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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Today’s Note to Self ~Remember today, that sometimes it takes stretching deeply into the muddy waters of life to find the nutrients which will help to sustain me throughout the journey~
Spiritual Understanding can even be found in a muddy waterhole!
This morning, I saw the most beautiful white dog racing across the park and then disappearing into the bushland beside the creek. The eagerness with which it galloped towards this particular spot made me think that maybe it knew something that I didn’t! So, off I strode in the same direction! It was a waterhole that had been formed by flood waters, and on one side stood this beautiful gum tree with its roots washed bare for all to see. But instead of turning up their toes, these roots were still stretching down deep into the water, and I am sure, way beyond what my eyes could see.
It made me think of the times that I have come upon those muddy waterholes (you know, those challenging times) of life and did all that I could to step around them, or over them, rather than actually stepping into and through them. All those times of trying to avoid what I really needed to experience to grow and become. And what happened? Well, it just meant that I met those same muddy waterholes again and again until I was brave enough to face them head on and dive in!!! Once I found the courage to jump, it was truly amazing how the muddy waters cleared and gave way to the most magical, sparkling pathways of understanding … new ideas, new dreams, and new prosperity filled my life.
I think this is a very clever tree … it is growing tall and strong as it drinks from the knowledge and wisdom of life.
Message from Nature Spirit:
We in Nature Spirit love muddy waterholes … they actually make it so much easier for us to gather the nourishment needed for us to grow strong and create such beautiful sights for your physical eyes to gaze upon. You see, it is not necessary for us to work our way into the soil seeking out the food that keeps us healthy and sparkling. The muddy waters carry with them all the wonderful gifts that they have gathered in the journey from upstream to where we sit happily waiting to enjoy such bountiful goodness. It is then that we stretch deep into those muddy waters and reap the benefits of such a wonderful banquet.
Yes, in your physical journey, you will certainly encounter muddy waterholes, and it is our suggestion that you embrace them fully and completely. If you can wade in, and just drag one foot after the other, you will be amazed at how clean those boots will be as you step out on the bank on the other side… how your heart will sing, and your eyes will sparkle with new life.
We will be with you all the way giving encouragement and cheering you on; the trees will breathe into you such magical breath, the birds will sing the sweetest songs that will help to lift those feet a little higher, and the sun will shine a mystical energy deep into every cell of your tired body that will assist you to take just one more step. We know you can do it … you are so loved.
Today’s Note to Self ~Remember today, that if my dream is a long time coming … it just means that it is taking me a little longer to grow into a dream which is even bigger than ever I had imagined it could be~
We were up before the dawn making the last minute preparations before heading to Echuca for the day to visit our two beautiful daughters, their husbands, and our 6 amazing grandchildren! And I would have to say, that we have the bestest children and grandchildren in the whole wide world!!! LOL Okay, I guess I am just a little prejudiced!
It was such a cold frosty morning with the temperature not much above zero, and so we were both very grateful for the heating in the car as we drove northward. I am sure Bill was thinking that it would have been nice to stay in bed a little longer, but he knew how much I loved to watch the sunrise over the mountain range that we must travel across to reach our destination. We could now see that the fog was still hanging low in the paddocks like a giant ocean of cloud, as the first hint of light escaped the horizon.
And then came that moment I had been excited about for days! As we came up over the crest of a hill, there before us lay the most spectacular vision; we both gasped at the extraordinary sight before our eyes. It could not have been a more beautiful vision on which to feast! Bill pulled over to the side of the road and we both got out of the car to breathe in the magical moment. It was also in that instant, that the story of my spiritual journey flashed before my eyes. The times that I felt so deep in the valley surrounded by fog! The times when I would catch just a glimpse of the light of Truth as I struggled up the mountain called life. The times when dark grey clouds seemed to hang incessantly between me and the light of my dreams! And then came that most magical moment when I felt in the depths of my soul, the most spectacular sunrise of understanding, and the most joyous elation at having had the courage to travel the journey… this far!
Message from Nature Spirit:
We have to admit, that sometimes it takes us time to find that extra special paper, and those extra, extra special ribbons and bows in which to wrap your dreams. You see, the Universe always wants to make the end result so much bigger and better than you could have ever imagined it to be. Why? Because, as we keep telling you, you are so loved!
It is also extremely important for you to have grown into your dream … on the inside. You see, if you have not grown sufficient wisdom, knowledge and understanding, then it is very likely that your dream will slip through your very physical fingers. Now that would just make you sad, or angry, or resentful, and put you right back to square one again … you know, down in that valley surrounded by fog! We want to see you resting on that magnificent mountaintop, lit by the light of the most glorious sunrise, and with your dream firmly in your hands. So today, be patient with yourself and with the arrival of your dream. Believe us, from where we are sitting, it looks sensational!!! You are so loved.
Today’s Note to Self ~Remember today, that reaching into the flow of life and stretching towards my dream, may take stepping out on a limb and knowing that, whatever I desire is also reaching out towards me~
Spiritual growth occurs when we are prepared to step out on a limb.
I just love being drawn to new, secret tracks that lead down to the creek, and finding the most amazing images to capture on my phone … and then listening for the little messages that follow! The creek is forever changing and creating new visions for eyes which are longing to see co-creation in action. This image really jumped out at me! A huge lump of soil had fallen from the embankment of the creek and had eased itself out into the water as if searching and stretching for that illusive stream from which all things flow.
I stood wondering if it felt as I do sometimes … stepping out on a limb in the middle of nowhere, just hoping and trusting that the answers will come. Believe me, that stretching towards my dreams can be quite scary until I, once again, take the time to remember the truth of who I am, and know without a doubt that whatever I desire is there for me, and seeking me as I seek it. What a comforting thought it is to understand that my desire is also whizzing its way along its limb in search of me! WooHoo!
