A Look Back at Jimmy Page, My Magical Druid Muse

Traveling Time and Space….Jimmy Page, My Magical Druid Muse

Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin The Path of the White Rose LLC www.whiterosepath.com

Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin

#ThrowbackThursday

On Facebook, they have something called “Throwback Thursdays” in which you post an old photo of yourself.

This is my unfinished portrait of one of my musical muses, Jimmy Page. It is in my private, personal collection where it will remain with a place of honor in my upstairs entryway. Walking up the stairs, you turn a corner and are immediately hit with the energy of this magician.

Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin The Path of the White Rose LLC www.whiterosepath.com

Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin

 

I have had people stand in front of it for long periods of time, without speaking, seemingly glamoured by it. Many say I have captured his soul in this piece.

Well, in all honesty, I do channel my work.

I started back in 2001 after a series of dreams I had in which he was in, and in them he asked me to paint his portrait.

The dreams were full of symbolic images and they stopped after three months of painting it, when I stopped working on it.

I have never painted a portrait of a celebrity or famous person ever. Before or since.

Why unfinished?

Because I had difficulties with his very long and elegant hands and his guitar. I really do hope to get the gumption up to finish it.

 

Or maybe it is finished?

Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin The Path of the White Rose LLC www.whiterosepath.com

Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin

I thought it might be nice to also include my past artwork for you. To take a look back on how it’s evolved, and the difference between my channeled art and the art that I just paint for the fun of it.

Although I truly believe all creativity is sparked from God, there is a marked difference in my work when the intent is different.

I feel very close to God when I am painting. It’s like I’m not just thinking of calling God, but actually on the phone with God.

Whenever we are creating, we are connected to the Divine.

The Magic of Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin The Path of the White Rose LLC www.whiterosepath.com

The Magic of Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin

I’ve decided to go back a number of years and post earlier  Energy Art I have done.  Honestly, my human ego was hesitant to do this because as a self taught artist, my earlier works leave something to be desired to my critical Virgo eye. These older works I was trying to learn how to paint.  Actually, I’m still trying to learn to paint. But back then, it was very rudimentary. But so many of you have asked me about who I have been visited by and if I painted them.

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Many of you are fascinated by the experiences I have had with archangels and other high beings in regards to visitations and then painting or drawing what they looked like. Or how their healing, Light Rays  and higher energies get infused into the paintings or prints. and want to hear more about that. So I am obliging! :)  I’ll be going back in time and posting some of these for you in the coming weeks and months.

The Magic of Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

The Magic of Jimmy Page by Eileen Anglin

Walk in Grace and Beauty and May Peace and Fulfillment be on Your Path,

~*~Eileen

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Get to Work on Your Life

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A Look Back at “Gloriana”

On Facebook, they have something called “Throwback Thursdays” in which you post an old photo of yourself.

I thought it might be nice to also include my  past artwork in that. To take a look back on how it’s evolved, and the difference between my channeled art and the art that I just paint for the fun of it.

Although I truly believe all creativity is sparked from God, there is a marked difference in my work when the intent is different.

I feel very close to God when I am painting. It’s like I’m not just thinking of calling God, but actually on the phone with God.

Whenever we are creating, we are connected to the Divine.

This is a painting I did called “Gloriana.”

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Channeled Soul Portrait in oils 1999 Eileen Anglin

 

It was a commissioned work, and it was done in 1998 for my friend  Gloria Coppola, who is a highly respected teacher, holistic healer, public speaker and author.

I  no longer do soul portraits but when I did I would include an extensive channeled reading about it, and the messages with it. This one was pages long and private, but I will say that the priestess and warrioress energy is very strong within it.

Sage/Warrior, fire energy, Male energies, Nurturing female energies, Hands of healing. 

The quality of this image above is not great, but it’s the only thing I have.

Back then, I had no intention of taking my healing art where it’s going now. Spirit has plans for us we never think about at the time. I have so many pieces of channeled angelic energy art I just gave away without taking proper photographs of. I was clueless!

I never considered myself a professional artist and I had no idea how to run an art business.

When I tell people I truly have no art background and this all comes from the Divine, I really mean it!  I can laugh about it, but I do wish I had done that.

I tried to enlarge it for you, but it distorts the original painting. But I thought I’d include it here anyway.

Channeled Soul Portrait  in oils 1999 Eileen Anglin gloriana whiterose@whiterosepath.com

Channeled Soul Portrait in oils 1999 Eileen Anglin gloriana whiterose@whiterosepath.com

 

So a lot of my future “throwback Thursday” art posts will feature photos that may not do it justice, but at least you can take a look at my journey as an energy artist. 🙂

I’m having fun looking back. I hope you enjoy it as well.

 

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Your Friday Heart Opener: The Panther That Learned Forgiveness

When I say “heart opener” it means something that will ping the heart chakra.

An animal communicator touches the heart of a panther who is emotionally wounded.

Every living thing wants peace, love, understanding and respect.

Giving that to this panther creates miracles.

 

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Nature’s Early Spring Perfume

I have a witch hazel bush that is just perfuming the air with fragrance for over a week.

It’s so strong that I am walking around the yard trying to find things to do so I can keep smelling it.

If you are in the northeast, I highly recommend this native plant. The scent will fill the yard.

It’s the first thing to bloom too.

Witch Hazel bush in The Gardens of 333

Witch Hazel bush in The Gardens of 333

Your Friday Heart Opener: The Unconditional Forgiveness and Acceptance of The Garbage Pile Dog

When I say “heart opener” it means something that will ping the heart chakra.

 

After being rescued by Hope for Paws, this homeless dog did something really incredible. It just reminds us how animals can also sympathize and empathize with others.

 

 

You can see more of Hope For Paws work and support it by going here: HopeForPaws.org

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My Brother Mark, A Son of Eire

My big brother Mark comes to me in songs.

