be your brightest

We are all gifted messages everywhere, constantly. The question is, are you paying attention? Are you listening with the love of your heart, or is the noise of your mind obscuring the perfection? I rushed out of my front door this afternoon with one mission– I must get to the bank and back home in […]

Questions I ask myself

Am I capable of fully feeling this?  (‘this’ being whatever is within me right now… no matter how blissful or how horrific it appears) Can I feel this in complete love… gifting myself the space without judgment to allow this to process through me? Do I have enough patience and trust to simply be my […]

How do you speak?

Can you grasp how much you are loved by the plants and the trees? I have been visiting my parents, rendezvousing in my childhood home. When they built this house, a major consideration was how to keep as many trees as possible, specifically the divine Magnolia that could have mindlessly been engulfed by the footprint […]

is silence really silent?

A dear avocado tree outside my door is best friends with a shama bird. Every morning, shama comes to rest upon her branches and share a visit. To hear their two hearts sing together… ahhh… even writing it brings tears to my eyes. The connection between this feathered one and this leafed one is simply […]

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…. Go outside. GO OUTSIDE!!!! Go out […]

child-like wonder

Wandering around the backyard late this afternoon, grazing like a rabbit among the herbs… yarrow flowers, bright yellow Mexican mint marigold blooms, rama tulsi, sage common, mulberry, chicory leaf, parsley, chocolate mint… Ahhhhh… finally coming down from a full day of computer, tech support, cell phone, todo lists… The plants reminding my body of their […]

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!!!! source article Ponderings within myself that have been stirred by this stark comparison… How much of my human superiority complex remains and where does it […]