The world is feeling rather dark and gloomy these days. Between the political ads, doom and gloom news, countless attacks on innocent people, and our personal freedoms and democracy potentially at risk,
I'm feeling like the joy and spontaneity are being drained from me!
And then the spiral of self-doubt kicks in. Thoughts run through my mind like a run-away train. Thoughts of...What am I doing? Why am I even doing this? No one will want this! No one will understand! I start feeling like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place and see no way out. My life feels stagnate.
I'm torn between living an ordinary life and an extraordinary life.
With all of the feelings of anxiety and overwhelm running through my brain, I decide to sit down and start flipping through TV and Movie options - as a simple technique to look for some inspiration.
And then it popped onto the screen...Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
I had watched the movie several years ago and always loved the magical suitcase that contained a magical world. Once I saw that magical suitcase, I wanted one. Funny thing, I already had one, I just never realized it at the time. It took me about 1 year of working with my abilities and gifts via Shamanic Reiki to bring the magic suitcase to life.
Reconnecting to my own inner magic shifted
my boring stagnate days into a joyfully spontaneous days.
Are you ready to discover a little of your own inner magic?
Watch/listen to my video below where I talk about my magic suitcase and then take you on a shamanic journey to discover a piece of your own inner magic that is ready to be explored.
If you like the video and are ready to work with your own abilities and gifts via Shamanic Reiki, I have a few places left. The workshop starts November 5th. Details below.
Recently a video popped up in my YouTube feed.
The Alnwick Garden Poison Garden
I was fascinated by it, so I decided to google Poison Garden design and the most fascinating book title appeared...
Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow-Lives of Plants
I knew some every day plants are considered by definition poisonous (a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism_, however, I didn't realize that the list is so long. So, I decided to I walk through my backyard and see what plants have a shadow side:
I was surprised that "Stinging Nettles" wasn't on the list. Anyone that is familiar with this plant, knows that it is notorious for stinging everyone that does not respect its boundaries. A little secret for those who tend to get stung by Stinging Nettles - break the stem and put the milky liquid on the wound and it will stop the pain and itching immediately. The Stinging Nettle plant contains its own cure. I've grown this plant for years and I know my neighbors are annoyed by it (as they consider it a weed), but it is also one of the most nutritious plants around. Not only is it a great companion plant to your vegetables (feeds them nitrogen, magnesium, and potassium), but you can dry the leaves and make yourself a tea that is packed pull of vitamins and minerals. For this week's sound bath, I decided to share the beautiful music of my backyard Nettle patch (taped late summer). I also have a taped Jimson Weed - which has inspired me to start driving around the area next spring and summer and locating poisonous plants so that I can create a Poison Garden Nature Essence album. It's fascinating how stumbling across the Poison Garden is gently guiding me in a new direction.
What have you stumbled across lately that excites you?
Stories to inspire you on your own journey to rediscovering joy in your life.