Monday, January 27, 2014

A Tale of Hearts

The clouds gathered in the Western sky . The Winds of Ill Will and Fate were planning their attack.

Ill Will said loudly " I will break their spirit by destroying their hopes and dreams " . Ill Will contemplated how he could send the poor humans to their knees with only despair to consider. 

Ill Fate gathered all the negative occurrences that he could muster. He filled his bag with poverty , bad health , and family treachery. Together they set out to inflict a terrible punishment on the humans. Their goal was to lock up the love in the Human heart .

 To break their spirits they brought the cold of the North wind and blew snow at the Humans that felt like stinging needles. The wind was fierce and caused the huddled humans to clasp their inadequate cloaks closer to their shivering bodies.  Ill  Will and Ill Fate nodded to each other in approval . "The 
Humans are in Pain ! It will not be long until they harden their hearts against the world that is treating them so cruelly."
 As the storm raged , one human pondered his lot . He thought about the cold and the wind driven snow. He thought about how little he had and his poor shelter barely holding up in the wind and snow. 
He remembered the treachery that had visited his close relatives. He considered his plight .  He could continue in fear steering his life as he had for several decades. Living in fear would allow  his heart to shrivel as he had seen in his fellow tribesmen. The Misery was palpable.

 He thought to himself  " I will not live in fear. I will not dwell on the treachery found in my tribe. I will turn my eyes to warmth of the winter sun . I will open my heart and empower my fellow tribesmen to move forward leaving Ill Will and Ill Fate to disappear with the passing storm. With a broad smile on his face he watched as the sun grew  brighter and brighter in the woods around him. As  he filled his heart with love for himself and for his tribesmen,   the sun grew golden through the trees and caressed his face with warmth. The rest of the tribe watched the opening of the brave  tribesman's heart and grew more and more hopeful . "We will embrace love and an open heart as our brave brother has done  " , an elder spoke to the rest of the tribe. The tribe prospered through the remainder of the winter.  

The negative Ill Winds were thwarted by Love . They left the fertile valley screeching at the top of the Wind searching  the Earth for a more welcoming  place to dwell .

February is heart month. Remember to fill your heart with love , compassion and kindness. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Forest Wilderness

Sunset at Glacier National Park
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir

I know that the easiest way to have Soul Clarity and conversations with the Spirit is to access a beautiful natural space. The more we distance ourselves from the natural world, the more we lose our true selves . We may feel connected with our iWorld gadgets but when the wifi disappears and the batteries are no where to be found I would suspect we will have some lost folks. While you have time, get in touch with that which is the most important. Happy Sunday to all.

~sacred  sacred breath ~

Sunday, January 12, 2014


 Creston Goodness, the good earth
 This is the time of year where a great deal of energy is spent on assessing just how slippery is it ?
We had quite a bit of snow and below freezing temperatures recently. Snow piled up and packed down on the roads converting to packed ice over time. Then we had the warm up the last few days with temperatures in the mid thirties. One can only imagine the results . Now all surfaces are flat , smooth and completely slippery with a thin layer of water . This is the event that levels the playing field . Not much you can do but put on your ice skates and go.

How is your balance this New Year ? Are you placing your energies in the forward gear and into something positive this year ?
Or are your eyes looking backward at projects that failed ? Relationships that have unresolved issues and drag you down? In this new beginning of a year is it time to cut the ties that strangle? I issue a challenge. Take stock of your actually feeling of well being the next time you are with family , friends or people you consider significant in your life. Do you feel well? can you breathe ? and are you relaxed? Do you feel the glow of love and support ? I am wanting your answer to be yes. If not you know what to do.
Flathead River

 A walk along the Flathead River today.If it is sunny out you can usually bet the temperatures are cold. The more moderate weather brings clouds and the famous gray that is legend here in the Valley in the
Winter. So the choice seems to be cold and sunny or moderate and cloudy. About a week ago I woke from the sound of the rain on the roof with snow on the ground and this is January.
Snowy wilderness

After a busy day it is good to see the familiar last mile on the way home. Already the days are longer and the sky has more light at dusk and dawn . Often people do not like January so much , but really the darkest time is the three weeks before the Winter solstice in Early December. Perhaps it is good that we have the distraction of the Holidays to take our minds off the shortened days .
Ice up close and personal , ice cleats anyone ?
1/13/13 Post Script : Monday brings 48 degrees and warm winds . We now have a layer of water on the layer of packed ice. Thankfully all of the snow has finished crashing off the roof. Snow bombs on the roof unnerve the pups.
The ice field by the garage