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Posts Tagged ‘#789 + DARK sTar #1/ #2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6 2018 + CATHERINE L. JOHNSON + “She /in the dark/ found LIGHT…” LANGSTON HUGHES; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;’

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FLEUR
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The IRIS and the FLEUR DE LIS

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IRIS                                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2011

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Three upright petals symbolize faith, valor and wisdom.

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FLEUR DE LIS                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2019

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Original drawing.

Luminous gold line on matte black paper.
The gold lines breathe pure light and dance hallelujah praises.

RADIANCE

Dimensions: 8″ H x 6″ W
The piece above was created as a
personal memorial,
a remembrance of a beloved brother,
  for a collector’s family.

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I welcome acquisitions or commissions
of the

IRIS

– EACH work is an irreplaceable,
unrepeatable original work of art.

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Please click on the link below
for customized
fine art

IRIS

prints:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/for-art-collectors-designers-exquisite-beautiful-impeccable-site-specific-fine-art-prints-esteemed-artist-catherine-l-johnson-master-printer-mark-jones-arts-district-imageworks-inc/

 

 

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Please contact me, Catherine L. Johnson, via email for further information: 
catherineljohnson@earthlink.net

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Image result for The fleur-de-lis represents values. Honesty and Respect create the tap root of Trust upon which lasting Relationships are built. It is only through these relationships that a Legacy can be built through Passion and Performance.
The

FLEUR DE LIS

represents

values.

Honesty and Respect

create the tap root of

Trust

upon which lasting

Relationships

are built.
It is only through these relationships
that a

Legacy

can be built
through

Passion

and

Performance.

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ETERNAL FLAME OF LOVING ALWAYS PURE ALIVE HEARTFIRE

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Vento Nature Sanctuary *  Summer 2019
*Jaspar’s and my
place of:
WOW JOY adventure,
attending Nature’s continuous offerings of wonder and awe,
and
a beautifully quiet haven of solitude
throughout ALL four seasons.

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The FLEUR DE LIS drawing was my FIRST work created
without the physical presence of JASPAR OBI
underneath my studio table.
 His HEARTFIRE energy is forever in my heart
and
for ALL who he met and blessed.

 

 

Living LOVE / Love LIVING

Please click on links below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/11/18/884-the-annunciation-of-jaspar-obis-soulspirit-deer-dear-beautiful-beautiful-beautiful/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/883-element-8-works-2019-catherine-l-johnson-veterans-day-11-november-2019-k9-raf-jaspar-obis-soul-rising/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/11/03/881-beloved-jaspar-obi-blessing-ceremony-for-from-with-jaspar-obi-monday-4-november-2019/

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WARRIOR OF TRUTH

WARRIOR WHO SERVES

WARRIOR FOR FREEDOM

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‘HOLD UNTIL RELIEVED’

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From: x@gmail.com>
Subject: victory
Date: July 5, 2019 at 10:30:34 AM CDT
To: “CatHERine L. JOhnsOn / art/ IS/ t” <catherineljohnson@earthlink.net>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lplwd8FVyGk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3oZfXIcO9E&t=12s

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AWEMAN RRMAN =RAF ‘SILVER TOOTH’ TRUTH SEEKER DETECTIVEPRIEST

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HE IS A WARRIOR

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HE IS VICTORY

VICTORIOUS

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AWCJOYJOYVICTORIOUSVICTORYISREMARKABLEYOURESURGENCEKANSAS

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‘BLACK ICE: TENDERLY

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

 

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THREE 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
MIDDLE IMAGE: light is centered and positioned to the right of the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: light is centered and 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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Prana, the Sanskrit word for “life force” or “vital principle”
Qi, an active principle forming part of any living thing 
Vijñāna, translated as “consciousness,” “life force”, “mind” or “discernment”
Joie de vivre, translated as the cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit
Tenderly, your arms opened wide and closed me inside

 

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TENDERLYAWCSEESCLJSEESAWCTENDERLY

