Garden Of Delight

gardenMy little garden is such a delight.  Approximately 20ft x 20ft, a bit of paradise along an urban street.  Sitting outside and viewing the beauty, along with butterflies and bees doing their thing, never fails to relax me.  I feel as though I am being renewed along with the Earth.

I add a little each year, as some things don’t survive the winter or are just weakened.  Other plants, well, they seem to think it is their turn to outdo the rest.  I like their sense of competition.  We have two planters out front, along the sidewalk, and this year I planted a small crop of vegetables.  Squash, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, lettuce and onions.  In my little rooftop garden box, the cilantro and basil are adding to the fun.

I hope you enjoy all the pictures.

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red hot pokers
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lilies
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gallardia
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delphinium
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daylilies
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coneflowers
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blue sea holly
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black wizard lily

vegetables

 

The Only Thing We Have To Fear. . .

“. . . is fear itself.”  This statement was made by Franklin D Roosevelt during his March 4th, 1933 inaugural address.  It is more powerful now than it was then.  Why?  Because fear is an illusion designed to keep you stressed and not focusing on what it important.

Fear and its cousins, worry and anxiety, produce a stress response in your body.  The “flight or fight” syndrome that floods you with cortisol and adrenaline.  These combine to create inflammation, the root cause of most all diseases.

Fear is the belief that you have no control over the unknown.  Who does?  You can’t control people so their behavior is always an unknown.  Fear keeps you unable to access your inner resources and guidance to find solutions or just a different view of the situation.

How do you stay out of fear?  Accept the fact that the only thing you can control is you and your response.  Like attracts like, so put the brakes on those negative thoughts.  Let’s say you just lost your job.  Yes, that is scary and brings fear.  Allow yourself some time to process those emotions.  The loss of anything brings grief.  Feel that and notice where in your body you feel the most pain.  Be gentle and care for your body.  Breathe deep and allow yourself some rest.  When you can calm your body’s response and slow down your breathing, you will be able to think clearly.

When you stay in fear, your questions become statements.  “I can’t afford this or that.”  “I won’t find a job earning what I was.”  “I don’t have benefits.”

Begin with having gratitude for what you have.  This puts you in the mindset of receiving.  Review your skills, such as updating your resume.  What skills do you have that you might not have been utilizing?  Can you act upon them?  Do you have the resources to work from home?  Who do you network with?  These questions help you focus on positive, action-oriented thoughts, and will guide you to next steps.  Visualize that the right job is waiting for you.

Do you see how this changes?  Fear and negativity put you in the mode of creating beliefs; the kind you don’t want to keep in your mind.  When you move into a state of calm and express gratitude, your thoughts become questions which open up possibilities.  Then you can use your visualization skills to attract the perfect situation.

Worry and fear is running rampant, and global media gets all jiggy with hyping that up.  Avoid it as much as possible.  Instead, go for a walk or sit in nature.  Absorb the sun and beauty of the outdoors.  Get a little exercise to release any tension in your body.  Getting on, in or near water is very calming.  Nature is the best anti-anxiety medicine ever and it is free.  Use your nose to breathe as much as possible.  Mouth breathing is shallow and activates the stress response.  Meditate, or just sit quietly and let your thoughts roll through your head.

If you wish that this worry and fear would go away, don’t feed it.  Take control of your thoughts, and keep them in the realm of higher energy.  Everything you need is within you.  Honor that.  Listen to yourself.  Love yourself.  Care for your being as though it is the most precious thing you have.  That is how you destroy fear.

Hold The Light

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

I needn’t have to tell you how crazy things are.  The THING is still an issue, we’ve witnessed the awful destruction of a beautiful human’s life, which has escalated into riots, and 6 planets are in retrograde this month.  Including my dear little friend Mercury, who plans on garbling the communication even more.  It’s no wonder we are all feeling a little crabby and out-of-sorts.

You must Hold The Light.

It’s tough when negativity is beating at you every day.  Many of you are still out of work and struggling.  Those who are back at work are making up for lost time and long for the days when they could sleep in.  Signs everywhere telling you what you can and can’t do and where you need to be.  News channels incessantly blathering about gloom and doom.  I think we need to mask all news media and prevent them from speaking.

The Light will overcome the Dark, but you must Hold The Light.  By that, I mean that you must hunker down within yourself and call down the brilliant and powerful energies from the Universe.  Call down the Angels.  Call down the Ascended Masters.  Call down all the Higher Dimensional Beings available to help each and every one of us from falling into negativity.  Ask them to help you.

Focus intently on what you wish to see in your life.  Powerful manifestation is available to all of us, so use it wisely.  Use your imagination to place a video screen out in front of you.  Project onto it your skills, your desires, your joy for the life you want to live.  See it like a movie with you as the starring role and write the story.