Message from Nature Spirit:
Yes, it is so true! Every dream or desire that you have, also dreams of and desires you. This is something that you need to contemplate and meditate upon frequently. By truly understanding this concept, you will never be afraid of reaching out beyond what you would consider your normal capabilities, and stretch that little bit further into that magical stream of life. This magical stream is a never ending, forever growing stream of abundant prosperity for those who wish to partake of its magnificence.
Everything in Nature is constantly, as you would say in your physical terms, ‘going out on a limb’. Everything is constantly stretching and growing upwards towards the light. Everything is a constant state of change, expansion and growth. All in Nature knows without a doubt that whatever it is seeking to enable this process of co-creation to occur, is also seeking it, and as it happily bounces forth, it attracts all it needs to change, expand and grow.
But how much more exciting is it for you in a physical body! You have the choice to step out on any number of limbs and create such amazing possibilities for yourself … far more than any one thing in nature. So know with all your heart that whatever you are seeking is also seeking you, and anything that you can dream, is possible! May we suggest that you find your limb to step out on today, and jump with all your might into that magical stream of life that knows all, and wants for you to have it all. You are sooo loved!
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Today’s Note to Self ~Remember today, that the talents I keep hidden from view, eventually disintegrate and disappear … but the talents I share with the world return to me rich rewards~
Spiritual Growth is often found in the most unexpected places!
Grass is so forgiving! I mean, how many times do we water it and watch it grow, and then take out the lawn mower and cut it back to the ground, only to return the next day to see it standing straight and tall and smiling at the sun? I often ask myself if I have the same tolerance and perseverance as I journey through life. But I guess that is a question for another note!
I love it when the grass grows long and thick, and I get to wade through the lush green blades and feel their coolness against my legs and under my feet … not so great just after heavy rain!!! LOL I love to lie down on this blanket of green, and feel it snuggle around me as if to cradle me in its softness. I also love the possibilities of finding amazing little surprises that lie hidden from view of those people who always stay on the well weathered path.
The surprise for this particular day was this beautiful leaf that had wound up caught between some very tall blades. Although it was now in the autumn of its life, it still shone with a beauty that needed to be shared with all who walked by. It had a wonderful story to tell … and a message I certainly needed to hear.
Message from Nature Spirit:
You all arrive on this planet earth with your very own uniqueness, your very own talents, and your very own amazing story to tell. So often though, as a physical being, you allow others to pull you down, and then you begin to believe that you are not ‘good enough’, or ‘nothing special’, and you begin to slowly shrink into a shell of nothingness. You shrivel up and die as a leaf melting back into the soil.
This is NOT the Truth of who you really are!!! You are a magnificent being who chose to assist planet earth to grow and become the beautiful, ongoing creation that is constantly desired, and pondered upon daily, by the Source of all that is and will ever be. If you choose to hide your unique talents, they will eventually be taken from you and they will disappear back into the mists of mere possibility. But, if you choose to take out your talents and share them with the world, you will discover the magical richness of living a purpose-filled life. You will fly to beyond your wildest dreams, slide down rainbows, and land feet first in your pot of gold. Today, allow yourself to shine! You are so loved.
Today’s Note to Self ~Remember today, that my journey always requires enormous trust … to grab hold of the magical wingtips of the owl, and allow myself to be flown through the darkest forest with only the moon to guide our way~
Spiritual Awakening can involve quite a deal of flying … but, if you are game, it can also mean a great deal of Spiritual Growth.
The spirit of the owl holds great meaning for me in this amazing journey called life! It always appears when I am in my darkest moments of trying to find a way through the maze of confusion and uncertainty. I consider each gift that the owl leaves for me, an extremely precious gift, knowing that it holds within it the ancient wisdom I am longing to remember.
This beautiful feather came to me as I drove home one evening from a meeting … my mind was so full of confusion for which there seemed no answers. I distinctly remember the night as it was extremely cold and a frost was already descending to cover the ground with its blanket of icy, silvery crispness. As I drove along the outskirts of town, I could see the moon trying its hardest to be seen through the ever shifting clouds … a metaphor for the way my thoughts were flying through my mind and stopping me from seeing to the messages that needed to be heard… yes, I said ‘seeing’ the messages that needed to be heard! In that moment, I screamed out … “Is anyone listening?”
As I turned the corner into our street, something in the middle of the road caught my eye. I stopped, backed up the car a little, and then got out to investigate. As I got closer, I could see it was this most beautiful owl feather, and as I bent down to pick it up, I also noticed the giver of the gift. The owl was sitting at the edge of the road, and as I took the feather in my hand, it flew up into a lower branch of a tree right beside me. In that moment, I knew without a doubt that all I needed to do was to hold tight to the wingtips of this magical bird, and allow its spirit to fly me through the darkness and into the light. I carried my feather home, and have cherished it ever since.
Message from Nature Spirits:
The owl has symbolised so many different things for so many different cultures in your physical world. But to us, the owl is a messenger of ancient, sacred wisdom … the wisdom of the soul. With its night vision, this most beautiful spirit will help you to see through the darkest recesses of your heart to find that magnificent and magical ‘inner light’ which each of you possess.
In your physical journey, there will often be times of confusion and uncertainty! You chose these times to help you grow, and to truly decipher what your next amazing creation will look like when it becomes a physical reality. If we were you, we would call upon the spirit of the owl to help you fly through the forest of the unknown and into the light of clarity and truth. Just close your eyes and set the intention that you are reaching out for those amazing wingtips. You then grab hold, and you feel totally safe as the wisdom of the owl carries you swiftly through the darkest forests of your mind, and into the sparkling, glittering light of all understanding. What an exciting adventure it is … if you trust! You are so loved!