Open Mind ….. Open Heart

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This amazing creation by Mother Nature is located on the border of Arizona and New Mexico.
This location serves as the capital of the Navajo Nation and is the largest territory of sovereign Native American Nation in North America.
It was worth the extra miles to drive to feel the powerful energy and vibration.
 
 

Spending Time in Nature

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Spending time in Nature allows us to connect with Mother Earth.

Many of us are drawn powerfully to being out in Nature, whether it be hiking, boating, standing beside your favorite tree alongside a babbling stream or just viewing a beautiful overlook on the side of a highway.  However, most people don’t even do this. They are busy with their lives indoors, stuck in front of a computer, in a cubicle or in a classroom.
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Being out in Nature connects us to the earth. It grounds us as we walk, we are surrounded by living plants, insects or animals in the wild. It brings us into Presence.
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When we connect with Mother Earth we are powerfully drawn on many levels. Step outside today and take a deep breath of air and allow the freshness to fill your lungs. Listen to the surroundings, the birds singing and chirping, the leaves rustling in the trees or just listen to the stillness of the Universal Hum. Feel the wind as it touches your face and hair. Smell the fragrances of the outdoors, no matter what time of year. Be aware of your surroundings. They are all gifts from the Universe of which we are a part.
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Be aware of your surroundings. They are all gifts from the Universe of which we are a part. Feel your soul as you are nourished by the Earth and attune to the rhythms.
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We are all ONE. 

 
Connect and Create Your Tree of Life

What I'd Really Like to Grow this Year . . .

 
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As we prepare for another gardening experience this year,
here’s some thoughts to ponder:

“I planted too much anger and resentment last year, so this year I will replace them with some tolerance  and patience. I really could have used some more enthusiasm, too, so I will add a little extra this time and plant it next to the hope I have always wanted to cultivate laughter, and I have the perfect spot right next to the lighthearted expressions.
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“Perhaps I should thin out the tears. I really don’t need very many of those. And, you know, I never really liked the frustration – it’s so invasive. I think I will replace it with harmony I didn’t care that much for that variety of judgementeither. It’s casting a shadow over the kindness. It does complement the blamebut the other plants that are near it are not doing well. I will move them both to that far corner, and be sure to keep them pruned back. I should probably move the criticism back there, as well.
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“A person could never have too much peace, so I will order twice as much this year. I will add a couple more varieties of love and put them right here in the front, so that I can smell their fragrance whenever I walk past them.
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“There. Now I can place my orders. This catalog says that is I place an order of $20 or more, they will send me a free good will  bush. It would look so pretty, tucked in between the peace and the harmony.

Now if spring will just hurry up and arrive.

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“I’d better not wait, though. I will start these seeds right away. I’ll begin them inside, to give them, and myself, a good start” on the new growing season.
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By Lisbeth Ann Williams
From the Weeder’s Reader

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer

sunset_freeThe best things in life are free.
Take time to enjoy them to the fullest.

Fire in the Sky

Looking out my window I could see the sky beginning to burst with color
Reaching for my camera I hurried out the door.
I didn’t know where I was going, just knew I would see something spectacular.
It was one of those summer sunsets that you just know is going to be amazing.
Before my very eyes, Mother Nature’s painting grew more beautiful with each moment as the sun sunk into the mountains.
Every time I look at this most favorite photo, I am in awe of Nature as I appreciate and enjoy it to the fullest.
And guess what? It’s free!!
 

Feeling Alive!

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Conscious breathing is a way of releasing fears and anxieties in our daily lives. It brings us into the present moment, centering us and clearing our heads from all the negative self-talk. Using breath as a tool to transform us into another state for the body, mind and spirit allows us to let go of all that does not serve us in that moment.
By inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply, we allow ourselves to relax and be calm.  Each breath brings us into a deeper stillness.
Take a moment to breath deeply and consciously. Feel its’ cleansing power and let go of any controlling thoughts, gently feeling how the body feels after several deep breaths. Begin a practice of doing this several times a day, perhaps by setting an alarm as a reminder during more stressful times of the day. Every time you stop at a traffic light or waiting in line, consider that the time to practice conscious breathing. Get out into Nature several times a day, being aware and grateful of all that surrounds you. Give yourself permission to do this.