Opt Out

Choose nature instead.

The time to heal is today, this moment, now.

Opt out of Toxic Relationships.

Opt out of Dysfunctional.

Opt out of Crazy-making.

Opt out of Negativity.

Opt out of taking the Bait.

Opt out of the cycle of Abuse.

Opt out of the Loop.

Opt out of waving Red Flags.

When you are looking for comfort and peace and find instead a frozen heart and a cold shoulder, it is time to opt out.

There are options, there are new choices and decisions to be made.

Take one step up on the staircase.
Every step is progress.

The time to heal is now. It is not about waiting longer, or thinking tomorrow will be different.

Opt out now.

What does opting out look like….

Taking a self care approach to your life.

Taking time to think.

Taking time to dream big.

Taking time for yourself.

Taking time to fill your cup.

Taking time to see all your options.

Taking time for self help classes, videos or books.

Taking time to heal.

Autumn Season…A Time to Let Go

A time to let go of the old, worn out patterns. As the leaves start to fall slowly from the trees soon all the branches will be bare. The strong trees remain standing still.

In a short time the trees will be dressed in snow. The snow is a reminder of a fresh new perspective. The snow and icicles come and go. This reminds us that our challenges will come and go.

We are strong like the trees, we can handle each season in life. We wake up to a new day, a new season, a new chapter, a new page, a new paragraph, a new sentence, a new word and we can choose faith and peace to handle everything that comes our way. It isn’t easy, we mess up, we slip and fall and then we stand back up.

Take one day at a time or ten minutes at a time to feel your inner strength and peace. Remember to pray and ask for what is needed during this season in your life.

Autumn is also a time for thanksgiving and a time to be thankful for all of our answered prayers.

Like the sun, moon and stars in the sky, our Creator reminds us he is near.

We can always cry out to him. We can have gratitude for each life lesson.

We will have thorns throughout our life. People that cross our path are placed in our lives to teach us, to be a blessing or to be a thorn because we are experiencing life and living in the present moment. Sometimes we repeat the same mistakes until we change our approach and direction. Ask questions and take time to seek the answers.

I have friends and people who have been extremely loving and supportive as I have gone through some challenging life lessons. Thank you to everyone who has reached out during those times in my life.

Our Creator puts whomever is needed for healing the heart. Everyone on our path is meant to be there for a moment, for hours, days, weeks, months, a season or years.

I will always believe, always hope, always know that you are the pilot and I am the copilot. Thank you to the Great Mystery, Our Creator for each step into the unknown.

Thank you for everything even the trials I never wanted to live through. Everything has taught me to be a strong warrior.

I don’t pray for more trials, but if and when they come I will be wearing the spiritual armor. The breastplate of truth, the sword, everything that will protect my heart and soul.

I will be prepared and ready for the next life lesson.

Personal Boundaries

Somtimes life feels harder than it needs to be, that’s why boundaries and strategies are so important.

Life throws you many curve balls. When you meet people with mental illnesses such as narcissism or people with toxic attitudes, poor boundaries, or any crazy making person they have “zero” care about how they treat you.

You are walking on a minefield they have created and designed specifically for you. They have their weapons lined up, intact and ready to fire. They have strategies and patterns. They are armed and ready to attack at any time. They may stop and take a break just to trick you, and be nice for a little bit just to lure you in. They may even throw you some crumbs to make you happy and then they wait to catch you off guard. It’s all part of their game.

What is your part in the game?

Why are you playing?

Stop being the pawn.

Stop playing.

Get Boundaries and protect your heart, mind and spirit.

Put on the spiritual armor, the shield of faith, hold on to the spiritual promises.

Practice how to stop the game, turn it off, shut it down as soon as it starts. Snap.

Start designing a self care routine.

Learn some taglines to shut off the nonsense, which means stop participating in the game of drama and chaos.

The person that is verbally attacking you knows what works, they have tested it many times.

They know it hurts, they know it is painful and they love watching you suffer. They get pleasure from this type of interaction.

It feels like you are in a movie scene that freezes on the screen right at the part where the person may die. You feel anxiety, fear, panic, despair and these feelings come each time you allow this cycle to continue.

They are playing mind games with you and they actually enjoy the entire scene. They get intense enjoyment if you react according to their plan.

What is your final move? What’s the plan?

It’s your turn to have a strategy.

The Circle of Life

The circle of life. The mysteries in life.

Birth, Death, Rebirth, Angels, Spiritual Warfare, Eternity…

Do we truly know what happened from the beginning?