Clannad’s “Harry’s Theme” will spontaneously come on when I think of him, if I have satellite radio on. He was brilliant and beautiful. So this St Patrick’s Day, I think of my brother, Mark. We Irish can be brilliant lights, but tend to find a beauty in sadness, methinks.

I will go east and go west
From whence came
The moon and the sun

The moon and the sun will go
And the young man

With his reputation behind him
I will go wherever he came from –
The young man with his reputation behind him

His birthday was on March 1st. If it wasn’t for my brother Mark, I would not be who I am today. He turned me on to music, to the arts, to science, to science fiction and Star Trek. To exploring the unseen worlds within our Universe. To spirituality and not religion.  

He was a huge influence on turning my natural inclination to the exploration of the higher realms of thought into something tangible I could bring into my life. I would explore his room as a child and find the books that lead me on paths that made me who I am today.

I owe a lot to him.

Smart, funny, extremely talented. In his younger years, he was the prettiest of us all. All that I can do well, he could do better. Guitarist, musician, artist, gardener, chef, actor, dancer. He wrote songs and sang them. He wanted to boldly go where no man had gone before.  He was willing and able to see in our world and those worlds beyond us what others could not.

He was a true son of Eire.

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Be a Butterfly Savior — Garden for the Monarchs

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Extreme Gnome Makeover Part II

…..A Tale of Two Brothers.

Part Deux

The Gnomes meet the true boss at our cottage, A.O Extreme Gnome Makeover Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

The Gnomes meet the true boss at our cottage, A.O

I apologize for the long stretch of time between the tale of Two Gnomes. If you are just joining us, you can read Part I here. The truth of it is, I have a Gemini moon so my mind and my energies travel where the winds flow. And they flowed in many directions this past month, my friends.

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A.O inspects the Brothers Gnome upon arrival.

A.O our resident overlord and Master of the Golden Light Ray helped me paint these two. He was sincerely interested in all stages of their transformation.

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Creative Director A.O. Anglin

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A.O. Making sure his directions are carried out..as per usual.

I know these are statuary. But regardless if people think I’m Nutsy Fagan, I’m going to tell you that there were some mystical moments with these two. From the moment they sat outside in my garden, which has very active Devic energy, there was a lot of  Nature Alchemy and spiritual synchronicity at play.

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Our love-bug Ellie weighing in on the finished Brother.

What was interesting is when these two first arrived, I put them out in the herb garden, flanking a young crab apple tree. Within days, I began to get complete images of what they wanted to look like at the end of this make-over.  If and when I veered away from that during painting, I had to correct it or could not move on with my day. It would be a little nagging thought at the back of my head all day and night.

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Crystals at the base of Brother Gnome

For example, I did paint this one’s beard and hair grey, as my first vision had shown me. But then I changed it to blonde because I thought it would be more cohesive. After I did so, I had this little nagging voice inside my head saying; “No..no no! Change it back to grey!” When I did change it back the following day, it just felt right. All was right in my Brother’s Gnome world once again.

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Brother Gnome loves his new shirt and crystal friends.

This sort of thing happened throughout the process. If I painted outside the vision I had received from their arrival in the garden, a nagging went on day and night until I stuck with the plan.

Stay tuned for the final installment of Extreme Gnome Makeover to see how important those details were and how that tied into some interesting revelations when they arrived back in their Oregon home.

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Visions and Goals

Migrating Monarch on Zinnia in my garden. ©Eileen Anglin http://eileenanglin.wordpress.com/

Migrating Monarch on Zinnia in my garden. ©Eileen Anglin

I hope 2014 brings you closer to your highest vision for your life.

A lot of people are setting intentions now. New goals.

Unfortunately for many, by this time next week, despite their good intentions, the truth is, they will fall back into old patterns and habits. Whenever we are doing something that is opposite of the direction we want to go, we have to understand it’s our old programs running. Another part of you is driving the bus of your life and it may not be in alignment with your new vision and goals.

So, when you find that you are not taking steps needed to fulfill your goals, we have to delve into why. Who’s really running the show? What is creating this resistance?

Finding that part of you (usually the inner child-the you under the age of 10) finding out what it fears, what is he or she keeping you safe from? Criticism? Failure? Shame? Abandonment? Being seen? Then creating tools or taking steps to give that part of you what it needs to feel safe enough to let you move forward.

Ask your self what loving thing you can do this week that would move you forward towards the vision and goals you spoke of?

And let the heart float up your answer, not your head. Your heart , the seat of wisdom, knows how to get you to point A-to point B, not the head.

If this is something you’d like to explore, hire a life coach who can guide you along this line of thought and help you come up with some action steps and help with accountability in taking those steps. Excuses can come up when we attempt to take action on our dreams and a coach can assist when that is occurring.

Make 2014 a pinnacle year. Make it the best year. Make it the year you took steps to create peace, balance, health, fulfillment and actually followed through on it.

peace and happy New Year,
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Letter to an 18-year-old on the Career Path Less Traveled

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There are greater opportunities on the road less traveled (Photo credit: wildphotons)

This is advice that we can all apply, at any age. I speak with many people of all ages still searching for answers and can benefit from the wisdom below. If you can apply this advice at 18 and get a jump of your best life, so much the better. ~*~ Eileen

Recently an 18-year-old who is finishing school wrote to me, asking for advice on choosing a career without enough life and work experience to make an intelligent decision.

He said, “Should I take the road less traveled, which may be risky and fearful, or choose a college course that interests me to some degree and see where that leads to. I suppose I don’t want to end up as the typical everyday-joe at the office from 9-5. I want to be different from the masses, to make an impact on this world, to be fulfilled. How do I get the best start into adulthood?”

It’s such a great question. And what I love is that he’s asking the question in the first place — most 18-year-olds just take the safe route.

