We humans may likely change and transform “overnight” as these Dandelions do. I have always loved Dandelions.
“Dear common flower that grow’st beside the way, fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, first pledge of blithesome May…” -James Russell Lowell
“Their lovely constellations make a little heaven on earth of the grassy places that have been brown and bare for months. They touch the heartstrings in much the same way as the early notes of the Robin” (1902) -Frances Theodora Parsons
“…even during the worst blizzard in January, a glass of Dandelion Wine will bring summer right into the house.” -Euell Gibbons, “Stalking the Wild Asparagus,” 1962
I love this little book. She has a brief history of many North American wild flowers, their uses and some fun facts about them including how they got their name.
“The word dandelion is an anglicization of the original French name dent de lion, the tooth of the lion, and the name was given because of the jagged, toothlike edges of the leaves.”
I really enjoy dandelion leaves in my salad.
We are all so unique and have our gifts to share. I would never think of a dandelion flower as a weed. Just as I hope you will have a high concept of your self so you may share your gifts with all of us.
I believe that this is happening all over Grandmother Earth, and in Mother Nature.
I discovered these YouTube videos by that name this week. They are so exceptional I wanted to share them with you. Each is filmed on location in either New Zealand; South Africa; the Faroe Islands; St. Helena, Scotland; or Eigg (an Island off the coast of Scotland).
I had never heard of the Faroe Islands. They are a group of islands in the North Atlantic between Denmark and Iceland. They are part of the Commonwealth of Denmark. What a surprising and delightful discovery.
Each video is only five or nine minutes, and shows a slice of life of unique individuals living in these areas. The filmmakers (I definitely call these films) give an artistic look and give brief biographies of people living in these remote lands.
What a treat. I wanted to share these with you for Thanksgiving.
Each mini film is a celebration of life, which includes Mother Nature, with People who love her and have made a conscious decision to live with her in Love with her animals, plants, trees and elements.
In the video above, “Soul Animals,” I am transported to a time when I had my first horse, H.R., High Regard. He definitely was my soul animal with all that phrase could entail. My spirit animal. No words really could describe the feelings of complete contentment, along with wonder, that he gave me.
A special day with him came when I received a rare visit from my Mom. We had a fun day out in Carmel. It was drawing toward dusk and I said, “Would you like to go and hear H.R. eat?” I loved the expression on her face, and then she realized I was serious. We could drive right up to the fence near where he was eating. I had her open her window so she could hear him eat. “Don’t you just love this, Mom?” I felt she didn’t quite “get it,” but was willing to let me have the joy and complete contentment it gave me. I’m sure she did receive the beauty of H.R., and the setting of his corral in the Carmel Hills, with the sweet fragrance of hay. A moment in time so sweet that I can remember every detail: Love.
I read once that a pasture is so much more beautiful with a horse in it. If you are lucky enough to have a horse, dog, cat or pet in your life, you are lucky enough.
Last week I spoke of Tanis Helliwell’s book Summer with the Leprechauns.
If you have the heart call to learn more of communicating with elementals and helping them in their work with Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature and, of course, Earth, Air, Water and Fire, reading her book is one way to begin.
I have copied her “Ten ways for Humans to Work with Elementals” from the appendix of Summer with the Leprechauns below, and I hope you’ll check out and purchase the whole book. (See it here.)
Ten Ways for Humans to Work with Elementals
Believe in Elementals. Human belief strengthens Elementals and gives them energy.
Be happy and enthusiastic. Elementals are not attracted to depressed, sad humans.
Go to healthy places in nature as often as possible. Walk in forests, along the seashore, lie in a meadow, and listen to birds. Align yourself with the right vibration of the Earth and listen to what it wants. Humans raise their frequency if they do these things.
Appreciate the beauty in nature. When humans do this elementals are attracted to you.
Cooperate and create with nature by planting trees, growing flowers, and feeding the birds.
