My bark may feel cold and rough to you this winter’s day. Do not let this fool you, for my heart is warm and welcoming!
I may seem silent, separate, apart. Do not be fooled, for in my own way I am fully engaged in the web of life on this planet!
I may seem irrelevant to your human world, your worries, concerns, and solutions to your problems. Do not be fooled, for my energy interweaves in intricate patterns with that of all living things including humans. We are in this together!
My quiet existence matters in the web of life. My existence creates a ripple and a powerful filament of love in the tapestry of the universe. I belong here!
I want you to know each thought, word and feeling of yours has energetic reality that affects the web of life, just as my tree energy does. You make a difference ! You matter and you belong here!
You don’t have to move mountains or bring peace to the Middle East. Simply tune your thoughts and feelings gradually to happiness and joy and kindness and laughter a little more often.
Turn off those news programs and avoid those people that manipulate you into anger and fear. Guide your time and energy to uplifting, soul satisfying activities, thoughts, words, beliefs, friends, and entertainment.
In this way you will affect the web of life for good! You are a creator whether you know it or not!
Take your job seriously! You and I, along with all living beings on earth reweave the web of life with each thought, feeling, and action.
When you expand your awareness to include the spirits in all things, the rocks, trees, clouds, insects, plants and animals, the land you call home, the other people around you, you expand your experience of life.
You expand your understanding of the oneness of all things You see life from a different perspective like a hawk soaring overhead, or a snake gliding across rough pavement or through the tall grass.
Little brown snake
When you expand your awareness to know what hawk knows, you will feel and know the warm updraft under your wide open wings, effortlessly holding you aloft above the immense landscape where you make your living.
When you expand your awareness to know what snake knows, you drink in the earthy smell of soil, dead leaves, and rough pavement beneath your belly, you sense the texture and solidity of the ground, you feel the stiff stems of grass anchored to the earth as you glide past.
When you expand and allow yourself to know these things and to experience them, you will gain respect for all living creatures and the great web of life that sustains us.
Always remember this! Nothing can be separated from the whole.
When you expand your awareness, you will know your place in this great web of life- that you belong to the earth. I ask you to use your free will and human agency to celebrate and protect the great tapestry of creation of which we are all a part!
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!
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.
My dear ones, this is a time of choice.
Do you choose to live in fear? Do you choose to do what is healthy for mother earth and all life? Do you choose to make those minute adjustments to your life that will result in better health, happier relationships, feelings of peace and well-being?
Crow in late winter
Set your intention each day. Start small and build on that.
You are the master of your life. Own it!
You choose and command the energies that move through you.
Get comfortable with that!
Your intentions and words have power beyond your ability to fathom. They interact with the web of all things, weaving and creating your future. Every thought, word, decision, choice and belief emanates from you and helps to shape the web of all things.
Align them with your dreams to shape your amazing future.
You have more power than you have been led to believe!
You are meant to shine! Have you allowed your light to shine at its fullest power? Do you feel threatened by punishment or suppression when you allow the fullness of your being to be expressed?
Grandmother Cottonwood and sunlight
Do you obscure your light due to bad habits left over from childhood? Fear? Unwillingness to outshine others? Is your light dimmed by clutter and stuck emotions?
Once and for all, the world and all living creatures need everyone of us shining and radiating our brightest light at full power! The earth and web of all things will be transformed and strengthened.
Stand tall! Stand in the spotlight of your true purpose here. Resolve to move toward clarity, grace and full expression of your light.
As a child of earth, you are also a child of light.
Dear ones, it is vital that you develop and learn to trust what you call intuition. This is your connection to all-that-is, beyond your brain and body, beyond what you sense by touch, feel, hearing, smelling, tasting. It is a knowing, without knowing. It is a true knowing you can trust… without physical “proof”.
Winter bird nest
Your lives will improve greatly when you expand your awareness beyond the boundary of the physical body and world and tune in to the vast knowledge and wisdom of spirit that is the birthright of each and every one of you.
If you are out of practice since childhood at this inborn skill, start small and easy to rebuild your muscle. Ask yourself a question before bedtime and state that the answer will be known to you when you wake up. Let your logical brain have a much needed rest. Do not impose restrictions, conditions, boundaries on yourself.
When you wake up, ask again and tune into the feeling, the subtle and deep knowings within your heart and spirit. The answer is within you. You must trust it, but only if you have switched off the logical brain, the critical parental voices in your head, the ego that imposes its agenda on you.
Practice every day, start small and trust that you will build your intuition and learn to trust your deep knowing that is connected to the web of all things.
The stream of intuition flows deeply within all humans. You must allow yourself to explore beneath the surface of 5 senses, logic, ego, and the voices of others, to tap this vein of gold.
Power means being an effective person- finding and doing work and play that satisfies your spirit and lifts your heart.
Basswood leaf on sunlit stream
Power is weaving webs of connection with others.
Power is using the fuel of your anger wisely and creatively without harm to others.
Power is standing in your truth and speaking clearly.
Power is allowing yourself to feel, letting feelings flow through you without blocking them. Giving them your full loving attention, then letting them go.
Power is aligning your inner light with source and knowing your connection to the web of all things.
Separately, disconnected from the web of all things, you are weak and flail about, seeking false sources of power. Grasping at straws. Those who would be separate are like a single thread, weak and alone, fragile and easy to break.
Connected to the web of creation, each individual thread joins with every other thread to create a tapestry, a fabric of amazing strength and beauty, of breathtaking patterns, impossible to tear.
Clear the clutter!
Driftwood on sunlit stream
Too much “news” and information can clutter your mind and plant fear in your heart, convince you the world is not safe, that you are separate from the web off all things, that ‘they “ are unworthy, and that you are under attack…
Select wisely what you allow into your consciousness. It is a fallacy to think that pumping your brain full of information makes you smarter, safer, more knowledgeable. You must choose your sources wisely, limit your exposure.
Do not invite the screamers, haters and ranters into your head. They sound so confident, so sure, yet that does not make them wise or loving or caring or more intelligent than you are.
You must choose what to believe based on your own experience of the world, your feelings, your own deep knowings. Leave room and space for reality as you feel it and know it. Find your individual voice and speak your truth.
I ask you for the health of our shared planet to clear the psychic clutter and tune in to what really matters. Tune into the deep reservoir within you, the place of true knowing.