My first nature excursion in about 6 weeks!
On Friday at 4 pm I had an enchanting encounter with the sea.
A healing moment indeed.
Thanks to each of you for being so incredibly loving and supportive,
and sending me such passionate healing energies as I continue my journey.
I know they hold great power, and I love you all for the special souls you are.
This entry was posted on September 15, 2012 by Robyn Lee. It was filed under Pain Shadow Series, Philosophy, Self Portrait, Spiritual, Summer 2012 and was tagged with earth, fantasy, grounded, healing, health, illumination, inner work, lens, Love, magnifying glass, pain, photography, poetry, prayer, reality, reprieve, Robyn Lee, sand, sea, Self-Portrait, shadow, spirit, transcendence, vision, vision quest.
Great to “see” you. This is a beautiful refreshing poem with bursts of hope. Sending love and peace
September 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Thank you dear boomie! Yes – to “SEE” 🙂 ~ and Hope prevails!! It is so nice to be posting again. Made a deal with myself that I will when I can – but not to be to hard on myself when not feasible. Just love this place xo
September 16, 2012 at 12:41 AM
First let me compliment you on your choice for your blog’s name. A truly wonderful name, with so many obvious meanings.
Like Boomie I enjoyed the hope that shines out of your words.
September 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Stephen, thank you so much. Your comment made me smile – I do like the blog name as well ~ and all that might be interpreted there. I am so glad you enjoyed my “Vision Quest” — Yes, Hope will eternally shine…it is the only way 🙂 Warm wishes and wellness always ~ RL
September 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Girl, what are you doing up so late…only folks with start-up companies trying hard to write content should be up at this hour…and maybe a couple of million people throughout the US who are knocking down long necks and trying to eyeball the choices…but that is kind of whole different kind of story…hahaha…I am firmly planted in the first category.
Have a great morning…
September 16, 2012 at 1:09 AM
Hey Robyn, I just got an email saying you had requested access to my site…well there isn’t any restricted site…all my posts are available at https://liferevelation.wordpress.com…we have tried to get wordpress to remedy this situation and they always assure us it won’t happen again, but…so sorry for the inconvenience…be encouraged!
September 16, 2012 at 1:25 AM
Yes – must work on my bed-time!! I get a little distracted sometimes when doing a post a midnight 🙂 Need to change my posting time I suppose ~~ but for you– good luck with the start-up company. Did read a bit about it own your Gravitar – so exciting – and see your message below about issues with accessing your blog. I will visit via the link you sent — WordPress needs to get this resolved for you too!! Sending good thoughts and love ~RL
September 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Thanks Robyn…I hope you and yours enjoy the rest of the weekend.
September 16, 2012 at 5:27 PM
un peu de poésie, ca fait du bien
September 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Thank you dear kenkiz ~ so glad you enjoyed my little poem here 🙂 I’m learning French with you too!! xo
September 16, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Oh Robyn – this is magnificent and so are you! The poem and the photograph seemed to spring right out of the computer at me – beautiful!
September 15, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Love to you dear Julie… thank you for your unyielding praise. Means so much to me…. I was so happy to satisfy my ‘blog withdrawals” tonight 🙂 Glad you did enjoy!! xxoo
September 16, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Welcome back dear friend! Once again your words move and inspire. Much love and many hugs, Robyn
September 15, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Thank you Robyn – so much!!! Very happy you enjoyed my little ‘Vision Quest’ piece here. So easy for the imagination to take me after being though the last several weeks and getting a slight reprieve last 2 days. Very grateful. Will try to post whenever I can, even as I proceed with the less ‘fun’ stuff. I have become very attached to this blogsphere you know? Thrilled you liked my latest ‘shadow’ too ~ always something special about the shadow for me!! Much Love dear friend! RL
September 16, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Ps….the shadow! I LOVE it! I know you are really back!
