About this blog

Welcome to Speak Your Art Blog Hub. This blog combines posts from seven of my other blogs: In the Flow Studios Arts, In the Flow Studios Body, I Love Shelter Dogs, Mana Keepers, PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts, Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings my organizations together and offers my readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location.

I hope you will find something that inspires you, empowers you or reminds you of the limitless possibilities that dwell within you. Thank you for visiting. I wish you Peace today and everyday.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ke-ola is looking for his forever home

Aloha! My name is Ke-ola. My name means “life” in Hawaiian. ICARE rescued me from the Carson Shelter and saved my life. I had a ruff start in life. I was so sick, injured and emaciated that many didn’t think I would make it. But with lots of love and care, today I’m a healthy happy dog. I lived on the streets for most of my life so being in a house and with a family was new to me. I’ve been learning about the rules in this new world and I’m a quick study. My foster family says I’m a very sweet and loving boy. (My nickname is Sweet pea) My favorite thing in life is to be with my human foster family. I love my humans and become very attached to those that show me kindness. My foster family has been working to help me socialize to my new environment. Once I learned that the people my foster’s welcome into the house are nice and can be trusted, I became very affectionate and have made many new human friends. I love to go for walks and to run alongside my foster dad on his skateboard. I’ve been learning my manners in the house and on our walks. I can sit, wait, and stay. I even sit and wait until I’m given the okay to eat. I’m crate trained and sleep well in my crate at night. I’m learning new things everyday. I would do well in an active household with patient adults that can further help me learn about living in a house with a human pack. They think I’m a Pit Bull Mix about 2 years old but my attitude is like a puppy. I’m always happy and ready to play. I also love to cuddle. If you are looking for a dog that will make you his entire world, I’m the guy. If you’d like to get to know me better, my foster mom writes a blog and has lots of pictures, stories and clips of me from the day I came to live with her family at http://iloveshelterdogs.blogspot.com 
Mahalo nui loa 

To fill out an adoption application please visit Adopt@icaredogrescue.org
If you're inspired to help with Ke-ola's medical costs, you may do so directly via Paypal to ICARE add Ke-ola's name rescue@icaredogrescue.org
For more information about I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue, to find your perfect new pack-mate or to see how they are saving lives please use this link. I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue 
Wishing you and your pack peace today and everyday. Thank you for visiting.

You can find us on Facebook:
Page https://www.facebook.com/iloveshelterdogs
Our page hopes to encourage more people to adopt not shop by sharing stories of successful shelter/rescue dog adoptions & useful info for a healthy dog.
Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405355683042930/
This group is an open group for rescues, fosters, shelter staff, volunteers to post dogs in need of adoption, transport or rescue. Our group’s admin is not affiliated with any posts or posters nor do we have any further information about a post. We are merely offing another place online to help get dogs seen, safe and in their forever homes. 
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109405533286226395235


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Egg Symbology and Easter

“The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell."  Zora Neale Hurston

In ancient times the egg was a symbol of the universe, of creation, and in some cultures, luck wealth, and health. In Jewish tradition it symbolizes promise. In Christian tradition it is a metaphor for resurrection, immortality, and the trinity. 

The egg has symbolized new beginnings and creation for millenniums. Traditional folk religion regards the egg as a powerful symbol of fertility, purity and rebirth. Eggs mean growth, protection, new beginnings, resurrection. The Vernal Equinox celebrates the coming of spring and the egg is an important part of this ancient festival.

Alchemists use the egg as a cosmic symbol. Dream eggs can symbolize cosmic potential or the disappointment of cracked or broken dreams. An egg's static outer form belies the active movement and radical transformation occurring inside its shell. Although hidden, that internal activity involves evolution of life itself and encompasses each and every stage of life's development.

Later Christians embraced the egg symbol and likened it to the tomb from which Christ arose. Though pre-Christian in origin, this egg symbolism was in agreement with the Christian concept of Resurrection and the transformation of death into life.

So Christians "baptized" the egg as a symbol of Christ's passion, death and resurrection. Christians saw the egg's shell as a symbol of the protective darkness of the life-giving tomb; a hatching chick represented the risen Christ emerging from the tomb on Easter morning. The egg's shape, with neither beginning nor end, was a symbol of eternity. It clearly is also the "womb" of the tomb, where the Crucified was given new life.  http://manakeepers.com

Thank you for visiting. Wishing you Peace today and everyday.