Clean house!

It is time to clean house! Begin at the top, dusting, sweeping, clearing out the old, the stale, the outdated, those objects, ideas, attitudes, that are no longer useful.

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Grandmother Cottonwood and the untidy nest

Go into the hidden places- the closets, cupboards the drawers. Clear things out! Bring in light and air and fresh energy!

Bring in the new, new clothing, new ideas, new intentions, new friends, removing from your home and experience the clutter and junk and dead wood that weighs you down and dims your clarity- that causes your focus to fade, that holds you back.

Clear out, renew, clean, polish, and shine, leaving only what you choose to have in your life. Choose to keep only those objects, experiences, people, feelings, emotions, ideas, that enrich and empower your life!

You can weather any storm

Cut through the clutter and chatter; penetrate the clouds and debris of your life, physical, mental, emotional for your health and well-being.

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Sunshine through thick clouds

Just as your home and surroundings benefit from a clearing and cleaning, so does your energy atmosphere. It might seem impossible to let go of stale old emotions left over from the past, holding you prisoner. You can release them and move forward with new lightness of being.

To do this takes courage self compassion and commitment to your well-being. Get help if you need it as you access, feel and give compassionate attention to the feelings that arise in you.

These feelings are energy.   You will feel them in your body,  feel them moving. Some of them may feel overpowering, like a thunder storm rolling through. Do not fear, dear ones every storm passes in time. Gather your courage and stay with it. Persevere.

Stay with the emotion, become a compassionate observer as it rises, floods, crests and dissipates. Feel its presence in your body without judgment. Allow it to be as it is and in time it will shift and change and lighten as you cease resistance. After a storm all the earth is cleansed, refreshed and ready to grow!

Know this! You are strong, powerful, capable. You can weather any storm. You can heal.

Two webs

Billions of roots hold the soil. The multitude of grasses, the flowering beauties that return year after year, those rooted organisms you call weeds, the magnificent trees of our beloved planet all anchor our soil, forming a vast web of interconnection…  Call it love!

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Honeysuckle and ash tree

The web of roots anchoring this abundant life mirrors the energetic web of all things, invisible to most, yet permeating and connecting all things in exquisite perfection. No word or thought or feeling of any human can be separated from this web. They are the stuff of the web.

The energetic vibrations of your feelings, thoughts and words announce you and create an energy pattern, unique to you. Others might not see this, but they can feel and sense it.

Your energies and vibrations join with those of others and yet others, and still more, creating intricate patterns and possibilities one alone could not dream of.

Just as the mighty roots of a cottonwood intertwine and interweave with the roots of other trees, grasses, weeds, and wildflowers, so do your thoughts and words interweave with the feelings, thoughts, and words of others. In this way, you are all connected at the energetic level…   Some call it spirit.

Full spectrum

Rainbows make the invisible visible. Conditions must line up perfectly for the ephemeral beauty of fractured light to become visible to human eyes. Know that you too are make up of the full spectrum of color and light.

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Have your colors and frequencies of light been dimmed by gray clouds caused by foreign substances and toxins you have ingested ; unexpressed feelings; words that stick in your throat? As you learn to let your feelings flow, your words and pent up emotions full expression, your true jewel like colors will radiate from you and fill your world with beauty.

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Speckled blue butterfly

From the slowest vibration of red, to the highest frequencies of violet, color can heal, color can restore harmony and balance to your life.

Meditate with color! Ask for whatever color is most needed to shine in the part of your body that will benefit from that frequency.

Allow the color to come through your mind’s eye without editing, expecting, blocking. Allow the healing color to delight and surprise you, to morph and transmute into other colors of the spectrum and go exactly where they are needed in your body.

You are light, you are the full spectrum of color. Words cannot describe the beauty and power of your amazing and breathtaking light .

You can feel better!

Dear ones, you do not need to spend your life feeling bad, guilty, less than, sick at heart, depressed…

I, Grandmother Cottonwood can feel your vibrations as you walk past. I feel the dancing, lively, fun, sweet energy of those who feel good, and the heavy muddy, swampy energy of those that feel bad.

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Robin in winter

My dears, with patience, practice, perseverance, and self compassion you may shift your daily emotional tone to one that lifts you up out of the muddy feelings, gives you hope and clarity, allows you to know your inner strength.

This is your true nature. You no longer need to hold yourself back, keep yourself repressed, dim your light to make others feel better, to fit in with the family or group of friends. Take heart, loved ones, for you and only you are in charge of the emotional climate of your life.

Take easy steps, stay with it, notice and replace thoughts that hurt with something that feels a little better, make this a habit, then replace that with a new more uplifting thought. Take the time you need.

Make these new thoughts a habit. As you do this, your vibrations will rise. Toxins will be released from body, mind and spirit. You will feel better in all ways, and you will see a shift in the world around you.

Make feeling good your highest priority and you will bless yourself and this world.

Be your healthiest

My dears, I have observed many of you poison yourselves with unhealthy food and drink, with resentment and rage, with ugly news and information that brings on fear and loathing, anxiety and dread, with entertainment that saps your spirit, drains your resources, that degrades and demeans your natural nobility of spirit.

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Grandmother Cottonwood, sunny day

Please be aware of the substances and thoughts, ideas, images, energies you allow into your body and consciousness. Choose only those that promote the health and vitality of mind body and spirit.

You can do this… Start in small ways to detoxify your life. As you gain confidence and feel better, it will be easier to release the larger more entrenched habits… You are worth the effort, my dears!

Do you not wish to be at your very best, your healthiest? Health is more than your physical body functioning like a machine. It is your thoughts, attitudes, feelings, emotions, your mood, your outlook, your energetic atmosphere.

Health is the visible and invisible aspects of you functioning in harmony and balance.

You have been given free will to choose the substances, the foods, the people, the entertainment, the ideas that you allow into your life. Do they sustain you? Do they allow you to be the best you can be?

You are blessed, dear ones. Blessed with life on this sweet green earth. Make it the best it can be!

Are you highly sensitive?

Some of you are blessed with the ability to feel what others feel, to pick up the tiny hints and clues of actions yet to occur, to feel or see the subtle energies of others.

You may carry the cares of the world on your shoulders, weighed down with sorrow and pain and anxiety that are not your own. In this way your greatest gift becomes a burden, and your life is not under your own control.

Please know dear ones, that you can manage your gifts and sensitivities without carrying and feeling the grief of others.

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Winter trees, snowy day

When you feel overwhelmed and know it is not yours, send blessings and love to the sufferers whoever and wherever they may be. Then imagine yourself shutting a door or a window, or pulling a curtain that will keep your energy with you and theirs with them.

Perhaps you felt as a child you could help others by carrying their feelings. Know this! It is not your job to carry the weight of the world on your back. You can keep yourself clear and free of collective anxiety! Your job is to feel and manage your own feelings.

If you are called to help others, you may teach others to manage their own feelings, to become literate in the language of emotion so the earth may become a more peaceful and happier place for all to live.