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Archive for the ‘Intuitive Guidance’ Category

Seed

As I contemplate what I will plant in the garden this spring, I am thinking about seeds, specifically Hericot Verts (delicious little green beans).   Seed as a noun basically means, capable of reproducing.  The majestic awe of seeds is:  we can plant them, nourish them, tend them, harvest them (and their product), and save them for next season; but the  real sprouting, the creation of life, is beyond our province.

As I thought more about heirloom seeds, I just happened across the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva and her fight against Monsanto and the GMO movement.  Her message is powerful and compelling!  It gave me a deeper insight into the debate on bio-diversity and it’s importance to our very survival.

This information coupled with recently reading an article in Spirituality & Health magazine profiling the astounding changes genetic engineering has made in wheat  has me looking seriously at this issue.  In his book, Wheat Belly , William Davis M. D.  outlines his concerns about the rise of gluten intolerance, glycemic rebounding, weight problems and the effects on overall health from modified wheat.

So, I have resolved to plant heirlooms and save seeds for planting next year (which in some parts of the world is a crime).  I have done it before, but I have been lazy about my vegetable gardening and now it is time to return to sustainable practices.

Entering Spring, it is my hope that I have given you some seeds for thought.

 

Chances

“Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
Walter Anderson

Happiness

Like many words used capture and express our feelings, ‘happiness’ means many things to many people. In general, it is considered a state of well-being. The following are some of my favorite poetic expressions of happiness. I invite you to ponder, to meditate upon them.

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln

Dream Workshop

Dreams are a language of symbols and images. You can harness the power of your Dream World. In this workshop you will be given tools for identifying and exploring your unique dream language.

 
 

Saturday, April 14th, 2012
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
$75.00

 

For further information, or to register, please see the class listing.

Wednesday Night Dream Group

The Wednesday Night Dream Group is starting SOON!

Let’s talk about our dreams and learn how they can inform our waking state. Bring in your Dream Journal and see what’s revealed.

Begins Wednesday, April 11th, 2012, and will continue to meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

For more information, please see the complete listing here on the Classes & Events page.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Strength

As the Spring Holy Season gets well underway, I look for moments that connect me to the numinous; to the stunning beauty that surrounds me as the earth awakens to springs’ green pallet.

One such lovely moment came to me in this simple but profound piece by Douglas Jerrold, “A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects another’s weakness.”

Sending the peace, beauty and glory of the Season to you and all yours!

Growth

There is great merit in poetic expression.  Life’s experience presented in rhyme and prose offers us concise and powerful images upon which to meditate.

To wit: this weeks word expressed poetically.  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

~Anais Nin

Equinox

An equinox marks a time of equal hours of light and dark in a day.  There are two per sun-calendar year.  Today is the Vernal or Spring Equinox.

To the ancients these cosmic cycles were of great importance.  The remains of great stone monoliths throughout the world  are testimony to the powerful significance of marking the four solar seasons.  Stonehenge in Europe and Chaco Canyon in the U.S. are good examples among many.  ‘Civilized man’ is seemingly not as dependent on these solar events to signal or initiate actions of planting and harvesting, of preparation for summer and winter.

Yet the precise patterns quartering the solar year gave rise to celebrations and rituals proper to each season; bringing tribes, clans, communities and families together at regular intervals and connecting them to the rhythms of their worlds, physically and spiritually.  Traditions that continue today in various forms the world over.

For me the Equinox marks the beginning of the Spring Holy Season; a time of renewal both physical and spiritual.  Wishing each of you the joy and beauty of this Sacred Season.

Bug

I have it…UGH!  Catch up with you all next week.  Enjoy the rain.

Dream

My current ‘dream cycle’ is a very active one.  Mulling over a dream fragment from last night and, sychronistically beginning some prep work for a Dream Workshop coming up in April, gave me the inspiration for this word of the week.

Dream is both a noun and a verb.  Dream research demonstrates that everyone dreams.   Dreaming from a literal perspective is a valuable tool for understanding ourselves.  But there is more beyond the dream experience occurring in our sleep.  As applied to a dream job, partner, home or vacation, it means having (or hoping for) the ‘ideal’.

We also day-dream.  Spend time in a reverie or fantasy; we can also dream-up stories, profitably or not.  To dream is also to ‘imagine’.  I believe that day-dreaming combined with active imagination can spark ideas that can become reality.  A new profession, hobby, place to live, an invention, a recipe, a book topic, music, lyrics, and more can originate from this process.  But so like our sleeping dreams, we most often forget these inspired moments as quickly as we forget last night’s dream.

This week I invite you to a fresh look at your dream world…inside and out.