Friday, June 29, 2012

RainbowHawk

Beloved teacher and friend.

RainbowHawk
6/28/12

We met some eighteen years ago,
you were near 72, me aged 40,
I was ending a marriage, and seeking,
hoping to reconnect with my spirit,
with WindEagle you birthed Windtree,
where unlike yoga community at Mt. Madonna
there were hugs, laughter, times shared,
while willing to trade carpentry skills
for 'Earth Wisdom Teachings' of Mayan origin,
people who came enjoyed warm humanness,
discovered wisdom together during ceremonies,
stringing the beads, listening your explanations,
often long, full of enthusiasm to share,
as a Law Dog fierceness was needed,
seeing room for improvement in all territories
of a person, people, communities, and world,
from storied life a shaman's foresight evolved
marrying a great desire to be in service
striving to heal the hoop of 20 Count Creation,
this endeared anyone experiencing the authentic
soul courage exuding through your strong body,
decisive heart mind, adventuresome passion,
and inspirational creative freedom as a sacred human,
wherein we loved, cherished, appreciated you as friend,
brother, teacher, father, grandfather, and companion,
claiming you as our very potent RainbowHawk.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Completion

The Spitzer children with our beloved Mumsie at her 88th birthday.

Completion
6/4/12

Endings eventually come,
usher in
beginnings,
Mother's last breath
inaugurates new
era,
delivers opportunity to
re-create my
world,
using moment in
time as
marker,
catalyst, choice point,
declaring major
shift
in myriad Life
territories, releasing,
receiving,
after precious magnitude
of Existence
lands,
recognizing how fleeting
living becomes
when
Death strips protective
layers, filters,
revealing
what's truly important
to pursue
now,
while directing my
story toward
completion.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

This Is It

Mom on first day of packing for a retirement home.

This Is It
6/2/12

Each moment, more
so when
'passing'
through process of
releasing physical
mantle,
the 'Inevitable' turns
expectations upside
down,
dreams crash within
now surreal
living,
feelings, emotions, erupt
in every
witness
effected by magnitude
of cyclical
Life,
verily shaking ground
one stands
upon,
as Heaven's gates
open, shatter
hearts
with love for
cherished Soul,
realizing
this is it.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Final Push

Job site set up for doing crown molding on new Byzantine Jewelry store.
Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, California

Final Push
6/1/12

Within life, work,
love, reside
cycles,
from holistic perspective
Existence simply
persists,
western linear thought
engages separation
mentality,
imagines beginning, end,
everything else
between,
invested  in timelines,
dates, always
measuring,
while stressful expectations
for meeting
'deadline'
rob situation of
playful anticipation,
excitement,
near 'completed' phase,
which naturally
dovetails
next moment, absent
final push.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Taken



'Taken' by Scottish storms, rainbows, Scridain, Isle of Mull, winter 2006.
View from Isle of Iona, Scotland.

Taken
5/31/12

Abruptly, surprisingly, unannounced,
fated opportunity
ascends,
inspires soulful contemplation,
engages energized
curiosity
in person, place,
thing, expansive
concept,
natural bubbly feelings ...
stimulating body,
mind,
spirit, opening heart
toward possibility,
potential,
life serendipity offers
each moment,
longer,
if destined beyond,
as attraction
expands
individual 'storied circle',
introduces feasible
inclusion
of miracles through
playfully poetic
actions
when mysteriously 'taken'.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Adaptation

Opportunity to adapt each moment in process of adding color to tattoo.

Adaptation
5/30/12

Nature does this,
as do
humans,
for better, worse,
though former
flourishes,
the latter endures
having little
faith,
trying to survive,
with small
beliefs kept in box
creating false
security,
forgetting constant renewal
is 'self
care',
through cycles of
sprouting to
compost,
rooted in Earth,
reaching toward
Sun,
Life invites relaxed
stretching and
adaptation.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Getting There

A wee obstacle to avoid when rafting the Tuolumne River in California.

