Your surroundings reflect you!

I would like to thank all those many two legged beings who pick up the trash from our community of trees, grasses wildflowers, bushes, thistles, brambles… We feel your care as you clean up behind those who give no thought to their papers, wrappers, cans, bottles, bags and junk.

Your surroundings reflect you and your inner world. Look around you. Are you pleased by what you see?

Remember this: The woods and beaches and neighborhoods and landscapes and private yards on this earth reflect what you think of yourselves. If you have no self regard you will show that outwardly by dropping trash and fouling your environment.

If you love yourself and care for yourself, your surroundings will reflect that regard.

We keep the earth in balance, all of us, together! Please continue to do your part. Learn to become aware of your piece in this puzzle called life on planet earth. Learn how you fit in with the other living beings that surround you.

Learn how your spirit fits in with the spirits of all things, the living tapestry of energy that surrounds and supports us all.

Know that we are all connected in this magnificent web of life. We depend on each other. We thrive together!

Message from the plants

We grow and reach to the sun. It is our birthright, the promise deep in each seed and rhizome and creeping root and flowering bulb. We are survivors. We are alchemists of air, earth, water and light!

We aim to thrive and prosper on our patch of this amazing earth. To make the most of our lives here together growing in communities, complementing each other.

The trees tall and spreading with the shorter denser undergrowth. The shade giver with the shade lover, the sun worshiper with those who will thrive in the harmony of dappled light.

Grandmother Cottonwood

We each have our niche, our talents, our habits. Our unique beauty and form. We thrive together in mixed communities, just like humans do.

You may not notice us or give us much thought, but know that we live good lives, satisfying lives. Even if humans never walked the earth, our lives satisfy and energize and delight us. We root ourselves deeply and anchor to the earth, grow toward the light and reach to the heavens. It is our joy!

Think of this. We plants feed and clothe you, shelter and make your world delightful. We cool you in our shade, we filter your air, we hold your soil. We provide countless opportunities for design motifs to make your world more beautiful.

When you eat a meal, thank a plant. When you go into your wood framed home and feel safe and comfortable, thank a plant. When you sit at your wooden furniture, thank a plant.

When you find cool shelter in leafy shade, thank a plant. When you catch the fragrance of a spring flower, a rose, a lilac, lavender, a peony, thank a plant.

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When you use essential oils for healing, thank a plant. When you use herbs to create interesting flavors in your foods, thank a plant… when you eat honey, thank a plant.

When you drink tea or coffee or hot chocolate or beer, or wine thank a plant… When you eat meat, thank a plant ( many of the creatures eaten for their meat graze on grasses or eat seeds) when you eat bread, thank a plant, when you wear perfume, thank a plant….. shall I continue?

It is full on spring now, and we are back!

Your inner light

Take a journey with me to your inner light .

Allow yourself to enter into a meditation where you imagine letting go of everything you own, your body, your identity, everything you think and feel, until only your brilliant inner light is left.

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Sunlight covered by clouds

Surrender for a little while your grasp on the physical objects around you. Imagine that there is nothing you need to keep track of, nothing to count, nothing to organize or pay for. Surrender all of it.

Now imagine if you can, your precious physical body dissolving until you are nothing but energy. Release it.

Now imagine letting go of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and your identity. Release what is in your mind and heart. You are simply allowing yourself to be with no agenda, no worries, no regrets.

Finally, imagine your spirit floating free and expansive, with nothing weighing it down.

Now, as you enter into this great silence, know the pure light at your center.

Now, slowly come back to your physical existence, retrieving those thoughts, beliefs and feelings that are good for you. Leave the others behind. Now imagine your body regenerating in a way that pleases you. Now once again surround yourself with the objects around you, those that are useful, those that you love. Let the others go. 

Allow yourself to feel gratitude for your existence and all the blessings you have in your life.

Let me repeat: You are the light.  Your light is the foundation your entire life is built on and the blueprint for your body. Feel it, be it, know it.