Perhaps you fear the power of storms, avalanches, earth quakes, lighting, tornadoes… hurricanes…bob cats, mountain lions, bears…
Nature is not your enemy!
You are not here to conquer and subdue nature, but to observe and learn her ancient language, understand her patterns moods and rhythms and live in harmony with her.
To respect nature is to live in unity and accord with the forces and seasons of the natural world, reading her signs, staying clear of any dangers you perceive, taking shelter when needed, paying attention to her slightest cues and hints of what is to come.
These signs will touch your early warning system: your intuition that is born of your existence on this planet. You must pay attention to what is around you and how that resonates in your body heart and mind!
Living in harmony with nature can mean nurturing the plants and rooted growing beings from the towering trees to lush shade loving ground cover, learning their ways, what they need.
Living in harmony with nature can mean caring for your domesticated animals, letting them teach you, observing their ways. It can also mean a kind and healthy balance between the habitats and habits and needs of wild creatures and those of the human world.
As you commune with the spirits of nature, you will know your place in this harmonious web of life and learn to exist in peace with all conditions and all creatures.
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.
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!