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Women’s history, Mary Reynolds, part 2.

Einstein has taught us, “Logic will take you from A to B in a straight line, but imagination will take you everywhere.”

In the movie Dare to be Wild, one of the song lyrics playing in the background says, “Nothing grows in a straight line.” As we awaken to our own imagination and creativity, we open to a whole new part of our Divine Self. When our heart, imagination and intuition lead us, everything is new and filled with presence.

Steve Jobs told us, “You can only connect the dots in your life backwards.” I love that expression because many of the miracles I have experienced in my life have been in spite of myself. They have come unexpectedly and have reminded me of my Higher Self guidance to go places I would not have thought of. The most dramatic of these was when friends and I decided to attend “The Gathering of the Children of Light” in Mt. Shasta . This was on a whim. Our excitement was more about being together, camping at Crystal Lake and seeing the Mountain for the first time. To our surprise, we could have never guessed what that time would bring. That weekend, being with The Who’s Who of channeling, and 300 light workers (1986), changed my life for the better for ever. It put me very decidedly on my Higher Purpose Path.

I have learned over the years, channeling ascended masters and Divine Love, that one very important aspect of the Divine, and often overlooked in codified religious and spiritual teachings, is Divine Mystery.

 When you think about it, we have to have Divine Mystery or we couldn’t have the infinity of expansion that we have. Life would be a closed system. This mystery allows for discovery, aliveness, growth and fun. Scientists are happy to work around the clock when they are on the verge of a new discovery. Putting their knowledge and wisdom in a certain field, along with their imagination and intuition, helps them put the puzzle pieces together for new discoveries. 

When our heart and imagination leads our mind, our unique creativity is infinite. 

In the video above, Mary teaches us that when nature is left alone, in most climates, forests will return. Forests then can be a home to a myriad of species including a kingdom that is now being explored for its many benefits for all species: The Fungarium.

My friend, Deborah, recently gave me this amazing book. We see there are as many branches below the tree’s surface as there are above. I feel that is what is true for us also– that as many branches or more are within us as in our outer world. “As above, so below.”

This is a time of great Renaissance for Humanity, Mother Nature, the Animal Kingdoms, the Plant Kingdoms, Fungariums and the Elemental Kingdoms. All are growing in new ways: expanding, evolving, blossoming.

You and I are in an incredibly momentous time. Heaven on Earth is here now. We just need to see it, feel it and awaken to it. It just requires our attention, intention and expressing the unique, Divine Mystery that we are.

Divine Love

March is Women’s History Month.

Currently we have 7.9 billion people living on our incredible Grandmother Earth. Thank you to all mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers. Your stories are amazing and filled with love, or we wouldn’t be here.

I want to thank my mother, Charlotte, and my grandmother, Ruth. 

Today, I would like to highlight Mary Reynolds’ work. She has been a positive force for Mother Nature and the Elemental Kingdoms for the last 25 years. She has been named in the top ten of landscape designers in the World.

You can learn of her story in the movie Dare to be Wild.

Her work has progressed over the years to where she is now being a Nature Guardian. She teaches people to grow their own food, nurture the landscape they already have and create an Ark where part of their land is untouched and left wild.

I learned of  this concept when I visited Findhorn, in Scotland, in 1982. A portion of their farm land is left wild, and people don’t even walk through that part of the garden. Over the last 30 years Findhorn has developed into a thriving Eco-Village. (See the Findhorn Garden book and To Hear the Angels Sing, by Dorothy MacLean.)

Mary is a way-shower for sure. 

I have watched the movie several times and am inspired by her courage and for not giving up.

Her story is one of accomplishing a dream that appears to be impossible and against all odds.

It’s never to late to add a chapter to your own unique story that is magical, fun, creative, joyful and miraculous.

We definitely can create heaven on Earth, NOW.

Learn more about Future Forests here.

We are all bridges of love and light to the New Earth.

Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature are leading us.