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‘BLACK ICE: QUIET’ CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2019

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THREE SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SAME/SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering
listen

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TOP IMAGE: light is centered and positioned straight on the work
MIDDLE IMAGE: light is centered and positioned below the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: ambient outdoor light emanating from a distant window

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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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JASPAR OBI

24 February 2019

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Every time I x-skied through Vento Nature Sanctuary,
Jaspar was WITH me.
Kayaking on the Mississippi River, x-skiing, fat tire biking, swimming,
looking at the stars and moon,
laying beside me through multiple orthopedic reconstructive surgeries
– his sweet warm body and his breathing was my solace,
his presence/energy under my studio table as I dove
for the dark star energy of a pearl buried
in the sea of my imagination
– he was always there as I dove deep
and
when I emerged with a silent glistening pearl waiting to be heard.

ALL that is AWE and WONDER.

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JASPAR OBI aka ‘DUNKIRK’

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My RAF K9 Adventurer
– my unrepeatable TREASURE HEART.
Jaspar in Persian translates to TREASURE.
Obi in West African translates to HEART.
I named him.
And, that names our story together
as will my memories of him be:
treasures in my heart.

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Jaspar’s death story is an ecstatic,
revelatory, beautifully LIFE story of
FREEDOM.

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He is teaching me
about my expectations,
my hard-wired fears
and
my limiting projections/forecasts.
This voyage is teaching me about the opportunity in crisis:
the real choices in framing
our perceptions and participation
in our life events,
in our relationships,
in our internal world
and
in our external world.
Opened by LOVE’s vulnerability and adventure.
Closed by FEAR’s walls chained to trauma.

Dancing in the grey, in the glow, in the love of God’s grace.

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He is also showing me,
as I listen to his song,
I know to enter the deep-
adapting, improvising, overcoming.
 
The ultimate courage
is being vulnerable,
compassionate,
surrendering with an OPEN heart
to Nature’s mysterious, wondrous song

IS

– the wonder and awe of actively choosing to
be a/live
in the moment
and
living authentic love’s 

FREEDOM!!!

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Jaspar Obi is still living HIS story

with God’s GRACE LOVE and God’s will.

I surrendered.

I am on the voyage.

30 June 2019 2:48PM CST

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Jaspar Obi’s birthday  on 30 April

was the harbinger of SPRING

– NEW riSING life!

I would celebrate Jaspar’s  DAY by tying
a chartreuse ribbon on his collar every year!
The favorite color of my dear friend,
the late and forever dragonfly LOVE,
Jane Matteron!

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/801-30-april-2018-jaspar-obis-11th-birthday-all-knowledge-the-totality-of-all-questions-and-all-answers-is-contained-in-the-dog-kafka-woxoxoxoxf/

 

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Dogs are sentient beings of truth.

Dogs know…

whisper / whispers/ whispering
listen

 

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Samba Je Hed · Anthony Cox / Billy Higgins

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MollyAnthony Cox / Billy Higgins

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AWCCLJU/MEAREDOGSLIVINGINHUMANBODIESIGOTYOUYOUGOTMEYESALWAYS

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The Trio Eagle Cam – Devotion to her eaglets ~ April 27, 2019

 

 

I watched the trio of eagles daily.
The offering of witnessing the ‘story’ was a gift, a blessing.
The eaglets have since flown away.
The video above was a powerful testament of devotion:
the Mother as the shelter in the storm.
I am grateful someone archived this specific event of fierce devotion and instinct to protect.

 

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LIVE CAM!

 

Trio Bald Eagle Nest

located in the backwaters
of the

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge 

near Lock and Dam 13, Fulton IL
on the

Mississippi River.

 

 

 

 

Eaglet #1- Hatched March 27, 2019
Eaglet #2 – Hatched March 29, 2019
Eaglet #3 – Hatched April 1, 2019

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This Trio consists of two males and one female:

Valor I, Valor II and Starr!

