Monday, July 6, 2020




Earth is home to a web of living things that are connected to each other through a kaleidoscope of relationships.

Picking a leaf off the ground and contemplating it as an object in and of itself is very inspiring. Its shape and color, the way it feels in your hand, its delicate veins and the stem that once held it fast to the branch of a tree--all of these qualities reveal a leaf to be a miniature work of natural art. As we contemplate this small object more deeply and consider where it came from and what purpose it has served, we find that the leaf is one small but essential part of a system that harnesses the energy of the sun, plumbs the depths of the earth, and in the process brings into being the oxygen many living things rely on to live. 

A leaf transforms the elements of its environment--sunlight, carbon dioxide, rain--into nourishment for its tree. This beautiful, nearly weightless, ephemeral piece of nature is a vital conduit to the branch that is a conduit to the trunk that is a conduit to the roots of the tree. The roots, in turn, draw nourishment from the earth to feed the trunk, the branches, and the leaves. The living beings that inhale the oxygen that comes from this process exhale the carbon dioxide that feeds the leaves through which the tree is fed. It is difficult to know where one cycle ends and another one begins. 

One of the many gifts that nature offers us is a clear demonstration of the interdependence between all living things. The person who exhales the carbon dioxide, the clouds that produce the rain, the sun that gives light, the leaf that transforms all these things into sustenance for a tree--not one of these could survive without being part of this cycle.  

Each living being is dependent upon other living things for its survival. When we look at the world, we see that this is not a place where different beings survive independently of one another. Earth is home to a web of living things that are connected to each other through a spinning kaleidoscope of relationships. We need each other to survive and thrive.

Sunday, July 5, 2020


Peppermint-This oil relates to the Sun supporting our Minds as the house of Body and Spirit.  It reminds us to be joyful and light hearted, overcome fears, bring mental clarity and has cooling properties to calm excess passion.

Wild Orange-is an Oil connected with the mighty power of Jupiter the beloved teacher and one who invites us to connect with the Inner child to find our joy and creativity.  It helps us to restore feelings of abundance and give without measure, freeing us from a mentality of fear and scarcity.   Restoring our hope in Humanity and assisting us as we find our way back to the Wisdom at Heart Center.

These oils can be used gently by diffusing into a room, and also by inhaling from the bottle, or from a drop placed in the palms of the hands.  Many have therapeutic properties when applied topically, some are excellent for internal use assisting with our digestive health and the removal of toxins.  Caution and proper research should always be exercised before consuming these powerful and concentrated oils or placing them directly on the skin.

The power of an Essential Oil can be amplified by pairing it with a Practice or Intention, such as Prayer, Meditation, or Repeating a Special Mantra.  I also love to use them intuitively when I need to subtly influence my energy as I head out the door to work, or as I go to bed at the end of the night.  Their benefits can be absorbed without even having to try so hard, and they are giving such lovely essences in support of assisting us with moving in to a higher state of consciousness and vibrations.  

They are a brilliant bouquet of Joy to tantalize our senses and restore our minds and hearts to a state of inner Peace and Joy.  

Love and Light until the Next Full Moon will rise.   I hope you gaze upon the Stars and Dance in the Moonlight.

Special Contributions made by-

Meredith Toddre- Tidal Wave of love and insight

Chrissy Lloyd- Spiritual Warrior

Arjun-Guru and beloved teacher

Thursday, March 26, 2020



A plant is a weed only within a certain context; one person's weed is another person's wildflower.
Simply expressed, a weed is any plant that grows where it isn't wanted. Weeds are defined by their tendency to flourish at the expense of a gardener's overall vision, and we tend to battle their presence in our yards. It is interesting to consider, though, that a plant is a weed only within a certain context, which is to say that one person's weed is another person's wildflower. Most of us have pulled at least one dandelion up by its roots and disposed of it in the interest of preserving the look of a perfect green lawn, yet the dandelion is good medicine, packed with healing properties and vitamin-rich leaves that are a delicious, spicy surprise in a summer salad.

In the wild, there is no such thing as a weed because the overall vision is in the hands of Mother Nature, who accommodates and incorporates all forms of life. In nature, balance is achieved over the long term, without the aid, or interference, of a human supervisor. While one plant may prevail over others for a certain period of time, eventually it will reach an apex and then it will naturally decline, allowing for other forms to be born and survive. This self-regulating realm was the first garden of our ancestors, who learned the art of agriculture from studying the forests and fields of the as yet uncultivated earth. In a sense, weeds are harbingers of this wildness, pushing their way into our well-ordered plots, undermining more delicate flora, and flourishing in spite of us.

The next time you see a weed, you might want to look deeply into its roots, discover its name, its habits, and its possible uses. Instead of seeing an unwanted intruder, you might see a healer offering its leaves for a medicinal tea or its flowers for a colorful salad. At the very least, if you look long enough, you will see a messenger from the wilderness of Mother Earth, reminding you that, even in the most carefully controlled garden, she cannot be completely ruled out.