All of the Elemental Kingdoms are cheering us on and teaching us by being themselves. Water shows us the true nature of Love, miraculous. Moving and giving life to whatever it touches: clear, whole, moving and constantly changing form. Air: breathing us to our Divine Nature and connection with all that is. Fire: sunshine, starlight, the perfect manifestation of love-light. A continuous and eternal symbol of a loving Father-Mother God. And Earth, our home. Earth, so beautiful that legend has it that visitors from many star systems come here to witness the wonder and limitless  beauty of her.

Sananda has told me many times that the birthing of the New Earth will be grass roots changes.  You and I in our thoughts, feelings, words and deeds are bringing Heaven to Earth.

Appreciation of this incredible home opens our creativity and inspires us to bring our own unique contribution to this incredible healing and awakening. 

Today, I wanted to share the YouTube video above with you as these lovely women have inspired me to give more to our Mother Earth. I love my Irish Heritage. If you give yourself the time to just relax into the video in a receptive mode you may experience a new opening to the magic and mystery of working with the land. Being with the myriad of nature spirits and the infinite variety of weather, seasons, plants, animals and elements can give you a new lease on an abundant life that is all around you but often unseen.

This exploration can give you untold experiences of joy and wonder.

I read, but I can’t remember the reference, that a scientist calculated that if we planted one trillion trees, climate change would be averted. The natural balance of climate would return.

Your one tree planted and cared for is the beginning.

Mother Nature Is Now

The Aquarian Age quality of NOW, is easily brought to us by being in Mother Nature.

The YouTube videos for today contain the sounds, colors, beauty and creatures of our amazing Planet. They encourage and inspire us to go out and be in Nature so we can feel and experience the Elemental Kingdoms firsthand.

Now is not a measure of time. It is an awareness of Divine Presence that wells up within us when we are conscious and present.

When we are unconscious our mind often jumps to past or future thinking.

We create our future by BEING conscious and aware in this moment.  We drop into the “Deep  I,” as Eckhart Tolle calls our presence.

Today, if you wish, you can use these short videos to point to your own still, small voice. The sounds and beauty of nature remind us of our own connections to all that is. Our own amazing and miraculous planet that is our home enlivens our being.

In this state of reverence and appreciation we open to our creativity.

Joy easily comes to us. Love and creativity are our true nature. 

With these qualities at hand and recognized, the scones we bake are heavenly and very nutritious. The sweater we knit has a warmth and glow within it. The letter we write to a friend has a healing and nurturing quality to it. We may just be inspired to write a book or paint a sunset.  

Our lives become radiant and express LOVE.

Mother Nature

To continue my favorite summer reading books, I’ve included Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell. I would add to the title “Children of all ages.” Nature can bring out the child in us and is part of the reason I love Mother Nature so much.

This summer, or any time, I invite you to try some of the exercises in this book. One of my favorites I used teaching a group of First Graders is “feel the heart beat of a tree.” Another very popular one is “meeting a tree.”

Today, I’ve also included another short YouTube video of Muir Woods. It was filmed just last week, so you will receive the summer feeling. Also a ride across Golden Gate Bridge is included. The park is now currently open for visitors.

The Japanese term for a walk in Nature is “forest breathing.” Breathing in nature makes me feel part of this miraculous creation and part of all that is.

I’ve included here an excerpt about John Muir from Sharing Nature with Children:

“John Muir would sometimes become so engrossed in his wandering in the Sierras that a one-day outing would become a trek lasting several days or even weeks. And in his travels he had none of the ‘essential supplies’ like food, warm clothing or even sleeping blankets. He was sustained by his love of beauty and solitude. Listen to his description of the inspiration that nourished him in wild places:

‘Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer… Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energies, while cares will drop off like Autumn leaves.'”

That’s how I feel when I have only been walking in the woods for a few minutes. Wonderful.

My dad told me a story of his experiences with his dad growing up. His dad would give them each two baked potatoes– one for each pocket– and they would walk in the forest for the entire day into the evening. He loved those times.

We are made out of Nature and are part of Nature, not separate. A friend once told me that if I was lonely to make friends with a tree. I have done that and have realized we can make friends with any part of nature and feel whole. 

