Monday, October 21, 2013

BLOGTOBERFEST13 (Day 21) Juste Jour or reading the book of your life

JUSTE JOUR. Just a day. OR...A just day. Speaking to you from the language of my dreams. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)
Hallelujah for the language of dreams! Hallelujah for being deeper than our conscious selves and for being given the opportunity to delve into the universal pool of archetypes and shared imagery that speaks to us all!

Last night, I dreamed that I was reading the book I had written:


Jour is French for day. I have been focused on blogging daily during the month of October this year, but even bigger than that, I have been concentrating on drawing every day for 15 minutes a day--no matter what--for four years now. 

You might say that DAILY CREATIVITY is fairly important to me. I created a Facebook Group, The Daily Creative Practice, in March 2013 to honor the work I do each day and to build community around everyone's moment of creativity each day.

What I have learned is that people hunger to be CREATIVE. Yes. Individuals yearn for an opportunity to express themselves both for themselves and for others. There is a desire to share work and engage in a discussion of people's souls as expressed in their creative expressions.

My dream, JUSTE JOUR? Just each day CREATE. To create is a just and honorable day. Refrain from judgment. Our imaginative work that expresses ourselves is for celebrating, for honoring, for acknowledging. 

We create in order to BE. A JUSTE JOUR in the language of of my dream is one that is filled with the joy of being ourselves, speaking the language of our souls and having others receive it, without judgement.
THE BOOK OF LIFE FOR THE AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER (AMOY). Every living creature has a book of life! Right now, I am strongly influenced by the American oystercatcher's life cycle. So, for my work today, I have given my American oystercatcher baby her "book of life" so that she can navigate her existence. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)
FROM MY COLLABORATOR. Jen Hilburn, is my collaborator, my co-parent in the raising up of the American oystercatcher chick. She has had the vision to capture these amazing birds in the various stages of their life-cycles. It is through her love of this animal that we can all learn more about this bird's book of life. (photo by Jenifer Hilburn)

AND THE STORY IN MY BOOK OF LIFE? Live today with kindness to yourself. Do not judge what you do as good or as bad. What you have done today is "JUSTE." Hallelujah! Thank you for expressing yourself as I do. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)
That's Coffee with Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me! Tell me about your day. "Just" a day! How do you measure your day? What makes you consider you day a "just" day or one of success?


  1. Again your blog gives me pause to contemplate my reasons for creating and for being. One is the other and inseparable. I can not imagine a life without creating and as you have so aptly said and I love your saying.."not good, not bad, just is."

    1. Darlene, it helps me hear you repeat this mantra! So glad you share both your creativity and perceptions of mine!

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    1. Melissa! When I read your words, I have to claim that I love the way you write so much, I wish I could have your style! I know better, that we each have our unique vision. And that vision is ours to express. I appreciate your kind support.

  3. Joan Halifax who directs a Zen Center in Santa Fe NM said of life, "Let's see what happens". I love this outlook. She's open to whatever might occur, and is content that she can deal with it. It works for creative output as well: Let's "just" see what happens.

    1. Yes! Let's JUST SEE! Thanks See See for sharing Joan Halifax's words.