“Is it called a garden because there are lots of plants, Grandma?” asks the little boy as he hops and stops and bends and sniffs, looks up to the treetops and under leafy growth in the mulch and turns eventually to see if his grandmother is still close behind. “That’s the story,” she replies. And they continue on their way. I’m charmed by this little exchange as I pass them on the garden path. This is how we learn as children. Piece by piece. Experience by experience. Everything’s fantastic and interesting and there’s something new around each bend. Curiosity
The nights are getting shorter. Have you noticed? While we celebrate more light with longer days and the earth spinning toward spring and summer, I’d like to say a word for the night.
Do not ask your children, grown or young (or your grandchildren, if you have them) to strive for extraordinary lives.
Ignore the promises you have to keep. What? Why would I promote not keeping your promises? I wouldn’t. Not really.
There was one unobtrusive moment, when Wayne Dyer awoke from sleep in the pre-dawn hours (as he was wont to do) just before he slipped his feet into the sandals by his bedside, when he closed his eyes and said softly, “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” I knew I’d remember that. These six words, on the mornings I’m mindful enough to whisper them the very first thing in the morning, have made a big difference in my attitude and gratitude and outlook and interactions. “Thank you.” “Thank you.” “Thank you.” Then I settle in with a morning meal and
If you invite Clarity, the Divine will, invariably, visit as well. Whatever it is you’re seeking; peace resolution joy rest discipline companionship solitude love health an answer….
Know that you are an anchor and a light for many around you. Let this not be a burden, let this be your strength. I went to a spiritual intuit who channeled information that I’m a healer and a light worker. This came as a surprise to me. Afterward it felt like so much pressure….. What should I be doing? And healing? Where should I be shining this proverbial light? Until I realized, through being still, praying and meditating on it, that I’m doing what I should be doing. I just had to get over myself, already. Get out
In the center of the storm there is an immense quiet. Find that place within yourself and live your life from it – undisturbed, efficient, at peace. -Frank Coppieters, Ph.D. What works for you? How do you remain calm?
I smudged my writing studio. I did it to clear any past energy and to start clean. Smudging is often done with sage. I infused mine with dried lavender tied in a smudging stick.