My Little Town..Pony Penning

This is the busiest week of the year for our small island town. Pony Penning Is upon us…..What is Pony Penning you may be wondering?!?!

This week, the last of July, finds my little town in the midst of something BIG……It’s called Pony Penning. Visitors from near and far descend upon us to experience the Pony Swim, held the last Wednesday of July. All in hopes of being able to buy one of the many foals to be auctioned off on Thursday. The auction is a yearly fund raiser for our Fire Department, who actually tend to the herd. Here’s the link about the PONY SWIM

Chincoteague was made famous by the book Misty of Chincoteague, written by Marguerite Henry. As a little girl who loved horses, it was my favorite book. Of course I dreamed of visiting this little island and seeing the famous wild ponies of Assateague, but it wasn’t to be. Life went on, I grew up, but the little girl in me never lost her love for the ponies!!!

 

MISTY PHOTO SOURCE: Wesley Dennis

Today is the beach walk, and in my view, the best part of the week…..the salt water Cowboys gather the northern herd and walk them down the beach at sunrise…it is definelty a sight to behold.


Photo Courtesy of CTG

And then, the day everyone has been waiting for…the swim. This year the ponies swim the channel at slack tide between 9-11 a.m. Thousands will be on hand to witness the 91st annual pony swim! The’little girl’ in me finally got to live her dream, not only seeing the Pony Swim by boat, but I’ve come to call this wonderful place home…(  I’ve been Blessed to see 2 swims…now I ‘hide’ during the business of the week! 😄)


After the swim, the ponies are rested and then paraded through the streets of Chincoteague to the carnival grounds.



Thursday morning the auction starts at 8 a.m…..I went to one and it was enough for me…..I’m not in the market to buy a pony, and sitting there, watching and listening to the foals cry for their mamas, and the mamas ‘yelling’ for their babies, once was enough for me…..though the looks on the kids faces who bought ponies was and is priceless…….






This link will take you to the history of our CHINCOTEAGUE PONIES if your interested.
If you have the time..watch this video..Ethan did an incredible job capturing the essence of Pony Penning 2013.

Day 14 Of My Meditation Journey 🙏

Here we are, Day 14…finishing up the second week of the 21-Day Meditation Experience. Today we’re touching on Intention and Finding Your Creative Path…..

Day 14 – Finding Your Creative Path

“All great acts are ruled by intention. What you mean is what you get.” – Brenna Yovanoff

Our creative path isn’t something we need to figure out intellectually; it is the spontaneous expression of our innermost desires and intention. That is the wise and creative energy already operating at the heart of our awareness. In today’s meditation, we learn that this power of intention already directs our life’s journey behind the scenes. When we expand awareness in meditation, we fully align our intentions for our individual mind with the unlimited power and creativity of the universal mind. This is how we find our creative path.

TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT


I’m coming away being able to wrap my mind around today’s centering thought more so than Intention……….setting my intentions is one thing….making them happen, there in lies my problem…I suck at it! I’m my own worst enemy….fully aware of what I want to strive for, only to let my lack of self-worth stop me dead in my tracks of my journey…..so I will keep striving and working towards  my Intention + Awareness brings about Fulfillment equation…. The journey continues 👣👣👣👣👣

Namaste 🙏

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Sharavana Bhava

My awareness is aligned with the creative power of the universe.


A Good Morning Haiku ☀️

I have found myself caught up in summer in such a way that I haven’t been writing much lately….. I miss it. I feel as though my creative juices aren’t flowing as fast as they were…..Im not to concerned as I’m choosing to look at this down time as a renewal and rejuvenation of sorts…..hell a year ago, writing my own words wasn’t really on my radar!!!  

With that said…I managed this, this morning ☀️💛

Day 13 Of My Meditation Journey 🙏

Today, on Day 13 of the 21-Day Meditation Experience we are tapping into our own Self-Worth and You-niqueness.

Day 13 – The Joy of Finding Self-Worth

“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.” – Malcolm X

Our true self is at one with the entire cosmos. Therefore our worth is always infinite – it is only a matter of recognizing it as our essential nature. This self-knowledge has nothing to do with our ego or personality; it is about our true being and the unique and vital role that only we can contribute to the cosmos.

Today’s meditation shows us that spiritual self-worth is natural, joyful, and self affirming.

TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT


I accept and embrace my uniqueness ……and my self-worth. I participate  in my existence…….I liberate myself from my fear,  and the limitations I set for myself….By breaking free from my own self imposed stuckness and limitations there’s only one thing left to do…..Fly…..The Sky’s The Limit!!!!! Pretty cool! NAMASTE 🙏

SANSKRIT MANTRA
Siddho Hum

I am perfect and complete.

(I changed up this mantra…from I am perfect and complete to I AM PERFECTLY IMPERFECT AND COMPLETE). Perfection is unattainable and to me over-rated. I’d much rather be imperfect, complete and happy then to strive for a perfection that doesn’t exist. I may be reading into this the wrong way..but, it’s my practice and I’m sticking to it!!! 


Summer Lovin’ 2016….Free To Be Me 👊

SOULSEAKER’s Summer Lovin 

Day 23: FREE……


FREE TO BE…..ME 

Who am I?

Who’s that I see?

In the mirror,

Looking back at me?


The time has come…

Acceptance is key…

As I become,

The woman I’m meant to be.


Graying at the temples,

Wrinkles around my eyes,

All play their part,

So I surmise.


I’m so much more,

Then what everyone sees,

I’m a woman who’s sufficient,

Who’s stronger than she seems.


Like a Phoenix rising from the flames,

My Spirit’s breaking free.

I embrace this amazing woman,

Residing inside of me.

 ©linda_fedroff_february2016