Here’s what I’d say: take the career path less traveled.

If you don’t want to be the typical Everyday Joe, in a 9-to-5 office job, don’t go the route that everybody else takes.

If you want to be different than the masses, you have to take a different path.

I took the safe path when I was 18, and got a job and went to college, and it didn’t screw me up … but it also took me nearly 20 years before I finally found what I loved to do. It was a struggle, being on the road that’s well traveled, because I was consigned to a career I didn’t really like.

Yes, the career path less traveled is scarier. There are no guarantees. You are sticking your neck out, taking risks, being different, probably to the scorn of others. This is lonely.

But the loneliness is temporary. Soon you’ll find others who are doing things different, and you’ll connect with them in a way you’d never have connected with the people taking the safe path. You’ll be inspired by them, and inspire them in turn.

And the scariness is a lesson worth learning — if you can overcome a bit of fear, you can do anything. You’re not limited to the world of comfort and safety.

So what do you do on this scary, lonely, exciting path?

That’s totally up to you — you are empowered to figure things out on your own.

But here are some ideas:

  • Learn about who you are. Meditate, and blog. Those are the best two tools for learning about yourself.
  • Teach yourself stuff. The Internet has anything you want to learn, from writing to 3D animation to programming to carpentry to guitar. Never stop learning.
  • Find out how to motivate yourself. There will be times when you don’t feel like doing anything. This is a good problem to have, because you’ll have to figure out how to solve it or else go get a boring job where someone motivates you. Solve it. You’ll be much better prepared for the road.
  • Figure out what you’re passionate about. This isn’t easy, because it takes a lot of trial and error. Try a lot of things. When you get good at something, by the way, you’ll like it much more. You’ll suck at everything at first.
  • Help others. When someone doesn’t know how to do something, teach them. When they need a hand, lend it. When they’re stuck, offer yourself up. Seek ways to help. It will teach you a lot, including who you are and what you’re passionate about. It’s also good motivation.
  • Connect with others. Find people who love what you love, who are doing weird things, who travel, who make their own path. They are awesome and fun to hang out with.
  • Learn to need little. If you need very little, you don’t need to make much. This frees you up to learn and explore more.
  • Explore the world. You can travel very cheaply if you need little. Meet new people. Learn languages. Work odd jobs.
  • Get really good at something. Practice, read more, watch others who are good, steal ideas and make them your own, work on projects that excite you and learn as you work on them, practice more.
  • Teach something valuable. If you learn to program, teach a beginner. If you learn poker or guitar or martial arts, teach that. People will thank you.
  • Get paid as a freelancer. When you’ve learned a skill, hire yourself out online. You don’t have to be awesome yet, just don’t charge a lot. Try to really deliver. On time. Be trustworthy and your reputation will grow.
  • Sell something. Make a small product, whether digital or real world, and sell it. You learn a lot by selling.
  • Learn to be a good person. Show up on time. Try your best to meet deadlines. Be honest. Learn compassion. Keep your word. Especially to yourself.

If you do half these things, you’ll love the path. If you do almost all of them, your impact on the world will be palpable.

And when you’ve been traveling this path for 6 months or more, write me back and tell me how it’s going.

with love,
Leo

Extreme Gnome Makeover

unfinished gnomes Eileen Anglin

How the Gnome Brothers looked when they arrived

Meet the Brothers Gnome.

I know someone who really loves her gnomes. In fact, we call her yard “Gnomehorn” after the famous garden of Findhorn that has a lot of spiritual energy.

But her gnomes were bleached white by the sun and it’s elements. Especially two of them that meant a lot to her.

They came to me for some TLC and to soak up the very active energy in my own gardens, what we named The Gardens of 333. I had a vision of how they should look at the end of the makeover. Was the creative vision created in my minds eye  or did it come from the magical gnome brothers? 😉

They spent the summer next to a baby crabapple tree in my herb garden and in the fall, the makeover started.

My cat A.O. meets the Gnome brothers and oversees their metamorphosis

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A.O meets the Gnome Brothers

I start with one that I’ve already envisioned as “the starry-eyed wizard.”

painting a gnome

Finally..my hat has color again!

Out of the two, he definitely colors outside the lines, so to speak.

Repainted gnome Eileen Anglin

I’ll miss the Gardens of 333

Repainted gnome Eileen Anglin

Willow approves.

I will be posting his brother’s makeover later this week. Stay tuned!

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Migrating Monarchs Stop By The Gardens of 333

The Butterfly Sanctuary in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

I took these photos of Monarchs on their way south towards a major migration route in Cape May, New Jersey. They took a break in my yard and the gardens I created to help them survive. (See previous posts on my Save the Monarch Project.)

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarch on Zinnia ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

This happened 2 weeks ago, but just now getting a chance to post about it. I can’t tell you how thrilling it was to have them come into the sanctuary I created as they make their long trek south.

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

If you have been following my blog and my little backyard project,  you know the Monarchs are in serious decline. The photos I took were of four individuals that I saw that day. I don’t know if four is an encouraging number or not, as I am pretty new to all of this.

Monarchs in The Gardens of 333 ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarch on Zinnia ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

What I do know is that the monarch larvae that were in my garden this year ( if they survived the many preying mantis I have around here) will come back to me in the spring, like kids coming home to where they were born and raised.

Monarch on Zinnia ©Eileen Anglin www.whiterosepath.com

Monarch on Zinnia ©Eileen Anglin http://www.whiterosepath.com

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And that my friends, is a beautiful thing.

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©Eileen Anglin

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Birthday Rocket

English: LADEE lunar orbiter Deutsch: LADEE Mo...

English: LADEE lunar orbiter Deutsch: LADEE Mondorbiter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last night I saw something that ranks as one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. A rocket, launched by NASA came over our house and went to the moon. I mean, we literally saw the engines glow, a trail of orange behind it and then the separation of the rocket in front of us. It looked like it was right in front of our house. Then it went out to the sea.

