“Leave only footsteps. Take only memories,” said a sign at the nature park. On “Mother’s Day” I took my family to the forest to explore Mother Earth. Motherhood cannot be separated though from nurturing one’s inner child. Both require patience, wisdom, courage, and love.
So I reconnected with the free spirit of my inner child, and shared her with my children too. In a blink, I was a little girl scampering down packed dirt paths. Giggling, I spotted a snapping turtle swimming in the water. I was alive with the sound of joy, as only a child can feel and express it. Enamored with my own song, I danced to the beat of my drum.
I zoned in on pieces of my childhood: a strong vine like the one I used to swing on, and the nostalgic fragrance of sweet gum trees. Excitedly, I pointed out tree sap, and asked the kids to describe it. We followed deer tracks, just to experience a moment from a deer’s point of view.
Nature comes with creatures that often persuade humans not to know her too well. Shadows and Light though are as much a part of nature as anything else. We spotted a snake, symbolizing transmutation and shedding layers. There was a tick apocalypse, suggesting I better plan ahead better for future visits to the woods.
Sunshine gave my skin a sun kissed glow. Memories made my eyes shine. My inner child was bouncing with happiness. I felt carefree, like bubbles on the wind.
Generational Healing: Connection 2 Your Inner Child
A New Fox and Owl Course: You’ve been asking for it, and I am honored to bring it to you!
What an important course this is for our self growth and continued evolution! It is a joy and a pleasure to announce that I will be offering this 6 week online course, complete with an active “closed group” face book page, and “keep forever” recordings of each class session.
This course begins the first Monday of June. A recording will be sent to your in-box each Monday evening, for the 6 week duration.
After you order the course, I will send you a “welcome message,” complete with easy ways to stay in touch with me. I very much enjoy community interaction in my guided courses, and promise that you will be hearing a lot from me as we move through the course. Also, I welcome private emails, and offer 1 phone call during the course too. Please know, you are welcome to participate as much or as little as you feel guided to in this course.
Our inner child is very much a soul piece of our present existence. Each decision we make, and risks we take can be found without this aspect of self. Like a trail of breadcrumbs, we can trace back through mundane and milestone life moments, and see the role our inner child played. Quite the “a-ha” moment really!
Sometimes our inner child is wounded or orphaned. Sometimes our inner child is joyful and rambunctious. Sometimes our inner child is a rebel with (or without) a cause. This is due in part to early life experiences and heredity. The old “nature vs nurture” argument, though you will find no argument from me. I believe both have much to do with how we interact with the world.
Many of us lock our inner child into our self basement or attic. In other words, our root / feet and crown / head. Where this very real and important part of ourselves truly wishes to live free though is in our hearts.
Through creativity, sharing our stories, and using various tools, this course will guide us to better know and more easily merge with our inner child spirit.
Please join me for this course. I am keeping the price at a low $60.
Payment plans are do-able, just please contact me via email to arrange this. Ordering a spot in this course is simple too. Just go to our Fox and Owl webpage by clicking this link to a secure Paypal link.
Thanks so much! I am “Soul” looking forward to this!
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Treat Others Like Dogs (And Relieve Your Own Suffering)
by Lloyd Matthew Thompson on elephantjournal.com
I NOTICED MYSELF lately having an even more difficult time dealing with others.
No matter what situation or scenario, it seemed people were more difficult, self-centered and harmful than ever before.
My agitated mind launched into a series of rapid-fire questions:
Aren’t things supposed to be getting better?
Aren’t people supposed to be naturally growing into more highly-evolved beings?
How are people becoming worse?
What are we doing wrong?
What has changed?
Have I changed?
I froze in my tracks at that last one.
I asked once again, just to be sure I felt what I thought I felt.
Have I changed?
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Today I was sitting in traffic, waiting for the light to change from red to green. I was lost in thought. The car beside me moved… And I moved too … Then I stopped. My light was still red. The car beside me was in the turn lane, and his light was green. Uh oh! Could have been quite the screw up!
When we follow the crowd, without observing what we know to be true,we give away our power. Sometimes this may seem easier. A “go with the crowd” mentality feels easier because we falsely believe if someone else makes the decisions … We are no longer accountable or responsible for following along. This is a “false start” thought. We think we move ahead, and we actually fall behind.
As I was driving through the neighborhood that contains my children’s school, a lady backed out right in front of me. For a moment I was angry. Then I saw the fear and shame creep across her face. She gasped, and a hand flew up to her mouth.
We are taught to feel guilt and shame when we make a mistake. Another “false start” thought. After all, “To err is human.” Making mistakes is how we learn. My heart went out to her, so I smiled and waved. As if I were absolving her for a sin. How silly of me!
I had good intentions of comforting her. Instead she hid her face. I saw fear and shame.
We make mistakes…. sometimes really scary ones… But acceptance comes from self… As does the willingness to learn at any age.
Be safe out there. Go with Love.
Fox and Owl
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