7.26.2010

orange glow

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i believe we were at santa ynez....
northern beaches are so beautiful.. the greenery is different...
i'm itching like a grrl who walked through poison oak to hit the road. we shall see what i can actually make happen though.
i feel so disappointed in humans right now. maybe i watch too many apocalyptic movies. but everywhere i turn things that make me sad are happening. and i'm trying to keep going like a soldier and i do, but i'm also trying to figure out my part besides using canvas grocery bags if you know what i mean...
anyways enough babbling...
hope everyone is off to a great week
... i need to finish my coffee :)
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(vintage everything, hat crocheted by me)

32 comments:

Alecto said...

"i feel so disappointed in humans right now." <-- i've had that mindset for years, now. it hasn't improved in the slightest. on another note, i wish i hadn't finished my giant cup of coffee...i'm having the WORST hot flash right now.

Star-Light said...

beautiful :)

Kimberellie said...

This outfit is lovely. And the photos are beautiful as always. As for being disappointed in humans? I think it can go either way. Depends on what you focus on right? Which stories.

Here is a great website I read when I feel down about people in general:

http://www.givesmehope.com/

It's full of true stories about the good people do.

Also, I know what you mean about "doing your part". I try to remember this quote when I feel that way: "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." Theodore Roosevelt

hey, that would go with my blog entry right now... I think I'll ad it!

ps. you always inspire ME!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I love that dress, soo pretty :D
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Anonymous said...

part l

haha!, sometimes you jus' have to somehow, some way, somewhat zen-like --- "kinda laugh, of sorts" to keep from cryin' or crying out ...! "aarrrggh!!!" :)

sabella, all your lovely posts are truly ever like "blessed rays of soulful sunshine;" and i thank god for expression & evidence of her/his/its (however, ...) "beauty & wonder" via you ..., and elsewhere to blessedly behold! :)

sabella & alecto --- well, its quite tellin' how two really beautful ladies, as yourselves, can be actually feelin' so... however, i'm quite much "feelin' you both," big-time (lol); & though it's gonna take up a bit of space, do please (okay?) allow me to share 'bout the "most uplifting" message/viewpoint i've come across which gives me the most really hopeful future visions for these times ...

please, if you like it, why not share & pass on(?); and, i'd really, truly love to know how someone, anyone, might feel about the thoughts & message expressed therein ...

wishing all, a most wonderful week & rest of summer ...! :)

namaste,
xoxo

ps: see the aforementioned article, cont. below

Anonymous said...

part ll
(cont from above)

Creating Prosperity in Harsh Economic Times
Part I: Cultivating True Wealth
by Lynn Woodland

"The Law of Attraction" has become a mainstream topic of talk telling us that anything is possible if we just change our mind. Meanwhile the world is undergoing the worst economic downturn in most of our memories. Never before have such widely divergent realities of hope and fear pulled at us. Those of us willing to entertain New Thought ideas of limitlessness may still find ourselves drawn into the collective experience of scarcity as the crashing economy and mass panic make "changing our mind" no easy feat. Practicing popular prosperity techniques without addressing the season of growth our world is in can backfire, like trying to plant a garden in the middle of a snow storm.

There are ways to work with times of apparent scarcity that aren't rooted in fear and actually help build energy for a leap into new abundance and growth. What's more, when we successfully rise above the collective wave of fear, not only do we create personal prosperity, but our increase is rooted in love. Then, instead of prospering on the backs of others, we create a healing ripple that raises others up with us.

But, while there is a plethora of New Thought teachings on how to separate ourselves from the collective experience and create our own personal prosperity, I believe it's important first to acknowledge how we're part of the collective, and as such, had a part in bringing about the current experience of financial crisis. It's not hard to see how the attitude of "Me first" got us into our current situation but it may be harder to recognize that "Me" consciousness isn't the exclusive purview of billionaires and corporations. Neither is it simply a matter of overt greed and malevolence. Its more subtle manifestations include all the ways we get so caught up in ourselves that we have nothing left for the world around us. It might look like depression, or getting absorbed in worries and survival fears, or becoming so busy with the demands of life that there's no attention left for kindness or caring; it might look like stubborn self-sufficiency that forgets others might be there to help if we could just bring ourselves to reach out.

