Monthly Archives: October 2016
After the refreshing rains of last weekend, we’ve been experiencing incredibly stunning days here at Lake Tahoe and, as always, are taking advantage of every moment possible that we can immerse in Nature despite a busy and transformative past week and a half. We’ve had visiting family with us all week from the San Juan Islands and Martha’s Vineyard, today to include my family joining us for a celebratory day, but yesterday saw us doing one of, if not, my favorite things – boating on the water – crisp wind in my face and hair and fresh spray kissing my skin. Of course I stayed at the front of the boat the entire time and lost myself in the deep blue mystery of this crystalline portal.
I think you can see how soul-happy and connected this makes me. 🙂
So we rented a boat and took with us a picnic lunch and made our way to Emerald Bay where we enjoyed it by Fannette Island and its mysterious Tea House that was built by Lora Knight who purchased most of the bay in 1928 and built the Vikingsholm mansion along with the miniature castle on the little island where she would take guests by boat for afternoon tea.
We ended our time with a hike above the lake, making it a well-rounded day of being both on and above it and of course anchoring in some good forest time and grounded Earthiness.
No matter what our days involve, we always involve Nature and this has been a lovely gift to share with family. They’ve expressed their appreciation for showing them how we seamlessly weave this into our lives as an extension of who we are and that they have been inspired to do the same.
And it prompted me to remember and share with them about the 30 Day Nature Immersion Challenge I had put out there two years ago (coincidentally) for October of 2014 that was so transformtaive for many people.
I believe that spending time in Nature creates positive change in your life that will benefit yourself, everyone around you, and the Earth at large.
The more time you spend in Nature, the more you start to see and feel from a different perspective, understand the connection between all things, and live with more compassion, grace, inspiration, energy, greater health, and a softer vibrational footprint.
Spending time on the lake itself yesterday was transformative for me and rooted me to the nature of who I am and what I want to create.
I believe when you immerse in Nature, you remember the Nature of you.
This felt healing to share again for everyone who is or has gone through some challenging times of recent, especially in terms of losing a loved one. These are intense times for many. Know that you are loved even when you feel most alone and think that love has abandoned you. Sending peace to everyone’s hearts. ❤
So many are experiencing some very heavy and intense things right now, which includes the physical transition of loved ones in both human and animal form.
I just wanted to extend my heart to each of you, in complete understanding of the tremendous ache, emptiness, ripping of the heart, and what seems like an unrelenting challenge this can leave you with.
I know that nothing right now will ease the pain, as that is something only time can do.
And to that I can only say to allow yourself to mourn, to feel, reach out to others, and be gentle with yourself, just as your loved ones were with you, as they want you only to remember and embody the love.
These shifts are not to intentionally hurt, as there are far-reaching reasons our human emotions can’t wrap around at present, but in many cases can be to actually assist…
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We are both of the dark and the light…we are their alchemical transmutation. When we remember and walk responsibly through the shadow of our truth, we recognize and embody the brilliance of our creative power.
We often are focused on searching for the light, and yet the mysterious magnitude and beauty is in walking the recognition of our complexity within the cosmic abyss of our consciousness in totality.
Every time I see amazing displays of light around me and the environment I find myself in, I realize it is only because I am embracing the dance with shadow and understanding its immeasurable potential, that these experiences and appearances are possible.
And in return, they are reflecting that message if in fact we don’t realize this.
It is how we responsibly utilize these energies that becomes the focus and creates the challenge we are here to harness with intentful awareness every step of the way so as not to duplicate recurrences of our past, but to align us with future expansive probabilities through the presence of all-encompassing consciousness now.
“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” ~Francis Bacon
It’s such an interesting dichotomy that we have to retrain ourselves to be natural, and yet life is full of dichotomies. The more we remember, the more we simply embody rather than need a formal process to be ourselves. I’m resharing this short blog as reminder, which includes some words from Osho: “……Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it. Be – don’t try to become.”
However, I find that the more aligned with the nature of who I am, the more formalities drop away. Everything is simply about that seamlessness of being the harmony of me in balance.
That very fullness of experience when you are like that instance of a flash of light birthing forth from a dying star, is when you have come to know freedom and that any ideology or practice is simply not a requirement to “be”.
I find myself most at home in the wilderness of life…the great Cosmic outdoors. A place where timelessness is the blending of horizons between sea and mountain, land and sky, Earth and Cosmos, body and soul.
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Butterflies are messengers and have the ability to bring clarity to our mental processes and communication, help with organization of projects, and assist with finding the next steps to take on the journey. Within all of this there’s an air of being ready to embrace it all with some level of internal growth and transformative expansion when butterflies are our totems.
Back in my early 20’s I received the butterfly in meditation upon what my soul path symbol was and they have been with me ever since in proliferation.
I’ve been harnessing my inner butterfly in more profound ways, but recently things have felt to take another pivotal turn with being on point with this energy and so I thank you my sweet butterfly friends who have graced my conscious journey.
My focus has been on activating latent DNA and supporting the same collectively in order to access greater freedom, courage, and total transmutation.
We are capable of this and butterfly reflects to us our innate personal power we are realizing.
Are you living or existing?
A little “spark” of inspiration to set your day on fire. Breathe fullness and vibrancy into your life and live out loud.
I love and live this:
I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man (humans) is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Autumn is a season of harmony and harvest, bringing a warm glow and luster to everything it touches. This includes the changing leaves that seem to fall in love with the Earth, as they gently glide down to kiss her skin. Orange is one of the colors of warmth that dance in this season of beauty and change. There are so many shades and blends of orange in all things Autumn – from fall foliage to pumpkins, harvest moon to cozy flames in the fireplace, chrysanthemums to gerbera daisies, and all things yum like sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, persimmons, and clementines to name a few.
Orange sparks an energetic rush of enthusiasm, vitality, joy, adventure, creativity, and even evokes a giggle. As the second chakra it is the energy and strength to sustain and nurture life and is our relationship to self and others, as well as our connection to abundance.
No matter if you are watching a beautiful Autumn sunset or hiking through a forest of Fall-cloaked trees, there’s something truly comforting and inspiring about the glow of orange abound.
When you realize the connection to your source of creativity, Autumn can be a wonderful time not just for harvesting food, but the fruits of all of your labors, which includes both enjoying some nurturing rest and fun, but also harnessing all that you have within you to focus joyously into creative endeavors that utilize the gifts you’ve cultivated.
After the storms of this weekend we were left with a beautiful winter wonderland at the higher elevations. This made for a most magickal hike on Echo Lakes Trail on a most beautiful day. Breathing in the beauty. Breathing in life. Breathing in all possibilities. Grateful to have so many options to choose in the way of how we want to create our reality.
And as I shared on Facebook earlier today:
I know not how to deny the passions of my heart, as doing so is like a slow suffocation or allowing someone willingly to strangle and choke my life force from me. Beyond all odds, judgments from others, and challenges, I continue to support the energy and path that moves through me and says to my heart, this is your song. I cannot choose not to follow that frequency stream unless I choose mediocrity, numbness, or perhaps even distinguishing altogether my light, as the mission of my heart song must be expressed and needs to be heard. So does yours.
Enjoy this stroll in enchantment as you remember your song.
Don’t be so hard on yourself and so self critically judgmental….while struggle, challenge, and pain don’t always have to be your experience, they do provide a gateway to alchemy – to knowing and honoring your true beauty and bringing out your gifts in ways that demonstrate the resiliency of your soul and the capabilities you innately embody, but have forgotten.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross