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Appreciation

Dawn. Photo by Nina Wilkins

Years ago when I taught prosperity workshops I would have the participants, one by one, stand alone in the center of a circle made by the 20 participants and receive love. We would all think loving thoughts about that person. The instructions for the person in the middle were to just Be receptive to the Love. Receive the love and appreciation of the group. After a few minutes I would ask everyone to clap for and smile at the person in the center. After this exercise,  we all realized we needed practice in receiving love and appreciation.  When our friends clapped for us, we all had a difficult time receiving the applause.

If you wish for your good– love, money, health or any good thing– start with allowing love and appreciation for You. Accept the feeling of many people loving you and clapping for you.

Appreciation is the same vibration as Love. St. Germaine, one of my Spirit guides, often tells me everything I could wish for is at hand. When we allow our good, we can create the generous attitude that there is  plenty for all. 

Love is the most powerful and attractive force in the Universe. Love attracts love, so for any of your wishes to come true start with LOVE. Love You, Your family, Pets, Mother Earth, colors, clouds, music… whatever. There is an  infinite number of choices.

I didn’t realize until I gave an Easter Sunrise ceremony for some friends that Dawn, first light, does not always coincide with Sunrise, depending on where you are Geographically and Seasonally. I always thought they were at the same moment. Dawn, first light, when the small birds start chirping, may be several minutes before you see the sun actually rising on the horizon. This is the same for sunset and dusk. 

Dawn and dusk are the in-between times. These are the magical times when we can see fairies and tree spirits, where your own special Earth Magic can come alive.

 Watch the Dawn move into Sunrise and feel the New Day. If you can do this standing barefoot on the Earth, all the better.

Enjoy the Dusk after the Sun sets and realize all of the goodness of your day. These simple practices can bring you to appreciate You and all that is around you: sky, stars, Earth, air, water and fire. We are Now in the Dawn of the Age of Aquarius, the Water bearer, the Love bearer. This is as magical and mystical in-between times as it gets.

Dusk. Carmel, CA. Photo by Nina Wilkins

Now

“Originality consists in returning to the origin.” —Antoni Gaudi

“Now is a concept whose time has come.” —Nina Wilkins

Fairy flower. Photo by Nina Wilkins

In the now your presence can well up and you can own what you have won–  your true beingness from which everything springs.

You have won that very unique present, you.

If you don’t experience that precious present of your Divine self you are covered over by time, as Eckhart Tolle teaches us. You are thinking about past or future.

Over the ages spiritual teachers of many denominations or philosophies have taught us about being in the present. Master Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day.”

Joel Goldsmith, “The Infinite Way,” has taught us to practice the presence which wells up in the now.

Monks chant “Om na ma shiva ya” to focus their spirit to be aligned with the Divine Now.

Meditation allows for the quieting of the mind, and the Presence within comes to light with joy and peace, now.

Walking slowly and quietly in nature brings you to the Now with the all, Oneness. Listening and watching brings you to this level of consciousness when you are present. 

Angels sing praises to the Divine constantly.  No room for anything but gratitude.

In Nature, the tiniest flower seed grows in the dark ever so slowly pushing through the heavy dark earth, moment by moment, Now.

If you would like to experience this level of consciousness, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is the best guide I can imagine– truly uplifting and transformative. Also, his books Stillness Speaks and A New Earth will point you in the direction of experiencing your Being within.

A fun synchronicity for me is one of the accolades given to The Power of Now. “The most important book in a spiritual life written in the last decade.” —Thunderbird Bookshop, Carmel, California. This was one of my favorite spots to go in the 1980s and 90s, though it closed I believe in 2002. 

From the first page of The Power of Now:

“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!” —Eckhart Tolle

Dolphins

My sister Charmaine sent me this clipping in 1999

One of my own personal  favorite spirit guides are dolphins.