Send energy to elementals who look after trees, flowers, water, and mountains to keep them healthy. Do this with joy and gratitude.
Teach other humans to appreciate nature. Do it with love and joy and these humans will begin to understand what the Earth needs.
Do things spontaneously; free yourself from over-planning and organizing.
Take time every day to do nothing. Create a space in both your house and head where magic can occur.
In order to contact an elemental, who wants to work with you, sit in a quiet natural place, close your eyes, and call this elemental to you. Listen to this elemental ; act on its suggestions and your long-term relationship will become stronger.
Listen to and communicate to the elemental who chooses You and form a strong give and take relationship.
There are a myriad of elementals. Start with the element that you are drawn to; I work with the sylphs of the air, the undines of the water and the dolphins and whales. I love the flower fairies and pixie landscape fairies. I work with tree spirits – dryads – and the devas of crystals. This has been a rewarding life-long pursuit for me, which continues.
When you listen to elementals they are often very helpful in teaching you interspecies communication with pets, animals and Humans.
When I was growing up and asked my mom for something I really wanted, she would often say: “We’ll see. Let’s let it unfold.” Combined with that thought was the affirmation I had learned in church from Mary Baker Eddy, which was, “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.” That affirmation and my mom’s “Let’s let it unfold,” are good ways to understand the Now of our new world. In allowing for our wishes to unfold, we can allow the cooperative components of Universal love to play their part in our manifestations as Abraham, through the Hicks‘ material, teaches. I have seen many demonstrations of Always Meeting My Need just at the perfect time. One such occurrence happened yesterday; I received Summer with the Leprechauns in the mail.
Over the last few years, since about 2011, several of my friends have asked me, “Have you read Summer with the Leprechauns?” I would answer, “No, but I really want to.” I attempted to order it a few times, but the order didn’t go through, and I left it for another time, which is Now. Perfect timing.
Wonderful. So many aspects of our New Earth of communing and learning from the elementals in Ireland are described. The story is very engaging, because the author, Tanis Hellliwell, is experiencing a relationship with a Leprechaun family whose mission is to teach humans the ways of the elementals. I am learning so many new perspectives for helping and healing Mother Earth and assisting the elementals in their work. From the simple ways to chose foods that are good for us and not harmful to the beings that help them grow, to watching what thoughts and emotional energy we send into the world.
I believe this is the perfect time for You to read this book. So much joy and enlightenment.
Another treasure that I just had the good fortune to see is a documentary film on Netflix, My Octopus Teacher. This incredible story would have been unbelievable and relegated to a whimsical “fairy tale” just a few years ago. The viewer gets to experience first hand the relationship the videographer has with an octopus. His skill and sensitivity create such a beautiful documentary that is very inspiring. Our connections with all of creation are documented in a very unique and loving way.
After seeing this beautiful creation and reading Summer with the Leprechauns, I can’t help but feel the urgency for all of us to awaken and realize in a very real sense we are all needed and integral parts of Mother Nature, Divine Love and the elementals .
We are all needed to bring our joy, intelligence and love to be shared by all in our Golden Age, which is present NOW.
We entered the Golden Age of Aquarius last February. Just as when a cold body of water joins a warm body, a current, or swirl, is created. Our old consciousness is meeting the new, and many swirls are being created. To create the world you would love to live in, align with the main qualities of the Golden Age of Aquarius. Each quality is infinite and is supported by the Company of Heaven, as this Age has been called Heaven on Earth.
These are the qualities to have in your awareness, consciousness and beingness so you may out-picture them, or manifest them, in your world: Love is the power and creative force. Love is the leader.
Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature and every living thing, including YOU, are an essential part of our understanding of the qualities of Oneness and Unity, which are the foundation of the Golden Age.
Teamwork and Cooperation are the order of the day as taught to us by Dolphins, Whales, Wolves and infinite expressions of Mother Nature. Observing the oneness of Nature will guide us.
