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Why Nature?

This afternoon while I was out taking photos in the great outdoors I came to a few realizations. Nature does a lot of things for us but here’s a few of the lesser known or at least probably the most overlooked.

why nature

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

A Moment of Perfection!

Perfection!

A thought came to mind yesterday and I told myself I should have written it down at that very moment before it got lost in shadows of my brain. I got busy and distracted and of course did not write it down but I do remember the basis of the thought.. it was only the exact phrasing that escapes me now. “The world is made up of a beautiful variety of imperfections… I consider myself just a tiny part of those imperfections.”

Late last night as my husband was looking through the lampwork beads he had been creating, I am once again confronted with this concept of what’s perfect and what’s not. What he thought was an imperfect bead was absolutely beautiful to me.. one of my all time favorites so far that he had made. He insisted it wasn’t usable because it wasn’t perfect… but to me … it was already perfect… perfectly beautiful.

This morning as I ponder more on this thought of perfection, a crow caws in the distance and I as turn to search from where the voice came… the sun is just peeking up from the hillside, the dew on the grass sparkles like little diamonds,  the birds patiently wait with their song in the nearby  trees as I top off the feeders, a cool breeze fills my senses with the refreshing smell of Spring and a smile takes shape from the inside out. In that perfect moment I knew. So I said, Yes Spirit … I understand now what I need to write about today.

Have a look around at the trees… so many shapes, sizes, color and species… who is to say which may be the perfect one. Further more, why does one even have to be perfect. To me, they are all perfect… they are all trees and within each one lies it’s very own distinct beauty.

dandelion….. and take a look at this dandelion.. nearly half it’s seed heads are gone… one dangles there to the side ready to take off with the slightest breeze…. is it perfect? YES, yes it is! It is as perfect a dandelion as any dandelion could be. Would a small child pass it up and not take a very big deep breath and blow with all their heart and soul in hopes for their wishes to come true? NOPE! So, yes, that dandelion is perfect.. no matter what it looks like … it is still a wish waiting to be made. PERFECTION in all it’s glory!

Take a look at the world for what it has to give and not how you think it should look. Now what do you see?

Many Blessings,

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On My Walk Today ….

Amazing what you hear when you listen…

Today is a beautiful day with deep blue skies and a nice spring breeze… so when lunch hour came around I left my desk and went for a walk. I’d like to take a moment to share with you what I heard on my walk today.

The trees speak gently and whisper this message: No matter the force of the wind, stand your ground with roots planted deep and allow the wind to pass through you … you’ll be amazed to find yourself still standing.

The yellow butterfly came to dance with me as I made my rounds. So joyfully it danced back and fourth around my path as I made my way. The sunlight bouncing off it’s yellow wings gave it a brilliant luminescent hue.  Yellow – the color associated with the sun  – giving us the gift of revitalization, strength, endurance and mental clarity. The butterfly – reminding us to dance and to fill our hearts with joy. A reminder not to take life so seriously.

Suddenly a silver dragonfly came buzzing past me and then danced upon the honeysuckle along the path. The dragonfly  – the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication from the elemental world.  Dragonfly medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing.  Call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation.  Silver gives us the gift of emotional stability, removes or neutralizes negativity, aids in intuition, dreams, psychic abilities and psychic workings.

And last but certainly not least  – The dandelion – it’s seedlings drifted all over the park .. it looked as though they drifted on the breeze with purpose and knew where they were going. The dandelion has many medicinal purposes and reminds us that not only do we need to take care of not only our spiritual but also our physical bodies.

Well, I’d say that was a very insightful walk today 🙂 It’s always fun learning something new and to be outside with all Creators gift … it can’t get much better than that!

Many Blessings,
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A Walk to Remember…..

A walk with the fairies…

Today is an absolutely beautiful day so instead of sitting at my desk through my lunch hour, I decided to go down to the park a few blocks away and walk. Guess who joined me! That’s right the fairies accompanied me today.