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Listen to the BREATH of the WIND!

Imagine the temperature!
VALORs and STARR

shield/PROTECT

their young hearts

from these invisible and present forces of Nature
with

their WING and their WARMTH and their INSTINCT.

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BEAUTIFUL:

A family made of interacting,

collaborative

doubleVALOR

and 

a singularSTARR!!!

 

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valor

noun

boldness or determination in facing great danger,

especially in battle; heroic courage.

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star

noun
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6

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U/MEVALORDARKSTARSAWCCLJALWAYS

 

 

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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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AHEROICYESAWCRESURGENCERISINGAMAZINGGRACE

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24OCTOBER

SIXTEEE4!!!

 

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rHYtHM #1    FORSIXTEEE4HAPPYAWC                                              Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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HAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPY

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YOUARESUBLIME

YOUAREASONICGENIUS

YOUAREMYHERO

YOUARERESURGENCE 

YOUAREJOY

YOUARECOURAGE

YOUAREAVISIONARY

YOUAREATRUTHTELLER

YOUARERAF

YOUAREALLTHETHINGSYOUARE

YOUAREAMAZINGGRACE

YOUAREBEAUTIFUL

YOUARESPITFIRE

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ONTHISDAYTHEREISAFULLMOONLOVEYOUAREDARKSTARENEGRYGLOWINGRADIANCEHAPPINESSADANCER
WALTERANDBENESTER’SGIFTYOUARECHERISHEDFORALLTHETHINGSYOUAREANDYOUAREANADVENTURE
YOUWILLBLOOOMTOBENATUREKNOWSHONORSANDBREATHESLIFE

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Albert Einstein said,

“NO problem

can be solved

from the SAME consciousness

that created it.
We MUST learn

to SEE

the

world

ANEW.”

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DARK sTar #1                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK

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FORAWCUMESEELUMINOUSBEAUTIFULRADIANTLIGHTTHATISCLEARLYTANGIBLE

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langston_hughes_she_indarkness_connie_2019
Title: “Helen Keller”
Langston Hughes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes
Definition of dower: a natural gift

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VALIANT

I love the abstract meaning of VALIANT.
Above and beyond the mere written definition,
I love its REAL demonstration in
living an examined life, living authentic love,
and
achieving  luminous riSINGs from naming, clearing and conquering/mastering challenges
when describing a mere individual
who meets and confronts their internal/external beasts/demons/dragons head-on
steering their ship with clearsight, discernment, wisdom, courage,  compassionate grace
 and is

TRIUMPHANT

 in overcoming – creating a new pattern of being in the world.
No one is ever alone when one is truly, purely loved for who they are.
Yes, there is always the necessary solitude, silence, sorting to SEE the sea
– yet, a beloved is never forgotten.
Triumph is the courage to know the value of who you are
and
be a compassionate, tender, loving guardian of your own welfare and happiness.

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Good NEW BREED LEADERS’, masters’,  interactions in their internal/ external world is more than being valiant, they must have a certain capacity for thinking beyond binary/polarities and tapping into full, embodied knowing (prayer/meditation). They have a tolerance for ambiguity (faith), an ability to hold creative tensions (radical hope), and an ability to care (love) beyond their own personal advantage.
[val-yuh nt]
adjective
  1. boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
  2. marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.
  3. worthy; excellent.

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As we start trying to love,
we begin to realize that we’re actually
not loving very well.
We are mostly meeting our own needs.
The word for this is “codependency.”
This kind of love is still impure and self-seeking
and
thus is not really love at all.
So, we have to pull back
and
learn the great art of detachment,
which is not aloofness but
the purifying of attachment
The creative, transformative dance
between attachment and detachment
is sometimes called
the Third Way.
It is the middle way between fight and flight.
Some prefer to take on the world:
to fight it, change it, fix it, and rearrange it.
Others deny there is a problem at all.
“Everything is beautiful,” they say and look the other way.
Both instincts avoid holding the tension,
the pain, and the essentially tragic nature of human existence.
The contemplative stance is the Third Way.
We stand in the middle,
neither taking the world on from another power position
nor denying it for fear of the pain it will bring.
Once we can stand in that third spacious way,
neither directly fighting or fleeing,
we are in the place of grace
out of which genuine newness can come.
This is where creativity and new forms of life and healing emerge.
Richard Rohr: “Essential Teachings on Love”

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Each and everyone of us is a unique,
unrepeatable and dynamic

Universe.

