How do you Speak?

How do you Speak?

Every human is in relationship with the Plants and Trees in every moment whether one chooses to be conscious of this or not.
Magnolia shared with me how she keeps watch over my parents, continuously helping to support their well-being.
I wonder… do my parents realize that Magnolia does this for them? Are they able to consciously acknowledge that a tree can (and is) always looking out for them, and working in ways so complex and so intertwined that humans can never fathom?

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Is Silence really Silent?

Is Silence really Silent?

For years, I practiced taking regular days of silence. I would choose not to speak for a day or several at a time. My outward communication consisted of only the most necessary of written words. I carried a little card around with me that read “observing a day of silence today”.

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Simple Complexity

Simple Complexity

We humans are so good at making everything complicated.
The plants and the trees are so good at making everything simple.
Turn off your phone, your computer, your TV. Take off your watch. Put down your book. Turn your todo list face down. Leave the laundry for later and….

 

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Equals

Equals

7.6 billion humans are on Gaia. Even at this astounding number, we still only make up .01% of all life on earth. Any guesses of who makes up 82%? Plants!!!!
Ponderings within myself that have been stirred by this stark comparison…
How much of my human superiority complex remains and where does it hide?
Do I truly act in every moment with the love and compassion for all life?
Do all of my actions reflect what I say, write, and teach?

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Forced Friction

Forced Friction

My sister was kind enough to put the concept of forced friction into my speak, “Did you know that if you brush the tops of leggy seedlings with your fingers several times a day that the seedlings will develop thicker, stronger stems?”

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The Thank You Note

The Thank You Note

My parents always taught my brother and I to be gracious for every gift we are given, and to always write thank you notes. This written thank you is long overdue…From the very moment I arrived on Gaia, you offered me breath

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Flood of the Heart

Flood of the Heart

I have written this piece with Lavender Stoechas anointing my heart (of course, right?). She has been talking to me nonstop these last few days. I asked her if she would be willing to share her thoughts and wisdom here.

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Ceremony

Ceremony

It is so important to take time to reconnect to love, offer humble gratitude, and set intention. Ceremony is such a powerful place to reconnect with Gaia, ourselves, and the unseen blessed beings/energies that surround each and every one of us- all of the time.

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