Do we truly understand spiritual matters?

How do we measure invisible forces?

How do we explain the unexplainable?

Authors, Experts, Scientists, so many claim to know facts when sometimes the information is based on theories.

I definitely do not have the answers. I have many questions. I seek truth and ask for wisdom. I walk the earth knowing there are unsolved mysteries.

Faith is believing in the unseen, knowing there are special moments where miraculous things are happening in our life.

Connect the dots…the constellations in the night sky. Look at the stars, the planets, the sun and the moon.

What a beautiful universe.

September: Brown Bear

brown bear birth totem
The Brown Bear symbolizes introspection.
It is examining and observing
one’s own mental and emotional processes.

If you are born from August 22nd or 23rd through September 21st or 22nd your Native American Birth Animal is the Bear.

Additional Birthday info:
Harvest Moon
Plant: Violets: faithfulness, peace, respect and spiritual awareness.
Mineral: Topaz
Color: Brown
Spirit Keeper: Coyote, Red Mouse
Power Direction: SSW
Elemental Clan: Turtle

The Bear hibernates and seeks personal truth and answers in the cave. The bear is reborn in the spring time. The bear teaches us that the answers to our questions are within us. Take time to be silent and reflect on life matters.

Some Tribes have different interpretations of signs, similar to other cultures.

Magpies Calling (cawing)

Magpies Message: There is an opportunity to advance your knowledge and make changes in your life.

Are you applying your knowledge and skills effectively?

Shift your energy by using laughter in any interaction. Speak up. Communicate.

Take steps and experience a new spiritual path.

Allow your intuition to guide you with pure intentions.

You are protected. This can be a warning of betrayal or deception.

Adapt and focus on balancing your emotions.

Rebirth, Transformation and Healing from within.

Time to play and have fun.

Resources: Animal Messages from Ted Andrews and Stephen D. Farmer

Nature Note

It is a quiet morning, the scent of a campfire or wood burning stove, and a bird cawing in the background.

This is a peaceful way to start the day. A time to listen to the wonders of nature. A time to observe and release any baggage. A time to start over, reset or reboot. A time to feel fresh and think about the next adventure.

This is my routine….To let go of any burdens, hidden feelings, and to be open to different perspectives. To speak affirmations.

To journal and release my feelings, thoughts, ideas, and dreams. To pray for love and healing for myself and others. To have gratitude for every life lesson even when it is painful. To accept and not resist the way life flows.

Thank you for every experience.

Plan Your Escape.

It is time to run away and make your dreams come true.

It is time to plan and write things down that you want to do.

It is time to start the list and take action.

1. Go to the beach, go on nature trails and see the mountain views.

2. Walk and play with family and friends at the beach and parks.

3. Go camping, build a fire, cook outdoors.

4. Enjoy a wolf dog companion.

5. Enjoy a cat companion.

6. Rise and Shine with coffee at sunrise.

7. Listen to music.

8. Let laughter fill the air.

9. Have drinks, food and fun times.

10. Play water volleyball.

11. Go to mineral hot springs.

12. Relax outdoors, have quiet time.

13. Speed Boats and Race cars.

14. Train Ride through the mountains.

15. Play time and visits with grand children.

16. Travel to Oregon, Smoky Mountains, Beaches, meet new people.

17. Enjoy a retreat.

18. See Bruno Mars at Red Rocks, Colorado.

19. Find an awesome comedy club and visit weekly.

20. Keep doing fun stuff.

Mindset Quotes

If you find yourself easily provoked, then just change the channel. – Toba Beta

When your focusing on the negative, change the programming. – Sandy Schneider

The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all. – Lalah Delia

You push the TRUTH off a cliff, but it will always fly. You can submerge the TRUTH under water, but it will not drown. You can place the TRUTH in the fire, but it will survive. You can bury the TRUTH beneath the ground, but it will arise. TRUTH always prevails. – Amaka Imani Nkosazana

A tornado of thought is unleashed after each new insight. This in turn results in an earthquake of assumptions. These are natural disasters that re-shape the spirit. – Vera Nazarian

How often do we stand convinced of the truth of our early memories, forgetting that they are assessments made by a child? We can replace the narratives that hold us back by inventing wiser stories, free from childish fears, and, in doing so, disperse long-held psychological stumbling blocks. – Benjamin Zander, The Art of Possibility

What we believe is what we see. -Sukant Ratnakar

Tools of empowerment – heartset and mindset. -Akosua Dardaine Edwards, Nyabo Madam