Getting There
5/29/12

Is half the
fun, probably
all,
when inviting courage,
calm, humor,
love,
to anything new
that challenges
equanimity,
the often elusive
center greatness
imbibes,
not matter one's
actions, big,
small,
intend the quality
of inspirational
success,
as if destined,
though surprised
constantly
on unexplored river
promising last
breath ...
enjoy getting there.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In Memorial

My father, Robert Franklin Spitzer, and younger brother Keith.

In Memorial
5/28/12
Photographs are valued
in Spitzer
family,
thousands taken over
years of
living
represent growing lineage
through storied
cycles,
children, teenagers, adults,
times, places,
reunions,
numerous Mom made
collages capture
decades,
our grandparents long
past, and
Dad,
sparking recollected experiences
in each
sibling
who gazes upon
images, travels
back,
remembers warm hand,
heart, laughter,
smile,
voice in song,
quiet strength,
inspiration,
love, in memorial.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Environments

My home environment greatly influences me daily.
Soquel, California

Environments
5/26/12

Turns out genetics
are not
predisposed,
that surrounding circumstances
influence health
quality,
in every realm
outer, inner,
converse,
belief systems effect
all relationship
atmospheres,
rural or urban
beauty enlivens
spirit,
generously positive thoughts,
words, deeds
inspire,
sharing oneself enhances
love, peace,
joy,
supports Great Turning
away from
immoral
poverty, hateful war,
denigrating environments.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hard, Soft

Wind, water, earth, with fire in hearth of red roofed croft.
'Scridain' alongside the Ross of Mull, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Hard, Soft
5/25/12

Ego and mind
commandeer the
former,
spirit and heart
contain the
latter,
life holds supple
flexibility of
baby,
death inhabits cold,
stiffly brittle
shell,
humans are varietal
compositions within
generalizations,
paradox, bit pieces,
reflecting elemental
world,
gusting wind, dank
earth, cleansing
water,
volatile fire, enlivening
Soul's personality
characteristics,
decidedly contracted, expanded,
hard, soft.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Contact Improv

Life is constant 'contact improv' with Existence.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)

Contact Improv
5/24/12

Learning methods to
dance this
way
reflects one's ability
for letting
go,
moving with flow,
using 'yin'
gaze
brings awareness to
peripheral physical
space
and energy bodies
in close
proximity,
where choice engagement
becomes endless
variety
of connection catalyzing
mysterious creative
unfurling,
thus mirroring Life,
not knowing
results
before experiencing daily
contact improv.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Discomfort

Young Scottish lad with a catch of fish.
Isle of Mull, Scotland

Discomfort
5/23/12

Often unheeded signal,
accepted normal
condition,
'Life is hard,
then you
die.',
one ego begrudgingly
bears through
years,
alongside assorted other
lies habitually
drummed,
fortunate are those
with rebellious
soul,
smelling foulness, unwilling
to suffer
futility,
forever rising up
from yesterday's
shortcomings,
again claiming power,
authority, for
centered
conscious shift, engaging
transcendence through
discomfort.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Duty Calls

Cemetery on the Isle of Harris and Lewis, near Callinish, Scotland.

Duty Calls
5/22/12

When loved ones
need helpful
assistance,
whether young, old,
friend, family
member,
going through difficult
transition challenging
normalcy,
natural human compassion
activates selfless
service
in those having
experienced similar,
empathetic
generous giving, burden
sharing, kind
cooperation,
are inherent traits
superseding warring
distortions
enrolling millions through
history to
die,
often meaninglessly, because
duty calls.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Non-Cooperation

Kindhearted Tai Chi and Chi Gong teacher Sensei Pat, from Shan Do Jo.
Poem inspired by John Trudell performance.


Non-Cooperation
5/21/12

Not only move
toward what's
positive
in thought, word,
deeds that
follow,
while supporting others
doing good
things,
stubbornly resist human
energy 'mining'
process,
draining, polluting, within
society's authoritarian
matrix,
leaving toxic waste
of fear,
doubt,
isolation, debilitation, from
army of
voices,
rebelliously embrace higher
vibratory consciousness,
disempowering
distortions through non-cooperation.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Change Differs

Sister Donna, Mumsie, sister Mary Ann, all very different 'mothers'.