Those who know me well know I am passionate about space travel, and if I had a mind for math and humans lived longer lives, I would have loved to have been an astronaut. My birthday is in a few days, and it’s a milestone birthday.  I joke with my husband that the angels gave me a rocket launch for my birthday.  It was absolutely amazing. Breathtaking.

Can you imagine if the countries of the world spent money on resources and services for people and our environment, space exploration instead of war, what we could accomplish?

I know I’m a space geek, but this really was spectacular. NASA calls the rocket mission “Ladee,” but I call it “Birthday Rocket!”

My Save The Monarch Project: We Have Caterpillars….

Yesterday I was walking in the yard, filling the bird feeders and just taking a look at everything. Every morning I do what we call “a spin” with a cup of coffee in my hand and look at the status of things. I was looking at the garden square that I have made the “butterfly sanctuary” and lo and behold! Monarch caterpillars on the milkweed!

There were three of them visible to me.

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Monarch butterfly caterpillar on tropical milkweed plant. Eileen Anglin. http://www.whiterosepath.com

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Monarch butterfly caterpillar on tropical milkweed plant. Eileen Anglin. http://www.whiterosepath.com

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My Butterfly Sanctuary Garden Square in The Gardens of 333

A few hours afterwards, I came back out to take a look and one was missing, and another one crawling away from the plant. I can tell I am going to be an anxious butterfly mom. I put it back on the milkweed. I also saw that one of the plants they were munching on was already stripped bare.

We are going to need more milkweed. I definitely don’t have enough, and the thought of them running out of food will be hard on me.

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Milkweed Stripped Bare by Monarch larvae Within Hours

So, I came inside to get more information on what to do.

Here are some websites with useful information on their behaviors, what to do and what not to do, (ahem..hello me) such as leaving them alone. They need to hide and be still while going through their life cycle, and also, spiders such as the little guys we affectionately call “Jumpieswill get to them. We have a lot of those and I need to be at peace with that as that is Nature’s way.

But I also looked to see where I can get milkweed cuttings FAST. I definitely don’t have enough. Let’s hope they get here and I can establish them fast enough for these hungry babies growing up in The Gardens of 333.

Seeds and Cuttings at low cost:

http://www.livemonarch.com

Learn About Monarchs:

http://www.learnaboutmonarchs.com/monarchbutterflyfaqs.html

Monarch FAQ:

http://www.mymonarchguide.com

My “Save the Monarchs” Butterfly Backyard Project

I was driving around the beautiful New Jersey Shore when I heard on National Public Radio that the Monarch butterfly populations were in serious decline. The reason? What else? Pesticides, GMO’s and land development! One more things of beauty in the ecosystem that is collapsing due to humans acting unconsciously.

When I got home, I read the in depth articles below.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/03/20/f-monarch-butterfly.html

Monarch Butterflies Numbers Down Again Source: Science Daily

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130318-monarch-butterflies-animals-science-environment-nation/

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2011/01/milkweed-for-butterflies.html

I suggest you read them, but sufficed to say, milkweed is the plant the monarch larvae feed on and it’s disappearing. One way we can help them is to plant milkweed in our own gardens and landscapes. You know me, I go on a crusade. I’m the Joan of Arc of Nature….so that is exactly what I’m going to do. And I’ll blog my experience for you.

Won’t you join me?  I invite you to join my “Save the Monarchs” Butterfly Backyard Project and blog about it too. Be sure to post your links in my comments section and let’s do this!

This is where I purchased the seeds.
http://www.butterflyencounters.com/

The company was mentioned in the article I read. The website has a lot of useful information and detailed descriptions of the different milkweed plants.

Important Precaution: One thing I wasn’t aware of was milkweed has a toxic substance to it’s sap, which protects the butterfly that eats it, so you have to be careful handling it and seek medical attention if ingested or if it gets into your eyes. Read more about the precautions on the Butterfly Encounters website.

So, where am I at with my little project right now? My order came quickly and I have planted the seeds in seed starting flats outside.

 

 

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The Milkweed Is In! My Save The Monarchs Garden Project

I finally put the milkweed into the garden this week. It is so late that I don’t even know if it will help at this point. I was in San Diego on business and then the weather here in New Jersey has just been so wet, hot and humid, it was tough going to be out in the yard.

 

I planted both the tropical milkweed and the common milkweed. The tropical milkweed is supposed to be colorful and is treated as an annual. It will die off in the winter and will have to be planted again next year. The common one is a perennial and will propagate itself and while not as showy as the tropical variety, it is said to be very fragrant. I’m looking forward to that.  I grew both from seed.I decided to devote one of my garden squares to the butterflies entirely. I used to grow vegetables in it. There is still some garlic, lettuces and a cucumber there, but most of it is parsley for Painted Lady larvae. Something said to me “Just do it! Make it a sanctuary for both the larva and the adults.” And so I did. It now has both varieties of milkweed, the parsley, lavender and zinnias. I marked an old broken planter as my marker. And here it is:

In the garden we call The Divider we have mainly tall pines, lemon balm, roses, strawberries, hydrangeas, hollies and a magnolia we call “Stumpy.” Stumpy was rescued off of the curb. A neighbor just threw him out. Because of this, his top died. Just picture my husband carrying this tree and it’s root ball down the street. We cut it off and gave him some TLC. And yes, we pointed out Stumpy in all his lushness to the neighbors who tossed him. heh.
I planted some milkweed there too, because there is a luscious butterfly bush there, and I wanted to be sure the butterflies were aware of the little nursery we are trying to start for them.
These are some of the common milkweed seedlings transplanted into larger pots until I figure out where I want them to go. There is a gully up the road, and I thought to plant them there to establish a wild milkweed area in the woods. But the thought of leaving them unattended and perhaps dying makes me hesitate doing that. I’m like a momma to my seedlings.
I found some additional sites for further reading about the monarch crisis and planting milkweed for them.