A change in our experience of time. Everything in the New World is Now.
A consciousness of plenty for all. No need to hoard or fear loss. Working with Nature and each other and the power of Love creates plenty.
Creativity. When we meditate and allow our Divine Presence to well up, NOW, our creativity is engaged. The feeling is sublime, and solutions for our own lives occur to us and sparks of joy light up ideas to create for fun, art or our own enjoyment. Fun, sharing and joy spring up.
Working and Playing with Mother Nature’s elementals are a magical, mystical and powerful treat for all of us. Imagine seeing your own guiding elemental for the first time. Whether it is Pan, the non-localized Spirit of Nature; a flower fairy or landscape Deva; a dragon, mermaid, or merman; a tree spirit or unicorn; or the angel of the North Sea– to name just a few– you will be filled with delight and wonder. Such a wonder-full world to look forward to and be in.
We will enjoy these elementals as the Earth’s vibration is rising to meet their high vibration. We share the Earth with them already, and now with humanity’s awakening, we can learn from all of these Divine creations and enjoy their friendship, wisdom, lightness and Love.
So, I invite you to put all of these qualities into your awareness and activities, and enjoy the fruits of your new manifestations.
Love is the power and leader, so let Love do its job.
Mother Nature is our teacher and the home we share with all of creation.
NOW is our power of Divine Presence.
Unity and Oneness with our Creator, Creation and Humanity are the Reality.
The elementals are teaching us and loving us.
Plenty and abundance for all is the order of the day.
Teamwork and Cooperation with Love provide everything.
Creativity, from our own unique beingness, brings the Golden Age into manifestation for all to share. We are all needed.
There are powerful spiritual Laws we can all learn and use.
Emily Dickinson said it: “All I know of Love, is Love is all there is.”
“Be still and know that I am God.” The presence of our Creator wells up within us in the stillness. We feel peace and joy.
I love Eckhart Tolle’s book Stillness Speaks, a wonderful book that affirms this idea.
Meditating is the ideal way to hear your still, small voice. The YouTube video at the end of this blog is a meditation with Eckhart Tolle. It’s not a lecture. You can meditate right along with Eckhart. It brought me so much peace and the feeling that all is well.
God is Love and everywhere present.
“Our only responsibility is to accept the Atonement for ourselves.” Atonement means being at one with our Creator and all that is, Oneness. (Via “A Course in Miracles,” Foundation for Inner Peace.)
“Birds of a feather flock together”– My mom’s favorite expression. Better known as the Law of Attraction.
You are a perfect, unique, innocent, child of God, who loves you beyond your comprehension. You inherited your Father-Mother God’s ability to create. You create by your thoughts, words and feelings. Tell the story to yourself and others, your story, the story that you WANT to live. As we affirm and tell our story the way we want it to be we create it. We need to believe it to see it. — Sananda, Abraham and Saint Germaine
There are two very important components to manifesting, allowing and receiving your Good. One, Forgiveness of yourself and others, and two, BEING in the qualities of gratitude, thanks and appreciation.
Forgiveness returns us to love. A wonderful book by that name, A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson, teaches us, in depth, how Love does its job as we forgive ourselves and others.
Thanks, Gratitude and Appreciation put us in the vibration of Love where we can create and allow our good. A wonderful book, Ask and It is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, teaches us the nuts and bolts of vibrational creation and manifesting, by using rampages of appreciation and intentionally feeling good by focusing on what we want to create.
Note: we also have the ability to temporarily block our good by un-love, which is in truth a fiction because Love is all there is. We do this by using our free will backwards by criticizing, condemning and complaining. We can quickly jump forward by realizing we are love and have the ability to create a wonderful life for ourselves by returning to Love.
There you have it. Many of the simple yet powerful laws of the Universe that manifest in infinite ways.
So, as Abraham says, through the Hicks material, the most important thing is for us to feel good. As we feel good we can create our desires.
