Advice from Maria Sabina, Mexican curandera (medicine woman) and poet:“Cure yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds. Heal yourself with mint, with neem and eucalyptus. Sweeten yourself with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile.Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a touch of cinnamon. Put love in tea instead of sugar, and take it looking at the stars.Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain.Get strong with bare feet on the ground and with everything that is born from it. Get smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with the eye of your forehead.Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier.Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember…you are the medicine.” — with Vickie Mitchell.
I thought this so beautiful, I couldn’t resist posting it for everyone to read. I hope you liked it as much as I did.
Thank you for stopping to read Karen’s Stone Soup. See you next time, Karen
Do you treat yourself with love? Do you enjoy your everyday life? Do you have a place that you can go to be alone?
Yikes, I sound just like a commercial for a pill or something! I promise you it is not.
Treating oneself with love and kindness is essential to survival, especially in this climate of uneasiness and the unknown.
I have learned over the years that I function much better if I take time out for myself to rest and recharge. After all, we are all giving so much each day to simply survive. My quiet place would normally be out in nature, around trees or a stream, but in this heat my quiet place is in my husbands office where I can close the door, but not before announcing, “I’m going in, keep everything quiet please, and don’t bother me unless the house is burning down!”
Of course that isn’t always easy to do nor is it available to everyone, but each of us has to find their own place of solitude. There have been times when a long walk is just the thing to bring me peace. Sometimes it’s as easy as going for a drive, or sitting in the car. But not before putting a note on the car window saying… ” I need some alone time, Don’t talk to me, don’t tap on the window, don’t text me!”
Each of us has to find a place to contemplate, unwind, relax, and connect with your inner self.
Our survival depends on it!
Thank you for stopping to read Karen’s Stone Soup, see you next week, Karen
I’m laying in bed looking out the window, with clean, crispy fresh air pushing it’s way into the room giving me newfound energy to start my day. What will this day bring me? Will it stay cool, or get hot & muggy? Whatever it brings, I am ready and willing to jump out of bed, brush my teeth, wash my face, and start my beautiful day with a cup of coffee, and a little meditation. I know, It’s not for everyone…some people would rather have a cup of tea!
I have always loved the coolness in the morning, especially when it’s a bit overcast, and quiet. When my children were small I would get up early so I could sit quietly with a cup of coffee, and just start my day slowly while the kids were asleep. That was the plan, but many times my plan was foiled by an aggressive little munchkin getting up too early, and reuining my plan.
Today after feeding my kitty Kramer, and letting Daisy dog out, I’m drinking coffee with my husband, but the kids are grown, and gone. The things that inspire me aren’t the things that inspired me many years ago when my kids were small. Now I get inspired by birds chirping, or a gentle breeze in the air. Some days I’m inspired to read, or paint, sketching out on our patio, or take a walk through the neighborhood. Things I couldn’t do when I had a young family.
On this morning with sweetness in the air, I’m inspired to listen to the crows. They are very verbal this morning, and I feel like they are letting me know to “keep looking.” Sitting on my patio, I’m trying to keep looking, but I’m also trying to figure out what else the crows are telling me. In my Animal Speak Book by Ted Andrews, it tells me that crows bring you magic and creativity. OK! Now we’re talking. I’m all about magic, and creativity….bring it on.
Even though I am not interested in venturing too far from home, I still very much invested in nature. For now nature means to me, that I walk through my back yard where peace, & serenity hang in the air. I love my trees, & it won’t surprise some of you to know I even talk to the trees, & the birds. Ok, so they don’t talk back in the way we do, but they do respond if you pay attention. I try to pay attention knowing if I’m really quiet & concentrate, I will hear their answers!
Thank you for stopping to read Stone Soup, I’m really happy to share with you my thoughts, & ideas about my life. See you next time. Karen
Sunday after church (on line of course), we were all giving readings from spirit, and nothing resonated with me. I listened patiently as all the messages seamed to be general, and almost for everyone. So I sat there taking it all in, and realizing I had a spirit on my left waiting for me to read him. He was patient, courteous, but still wanted me to acknowledge him.
After everyone had finished their reading, I finally said I’d go next with a man who had been waiting patiently for an hour. He first showed me black and white poke dots. I thought, what the what?? After received that I had a very unexpected and strange thing happen to me. I found myself viewing his journey from behind his eyes. I was a little taken aback as this had never happened to me before. We walked all over the forest, watching little animals in the woods, traveling, seeing the ocean, the beach, and exploring everything around us! I thought to myself, this is what I love to do! That was an interesting experience in itself, when out of my mouth I exclaimed, “This reading is for me!” I was so stunned that I lost my connection with this man. I didn’t know that was coming, it just spewed out.
As soon as that happened, our Minister Malcom took over and finished the reading. Malcom was able to connect to the same man that I had been connected to, and this is what he told me…..The man was my grandfather, he was here to let me know to keep looking, and exploring, I’m on the right path!