Right away, upon stepping onto the walking path I was greeted by a dragonfly and I knew that this was going to be an adventurous walk. The was sun shining bright in the crisp blue sky and a breeze was whispering through the trees. Honeysuckle in full bloom as we make our way around the winding path in the park.

Coming around the bend, nearly completing my first loop, a beautiful yellow butterfly decides to join us. She dances softly upon the grass and the dandelions, playing upon the breeze as we complete round 1 of our battle of the bulge. The fairies are delighted to have a new playmate join us. The butterfly reminds us that life is a dance and to not take things so seriously. They also show us how transformation doesn’t have to be traumatic, it can occur gently and with ease.

All together we round another bend in the path to find two bumble bees playing tag in the honeysuckle vines. What a hilarious sight, seeing the two of them dodge back and fourth and all around the honeysuckle. The fairies nearly fell to the ground laughing so hard at these two and all their buzzing about. The bumble bee is a great gift from Spirit, they teach us of the sweetness in life and their buzzing awakens us to the moment. The bumble bee also shows us that when we focus our intentions, much can be accomplished.

Making my way through round 2, I look up into the trees as the breeze sweeps through their branches and I can hear them cheer me on as I continue this battle of the bulge. I’m not giving up. I have got to keep going. With help from my friends, the fairies, I know I’m not alone as I push forward. My legs ache and it’s hot out but I must go on.

A cardinal dashes into the bushes, there must be a nest near. I see him sitting guard on a branch as I pass by. He turns his back to me as to say, nothing to see here folks, move on. I giggle and keep my pace. As I pass by the stream in the center of the park another butterfly joins us. This time a small white butterfly. The sunlight reflecting on its tiny little wings reminds me of the light that glows inside us all. That healing light of love that comes from the source and fills each and every one of us.

Wow, we are growing a crowd here. The fairies, the butterflies, the bumblebees, the dragonfly and me, all travelers enjoying the day. What a beautiful day for a walk it is. The aroma of honeysuckle fills the air and it reminds of when I was a kid, plucking the flowers from the vines for a taste of their sweet nectar. Those were the days when our only worry was being home before dark.

It’s round 3 already and with help from my friends and the beautiful day, I’m chugging along just fine. My legs have their strength and I’m not even out of breath. Round and round we go, dancing along this path, I have no doubts that I will reach my goal. The trees have secrets they wish to share with us as we journey. I am pleased that they wish to confide and am eager to hear what they have to say. They want to show us how we can stand strong and yet still be able to bend when needed. They tell us to let our worries go with the wind and to not cling too tightly to things. We have to allow life to flow through us for when we stand against the wind, we may very well break if not open to what comes our way. The trees are very wise. They have seen so much more than us and if you open your mind they will share with you too, their secrets and wisdom.

I’m now on my final journey and I see I have been given some gifts along the way. Not only the gift of great company keeping me focused on the journey before me but also some gifts from their world. I pick up a few items that I will use to craft some things with as a thank you to my walking companions. Just as we round that last bend, I see a raven sitting on the cool grass in the shade. Just as we approach she takes off, flying a complete circle around us.. showing off her remarkable gift of flight. The raven speaks and says we often don’t know who we are until we see what we can do and with that she fades off into the distance leaving us to finish what we have come to do.

Round 4 complete! I have a hand full of nature’s gifts to craft something special for my friends and so I must be on my way back to work. The dragonfly bids me a farewell as I exit the path, the bees get back to their game of tag, the butterflies continue playing upon the breeze and the fairies, well the fairies are always with me.

When you walk through life awake and with your eyes wide open..  there’s no telling what you might see along the way.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

P.S.
The pic I took at the top was taken at 2:22 hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa

Listen to the Trees….

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The message I get today from Spirit is … Listen to the Trees… there is much wisdom and medicine we can get from the trees… we need only to listen.

Here is a great site I found as a resource to finding out what medicines each tree offers.

http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant_Identifier.php?m1=3&t=4&np=0&uz=3

Many Blessings,
Raventalker