The Shadow Side of Sunflower

The Shadow Side of Sunflower

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The shadow side of Sunflower asks then, how can I radiate that love, that light, that hope that I feel without casting a shadow on another’s sacred process which only creates a great deal more harm and suffering all round?

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Cultivating a Daily Practice

Cultivating a Daily Practice

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I cannot force and push and struggle to create a daily self-care practice, or create a rigid to-do checklist of items to support it. Sheer will and determination is not the way. Not my way, anyway.  Instead I have learned, and am constantly learning, that I have to gently open and surrender into my daily practice.

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Periwinkle—On the Edge of Growth

Periwinkle—On the Edge of Growth

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It is our nature to evolve and to grow, and it takes bucket loads of trust to surrender to an unseen creative force that is far greater than we can ever know, but that flows through, and desires to be expressed by each and every single one of us.

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Love from Rose

Love from Rose

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I know that whatever happens in my life I can roll with it allI can feel and embrace the joy and the pain because I know they are not separate, or opposite, but are instead the two wings of the same bird, lifting me up and carrying me along.

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The Beautiful Wisdom of Earth's Cycles

The Beautiful Wisdom of Earth's Cycles

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The wisdom the Earth shares, with her cycles of day and night, her seasons, and the rhythm and strength of the moon pulling and pushing our bodies and our own feminine cycles, is a beautiful and multi-layered map lovingly guiding us all.

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Nurturing the Seeds

Nurturing the Seeds

I understand deeply, that what I give my attention too, what seeds I nurture, will certainly thrive. I also know that taking the time to nurture myself, my work and my dreams is very much a reflection of my inner belief of my own personal value and my worthiness in this world.

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Mantra: Beliefs are Everything

Mantra: Beliefs are Everything

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What you say, what you do, and what you think matters. It has the power to affect your physical, mental and emotional well-being as well as your experience of the world around you. It affects every aspect of your life—for better or for worse.

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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

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I am continually surprised (but not really) at the depth of my own personal acceptance of suffering or rather my willingness to suffer.  Of course, suffering is a choice. Pain however, is not.

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Ritual: The Art of Creating Meaning

Ritual: The Art of Creating Meaning

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Ritual is far more than just the observance of specific cultural or religious ceremonies. It is a basic requirement of humanity the world over. It is how we make sense of our lives, and our place in it.

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No More Procrastinating!

No More Procrastinating!

Procrastination, for me then, has come to mean so much more than just the simple act of delaying some activity. When we procrastinate we are actually creating, and building, a gap between our hearts desires and our physical reality, by allowing our ego minds to be in charge...

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Intentions are not the same as Goals

Intentions are not the same as Goals

Intentions come from a deep knowing within the heart and are released to the universe without the mind interfering and without expectation. They give voice to our deepest desires and lead us in the direction of our greatest good.

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The Daily Oracle Card Pick

The Daily Oracle Card Pick

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There are many ways to use the Soulflower Plant Spirit Oracle Deck, but the simplest way—and I like simple—is with a DAILY PICK. This self-care ritual helps build your connection to your own inner wisdom so that you can better navigate the ups and downs of your daily life.

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The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

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I know in my heart that forgiveness of our human-ness, our fragile, beautiful, ugly, imperfect humanity, is the only way to embrace true compassion and love for myself AND others. The only way to truly remember that there is DIVINE LOVE flowing through us all.  

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Be who you is...

Be who you is...

Daffodil says, “Forget about your roles, your costumes, your narrow definitions. I want you to SEE THE LIGHT. I want you to see, to understand, and to feel the Divinity that you are, that you embody. Then view the world through THAT lens!" 

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What is Soulflower Plant Spirit Art Anyway?

What is Soulflower Plant Spirit Art Anyway?

Good question! And to be totally honest I don’t really know exactly—it is many things and it is always evolving—as am I. Ever changing, ever growing, like the Earth herself. 

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On Finding Courage

On Finding Courage

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INSPIRED ACTION is taking action, in the moment, when we know that our creative impulses come directly from source through our hearts. The power of love in action, rather than making choices and creating our lives from a place of fear (pain/scarcity/trauma).

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Daylily Intermission

Daylily Intermission

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It is scary, doing something different. And maybe it’s a bit irresponsible in the eyes of my family and society, and maybe I fear their judgment (and my own) and fear failure and worry about the bills. But when I’m centered and quiet enough to hear the whispers of my heart I know the truth without a shadow of a doubt. And the truth is that I’m heading in the right direction.

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Evening Primrose Walking Me Home

Evening Primrose Walking Me Home

There is an intelligence and order to Nature that we, as humans are always trying to control, and yet we are consistently reminded that, in truth, we have no control. In truth, that vulnerable place of self reflection, is where I am reminded that there is beauty and perfection in all things—including myself.

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Follow Your Bliss

Follow Your Bliss

Aster is not just illuminating the way for me to grow, she is reminding me how. Helping me to gain clarity and focus on how I want to be in this world. How I want to create my life. And how I want to reconnect with, grow, explore and rediscover this playful side of myself that is finally seeing the light of day.

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Time to Bloom

Time to Bloom

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We are all affected by our environments. All products to a great extent of our upbringing, our families of origin, our demographics, our economic status, and endless other labels which we are born with and acquire in our lives. It subconsciously affects everything that we say and do, that is I believe, until we are aware of it. Then we have a choice.

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How to Love Yourself?

How to Love Yourself?

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This is big stuff. Hard stuff, but it is also really very simple stuff. The beauty is that the moment you shine your light of love on all the darkness that you think you are or that you are feeling, the darkness dissipates. This is true for us all. This is the exquisite beauty of being human.

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Soulflower Plant Spirit Oracle 101

Soulflower Plant Spirit Oracle 101

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Oracle decks do not predict the future and they won’t fix your problems for you. What they will do is help you to connect directly to your own inner wisdom, your intuition. Like a mirror reflecting back at you the truth of what’s in your heart.

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Bee Balm - What are you waiting for?

Bee Balm - What are you waiting for?

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What is unique about you and what you bring to the world? What makes your heart and soul sing? What is your heart’s desire? Does this vibration resonate with your outer world and how you show up in it?

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All is as it should be...

All is as it should be...

Once you are aware of the “cage” that you have built to keep you safe and comfortable with familiar outcomes and experiences—even if they don’t fulfill you or support you any longer—can you find the courage to break out of the cage?

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