September 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM
happy to see your post after some time. Hope you are well
September 15, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Thank you dear nightlake! I appreciate. This was truly the first time I was able — and so grateful for the reprieve. Sending warm thoughts your way! ~Robyn
September 16, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Your beautiful words speak volumes and are so enchanting. You have been in my thoughts dear friend. I am so happy you were able to get to the beach. Much love to you x
September 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Oh Elizabeth – thank you so much. Was so excited to be able to manage to get this shot yesterday. Very rough several weeks – -more rough road ahead – but seems like I’m given a little breathing space these last 2 days — so thrilled! Thank you for keeping me in thoughts… and very happy you enjoyed the post today!! ~ Love to you, RL ps: spoke to Dr. S on Thursday and he named about 3 different operations he could “try” … yikes! xo
September 16, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Oh my, that sounds overwhelming yet it would be a miracle to get some relief for you. I am sorry you are going through such a rough period. Take care xx
September 16, 2012 at 1:54 AM
Beautiful comeback from the loving spirit .. Beautiful poem with your one of kind gentle breeze carried words , a beautiful shot with your shadow in the sand , a brand by itself … Love to see you back my dear friend …
September 16, 2012 at 1:16 AM
Thank you so much Tarek. Your words are soothing ~ and so kind as always. I am very delighted to have had this window of opportunity to go out and visit the natural world… the sea, my sanctuary. Have missed it and have also missed my play with photos and words. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post — and my “hopeful shadow” here. Much Love your way today ~ I will return whenever I can… this place has become like a second home to me 🙂 ~ RL
September 16, 2012 at 11:31 AM
oh Robyn, if only you realized what a difference it makes just to have the Presence of your Beautiful Heart and Spirit Here, before you speak a word….just to see an image of you, or your smile….your Prayer, then a Photo, so magnificent. But nothing surpasses the impact of your Presence alone….it is an Energy so deeply needed by myself among many. Felt so distinctive, and it absence also even mourned. Please do not go far. I believe that you are needed her far more than you realize….You are a Beacon and you hold an irreplaceable Anchor of Love. All of mine to you! Linda
September 16, 2012 at 3:19 AM
Wow Linda – your comment just really touched the deepest center of my heart. Thank you for these generous loving words. Presence – yes – such a big topic… I understand it well. Even across the miles, and without physical contact – there is an energy that is so powerful… it is truly amazing how we can forge friendships this way and feel that energy without as much as holding hands. I am so blessed to share that here – and have the presence of you and all of of these wonderful members of our community to touch my own soul. I will stay close – continue reading and post when able — and I will stay “anchored” here forever more dearest friend. Thank you with all my heart ~Robyn
September 16, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Wonderful words and photo.
Lovely to see you back online & writing.
Hope you’re feeling much improved.
September 16, 2012 at 4:16 AM
Thank you so much Victoria — I am so glad you enjoyed, and yes – it is lovely to be able to post again. I’ve got a ways to go here – but give me an inch of relief, and I will take 50 feet of opportunity to participate in life. I hope this isn’t a part of my problem… but I am sure you can relate too. Hope you are well, have not seen as many posts lately ~ let me know! xo Much Love ~ RL
September 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Well between the intermittent rain, intermittent wrist pain (RSI ?), worsening back/hip pain from too much sitting & not enough movement or walks, and my computer issues (as my computer keeps logging me off), I’m having trouble doing anything much.
But hopefully the warmer weather will improve my pain & chronic inflammation soon.
Today, now I’ve got some Spring flower photos to share, it’s taking 5 mins or more to load just one photo (instead of 2 seconds). I’ve just done a virus check earlier today. But it’s almost at the stage of paying a computer technician to check out my computer.
My hip/lower back pain has been the worst in 2 years, recently, so I have to take strong analgesics to go for a walk. Normally, a walk taking photos is so enjoyable & so much fun, I forget about the pain & have rarely needed strong analgesics to go outdoors.
But when one has to take very strong drugs to just walk out the door, then it gets both frustrating and really tests my normally upbeat mood. I prefer alternative medicine to what I call potentially toxic drugs, but there comes a time when you’ll do anything to get outdoors in the fresh air. It’s been a long winter – thank goodness it’s Spring.
Thanks for asking and I hope you are getting some improvement from your own pain. Your pain condition is much worse than mine, but at least we can relate to each other in an understanding of how years of chronic pain can affect one’s daily routine. Most people don’t appreciate good health until they lose it like we did.
September 17, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Yes, Robyn, I’m so glad you feel deeply aware of the True Self when you’re performing your art. Its wonderful to have you back with all the other blog addicts! And I’m happy that you feel the love! Yaz
September 16, 2012 at 5:06 AM
Yaz ~ must confess that as I was pouring these words out Friday, I held a vision of YOU! & Yes — I do tap into my “True Self” much when creating — it is really the only way I can do any of this. It’s really hard to when I’m in the midst of the “whirlwinds” physically… especially in severe pain… but I never stop working toward that. You are an inspiration there as well.