Dolphins are all Love. They are highly sentient and telepathic. Their most important relationship is with their babies. They nurse their young for at least three years. In their pod, the auntie dolphins help the mothers. They exemplify some of the major qualities of the Aquarian Age, which we have entered: Love, Creativity, Cooperation, Teamwork, Family and Community, and Play.

Dolphins love to play. They can make huge bubbles under water and play catch with other Dolphins. They jump and toss seaweed to each other and also have been seen drawing pictures in the sand. 

Their cooperation and teamwork in fishing affords them time left over for play, exploration and fun.

They have been known to guide schools of fish to better feeding grounds so have been dubbed “the shepherds of the Sea.”

For their own feeding grounds they have developed unique cooperative fishing techniques as shown in the videos below.  Also, they are shown helping people fish.

My favorite part of my seven spirit- dolphin guides, Kudos, is they remind me to play and have fun. Usually, when I ask them for personal guidance, the first thing they say is, “jump.” That makes me laugh. I instantly feel to let go, and do something else for a while. After being refreshed, my problem has been scaled down, and I often receive simple solutions I hadn’t thought of.

Dolphins can also remind us to do great or small actions in our daily life to help clean up their home, our beautiful Ocean.

Our oceans provide life for trillions of aquatic species and for us. Water is Love and Life.

We humans have the ability to clean the oceans. Now is most definitely the time. Number one on the list is not purchasing single use plastic bottles or any single use plastic. Oceana.org is doing great work along with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other marine advocates around the world. You and I, individuals, are the most powerful in this endeavor. We have the ability to change laws, support organizations helping the oceans, and there are an infinite number of ways large and small to help our dolphins, whales and all marine life, NOW.

I’m very sure you can think of simple ways you can help right where you stand. 

Thank you. 

Divine Love, Music and Cows

Photo by Hana Cynkar c 2021

Music and song, chanting, humming, toning or drumming have a unique way of transmitting Love. The love of music is not limited to humans. Music is love, and like love is everywhere present.

In the photo above, the cows came to the fence to hear the music being played on the radio.  Hana and her husband Brian noticed them run to the fence to hear the music as they were canoeing on the Teton River. 

So tender.

I love cows.  

Years ago I decided I would only buy milk from dairies where the cows were treated more than humanely, but very well. I visited several dairies in Northern California and found the Strauss Dairy. The cows roam freely on rolling hills of green pastures that are reminiscent of Ireland. So beautiful. The cows seem very content and are  well cared for. The milk is amazing and comes in returnable bottles. 

Cows are all Love. They give their milk freely with Grace.

The photo above and the video below inspired me to share simple but very potent ideas for us to Live:

Let Go and Let God.

Let Love do its job.

Cows are so good at being themselves. They are out in nature transmitting love as they graze.

Sananda often reminds me to just Be the Love that I am. Being in the stillness allows our own Divine Presence to well up and inspire us to create, be joyful and feel peace.

Thank you to all the Cows on Earth and for their beautiful milk, cheese and butter.

I once passed a semi truck painted with a beautiful pasture scene, including cows, with the writing: Kerigold Butter, the reason Irish Eyes are smiling.

I’m of Irish descent and I agree that pure creamery butter, milk and cheese from “happy cows” makes me smile.

Daffodils

Daffodils. Photo by Nina Wilkins

Flowers make me happy.

Each early spring (this photo was taken March 4, 2017) Trader Joe’s in Monterey, California carries small bunches of unopened Daffodils. Walking into the store there is a huge tub of these bright yellow flowers for only $1.25 a dozen. Who could resist such a delight?

I treated myself to four bunches knowing I would give my friend Janette two of them. I was so excited to surprise her. When I knocked on her door, she had two bunches to give to me. We laughed, and the next morning called each other almost at the same moment to exclaim how magical, that they had opened up fully during the night. Beautiful. 

I came across this poem yesterday. It reminded me of my own joy from daffodils, as the above photo was taken in 2017. Here, in South Eastern Idaho, we are still in winter- white cold.

