WONDER + AWE!

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GRACE LOVE

is a testament,

a breathing LIVING template

of  the

coUrage, STRENGTH + capacity

to

break open.

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GRACE LOVE

is a hymn of the sublime
and

  KNOWING

love
is

boundless, creative,

authentic STRONG

when

the hurricane lamp guide
is:

We will figure it out”,

“I see YOU”

and

“Yes,

life is amaZING GRACE”

IS

the

VITAL / DYNAMIC dialectic

of

Y/OUR

awareness;

that listening to silence is hearing

and

KNOWING

the story
of

your choices

and

awakenings

and

relationships

is

YOUR life.

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Yes,

KNOWING 

YOU

are the gardener,

the pilot,

the flight,
the belief,

the practice of RADICAL hope without a map

and

WITH

ONLY

the light in the DARK sTar nights

to guide you

into

the unknown, open, bountiful

fields

of

GRACE LOVE.

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DARK sTar #3                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2018
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/789-dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6-2018-catherine-l-johnson-she-in-the-dark-found-light-langston-hughes/

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Your

story

is

which relationships

you chose/choose

to nourish/nurture/dance

WITH

and

you

cherished

as

unrepeatable, sacred

irreplaceable

DISCOVERY ADVENTURE

treasures

– a  synergistic fit of goodness to each + all.

 

Your story

is also

the choices of your exits,

your letting go of relationships
that are no longer respectful or honorable or truthful
of
you AND/OR them.

To live lies is to steal/extinguish light.

Cruel theft.

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Choosing

heal/thy

IS

I / ThOU.

 

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The Cottor family KNOWS

GRACE LOVE

the active choice to  move forward,
to go WITH the beloved,

to go beyond:

conventional wisdom, boundaries, expectations.
My cousins, Holly and Jonathan Cottor,
KNOW + LIVE GRACE LOVE.
My Uncle Bob and Aunt Sharon Cottor
KNOW + LIVE GRACE LOVE.

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Improvisational creative geniuses

KNOW + LIVE GRACE LOVE!

They MUST

because

they cannot deceive/lie

to

themselves.

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To choose

RiSING

RESURGENCE

is
to go waaaay

beyond

conventional wisdom

and
to have faith that you do

taste/touch/see

the Dark sTar

within

LIGHT.

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Pioneers.

Hurricane LAMPS.

Mavericks.

INNOVATORS.

CREATORS of NEW optics

to SEE ANEW.

BOUNDLESS.

FREEDOM BLUEPRINTS.

OPPORTUNITIES which SPARK.

Crescendos of POSSIBILITIES.

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The

TRUTH SEEKER’s

choice

is a

“I MUST KNOW”!

I will enter
the unknown/the unnamed
so I can

discover

and,
in turn,

become a guide.

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You KNOW

when YOU
make/made that transforming

LIVE LIFE

choice.

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You can

ONLY

move forward

once

you choose,

with actions,

the momentous life-defining

call

of

GRACE LOVE.

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NO backwards step

once

YOU

FEEL

the aWAKEning.

WOKE.

 

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The

FREEDOM

of

LIVING

GRACE LOVE

is the design,
flight and blissful confidence
of the

alchemy story 

of the

PHOENIX!

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Fear is a now a forever slayed dragon.

You learned what/who to listen to

– you can no longer can be taken hostage.

You feel your own heart beat, heart blood and breath.

You know WHO to seek

–  those relationships

who SEE YOU

in/with

GRACE LOVE.

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YOU

are now
the

victor/leader

of the
dynamic relational template
of

dignity,

radiance

and

peace.

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YES!

YOU.

YES!

ME.

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JASPAR, variation of Caspar, meaning TREASURE in Persian.
Caspar was one of the Magi, reigning from Persia,
who followed the Star of Bethlehem brought frankincense.
OBI is an African name which means HEART.

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SIMPLE AWE + SIMPLE WONDER #3                                                     Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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SIMPLE AWE

SIMPLE WONDER

RADICAL HOPE

YES!

amaZING GRACE

NEW BREED LEADERS

RESURGENCE

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