A Season of Thanks

A beautiful autumn day inspires gratitude. November is the month of Thanksgiving in the US. A time to share food, stories, family, and friendships surrounded by the bounty of the year.

As we turn our awareness to Thanksgiving, make time from holiday preparation to truly sink into gratitude. Often, we get caught up in the preparation and bustle of the holiday and ignore the basis for it. Take a moment and write down the people, places, situations, and things you are grateful for. Focus attention on those special moments and the people who fill your heart.

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Our Ancestors Can Guide Us in Transitions

If you are encountering difficulties during this time of transformation and transition, call on your ancestors for support and direction. As we feel the continuing pressure of the surge of the Covid virus and its variants, the fires, & disasters, we search for help in coping with the stress and anxiety.

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Relax and Enjoy the Season

Summer is the season of movement, activity, growth, and creation. We all want to be out and moving and doing particularly after the year of the isolation of the pandemic. Our ancestors held festivals, tribal gatherings, and family celebrations at this time of year when the weather was good and the crops were growing.

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Uniquely You

Although we all share common genetic patterns, like snowflakes, we are all unique. The combination of genes and inherited beliefs, our environments, education, culture, and family background give each of us an individual perspective on the world. This is essential because in our complex, technical, global society everyone’s skills, talents, and energy are needed to contribute to healing the damaged environment and creating a more loving and harmonious world.

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Inspiration, Relaxation, and Exploration

We are well into Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Fall in the Southern. With the opening of businesses and some social gatherings, it truly feels like a change of seasons as, hopefully, we see the pandemic waning.

A surge of energy comes with the Spring, a fading with the Fall. In ancient times, our ancestors would be emerging from their winter caves or shelters moving into the open. Airing out clothing, bedding, goods, and preparing for the spring planting. Beginning to harvest the first green shoots and edibles that marked the end of the deprivation of winter. In the South, preparation to hibernate begin.

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Adaptability, Flexibility, and Resilience

We are all aware of the difficulties encountered this last year. In a recent meditation, I received a flood of visions of the traumatic years we have suffered and survived from the past decades. I realized this past year was, in fact, a another in a series of traumas the regions, country, and world have faced. We no longer live in a stable and predictable environment.

In the last 25 years our world view has been shaken to its core. 2000s arrived with the devastating 9/11 attack on the NY Twin Towers that left the US in grief and shock with international terrorism arriving on our doorstep. 2008 saw the massive real estate collapse which led to a world-wide depression and affected global banking and economic systems worldwide. The 2020 and 2021 Covd19 pandemic, …

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Valentine’s Day Tips 2021

Valentine’s Day arrives in February. Do you struggle with loneliness and depression being single and searching for your True Love? Do you want to attract your right partner during this time of limited contact and lock down? Is your partnership strained because you’re confined and spending more time than usual together? Here are some suggestions to help you find and a create deep and caring romantic relationship.

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Reflect, Recharge, and Choose Hope

Winter is the time for introspection to reflect on the past year, recognize the benefits of the present, and decide to recommit and dedicate our live to our goals of the new year. When you reflect on 2020, what benefits have you derived in this time of chaos? Stop and take the time to reflect on the drama, trauma, and highlights of 2020. In the depths of winter ancient humans would tuck in and avoid the bad weather, engaging in indoor tasks such as weaving, beading, carving, tool making, and learning. Introspection has been the task of winter for millennia since in many parts of the world, it is the only time available when we are not engaged in survival tasks.

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Happy Holidays 2020

2020 has been a year of disruption. During the holidays, we can take comfort in past traditions as we continue to isolate to remain safe and healthy. As we head into the Holiday Season, focus on the joy of the present. Even if we cannot meet in person for those large family and community gatherings, we can use ingenuity and creativity to reinvent those holiday traditions at home. Focus on family and friends and find the joy in life to celebrate.

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