After reading several of the hundreds of comments on the YouTube video below, I was very surprised that I had never known about, or read, this poem before. Life always contains many mysteries and joys to discover.

Enjoy. And, if you are in California, you may still be able to find bunches of daffodils, though the season is short.

Daffodils:  William Wordsworth (1770-1850). English Romantic Poet.

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills.

When all at once I saw a crowd

A host of Golden Daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way,

They stretched in never-ending line,

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance,

The waves beside them danced; 

But they out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay, 

In such a jocund company;

I gazed and gazed but little thought what wealth the show to me had brought

For oft, when on my couch I lie in vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye which is the bliss of solitude

And then my heart with pleasure fills

And dances with the Daffodils.

Pray, Play, Love

Shoshone Lake, Yellowstone. Photo by H.L.Wilkins
Shoshone Lake, Yellowstone. Photo by H.L Wilkins

Co- creating Heaven on Earth with the Divine and all peoples, plants, animals and the elementals of earth, air, water and fire is as easy as one, two, three.

One, pray. Two, play. And three, love.

One, Pray. 

We have entered the higher realms on Earth, the Aquarian age; the Water Bearer.

Oneness and unity guided by love are our consciousness of our Divinity. Our lives are our prayer in a very real sense. Our creativity is showing us the way springing from presence, in the power of Now, our connection to all that is. Our force of good. Our self love, love of Grandmother Earth and our families and friends blesses all. Kindness to all living beings, including ourselves, is our most potent prayer.

Two, Play.

Play is our power of joy, our true selves. Play often produces laughter and silliness that dematerializes our negative ego. Play inspires and motivates us to lighten up and drop our burdens and just enjoy life. Everyone’s play can be very different. The dictionary defines play and work in very similar ways. Work is just play, with goals, time limits and possible rules and restrictions. 

Play often gives us just the right idea to complete an invention or create art, or for self-healing.

Three, Love.

My friend Janette often sings me this song:

Love is the open door.

Love is what we came here for.

Have your eyes really seen?

Each time I hear that I remember to walk through that door and see the Good. Emma Curtis Hopkins teaches us: we all know what our Good is. She teaches us to move toward our Good. Our Good is really Love.

Water is Love in the elemental realm. Our dear Mother Nature on our Grandmother Earth is 75% water, as we are. We are made out of Love, Physically and Spiritually.

Love is all around us. We have a unique, just for us, forever guardian Angel that is All Love.

Love is everywhere present; we just need to see it.

When we see it, it increases and becomes more of our reality.

Gratitude, thanks and appreciation are all synonyms for Love.

Kindness is Love.

Mother Nature is Love.

I have included an inspiring YouTube video about water and a photo of water.

Loving water and letting water love us will create a circle of potent love in and around our planet; Gaia, Sophia, Patcha Mama, Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature.  

The water cycle is a closed system, so the  love and respect we give water will rain down love and respect for us. I have always loved walking in the gentle rain showers and jumping in puddles.

Don’t you?

Don’t forget to watch the video.

Angels

We all have a Guardian Angel that Loves us without measure or conditions always and forever.

Our Guardian Angel was with us even before we were born into this Earth Life. Your Guardian Angel is yours alone and knows you very personally and is always present for you.

Your Guardian Angel will help you learn to love yourself and know yourself. 

Many years ago I learned from reading Terry Lynn Taylor’s books about Angels, that working with  Angels was very simple.  All you need to do is Ask. Arch Angels have many different jobs and purposes. You can request help for just about any subject and receive it, often through your own Guardian Angel. 

Today I have given  you two YouTube videos from Lorna Byrne. I find that when I listen to them, I feel peace and know how important it is to love myself and know without any doubt that I am loved.

Enjoy.

You Are a Gift and Bridge of Love and Light to All That Is

Pinkish Red, 1st Chakra; Yellow, 3rd Chakra

One very simple way to bring out our own unique spiritual gifts is through Color.

