A Leaf

The tree stands still while
the colorful leaves fall.

As the leaf free falls from the tree, it reminds me of clearing out and making room for new growth.

Sometimes we want instant answers and sometimes the answers are still waiting to fall.

As the wind blows, feeling the chill air knocking at the door. The smell of autumn is here. The tree stands strong and waits for winter to come.

Life stands still for a moment and the leaves cover the ground. The sound of walking on the colorful leaves is nature’s way of moving forward in time.

A fallen leaf represents a season in life where we can learn to let go.

As the leaves fall it gives us time to reflect and ask…

What did we harvest this year in our life?

Did we plant seeds of love and support?

Did we grow?

Why are we happy, sad, overwhelmed, mad, or xyz?

We are responsible for our own actions.

Did we take care of our garden?

What consequences did we reap?

The harvest time is proof of our effort and work. Did I do my best?

Mistakes are part of the process and they help us to improve when we look back and truly examine our lives.

The seasons are essential to teaching us that cycles and patterns naturally occur.

Each season brings us life lessons.

Will you listen to the wisdom of nature? It speaks clearly when we take the the time to be still.

Flowing or Stagnant

Harmony is our natural state of being, and so, when our energies become too stagnant, chaos is thrown into the mix to stimulate what will eventually result in balance and invite flow. The trick is to not let chaos trap or define you… simply allow it to create movement in the vehicle of your life so that you can snap your eyes open and take back control of the wheel. Do not lose yourself in the storm, instead, be the calm in the storm.

Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

We can choose to be stagnant, stuck or flow in life. If we are fortunate enough to be given another day of life, we can choose to live deliberately and with intention.

Sometimes it is important to stand still and to stop moving so fast. Sometimes stopping is the right thing to do.

When we stop and observe…things become clear and easier to see. If we are running around in circles everything becomes a blur.

Stop, then move forward one step or several steps at a time. Mistakes are inevitable and part of the process.

Life is an experience. Live wild and free.

Element Balance Activities

Earth, Air, Fire, Water: How to create a healthy routine using natural elements.

  • Earth – Implementation
    • Balance, Connection
    • Create Self Love Routine
    • Get things Done
    • Spend time in nature, grounding
    • Plant a seed or get a plant
    • Write a Gratitude list
    • Practice Compassion
  • Air – Perception
    • Communicate
    • Breathe
    • Concentrate Fully
    • Focus without any distractions
    • Clarity and Choices
    • Positive Thought
    • Take Flight
    • Creativity of the mind
  • • Wu wei
  • Fire – Energy
  • • Avoid Panic
    • Take mini breaks
    • Stop – Breathe – Step outside to yell or cry
    • Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi
    • Swimming, water exercises
    • Light candles
    • Meditate
    • Wait before answering questions
  • Water – Emotions
    • Stand up and Stretch
    • Have a good laugh
    • Invite a Fire Personality to dinner
    • Qigong or Tai chi
    • Walking even for 10 minutes
    • Drink more water
    • Put vessel of water on nightstand
    • Use unrefined olive oil

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.