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blood and bone

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on September 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

watercolor 9/2021

‘Feather to fire, fire to blood

Blood to bone, bone to marrow

Marrow to ashes, ashes to snow’

                             ……….gregory colbert

Everything is connected

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reflections from the woods

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

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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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keeper of the sacred grove

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

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‘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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sage walker

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

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‘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.

truth teller

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on October 25, 2020 at 4:17 pm

watercolor 10/2020

‘There is the world of the flesh, and there is the Spirit world. When the flesh is gone, the Spirit forever remains. Their voices speak to those who know how to listen. Wisdom is born in the heart, and then spoken.’

……wolf clan song

I adore the “howl.” Makes me feel primal. I once found a short recording of the “howl” while I was working on the internet. My dogs were laying on the floor next to me and they woke up and began their own primal howls making for a really delicious collaboration.

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don de dios

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on October 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm

watercolor 10/2020

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.”
― Chief Seattle

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earth bear who shows the way

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on October 16, 2020 at 3:43 pm

watercolor 10/2020

I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.

…………..Crazy Horse

Yes my dears…..this prophecy is birthing now. This is a very wondrous time and I am so happy to be on the Earth to participate.

 

humility

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on September 12, 2020 at 3:51 pm

watercolor 9/2020

‘Something beautiful can happen to people when their world falls apart….humility, nobility and wisdom emerge just when our knees hit the floor’

……..Marianne Williamson

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wolf dancer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on September 4, 2020 at 4:53 pm

watercolor 9/2020

We reached the old wolf in time to watch the fierce green fire dying in her eyes. There was something new to me in those eyes, something known only to her and the mountains. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch. I thought that because “fewer wolves, more deer” that no wolves would mean hunter’s paradise, but after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.

…….Aldo Leopold

Truly a profound teaching. I once was honored to be in the woods with a wild coyote as it died. It was deeply meaningful for me for I realized that we were one. The coyote and I spoke to each other with our eyes and spirit.