Monthly Archives: August 2005

the truth of it.

by Leonie Dawson on August 31, 2005

“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to except life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”
~ Henry Miller

been going through some stuck moments lately. coming against a wall of my own fear. frustrations and self criticisms surfaced.
but i was honest about it. in my womens circle i said: i’m stuck. i don’t know how to do this. i don’t know how to face athena, goddess of courage.

i think being honest about being stuck helped me to become unstuck.
the goddesses around me said: you don’t need to learn it in two weeks leonie.
gentleness, gentleness.

the ironic thing of it all…
is that the thing i was stuck on, the thing i was most afraid of,
was speaking my own truth.

and yet… i was starkly honest about it.

and therein lies a secret i’ve only just discovered ~ that athena is working in me all along. i’m being honest, even in the stuck, sticky and hard bits.


PS: the beautiful crystal necklace i am wearing in the above picture arrived for me today from the beautiful henna fairy. the timing, the mere presence of it is divine ~ just this morning i was envisioning a blue crystal necklace to help open my throat chakra, feel them good blue athena vibrations and speak them leonie truths…

in the book of leonie…

by Leonie Dawson on August 31, 2005

lost and found…

by Leonie Dawson on August 30, 2005

“water nymph dreaming” ~ photography & mixed media

In my lifetime,
I hope to develop
Arms that are strong,
Hands that are gentle,
Ears that will listen,
Eyes that are kind,
A mind full of wisdom,
A heart that understands,
A tongue that will speak softly.
~ Unknown

i am lost in my own equations,
but found through the wisdom of dear friends.

three beautiful things
funky sticks furniture
anne grgich art
wild sister arts