Our night skies of scintillating stars,
our unique internal constellation,
and 
our dawnings of awakenings/epiphanies are catalysts
to create new possibilities and generate
stories that are fluid, ripe blossoming vines,

FLOWING,

generating life-affirming energies

to RISE

discovering exploring and welcoming

ADVENTURE.

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We can choose to be a riSING enLIGHTened LOTUS.

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Or, not

unwilling to evolve, learn, discover, improvise and overcome. STUNTED/STUCK/SAD/KEEPING EYES WIDE SHUT 

turning AWAY

from one’s light, truth and blooom.

 

 

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Some of our stories can halt time/space
and 

freeze into eMOTIONal TRIGGERS

that cloud our SEEING and  STOPS our movement to DANCE with YES.

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Can a healing

breakthrough

occur
and
part the clouds, seas and reactive visceral wasteland
into a

NEW HAPPYJOY SONG?

YES?

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Hubris <> Humility 
HUBRIS: 
“Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.”  Carl Jung

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

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HUMILITY:
Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.”  Thomas Merton

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“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”
Saint Augustine

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2 June 2018        Catherine L. Johnson

 

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eMOTIONal TRIGGERS

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Telling the truth, disclosing, revealing an eMOTIONal TRIGGER to a beloved is the courage of love. INTIMATE information of being naked, vulnerable, overwhelmed. Being in TRIGGERland is NOT the NOW – it is the THEN when I had NO VOICE. The revelation can be hurled out as a HOWL, a blaring SIREN, a dog  growling showing its teeth when its tail is wagging because I am telling YOU – who I trust with ALL my heart.  I may sound stern and SCARY because I am anxious, exposed and ashamed. It is MY work to be a responsible and loving FARMER.  I must confront the eMOTIONal TRIGGER – find its roots, recognize its origin and PULL it UP and OUT because my eMOTIONal TRIGGER may possibly incite an eMOTIONal TRIGGER in you  – and, this could generate an OH NO a downward spiral and SHUTdowns may occur. We learn from disclosures and sacred listening and then adapt, improvise to overcome – ALL to move forward with sweet honorable love.

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 I desire to inspire and seed BLOOMINGRelationships, like gardens, are ALIVE, dynamic, need tender nourishing, nurturing, and the continuous practice of the Serenity Prayer to uphold its health and dance – to live and move forward like the MIGHTY Mississippi River. Like a GOOD FARMER, I know I must tend to my own garden by digging FAR DOWN, carefully identify, extricate and releasE the OLD knotted unhealthy roots that holds back my breath and laughterliving LOVE WITH who I love.

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BLOOOM #5                                                                                              Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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FREEEEEEdom.

