Friday, March 25, 2011

Beauty in Red

Trinity of Self: The Mother                                                                                                         B Upton
Red Rose Nebula                                                                                 NASA
Rose                                                                                                                                    B Upton
Pomegranates                                                                                   B Upton 

            Red Trees with Pink Building                                                           B Upton                
Hibiscus with Bee                                                                                B Upton
"Magical Feminine I" Detail                                                                     B Upton

Red Spot on Jupiter                                                                              B Upton

Red- the color of passion, excitement, enthusiasm, beauty and love. Wishing you all these things in copious quantities today!

It is also the color of our root chakra at the base of our spine that gives a sense of ground-edness and belonging in this world.

If you enjoy this series check out my Beauty in Blue and Beauty in White too!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Supermoon at the Spring Equinox!

 Supermoon 1  (not photoshopped)                                                                                B Upton
Supermoon 2                                                         B Upton   
Supermoon 3                                                                                           B Upton
 We just experienced a rare cosmological event called Supermoon. It  occurs about every 18 years when the moon's elliptical orbit comes closest to the earth (lunar perigee) at the time of a full moon. NASA said it would be a full moon "of rare size and beauty" and it did not disappoint! It was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal and had a mystical, magical vibe that I hope is transmitted by these photos.

Supermoon 4                                                                                                                 B Upton
Supermoon 5                                B Upton

"The moon above  reminds us that life is cyclical and that every crisis creates a new opportunity of equal intensity—all the challenges facing us today are providing the catalyst for a massive awakening on our planet. The moon also connects us to our intuitive knowing. It whispers to us to act upon the love and wisdom of our higher selves in this precious lifetime." 

So what may be the special message of a supermoon? To me, it is about remembering what we are most in need of now - the reassertion of the divine feminine to heal our hearts and the planet. The qualities of caring, compassion and respect are awakening within us now as we birth a new world based on love rather than fear. That it appeared on the Spring Equinox, the time of equal day and night (equinox means equal night) also points to the need for  a balance of the masculine and feminine within.

I hope these pictures will serve as a loving reminder of your own inner beauty, balance and divinity and the role you have to play in these times of transformation.
Cathedral of the Crooked Tree                                                              B Upton
Peaceful, moon blessings!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mini Meditations, Part One - The Silk Cotton Tree

Waking Planet About Us Page                                                                B Upton

African Silk Cotton Tree (See the woman on the left?! This tree is a giant!)           B Upton
This is the beginning of a series of short meditations inspired by  the photos above! Benefits will be enhanced by doing it outside, but you can do indoors too. This will help you connect to the earth, your breath and spirit. In it you will become like the tree and you will feel more centered, peaceful and strong.

Part One - The Silk Cotton Tree (Earth)
Take some nice deep breaths. Allow yourself to relax more and more with every breath you take. Each time you exhale let all of your cares and worries go, just breathe them out...let them go. For the next few minutes you can choose to be worry-free. You deserve this!

Our Home                                                                        NASA
Bring your awareness to the earth. Feel her vast and powerful energy. Note her exquisite beauty. Our earth is a fragile, spinning jewel; the most beautiful of our solar system and perhaps the most beautiful beyond that! Although she is facing challenges, the earth also still holds amazing energy that has the power to heal, restore and make whole. 

It is available to you now. All you have to do is use your imagination to connect to this loving source. It is easy, because you are just coming into alignment with your natural state of oneness with the earth and all life on it. 

So begin by imagining roots extending from your feet and from the base of your spine- sinking deep down into the rich loamy soil of mother earth. As your roots go deeper and deeper, your connection to the earth grows stronger. You begin to feel a sense of deep belonging and safety which helps you relax more completely.

When you feel very peaceful and relaxed, begin drawing up the nurturing, vibrant and healing energy of mother earth every time you inhale. You might imagine this as a beautiful golden light. Let this light bring strength and health to your every cell. When you feel full of this strong earth energy - this golden light - imagine branches sprouting from your head and extending up into the sky. See them growing as high as other trees, to the moon, past planets, intertwining through the sublime beauty of our galaxy, our universe, our home. Feel your leaves gently swaying in the celestial winds.

As you inhale allow the loving energy of the heavens to flow unobstructed down into you. Imagine it filling every part of you with brilliant, joyful, white light. It awakens the divinity within and brings you the peace "that passes all understanding."

Now once again draw up the life force energy of the earth and the life blessing energy of the heavens. Imagine these energies merging in your heart - earth's golden light blending with the white light of spirit.

It feels like a homecoming- you are aware of your balance, grace and strength. Like the tree, you have become an intermediary between the physical and spiritual worlds. You are meant to be a conduit for these vast, healing energies. When you invite them in, you are energized and made whole. From this place you begin to remember your infinite and divine capacity for love and compassion. 

And like the Silk Cotton Tree, you can stand strong, still and steadfast as change happens all around you. Give thanks to the earth below you and the heavens above you. Give thanks for this precious life.

Return to you day feeling more relaxed, centered and at peace.
Peaceful and Loving Blessings on Your Path!

Coming Next! Mini Meditation, Part Two- The Water Lily

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Playful Moon

Aren't these fun shots? I'm sorry I don't know the photographer, but thanks to Marilyn for sharing them with me.

"The moon above reminds us that life is cyclical and that every crisis creates a new opportunity of equal intensity—all the challenges facing us today are providing the catalyst for a massive awakening on our planet. The moon also connects us to our intuitive knowing. It whispers to us to act upon the love and wisdom of our higher selves in this precious lifetime." From

One World, One people, One Future. All is one. All is here. All is now. Playful moon blessings!