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Summer into Fall

Posted on September 25, 2017 with 0 comments
I began a 90 day journey on June 21, 2017.  My instincts directed me to lay low this summer, to journal, organize, let go of some possessions, to engage my body in a dialogue ( that one is hard to explain)-- basically to listen to my physical cues that came along, to complete a story that has been rolling around in my mind since the mid 90's, to do some art work and to play my music.  
Well, I accomplished some of those goals, and found the summer to be a challenge at times, a great reward at other times.  I feel I know myself better for having followed my inner guide.  I think I relinquished some old patterns of behavior that were very ready to be replaced. I feel more comfortable in my body, my life, and especially in my house.
You see 3/4's of the way through my quiet, reflective time a very sassy, very large hurricane changed my plans for the summer.  I ended up evacuating to Durham, NC to escape the wind and water that was coming with full force to Charleston. [...]
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Spring Happenings

Posted on May 18, 2017 with 0 comments
It is mid May already.  Wow! Time is flying by.  
April was a fun time with my sister's Mary and Betsy, and many cousins together in Myrtle Beach.  We have all been sending in our DNA samples to Ancestry.com and that has led us to really go back in time to discover many new facts about our parents, grandparents and great, greats!!!
It all makes me aware of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family here, and having had all the enormous love from those who have made their transition.  I feel the same way about appreciating my deep current friendships and honor those from the past, or those of friends passed on.  All of this has made me feel so grateful, in the deepest way, for my family and friends.  That appreciation has brought me much deep joy and peace.
I got to spend an evening opening Sacred Space for the Southern Sampler Artist Colony.  We gathered in a beautiful beach house in Folly Beach as a wild thunder and lightening storm provided the back [...]
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I have been in a bit of a dry spell creatively.  I last reported about my going out to the studio to record.  I was pumped up and feeling elated about getting some new music out into the world.  
Well, then I had to have surgery done on my scalp for basel cell cancer removal.  It was a much bigger deal than I had anticipated, and it set me back mentally and physically.  I had to deal with an open wound right smack dab in the middle of my front scalp.  I wore bandages and hats to hide the wound as it slowly closed up.  I certainly got a good dose of humility in the process--not an altogether bad thing in the long run.
But I noticed a change in my mood, my motivation and my creative impulses.   
Tate Corley was born.  He is my fourth grandchild.  Now that was a good dose of happiness that I well needed! I enjoyed getting Christmas gifts bought and organized for family and friends.  It was a good family time at Thanksgiving and Christmas. [...]
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Recording

Posted on July 23, 2016 with 0 comments
I am beginning the production of a new flute CD.  I went to Bruce Robert's studio with my friend Sharon Sinclair. I brought Sharon for support and for her feedback.  It was great to have her there.
I got 3 new tracks recorded.  It was a great start!

Elemental Fire

Posted on November 4, 2015 with 0 comments
When I completed taking, my classes on The Medicine Wheel, (a three year journey) Harriet, my teacher had a fire ceremony to honor me.  I will never forget how moving the ceremony was.  Part of what she asked me to do was to write down all my roles in life, every single one.  During the ceremony she asked me to bless the roles then throw the paper with them all written down into the flames.  It set me back some to think of literally giving up all of the framework of who I thought I was, or needed to be.  The hardest one to throw in was "I am a mother".  But, I trusted her and gave everything up to the fire.  It wasn't instantly, but over time I saw what a treasured experience it was to spend the time realizing all I believed about myself, life, others opinions of me.  I came to know myself better, and to be more fully who I wanted to be.  I wrote this poem today to commemorate that blessed event.
Elemental Fire
by Cerantha Corley
11/4/15
 
Throw [...]
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