Enjoy the fun, joy and satisfaction of creating your good by letting Love do its job.
I’m writing about these bridges because they bring us joy, our natural estate, and connections to our high selves, which consciously connect us to our source. When we feel connected to our higher love light we can easily contact and express our creativity. Expressing our creativity at this level is Divine– and very uplifting and fun.
We each have our own unique, individualized bridges. Discovering them is fun. When I ask my inner being what is my most uplifting bridge of love light today, it almost always has to do with Mother Nature, trees, flowers and water. Sometimes, my bridge to a higher feeling tone is cleaning my bathroom. I always say to my high self, “Are you sure that is it?” I do it, and sure enough, it makes me feel super happy. It looks shiny and feels clean. I love shiny things.
Our happiness is important and can come in many surprising ways. I have been following Abraham’s teachings, Esther and Jerry Hicks, for quite some time. They teach the most important thing is for us to feel good. “Think thoughts that make you feel good.” Sometimes that feels out of reach, so I try their other practices that never fail me. Step one, meditate for 15 minutes every day. Step two, go on a “rampage of appreciation.” Step three, release resistance to your good. Allow your good. These are all very potent bridges to your highest good.
Another powerful bridge is the Power of Now. When we become still, we allow the stillness to bring up our presence, Our Love, Our beingness. From this place of consciousness we can discover our connection to all that is. We become our own bridge of love light, then our appreciation of our creator, Mother Nature, our friends, our talents and our selves, grows by leaps and bounds. Life becomes fun. We feel like singing and dancing.
Today, my wish for us all is to discover our bridges. We have entered the Golden Age of Aquarius so we have available to us, with easy access, The Power of Now, LOVE everywhere Present. Creativity supported by the Divine. We are One in Spirit and are realizing this fact. Unity consciousness is helping us to Co-operate and enjoy teamwork and is supported by these new frequencies. These are the main qualities of our new world and each is infinite in expression.
I wish for us to explore and discover our own expressions of the qualities that bring us joy, joy, joy.
Flowers and flower essences never fail me, along with going out to lunch with my daughters and friends, body boarding in the ocean, watching the sun rise and set, seeing the beauty and interconnectedness of Mother Nature, and an infinity of discovery of God’s Good for us All.
My spiritual teacher, Emma Curtis Hopkins teaches: “Everyone knows what their Good is.
Move toward your Good.” Your Good is your own unique bridge of love light. Enjoy more
of your good, as it is infinite and always waiting for your discovery.
In 1986 I traveled with two friends to the “Gathering of the Children of Light” on Mt. Shasta in California. I had seen a very small little advertisement on the bulletin board of East West
Bookstore, my home away from home, in Menlo Park. All it said was “A gathering on Mt. Shasta: Three days with speakers and channeling; $50.00, including meals.” Pat, Marilyn and I thought: “What fun! We will camp at Crystal Lake and see what the gathering is all about.”
We didn’t know what to expect and were planning for the adventure of going to a new place and being three women out on our own, which was not the norm of the time. How quickly life has changed. Our campsite was breathtaking, with a view of the mountain, and our spirits were very high and joyful. The first morning, we traveled up the Mountain, not quite to Panther Meadows, and came to a clearing with a wooden stage built for the event and a makeshift kitchen. To our surprise there were 300 people there. We kept looking at each other with expressions of, “Wow, how did we get here?”
The three days were nothing short of miraculous. On the first day, at the morning break, I noticed a young man with several people standing around him. I walked over to see that he was holding an optically clear, eight-sided, quartz crystal about 11 inches long. I had never seen anything like it and could see why people were exclaiming at its beauty. He casually said, “Well, everyone needs a metaphor.”
Right after seeing the crystal, I was walking across the grounds with a man I had just met, and we had walked several hundred feet before I realized we had been having an entire conversation telepathically. I was starting to get the gist that this was going to be an amazing three days.
