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Lessons from a weed….errr….flower garden

All we are is love

I just got back from the most life changing opportunity I have ever had.  I have been drawn to do a shamanic journey for about 6 years.  It’s an intense journey, and one never knows what to expect.  I met incredible people who I now consider family members who give nothing but unconditional love.  Never before in my life have I been gifted so much by so many who I don’t even know.  We thought, felt and breathed as one.

After my last night and tearful morning – I headed to Taos for some much needed reflective time and connection with the Mountain.

I had no idea where I was going to stay.  I had my camper, but was about camped out.  And it was going to be cold.  I posted on Facebook that I was heading up that direction and would love to connect with as many as I could.   A friend offered me his place.   He was out of town.  A result of my journey?  I choose to believe so.

I wrote, I painted, I cried, I laughed.  I visited quietly with many friends, and shared laughter and music.

Then came time.  Time to head back to Arkansas.   Time to leave the land that has enchanted me ( I know, right?), and healed me.

I needed to do something physical after returning home.  I needed to feel the earth.  My child and I decided (well, I was the one to decide) to go pull weeds.

WHOA – the lessons started pouring in!!!

“Is this a weed?”

“Yes.  See how it is taking over everything choking everything in it’s path, threatening to take over?”

Time to pull.

Aha – much like it is time to “pull” people out of your life that no longer belong there because they are choking you and threatening to take over.  It’s not a bad thing….it allows for more beauty to show.

“What about this?”

“Hmmmm – not sure.   Let’s let it grow a while, and then we can decide.”

It occurred to me that this is what it is like when you first meet someone and you are not sure.   You give them time to grow – to see if they are beautiful – or if they just don’t fit into your garden.  Time to decide.  It doesn’t have to be right now – let them develop.

The weed – ummmm – flower garden was now looking good.   More flowers than weeds.  I think.

But, it took work.  Hard work.  Committment.  Time.  Much like our lives require.  We can’t just plant and then walk away.  We need to be watered.  We need to pull weeds.  We need to commit to making ourselves the  beautiful person that we came here to be.

It doesn’t happen over night.

It takes time.

But I promise you, that you will be rewarded with the most glorious flower garden.  Weeds come and weeds go.  It’s work – but the most rewarding work you could ever do – for you – for us – we are truly all one.  I know it. I’ve experienced it.  It’s MAGICAL.

Much love,


Interconnectedness…why is it important?

On Her Own Series - Things She would’ve said (48 x 36)What if the person working the drive through at Mcdonalds and you were more interconnected that you thought?   Ever entertained that idea?

I have – frequently – (it’s how my brain works – seriously…one never knows what’s gonna come outta there!).

Kit (my second child) and I were talking about how tight his glasses were on his temples. I suggested getting them adjusted.

“How exactly do they do it?”

“They work their magic!”


“Yes, magic – it’s what they do and who they are.”

He looked quizzically at me – which frequently happens when I am about to make an interesting point – because he knows that I am going to go about it my way – which tends to be a bit rambly.

“It’s like if someone asked me to paint a special colorful cow – I have done so many, that I could probably do them in my sleep – but I don’t. This cow would make someone very happy every day of their life when they look at its doe like eyes and colorful background. It’s easy for me, because that is why I am here.”

“You can’t compare what they do to what you do.”

“Ahhh, grasshoppah. ( I really didn’t say that, but looking back on it, it’s what I wished I would have said and it’s my story so I can put it in there!) “What they do is no less important to what I do. Say I get a new pair of glasses and they are bugging the shit outta me. I can’t get to that meditative state that I need to – love to – be in the create. Where the masterpieces are. Because all I can focus on is my damn glasses!”

“So, I get them adjusted. And MY magic starts flowing in. All because someone else worked HER magic!! It’s easy for her – because that is why SHE is here!”

Ahhhhh – the light bulb kinda went on – (he tends to be cynical – me – I’m just a Pollyanna.)

“So what exactly does that mean?”

“It means, little one, that we are all so interconnected that we really ARE one.”







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