i am she…

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August 2015 It was in the early part of 2010. I was struggling. There was a lot going on in my personal life and I longed for some answers. There’s a place I’ve gone many times when I’ve hit my bottom. It is a sacred spot where four cedars have been planted facing the four […]

Summer Solstice – Journaling Meditation Questions

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Summer Solstice Journaling Meditation – Questions to help you enter this season with clarity & intention Summer officially begins today! And with summer beginning, I realized the subtle and not–so-subtle expectations I have of myself to get EVERYTHING done that I don’t have time for during the months of Sept – June! There is painting […]

Journey into Lent – Be Not Afraid

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Lent is a season of entering the desert. Of letting go of familiar hand holds. Of entering unknown places. Lent is a time of relinquishment, Of journey Of the dark night. Lent reminds us What it is like to be tempted, to feel our humanity, our vulnerabilities and weakness. Lent invites us to experience accompaniment, […]

Potential in Transitions

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Potential in Transitions…… I went to yoga last night. Filled with some big questions I am facing about my life, my future. And as we went through our yoga poses, our teacher invited us to not move quickly from pose to pose, but to ENJOY THE TRANSITION. She expressed how we often move quickly from […]

Rise Up

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Today I met a stranger…well, she was a stranger to me, but somehow I was not a stranger to her. Sharon had somehow been introduced to my music and knows it well. She has shared my music in circles with others as she has shared from her own heart. Our lives were connecting even though […]

Living the Questions

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Sometimes life is confusing. I would like a guide book telling me about my next decision. What do I want? What is my truth? What is the RIGHT choice? What is the BEST path? It seems every day is filled with hundreds of decisions, and each one can alter a part of my life. How […]

Journey of the Voice – Inspiration from a look

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The other day I looked through some old website links I had saved. And one was for the music department of UVIC where Dr. Gerry King is head of the department and has made a name for himself in the conducting world. I enjoyed reading again the many accomplishments of Dr. King and how he […]

Soul Freedom – Find your voice…tell your truth

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Finding my voice and telling my story has been a journey…. It hasn’t come easily Allowing my voice to emerge And Telling my truth is uncomfortable, edgy, and vulnerable. Telling my truth means letting go of your approval Letting go of my need to fit in Letting go of my longing to be understood Telling […]

Reflections on Rest II

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Take time to be still……  ‘work is not always required…there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.’ George MacDonald ‘rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the […]

reflections on rest & the beauty of the soul

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reflections on rest & the beauty of the soul  rest I love working hard I love having goals and plans I love seeing results I love living to the full but I’ve realized that to live fully I need to rest fully too. I need time to listen deeply to my heart so I know […]

 



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