Saturday, July 3, 2010

Remembering pieces

Hello friends! I've been gathering my thoughts + trying not to let them disappear.

Earlier this week I was really bummed - I discovered my laptop screen has a reddish twinge too it. And then the memory was so full I couldn't save anything! I was disheveled for a good day or two until I heard something say, "Shhhh, it's okay! You have everything you need right here." Before all of this computer nonsense I was worrying (borderline obsessing) about not having my own printer and thinking I'm going to fail miserably at trying to get my creative bizness off the ground without having one right this very minute! And now my laptop screen is going wacky, so maybe I should just give up?! But there was that little calming whisper and then, then I read this quote during Flying Lessons:

"When a lot of things are going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born - and this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.
- Dalai Lama

I couldn't place when or where, but I knew I heard this before. After some digging I realized it was through reading Carolyn Myss. I was just turning 20, departing from a wacky childhood and learning to fly with my own two wings. I read Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of The Spirit and carried them in my bag everywhere I went. I felt like she was an angel writing directly to me. I was learning how to live and heal and love and allow myself to be loved. It's been a long time since I've read her books, it's probably due time I see what's new.

I've been thinking about how easy it is to lose sight. . . even as things are being born! I need to be reminded that there is no such thing as LACK. I must pay attention to these wise + calming whispers. I'm pretty sure I need to go read some Anne Lamott too. It's going to be a busy summer.

Sending Love + Light to You!

Carissa P


  1. Oh I love your post! I needed to hear those words today...thank you so much!

  2. carissa, i want to memorize that quote. soak it into my heart & soul. i have never heard it before this moment. loooooooove it.
    also, i send you a big hug in thinking of all your "glitches"...& imagine sitting beside you w/yummy tea & soft round sunshine surrounding you w/lullaby.
    & i like you showed up in your banner. loooove her!
    beside you in birthings. xox

  3. This is exactly the perfect thing I needed to read on this day that I fly away to Arizona with so much weighing heavy on my mind and heart. Thank you for sharing. It was perfect. Looking forward to meeting up when I get back!

  4. dearest carissa...
    i love this quote as well. i really needed this reminder at this point in my life. thank you for putting your fears and frustrations out there. that is very brave, but in doing so, i think sometimes we realize we aren.t so alone after all. i am right there with ya sister.
    huge computer healing hugs to you.

  5. I love that quote! Big hugs!

  6. yep- you should read traveling mercies! :)

    hope computer madness gets resolved. that can feel very scary!

  7. Thank you all so much for your warm and loving comments, I can't tell you how much they mean to me.

    My computer is still wacky with the color, but I can work around it. I got the memory problem solved though! Woohoo :)

    With Love,

  8. lovely reminder-I must read "traveling Mercies" again. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.-Robin


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