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Guest Blog Post: Honoring Loss

This is a beautiful post from my dear friend Brittany K. James.

This time of year (Halloween/Samain) is really about the process of going into a deeper, more sacred place about those whom we have loved and who have gone on ahead.

Brittany’s blog post spoke to me in that I am processing the loss of my loved ones a lot lately, and preparing for the loss of my mom. Her beautiful post speaks of a way to go deeper into it and is very supportive. So, I wanted to share it with my readers.

“The head will never get you where your heart needs to go”

Livnam Kaur

Sat Nam,

I feel the need to talk about loss. I know it’s because Samhain (pronounced sow-wen) is nearly upon us. This is the ancient Celtic festival that Halloween is based on. It is a time of year when the veil between the worlds is thin and we can easily feel the presence of those who have passed over. Traditionally, this is a time to honor our loved ones in spirit, especially those who have passed in the last year. But this isn’t meant to be somber. This is meant to be a respectful communion, an honor, a tribute. The hardest thing is to lose someone we love. It’s devastating, and no matter how much we understand it, we still feel pain. I once described to a friend that losing someone you love leaves a hole in you that never gets filled. You just learn how to live with it…

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The Autumn Equinox is Upon Us. Bless the Trees in Gratitude

Now is the time to celebrate the Autumn equinox. We can do this by giving blessings and expressing gratitude to Nature and the blessings she gives us.

One way I like to do that is by gifting the trees. I place crystals and cornmeal as well as sage, and express my gratitude for the beauty, the abundance and the health that is given to us by them as I make a sacred circle around each one of them.

Reflect on all the things Nature provided for you and your loved ones during the summer season now leaving us. Joy, fun, food, shelter, exercise, shade, harmony..

Nature responds to your gratitude and opens you up for even more blessings to occur.

~*~Eileen Smith Anglin

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Authenticity

Another wonderful guest blog post this month. This time it is from my dear friend Brittany K. James.

Livnam Kaur

Sat Nam,

One of the hardest lessons to learn on the spiritual path is that not all spiritual people have their act together. I remember when I thought that if someone was psychic they must be so self aware, so in tune with Spirit, so together. I remember when I thought that all spiritual teachers put into practice what they taught. I eventually learned to separate the teachings from the teacher…..if the teachings were valid, of course. It’s a tough lesson. As you go through your life on a spiritual path you will eventually come up against the conundrum of finding a ‘teacher’ who does not walk their talk. So, how do we handle this?

First, we must examine the teaching. Is is actually rooted in Truth and does it give us a spiritual experience that moves us forward on our path? If the answer is ‘no’ then move…

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Guest Blog Post: An Open Letter To Mean People Everywhere | Lissa Rankin

Oh my gosh Lissa Ranklin…I love you.Thank you so much for this.  I admire  people who will step up and tell it like it is. I always admire the courage of true champions of conscious living,  not afraid to speak up for our world, for fear of offending the meanies,  the “Me Monsters.”

I think we are at a place and time where we cannot afford anything less than that. If teachers and healers are working in the light, the Universe is fully supporting those who take a stand for the light, for Compassionate Action and for teaching empathy.  All of us evolving, the planet, all of creation!

Lissa Rankin writes an open letter to bullies and mean people everywhere.

Read Lissa’s blog post on lissarankin.com

Angels for Soldiers

A Personal Fundraising Page by Eileen Smith Benefiting SPCA International

Please join me in helping these soldiers, who have been like angels to these animals, to bring them back home to the US by the June 1st deadline. These animals have also been angels for these soldiers, who have been away from home and loved ones. The men and women who have sacrificed so much for us, think of how devastating it would be for them to leave their animals behind, to an uncertain fate, most likely death. They have already given up enough, let’s give these soldiers and their animals, some PEACE.

~Eileen Smith

 Click here to go to Angels For Soldiers

Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael

More than 30 U.S. soldiers’ pets need your help before time runs out!  SPCA International’s (SPCAI) Operation Baghdad Pups Program needs to rescue these animals from war zones overseas by June 1st. But we can’t do it without you!

Sean Penn: Insightful Interview – Video on TODAY.com

An amazing interview with Sean Penn, who is obviously going through a transformative phase, the archetype of spiritual warrior. As he continues to help the abandoned people of Haiti, Penn battles his shadow and the darker side of humanity as well and finding the higher meaning that we all struggle for in these life experiences. ~E

See on video.today.msnbc.msn.com

Guest Blog Post|When You Veer Off Course | Owning Pink

 

Lissa Rankin writes about veering off course and how you might auto correct.

See on www.owningpink.com

The Beauty of Pollination

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A visually beautiful video.

 

We are all dependent to each other.

Taken from TEDTalks…

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100 Top Inspirational & Motivational Books by Women

The Path of the White Rose Blog Guest BloggerThis post is what I call my “guest bloggers.” Blog posts I happen upon that I feel are aligned with POWR Blog, inspiring and empowering to others.

This is a wonderful compilation of wonderful and useful reads by women and for women. (Actually, for anyone) Bless the author for putting this together!

Here it is:

100 Top Inspirational & Motivational Books by Women.

» The Short but Powerful Guide to Finding Your Passion :zenhabits

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“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” – Arnold Toynbee
“Following your passion can be a tough thing. But figuring out what that passion is can be even more elusive.” by Leo Babauta

Read the article: http://zenhabits.net/the-short-but-powerful-guide-to-finding-your-passion/   Photo by Eileen Smith “Flopper, the Wounded Butterfly”
Via zenhabits.net

ETA: Many people have emailed me to ask about Flopper pictured in the post.