The speakers were the “Who’s Who” of channels at the time, and the gathering was presented by “The Association of Sananda and Sanat Kumara,” A.S.S.K. I had read many of the books authored by these channels and was thrilled to meet them: Virginia Essene, Sister Thedra and Tueta to name a few. The book compiled and published from that event is still available on Amazon: Celestial Raise; ‘Tiers of Light’ Pouring Forth from the Son, compiled by Marcus.
As the days progressed my friends and I were transformed without even realizing it. At the breaks we were treated to amazing meals that seemed to have just materialized for a group of 300 people. Marilyn and Pat and I noticed how quiet and peaceful and harmonious the days were when we noticed several men spaced several yards apart, around the perimeter, doing light work. We hadn’t seen this energy work before, but it was explained to us by one of the volunteers.
We often don’t know when an event or a moment will change our lives and transform us. I stayed an extra day so I could attempt to integrate all I had experienced and to explore the Mountain. A volunteer told me to make sure and visit Panther Meadows, which I did, and was delighted by Alpine meadow wildflowers and an “otherworldly feeling.” Later I found out it was named after St. Germaine’s Spirit-Panther that people had seen there, not realizing the Panther was a spirit.
As I drove home the next day, alone, a song kept playing on the radio, “We are the World, We are the Children.” A very strange thing happened; no matter what channel I turned to, this same song was playing. I had about 300 miles to drive. About every 10 minutes, the entire way, this song came on. I got the message. That was the moment I committed to my World Service, even though I didn’t know what it was going to be. A few months later I formally opened to channel at a workshop given by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer.
We are in the time now of a Global Transformation. People are opening their hearts and realizing they have a spiritual purpose, even though they don’t quite know what it is. Keep listening to your inner high self, and you will hear step-by-step what to do. Be Love, and you will see you have never been separated from your Creator, your fellow man or Mother Nature.
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”
– Robert Browning
We are all in the midst of a global transformation. We are bridging heaven to earth and earth to heaven. This time period has been called “the great awakening.”
God works in mysterious ways. Who knew that part of this bridge to heaven on earth would be a mass “cocooning” of humanity?
Butterflies are such great teachers of this process. I have loved them since I was very young. My sister and I would make little homes for the caterpillars and would think that we were communicating with them. I still feel that is true. Going from walking on the ground to becoming a creature of flight takes courage. Spinning a cocoon completely around yourself and being alone, confined to a small space, in the dark, while your body is completely changing is no small feat. Your reward when you manage to break out of this casing is freedom– a beautiful creature of flight and lightness of being.
Monarch butterflies have always been my favorites. Pacific Grove, California, “Butterfly Town, USA,” has a Monarch butterfly sanctuary. My grandsons attended a school for parents and babies up to the age of three, Parents Place, which was just across the street from this sanctuary. One day while Cooper’s younger brother, Logan, was attending his class, Cooper, not quite three years old, and I walked through the sanctuary. We were right in the middle of it when we sat on a bench and observed one of the miracles of these creatures. We looked up in the trees and couldn’t really see them as they were hanging down, attached to the leaves, with their wings closed. As we sat quietly we were treated to a breathtaking spectacle. All of the sudden, hundreds of monarchs took flight right in front of us. So very beautiful. Cooper was wide-eyed along with me.
Monarchs are one of the strongest of butterflies as they migrate thousands of miles, even crossing oceans, landing on twigs or little pieces of seaweed to rest. Their life cycle is amazing, as is ours. Humanity is transforming as we speak. We have the opportunity, now, to transmute old beliefs into the new qualities of the Golden Age we have just entered.
While we are cocooning, sheltering in place, maybe meditating for the first time, being more than doing and resting, new thoughts and beliefs can emerge. These activities make new ways of a better, freer, life more possible. Love, cooperation, unity, oneness, freedom, creativity and loving Mother Nature are some of the qualities we can take advantage of in our new world. These spiritual qualities are present for us now.