We, humanity, are growing in the understanding that our Love and stewardship of our dear Grandmother Earth cannot be delayed any longer.

Encounters With Fairies, Fauns and the Spirit of Mother Nature

Today for your summer reading and joy I want to share one of my favorite books, Encounters with Nature Spirits: Co-creating with the Elemental Kingdom, by R. Ogilvie Crombie. This book just came to me a few months ago as an unexpected gift. I love the Divine right timing as this beautiful story has reminded me in a very deep way of the power, joy and contribution we can all make to healing our Earth Mother when we co-operate with the Spirit of Nature.

In 1981, I had a magical journey to Findhorn. My friend Marilyn, who has an incredibly spectacular garden in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, and I decided to travel to the North of Scotland to visit the Findhorn gardens we had read about.

As is inevitable in spiritual growth and adventure journeys, our experience of the gardens was not at all what we had expected. We didn’t know that the emphasis, at that brief period, was not on the garden, but on spiritual and community development. The gardens were integrated into the emphasis of co-creating with the spirit of nature. It was early March, and where the garden had been was dirt and divisions and paths made with stones.  We were disappointed, to say the least. That disappointment dissolved quickly, as we were to have some very amazing encounters with very amazing people and nature spirits.

One day, we were guided to an enchanting spot in a forest near a rushing stream. Our leader instructed us to become still and, within our heart, invite Pan, the non-localized spirit of nature, to come and visit us. I was hoping to have a visual of Pan, though that didn’t happen. I did have an overwhelming feeling of my love of nature and a powerful feeling of being connected to that place. Each of our group of about 20 participants had unique experiences, which we shared over dinner.  

That experience was 40 years ago, though this wonderful story by ROC, R. Ogilvie Crombie, has brought it all back very vividly into my memories.

You can travel with ROC, and meet Pan, Fauns and Nature Spirits in this wonderful true story. His writing and accounts make the lands near Edinburgh, Scotland, including the Royal Botanic Gardens and Findhorn, come alive.

This treasure, came to me to inspire me to dedicate my energies to the healing of Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature. 

I hope you will enjoy the adventure ROC takes you on. You may even have the wonder of meeting Pan.

Also note the other entries in this blog category, Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature and You, Dear Heart. (Particularly, August 14, 2018.)

Earth Day is Every Day

From GNOMES, by Rien Poortvliet and Will Huygen; Photo by Nina Wilkins

Many years ago, when I was teaching Flower Essence Workshops, Fairy Tea Parties and Spiritual Prosperity Workshops, my friend Janette asked if I would make “hand outs, or notes” for the participants. It came to me to write a blog that could be used to share the information and be used as “hand outs” for the classes. I asked Sananda what title would be good, and he told me: “Bridges of Love Light: the Earth will be Healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and Children, Including Your Child Within, Who is Innocent.”

Dear One, you are that innocent child. Yes, You! Do you realize what you went through to be here at this time? You are a unique, Divine Child who is very needed at this time.

When I teach spiritual workshop,s the very first thing Sananda says is, “Every moment in your life up to now is exactly as it was meant to be.” So today I ask you to release guilt, shame, anger and any self-talk that is not Love. If regrets come up, put them in the light of love and forgiveness and realize you are a beautiful, Divine Child, and our dear Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature need you and LOVE YOU.

Recently, while walking Hana’s dog, Lola, I kept seeing lots of trash but didn’t pick it up, because I didn’t want to get my hands dirty. I felt very guilty. I learned from a beach cleanup workshop that cigarette butts are the most toxic to birds, who mistake them for food. Small pieces of litter like the aluminum can, ring pop tops and small pieces of styrofoam look like something edible to birds and other small creatures. These small pieces of trash are very important to pick up. Now when I go for a walk, I wear a glove and take a couple extra dog poop bags with me to fill up with litter. It’s the little things we do each day that will help our Earth.

One of my favorite books, Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle, expresses these love light ideas from Nature:

“A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you.

“Nature can bring you to stillness. That is its gift to you. When you perceive and join with nature in the field of stillness, that field becomes permeated with your awareness. That is your gift to nature.