Hold that vision clear and keep your thoughts directed towards it.  You are capable of bringing this into physical reality.

Stay away from mainstream media as much as possible.  It is filled with conflicting information and enough negative hype to start its own fire.  Instead, go out in nature even if for five minutes.  Suck in some fresh air, let the sun soak into your skin and listen to the birdsongs.  Take a moment to sit and relax.  Nap or sleep.  Eat well.  And laugh.

The more of us who keep our inner light shining bright, the more the negative energy recedes and eventually dissolves until there will be no more dark.  Imagine what a life filled with joy, cooperation, harmony and abundance looks like.  Make it so.

Blooming-burg

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view from the front door

I love our front garden.  It’s a tiny bit of paradise filled with color and life.  We created this out of a grass-filled space, and it has grown much in a few years.

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Phlox, more columbines and everyone needs a fairy garden

I love seeing it all come alive in the spring.  A reminder that nature knows exactly what it needs to do all the time.

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Planted one pink columbine and it has spread significantly
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1 of 3 bleeding heart plants

I continually add new plantings, just because some of them don’t always like the winter months or may they don’t like where I put them.

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poppies

It’s okay, that is why it is called garden-ing; a verb rather than a noun.  For me, just creating a beautiful space that I love.

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even the yard creatures practice safety
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there are two of these and are social distancing

Thought For Today – May 8th

If you don’t know which direction to go, turn around and look where you came from.  Maybe you are where you need to be going, or maybe you just need a new path.

Extra-Introvert

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Image by Mira Cosic from Pixabay

I haven’t had the motivation to blog lately.  I’ve seen this mentioned on another site I follow, so I guess I’m not alone.  I would guess that lack of motivation for anyone would be a current problem.

Still, it bugs me and I had to think about it for awhile.

I know that I am an introvert.  I “recharge” my energy by alone time and doing something relaxing, like reading.  Extroverts need their people time to feel better.  So, it has occurred to me that I am getting a big extra dose of relaxation time, and without any big amount of stress in my life – like what came with my former job – I don’t have the “urgency” to get things done.  Hmm.  I suppose this is what comes with job retirement.  I shouldn’t feel disturbed by that, and I’m not really; it’s just different.  It is something new to adjust into, so as they say “practice makes perfect”.  I’m still in the process of developing my daily routine and I like it.

I have been working on my next book, so that is productive.  I am following the same theme, but taking it to the next level and making it a journey through healing.  I guess the blog got set aside due to that work.  I also know that creativity of any kind has an ebb and flow rhythm.

Just wait until the tide comes in.

The Ascension

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Image by Jan Alexander from Pixabay

Easter, or Pascha is Sunday April 12th and will be celebrate by millions, most likely at home in a virtual gathering.  Whether it is Passover or of Christ rising from death, a Pagan ritual, or any other significant meaning, it is the celebration of life defeating death.  In Christian terms, it is Jesus teaching us that we are more than our physical bodies.

I won’t go into a theological discussion of this ritual, but the main theme is birth or rebirth.  There is really no coincidence that the current state of the planet happens to be at a peak during this Easter season.

Every living thing on this planet is going through rebirth, or an ascension into a higher dimension.  Our DNA, our cellular structure, our energetic bodies are going through an upgrade. Sort of like going from a four-cylinder engine to a high-performance racing version in one day.  All of us.  At the same time.  Believe it or not, the Universe is trying to make this a little easier by forcing us to stay home.   A little test drive, so to speak.

We aren’t getting a choice in this upgrade, even if you think you can resist.  “What you resist, persists”, as the saying goes.  The Lightworkers are actively working the collective energy patterns to help everyone assimilate the change.  Those who are enlightened, but not active Lightworkers, have already made adjustments to their lives and are just moving through the changes.  Then there is the group who is fighting it every day, thinking that life will just go back to the way it was.  It won’t.  But it will be better than it was.  They’ll suffer and maybe become ill, then blame it all on the government or some such.  But they will still change.  Then there are the wonderfully blessed souls who made the soul agreement to become violently ill and pass on.  These beautiful ones have agreed to absorb the grief and negativity in their corner of the planet and take it with them into death, in order to rapidly shift the energy.  I hope their spiritual rewards are truly wonderful.

If I’ve managed to keep your attention this far, you might be wondering what to do.  Maybe you already know, but are reading along for validation.  Look to this time of isolation for the answers.  We are being given the gift of “pause and reset”.  Dig into your heart and soul and ask yourself what matters and how you want to live.  What are you doing without that no longer matters?  Has your life suddenly become less burdensome by staying at home?  Do you have more time for your family? Have you discovered time to follow your passions?  What changes are being made in your life – might there be something better?  Creativity is being heightened now; what does this mean for you?  Now is your opportunity to design or refine your life path.  Envision what it will look like and you will manifest it into being through guided action steps.

