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Turtle

Published October 2, 2020 by tindertender

The turtle is a sacred figure in Native American symbolism as it represents Mother Earth. The meaning of the Turtle symbol signifies good health and long life.

13 Moons and 28 days are on all turtle shells. This equals 364 days, plus one day of rest. All indigenous people around the world knew the wisdom of the turtle and followed a 13 month calendar; after all, there are 13 moon cycles in a year and 27 to 29 days per cycle.

It’s to serve the connection between the people, and the sun, moon and stars which are themselves a giant clock. 

Advice From A Medicine Woman

Published October 1, 2020 by tindertender

“Cure yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds.

Heal yourself with mint, with neem and eucalyptus.

Sweeten yourself with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile.

Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a touch of cinnamon.

Put love in tea instead of sugar, and take it looking at the stars.

Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain.

Get strong with bare feet on the ground and with everything that is born from it.

Get smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with the eye of your forehead.

Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier.

Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember…you are the medicine.” 

Advice from Maria Sabina, Mexican curandera (medicine woman) and poet.

Samoan Fire Crew

Published September 29, 2020 by tindertender

We were able to go up and see a Samoan fire crew, they were just ending their 10 hour day.

You could hear them coming through the forest because they were singing the whole time!

Then they performed 2 songs for us!

It was just amazing!

The crew boss said they work like that all day!

And those yellow shirts were literally soaking wet from sweat working up on that mountain! Did not keep them from entertaining and sharing their culture with us! 

#samoanfirecrew 
#helenafirenorcal

Bless the Fire Fighters

Affirmation 8-26-2020

Published August 26, 2020 by tindertender

Today is a day to focus on attention. Sometimes life seems to go past me in a blur, days running into nights, nights running into days. I can slow life down just by paying attention to it. Today I will notice and be attentive to everything around me – people, places, things, animals, the weather. I will pay attention to what people say. I will pay attention to the color of the sky, the songs of the birds. I will pay attention to my own thoughts and words and ideas and remember to send positive ones into the universe so that they may be made manifest.

~ A Daily Book of Pagan Prayer by Megan Day

What A Day

Published August 23, 2020 by tindertender

I went deep into the forest early this morning to float in GAIAs beautiful mineral waters. Upon arrival I found many people sitting in the sacred pools. They brought their lounge chairs into the water, their styrofoam cups, and they did not stop talking even for a short time. It was their playground.

I pulled a beer can and a plastic water bottle from the pools. I threw a nerf ball that was floating around up to the bank.

I had to leave this place because the energy of the people was so unsettling. I took photos of how they are treating this sacred space.

Dirty diaper

They peed on GAIA, which I have no issue with. However because they didn’t want to get it on themselves, they wiped with tissue and threw it on the ground, everywhere I looked. Not realizing in the slightest the filth they wanted to save themselves from, they spewed onto the land, for all to see, for months to come.

There is no garbage service here, no clean up crew. These bags were so heavy I could not even pick them up to haul them away. There was no respect or honor for the Earth shown that we live upon.

At first I was angry. I told all who listened in the aethers that these people did not deserve to be here on this piece of land. That I hoped the owner would once again construct barriers so the people could not drive in and camp here.

Then I remembered myself as a very young woman, who was never taught the value of life, for herself or another, nor was I ever taught about honoring the Earth in a good way.

I lived 36 years before I began to notice what I had been participating in, this disrespect, this sense of entitlement to do whatever the hell I wanted… and I was indeed creating such a place with my thoughtless actions, just as these people are.

I had a change of heart and decided to pray for them. I stopped and spoke with GAIA and gave her gifts, including the plug from the clans prayer pipe that had been gifted to me, and the stone I received full of blessing from a gal who had gifted it to me, returning it, and the blessing to our peaceful and caring nurturer, GAIA.

I asked for forgiveness for my part in it all as a youngster, and otherwise, before I became aware. I asked that the others be forgiven and have their minds and hearts illuminated so they may see what they are doing and find respect for our home in their being.

Our beautiful home.

We must raise our own love and happiness vibe, which helps GAIA raise her own wounded vibe, which in turn helps raise the vibe of those still unaware. We simply do not have another 20 years to wait for it to occur naturally.

I spoke with a couple who were attending the rest areas of the forest. I thanked them for their service, after a long talk. I mentioned it must be quite disheartening to see the way people behave with regard to our home. They said that 98% of people actually care, a lot, but it is the 2% people think of when they see the destruction.

Only 2% … they should be an easy target for love vibes, for enlightenment energies. Let us help them to the best of our ability.

Gift from GAIA as I wander around thinking on these things. She is Love.

I now head up to the hotsprings of my home town to wash away what I have picked up here and to come back into alignment.

Crossing the Bridge of the Gods I stopped for a quick break and looked across the highway due to all kinds of birds calling. There was an eagle in the tree (left top) and others flying above … Freedom. Freedom has wings.

After my bath and wrap I drove along the river of the gorge. I sat for awhile to watch the wind surfers, they are amazing.

What a day, what a day.

14 Milligrams

Published August 17, 2020 by tindertender

There are 1000 milligrams to one tiny gram. One fully grown male weighs 14 milligrams here in this valley.

I’ve trained HARD atop the highest mountain … where gravity pulls intensely, where the air is quite thin.

I’ve come to this valley where everything is lighter, where those who have not the necessary skill or power to even climb the smallest of mountains reside, pulling their dirty cheap tricks.

Cheap, cheap, cheap … like little chickens.

My color is RED, a vibrant and powerful RED.

I AM a River …. I flow gently, softly, yet also roar with a rage that rips the strongest trees from my banks … for these banks are mine … and will be reformatted as I see fit.

I Am A River

Published August 16, 2020 by tindertender

Like a river I am gentle and calm with “seasons” (situations) of roaring flow that can destroy.

I spent two hours floating in the natural mineral waters of GAIA. Floating, stirring the hot waters with the cool waters. I tipped my head back and let the water cover my eyes, and I floated there, senses calm and still, receiving much needed love and acceptance from the natural world.

Someone constructed this fantastic art! I hope it remains for a time, and that if it falls over it will not land on anyone. (They left their beer can).

After a couple hours I headed back toward town for breakfast. I was so relaxed, a little smile upon my face. I was so grateful for the many blessings I had received while enjoying nature’s warm bath.

I decided not to go all the way home. Instead I went to another location and sat on the waters edge for a few more hours.

As the roots of the tree equal it’s branches, so do our inner worlds match the outer.

Balance …

While relaxing in this space a young boy walked into the center of this shallow part of the river with his mother, and with her assistance he climbed the biggest rock in the water. He shouted, “Dad! Look! I’m king of the world!”

I laughed heartily. And then I cried. I had to go into the river and splash water in my hair and my face to disguise my emotion. He was so precious! I stated softly, “Yes my boy, you ARE king of the world.”

Even now, many hours later, my eyes leak at his excited, innocent proclamation.

On my trip back home, I sang songs to GAIA and the elementals of the forest, of the waters, of all life which surrounded me. I sang sweetly to them as I used to do as a young lady, wandering in the forest day to day.

Here are a couple video compilations from the day. I am so grateful for the many blessings I have received.

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