Traveling Light

Travel is like flirting with life saying,

“I would stay and love you, but I have to go…

This is my station.”

Lisa St. Aubin de Teran


At the Train Station by Sharon Birke

I travel only with carry-on luggage–when I can sneak excess books and shoes into my husband and kids’ suitcases! 😉   Like the great Helmut Newton, I avoid heavy equipment and (try to) work out of one bag.   I warn the  kids that when they grow up,  I will visit their homes with just a toothbrush.  Even if they designate their guest closet to me, what to do with baggage that railroads us with feelings of  anger, guilt, and regret?

Sally Kempton of “Meditation for the Love of It” shares her ritual:

1. Write a few words or the story of the incident that bothers you, including what was said and done.  Describe your feelings as objectively as possible.

2. Write what comes to mind in answer to the question:   What do I need to relieve this bottled up energy?

3. Tear up or burn this paper as a symbolic gesture of release and say a blessing of thanks for the gifts painful feelings bring.

Practice this act of kindness anytime you feel confused, uncertain or ashamed–certainly a gentler alternative to beating ourselves up.   May we remember that all experiences serve to grow our strength, compassion, and understanding.  Happy New Beginnings!  Did you know TGIF actually means “Thank Goddess I’m Fabulous!”?

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share what helps you move forward in life with ease.


Traveling Light by Sharon Birke

Traveling Light by Sharon Birke

Traveling Light by Sharon Birke

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Glamour Portraits of the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother

Traveling Light by Sharon Birke


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Jan 14, 2013 @ 01:15:35

    Traveling light is what I have planned for my life these days. I think it’s because I have traveled through part of my life with things weighing me down. No more of that! Ease is much better now that I have had a re-taste of it, time to enjoy.

    A beautiful and brightly dressed Goddess photographed in what appears to be an historical setting, I like that! Very sexy too! I would certainly stop the train and get off (with my one bag) to peak under the brim of her chapeau and look into her eyes…who would I find? 😉



    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Jan 14, 2013 @ 14:06:01

      It’s been said we find what/whom we seek–
      Easier still to love what/whom we already have. 😉

      I just adore elegant arches–both in stone and body.


  2. Mountain
    Jan 14, 2013 @ 22:50:21

    Amen!, sister 😉


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