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Nature is Poetry to the Heart & Guidance Back to You


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This is just a short post reminder of how vital Mother Nature and our connection to her is to the quality of our lives. Every day I am in awe of the miracles abound and how my life shifts optimally when I am in communion with the natural.

Inspired by this stunning rose (from a bouquet my parents sent me for my birthday) that took my breath away this morning with its reflection of All That Is, the mineral-gritty richness of the dirt I hiked yesterday in the hills above the ocean, the ocean’s aroma that consumed my soul, and silken refreshing slippers of water she bathed my feet in thereafter, I felt guided to share these few thoughts and quotes in hope that they may touch and move you in some way to bring more of nature into your own life.

me at the beachThe most valuable thing to me is to be authentic and to follow where my heart leads. In doing so it leads me to a deeper sense of peace and back to being in flow with the rhythms of nature and the natural. Days like yesterday (which I plan to enjoy again today on a bike ride) spent in nature’s serenity is priceless. Nature is a powerful teacher to understanding life, who you are, and your connection to everything, not to mention, enriches your entire experience.

Taking some time each day to be still, present, patient, aware, in your heart, and to breathe in the magick will change your life in abundant ways. And, in that presence and miracle of nature embrace, you will come closer to the nature of you. ♥

The radiance in some places is so great as to be fairly dazzling . . . every crystal, every flower a window opening into heaven, a mirror reflecting the Creator.

–John Muir

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.

–Percival

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

–Lao Tzu

Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.

–Standing Bear

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

–Rabindranath Tagore

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The Cosmic Dance of Balance – Eckhart Tolle on Living with Meaning in the Digital Age


full moon in virgo 2013After a beautiful full moon last night, I am settling in to another miracle of a day today. Although it is my 40th birthday today, to me it is simply and exquisitely another magickal day in the Earth neighborhood.

The photo pictured here is what I captured last night at 7pm and when I saw it I was reminded of one of the messages from my post yesterday – Finding Your Peace: Full Moon in Virgo & Mercury Retrograde in Pisces 2013 from Cathy Pagano that it seemed to reflect beautifully:

“Full Moons are the part of the cosmic dance when things become clear—or they turn into drama, another form of definition created by unconscious acting-out.

The truth is Full Moons can indicate the dance of true partnership, where each side is seen and valued. But you have to let yourself be seen; you have to take on the Sun’s light and let the Moon speak to you of what it wants to create. Then your purpose becomes manifesting the vision. 

So take hold of your courage and dance the dance this Virgo Full Moon. Because we are being called to birth the brightest truths of our spiritual essence.” 

And a cosmic dance is what I put conscious effort towards embracing each day, even if in my own little world I’ve created. 🙂

I have actually never really deliberately celebrated my birthday in any huge way that maybe others might, that I can remember. I’ve done some things that I loved, but hadn’t ever been drawn to large gatherings. I’m not sure why other than having felt drawn to more subdued celebrations that resonate at heart, and the same holds true for this year.

I find that the more you live each day fully as the miracle and joy it is with all of your heart – dance the cosmic dance that is –  the more it demonstrates how every day is a celebration. Every day is fun and fulfilling because of integrating more of that core passion and authenticity with collective service and connection.

You’ll find yourself enlivened by regularly seeking quiet places and time where you can go within and be with yourself, free to “be” with your connection to the miracle of creation in and around you.

And as Cathy shared, that dance of true and balanced partnership you courageously embrace, will lead you to the core of your spiritual essence.

Having received some “balanced” gifts for my birthday including things at opposite spectrums like a new large computer screen and speakers, as well as flowers, crystal pendant, scented candles, an inner reflection calendar of gorgeous images and quotes, a peace cap…this reiterated the message from an Eckhart Tolle video we listened to and watched on the long drive home from Utah, which focused on daily and minute-to-minute balance that creates a deeper sense of connection and peace amidst all of the stimulation.

In the solitude of my inner silence I have found the paradise of unending Joy. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Zion National Park

Zion National Park, Utah

More and more I find myself spending large amounts of time in nature (whether hiking, walking on the beach, or taking trips that immerse myself in the outdoors), in quiet reflection away from external stimuli, focusing on the crystals I have on my desk, snuggling and playing with my little animal companions, and doing calming things I find fun in between my work in order to recharge, stay present and connected, and create peaceful harmony within.

The intensity of my work, although creative and healing in service, can be amplifying, not to mention the amount of time I also have to spend at the computer can be challenging, and so time to just “be” in natural ways is valuable and necessary – whether that’s literally in nature, with things of nature, or being at home with what flows through me naturally.

Just a year ago, Eckhart Tolle shared some good insights on the importance of balance to avoid potential dangers of technological advances, while chatting with Bradley Horowitz of Google. The subject of his talk is: “Living with Meaning, Purpose and Wisdom in the Digital Age.” 

He also touches on other valuable insights, but there are some good key points in his message to gain greater sense of clarity, peace, and joy of being alive in terms of this theme of creating balance in a world of expanding technology and being one with that cosmic dance within. I hope you find value in his message:

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