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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Changing energies

I have been wondering a lot about how we perceive energy.  An event can happen and some people will see it as a very positive thing and some will feel it is the worst thing ever to have happened.  We are drawn to energies. Some are great examples and some are lessons to be learned. But does that make the energy that teaches us those lessons a negative or positive thing? It feel negative while we are in the process of learning, but after the lesson is learned we are stronger, more secure in our abilities. So doesn't that make it a positive thing?  The other thing I wonder about is if the things we are doing to this planet are changing our spiritual energy. I feel our souls are safe as they are connected to the Divine. But our spirit is something different. Our spirit is what makes us who we are. I read about the spirit activity at Chernobyl. It makes me wonder if Nuclear energy can affect our spiritual energies. What if we are messing up the planet so horribly our essence is being skewed? Just thoughts to ponder.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Today is called Good Friday. It is the beginning of Easter weekend. I recently read an article posted by a friend regarding this weekend. The writer mentioned that we tend to focus on Easter Sunday as a time of hope. But we fail to take into account how the people felt on this day so many years ago, when Christ was sentenced to death. He warned his disciples of his impending end, yet they couldn’t fathom the unfairness of ending the life of a man who spread the word of God and was an example of how to behave towards each other in the light of love. Christ was aware of the future and did what he could to ready those that loved him, yet they were still unable to understand. Can you imagine what it felt like to see this all unfold in front of you? Knowing there was little you could do to stop the tragedy that was already in motion. The sounds and smell of the crowds as they watched Him drag the cross that was to be His foundation for His torture. Weary, harmed and confused as to why His Father allowed this to happen to him. That moment when even Christ lost his faith as did all those that watched on in horror at a sight so unbelievable they couldn’t wrap their minds and hearts around it. A moment in time that was so against everything they believed in. Their collective spirit held it’s breath as they waited for the miracle that would stop the pain, waited for God to answer their prayers, and in the light of day realize that moment wasn’t going to come. Can you imagine how you would have felt knowing He forgave the thief on the cross next to him, while all the while wondering why this horrible thing was happening to Him. Showing us yet again, that no matter what is going on, it takes but a moment to offer hope to another. No matter what happened to you, or what you have done, there is always an opportunity to share and lift up someone in need. Knowing in his last moments He forgave those that had caused Him so much harm, and those He loved so much pain. There is a great lesson there. Forgiveness is a very powerful thing. It can free those that have suffered under the weight of wrongdoing, and give a clean slate to allow life to continue without dragging that event with you. Those that lived in that time saw the event and felt the loss of all hope. They had hit rock bottom and were in essence cleansed of all worries or fears they had held before. Those minor indiscretions had a different weight. Sure they were important as lessons and they still held the changing of the path for some and the new strength for others. How do you compare that to losing the Messiah? Our spiritual well-being is what holds us together in times of need. And Christ’s followers knowing the greatest man they had ever known, was ended. It seems it is important to remember the loss, the pain, the fear in order to fully appreciate the resurrection. We are dual entities. We need both ends of an emotion to full appreciate how wonderful the positive feelings are. So today is a great day to cleanse yourself of those indiscretions you have yet to forgive. Allow humans to be fallible, just as you are. Forgive them, as the example we have been given. Drop that weight, open up to a fuller life and a better you.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

It's about balance

Most of you know I am a tax preparer and tax season is coming to a close. Things do get a little hectic, people fear the outcome of their returns and share those feelings. I rarely see those fears come to fruition, but still it is hard watching folks worry about an outcome that hasn't happened yet. It seems to me it is one of the things we tend to waste energy on often. It is a shame we don't have faith in our abilities or the fact that most times we can handle anything that comes our way. We are stronger than we know, and we really should honor that.
“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it's own wings. Always believe in yourself” – Unknown
I love this saying and feel it is a great guide to looking at life. I tend to jump in with both feet and worry about the landing later. I am not sure this is the best way to go either, so now I seek balance. So I spend my days trying to keep that balance. Today I started out working on taxes and while waiting for information went outside and pulled some weeds. Came back in and worked some more until I needed more information. My next task was picking dandelions. While I was out there I was thinking on what a simple and enjoyable thing to do. I pick the flowers to make bath oils and I will also use the infused oils to color soaps. Dandelions have so much to offer, and they seem to be readily available in my lawn. The more you pick they more they bloom. I figure it's a survival thing to keep the hope they will seed out and produce more, which is fine with me! I use the leaves for a ingredient in a great cleansing tea, and the roots are great as a tea for the liver. Such a simple plant, and so many uses. I also found some wild lettuce I picked for drying and making an oil diffusion and a tincture for pain. It's hard to weed your garden when you find so many uses for so many "pesky" plants! Okay, well it's back to work for me, two more days of crunching numbers then a break to make some soaps, lotions and salves for the spring craft fairs. Life is good; good to be busy, good to be content and great to balanced!