Welcome to Moments Photography by Sandy's blog about photography and creativity.  Always on the prowl for ways to keep learning, trying, inventing and shooting pictures.  I will share my adventures, addictions, and antics below.  Come visit often and share what you will.  Live abundantly, giving, sharing and loving. . . 

Resist Tyranny

September 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

  When you are afraid you make different choices than when your body is not in a stress mode.  Perhaps you have noticed the fear factor that has permeated our news, and into every aspect of our lives for a virus that has a 98% recovery rate.  Why the suppression of information for treating this virus?  To answer that question you might also wonder why there is such a push for getting a shot that is experimental and is known to change your DNA.  Do you make your decision with fear in mind?  Maybe you think,  "I need it so I won't get sick."  Or do you consider the suggestion that by getting the shot you are protecting others? Or do you look again at why there is a a large collection of videos giving ways to conquer this virus that have been relegated to a completely different section of the web?  In other words, censored.  This censorship "of course" was to protect the viewer from getting "misinformation".  It might surprise those doing the censorship that discernment of information is what your mind is for.  And I'm thinking that the ones who are moving information around must think they are smarter than I am.  You know, kind of like most people think about animals.  So if you're smarter than the animals you're in charge of, then you get to control the lesser.  Oh my!  Could that really be the plan?  Yes, it could.  Maybe not.  But I'm seeing a desperate attempt from the powers in charge to push this shot on as many people as possible.  They tried to give incentives.  That didn't work.  Then the narrative was to guilt and encourage everyone to get the shot.  Again, too many people were not interested.  So now it's a push it in your arm if you want to work, eat, travel, etc.  The people who have these drugs and nanites already in their body can't understand why the rest of the population don't do it.  I could almost rest my case on that.  Not being aware of what has been taken from you is part of the shot, among other complications.  No worries.  If you have it in your body and want to clear it, there will be ways.  Hopefully, censorship won't make it too hard to get that information out too.  When you hand over to someone else your decisions, you lose part of yourself.  Many have done that with a doctor.  In this way they are trusting a system that was built for profit and although it has helped many, it is not a wellness business.  If you are well, you don't need a doctor.  If you can heal from this virus, you don't need a shot. Regardless of your decision, it needs to be a choice not a mandate.  This is a free will planet but it won't stay that way if we don't stand together for choice.  Stand for freedom or you may not even remember what that means.

Aura of Colorful Emotions

August 31, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Your aura is composed by your emotions.  Emotions are feelings that you experience repeatedly in life.  These emotions can rewire your brain so that you actually attract more of the same.  People will say that bad things happen in three.  Maybe that is no more than an answer to where you are placing your attention.  Are you complaining about the situation?  If you are making a practice of talking about your sorrows or negative talk about how things "should" be, this is just a mind exercise for things that you have absolutely no control over.. So essentially you just have an opinion.  Or are you looking for the lesson and moving on?  Sometimes it is difficult to rise above the lower vibrations of anger, and grief.  But the sooner you can rise to a more peaceful state the better events will unfold.  Emotions command your life.  You can command your emotions if you are conscious of the process and how it feels in the body.  It's the body where the emotions live.  Using your words carefully will help you to change how your life unfolds.  If you could see the colors that surround your body you'd have an idea of how someone else feels or commands their life.  Blue is trust.  Healing is green. White is all colors. Gold surrounds those who have attained a heightened perspective of life and are filled with pure love.  Your aura can change as you change.  You change when you take responsibility for your thoughts, actions and feelings.

Begin Again

May 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

You, Life, LoveYou, Life, LoveCircle Dance
Song: You, Life, Love

In the circle of life - begin again.  So many times of trying and failing.  Failure teaches you what doesn't work.  So keep trying.  Begin again.  It's okay to quit, if you are quitting a bad habit.  Research says that people who tried to quit smoking and fail have a much higher successes rate the second time they try to quit.  So make up your mind and do it.  As Wayne Dyer says in his most recent book, "Awakening"  (that was published after his death) "It's not hard to quit smoking.  Just don't put them in your mouth."  And you have to admit that not putting a cigarette in your mouth is key to quitting.  Your thinking patterns play an important role in this quest as well.  When I knew I wanted to quit I picked the hardest trigger: being at a bar as my practice session.  I would tell myself that I could have a cigarette when I got home.  So the whole time I was at the bar I didn't smoke.  I got used to being around people who smoked. And I got used to not lighting up a cigarette when everyone else did.  That was over ten years ago.  I don't miss breathing fire.  And I'm glad to be rid of the nagging head game to go out and smoke.  So I quit.  I don't miss it.  I begin my life again smoke free, every day.  We begin our lives not smoking.  This body is made mostly of water, lots of cells and an incredible potential.  We all have the potential to be our highest self.  It is a choice in every moment.  Below is a poem that reminds me how to live with my God given talents and ways of being.  It is from "A Return to Love" by Marianne Williamson (it's been attributed to Nelson Mandela but that is an internet error.) It is a testament for beginning again.  Read this poem again and again until it gives you that inner strength to do what you are meant to do.  You are born to begin this life, yet again and learn your lessons of life and love.  Love, fail and love again.  Begin again as many times as it takes.  It is not in the falling down that is the defining moment but the way you rise. Rise again.  Begin again.

Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson

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's 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're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.


Cosmic Connection Bridge

April 25, 2021  •  Leave a Comment


Flooded in light, with a compass set at true north, surrounded by a rainbow sky, under a crescent moon...where might this path lead you?  Cosmic convergence happens.  Dragonflies and damselflies show up  Your internal compass is recalibrated. Some will see, others will not.  It is the opening to such that appearance reveals its secrets.  Belief precedes seeing.  A song and joy in your heart magnetizes magic happenings.  Expect them and you will...  

Act, Dream, Plan and Believe

April 15, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Act, dream, plan and believe or believe, plan, dream, and act.  In my way of thinking, if you believe in an idea, you might make a plan.  As you formulate the plan, inspirations and dreams might come into your mind to suggest an impact on the idea and plan that you are formulating.  When you act, that is still not the final step if you keep your awareness on additional inspiration that sometimes appears as you are in motion.  Inspiration likes to find you working.  Creativity is like a river that is always flowing.  If you get into that flow, it will carry you.  Keeping your awareness and focus in the moments that are unfolding as you work allows you to stay in that mindfulness that is connected to the timeless.  In this place of knowing all is encompassed and empty.