As "Me" consciousness got us into crisis, "We" consciousness will take us out. Just as the 1980's made personal ambition and wealth chic, I foresee the next decade will bring into vogue compassion and relatedness, not dollar signs. The New Age success techniques that were popularized in the eighties, from affirmation work to creative visualization need some updating. These times call for something more than simply locking ourselves away with our vision boards and copies of The Secret, intent on achieving our personal wealth. I think the strength of the collective experience right now is calling us to have a collective experience. Prosperity in this era must come through cooperation, collaboration and community rather than through personal advancement. Interdependence is the new path to prosperity.

Having a network of support and interdependence requires the investment of timeƑsomething many of us in today's fast-paced world believe we simply don't have to give. When individuals believe they have no time for quality-of-life priorities, they may well unconsciously "resolve" the dilemma by manifesting a physical illness that forces new choices and a slower pace. On a macrocosmic scale, when we collectively can't find time for the human interaction that nourishes heart and soul, perhaps we've unwittingly "solved" the problem by disappearing jobs and other financial supports that keep us locked in self-sufficiency, so that we have no choice but to rely on one another.

Anonymous said...

part lll

An obvious payoff to the financial downturn is that it's inspiring people to appreciate what we still have without money. Over the 2008 Christmas holidays, I was surprised by how many people I encountered, including those whose finances haven't been directly affected, who chose to dispense with lavish gift-giving traditions and, like "the Who's down in Whoville" created a holiday based simply on being together.

That we all had a part in creating the circumstances of today isn't a cause for shame but a call to action. As a move toward prosperity, instead of focusing on your wealth and self-sufficiency, consider the richness of your personal community. What is your experience of interdependence? Who's there for you emotionally, spiritually and in times of need? Who's there when you celebrate? Who can you rely on? Who are you there for? If self-sufficiency has triumphed over interrelatedness in your life, consider giving your greatest resource, your time and caring, toward nurturing relationships. Find those people with whom you can give and receive, accomplish more together than separately, have fun without spending money; and be fully yourself. It may seem costly to find the time and not relevant to the goal of prosperity at all yet, in the long run, it may be the wisest investment of your life.

Martwa Marta said...

you look so adorable!

pkjb said...

great dress - ck :) x

Constance said...

These photos are beautiful!
x

Bianca said...

beautiful shots!



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Katie said...

Beautiful outfit :)

chichichic said...

that first picture is so stunning!

xo

justyna

jemina said...

Amazing pictures!!! xoxo

WendyB said...

Beautiful pix and dress!

Lisa Petrarca said...

You always find the most amazing dresses & inspire me to wear more of them...great photos!

I need to get the pictures up of our Jalama Beach trip. The Central Coast is just so incredibly beautiful!

TASHA B said...

fiiieerrrccceee!!


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apparellel said...

such the empath you are, sweet one. i completely understand. you look so beautiful in flowy dresses. i'm going to e-mail u soon. thank you for that by the way.

sending you lots of positive energy.

xxx
t

Charleston said...

stunning and so etherial x

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Style of a Fashionista said...

I know what you mean I feel the same I lost my faith in humans a while ago we seem to care about what we can own and not about what is around us anymore.

Anyway love your outfit you look gorgeous and I was admiring your hat so much wondering where it was from then i read you made it fabulous xoxo

Christina said...

that dress looks amazing on you && the scenery is beautiful!!

Blackcowboy said...

very nice look

jordanaa said...

love that dress you look beautiful
great location :)

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Raez said...

beautiful! that dress and the lighting is perfection.

xx raez

Yaary said...

lovely hat! and nice dress beauty (:

Taryn said...

loving the long dress, you have awesome style :)

minnja said...

Beautiful dress:))))

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Anna said...

I know exactly what you mean! I find myself so depressed with everything I see people do and hearing what comes out of people's mouths. I just don't understand but I am determined to do what I can to help others and environment around me and not lose faith in humanity.

Love these photos! The glow of the sunset makes your dress look even better!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i love all of you looks and im your newest follower!

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Maria said...

great photos! love the vibe

- Maria, from Los Angeles

*check out inspirational fash. photos on my blog :)

candy said...

amazing dress x

J. said...

I'm so impressed with your crocheting talents! I've been contemplating buying a beanie like this...maybe you need to go into business!