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symptoms of inner peace

March 27, 2012

 

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 Symptoms of Inner Peace 

-Dr. Jeff Rockwell

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experiences

An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment

A loss of interest in judging self

A loss of interest in judging others

A loss of interest in conflict

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others

A loss of ability to worry (this is a very serious symptom)

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation

Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature

Frequent attacks of smiling through the eyes of the heart

Increasing susceptibility to love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it

 

 

 

 

on listening*

February 27, 2012

The Terma Collective “The Box: Remembering the Gift”

what in your life is calling you?
when all the noise is silenced,
the meetings adjourned,
the lists laid aside,
and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest,
what still pulls on your soul?

in the silence between your heartbeats hides a summons.
do you hear it?
name it, if you must,
or leave it nameless,
but why pretend it is not there?

passion

February 26, 2012

passion flower
 
 
 

morning medicine

November 10, 2011

The beauty that we received on a morning walk along the Truckee river.  

                                                                                       

    bear medicine
It is said that the strength of bear medicine is the power of introspection.  
What is whispering within?  Listen deeply*
    puddle
    kindness
 
especially to yourself.  

the path in

October 26, 2011

the path in, inner discovery

 ”The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine what you want to be” – Neale Donald Walsch

getting in the flow

October 10, 2011

Everything in life has it’s certain flow.  Just look at nature.  I believe that part of healing is getting into our flow.  what makes us feel good.  and it is unique to each of us.   Part of being in your flow comes from within.  Listening deeply.  Knowing when to act and/or to take rest.  I know for me, one thing that has helped me find that daily flow and connection internally is yoga.  I find my athletics are more fluid and dynamic.  Productivity increases and there is an overall greater sense of balance to life.  After watching this video though, I think it’s time to take my yoga to a different level.  :)  This guy is amazing.  Check him out*  he’s got flow!

october beginnings

October 2, 2011

 I am amazed at the way consciousness has been feeling~ such a thriving state.   People facing their fears and having courage to step into something different.  Perhaps, it’s just a different way of being.

 I have been sitting with some answers to some bigger questions for a couple of weeks now. One that felt powerful was “What is your greatest fear?”.   I realized mine was not  r E a L L y***  living.  So as i slid into the equinox, and now past that moment of balance, I decided to start choosing differently.  Take the steps forwards. Remember gratitude. Play in nature more often.  and to relax.  Relaxation was not something I had visited in a conscious way recently.  And yet in this place, I found the stillness and peace I had been looking for. Amazing!  All of a sudden, my life felt restored to that magical way I knew so well before.   I listened to poetry in a kiva under the starry sky.  Built community.  Celebrated friends.  Loved more fully.  Honored myself by resting into a place of be*ing.  Received appreciation in a sweat lodge. 

west shore sweat lodge
West SHORE SWEAT LODGE

I didn’t know how to start this blog, but kept hearing “just start!”.  Upon reading Pixie Campbell’s blog, Pink Coyote, I felt inspired.  She writes “I got a letter last night from the firetender at the sweat lodge I attended a couple of weeks ago. In it he explained that the work we most have to do for the Earth is on the inside of us. In my own words, it’s about shifting our perspectives.”  She elaborates and just has a great way of sharing her medicine* thank you***

 I hope that this will be a place to connect, share, and inspire people to go within to find their own inner wisdom ~ then take it into the world and PLaY*