“Through you, nature becomes aware of itself. Nature has been waiting for you, as it were,
for millions of years.”

I included the photo of Gnomes at play above because your innocent inner child can most likely see or feel gnomes. The fairy realms are becoming more visible and real to humanity as the veil between dimensions becomes thinner, as Earth rises into the Golden Age of Aquarius.

I had the joy of leading a kindergarten class on a field trip to Big Sur, California. We stopped by a stream in the Redwoods where the bank was flat with just enough sandy shore to sit and have our lunch. After, the teacher asked me if I would like to tell a story so the children could have a little rest. I asked the class to just listen quietly for a moment to the creek, birds and breeze through the leaves, to just lean back on their blankets and be very still and quiet, to rest on their backs and look up to the top of the Trees to see if they could spot any birds. It was a rare day of warmth and silent breezes. At this point several of the children had dozed off, and we stayed in the stillness for about 20 minutes. That experience has stayed with me because one of the little girls on awakening said: “Miss Nina, this is the best day of my life. Thank you.” Your inner child can take you to that place.

Mandala and Photo by Nina Wilkins

Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature and You.

Rock Rose, one of the 5-flower Bach Rescue Remedy
Rock Rose, one of the 5-flower Bach Rescue Remedy

Many years ago when I was choosing the name for my blog, I asked Sananda what would encompass the whole of what he was teaching me. I asked, “What exactly do I do when I’m helping people either with channeling, or prayer or energy work?” and he said, “You are a bridge of love-light.” This made me happy, and he told me that Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature, our innocence as Divine Children and flowers would heal the Earth.

Today I have included several photos that I took at the Carmelite Monastery in Carmel, CA. Each of the flowers have personal significance for me and uplift me when I see them. Bridges of love and light  are personal to ourselves. Each may be one of our infinite variety of choices to uplift us– music, laughing, meditating, praying, dancing, thanking, forgiving, being in the Now… all work wonderfully well. As a collective of humanity, we are reaching higher to awaken to our true higher selves, hence our need for bridges to our Eden; our own unique symbols that help us reach higher. My love of Nature, and her beauty and elements, never fails to lift me higher and make me feel better, best, then inspired, then joy.

May these flowers (and Frog) inspire you to create your very own Heaven on Earth. Since we are all connected, we will all share in our Nova Earth. It is here now.

Foxglove, digitalis, a symbol of love and prosperity for me
Foxglove, digitalis, a symbol of love and prosperity for me

Periwinkle, a flower that has been a “volunteer” and appeared magically almost everywhere I have lived. The color, shape and geometry of it always make me feel “I’m home.”
Periwinkle, a flower that has been a “volunteer” and appeared magically almost everywhere I have lived. The color, shape and geometry of it always make me feel “I’m home.”

"One breath of nature makes the whole world kin." - Shakespeare
“One breath of nature makes the whole world kin.” – Shakespeare

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” - Albert Einstein
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?" - Robert Browning
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning

All photos in this post by Nina Wilkins

Every Day is Earth Day

Mama moose. Photo by Hana Wilkins

You and I, along with the animal kingdoms, ocean realm, sky worlds, fairy realms and elementals, are all Bridges of Love Light to heaven. Our Eden, Mother Earth, and all of her inhabitants are very alive and sentient beings and are here to be enjoyed, loved and nurtured 

Now. 

You and I, we, are beloved Bridges of Love and Light from Earth to heaven and back again in a constant movement of sharing our spiritual selves and Earth selves.

Each of us said we would help one of these beings or realms before we were born. I remembered this pre-birth agreement I had, saying I would help the oceans, cetaceans, trees, horses and dogs. You may have remembered your agreement also. If not consciously yet, you may begin having dreams of spirit animals or plants you are especially drawn to. It is fun, simple and satisfying to help our Earth Mother and our Father Sky.

Recognizing our Oneness with Heaven, Mother Earth and Father Sky, opens up infinite possibilities for creating the world we love to live in and share with others.

Trees, the standing people, love to interact with us. My grandson, Cooper, taught me how to hug a tree. He said, “You walk up to a tree and put your flat palm against it.”  A great way to start your conversation with a tree!

