Meanwhile, Aerilyn in the souvenir shop..
"What?? I need this in my life"
Our vacation has been hands-down the BEST FUN we've had in a while! I have to be honest, we've been grinding so hard through the struggles that come with special-needing it took a couple of days into our vacation for me to finally relinquish my fight-mood..Packing and organizing a whole system that revolves around my daughter's care wasn't easy. Thank God Dream Come True covered a lot of ground for us making my job as "Head Of State Aerilyn" much easier👍Everyone at the resort was extremely helpful and accommodating..Even my Team of Home Nursing made the commute everyday to the resort so we would have the flexibility that comes with extra help! Over-all this experience did more for me then I expected! I was able to fill some voids that come from my own parental guilt when I can't provide experiences like these..It might sound silly to some people that "a vacation" can be so therapeutic BUT it was! My family as a whole are the hardest working people I know sacrificing everyday in the name of LOVE for each other....proud to be part of it!God is good to us!
Thank you again "Dream Come True" the world needs more people like YOU!
How to de-stress, yes, really! Making fire by rubbing sticks together works for me and if you're having a bad day then just a little smoke is fine. This primitive fire lighting set is just two sticks - both mangetti nut (found in the Kalahari). This set was traded with a Bushman for a fire steel - we both laughed, he didn't really need the trade anymore than I did, it was just a friendly exchange having been around his village for a few weeks! HAPPINESS IS A SMOKING EMBER!
Your rope to the divine holds your personal, emotional relationship to the creator, and when it is strong, you more naturally trust and interfere less with whatever comes forth in your spiritual life. Always remember to give the utmost respect and attention to this rope, that which mystically resides above your head.
Once you truly feel a strong rope to God you will no longer exaggerate the importance of discussing, naming, debating, or even wondering about the definition, conceptual meaning, or ontological existence of divinity. You will give more importance to feeling God as a living presence whose spiritual force and wonder-working power circulate within as a supreme ecstatic vibration, emotion, and motion nurtured by the songs that make you leap and dance with joy!
Release all hindering thought and unnecessary contemplation that reside below your rope. Stop over-pondering the meaning of life and instead start moving to its heartbeat. Move from trying to know it all to feeling it all. Focus on taking care of your connection to the divine so its life-giving power can take care of the rest of you. - The Spiritual Engineering of Sacred Ecstasy (art from book by Arnold Landon, 1898)
A female Pygmy Falcon on a cold winter morning @tswalu. Weighing in at only 60g they are the smallest raptor in Africa but make up for it by being extremely fierce (or so they like to think). For my honours project I conducted a study looking at whether they went into hypothermic torpor (essentially a daily hibernation involving drastic drops in body temperature at night). This yielded some rather surprising results...