Our own being is very Colorful. Our aura is ever changing rainbows of light. Color can uplift our mood and give us energy. Today I have included photos of flowers that match our eight Chakras. We have recently added our Soul Star Chakra to our familiar seven. Chakras are our wheels of energy that form our electric body.

Orange, 2nd Chakra; Green, 4th Chakra, Heart

In several of my blogs I have mentioned or quoted the Hicks material, The Law of Attraction, and how Abraham teaches the importance of feeling good. Actually, the utmost importance of feeling good. “Think thoughts that make you feel good when you think them” is their powerful teaching.

Color, like music, art, dance and our creativity, can uplift us to a place where we can think thoughts that make us happy. One summer when I lived in Carmel, CA, it was completely overcast and foggy for several weeks. So much so that the local drugstore began selling pink lightbulbs that would uplift, and very bright lights.

Indigo, 5th Chakra, Your Voice, Your Word

Coloring with Crayola brand crayons never fails to uplift me. I love feeling my happy inner child as I just take the time to Color for the fun of it. When I was growing up and was bored or just feeling down, my mom would say, “Why don’t you Color?” Coloring uplifted me enough to get a good idea of what to do next in my day, and that still holds true for me.

A friend of mine, who is a therapist, would practice on me with her Color therapy. She would have me sit quietly with my eyes closed and then would drape me with various vibrantly Colored silk cloths. After each one she would ask me how I felt and what quality or Color it was. I was surprised that a brown cloth made me feel Peace and I thought it was sky blue. I felt the red was green and the sunshine yellow was purple. I really enjoyed the time we spent because it emphasized for me how much the Color of my clothes affected my mood. That was many years ago, and I still close my eyes and feel the Color of my clothes to see if they uplift me.

6th Chakra, 3rd Eye, White, Celestial Realms and Spirit

The simple use of Color to uplift or enhance your mood can make that slight difference to lead you to the next thought or inspiration to keep you spiraling upward to create your good. Color is one of the many reasons I go to gardens to feel inspired. White is every reflected Color. Black is every absorbed Color. Nature’s infinite variety of Color gives us chances to experience Color from sunrise to sunset, moonlight, starlight and the play of light on flowers and trees. The diamond light dancing reflections on the ocean or lakes and streams gives me joy.

7th, Crown Chakra, Purple, Amethyst

The photos above and below are not exact representations of the Colors of our eight Chakras, but they are close enough to remind us we are part of nature and all that is. Looking at favorite Colors or eating foods that are your favorite Colors can enliven you. Color is a valuable Bridge of Love Light.

Violet, 8th Chackra, Soul Star

Originally published October 15, 2019

Magic Gardens

 Photo by Nina Wilkins. Magic Gardens by Corinne Heline

Magic Gardens and Tea have been among my favorite pastimes since I was 14 years old when I was taken to a Magic Garden and Tea party in Corona Del Mar, California. The garden is still there and is now called Sherman Gardens.

When I was 18 years old I had my first Jasmine tea in China Town, San Francisco. At the time, I didn’t know it was Jasmine tea, I just knew I loved the fragrance and the tea. I asked the waitress what kind of tea it was, and she just shook her head and said, “Chinese.” I carried the tea bag paper in my purse for years trying to discover what it was. Many years later I discovered in another Chinese restaurant that it was Jasmine tea, which, over the years, has become one of my favorites. The photo below is of dried Jasmine flowers that are available at herbco.com. You can add them to any green tea or experiment with making your own herbal tea blends.

I love resale shops. They contain so much variety, and often the goods span the decades. I discovered Magic Gardens at a resale shop many years ago. It has become one of my favorite books, even though I can only read one small chapter, or sometimes only one page at a time. The vibration is very high, and you can feel it was written by the angels. It contains joy and sadness in its pages; nostalgia and hope. “Heaven’s Love through flowers” is how I would describe it. The first edition, by New Age Press, was in 1944. I have the fourth edition from 1974.