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Quietly, sweet. I do ask for patience + assistance so I may SOAR, freed, please. I would be honored to reciprocate and give you my patience and assistance as you EXPLORE the BOUNDLESS skies and seas within you. NEW constellations and compositions THAT IS living ELATION. YES. To be the guardians of each other’s solitude.* Absolutely!  
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VITAL RAF WHITE  SILK SCARF TRUTH:
When navigating difficult waters between one another – a dark night, it is absolutely critical to NOT use thBINARY vehicle of hard, cold email, it divides and sterilizes the poem, the beauty, the radiant song, the lullaby, the laughter, the joy and the blessed gift of who you are together. The difficult waters NEED the MUSIC of BOTH of your LIVE presences, your souls, your full spectrum voices, your intimate hymn and code to make the voyage and BREAKTHROUGH into dawns + ONTO new horizon of more refined truths and living love. The binary nature of email is dualistic, does not surrender to a higher consciousness, damages, does NOT improvise, it destroys + devours, obfuscates, and is basically an evil coward whose teeth cannot hear and cannot SEE the luminous pearls that lives in BOTH of your hearts. Yes, writing to one another OPENS exhilarating vistas of WONDER and AWE – sharing each other’s INTERNAL UNIVERSE which is FREEDOM, especially when the writing is received with delight, welcomed and treasured as a rare gift. Yet, in times when sacred  listening and collaboration is necessary email fails to be a  brilliant hurricane lamp. The sonics of bliss is PRESENCE and is the FIRE of how dissonance becomes consonance once again followed by FRESH resonances >NEW MUSIC< BOTH arrivING on NEW shores of comfort and JOY together MISSION accomplished. Knowing/TRUST the heart map IS  always inked in your RAF WHITE  SILK SCARF, listen to your soul’s knowingHOMEfires! The revelation of LIGHT enters the dark with GRACE releasing false narratives/perceptions and compasses are reset, clarified, with BOTH of your coordinates of TRUE North. Your spitfires are readied to SOAR into majestic skies with FAIR PLAY!

 

LOVE is COURAGE

COURAGE is LOVE

LIVINGloVE is the most profound improvisational collaborative innovative jazzNEWmuseic.

VALIANT.

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Life is in relation and called out by our collaborative relationships we select and nurture with integrity.

 

When someone is NOT in TRIGGERland, they have a clearer perspective of what they want in life. CLARITY, a clear lens to see what IS.

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YES, eMOTIONal TRIGGERS can be “rooted UP + OUT! 

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YAAAY! FREEDOM! LIVING LOVE with HONOR/ RESPECT/ CLARITY! LOVE is an ENERGY, a vibration, and like the BEST GENIUS SONICS, LOVE is improvisational and collaborative. When MASTER sacred listening is woven WITH unfolding conversations  and NEW imaginative questions   – (catalysts of amaZING GRACE vistas),  LOVE LIBERATES! Authentic, call and response love IS a practice, a voyage, a BREAKTHROUGH, that yields bliss and tastes of HEAVEN on EARTH. A  blesSING, a blessed gift.

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Ask any ARTIST and/or GENIUS of any field of inquiry, WHY discipline and perseverance is necessary to create/nurture breathtaking beauty, elegance and surprise with grace. Their answer is of declaring the honoring and respecting the DIVINE within, and so it goes for LIVING LOVE.

 

FARMERS OF LOVE

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I am not perfect.
I believe
anyone, if willing, can be in the state
of awareness 
of their own self-directed choices, their thoughts,
choosing how to navigate their own internal /external circumstances
and  practice the dynamics of adjustments to what is real:

MOVING FORWARD IN LIFE 

demonstrated by courage and humility,
and
the willingness and the ability
to revise world views, perspectives, perceptions and amend behavior
through each life experience.

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HEALING  

needs to take place
at a deeper level than of conscious thought
– a place where the conscious mind is out of the way.

Re-wiring. Re-patterning. Re-learning. Releasing.

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LIVING a

FULLBLOOOOMING

loving life
is an unknown, non-binary

DANCE

navigating /negotiating
oceans of uncertainty,

PRACTICing, practICING, PRACTicing,

responsive and fluid adjustments to  life’s constancy of change
and

is

an exhilarating 

LIVING A/LIVE JOY DANCE

attuned to
Nature’s generous BOUNTIFUL offerings and  spiritual lessons:
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Opening UP

to
uncertainty, surrendering to FLOW and dedicated discoverylearning

IS

to reap/receive

HAPPINESS, WONDER + AWE.