Change Differs
5/19/12

This life constant
holds Diversity's
hand,
twins skipping down
road of
Existence
whistling tune that
everything has
possibility,
potential, but only
for fleeting
moments,
before new circumstances
arise altering
dream
landscape dependent on
fluidly solid
reality,
old folks contract,
fortunate children
expand,
each demonstrating Universal
Principle incurred
through
time, change differs.

Small To Big

Spiral and labyrinth stone carvings from 5,000 years ago.
Achnabreck, near 'Great Glen' at Kilmartin, Scotland.

Small To Big
5/18/12

Humans are frogs
in heating
water,
adapting by degree
as temperature
rises,
patiently waiting grand
impetus to
jump,
delivered mind altering
flip of
switch
hit upside head
revelation that
enlightens,
more often happens
is similar
principal,
active not passive,
where progressive
deliberate
positively intentioned imprints
make impact,
from
small to big

Friday, May 18, 2012

Estimates

'Horse in the Clouds' sunset as sign for bold living and unknown future tattoo.

Estimates
5/17/12

People enjoy guessing
what will
happen
in future circumstances,
more often
right
brings security sense,
imagining psychic
abilities,
high intelligence naturally
possessed ... frequently
wrong
sabotages false confidence
foretelling simplest
affairs,
though, opens curiosity
about missed
signals,
Soul intuition attention
using 'belly
brain',
as gut knowing,
Guidance, pinpointing
estimates.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Little Time

Lower Montezuma Falls near Montezuma, Costa Rica.

Little Time
5/16/12

Boiled down, humans
are but
flash
in pan of
Existence, idiot
savants
with short attention
span, forgetting
preciousness,
reverence, for every
miraculous fleeting
moment,
relentlessly marching toward
future cliff
edge
while ground underneath
feet falls
away,
though millions are
stopping, taking
stock
of situation unfolding,
learning from
past,
appreciating
now, actively making
positive ripples
during
little time left.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The End

Church remnants and graveyard. Isle of Skye, Scotland.

The End
5/15/12

Been contemplating how
mine will
come,
watching older loved
ones make
adjustments
around living quarters,
activities, doctors,
medicines ...
hearing, and remembering,
hospital death
stories,
reflecting on billions
dying through
history,
different treatments between
modern, ancient
times,
no one wanting
to burden
others
with care needed
in final
days,
while distorted, rapacious,
societal institutions
continue
seeking profits to
the end.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Following Leads

Steep stairway to third floor of remodeled water tower.
Lakeside Organic Farm, Watsonville, California.

Following Leads
5/14/12

There's evolutionary propulsion
as 'Life
Force'
continually influencing behavior,
choices, gut
knowing,
about action courses
encouraging positive
outcomes,
delivering joy, ease,
more graceful
passage
through major doorways
during age
cycles,
overcoming difficult transitions
threatening fearful
contraction,
overwhelm, by imagined
energized effort
needed,
herculean strength, stamina,
to persevere
victorious,
revealing progressive steps
following lead.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Transitioning

My Mom with a few of her continually transitioning grandchildren.

Transitioning
5/13/12

Fog races over
coastal hilltop
divide,
persists, yet dissipates
hitting valley
heat,
airplane passengers witness
overflowing witch's
cauldron
brewing atmospheric switch
between then,
now,
becoming near future,
all at
once,
this is Life
when making
changes,
not knowing arrival
after big
leap,
resembling free fall
toward Unknown
landing,
reminding everyday brings
essential practice
transitioning.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Forgiveness


Part of a 'relationship altar' from a few years ago.

Forgiveness
5/12/12

I excuse myself,
past lovers,
others,
that weren't able
to follow
through
on some commitment
during relationship,
wherein
intimacy was broken
in heart,
mind,
depressing one's spirit,
while aggravating
emotions ...
each person has
limited unique
upbringing,
hopefully learns from
every life
experience,
peacefully trusting perfection,
recognizing what's
real,
acting on 'truth'
in moment,
hoping
forgiveness for shortcomings.

Accumulation

'Mumsie' overseeing the unloading of her storage shed in preparation to move.

