THE WEDDING

Hillary's sister and Maid Of Honor with Hillary and Danica. Such beauties !!

Hillary’s sister and Maid Of Honor with Hillary and Danica. Such beauties !!

Hillary Topping and Thaddeus Stamps my daughter and her love Thaddeus recently married at a lovely ceremony at the Carrollton Inn in Baltimore, MD. www.1840scarrolltoninn.com/.  What a lovely setting for a very beautiful ceremony planned and executed in 10 days by my dear daughter Hillary and her Beloved.

It was a lovely gathering of close friends and family in such a unique place. Lots of photos here.

This is Mr and Mrs Thaddeus  and Hillary Stamps, Their children Danica and Decimus Stamps and her friends. Decimus and Grayson, Pip and Hillary and Danica.I love my dress

At the Reception

At the Reception

Throwing the Bouquet

cutting the cake together as we will share  our lives deeply  in love and Light  always my love

cutting the cake together
as we will share our lives
deeply
in love and Light
always my love

on the left, my grand daughter with two friend at her parents wedding.

getting kind of tired

getting kind of tired

Danica Stamps

Danica Stamps

More DanicaMonk, Thaddeus and Hillary

the light play

Decimus and Grayson. Just lovely. Lovely lovely, lovely.

New Blog Theme

Lots of rain happening for us here and we are happy to have it. What better task to undertake on such a day as to look around for a new theme. One that might show off my photographs and blog content better. I hope you like this new look. Let me know.

The Healer’s Internship and a Weekend at Albany

For the past eighteen months I have been in a program called The Transformational Healer’s Program as an Intern to the Enlightened Master Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi. Mary Sise started this program with Sai Maa and I feel so honored to be a part of it.

I went to Albany, NY  last year to attend an event with Mary Sise LCSW, DCEP.  Mary was to give what are called Personal Sessions to individuals at the event. Mary Sise does Sai Maa Personal Energy Sessions.I am getting ready to go again this month June 18th through the 21st. I am so looking forward to this!!

Sai Maa is a spiritual luminary and global humanitarian,  who gifted her massage table and the Shakti of her personal energy sessions to Mary, who has been a student of Sai Maa for almost 15 years and serves as Director of the Transformational Healers Program. This reflects the importance of the continuation of Sai Maa’s energetic healing legacy for the world and Mary’s role in this work. Sai Maa has a mission of global enlightenment through personal transformation and self-mastery.

Sai Maa shared this announcement while addressing 170 participants at an advanced workshop for healers on May 9, 2014 in Albany, NY.

Sai Maa’s website is at http://www.sai-maa.com

The Personal Sessions are a transference, clearing and raising of our own energetic fields which have the effect of giving the receiver a conscious experience of what can only be called “heaven”.

Mary Sise is a very interesting and amazing woman herself.I am going to quote from her website here…” An international speaker, teacher, counselor, and author known for her pioneering work in the field of energy psychology relating to the treatment of trauma, and her work in exploring the spiritual dimension of the soul and its integral relationship to authentic healing. Her warm, witty, and authentic approach makes her a frequently sought after speaker.

Condensing years of work and innovations in the field, Mary co-authored the ground-breaking book The Energy of Belief: Psychology’s Power Tools to Focus Intention & Release Blocking Beliefs with psychologist Sheila Sidney Bender, PhD. She has developed several teaching and self-help tools. ” Mary’s website is at http://www.marysise.com

Our Healer’s Internship program has been the most wonderful Journey I have ever undertaken.

BOATS IN SNOW

Boats in the Snow 4 Boats in the Snow 1-2

In Annapolis

In Annapolis

Boats in the Snow 3

In Annapolis this week we have had some lovely snowstorms. Driving to work yesterday was definitely challenging, but I do have those years of driving in Michigan which will last you forever.At least I think so. I would drive to downtown Detroit from Ann Arbor on Sundays for meditation with Yogacharya J Oliver Black, a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda who started a meditation and satsang group called Self Realization Fellowship or SFR back in the 1950s.
Mr Black was definitely an enlightened Master in his own right and had a fairly large group of people who attended the Sunday meditation at a beautiful old church in Detroit.

