{April 15, 2014}   I in You and You in Me


This morning I was meditating again on the breath.  The Christ said ‘I in you and you in me‘ in a passage in the New Testament.  I wonder if what he meant by that is similar to what I posted in my earlier post ‘Grouse Meditation’.

Imagine standing near the Man from Galilee with others that came to hear him speak.  As He exhales, each breath he breaths out you breath in.  You are breathing Him into you…the air that was in His lungs and sustaining His human body is now in yours doing the same for you!

Breath is the only thing that the human body cannot exist without.  You can go days without food or water as the Christ did in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights – but you cannot go without air….without breath…for more than a few minutes.  Oxygen is the Source of our sustenance.

Within the breath we experience they rhythm of energy that all Life emits.



{April 13, 2014}   Why I Use Nature

Helping hummingbird 2

I was raised a Preacher’s Daughter.  My Father was in the military and we moved all over the world while I was young.  On our second tour in England, my Father started a Church of Christ in the small village nearby.  After retiring from the Air Force, he went on to complete his Doctorate in Religion and Theology to add to his Masters in Psychology. So I am very familiar with ‘the Book’ and the concepts it teaches.

I married young – at 18 – to a man that was also ‘in the church’.  During my marriage to him, he moved me and our first baby to Boston where we became involved in what I later came to understand was considered a Cult.  So again….in my life I have been very involved in Religion and Organized Religious Beliefs am very, very familiar with the teachings and traditions of men.

Many people who have known me well during all phases of my life ask me why I use Nature so much when I speak of Spiritual things. Animals, plants, the elements of the earth – Nature – is what has helped guide me to re-establish my connection to the Creator of All That Is.  I experienced many different forms of, well, let’s call it negative influences during my ‘religious’ days and I had lost Faith, Hope and Joy in Life itself.  As a result, I find it very difficult to say or hear certain words that are associated with the common religious words used because they act as triggers to dark days for me.

I searched for many years trying to find My Highest Truth in this Human existence and I found that because I love and am drawn to animals and being in nature so much, that is where I find comfort and proof of the Source of All Creation.  Animals teach the many of the same lessons that the Christ taught us (if you will listen) in ways that anyone can understand.  And your Inner Spirit gives guidance. ‘Seek and you shall find’…..I’ve followed those words I never really understood before, and I am finding.  I am now more connected to Spirit than I EVER was in my whole life in the church being spoon-fed what I was supposed to believe.  I am a Spiritual person, and no longer a ‘religious’ one.  To me there is a big difference.

My intention is to complete the book I have been writing on this subject in hopes to help others like me that may have lost Faith or (‘fallen away’ as the church likes to say it) to find their way back to being connected with the Source of All that Is.  My goal is to share the Truth of Life as I see it through different words as Nature herself reveals them to me so that ALL may hear in terminology they can understand – not just the Biblical Scholars.

This blog is a place that I can share – and hear what others may have to share on the subject. I welcome input on Life lessons you have learned and how you learned them, or questions you may have to help you understand as well…..but please refrain from ‘preaching’ to me as my human self will shut it out immediately.

Be at Peace.


{April 5, 2014}   Grouse Meditation

This thought came to my mind as I woke up today:

We are all connected…even with animals and plants.  We all breathe the same air! Think about it. I’m standing by you talking with you – as I breathe out my breath, you are breathing in the air near us….which contains the breath I just breathed out.

I am away at a mountain retreat in the Great Smokey Mountains – connecting with the Source of all that is.  Last night while sitting on the porch visiting with my hostess she informed me that there are Bears, Coyotes, Turkeys and Grouse all over the mountain.  Cool!  I love animals…all nature. But I had no idea what a Grouse was.

This morning I had a great meditation with my tibetan singing bowl and then drew an animal card.  I like to draw animal cards because I connect so much with nature and it is my way of staying close to our Creator.  Animals, plants, and the elements all have their place in all that Is as well and we are all in this life together.  Each animal has a special significance of it’s own.  In Native American Indian medicine, Grouse signifies the Sacred Spiral of life.

Guess what card I drew this morning?  You got it – Grouse!  Nope, I do not believe in coincidences.  When you think of the Sacred Spiral, think of a tornado or whirlpool…it pulls you in a spiral to the center of it.  It’s a metaphor for personal enlightenment and personal vision….a symbol of birth and re-birth. So when you think of what Grouse signifies while in meditation, look at the various movements in your world.

1. Start by visualizing the Sun in the group of stars in the Milky Way swirling around.

2.Draw yourself out of this Star spiral of light and into the spiraling of your own DNA strand.