We saw Flopper in our yard and it was apparent he had a damaged wing from something. A bird or a praying mantis probably. He was able to fly, but not easily, flopping around. We have a butterfly garden, so he was hanging out in it.

We read on the internet that you can repair the wing by cutting the other one to match the injured one. It creates the balance they need to fly. But we couldn’t catch him. Every day we tried, but we needed a butterfly net. He was in our garden until migration time and we were concerned he would never be able to make the migration. I tried to catch him and was planning on overwintering him if I had to. One day I didn’t see him at all. Did a bird or a mantis get him? I can only hope he tried to make it down south.

Like many birds, butterflies like Flopper migrate and return to their place of birth every year, mate and create new generations in their place of birth.

We hope to see a butterfly flopping about in the spring, and if we do, we will be ready with the butterfly net to try to restore his wing. Say a prayer and send any tips you might have for us that can help him.

Snatam Kaur – Earth’s Prayer – The Official Music Video

Via Scoop.itOur Evolving Earth

Inspired by her deep love and sense of responsibility for the environment, Snatam says, “My intention for this song and this video is that it will help all of us awaken to our role as stewards of the planet.” Directed and photographed by Robin Layton with music produced by Thomas Barquee..
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About Honey and Honey Bees

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I have always said, when I retire ( I know.. I know…as if!) I will keep bees.I have always been fascinated by them and feel a deep connection. As a child, you could find me rescuing them out of pools of water before I took my swim. To this day, I have never been stung. You see, we have an understanding, the bees and I.

wrote “Honey Bees are amazing insects that have evidently distinct roles. As the climate changes and global warming hits hard honey bees are on the decline. In some places the flowers that once emerged in spring are now out in winter and the bees are missing out on vital nectar to survive.

Sukkran has covered the topic of the workings of bees in such a way that from the beginning to the end of their life cycle a full explanation covered by his depth of research has emerged as a wonderful story.”

Steve Jobs The Crazy Ones – Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.

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“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
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What Are the Trees Trying to Tell Me?

Free Advice from Angel Intuitive, Eileen Smith

Question: Good day, My question is about trees. Although I feel a strong connection with all trees and nature, there are certain trees on my property that have a unique energy and I feel very strongly ‘pulled’ towards. Even though I have a number of the same kind of tree, there always seems to be one in particular that ‘speaks’ to me. What do you think about this? 

I often wonder what the trees are trying to tell me. What are your thoughts/feelings on this subject? Thank you for your blog Eileen, I enjoy it and resonate with you and your readers. Love and light to all, Rhonda
 
Click here or on the picture to read Eileen’s answer to Rhonda, on how trees want so very much to form a connection with us and why, bought to you by the trees themselves… 


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Yes, You Can Meditate! Just Find Your Style

by Eileen Smith
How can I be more psychic?
Meditate.
How can I hear my angels and guides better?
Meditate.
How can do I know I’m making the right choice?
Meditate.
How can I heal my past and boost my self esteem?
Meditate.
How do I ____________?
Meditate.
Throughout my experience as a teacher and healer, one of the answers to many of life’s questions and goals can be found in meditation. And invariably, one of the answers I receive back is that people don’t know how to, or can’t meditate.
Meditation is one of the major keys to probably everything we would like to create in out life. People want the quick, the easy. But meditation can be both of those things once you throw out the “shoulds” in your expectations of it and find out what works for you. I think a large part of the reason people don’t meditate is the misconception of what it is. Many people have the misconception that you must set aside long periods of time in order for it to be beneficial.
Many have visions of a person sitting in a sparse monk like room, in the lotus position with empty minds. For most of us in this modern world, this is a rarely attainable situation and certainly hard to incorporate into a daily regime. Effective meditation is, and will be different for each person.
It is has been said, “Prayer is talking to God, meditation is listening to God”, and I would agree with that. Keeping that in mind, whichever way creates a space within your day, within your being that allows you to achieve that state of focus, is meditation and is effective. Even if for only 5 minutes. Do what you can! If you can’t do it everyday, it’s okay. So many people feel guilt if they don’t mediate, the “all or nothing” approach and create unrealistic expectations for it to be a part of their life.

Also remember everyone is wired differently. Don’t compare yourself to others in regards to meditation. For example, some people need quiet to meditate; some people need the room to be dark. Others like the sun, others need music. What brings you to a higher space? To YOUR particular sacred place inside your head?For example, it is easier for me to meditate with music, but when I first began meditating, I learned to do so with guided tapes.Some people have trouble visualizing, others have trouble with the intruding thoughts. If your not visual, that is okay, allow a sense of what the guided journey is taking you, If your mind won’t stop thinking about the tasks and conversations that are in your day, hearing someone else’s voice in a guided meditation may help you.

The voice inside your head that keeps thinking about the phone calls you need to make, we all have it. Some of my students find it helpful if you acknowledge it, let it know you received the message and will remember it later, it can quiet it. Or keep a piece of paper nearby and write down the message the voice wants you to hear so you can go back to meditating.

Keep in mind that walking and other activities that are rhythmic and healthful can create a meditative place within you. Swimming, dancing, walking. I have had some of my best “listening to Spirit” meditative moments walking in nature, it renews me in body, mind and spirit.Yoga is also meditative for people. Part of it’s life changing effects for those who do it often is this meditative state it creates.

So you see, it simply is a matter of finding what works for you. Throw away the false assumptions, comparisons and expectations. Don’t be hard on yourself, enjoy it.
Explore your style of meditation and start listening.
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Spirituality and Money

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I feel that this elegantly and honorably written article gives complete insight and understanding and will answer any questions that you may have. Aho!