There is one very important aspect, though, that we need to remember. Just as the butterflies can only fly if they break through the cocoon (chrysalis) on their own, we are like that. Sananda told me many years ago, “The changes on earth will be grassroots; individuals, families and communities.” We can enter this new world gracefully by aligning with these qualities ourselves within our own unique beingness. We are all needed– especially LOVE of ourselves, family, friends and our Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature.
Each animal, insect, plant and tree carry unique spiritual qualities that are here to help us. Butterflies carry the qualities of transmutation, transformation, courage, beauty and freedom, to name a few. Their service is as pollinators. So, this spring, why not plant flowers and herbs that will attract and help our fellow beings of the light. For Monarchs: milkweed, chives and Siberian wallflower.
A friend once told me, “Life is just better with a Horse in it.”
I have had a lifelong love affair with horses, and it keeps getting better all of the time. My very first memory was when I was about four years old. I saw a little book at the grocery store that had a horse on the cover. I remember it because of the feeling I had. It was a feeling of pure joy. I didn’t want to leave that photo. It took me until I was into my 30s until I got my first horse.
These photos are of my daughters, Roeya, age 17 in County Cork, Ireland, and Hana, age 10, in Carmel Valley, California. Roeya and I had a super fun trip to Ireland. We attended the Dublin Horse show with my intent that I would break the spell of not having a horse. It worked; as soon as I returned I managed to get my first horse, H.R. I didn’t learn until I had owned him for two years that H.R. stood for “High Regard.”
High Regard taught me so much about Will, Power and Beauty. These are some of the main qualities that horses posses, as well as High Regard. I needed to learn about all of these qualities. For me, the main quality was a loving relationship. He taught me that I was telepathic.
At that time, the thought of the day was that the rider told the horse what to do and it was non-negotiable. I had a different way. For the first half of the ride I would tell H.R. where to go, and the second half he could choose our trail. I was rewarded one day as I wanted to go left but he wanted to go right. We went right, as it was his turn, and we came upon a doe with her fawn. H.R. walked right up to the mama deer, and they touched noses. That was such a blessing for me.
Over the next few years our relationship grew, and I began trusting our telepathic communication more. By now I allowed him to have his home in a 50 acre pasture, rather than a stall. It was quite a hike to go and catch him. I thought one day, “I will tell H.R. I’m coming for a ride, telepathically.” It worked. I drove out to the ranch, and there he was standing at the gate. Some days I would forget to send the telepathic message and he would be far up the hill standing under the oak tree with his two palomino girlfriends.
The photo of Hana, age 10, is with her first horse, Nugget. She got up at 5:00 am that morning with so much excitement to be with her very own first horse. Nugget couldn’t be ridden, though he gave her so much love as she groomed and cared for him until the next year when she got her second horse, Cheyenne.
There are many ways to enjoy the gifts of horses without owning one. Many SPCAs have horses, and you can volunteer to care for them. There are also many non-profit organizations that care for abandoned and neglected horses. Elisa Wallace has some amazing YouTube videos of her training and rehabilitation work with wild mustangs.
My favorite virtual way of being with horses is YouTube videos, like Warwick
Schiller’s shown below, and movies. My favorite movies are The Black Stallion, Seabiscuit and Secretariat. All of these movies demonstrate the close friendship and love you can have with a horse.
There are many groups now that do Horse Therapy for any number of ailments. For me, being with any horse has always been therapeutic. The smell of the hay, hearing my horse eat and even the smells of the barn: leather, manure and the horses themselves.
Recently Hana volunteered at HAPI Trails, a nonprofit. At her orientation they told her, “Come anytime, even if you just need to smell the horses.”
Rein Dance is an international organization for therapeutic and recreational riding, and PATH Intl. certifies instructors… to name a couple I’m aware of.