Saturday, 21 September 2019

Fall Equinox 2019

Fall Equinox in our area always signals that winter is right around the corner.  The day signals even shorter daylight and longer night.  It is the quarter turning of the Earth.  For many, it is a time to give thanks for the bounty of the harvest.  When so many live in the cities now, the celebration of the harvesting of good, nourishing, natural food is not practiced.  For city dwellers, it is like giving thanks to Superstore or other grocery chain.

We have lost much of the art of celebrating the passage of one season to another.  A passing season is a big event - much like a birthday.  It is a time of contemplation, wild celebration, and fantastic food all rolled into one day.  Even going outside and standing on a balcony or going to a park to give thanks to Nature and the beings that care for all things in Nature is a great way to celebrate Fall Equinox.

If you want to say words as part of your celebration, try these three lines:

We give thanks for the harvest.
We give thanks for abundance
We give thanks for the blessings in our lives through the year. 

Many blessings. 

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Life Purpose

Clients always ask me, "What is my life purpose?  I know I have one.  I just don't know what it is!"

My response is always - you need to become the best person that you can be and to share that with the Universe.

The poster above is a different take on life.  I like it!  "Make your heartbeat match the beat of the Universe."  Or, learn to go with the flow of the Universe.  Beat as one.  What an exciting life goal to have!

It is hard, however to be in step with Nature.  It is not our nature to move easily and freely with the weather and with the seasons.  We want to be in control.  No one really knows why.  

Today, listen to the heartbeat of the Universe.


Sunday, 15 September 2019

Releasing the Past to Move Forward

There is a saying that goes "You cannot see forward by looking into the rear view mirror".  So often when you talk to different people, you hear about all the things that happened to them in the past.  You hear about their victim hood. You hear about:
  • how my father or mother or family member beat me or ridiculed me
  • how a parent or both parents died so I had no guidance
  • how I left school because the teachers picked on me or did not understand me or stopped me from learning
  • how I don't have a job because my employer does not appreciate me
As long as the individual hangs on to the belief or grievance, they will stay stuck.

Do not let them drag you into their rut.


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Can You Be Like A Tree?

Trees provide beauty for us on this Earth.  So we landscape our yards and our cities and our parks with them.  Yet alone, untended, they provide shelter, oxygen, and life as they stand in the forests on a mountain or in other inaccessible areas.  

It saddens me that the Amazon Forest is burning.  And then I remember that sometimes things need to be destroyed before they can be renewed to a next evolution.  Trees, like humans are evolving as all of the beings on planet Earth are evolving.

We need to remember that we are not Creator but we are Caretakers of ourselves and those beings around us whether human or tree or other.  We are like the tree.


Saturday, 7 September 2019

The Beauty of Rain

The last several days it has rained and rained off and on.  Sometimes it spits, and sometimes it pours.  The beauty of the rain is the intensity and the gentleness that it moves between.  The beauty of the rain is the way it acts like a curtain and eventually parts to allow the Sun to shine on the Earth.  The beauty is how it nourishes us all.  

Rain carries down oxygen to the earth to provide life.  It cleanses and eases and offers hope for all life.  There is nothing like walking in the rain.  It offers a healing like no other.  Take some time to walk in the rain.


Monday, 2 September 2019

Managing Anger

It is a bright and lovely day.  You are enjoying the sun and the feeling and glad to be alive.  Then, someone rains on your parade!  They pick a fight by insulting you or your family, or arguing with something you said, or, they just come and dump on you for no apparent reason.  When that happens, we get angry!

When we get angry, we are seeing ourselves as the victim.  When someone argues with you or dumps on you, recognize that it is their problem, not yours.  You do not need to accept what they say.  You are your own person.