Posted here with permission from Shaman Jade Wah’oo Grigori

Spirituality and Money

Written by Shaman Jade Wah’oo Grigori

Within the cultural paradigm of which I come the thought of ‘paying’ for a Ceremonial never comes up because the thought of NOT paying is never considered, so there is never the need to put a ‘price tag’ on anything of a spiritual nature. We Spirit People who provide a spiritual service, at home in a tribal culture, may wake up to find a sack of corn, a haunch of venison, an envelope of cash or some other valuable gift upon our doorstep. A person who receives help from us Spirit Peoples will continue to provide gifts for years to come.

This expression of appreciation is not a feature of American culture. In a consumer based society everything has an expected fee. You pay the price or go without. If there is no price established, there is an assumption of fine-print-trickery or worthlessness. This aspect of American society deprives the individual of responsibility and freedom in relationship to establishing the inherent value of a product or service to the individual. If, on the other hand, there is the appellation of ‘donation’ or ‘contribution’ associated with the item or experience, there is an observed tendency of even the most spiritually inclined person to consider that no payment or a minimal pittance is somehow acceptable, rather than to own personal responsibility for determining the value, for one’s self, of that which has been offered. This ‘get-something-for-nothing’ attitude is both reprehensible and dishonoring.

“How much is this Ceremony?” I have been asked.  I might respond by asking how many dollars is an experience of the ineffable and infinite worth? A teaching which may transform one’s world view? The opportunity for a healing that enables a person to live, let alone to live with grace and ease? The very concept is rather absurd. There is no way to place a dollar value on these things.

What is affordable to one is an extravagance beyond measure for another, and for someone else the same amount is mere pocket change. What is affordable for you? Determine this, then offer more than what is affordable, for it is in that realm between what is affordable and comfortable, and the extension of one’s offering beyond that limit, which creates the space where true healing and appreciation reside. I will often present a guide for payment in an evening’s Ceremony: How much would you spend on a fine evening’s entertainment? A movie and dinner? A night out partying at a club? Going to a theatrical stage production? Determine this first. Now, if what you have received in this Ceremony is purely entertainment, place an equivalent amount in the basket. If you have received something more than entertainment, something which is enlightening and world changing, place an amount in the basket in accordance of value of that which you have received. If you feel ‘less than’ from your experience, take something out of the basket and place it in your pocket! Never should a person feel lessened by their experience in a sacred event.

I have found that, even after offering insight on how ‘payment’ is handled, that some will then look at me and ask “So, what is the fee for this Ceremony?”  Well, I have been sent forth, by my Grampa and by Eagle Brother, into the American world to bring ‘the Ways’ into accessibility for all. I have had to learn to speak the language, socially and economically. So, when you see that there is a fee placed upon a ceremony, it is because, for the most part, Americans do not have the culturally designed knowledge of how to appropriately recompense a valuable service.

There are times when a person says to me that they really would like to attend a Ceremony or receive a Doctoring (Shamanic Healing Ceremony), but they cannot afford it. I will never turn away a person who sincerely needs help just because they don’t have cash in their pocket. If a person sincerely needs help, help I will offer to the best of my ability. The need for assistance arises from within the Soul, not the bank account. Such a person of indigent means may be asked to perform a service in exchange, and not always a service for me, but often a community service. It is the act of giving beyond one’s means which creates the space for healing. This is, in addition to the many ways possible, one expression of my give-away back into the Community.

There are some who have a belief that any kind of monetary exchange for a spiritual service is somehow unethical. I am curious when presented with this particular world view. I ask of the person what they themselves do to earn an income. And, if this occupation of theirs is not the expression of their spiritual service in the world, then why are they wasting their time doing something, merely for money, which is NOT their Spirit’s Calling? Personally, I cannot conceive of spending a significant portion of my waking life in the pursuit of money, let alone doing something which has no relevance to the purpose of my Being!

My Grampa Pena was insistent that payment be made for all Shamanic services. He would say that if a person did not suffer (by ‘suffer’ he meant to go beyond one’s comfort zone, physically, mentally, emotionally), they would not appreciate nor receive anything of value. Grampa told of how, in a Vision Quest, the young Indian men go up on the mountain with no food nor water for three, maybe four days. He spoke of how, because in those days the People were always hungry, that to go without food might mean death. And sometimes these young men would, in fact, die up on the mountain. He then mentioned American people who go up on the mountain, they don’t eat for a few days, they come down from the mountain and have a big turkey dinner….it means nothing to them to not eat, there is no real challenge. “Grandson,” he told me “you gotta make the people suffer so they can get something good. Those American people, they hurt in their wallet!” Think about it. He was right, you know.

My Spirit’s Calling IS my Life. As such, the  expression of that Calling is, and must be, the means of supporting my worldly existence so that I can continue to bring my Spirit’s Calling forth. So, when you see a ‘fee’ associated with a Ceremony, that monetary exchange is not a payment for a Ceremony. It is a contribution to, and support of, the continuance of my life and worldly responsibilities (rent, food, transportation to your community, my kids’ shoes and bicycles, an occasional movie…you know, the stuff of life in the world) so that I am able to continue to present ‘the Ways’ to you, and to others down the road.

Power, the Soul, and Money

“If you charge too much for your work, you will get sick. If you do not receive enough for your work, you will become sick.”

~A statement of direction given by the Ancestral Spirits of my lineage.

Life, in this incarnation, is finite. We have only a limited amount of time upon this planet, this lifetime. Every moment is an expenditure of a very precious resource…our time.

Life Force (Shamanically referred to as Power) is generated with each breath, spent with each action. Every endeavor, deed and minute of our life has an inherent investment of Power within it. The spiritual economy of Power underlies our interactions, relationships and the way in which we spend that most precious resource of time. When an individual goes to work they are expending a quantum of Power, quantified as time on the job and the investment of previous time spent in developing that particular skill (training, work experience, etc). For this the worker is compensated with money. That money represents, symbolizes, the investment of Life Force given on behalf of the employer. As the symbol is the thing itself, money equates with Life Force. The person who has been compensated then spends the cash, transferring that portion of his/her Life Force to another who is providing the product or service that is being purchased. This product or service also has an investment of Power within it, as the provider has spent time, i.e. Life Force, in the creation of the offering.

