Sunday, August 21, 2011


"If I have told you of earthly things, and ye believe it not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things?"
Testimony of Mary's son, as recorded in the new testament.

 When I asked my four year old today where Grandma was, he simply took his index finger and pointed up....
I had never showed him where Heaven might be nor did I really ever explain what heaven was. Its sort of an innate concept that takes shape as we grow older. It fascinated me that we associate the sky above us as a final resting place for our loved ones. The concept of Heaven and the afterlife is coincidentally the general concept of my book and a Writers Workshop that I will be participating in October 6, 2011. I figured that maybe it was time to start gathering other peoples ideas of what they believe happens to us when our souls leave our physical bodies.

It is within reason with no conflicting testimony that there is a physical possibility of an inhabitable sphere or zone of spiritualized matter in space called the Summer Land. It is no dream that at the end of a telescope there are a group of stars and systems of suns. It has occupied man's eye and expanded their minds with respect to the magnitude of the planetary splendors. But how much do we really know, we have what our space expeditions tell us and we have whats in our hearts. If only there were a way to look within the vestibule of the Eternal Temple. 
I'm not sure about you, but tonight I am going to take a moment to stare up....

Happy star watching and peace to those in the Summer Land, especially you mom.

Elizabeth Cheryl

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Fear only has as much power as we give it space" Josh Ritter

So I don't know about you but sometimes in life we need to breathe. Review our goals and make sure we are on the path we intentionally started on. Life has a tendency to veer us off course between kids, work, loss and hobbies, we can become lost. Being that my life has consisted of all of those mentioned above I decided to explore Yoga. I needed to regroup mentally and physically, needless to say I really had no idea what it entailed other than maybe a tree pose and some nice music. Ummm... not so much! I signed up for a 2 1/2 hour beginner workshop and after it was over I was exhausted. I sweated more than I would like to mention, my body screamed rejection at the poses I forced on it but surprisingly I felt exhilerated.
 I decided to sign up, not sure what I was thinking at this point because I could barely lift the pen to sign my name but never the less I did 30 days for $30. Not a bad deal and ventured to my second class last night. Just the two times I have gone I already have a new energy, my life seems a little calmer and I am breathing. Maybe only an hour and fifteen minutes a day is all I can afford myself for some personal time but it by far the most quality alone time I have spent with just me. I am hoping over the next few weeks I will find my path again, clear my mind of everything I don't need--the junk, clutter, hang-up's and hurts--and in with the fresh, fantastic, unencumbered life I have always wanted.
I wish that peace on all of you...Happy Wednesday
Elizabeth Cheryl