Accumulation
5/11/12

In the end
is this
it,
the quantity, quality,
of personal
possessions
handed down to
family, friends,
strangers,
imbued with feelings
from past
owner,
whether imagined, or
experienced personal
interaction,
with remembered use
by parents,
grandparents,
that link unique,
kind, loving
spirit
to our own,
recognizing inner
attributes
lived is inheritance,
revealing best
example
of Life's accumulation.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Learning Curve

Helmeted navigator, driver, performing timed race maneuvers on backroads.
Isle of Mull, Scotland

Learning Curve
5/10/12

Certain activities provide
more than
others,
often after already
acquired skills,
talents,
are called upon
to create
outcome,
application, environment, materials,
can vary
wildly,
demanding near every
tool in
box
used progressively different
from past
experiences,
where acute attentiveness,
while listening
intuitions,
elicits altered state
of artist,
lover,
sensitively caressing new
learning curve.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cost Of Living

Fireplace, house ruins, reminders of devastating forced 'Clearances' in 1770's.
Kintra, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Cost Of Living
5/9/12

The price paid
to exist
skyrockets,
more is demanded
beyond flesh,
blood,
mind, heart, spirit
are robbed
also
by world's politicians,
bankers, corporations,
militaries,
credit card companies,
landlords, insurance
agencies,
anyone implementing 'usury'
keeping people
indebted,
where miraculous life
becomes continual
worry
about financial plans
until death,
unless
'Soul Presence' claims
authority, defying
debilitating
cost of living.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Falling Into Place

Ducks on pond, fountain water falling, with surrounding 'Nature' in place.
R&R Ranch, Watsonville, California

Falling Into Place
5/8/12

Human minds get
caught up,
overwhelmed
when calculating future
action efforts,
energy
needed, attendant details
for accomplishing
some
major life shift,
whether career
change,
birth of child,
changing homes,
lifestyle,
because Unknown is
difficult to
imagine,
more so dreading
unfriendly, poor
outcome,
instead of joyful
best case
scenario
falling into place.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Magnetizing Force

Replica of sword Scotland's King Robert the Bruce used.

Magnetizing Force
5/7/12

Whenever looking back
over ups,
downs,
experiences gone through
deemed 'dark
nights',
that later revealed
extraordinary 'Life
Light',
metaphoric blacksmith's fire
comes to
mind,
shaping, tempering metal,
ridding impurities,
joining,
condensing, strengthening good
qualities, powerfully
hammering
 sword of Truth
ringing 'Excalibur'
vibration,
heard, felt, recognized
by allies,
suddenly
arriving from mysterious
magnetizing force.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Brightening

Full moon setting over neighboring ridge in early morning light.

Brightening
5/6/12

Hired help cutting
tall grass,
vehicles
washed clean, sunshine,
perfect temperature,
neighbors,
putting things away,
disorder straightened
up,
bills paid, money
left over,
telephone calls, visits,
to those
ailing,
new tattoo delivering
joy, garden
weeded,
plants watered, whales
in bay,
motorcycle
ready to ride,
inspired by
people,
this land, community,
Existence, full
moon,
brightening my life.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Future Flash

Ecstatic about foreseen tattoo destined for my right arm.

Future Flash
5/5/12

Deja vu happenings,
foretelling dreams,
intuitions,
 gut knowing about
Destiny in
distance
calling 'Soul' forward
through body
'YES!',
shouted emphatically over
and over
again,
outrageously thrilled from
head to
toe,
fully loving, trusting,
Life's unfolding
perfection,
beyond mere mortal's
ego control
planning,
which makes God
laugh, throw
lightning
bolt images, as
future flashes.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Centered Alignment


Doing 'tslagi' in medicine wheel at home.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)

Centered Alignment
5/4/12

From here Soul
emerges most
easily,
problems find solutions
within graceful
speed,
intuitive wisdom, heart
knowing, supersedes
reasoning,
stress oriented ailments
holding tight,
dissolve,
powerful 'chi' energy
freely traverses
chakras,
physical body becomes
strong, supple,
relaxed,
mind chatter quiets,
listens Infinite
stillness,
wearing small smile
assists practicing 
fluid
'form' movements, bestowing
centered alignment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Support

Luther, Jani's son, supported cutting hair for motorcycling England, Scotland.
St. Agnes, England, 2004

Support
5/3/12

Give, take, is
holistic structural
foundation
representing 'natural law'
within diverse
Creation,
any imbalance spells
trouble for
participants
effected differently along
wide Life
spectrum,
blatantly witnessed when
mankind defiles
Earth,
each other, creating
plant, animal,
extinction,
cold, heartless wars,
while simplest
goodness,
of advocating for
children, wholesome
activities
in world community,
receive little
support.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Compliments

Gorgeous white Iris gracing Existence with beauty.

