“Within you is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and by yourself.”
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
“While Eeyore frets …
… and Piglet hesitates
… and Rabbit calculates
… and Owl pontificates
…Pooh just is.”
-The Tao of Pooh
Time in the forest, that supreme place of sanctuary and stillness, is a way of beauty and of finding the stillness and sanctuary within yourself…
a place to just be…
Be who you are.
Nature’s trifecta embraces us today with possibility, power and presence.
As each day is, it is a time to be reborn. To find center. To reach new depths. To connect. To be completely and utterly our unique selves.
This day is a harbinger of the richness of the season to come.
May you blossom and grow like this new Spring, bursting forth on all levels and in every dimension. May you see beauty and know your own.
P.S. The last solar eclipse during a March Equinox was in 1681, so this is a big one!!
Raven teaches me of endless curiosity, partnership, work ethic, continual learning, listening…
They fascinate, stimulate, illuminate.
I am always aware of their presence….
“I am a black bird, a Raven, I am Raven. I know and I am knowing—I know and see life and death, expansion and contraction and I do not shiver and cry—I am unafraid.
I am Raven. I am black as liquid night with wings and my eyes are stars to see by.
The light within me leads the way and it is revealed through my eyes and I am what lies between the dark and light.
I am the balance between.”
–H. Raven Rose, Liquid Me: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
In a class I’m taking on line, a video featuring Doniga Markegard of Markegard Family Grass-Fed, explains how the seven sacred principles of the Lakota nation were taught to her as a child by her mentor Gilbert Walking Bull, and how these principles continue to inform her life and her approach to business. Her family farm in California, her commitment to these principles, to teaching, to connections, and to community are an inspiration.
The Seven Sacred Principles:
Deep Caring for All Creation
Being Fully Alive
Joy Of a Child
Connection of Mind, Body & Spirit