Posted by: drjamm | March 7, 2008

Begin — and begin again — and again

For a long time now, I have longed to find a way to document and share my spiritual thinking, and experiences. When I first heard of blogging, frankly, my first impression was that it would be reckless to put ones true feelings “out there” in public. So I shelved the idea after only a momentary consideration.

The idea to start a spiritual blog really ignited in my mind after a gloriously sunny crisp snowy winter day when I went on my first ski trip to Cypress mountain. At the top of the highest ski-able peak at Cypress, I reached my camera over the out-of-boundary fence and took a memorable photo of the snow-capped peaks of The Lions. I had never been so close to the two peaks before. I was used to taking my bearings from the Lions as I drove through city traffic. From my everyday perspective at sea level, the Lions were a distant landmark. But on the mountain on that crisp fresh winter day, they were so close to me that I felt intimately in connection with The Lions. At the peak of the ski mountain that day, I spent time soaking in the glorious panorama of ocean, coastlines, mountain, and misty blue sky. The view was breath-taking. The change in my perspective inspiring.

The Lions as seen from the top of Cypress Mountain

For me, The Lions are both iconic and mystical — a Spiritual Presence that inhabits and guards our coastal city. They are like the “Himalayans” of the West Coast. I felt moved to call my spiritual blog, High Spirits, in honour of The Lions and as a reminder of my exhilarating experience of them that winter day on the mountaintop. I hoped that when I thought of my new blog High Spirits I would remember both the mundane landmark and awe-inspiring Himalayan perspectives possible in writing, But, unfortunately, as luck would have it, the blog named “High Spirits” already existed and not only that but it was censored for inappropriate content, drat! So much for a good name and my great photo.

In a second writing spurt of a couple of months ago, I stayed up late one night and wrote what I thought was a brilliant first entry. But wouldn’t you know it my computer crashed and I wound up saving an empty page and lost all my work. Another failed start to my blog!

Finally, because the urge to create this spiritual blog grew stronger every day, I decided to call my blog Bright Heart Singing: writing passionately to free Heart and Soul. And finally (I hope) I am officially launching my blog. I hope it is inspiring, thoughtful, and a spiritual “refreshment” for you to read.

Namaste and Blessed Be.

Jessica Motherwell

(bright heart singing, copyright 2008 – jamm. Creative commons attribution, non-commercial sharing only (translation: feel free to quote me in context or use this entry but please always credit me for my work, thanks.)

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  1. The failure is basically God just proving to us.. All success and failure lies with Him.

    Little thing but bi reflections..

    The first three letters of the Quran in surah al BAqarah : Alif Laam Mee, the same letters used to spell Ilm in Arabic ( knowledge) However no one knows what those letters signify.. Gods way of telling us before we start reading ..”You know Nothing.”..
    .. and this is the book..

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