3. Analyze the way you move through your world.  Think about the things you do throughout your days – how you act or react, what are your actions?

4. Ask yourself ‘What kind of reaction do I cause with the energy I put out into the universe?’  Are you sending out loving and kind energy waves, or angry, impatient, selfish energy wave frequencies? Examine the ways in which your energy may be causing friction and sparks with others around you.

5 . What words would you use to describe the way you move through material AND spiritual worlds?

6. Is your movement compatible with your greatest desires and goals?

7. Work towards harnessing your energy and directing it towards clearly defined goals.

My desire is to live a peaceful, loving, quiet life and however I can, to help others to have a better life.  In what capacity that is, I am not sure but I do what I am led to do.  Maybe I have a lot of life experience insight to offer through my writing, or maybe beautiful things flow from Spirit through me that may inspire or comfort others.  Or maybe I am to just Love.

But if the energies I put out are not in line with those desires, then they cannot be met. Instead those wonderful ‘free’, peaceful energies repel against the chaotic, angry, negative energies and push them away.  In essence, push ME away.

By the laws of nature, positive attracts positive.  So if you want positive things in your life, you must be full of positive energy…and share that positive energy with others. Whether you realize it or not, you impact everyone you come in contact with every day.

So in remembering my very first statement, the next time you get angry with someone and start speaking in harsh tones and hateful words, remind yourself that those words and breath are going out of you and as quickly, are being breathed in by people around you.  They are breathing pure negativity!  How do you think they will react to you?



{March 24, 2014}   Be Still

Be still and listen to the voice that tells you who you really are and and what you have to offer.

Can you ‘Be Still’? Can you just ‘Be’? Very few people I have come in contact with are able to just ‘Be’. When I talk about Being to them they look at me like I grew a 3rd eye or something….truth be told, I DID! But if you are not comfortable Being alone with yourself, if you do not enjoy your own company, you will not understand what I mean by that.

Think about it – we are human Beings….not human ‘Doings‘. Right? When ‘You’ first came into your human body, you knew what it was like to Be. Your first 9 months of human existence, all you could do was ‘be’. And listen. After you came out of the darkness and safety of the womb, you still remembered where you came from and how to ‘Be’ for a few years. As time rolled by though, you forgot. The noise and chatter of the human existence is non-stop and it is seldom one can quiet the mind long enough to get the gap – that little space in between the words.

It may be uncomfortable at first but you will love it if you can make your body and mind cooperate – even for a short time….even for 30 seconds a day. Once the understanding and knowing is there, to return for a time each day will come naturally once again. And you will remember.

{March 19, 2014}   Bees

Last night I dreamed about bees .  I felt 5-6 of them moving and then buzzing in my hair on top of my head.  I reached up and felt them and one by one gently pulled them out of my hair. When I saw the first one in my hand and felt it buzzing, I threw it down and stomped on it, but my fear passed quickly and I let them free instead.  None of them stung me.  The first sensation I had was of danger and fear they would sting, but that passed very quickly.  I got them out and all was fine.  Here is what Shaman medicine says:

“If the Bee has come to you in your dreams:

To see Bees in your dream symbolizes wealth, good luck, harmony, creativity and bliss. Bees are also symbolic of hard work and industry as represented by the common phrase “busy as a Bee.” Your hard work will pay off in the end with sweet results. Alternatively, the dream represents the things that are happening in your life or something that is buzzing with activity. Is there a lot going on in your life?

To dream that you are stung by a Bee, indicates that you have been wronged. Maybe you have been hurt by some stinging remark.

A bee landing on someone’s hand is believed to foretell money to come, while if it settles on someone’s head it means that person will rise to greatness. “

My life has been extremely busy and challenging for the last few years, working harder than I ever have in my life with 3 companies that Alan and I have.  I’m talking insanely crazy busy….and every time it seems things are calming down and stabilizing, another big change happens!

There are some more changes happening in the very near future business – wise.  We recently moved (2 weeks ago) to a new place where I have birds and trees surrounding me finally, whereas for the last year we have lived surrounded by concrete and asphalt in a high-rise downtown.

I was beginning to feel quite ‘blue’ from the lack of nature and peacefulness around me – after all, I am a tree-hugger and nature lover.  Screaming sirens all the time was what I heard, not the sounds of nature.  We have gotten more clients which is great – but busy!

I was resisting the ‘busy-ness’ in my life for a while, but a peace has started to regain it’s place within me all the ‘business’ is a GOOD sign that we are going in the right direction and very soon it will start paying off for us both financially, and in our relationship…according to the BEES.

I’ve started writing and painting again which is so rewarding and refreshing.  So thank you Bees for reaffirming where my path is going!

et cetera