Out of this world

Where do I go to get away? Out of this world of course! How? Well, inside my head of course! Don’t you? Come and try it. You might just like it. Here’s something to help kick start your trip. Now that’s pretty cool. Did you know each  planet has its very own musical note? Here’s … More Out of this world

Blue Pearl

earth a pearl of blue hidden in the shell of space the pearl is my home ℜ © Raili Tanska Image – Pixabay Safar over at Blisters, Bunions & Blarney came up with a Haiku Challenge. The baton is being passed down the line – from Calen to Jane and now to me.  And I’m  passing … More Blue Pearl

Echoes of Blonde

Everyone knows all Finns are blonde, right ?! Well, not really true at all. Mum had black hair. Dad’s was reddish brown. But – there does seem to be a preponderance of blondeness. This got me to thinking. So I did a quick hunt through some photos. And a bit of Google research. Boy, did … More Echoes of Blonde

Tales of Nanunja 3

I am Nanunja.  I live deep in the forests of Mother Earth. The air I breathe is as soft, sweet and crisp as the scent of  fresh  pine needles. My tribe is known as the Wai’a’atika. During my spirit walk to meet my totem as a young warrior brave, the Great Bear came to me. He … More Tales of Nanunja 3


  We trudged single file through the dark forest, trudging deeper and deeper, until I lost all sense of direction. The band of travellers I was with had invited me to join them. They told me it was a special place they were going to. One that only they knew about. A place of mystery … More Sacrifice

Hearts and Hugs

There is so much hurt in the world. Let’s not add  any more to it. Instead, let’s focus  on making it better. One step at a time. This fellow is leading by example – Here’s what connecting to the heart does – Let’s connect! Raili Tanska YouTube

Sunday Serenity

Find a  quiet  space. Somewhere you will be undisturbed for a while.  A sacred space where you feel calm and peaceful. It may be a nook you have created at home, in the garden, by the seaside  … Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Spine straight, arms and legs uncrossed. Take a few deep … More Sunday Serenity


In the vastness that is  Creation I stand solitary sanctity surrounded immersed in the Holy of Holies a speck a mote of dust in awe of the majesty the beauty the breath-taking-in-ness of it all There are no words to describe it It fills my heart and Soul © Raili Tanska Images – Pixabay Written … More Sacred

Echoes of Raili

I’m navel gazing this week. This post is all about me, me, me –  Raili. ‘Cos I celebrated my birthday last week. Top row L – R: me with Dad on my wedding day;  My brother Erkki, me, my sister Ritva after Dad’s funeral Middle row:  Me having a bubble bath; Mum and my siblings. … More Echoes of Raili