Knotty Musings

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I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Moonshell Storytelling Festival

Good evening friends,

Today I headed to Mahoney State Park in Ashland for the Moonshell Storytelling Festival. The festival is free with park admission which is an incredible deal for the quality of the storytelling. The tellers were Pippa White, Patrick Ball (Celtic harp and stories), Linda Gorham (folk stories and singing-she was very, very funny!), and Charlie Chin, who told stories of Chinese culture.

You can see clips of linda at
You can hear some of Patrick Ball's work at

For those of us who never had anyone read us bedtime stories, the storytelling tradition holds an incredible appeal. Likewise, for those of us who engage in public speaking the voice and body as instruments are captivating.

The park is absolutely visually stunning, with trees, flowers, waterways, little bridges tucked here and there, horseback riding, cabins, paddle boats - you could spend an entire weekend and not do the same thing twice! We climbed the observation tower and it was very cool to view the Platte River from there and imagine Lewis and Clark canoeing that river so long ago.

Here are some pictures of the day. Come and take a virtual trip with me.

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