Celebrating The Song Of Summer
Now summer is in flower and natures hum is never silent...
In his “Shepards Calendar”, Poet John Clare recalls that buzzing song of a summer day: “The green wood fly and the blossom painting bee are never weary of their melody...”
Today, I invite you to celebrate the song of summer, for natures hum is never silent. Where do you hear it? From the early morning calling birds? the june bugs on the screen? the rippling of a brook?
It is summer. In the yard, baby bunnies munch on new grass…
May Meditation: Plant Your Garden
It's a time to reconnect to the earth to yourself. I remind you as you enter a state of stillness to simply breathe. How blessed are we to breathe to live. So feel it. Feel the sensations of those breaths. Feel how your body responds to each and every breath. Feel your clothing brushing up against your skin. As your chest rises and falls, feel your ribcage open expand as you breathe in to allow your lungs to fill with precious air.
Feel the release as you exhale. Become hyper aware of what you ar…
Spring Paleo Cobb Salad
This fresh spring cobb salad had loads of greens plus the goodies you love in a Cobb salad! You can add your favorite cooked protein to make it more of a meal, or serve as a side salad. The tangy sweet honey dijon vinaigrette pairs perfectly!
Author: Michele Rosen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
• 6 slices nitrate free bacon cooked and crumbled *see my method for easy oven baked bacon
• 12 asparagus spears woody ends removed
• 2 teaspoons olive o…
I bring to you today a meditation for the beautiful month of April (you can listen below):
As you prepare for this meditation, please do just that. Prepare. Take time, get outside of the chaos around you work your day to day life. This is only a precious moment of time that can rejuvenate our souls lift our spirits and allow us to prepare for the coming months. April is a time to get ready for Summer.
Spring rain falling until the ground is saturated. Just stop for a moment. Soak it in. The sp…
Spring - Awaken Your Senses Meditation
As we get ready to change from winter to spring, I wonder what is the first thing you notice?
The initial signs of spring may be subtle. The sunrise is a little earlier and climbs a little higher into the sky. But then I look to the tree line. I see the slight orange and red thickening of the first heart buds along a melt off runnel in the woods. The skunk cabbage emerges fully formed from under the snow at a still half frozen vernal pool. I hear that duck like croaking of the wood frog. And th…
The Long Winter’s Nap
The Long Winter’s Nap
When the days get shorter and the nights get long, do you find yourself turning inward? To Hide away. Hibernate. Seeking Rest - Calming, Deep Relaxing Sleep. The Long Winter’s Nap.
There are times, when we all need stillness. We need to find Silence. We need to separate from the rhythm of our daily lives and find peace. Winter is upon us. Curl up in your cozy spot. Be warm and safe, waiting for the long night to end and the light to return. Unhurried, snug, sheltered away…
The Discipline of Gratitude
The Discipline of Gratitude
Thank you. It’s that simple.
Thank you for taking a moment from your busy day.
Thank you for noticing.
Thank you for caring.
Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness - we feel it when we receive kindness of others - in whatever form: gifts, help, favors, or generosity of spirit. And that moment of gratitude cascades
into more and more positive emotions. Gratitude helps us to relish our experiences and to truly savor the moment.
On the path to self realization, in ou…
Today, we'd like to share a gratitude meditation, a way to reconnect to the happiness within.
So for a short while, let's just take some time to relax into the blessings of the season. And with this guided meditation, we bring forth gratitude. And we're going to put all our attention on what we have to be thankful for that a deeper level, time to reconnect to the happiness that is literally a part of our inherent nature. The truth is, gratitude is a natural thing for most of us in this autumn s…
Today, we bring you our Winter Meditation of finding peace in storms. Winter is just a beautiful time of togetherness and tradition for many of us. But for others, it can also be a time of difficulty and deep loneliness.
And of course, the days are shorter, the weather is moody, and things are less bright, kind of drab during the winter months. Now this meditation today is about finding peace, and difficult or even trying times. The reality is that it is not just winter that brings difficulty o…
Loving Kindness Meditation
|Self-Oriented Loving-Kindness Phrases|
|1. May I be strong.
2. May I have the power to accept and forgive.
3. May I live and die in peace.
4. May I be safe.
5. May I love and appreciate others boundlessly.
|Loving-Kindness Meditation Phrases for Others|
|1. May you be safe.
2. May you live long.
3. May you achieve what you want and deserve in life.
4. May you have the power to accept your anger and sadness.
5. May you be healthy and happy always.