Shadows of My Mind

Body and Soul
My Secrets
My Shadows
My Mind
The perception you have created
Of me in your mind
Like a caterpillar’s metamorphosis
Nothing would remain the same
Between us
Better to be mysterious
Ask me no questions
Endure no lies
Let me bathe in the attentiveness
This moment
In the Maze of Time

Cynthia J.Martz Feb 12 2017

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Photo by Cynthia


Inspiration from Kate Maree O’Brien

Give Rise To Who You Truly Are

I love her accent and I love Bali. The scenery in her videos are beautiful. Waterfalls, lush green foliage.

But, her wisdom is what grabs you. Her sincerity and Love for what she inspires.

Her words

Those lessons that are reoccurring showing up in your life.. are there with a lesson for you. When you run from them, you run from the lesson…

You Smother the Whispers of your Soul

You Drown yourself with






Toxic Relationships

Any distraction you can come up with that will distract you from that DEEP KNOWING within.

People say they want change
They say they want something new…
But often what they want MORE is the alluring safety of the known and the familiar.
Real expansion and growth requires letting go of what you know
letting go of who you knew yourself to be.
But because this can feel so scary many people get stopped and go back to where it feels safe.
I challenge us all to re-think what feels comfortable and safe.
It might feel more comfortable in the moment, to not grow.
But I ask yourself this…
How comfortable will it be, if you’re still ‘there’ in a few years time And things haven’t changed??

Frozen In Time


Personal Thoughts~What was I NOT thinking?

I can be a bit scatter brained at moments. One time I was feeding the birds and decided to make coffee. I inadvertently placed the seed in the coffee filter.

Another time I couldn’t find my keys and found them in the freezer .

I also have the tendency to misplace things. I make a mental note to write where I put it if and when it is found. But than something else grabs my attention and I put Found object in a safe spot only to forget where in the heck the safe spot is.

I believe I have passed the gene on to my daughter. Just the other day she was looking for something in her closet. She wondered why it was so dark. She had the flashlight facing her instead of the closet.

Today I was scanning a new creation and was using black paper. It kept coming up black. I had failed to turn the design face down.

I need to learn to get out of my way.

“Life twirls in on its self sometimes.”


Each New Day is a Gift



© Cynthia Martz 2014

Life presents challenges.

The Warrior in us knows that if we think Positive Thoughts the Negatives are Zapped.   Even if bad things Happen, we can put them in a sanctuary that can be addressed and dealt with in the best ways possible.

I always think of this poem when I am down and my mind is in a whirlwind of thoughts and distressing scenario’s.

Another take on this one:

Desiderata Updated

“Tread gently on anyone who looks at you sideways.

Have lots of long lie-ins.

Wear sturdy socks, learn to grow out of medium underwear and if you must lie about your age do it in the other direction:tell people you’re 97 and they’ll think you look fucking great.

Try to catch a trout and experience the glorious feeling of letting it go and seeing it swimming away.

Never eat food that comes in a bucket.

If you don’t know how to meditate at least try to spend some time every day just sitting.

Boo joggers.

Don’t work out, work in.

Play the banjo.

Sleep with somebody you like.

Eat plenty of liquorice all sorts.

Try to live in a place you like.

Marry somebody you like.

Try to do a job you like.

Never turn down an opportunity to shout ‘fuck them all!’ at the top of your voice.

Avoid bigots of all descriptions.

Let your bed become to you what the Pole Star was to sailors of old… look forward to it.

Don’t wear tight underwear.

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares? He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes.

Clean your teeth and keep the company of people who will tell you when there’s spinach on them.

Avoid people who know the answer.

Keep the company of people who are trying to understand the question.

Don’t pat animals with sneaky eyes.

If you haven’t heard a good rumor by 11am, start one.

Learn to feel sorry for music because, although it is the international language, it has no swearwords; if you don’t count Wagner which in my opinion is one long one and should be avoided at all cost.

If you write a book, be sure it has exactly 74 ‘fucks’ in it.

Send Hieronymus Bosch prints to elderly relatives for Christmas.

Avoid giving LSD to guide dogs.

Don’t be talked into wearing a uniform.

Salute nobody.

Campaign against blue smarties.

Above all, go to Glasgow at least once in your life and have a roll and square sliced sausage and a cup of tea.

When you feel the tea coursing over your spice singed tongue,you’ll know what I mean when I say

‘It’s good to be alive!’ ”

– Billy Connolly –