Wow – the blog addict thing is pretty powerful stuff hugh? 🙂 I’m really having to pace myself — but I’ll be around – reading and writing and snapping whenever I can! Much Love your way Dear Yaz! xo
September 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Much love to you Robyn. Its not easy, we’re all struggling, but we’ll get there together! Thank you for the love we feel through your deepest efforts. Yaz
September 17, 2012 at 5:14 AM
So difficult to stay away once you’ve discovered the healing power of the lens and how it can transport you towards renewed hope time and again…happy to hare you were also physically able to return to your beloved shore…..xomeryl
September 16, 2012 at 6:25 AM
Thank you dear Meryl ~ yes — was a special moment for me… after being aways so long there is renewed love and appreciation for the very simple joys of life like being able to take steps on wet sand! 🙂 The Healing Lens — oh that is just a whole amazing topic…. over tea my friend !! Much Love your way ~ RL
September 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM
This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful …………… wow wow wow ……….
The first feeling i got in my heart was – Robyn ! she feels that she is never without Love and connection to all that is good in this world
I am sending you all the love in my heart
the blue of the ocean in your picture is indeed heavenly and looks like it’s your home – u know what i mean ? Like you and the ocean are one –
Your words are striking – in a calm way – i have been thinking of you .
wished you lived like next door – wish i could do something ,,,,,,,,,,,
It’s in the hands of angels ….. all this is ….
i love u
lavender sis that loves you xo
LOVE LOVE LOVE
September 16, 2012 at 6:57 AM
Oh my Cat — that is so amazing that you said “the blue of the ocean in your picture is indeed heavenly and looks like it’s your home – u know what i mean ? Like you and the ocean are one –“ I actually had originally written a line in my piece above “delivers me home safely….” Wow — there may be some psychic abilities brewing young lady!! And YES – to me the beach is home for my soul. Would be lovely to live next-door — to you and so many of our wonderful family here… but I feel the love and the angels are good to me! Sending Hugs — going to enjoy the video clip you shared now too — Thank you! & Have a special Sunday my friend! xxoo
September 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM
NO PSYCHIC CAT XX
EMPATHIC CAT XX
4 SURE XX
it’s all about the water yes ….xx
so go and be there as much as possible xx
makes so much sense with the bath and the epsom salts xx 🙂
love you dearly ……………….
Having a great day Thanks Lovely xo
all the best to you and Family xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxxoxoxo
Tell Your Hubby something for me please –
To tell his patients – That sight issues will never hold anyone back from doing what they love to do ……
it’s just about getting to that place that it’s all heart – all acceptance – and you forget – that there this is vision problem
in that forgetting – there is a new kind of beauty ——- LIFE IS ALL THERE
ALL THE TIME – no barriers – nothing xxx
love you very much xoxoxoxoxo
HAPPY EXHUBERANT CAT XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
September 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM
September 16, 2012 at 7:47 AM
Thank you Mindy ~ xxoo Sending Hugs and Love to you today too! 🙂
September 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I love this Robyn. Persevere my dear. Some days are baby steps; others you make great strides as you have given evidence of with these beautiful words of your loving and generous heart. What a journey life is…I’m glad to be sharing the path with you dear. xox
September 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Oh thank you Jeannie – I so appreciate you! You are right – it’s baby steps – and ups and downs, and so many blessings in between all the icky stuff. A journey it is and I am also so grateful for your encouragement and friendship here! Sending Love and warm wishes and hoping you are doing well! xo~ Robyn
September 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM
Hi Robyn, So lovely to see your post, read your beautiful poem and hear of your trip to the sea. I’ve been thinking of you. Much love, Ruth xx
September 16, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Think of you as well Ruth – and have your song as an icon on my desktop — so “hear” your beautiful music often!! Thank you so much dear friend!, and hoping you are doing well these days xoRL
September 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM
Thanks so much Robyn, so lovely to know that! xx
September 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I loved your poem this morning, Robyn, I think that’s why I love my photography so much.. xx
September 16, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Oh Barbara – I am so happy to hear you enjoyed this so much!! I do think the photography it is an amazing vehicle for self exploration and life observation — a tool for inner-wisdom in many ways… and on your blog – always an enticement for incredible delectable recipes too!! xo
September 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM
This is a lovely and touching narration. I wish you lots of good health and happiness!
September 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Dilip – thank you so much dear one. I am so happy you were touched — and thrilled to be able to share. Very grateful for your warm wishes on my behalf as well! Blessings ~ RL
September 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM
This has a wonderful pulse of life to it.
