Twenty Three Thousand Times a Day

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Yes, that’s right we breath in 23,000 breathes of air every day.  I haven’t counted them personally, but I did look it up online.  Imagine how many of those take place indoors.  In your home, in your apartment, in your car, in your office or place of employment, in your school, in a mall.  Just given the way we live our lives the answer has to be “the majority”.

So Mary wanted to remind us to embrace nature. She wants us to seek out those places where the air is as clean and clear as it can be.  Look for wide open spaces.  Look for wooded areas.  Any place where there is a lot of vegetation, or close to water.  Any place that has a natural filtration system.  Fill those lungs with the purity of fresh clean air.  Your body, your heart and your mind will thank you for it!

…And this is according to Mary!

When I’m Smiling…

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…then I’m smiling…and the whole world smiles with you…again, lyrics of a song from yesteryear. But it’s true. It is so easy to let yourself slip and sink into depression, or just simply allow yourself to fall into the negative….and let’s face it there’s a lot going on in the world and even in our lives to take us there.

So this week’s message from Mary is to find those things in life that make us smile…or even laugh…because when you smile and laugh it can take a huge weight off your shoulders. Allow your smile to connect with your heart…take a load off and enjoy a bit of happiness….and then pass it along to those you love and care about.

…and this is according to Mary!

Love is Like a Ship on the Ocean

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The lyrics of the old song from the 70’s popped in my head as I began to write this. It’s an oldie but a goodie!

In a recent message from Mary she showed images of the ocean.  I could see the power, I could see the energy.  I could feel the healing energy that comes from listening to the waves…I could feel the healing energy as the visuals of the ocean gave me strength and brought me harmony from within.  The entire experience allowed me to look to my heart for clarity and love.  I was able to drawn on my heart to feel peace and connect with this beautiful planet.

In today’s message Mary wanted to remind us of the beauty found in nature, specifically water. She wanted us to experience the beauty and healing quality that can be found in any natural body of water, and if you are close by she recommends that you take a trip to the ocean, the sea, a lake, a river….and let your senses embrace the energy that you find there.

…and this is according to Mary!

The Quality of Pet Food

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Today’s message from Mary focused on the quality  of the food we feed our pets  If you can afford it buy a good quality natural product or one from the vet. C was fooled  a few years ago  buying a premium cat food  from the grocery store only to find out the quality of it was gone. Even though it had started out as a good brand to trust it had been bought out by  a large corporation.  And they decreased the quality but still lured C in because of the name recognition  and price.  It cost a fortune so it had to be good quality. C only found out when her kitty got sick and we went searching for another brand of food. A store clerk informed us the terrible food C was feeding her. We felt horrible.  We did find a good brand at the vet’s office (since she is older) which she thoroughly enjoys!

. . .  And this is according to Mary

The Birds and the Bees

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No, we are not really going there…but in Mary’s most recent message she wanted to remind of the love that we have in our hearts.

She wanted to remind us to continue sharing your love with those around you.  It’s easy to hold back, it’s easy to take others for granted…it’s easy to think you have all the time in the world…but yet time goes by so quickly.

So remind those that you love that you do love them so very much…continue to share, continue to help others heal…and continue to heal yourself.

…and this is according to Mary.

The Weather Outside is Frightful…

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…and you are so delightful!

When was the last time you weathered a storm? What type of storm was it? A snow storm perhaps? A tropical storm? A typhoon? A thunder storm? It may have been intense, or it may have been mild, but I think we have all weathered a storm or two in our lifetime.

During the storm did you experience anxiety, maybe even fear? I think that’s normal. And how did you pacify yourself? Were you able to keep yourself calm?

In a recent message from Mary she wanted us to relate our experience of weathering a natural storm, to weathering the emotional storms in our lives. Hopefully we can transfer the coping skills we use during a natural occurrence to what we experience in living the day to day.

She recommends looking inward. Try breathing to help us focus and calm ourselves. Look to our heart for direction, for balance and to help guide us as we work through our problems. If we find ourselves frozen with anxiety, try breathing to calm ourselves and to clear our mind. Use the love within us to help us through the storm. And use the love of others to help comfort us and keep us safe.

…and this is according to Mary.

Just Breathe

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The nice thing about summer is that it is easier to get out and enjoy nature.  The weather is nicer, the days are longer, it’s easier to get around, and in general you just feel like you have more time.  But that’s not to say that life cannot get in the way. You tend to start summer with the best of intentions but next thing you know life is happening…you get busy…there is still stress…and you end up rushing around during the time of year you may enjoy the most.

In the latest message from Mary she wanted to remind us to take time to smell the roses…pet the butterflies…and just breathe. Taking time to stop what you are doing and concentrate on your breathing is very important.  It can reduce your stress level, help you connect more with nature and help ground you.  Ask any Yoga practitioner…they will tell you the benefits of breathing!

Mary showed me images of nature such as breathtaking mountains…a drop of water rippling through a still pond…the hills and valleys of life.  She wants us to take those moments and focus on the small things in nature…or the beauty of the grandeur of nature…she wants us to connect, she wants us to focus, and she wants us to breathe.

It’s a beautiful way to heal and put the challenges of life in perspective.

….and this is according to Mary!