The Sun

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Dearest light,  star and love  on the other side of dark. calling to me  spreading your warmth like a blanket across the morning fields. You are why  I wade through  endless cool shadows of flickering fingers,  that tease me out of an unlit life and into your waiting arms.  Finally, I can stop.  and meet myself,  right where I am, …

Come and Find Me World

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Come and find me  world, in your  beautiful way.  You will find me  in a place unmade  by humans.  I will be waiting at  the seashore,  in the forest  along the  weathered path.   You will recognize me, looking up at the sky, witnessing the slightest  wind shift in the clouds birth a new painting.  You will see me  inside …

How to Invoke Your Muse

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“Sing Heav’nly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire “. (1.6-7) John Milton, Paradise Lost. This is a quote from the 1600’s epic poem, Paradise Lost, by John Milton. In these first lines, Milton is not only stating the theme for his very long poem, but he is also asking for heavenly guidance and inspiration. …

When Grace Comes

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I’ve been reading John Milton’s Epic poem Paradise Lost for my English Lit class.  Not sure if you remember this piece of literature from the 1600s but at first, I found it super hard to understand; in fact, I could not understand a single word of it. The final exam was based on this poem and was worth 30% of …

How to Grow Creativity

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ALLOW PATHWAYS: We can’t grow flowers in the dead of winter. The same goes for our creativity. We need to create an environment inside of our minds that is lush, fertile and nourished so that new pathways can form and our brilliant new ideas have a place to grow roots and flourish. But first we need to empty out the …

Plant Energy

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“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” Eckhart Tolle Jade plants are one of my favorite plants. THIS jade plant is special, most likely because it was a gift from my son on Mother’s day one year. Jade …

Finding Our Voice Among the Trees

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“We all need to find the time and place to exhale.” Have you checked out my story on Elephant Journal yet? It’s a 5 minute read. If you like it, please give me a heart on the story and share – here’s the link ELEPHANT JOURNAL

Little Sacred Plant Practice

Little Sacred Plant Practice

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Little Sacred Plant Practice  Use this exercise as a way to discover presence.  If you can’t go out in nature, bring a plant into your house.  If you give attention to a plant, it will thrive. A plant is energy. A plant heals. Water it. Feed it. Talk to it.  Become still in its presence  and sense its aliveness. A plant …

Writing Tip

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I gather words to use in my writing. I began a list in a book, that I like to call my ‘poem cupboard’. It is full of my favorite words I find along the way. When I am searching for a word to use in a poem -I open up my book and voila. Magic!!

Forest Writing Exercise

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Finding Your Stillness  Before we write in our forest journal, we need to be still.  What is stillness and why is it so important to find it before we write in our journal?  Our stillness guides us into nothingness and brings us closer to our hearts. This is the place where our soul speaks to us. When we are still, we hear. The …