For this upcoming Valentine’s Day I wanted to share parts of it with you:

In Flowerland the whispers of heaven may become audible to the children of men and women; for the celestial hosts, too, have a way of “saying it with flowers.”

The Peace Flower, Legend of the Jasmine

Angels hold converse with each other and with mortals by means of color. An assemblage of angels when engaged in healing prayers for the bestowal of blessings upon humanity appear as a glory of variegated clouds that fleck the sky in the hours of dawn or at sunset time.

…Winging through the vast ethereal expanses, hosts of angels gather some of the fairest, whitest, and most fragrant blossoms which adorn their etheric Land of Eternal Peace. These flowers they bring to the dust-haunted aisles of Earth. They are of ethereal whiteness and celestial sweetness, for of all the flowers the Jasmine is most fragrant.

The snowy  whiteness of the Jasmine- flower reflects the divine peace; its  fragrance, the prayers of angels. And… from its petals are broadcast the powers of peace.

So, if you haven’t yet experienced the bliss of Jasmine tea, I invite you to try it and be blessed.

Whole jasmine flowers from the Monterey Bay Spice Company. HERBCO.COM
Photo by Nina Wilkins

Flower Essences

Photo by Nina Wilkins

Flowers, Gardens and Flower Essences have always been some of my favorite bridges of love light. Whether I’m in very intense circumstances or just a slight melancholy mood they have never failed to uplift me. I have written extensively about their inspirational and uplifting properties in this blog.  Today I will expand upon those.

I first was aware of the Scarlet Pimpernel when I was nine years old. I was helping my Mom weed our garden and she was pulling out heaps of Scarlet Pimpernels. At the time, I didn’t know their name, and neither did she. I said, “Mom, these are so pretty. They don’t look like weeds.” “No, they are weeds.”

I was looking closely at them with their delicate color and sweet shape. I couldn’t really believe they were weeds, and felt a little sad seeing them piled up and then tossed in the garbage can. The other sad part was we just left plain dirt in that spot and didn’t plant more flowers. It was about 50 years later that I discovered their name and very real significance in my life.

These little flowers, which are called the wayside flowers or “weather glass” in the United Kingdom, would become my guide and teacher over many years. They are called the “Weather Glass” because when they are open, a sunny day; closed, rain or fog. Their presence has had such a positive and helpful effect on my personal, spiritual life that I have decided to write a book about them.

I will be excerpting portions of this book over the next few months: Sananda’s Flower, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Seeing the great in the small and the small in the great. Copyright 2021, by Nina Lee Wilkins.

Scarlet Pimpernels. Photo by Nina Wilkins

Today I hope you will receive an uplift as I have from the Photographs of these Flowers. The “Scarlets,” as I like to call them, are in the photo above.

Over the years, I have used and discovered many flower essence companies. Bach Flower Essences, the leader, and several others. I have looked for a company that has made “Scarlet Pimpernel” essences and just found one a few months ago; Green Hope Farm. I ordered the Scarlet Pimpernel from Ireland, delightful, and one from Italy. I love them both; such a discovery and surprise after all these years. I have made my own, also, which always gives me joy.

Green Hope Farm is a treasure if you are new at using flower essences or have tried many other companies. Either way, these are the highest frequencies I have discovered so far.

I receive benefits just by reading their descriptions on their website.

Whether looking at photos of flowers with their amazing ethereal colors, using flower essences or using essential oils as aroma therapy or skin conditioner, or sitting next to them in your garden, flowers are my favorite bridges of love light. Don’t forget, flowers live for appreciation. As you tell them how much you appreciate them you may even even see them nod or turn their  head towards you. Sananda has told me often that they are helping heal Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature, including us.

Gerbera Daisy. Photo by Nina Wilkins