September 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Hey Seb ~ thank you so kindly… “pulse of life” — that sounds really good to me right now 😉 So appreciate your kind words dear one ~ Robyn
September 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM
Beautiful poem and shadow series, Robyn. Prayers are continuing as is healing in whatever form it takes. Happy for you! Jane
September 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM
Jane – thank you so much dear friend! I do believe those prayers go a long way – and am deeply grateful. I will take whatever form of healing I can these days 🙂 Was lovely to be outdoors and see the great ocean waves again — and look through my lens too!! Much Love ~Robyn
September 16, 2012 at 8:34 PM
Great to see your post. Another beautiful shadow!
September 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM
Thank you dear Kathy… hope will catch up soon. So glad you liked my “hopeful” shadow 🙂 xo
September 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM
beautiful as YOUr soul… dear
i wish YOU post everyday. YOUr words are inspiring and give sooo much hope. thank YOU for sharing.
September 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM
Oh thank you elamany….That is so lovely to hear from you. I am so glad you find inspiration here and enjoy the posts 🙂 I will do my best to keep them flowing for you! ~ RL
September 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM
well Robyn, i assumed YOU are OK and in best health, I m sorry to bother YOU replying. Just said what i really feel. thank YOU and good beautiful day for YOU.
September 17, 2012 at 1:45 AM
Even more wonderful to know that you look forward to my posts so much 🙂 Thank you dear elamany – so much appreciate! Have a glorious day my friend xo
September 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM
thank you dear
September 17, 2012 at 4:24 PM
Hi Robyn, I am very pleased, like your other followers to see your post. Congratulations on your excursion with nature, I know you’re at peace here. Your prose is truly from the soul. Beautiful and moving. And the photograph a reflection of your written words (or perhaps the other way around). Just wonderful my most special friend, Much love to you always, Penny xxoo
September 16, 2012 at 8:48 PM
Thank you dear Penny 🙂 Yes – my peaceful place. I so wanted to be able to have another reunion with the sea before we go through transition to winter. And yes – the prose almost always comes after my encounter with the “lens” — Just has been this way from the start of my writing. I think the lens is my portal and then I’m able to go deeper to access the words of my soul. At least that is what it feels like is happening. So appreciate your love and encouragement always ~ RL xo
September 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
As always a special pleasure with you Robyn. Is the beginning of your week shaping up well for you? I do hope so, much love and positive energy to you this week my dearest friend, Penny xox
September 17, 2012 at 1:09 PM
Beautiful as ever ~ so lovely to see you ~ sending healing hugs (((Robyn))) x
September 17, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Oh thank you so much Polly ~ very happy to see you here too, and thrilled you enjoyed. So appreciate!! xo
September 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Oh it is so good to see a post from you… that is as per normal a wonderful combination of words and photo… I am so far away from home at present with such little internet time — but I will use up minutes reading and commenting on yours .. I’m so pleased to see you again…
September 17, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Wow bulldog – it’s a treat to have you peek in on me while you are on your amazing journey. Thank YOU!!! Very honored that you will invest your precious internet time to stop in here on occasion while you are away. I hope all is going well for you — Joy and Love to you and YOURS ~ RL xo
September 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM
I love your blog… going well down in the outback and the surprise my Son had for us,,,,?? a new car…
September 18, 2012 at 1:07 AM
wonderful poem with your one of kind gentle breeze carried words and such a gentle eye… perfect match this poem and picture… Warm wishes and plenty of healing hugs to you! 🙂
September 17, 2012 at 2:05 AM
Thank you so much poojy! Gentile is defnitley the best approach for me these days — I suppose it came through here ~ thank you for notiicng, and so happy you enjoyed my friend ~ Much Lovexo R
September 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM
How very lovely. This, as with all your other words, truly touched me.