I remember the many beautiful and deep experiences of meditation I had then and how those experiences gave and continue to give me such peace in my life.
My present teacher is Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi, an Enlightened Master with whom I have been studying for the last 6 years. This is my 7th year with Sai Maa. I feel very blessed and I am so grateful to have Maa in my life. Her teachings are very clear and down to earth. They can be found on her website and at the bookstore on that website a book called Petals of Grace.

Today I went for a great walk down to the river and took some photos. The contrast of the snowy river and the boats is lovely.

Hanukkah and Christmas

It is the season of Hanukkah and the season of Christmas. The season for giving and greeting. Old friends and family new friends and traditions. The marrying of the old and new.
Give in gratitude to the Divine within you, just a few minutes of your time. Give that attention to celebrate your life, the preciousness of this human life.
How blessed we are no matter our age or state at this time in our lives.
Give this gift of your attention and gratitude in quiet, in stillness within or in prayer
Allow the Divine to flow through you, fill your heart with that love, that joy.
Blessings to you all, dear readers.
Wishing you all Love, Joy, Peace and Prosperity in the New Year.

FEATURED POET FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

I am so pleased to announce that I have been chosen as the featured poet for the month of December on the Dan Murano website at http://www.danmurano.com/poetry. Dan has also included several of my photographs.
What a thrill!! What excitement!! I am honored.

This November and December are shaping up to be really outstanding for my life in poetry.

I am putting together a chapbook to enter into some contests for 2015. It is certainly about time and I am so grateful to Grace Cavalieri and Sonja James for all their encouragement and support. Thank you so much.

 

JUST PUBLISHED in LUMMOX #3 2014

Dear Readers I am so happy to announce the publication of my poem ” Heading That Way”
In Lummox #3 2014. You can find that publication at http://www.lummoxpress.com and order a copy, which I hope you will as it has so very much to offer.
I am very grateful to be included in this publication. There are many wonderful writers in this tome of 170 poets which includes interviews with Grace Cavalieri,John Macker, Doug Holder, Rick Smith and Daniel MCGinn. There are lots of photos and some cartoons. This is a publication to keep at your bedside table, take with you on a long trip or to the islands this winter.
You will find my poem on page 69 and attributed to Susan Topping (Silver) rather than my usual nome de plume Sue Silver. This due to a misunderstanding with the editor RD as it is Susan Topping who pays the bills.
Yes it is time I officially changed my name. Is that hard to do? I will soon find out…

These days I am living between Annapolis, MD and Shepherdstown and I am really enjoying Annapolis. What an interesting town, filled with interesting and wonderful people just like Shepherdstown in so many ways, but of course so much larger.
I am not going to put my poem here just yet. Please support Lummox by buying a copy if you can.
Here’s a poem by Grace Cavalieri:

After Taking The Train To Martinsburg

–for Angel

Did you think that I could

Come to the mountains

Where it is raining

Without finding something to praise,

Only this time it is a dream

Shimmering like the new green

Out every window,

The remembrance of traveling

When young, feeling that

Something was needed but finding

The porches seemed small

From a distance,

Then left with nothing in particular

Your cheek next to mine

And how I’d like to show you

The mourning doves building

Their nest in the crook

Of that far tree

Stick by stick by stick

As if it will last forever.

WRITING FOR MY LIFE

I see that these days because I am busy with work ( giving anesthesia at a GI center), so it’s not like I have long to sit down during cases where in the past, dear reader, I may have had some time to write a poem or an essay usually the former.Get some thoughts down on paper or to my iPhone notes.

What can I tell you about writing. I am so grateful that I can write. It seems to run in my family. I have enjoyed writing since childhood.
I had Great-Aunts that were poets. I think that is notable.
I am hoping to get a copy of a book of poems published of my Great Auntie Cis’s poems.
At this time I am not putting any poems on this site unless they has been previously published, as I am hoping to publish what I have written.

I am so grateful for my life.The beauty of it, the hard and the easy, the painful and the joyful.

So I am writing for my life….. all of it.