Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wonderful Space of Light

Originally uploaded by davamarie
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; Only love can do that.

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspired by this post on 37 Days blog, I am effectively entering into my God/dess Box the three things I most need and want right now:

1. Love (otherwise known as that wonderful space of light others can hold for one another)

2. Respect -- or to learn the secret to quietly commanding respect, and that secret probably lies in having respect for everything and quietly expecting it in return, without judgment. I have not figured it out yet. Thoughts?

3. A space that FEELS creative to me -- that encourages my juices to flow (better feng shui). I find that I have great ideas at work (in my now-clean cubicle), but when I go home all the wind in my sails disappears. I have yet to pinpoint why.

Last night I read a great deal of How to Learn Any Language by Barry M. Farber, which has inspired me. After my current intense concentration in Spanish (though I am still a wee fledgling), I am going to take on French as well (early next year) and learn that in addition to a little Arabic -- preparation for my trip to Morocco (can't believe I just said that out loud!).

I am hoping to spend 4-6 weeks there, and I have not the slightest idea how it will come to be, but there you have it. Once I have my date chosen and my deposit down, then begins the fun of fundraising. I have a year to do it -- quite reasonable, I believe! Cross-Cultural Solutions is a great organization and I have traveled with them before. In 2006 I went to Costa Rica where I spent two weeks in a transition home with children who had been taken from their parents due to abuse or drugs and had yet to be placed elsewhere. The photo on my Blog Action Day post was taken in Costa Rica.

It is time again to travel and to give of myself.


Connie said...

Wow Sara!!! Wow!!

I am so jealous about the trip to Moroco...that is certainly a magical place I long to visit in my future.

Second, my fiancee is Tico! We have property that we have been chipping away at near Santa Theresa on the pacific coast and plan to move there in three more years! I adore Costa Rica, and I can't wait to go there and be of great service. I would like to learn more about the children you helped in your visit there. I will be going back to Costa Rica this summer when I am off of work...maybe I can go help then. If you don't mind emailing me some more information, I would deeply appreciate it.

Also, I read your blog action post, and I too support the same charities. That's why I am like Wow! Wow! We have so much in common. Thank you for sending me your sweet email and introducing me to your website. Being here is like sharing tea with a dear friend.

I look forward to being friends.

Peace & Love.

Connie said...

One last Wow!!...Tales of A Female Nomad is one of my all time favorite books!! That says enough to me about you...you are beautiful!

Peace & Love.

nollyposh said...

Hi Sara... lOvE some the 'quotes' that you have here on your bloggy X:-) and the 'respect' thing? If my Pa is someone to go by ~respect~ comes from living a life ~true~ and always from your ~heart space~ xox

soularchitect said...

Thanks for the comments, lovelies!

Connie.. I am always checking in on Rita Geldman Golden's website to see what she is doing next! I love her stories.. and I see we are both Rabbits!

Nolly.. thanks for that anecdote about your Pa. I definitely could use some practice being sure I am in my heartspace! <3