I love to stand in the middle of fairy ring trees. Trees that grow close together in a circle, leaving just enough room for you to stand in the middle. I love doing this and just being with the spirit of the trees. I sometimes put my back against the tree and feel its life force enlivening and strengthening me. Refreshing and inspiring.

Creating your own ceremonies and rituals with Mother Earth will bring you many benefits. One is what Glenda Green’s book, Love without End: Jesus Speaks, teaches us—innocent perception. We become as children and see Nature innocently. Instead of looking at a tree as we see a TV screen, we innocently perceive it. We feel its essence and discover its true nature and ours. This wonder and oneness transports us to our own innocence and love. We might wonder, how can I make this tree more comfortable? What does it need? I’ve found that when I take the time to perceive in this way, I feel more peace and well-being within myself.

Two websites I want to highlight again today are Mother Nature Network and Perelandra.

Each one has a wealth of nature research ongoing with infinite variety and ideas on how to understand our Earth Mother and All of her inhabitants, spiritually and physically.

Perelandra is a site that I have visited many times, and I always feel that I have barely scratched the surface. Machaelle Wright’s book Perelandra Soil-less Garden Companion is an exploration in how to see that everything in our lives– our work, home projects, and art– really are gardens. She works in very deep ways with the sprit of nature, and her work is not only revolutionary but very practical, with numerous healing tools and flower essences for sale. The site always sparks new ideas for me and is very healing by its nature of giving and sharing love.

Mother Earth, father sky. Photo by Hana Wilkins

Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature and You

Photo by Nina Wilkins

Earth Day is coming up and is the day after Easter this year. A lot to celebrate of the goodness of spring and renewal. I would like to invite you to create an Earth Celebration either for yourself, or family and friends, or to join one of the many group Mother Gaia parties. Gaia is a living Being who also goes by these names: Patcha Mama, Sophia and Virgo. I find when I am loving Mother Nature and calling her by name I’m inspired to give back to her for all she has given me.

These are a few things you might want to include in your party- ceremonies for the sheer joy and fun of it: 

  • Music and dancing. The fairies, leprechauns, gnomes, sprites, undines, Pan, sylphs and Earth Devas love beautiful flute music and string instruments.
  • Honoring of the four directions; North for clarity and direction on your path, South for innocence fun and your inner child, East for your continued Spiritual Growth and Divine Awakening and West for inspiration and gratitude for all that is and all that you have.
  • Also include all of the elementals, Earth, Fire, Air and Water. Make up appreciation rituals that can be as simple as making a beautiful meal or putting your bare feet in the earth. As you are aware of these elementals and are appreciating them you may start to see brighter colors in your garden or maybe catch a glimpse of flickering lights around your flowers. Another benefit is the profound feeling of connection with all that is. We are part of the Earth and part of heaven. We are heaven on Earth in form as are all of God’s Creatures and Creations.

One day as I was making a High Tea Party for my family and friends I had the very strong thought from my garden fairies that they were the ones who had inspired tea parties in England and Ireland. Having the beauty of porcelain tea cups, sitting in a flower garden with a sparkling Rose table cloth and napkins set the preamble for enjoying tiny cakes, clotted cream, scones, berry  jam, lemon curd, rainbow crystal sugar and, of course, the dainty watercress sandwiches. Beautiful teapots filled with steaming liquid amber made the celebration complete. I’ve always thought of these as Prosperity Teas. Taking the time to be together and relax in a garden is a very potent and luxurious Earth ceremony. Before I realized the fairies had inspired these gatherings I always became so happy and inspired to create when my sister, Charmaine, or my friend, Janette, gave one to me. Now I love taking the time for a tea party even more.

So, I hope you will join in with all of the Earth elementals and people to celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2019. You will soon realize every day is Grandmother Earth, Mother Earth, Gaia, Sophia, Virgo Day. You will definitely be inspired by this process to co-create your own heaven on Earth.

In the video below you will meet Carol Weakland and the Leprechauns. I discovered her recently, and I love her work.