Compliments
5/2/12

Stingy in past
with others,
self,
often deflecting praise,
not feeling
worthy,
rarely verbalizing admiration,
or patting
back
for difficult accomplishments,
as if 
expected,
no big deal ...
now, I
celebrate
the tiniest goodness,
seeing miracles
everywhere,
letting love pour
out in
declarations
filled with adjectives,
bathing people,
places,
animals, plants, elements,
in generous
compliments.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Straight Shooter

Often what's 'true' for me isn't for someone else.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)

Straight Shooter
5/1/12

Takes presence, courage,
honesty, to
speak
truth in moment,
allowing emotional
expression
when delivering energetic
words that
vulnerably
open conversation clarifying
subject matter
tension,
easier with practice,
overcoming reticent
inertia,
intertwined ego vanity
around people's
perceptions,
internal judgment about
missed high
mark
on bar of
 conscious interactions, integrity
standards, while
simultaneously
honoring 'soul' as
straight shooter.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

RainbowHawk

RainbowHawk in the Light.

RainbowHawk
4/30/12

Living begets dying,
latter resembles
former,
depending Earth walk
qualities, integrity,
virtues,
one's Spirit nature,
plus goodness
accomplished
on long transition
between birth,
death ...
you, dear friend,
teacher, grandfather,
brother,
are destined beautifully
loving wrestling
match,
full of Grace,
companionship, laughter,
celebration,
recounting miraculous Soul
adventure, remarkable
victories,
created from magnificent
RainbowHawk heart.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Social Movements

Sister MaryAnn dancing with Extra Large lead singer at her 40th b-day party.

Social Movements
4/29/12

Dancing at Shamanic
Disco develops
community,
as people enter
creative soulful
selves,
letting body follow
music wherever
led,
igniting smiles, inspiring
leaps, energized
explosions,
long languid fluidity,
poetic love
exchanges,
from glance, mutual
engagement, being
met
within liquid moments,
embracing strangers,
old, new
friends,
bathed in ecstatic
Light Consciousness
discovered
through social movements.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Powerful Impact

'Duarte Castle' and 'McLean cemetery' on first trip to Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Powerful Impact
4/28/12

What stands out
in remembered
life
during final days
walking sweet
Earth ...
not mundane living
with troubled
mind,
unless expressing relief
for eventual
riddance,
instead, bold experiences
whether bad,
good,
evoking emotional response
that imprinted
consciousness,
becoming turning point
awareness toward
Soul
guided shift, beyond
ego's judgmental
control
feeling fearful, confused,
wanting delicate
delivery
of powerful impact.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Persistence

Story of the 'Pairc Deer Raiders' next to 'cairn' on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Persistence
4/27/12

'No give up!'
ancestors knew
well,
enduring tenaciously, annoyingly
steadfast despite
opposition,
without abandoning dreams
altogether, often
postponed,
waiting right timing
to show
itself,
continually resourcing 'what's
needed', assembling
ingredients
while fine tuning
strategies for
success
until purposeful vital
actions were
taken,
being confident warrior
no matter
challenging
odds against, always
defiantly persistent.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Continued Input

Early morning in the art studio/workshop.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)

Continued Input
4/26/12

It's difficult regulating
prolonged information
barrage
that inundates territories
of waking
consciousness,
dreams also contribute
their bizarre
imagery,
wherein daily decision
making sometimes
stalls
when filtering data
onslaught through
channels,
waiting for Guidance
to show
direction
turns into opportunity
for sitting
quietly,
feeling toward authentic
joy response
ability,
using senses, welcoming
continued input.