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Nature is a wonderful teacher. Are you a student?

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Here are two great quotes to share. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy nature this summer. Disconnect from all the gadgets and enjoy. It is cheap and easy to do.

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When did the nature become a dirty word?

Can you believe it? Can you believe it is Earth Day which is one of my favorite days because I work outside in the garden (weather permitting) and dig in the dirt feeling the soil under my nails and the smell of the earth fill my lungs. That is heaven in my world. 

BUT I want to know when did loving this earth and nature become a dirty word? It was noble to work with your hands and nurture nature. People thought twice before chopping down a 200-year-old tree. Somehow today that is not the situation.

Path to the Birches Oil on Canvas.
Path to the Birches Oil on Canvas.

At the end of my street someone chopped down all the sell-able lumber trees and the small saplings were piled in huge piles to rot. Later I found out the person who owns the land needed some quick cash and sold the trees for lumber. I don’t know about you but when I see a landscape destroyed and left in chaos I get a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. 

As you drive along the country roads I see too much garbage. While living in Vermont this was something you rarely find. I travel with garbage bags and pick up the recyclable to bring back to my home to discard. So again I ask why is it easier to throw it out the window and not in your garbage can? Is it because being in love with nature not a good thing? 

We hear about climate (whatever) and nobody thinks maybe if we left the trees standing things would be better? Why cut a tree down to build a home when there is a perfectly wonderful home ready to be updated and loved again? 

Yes I do think nature is a beautiful word and maybe we should nurture nature and in turn nature nurtures us. We all have to learn to co-exist. In stead of looking down at the pad of your phone try looking around at the beauty of nature. Enjoy! Revel in nature’s wonderment.

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Did the collective minds for peace have an impact?

A believer of thoughts are energy I find it interesting that out of the turmoil of the past weeks a possible solution miraculously appears giving the boisterous chest bounding politicians (including the female politicians) another way. I am not going to weigh in on my views of world affairs just my observation of this energy and my belief in thoughts are important. I know a few people who have sent energy out for peace and a loving solution. This past weekend a prayer for peace involving a huge group of individual spiritual beings linked their energy in prayer for love and peace. Yesterday everyone clamored trying to stay up to date with the swift moving political events. Many took credit but I am not convinced these politicians had much to do with any of it.  

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If this is the outcome of thoughts focused on peace and love towards all beings think of the possibility. By using our energy of thought in our own lives could we not then change our own lives direction? How much power do we have at the ready to change the world? Also if it works for a peaceful outcome does it also work for a chaotic conclusion as well? I believe it is our nature to live peacefully with all things including our perceived enemies. Not only have the people in the effected areas of horrible chaotic evil acts had enough but the world with all its diversity has had enough.  

It is time to heal and be better loving caretakers.

Maybe we need to be more aware of the thoughts we have and the thoughts of others and be better caregivers. When you become aware of the thoughts you have are they mostly kind, loving, friendly, productive, calm, abundant, happy, prosperous, giving, grateful, compassionate, and passionate or are they more of need, greed, envy, hatred, fear, anxiety, doubt, want, anger, not getting your fair share, or the sense of lacking (anything)? Which ones consume more of your energy and when thinking certain thoughts how does it make you feel? Has the latter thinking become the norm for the world? How can you expect any other outcome but what is experienced in the parts of the world where humanity is the most lacking. You decide the thoughts you think and no matter what your circumstances you decide how you will think. Sometimes it is harder and some people have to endure horrible challenges, I agree, but no matter what the situation the thoughts you have you control. Is it not now time to become better caregivers and reach out your hand and your energy and allow your thoughts be a part of healing?

It is a time to act with your thoughts.

The collective minds for peace had an impact on the miraculous solution appearing. The thoughts and prayers are still being sent and the energy for peace will win.

 

 

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TRUST that it’s all for your benefit.

“It’s so common for your world to just turn upside down when you really commit to raising your vibration. It’s no secret that thoughts are like magnets, so it’s impossible for people and life circumstances to stay the same when you change your mind and commit to a new belief. Embrace the change for a change and just allow in the new life that’s working its way into your experience and TRUST that it’s all for your benefit. I promise you it is.”

Jackson Kiddard

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Freedom is a reflection of our own magnificence.

“We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights.”

 

Alan Cohen, is the owner of the Florida Panthers.

Freedom to soar to new heights…
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Is that okay?

“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

Jim Rohn, is an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His work has been influential in launching or furthering the careers of many others in the personal development industry, including Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield.

 

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A reflection of a genuine inner belief.

“Developing self-esteem requires an act of revolution, or several mini-revolutions, in which we begin to separate from group thought and establish our own sense of authority. We may suddenly; realize we hold an opinion different from our family or our peers, but in either case we will have difficulty freeing ourselves from the group’s energy, whose strength depends upon numbers and opposition to most expressions of individuality The act of finding our own voice, even in mini-revolutions, is spiritually significant. Spiritual maturity is measured not by the sophistication of a person’s opinions, but by their genuineness and the courage necessary to express and maintain them. By courage, I do not mean the intractable stubbornness of two people locking horns, Spiritual maturity in contrast, is the capacity to stand one’s ground as a reflection of a genuine inner belief.”


Caroline Myss, is a best-selling author and speaker.

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