September 17, 2012 at 3:23 AM
Thank you dear Millie – that means a lot fo me!! xo R
September 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM
September 17, 2012 at 7:14 AM
Thank you kindly imaB ~ so do appreciate your thoughtful comment! ~ 🙂 RL
September 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM
Aw…gorgeous! Sending any glimmer of healing your way. The ocean…I miss her greatly..certainly healing. Glad you finally got out. xo
September 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Thank you Lady Day !! Yes — missed her too 🙂 Was nice to have a little reunion on Friday ~ So happy to return just a fraction of the blog joy you bring here!! xxoo Much Love ~ R
September 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM
So glad to hear this, Sea Sis, of the healing :))) Yay! Lovely poem and words, as always. xoxoxo
September 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM
Thank you so much Sam — Very happy you enjoyed — have been thinking of you and hope the virus is on its way home …. and almost a distant memory. Know it’s been a long haul! Sending love to you sea sis….xxoo
September 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM
nice work -Ive been on the computer for over a week=sick-then the cable got messed up, I had 977 messages piled u, so obviously I wont be able to do a lot-still not well-rough week. Hope you are doing well–beebeesworld
September 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Oh Thank you beebee ~ 977 sounds like an awful lot of messages to manage!! I hope you are feling better and get back to posting soon. I’m needing to reduce my blog time – but still plan to stay involved and active as I can. Much Love ~ RL
September 17, 2012 at 9:22 PM
The sand beneath the sole
opens the golden door
that leads to my own soul ….
where the magnified and the magnifying
become one ,
I become the truth
Held in the eye of a fleeting moment
dying with the wind’s whiff
yet waking up again from
the gold inside the day’s dream …
September 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM
Oh Nika — you are really outdoing yourself with each of these incredible comments in response to my verses — this may be my new favoirte – though I did also adore the one you did for Finale a ton… This one just seems very in tune with what I was feeling in the moment here… in so many ways — you have a gift!! We may need to do an entire Nika blog post with all of your comments linked to my original posts — Thank you kindly dear one ~ apprciate this so very much! ~ RL
September 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM
Sometimes dreams play a game
by changing the eyes
and still be seen
in the darker night .
Heartbeats join them
in this flirtatious venture
my sighs beat in your heart
your beats become my words…
September 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM
You are too generous dear Nkia ~ very lovely this is. I thank you 🙂
September 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM
September 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Robyn, this is so exquisitely soul touching! Every….single….word. I felt them all and through your lens saw what you saw and felt what you felt. Thank you for this incredible journey….being with you here is always like a balm to me. You are so gifted beloved soul sister ♥♥♥♥ !!! Sending so so much love and healing energy and prayers to you tonight and every night!
September 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Oh thank you beloved Christina 🙂 I so appreciate — and know you understand how much it meant to be to reunite with the sea this day. I do hope you are making some progress with your recent injury … and am so happy this felt soothing ~ like a ‘balm’ — Much Love to you and always in my heart ~ Robyn
September 18, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Again, I am very very happy you got to reunite with the sea and of course share your stunning photos and poems about your adventure!! I am making progress, thank you 🙂 I think soon I shall be up to my self once again! The was most definitely a healing balm…indeed!!! So so much love and healing energy to you dearest friend ♥♥♥♥ with extra hugs too 🙂 !!!!!
September 20, 2012 at 12:35 AM
such love and divinity in your poem…beauty and tranquility
Hey Robyn how are you now, last time i came here you were going to take a break .hope you are doing well sista…
Hugs n love 🙂
September 18, 2012 at 3:20 AM
So touched that you felt this dearest Soma. Also appreciate your caring thoughts… I am still in the midst of a “whirlwind” over here 😉 unfortunately — but taking some steps to mange the turbulence best I can….and yes — slowing down on the posts out of necessity but will continue to read and create whenever I possibly can — love this place ~ and you!! xxoo Hugs R
September 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM
This is great. I love the photo.
September 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM
So happy to know that Renee!! Thank you so much — really missed seeing the ocean – so was special to get there even for a few minutes 🙂 xo
September 18, 2012 at 1:57 PM
I am just so enjoying your lens, your love, your light …. your Blog. Thanks Robyn!
September 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM
Thank you sweet Resa – you are the true love! I am so happy to have you here always 😉 xo
September 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM
truly you see magic through your lens…
September 23, 2012 at 5:23 AM
I truly love this image… Shadows and silhouettes are usually involved with my favorites. Your enchanting vision was made even more beautiful by your words. Thank you for sharing… Very inspired. I need a beach visit. Soon! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog as well. I appreciate your support and send wishes for many more days of healing. ~<3~ Remy
September 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Thank you so much Remy! Yes me too – shadows and silhouettes – and also reflections/windows/mirrors etc. Something about them… I am so glad you were touched by the words too. Lot of emotion around the latest issues I’ve been facing as of late, medically.
Yes – the beach is a sanctuary of sorts for me… Loved visiting your blog — will return for certain ~ intrigued me! Love and Light your way ~ RL
September 27, 2012 at 9:56 PM
October 8, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Thank you dear eddie ~ so appreciate your well wishes 🙂 R
October 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM