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Posts Tagged ‘meditating’

awaken the bear

In Black Bears, Wild Things on June 7, 2021 at 1:10 pm

watercolor 6/2021

We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things … but there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper……… James Carroll

bear medicine

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on May 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm

watercolor 5/2021

Grandfather says: When you feel powerless that’s because you stopped listening to your own heart…..that’s where the power comes from.

   ……..Gianni Crow

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wee mousey

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on May 11, 2021 at 4:16 pm

watercolor 5/2021

A harvest mouse.  So tiny….the size of a dandelion going to seed. They are found in Europe and Great Britain and they are endangered.

‘Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you…..all of the expectations all of the beliefs….and becoming who you are.”

…………..rachael naomi remen

golden hare

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on April 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm

watercolor 4/2021

And forget not 

that the Earth delights

to feel your bare feet

and the winds long 

to play with your hair

…….Kahlil Gibran

When I was a child I had two pet rabbits. Their hutch was kept in the garage during the winter. One snowy morning I looked out a window in the front of our house and saw my miniature dachshund Hannah running down the street along side one of my rabbits holding onto one of his ears with her mouth. She had rescued the rabbit from the perils of escape we shortly found the second rabbit on a neighbor’s back porch stoop. Catastrophe averted. There were no leash laws nor animal permits many years ago. Also house and car doors were not locked. I was permitted from a very early age to spend the day alone in the woods. I wish that I could give that experience of peace and joy to my grandchildren. Sadly children today must be protected from the possibility of dangerous adults.

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reflections from the woods

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on April 15, 2021 at 2:41 pm

watercolor 4/2021

When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.…………Milarepa

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wunjo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on April 10, 2021 at 2:56 pm

watercolor 4/2021

Wunjo is the rune stone symbol for joy, peace.

 

And into the forest I go,

 to lose my mind

 and find my soul.

……..John Muir

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casting of the runes

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers on February 9, 2021 at 2:20 pm

watercolor 2/2021

If you want to awaken

all of humanity,

then awaken all of yourself.

If you want to eliminate

the suffering in the world, then

eliminate all that is dark

and negative in yourself.

truly, the greatest gift

you have to

give is that of your

own self-transformation.

…..Lao Tzu

Raven is a bird surrounded by ancient lore…..much of which has flavored perception of ravens today. The raven is a clever, mysterious and most intelligent bird. Actually I am beguiled by any creature who crosses my path and raven is no exception. This one is a Druid bird casting the runes and holding the rune Dagaz. This is the rune of transformation. Shaped like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. The rune of awakening, awareness representing a paradigm shift which is now occurring.

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keeper of the sacred grove

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things, Wolves on January 30, 2021 at 5:02 pm

watercolor 1/2021

‘Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth’

…….Henry David Thoreau

I recently read that studies of brain activity in people after three days of being in nature revealed lower levels of theta activity. This suggesting that their brains had rested. I used to live on a mountain at 5000′ and when I drove up the mountain from the flat land below I noticed a significant change in my sense of well being after the 3000′ mark. I was not alone. My friends living on the mountain also experienced the same and we all were always reluctant to descend from our crow’s nest home. Visitors who came for a weekend were so different…..not relaxed. Their road rage came with them whereas those of us living there full time were relaxed…..at peace. So….I am a believer in the healing ways of nature.

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dream chaser

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on January 21, 2021 at 4:16 pm

watercolor 1/2021

O’ Great Spirit

help me always

to speak the truth quietly,

to listen with an open mind

when others speak,

and to remember the peace

that may be found in silence.

…..Cherokee Prayer

One day when I was living on the mountain a family of raccoons visited my cyclone fenced yard. They didn’t seem to be aware of my two dogs until the dogs chased them. The raccoons then scurried up the trees. And there they stayed throughout the night even though I kept my dogs inside the house. It was quite a sight….6 very large raccoons draped from tree limbs. Sometime before dawn they exited. Nice visit for me but not the raccoons.

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sage walker

In Art Watercolor Gallery, brown bear, Wild Things on January 13, 2021 at 4:18 pm

watercolor 1/2021

‘Allow nature’s

peace to flow 

into you as 

sunshine flows

into trees.’

……..john muir

 

I often ritually burn sage in my house. It clears energy and it heals your body/spirit. Whenever you are feeling taken over by negative emotions or thoughts smudging sage will restore all and you will feel protected. I don’t overthink the ritual so I have no rules. I like that way best. To disperse the smoke I use a hawk feather gifted to me by a beautiful soul …… a woodsman from the North Carolina mountains.  He also taught me to surround my home with feathers so that the faeries would come. I never saw the faeries but I am sure they came and blessed my home. I also burn incense daily……nag champa and sandlewood. It makes a big difference. Home…peace…home.