SENSES FROM THE FENCES
My mama Thomasine on the Scene from the lens of her "View Master..."
In our Mother's words:
"That was 50 years ago, my senior year in college, after having my mind blown in San Francisco, summer of love. Then Augusta paper used it as Mother only had that photo. Early Hippdom, rocking out to Bobby Dylan, you all need to listen to his new song, heavy but powerful. A history lesson; we need a future lesson... Let's get together"
(reference from her favorite song "Get Together" by the Youngbloods:
("Come on people now smile on your brother everybody get together try to love one another right now"... If you hear the song I singYou will understand, Listen...You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand...Just one key unlocks them both...It's there at your command")
This Woman's KNOWING has had me captivated since childbirth. I Knew she Knew...at an early age but a lot of people's outside labels of calling her "crazy" had me confused. I listened too much to the outer, so The time is now..more than ever, fresh from reading Genius Glennon Doyle's Untamed and with this focused time of the Inner..that I long to free my Divine Mother's Knowing Voice. Glennon says "Be Still and Know." So I am still and listening to my mother's Known...
Let's start with her forever love of essential oils..taking us back to the essence of ourselves.
She has fallen in love with UMA oils and they with her, asking her for this testimonial below (she hand delivered a box of beautiful oils from Farm to footstep... she is magic this woman):
Quoting her now:
"Shock takes one out of the body and makes one so vulnerable to all sensations
To be in a collective of shock and confusion and fear and impatience,
And on the edge of who knows what, there must be some relief...
There is: Uma
Grounded in India
And delivered to the lucky one who receives it
Every step of the process, in my imagination, is Love.
From the land to the farmer, to the alchemist to the one who opens whatever bottle and realizes that on the wings of the scent
Little elementals are entering your being And bringing you back to a new Self.
The scents bring you to another sense:
The sense of Being.
Explore yourself in the presence of the oils, feel loved by all these who made it possible for them to find their way to you.
Having used oils for many years, I know those to be the most pure, not only in quality, but blended with Understanding, Love and a deep source of Ayurveda knowledge...
I was gifted my first oil for my 70th birthday
"Energy wellness": it smelled so good I used it as perfume until I read the directions
And realized it was way beyond scent
I will be 72 soon and my daughters, 34 and soon, 36: Half my age.
As I said the oils have been my friends and support for their entire lives...
No doubt they will write their own endless comment as soon as they receive their
So that we may all reenter the world,
As ""scents"itive"" humans, ready to face the challenges
With grace and support
A new collective, not of fear but of hope, that we may all get through this time as the people we want to be:
Easier with Uma oils.
"UMA is a luxury beauty and wellness collection made of rare, precious botanicals grown in India and built around the 5000-year-old wisdom of Ayurveda.
Every ingredient is cultivated with the utmost care and obsessively considered for its efficacy and holistic healing benefits for the skin, body, mind, and spirit. UMA is the culmination of rich tradition, powerful science, and —above all— love."
So she sensed right: love led the way from Mother India to my mother to my door even at a distance...and my Surprise box arrived and I am sensing the need to tuck in to face masks, self care day. So excited and grateful for my "scentsitive" mother friend.
She was working on her own spray to diffuse more pain in the world but is having trouble receiving the bottles (from China)...but her love lives on and our connection deepens even if through the internet we are both discovering
comment on my wall
"Even though the wall of techno deficiency is still too dense for me to break through, some miracle allowed me to find my way to this space and place. It is well lit, and I am delighted, no pun, to show up however I can. My treat to this separation is a new device. An air 13inch when they are restocked, then I will tip my toes in the world of you brilliant girls and hopefully be able to share a different light on this very challenging time. I am humbled by Belle’s beauty, in words and deeds, and maybe I can shed light on the need for the authenticity in this time of shift. It’s the biggest trip, and the best destination, but possibly the most painful. If I could do a dose of courage, of patience, of tenderness, and compassion, topped off with a big scoop of humor, and the warmth of sweet grace, I would send it on. I am working on a potion, sending my love in midst of it all, feeling so validated. Thanks."