Balance

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Dancing In The Storm

Published September 22, 2017 by tindertender

I begin my day thinking of wood, chopped wood, delivered to my house for winter fires in the fireplace. I think of candle lit evenings, roaring fire in the fireplace, soups and chili’s and home-made breads. Cobblers and home-made ice cream, doggies on my lap. Beautiful colors of fall … and hopes that next spring will rebirth a growth that will not die straight away due to poisoning of the skies and planet.

Storm danceI really love it here, I wish I could stay forever. I would like the children, and their children, to experience the love for this planet that I have had opportunity to grow. My hope is that some day they will be able to drink from the rivers … ice melt … there is nothing sweeter.

It is important that citizens take action to ensure this happens. What actions, I do not know … however there are many who are moving toward cleaning up this planet. If all we have to offer is a voice, then let it be heard to raise awareness of those who poison the earth, sky and waters. If we have opportunity to take it further, let that be done as well.

Holistic medicines need to have their place in the world, being too dependent on others for our own health … is not healthy. Listen to your body, it speaks.

I plan on coming back once this life is finished … I would like there to be something to come back to ~ something beautiful, fresh, and clean. I would like to learn from those who take plant medicine seriously, and our connection to the earth as sacred.

May it slow down … may it purge the false … lab created medicines and foods … let our hearts and minds burst open and know who we are, and the sacred bond we have with each other, and all life.

May we learn to dance in the storm while the earth cleanses itself.
May the rotten not produce black fruits for us to bear.
May joy, peace, and love reign once again.

Have You Noticed?

Published September 22, 2017 by tindertender

Have you noticed how moving toward a great dream summons from life’s jungles the fiercest lions, the scariest tigers, and the grizzliest bears… who eventually turn out to be the noblest teachers, the bravest guides, and the dearest friends?
You’re on your way,
The Universe

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Thoughts become things… choose the good ones! ®
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Sunflowers Of Life

Published September 19, 2017 by tindertender

The sunflower often has a dark center. Its petals are vibrant in color, ranging from beautiful yellows and gold to oranges and reds. While the center produces seeds for food, the petals draw the birds and the bees. Here I am! the flower seems to shout.

Humanity is the same. While the darkness within the center is often all that is seen, related to, everything that can describe this darkness may have even been called our self … do not forget that within the darkness are seeds, seeds which plant the future.

Extending out from the body is light, sometimes bright and gold and sometimes a little fiery in appearances, like the oranges and reds. (There are many other colors as well, however speaking in flower terms …). The light which emanates from the center is what attracts others, same as the birds and the bees, only human.

Sunflower_4See the bigger picture, embrace the whole of who you are. Yes, there is a shady area within the center, but even that produces nourishment for the soul, yours, and those you share with. You are not … bad. There is inherent goodness in all of the parts that make you who you are.

If someone has been tainting your ‘seeds’, shuck them to the side and focus. Whatever has been wrought upon you is not ‘you’. You know who you are better than anyone else can possibly know, get quiet, listen to your soul speak.

Rise ~ You Are Shining

Published September 12, 2017 by tindertender

Lady and river viewTime … people have kicked my ass throughout these last 50 years. I have been utterly broken, spiritually, physically I’ve been beaten, years went by, events brought me to a healing place … the forest. The forest, and communion with that which dwells there, eased my soul ~ as a young girl and teen, and time and again as I aged. It burns now, it is cleansing.

Know thy enemy well.

As you experience life, perhaps you have had similar occurrences which have broken your spirit, think on the many times you bounced back, overcome that which hurt you. Go very deep within your intuition, you will find there a knowing that those who harmed you are only being puppeted … asleep, they do not know that what they do is harmful … yet. Forgive them, it will be difficult, one of the hardest things you will do. However you do not deserve to be walking around with anger and a hatred of the evil in this world, you deserve joy, claim it.

Bird and sunsetUnwrap the claws of darkness from your heart, and claim the light of love, which has always been yours for the claiming. The ones who have harmed you will know some day, they will feel remorse, and while there is still time, they too will need cleansed … just as we, just as the forest, just as the cities and ocean.

Behind the scenes is the true enemy, unseen, maybe even unheard, consciously. Yet they are those who you are dealing with intimately … pay attention, for this battle is getting intense. The awareness you gain by experiencing this pain and sorrow is leaving within you a sure knowledge that is crucial. Learn from it, and while you do, practice maintaining that loving heart you came here with, do not let darkness destroy it.

You are more powerful than you know.

Life is dependent on your ability to overcome these hurdles. All life … the ocean life, that which lives in the air, the forest life, domestic animals, as well as humans. Rise ~ you are the shining one.

Ramblings of a Madman

Published September 8, 2017 by tindertender

I recently read a small book titled “The Book of the Law”. It was a little crazy and the scribe wrote these ramblings as the speaker raved on about this and that, stating one contradiction after the other. At the end it was written one should burn the book after reading it. Well, I do not burn books, however I did write on a piece of paper Ramblings of a Madman and put it in the middle of the book.

There are sects which try very hard to make sense of these types of ramblings, they pour their energies into trying to follow them. Nasty and corrupt things can occur when energy is given to madness. It is wise to listen instead to the center of ones beingness, and trust in what they find there, uninfluenced by another human.

Power Within
Divinity dwells within, and when we try to look outside ourselves we often do find just that … madness. When we grow it, it gets stronger. The key to diminishing it, is to go within, in silence, and listen … not for the audible word, but for the knowing that comes from true communion. Sometimes it is difficult to know when we are in communion, until we look back, and begin to count the blessings which have been bestowed on us.

Trusting that the Universe has our back, even when we are in the midst of failure, is key. Only good will come from every single deed, sometimes, impossible to see until later. Those who have left us, have gifted us with eye opening awareness. While here, they may not have known that in their core they came to do just that. Yet because of them, of their sacrifice, our eyes open more each day.

Release the anger that might be harboring in the mind and heart. Recognize the gifts, and move forward in forgiveness, compassion, and love … love for self as well … knowing that as deep as one travels in the darkness, we may also go just as far into the light … if we choose it.

Bagby Hot Springs ~ Hike & Bath

Published September 2, 2017 by tindertender

Today’s adventure on a hot day was incredible! I hiked 1.5 miles in, and 1.5 miles out, taking my time and enjoying every detail my little eyes could catch glimpse of. I ate my orange for lunch while lounging right on the creek.

 

The forest is an amazing, living body. The smells were rich with berries although I could not see them. There were many little chipmunks. While I soaked in my tub, a little one came and helped itself to the remaining portion of my banana. Such a beautiful animal.

 

Today, it seemed I was held in the embrace of everything that lives here, much like the stones were held in the embrace of the root structure of this ‘once upon a time’ tall and majestic tree. Other people on the trail were friendly, a spark was in each of them that shone and brought comfort, I felt I was among friends.

With all that is going on in this world, it should be apparent that there is a significant lack of connection. Connection with nature, connection with each other, connection to our foods and water. These things need our connection as much as we need the connection with all of them.

Taking time away from the steady stream of pre-programmed items for sale is the only way to health and well-being, for ourselves, and for the world.

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