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OntO

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/802-onto-1-2-3-in-or-into-a-state-of-awareness-about-may-2018-catherine-l-johnson/

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Releasing Emotional Triggers

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK  BELOW FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
https://theoverwhelmedbrain.com/triggers/

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Summary: 
  1. Triggers are like old cassette tapes that play old programs. You get triggered by someone or something that happens, and that old cassette plays once again.
  2. When you’re triggered, you are regressing to a younger version of yourself that learned how to react or respond to your environment. If you had something happen to you when you were younger that caused a significant impact to your nervous system, where you felt high emotional stress, then that’s most likely when a trigger was formed.
  3. We take these triggers that formed years ago into our adult relationships. This causes problems because most of what happens today is not the same context of when the trigger was created so long ago. If you formed triggers when you were a child living with your parents or other guardians, then that situation is different than your current situation, most likely. Though, you do have to be aware that some situations are similar. If you had an abusive mom or dad, then you married an abusive person, you created the same context in which your old triggers will stay active. Which is why it’s so important to break the pattern of old triggers so you can think from a place of clarity.
  4. Thinking from clarity gives you more options, and allows you to see what you can’t see when you are triggered. When you can disengage trigger moments from the bad thoughts and feelings, you are empowered to engage your assertiveness, confidence, and conviction to state what you want and don’t want in your life. Living without the cloudiness of triggers is living with passion and purpose. It is a healthy, selfish state, instead of an unhealthy, self-centered, fearful state. There is a difference, as selfishness can contain compassion for others, while self-centeredness is more about your own ego – your own wants, needs, fears and desires. Remove the cloudiness, become healthy and make decisions that positively affect you and your well-being.
  5. The steps to this entire process are as follows:
    Think of something that triggers you now.
    Identify the emotions that you get from being triggered.
    Go way back in your mind and think about the very first time you felt this way.
    If you can’t figure out what caused the trigger in the first place, just think of an age or a time period when it might have happened.
    Once you think of a time when it might have been created, think about a time long before that, when you didn’t have those negative feelings. Think about a day or a week, or even years, or maybe even lifetimes before that first event ever happened. This is just your brain’s way of storing information. Just allow it to go where ever it needs to go to find a place when all of those emotions are completely gone now.
    When you are way before any of those old feelings, come back to now, and imagine a time when you might get triggered in the future. Does it have the same impact? Are the emotions completely gone?
    I didn’t say this before, but if they have disappeared completely just lock that feeling into place, sort of like a safe with a combination lock. This safe is your safe and whenever you have an experience where that old trigger used to happen, your safe has locked into place what you’ll be feeling instead of those old feelings. Hey, this doesn’t have to make sense, you can just let old feelings go and allow yourself to feel safe. Now that’s something you want for yourself, right?
  6. Finally, remember that triggers are almost always the creation and belief system of a child. When you were young, you learned how to respond to the world. Imagine if you kept all your childhood beliefs? Having a childlike playfulness can make life enjoyable sometimes, but having a childlike fear can be intrusive in normal life. It can wear you down and make you see the world through filters that aren’t necessarily telling you the whole truth.

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I know and accept

eMOTIONal TRIGGERS

are normal responses

from my/our

“experientially lived lifstories”

 wired

brain

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Yet, eMOTIONal TRIGGERS

do NOT have to STAY in my/our lives

if they are

CAUSING painful, super BLUNDERING

problems and SHUTdowns!

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To live in

TRIGGERland

is constant stress

that causes overwhelming + 222 much pain

that it makes me/one NEED to isolate

as the ONLY survival option

and

GO to the underground BUNKER

alone

retreat to feel safe and to reset life

I know this.
HARD, eclipsing the vitality of breath + radical HOPE,
exhausting thHeART/ BODY/ SOUL.
This makes me sad, cry. I know THIS reality. I “get it”.

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BETTER to FARM

and

BLOOOOM!!!!!

