In The Arms Of The Mother

Unfortunately, much of my work keeps me indoors. But I make it a point to step outside each day and be embraced by the arms of the Mother. It is good for me on so many levels. I think too many people today rush from home, to work and then back home again without noting the beauty that surrounds them. Our modern lives keeps us so busy that many feel that they have no time to be outside; this has somehow become a luxury or a choice that can’t be made do to the circumstances of our busy lives.

If I were to choose this way, I would become very disconnected from the earth. I committed to making this a “have to” in my day. And, within a very short period of time, I discovered it became a “want to” and then a “need to”. When I step outside I connect with the energies of most of the elements. Earth grounds me, Air breathes new life into me and awakens me, the Fire of the Sun warms me and sparks my passions alive, and if there is rain or even Water nearby, I am reminded to go with the flow. I connect with all the other living beings around me. I listen to the birds, follow the squirrel as she moves about her day and delight in the dragonfly that flits from branch to branch in iridescent wonder. I celebrate that I am a part of this vast universe and all the energies of it.

I believe I am so powerfully drawn to be out in Nature because I am meant to be in it regularly. I find time to pause and remember all these parts of myself. I seek the beauty and the energies held there to heal me, to restore my balance and to delight me. All of my senses engage with the gifts of the Mother and I need Her medicine to be whole, vibrant and awake.

My soul seeks nourishment from my time spent in Nature. It finds its natural rhythm. It revives itself. It taps into creative energies that surround it. When I do this I feel my perspective shifts. When I go outside I find my energy level becomes exactly what I need at the time. Sometimes it helps me to release negativity that is only dragging me down. Sometimes it invigorates me and energizes me on a whole new level. And then there are the times it calms me and grounds me to stillness and presence.

Take some time today to bring your body outdoors. Try to be mindful of what you are experiencing. Breathe in the energies. Awaken your senses. Allow your soul to delight. You won’t be disappointed, but instead you will be brought to a beautiful place of wonder and recharge.

Blessings, Lisa


And the Earth Breathes...

On a recent visit to Colorado I found myself Earth living. I walked among Her rolling hills. I witnessed Her miraculous beauty. I listened as She breathed. And my soul soared.

We find our days often spent behind walls and doors. Many only step outside to go from one building to the next. For some getting out in nature is a rare or special occurrence. For others it is beyond their comfort zone.

For me, being out on the Earth connects me to my inner light. I feel more alive, awake and aware. My senses heighten. My smile broadens. My feet seem to dance beneath me. I become lost in time and space as I take in the  landscape that surrounds me with wonder and awe.

My inner child steps forward and delights in the salamander who has slipped beneath the rock. My spirit beckons me to sit and pause upon the glorious bolder before me and take in the wonder of the clouds drifting above.

It is with ancient voice that my soul speaks to the deer who pauses upon the path before me and looks deep into my eyes before she darts away to feed in the valley below. I don't want the day to end or the wonder to cease.

I look upon the rainbow arching across the sky with such joy, as though it is the first I have ever witnessed. It will never grow old. I will always be an Earth child. In my 50+ years I have carried this trait within me and shared it with family and friends. Apparently it is contagious for I see the cloak of the trappings of being indoors is quickly discarded and the freedom of the call of nature responded to with ease.

Upon the mountaintop I will build my forever home. My neighbors will be Elk, Hawk, Deer and others. Together, each day, we will celebrate the gifts, the wonders and the beauty. I will take on the stewardship of honoring and care taking with tremendous responsibility. I will gaze upon the Aspen groves and listen closely to the mysteries and messages as the Earth breathes.

Blessings, Lisa