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Friday, September 9, 2011

A 3:30 AM Blurb

"The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen... as the whispering beat repeats: be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It's really that simple. Just begin... again."
Royce Addington 

Art by Lori Portka

I'm here at 3:39 AM reeling with all-over-the-place emotions.  My insides our jumping around with eagerness to share with you.  As good and full as these last several months have been, I've missed this space. I've missed all of you. I've missed that part of me that sits quietly, the part of me that paints and writes and shares and has deep and real conversations.  So, here I am, in the wee hours of a new morning, stumbling around, beginning again.

A whole new chapter of my life is beginning and I can't wait to come here and tell you about all of it.

For now, I think I'll put myself back to bed.  It's always good to start a new chapter well-rested.  Or maybe not--I don't know.  I just know that I'm ready for what's here.  And for what's next on this painted path.


  1. Did you know that in ancient times, the wise women, healers, priestesses and visionaries would awaken and gather together between 3-4 am? It was known as the sacred hour - the time when the veils between the worlds were at their most open, and the ancestors would come, bringing their wisdom and guidance forward to the women as they did vision questing, put forward their prayers and offered healing to each other, their communities and the world.

    There are those that believe (myself included) that the gathering time is in our DNA - and when we (as modern women) awaken at that hour it is a calling and remembering embedded in our soul.

    I am not at all surprised you are called to awaken at the sacred hour Julia. Not one little bit!


  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  3. As always such beautiful, sweet words. I am excited to hear and see all the new adventures unfolding along your painted path.

  4. Eager for your news, Julia!

    Also, love QnDani's comment. Makes me believe that waking at 4 a.m. was not for naught!

  5. sweet dreams, for now,
    dear one, & when you
    arise, i'll be here.

  6. My dear, wise, beautiful friend...I am so happy you are back to this cherished sacred space. I look forward to so much more opening, sharing, and soulful connection.

    Loving you.

  7. Oh I cannot wait to hear your news. Heart beating more rapidly in anticipation of this new chapter beginning.

    Beautiful to know you were away and connecting. Beautiful to have you back. Your pendant is on my neck and has been for two days.

    I love you.

  8. I agree with QnDani-I have been told and have read many stories about the sacred area. In fact years ago I lived in a home that housed a woman ghost. My husband and I saw her rarily, but when we did it was always in the wee hours; the sacred hours.

  9. Julia,

    I love those sacred hours. It’s when Magic opens up for me.

    I’m so excited to her about your new chapter. I know it’s going to be beautiful.

    much LOVE an JOY

  10. A whole new chapter? I am so excited for you! I have been thinking for days about how much I miss you and I visit here and hear that you have new things on the horizon and I see my artwork (hand on heart, thank you.) I am so happy for you Julia. Miss and love you tons. xoxo


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♥ Julia