For those of you ready for the next step; look to spiritual teachers for information.  Many of the authors on Hay House publishing have websites with spiritual practices.  Try meditation for starters.  If you have studied the Chakra body, then begin to work through the fifth dimensional version, because this is what is being re-wired within you.  It is seriously more powerful than what was.  The energy to be developed, or ascended, is what will lead you through the planetary changes.  You will need to work on releasing old beliefs, grief, negativity to move into ascension.  The following is a brief explanation of your new energetic body.

The Twelve Chakra System:

Eighteen inches above your head is the Stellar Gateway.  It vibrates gold and is the receiver of all information from the Creator or All That is.

Six inches above your head is the Soul Star, which vibrates magenta.  It carries the blueprint for all your spiritual gifts, in all your lifetimes.

The Causal is offset to the rear of your head.  It connects us to the entire Angelic realm and vibrates moon white.

The Crown Chakra is the top of your head and is the connection to your Higher Self, which is a receiver for the upper three.  Formerly violet, it now vibrates liquid gold.

The Third Eye is in your forehead.  The vibration has changed from indigo to emerald crystal.  Your Crown and Third Eye have integrated their energy through the pineal gland.  It is our point of manifestation.  “As Above, So Below”; or what you envision becomes your reality.  Once this is activated, manifestation is more powerful than ever.

The Throat Chakra has intensified its blue color and takes the vibration of our thoughts into words.  It is very powerful.

The Heart Chakra in the center of your chest and has expanded to the width of your shoulders.  It is resembles a flower and has 33 petals, each with their own heart lesson.  The energy has shifted from green to white, and radiates the most powerful vibration of all: Love.

The Solar Plexus is between your ribs and navel.  It has shifted from yellow to bright gold.  I have always referred to this as “your inner bullsh*t detector”, because it acts as a sensory device for your surroundings.

The Naval Chakra is newly formed, vibrating bright orange.  This is the connection between you and all other life forms on the planet, helping you to create a cooperative society.  Sharing and caring will be the new norms.

The Sacral Chakra has changed from orange to bright pink.  Pink has always been associated with love, so the energy shift is crucial for this chakra.  All our emotional sh*t is carried here, and is totally being affected by our ascension.  Clearing out the old, the negative thoughts and beliefs, is very important during this pause and reset.  Many will struggle, but an enormous amount of support is available.  If you can work through your inner enemies during this time, the transition will be less stressful.

The red Root Chakra is now the shining platinum Base Chakra.  The energy is very powerful and establishes your presence on Earth as: I AM.

About twelve inches below your feet is the Earth Star, your grounding to the Earth.  Once you have made this connection, you will continuously stay grounded.  Your soul path information is stored here.

Take time during your meditations and start to connect with each Chakra.  Focus on them individually and gain insight to their messages and energy shifts.  Fully visualize their new form and allow them to support your physical body.  As you work through them, they will connect and begin your ascension into a fifth dimensional being.

There is nothing about this to be frightened of.  Nor is there anything to resist.  You are awakening to a higher vibrational self.  This energy will fill you with light, love, contentment, peace and joy.  Can there be anything better than that?

A beautiful pictorial of the chakras can be found at:

New Moon Art by David Essery

Pole Dancing

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Steamy, naked bodies whirling around a metal pole to the rhythm of pumping music.

That’s one way to get your attention.

Wipe the shock off your face; I’m not writing about anything pornographic. In this article, I am writing about polarity, specifically in terms of your thoughts. Although by now, you have gone from shock to wonder. That first sentence is an example of how your thoughts can quickly be changed.

Magnetics have north and south poles, in opposition to each other. You’ve seen this in action, when you’ve put two of them together. One side attracts, the other repels. Emotions have polarity too. Think love to hate, happy to sad, anger to calm and the list goes on. So it is with the Law of Attraction.

The Law of Attraction states that where you focus your thoughts is what you will attract into your life. So, wouldn’t you want to keep your, err, “pole dancing” to the highest polarity level you can maintain? If you would like more money in your life, but feel that you live in poverty or that money is scarce, what do you think you will attract? More of the same. But what if wealth just seems unbelievable to you? How about just shifting your thoughts one step higher? Focus your thoughts on being self-supportive. You might begin to see job opportunities appear. If you act on those that appeal to you, you very likely will have a new job. Then take the next step in shifting your thoughts upward. Maybe it’s putting money in a savings account or other form of reliable investment. Continue to work on shifting your thoughts upward and you will attract what you need.

Even if you like to boogie down, keep your thoughts rising up that pole.