LIVE GREEEN

CHOOSE adventure,

 unveil, disclose, reVEal 

taking the DISCIPLINED risk

of

entering

BEAUTY

+

HAPPINESS

because

LIFE is meant

to be

DISCOVERED / LIVED

as an explorer, a RAF

detectivepriest

of

one’s pursuit of

HAPPINESS

+

to LIVE one’s

TRUTH.

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R/evolution

as we

TELL THE TRUTH,

adapt,

IMPROVISE

overCOME.

 

 

A select few of us HUMANS

are dogs living in human bodies!

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LEARNDISCOVERY is life long

for the OPEN-hearted.

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Ask my dog,

Jaspar Obi

and

his BCF who is called Queen X

THEIR sentient intelligence

IS

an immeasurable

a DARK sTar energy

beyond

my/our comprehension.

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I fall because I am human and I lose my compass and vision.
I SUPER blunder and SOUND like a  sharpened scary SPEAR.
The dog heart in me believes in me, knows I am scared,
and KNOWS my capacity to learn and RISE,
once again, will occur with courage and compassion.
Forgive me.
I will try and  I will learn and I will improvise and I will overcome and I will heal.
I shall overcome with God’s GRACE and encouragement and illumination.

 

 

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LEARNINGDISCOVERINGTAKINGRESPONSIBILITY 

to recognize my/our triggers,

and

to start 

LOOKING INWARD 

for the solution,

NOT OUTWARD

at the world!!!

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Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell

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rosE: FIRE III                                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2018
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/800-rose-fire-i-vii-april-2018-appear-hide-gold-pearls-or-snakes-scorpions/

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I was a submarine.
I am a submarine.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/806-i-breathe-submarine-internal-violet-that-this/

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* “The point of marriage “of an improvisational and collaborative healthy loving relationship” is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage  “healthy, dynamic and  loving relationship” is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/693-waterfall-willow-shelter-in-a-storm-yourmy-willow-oh-willow-when-the-sun-is-out/Image result for black and white weeping willow tree beautiful

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I fly spitfires + kites.
Do you?

 

I accept only CROWNS worthy of my respect, value, integrity and honor.

RAF pledge – To look after ALWAYS.

ONLY RAF/DUNKIRK MAVERICK Kind Thoughtful Gracious GentleMaN
 RAF MAVERICK/VALIANT MAN of Character / Practice / Principles
a man forever trying to improve himself
NO Runaway Bailouters NO Arrogant CUBES NO Negative Self-centered BITERS  NO Jonnies
“Piece of Cake” Fluent, Creative, NEW BREED LEADER Negotiators

=  COURAGEOUS RADICAL HOPE EQUALS = 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piece_of_Cake_(TV_series)
I do not jump hoops for a pellet, and there is no object in the whole wide galaxy that could ever rein me in.

I am an adventure.

My conscious choice, my active decision.

ADVENTurous Coeur

.

 

Are you?

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INTeRACTIONS:
NO CUBeS. NO ROSCOeS. NO clinging CLAWS.
NO poor me blaming/shaming hostile WHINeRS   NO potato chip lazy TIMIDS 

ONLY a LOTUS GLOW GReeNS VALIANT SOUL!!!!!

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OntO

#1/ #2/ #3  

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

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COURAGE RELEASE GRACE RHYTMN BREATHE
Prayer Wheels
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_wheel
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/740-circle-universal-sacred-divine-infinite-nature-of-energy-inclusivity-of-the-universe-express-a-moment-when-the-mind-is-free-to-let-the-body-create/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/23-august-8twenty-third-august-23/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/halo-prayer-wheel-series-2003
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/1-2-3

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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OntO #1                                                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson  2018

 

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OntO #2                                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2018

 

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OntO #3                                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2018

 

 

 

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onto

[on-too, awn-; unstressed on-tuh, awn-]
preposition
1.
to a place or position on; upon; on
2.
Informal.

in or into a state of awareness about

adjective
3.
 Mathematics. pertaining to a function or map from one set to another set, the range of which is the entire second set.

 

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