Our spiritual balance requires the maintenance of an equilibrium of Power within our Soul. When we start from the assumed place of inner balance and then extend a charge of Power to another, be it a lover, a friend, in a business transaction or to one who provides a service, there is the a prior agreement that there is to be a fair exchange, an equal return of Life Force in some other accepted form. In that moment we enter into, willingly, a state of negative equilibrium. When the exchange is fulfilled by the partner in the agreement returning an equal dynamic to us, we reenter a state of neutral equilibrium. When the partner receives our willingly given charge of Power, in whatever form it may be, a teaching, a product, a payment, etc, that partner is in a state of positive equilibrium. Only when the partner returns an equal quantum of Life Force does the partner reenter a state of neutral equilibrium.

If, when we have from a fair assessment of trust, given a charge of Power to another and the partner does not return a significant charge, or even anything, in exchange, we, the giving party, enter into a state of negative disequilibrium…we feel ‘burned’, robbed. The partner who has snubbed or deceived us is now in a state of positive disequilibrium, which creates a spiritually toxic state. Imagine that you have just expressed your heartfelt care for your mate/child/friend and that person turns and ignores you. That feeling is what I am speaking of. And the partner who has just taken your offering and kept it is, in actuality, perpetrating an act of theft upon you. This type of behavior, unfortunately so prevalent in today’s societies, disempowers, literally, the giver and causes separation, illness and discord in the life of the taker.

When we give and receive in fair exchange, all parties experience a communion with humanity, a trust validated, an encouragement to risk. A thing of beauty ensues. Let us be in awareness of the rightness and goodness in the sharing of our Life Force with each other, be it with a kind word of appreciation, the willing balancing of our karmic accounts or the honor of payment for spiritual services rendered.

I hope with these words and investigations to bring clarity to a question which arises in the arena of spiritual teachings and money.

Written by
Jade Wah’oo Grigori
www.shamanic.net

Save Our Bees


Earth Day-April 22nd

Help the Bees

Did you know that our honeybees are in trouble? Honeybees are different than wasps, bumbles or yellow jackets and are vital to the pollination of crops. Without them all life on the planet would suffer.
But there is so much you can do to help! And here are some ideas.
When each of us helps, even in a small way, it creates change.Your voice, joined with many is very powerful. To do good sometimes we have to “do.”
This is a link to NJ project to increase the honeybee population. Please see about one in your state.
http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/news/press/2008/approved/press080305.html

What is Your Meditation Style? Yes, You Can Meditate!

y Eileen Smith

How can I be more psychic?
Meditate.
How can I hear my angels and guides better?
Meditate.
How can do I know I’m making the right choice?
Meditate.
How can I heal my past and boost my self esteem?
Meditate.
How do I (fill in the blank)?
Meditate.

Throughout my experience as a teacher and healer, one of the answers to many of life’s questions and goals can be found in meditation. And invariably, one of the answers I receive back is that people don’t know how to, or can’t meditate.

Meditation is one of the major keys to probably everything we would like to create in out life. People want the quick, the easy. But meditation can be both of those things once you throw out the “shoulds” in your expectations of it and find out what works for you. I think a large part of the reason people don’t meditate is the misconception of what it is. Many people have the misconception that you must set aside long periods of time in order for it to be beneficial.

Many have visions of a person sitting in a sparse monk like room, in the lotus position with empty minds. For most of us in this modern world, this is a rarely attainable situation and certainly hard to incorporate into a daily regime. Effective meditation is, and will be different for each person.

It is has been said, “Prayer is talking to God, meditation is listening to God”, and I would agree with that. Keeping that in mind, whichever way creates a space within your day, within your being that allows you to achieve that state of focus, is meditation and is effective. Be it for 5 minutes or 60. Do what you can! If you can’t do it everyday, it’s okay.So many people feel guilt if they don’t mediate, the “all or nothing” approach and create unrealistic expectations for it to be a part of their life.

Also remembering everyone is wired differently and so whatever works for you, is what works for you! Don’t compare yourself to others in regards to meditation. For example, some people need quiet to meditate; some people need the room to be dark. Others like the sun, others need music. What brings you to a higher space? To YOUR particular sacred place inside your head?

For example, it is easier for me to meditate with music, but when I first began meditating, I learned to do so with guided tapes. I began mediating in my late teens when I discovered Richard Sutphen’s guided meditation tapes.

Some people have trouble visualizing, others have trouble with the intruding thoughts. If your not visual, that is okay, allow a sense of what the guided journey is taking you, If your mind won’t stop thinking about the tasks and conversations that are in your day, hearing someone else’s voice in a guided meditation may help you. The voice inside your head that keeps thinking about the phone calls you need to make, etc, we all have it. Some of my students find it helpful if you acknowledge it, let it know you received the message and will remember it later, it can quiet it. Or keep a piece of paper nearby and write down the message the voice wants you to hear so you can go back to meditating.

Keep in mind that walking and other activities that are rhythmic and healthful can create a meditative place within you. Swimming, dancing, walking. I have had some of my best “listening to Spirit” meditative moments walking in nature. I live by a park with trails that allow me my strong connection to the Earth and Nature Kingdom to renew me in body, mind and spirit.

Yoga is also meditative for people. Part of it’s life changing effects for those who do it often is this meditative state it creates. So you see, it simply is a matter of finding what works for you. Throw away the false assumptions, comparisons and expectations. Don’t be hard on yourself, enjoy it.

Explore your style of meditation and start listening.
© Copyright 2008 Eileen Smith The Path of the White Rose

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