That was from my grand father who I haven’t seen since I was a teenager, & it warms my heart to know his spirit is watching over me, guiding me, and keeping me safe. My grandfather passed many years ago and I feel so blessed to have him come to me, & let me know he is here supporting my efforts.
This may sound strange to some of you, and I can understand. But I assure you, as strange as it is, it’s true. We can speak with our loved ones that have passed, and we all have the ability. Some of us don’t want any part of it, but if you just open up and consider the possibility that there are things still unexplained, you will be amazed at what is possible!
Have you ever had a dream of a loved one, or dear friend that had passed? Maybe even one of your animals from the past is in that dream. Well, this is one way they contact you, another way is you might feel your pet jump up on your bed, but when you look—nothing is there. You could have sworn something was on your bed, maybe even up against your leg.
I know I’m stretching your world right now, entertain the possibility of finding peace from a place we have been programed to know nothing about. This isn’t a religious thing, Spirit is totally non-denominational.
Just give it some thought!
Thank you for reading my post today. Many blessings to you all. Karen
Hello! Meet Faith. She was born at the end of June to Bitterroot Bison in Lolo, MT. According to Native American legend, the white bison represents a powerful medicine woman known as White Buffalo Calf Woman. She is traditionally known as one who brings messages from the ancestors and as a healer who comes during times of crises. For centuries, Native Americans have celebrated the birth of a white bison as a sign of hope and an omen of good things to come. It is also extremely rare. A white bison is born in 1 out of 5+ million births. Over time, her ivory colored coat will darken and change. According to legend, a true white bison changes color four times in it’s lifetime to represent all races of human beings united as one. Every time I see her I get goosebumps. If you’re heading south from Missoula, you’ll see the bison on the left side of the highway, right before you get to Lolo. And you’ll definitely see Faith if she’s out with the herd.
It goes to show you that all things are possible!
Natalie from Grounded Resources Yoga is joining us this summer for yoga classes at the farm. We’re doing yoga in between the rows of lavender!Our next class is 7/19 from 9 to 10 am and is open to all levels. Being outside in the lavender field is relaxing and a great way to start your Sunday!Please bring your own yoga mat, a blanket or oversized towel to put down between the rows.The cost is $10 per person.You can RSVP and/or email any questions to Natalie at email@example.comYou can also check out her Facebook page here.If you don’t live close by but think you might be in the area this summer, come by and do yoga with us. We have plenty of space for social distancing.
A quick update on our Man Cave Magnesium spray.We usually sell it in a 4 oz bottle, but our supplier isn’t carrying that size right now. We did find some 2 oz bottles, so for now, that’s how we’re rolling. Here’s a quick recap on why we love magnesium so much:Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant. We hold so much tension in our bodies and adding topical magnesium on a daily basis is an easy-peasy way to feel more relaxed and calm.It’s also an excellent way to relieve sore muscles and keep you moving.We have a friend who was reluctant to try magnesium spray, but after being bed ridden with back issues, used our Man Cave Magnesium and started throwing around words like magic potion and miracle spray. (His words, not mine:)He felt so much better, he could even kick himself in the butt for not trying it sooner.Topical magnesium spray is a simple way for you to feel more relaxed and relieve those annoying aches and pains.That’s it for this week! Thanks for being here and thanks to Faith for being born when we need her the most. Big Sky Lavender Farms is located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, just south of Missoula, Montana. We make all natural, healthy products to help you live your best life today. Share the love and share the lavender. Photo credit: Bitterroot Bison This email was sent to you by Big Sky Lavender Farms21749 Five Wounds Way Florence, MT 59833 United States www.bigskylavender.comGrowing Life’s EssentialsUnsubscribe
My friend who along with her husband, and brother in law owns, and runs Big Sky Lavender. After reading her letter, I thought the White Buffalo was so rare, you’d like to read about it too. I always love new and unusual things in our world. I hope you enjoyed reading about it as much as I did. Karen
Each day I sit down to write, I’m at a loss for words. I think that’s because we are all feeling a little anxiety. Sure we can put on our masks, & go grocery shopping, or in some places even go to a casino for a bit of fun. Anything to distract ourselves from what is really going on.
Many of us are depressed, angry, and feel like their lives are hanging by a thread. Money is scarce, and they are barely surviving. They feel they are failing their families. Some do not know who they are anymore, their identity has been lost!
I’m not here to tell you it will all be ok, that feels slightly empty. I’m here to make an effort to brighten your day, and maybe give you food for thought. Also, I want all of you to know my intention is not to preach anything, just an attempt to lift you up even if’s in a small way. This will be the last time I bring the virus up. We all know what’s going on, and you don’t need me to remind you again.
I’m an intuitive writer, so what I post is from the heart, and full of love.
I copied this from Facebook.
This is a reminder to me that although everything is different, I still need to have gratitude!