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.
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.
Mary communicated once again the joy of having pets as loving companions. The purr of a kitty when you have had a bad day, a walk on the beach with your dog or watching a new puppy or kitten play themselves to sleep—all joys of having pets. Mary wants us to love and appreciate these creatures of Mother Nature. They are her creation for us to enjoy and love. They have a beautiful energy of their own and raise the vibration of your home. Raising our vibration creates a happier home. Just try it and you will experience the joy too!
In a recent message from Mary she showed me footprints. The image represented someone on their journey. She wanted to remind us that we are all on a journey and all at different points within our own unique path.
It is so easy to stop and look at others on their journey and judge and criticize others. The thing you have to keep in mind is that we are all learning our individual lessons, and we are all at different points in our journey. How can you expect someone else to know what you know if they are not travelling the same path?
I guess what I’m saying is that it is easy to judge others without really knowing where they have been, where they are going, and what lessons they need to learn. Our higher selves have chosen the lessons we are learning at this point in time. We are constantly learning…and constantly growing…so instead of judging, we should be sending love…just be love…it’s as simple as that.
Understand that that others may be nowhere near where you are on your journey…it could be years for them to learn what you have learned…or maybe they will never get there…they have a different path to take And if there is a way for you to help others on their journey then great! If not, that’s ok too…
Some of you might remember those lyrics from a Dianna Ross song back in the 70’s….but Mary wanted to remind us that we are on a journey. She likened our journey to taking a train. Sure a plane will get you there quicker, but where’s the fun in that:-)
The message was not suggesting that we travel by train all of the time, but it was meant to remind us to embrace the journey and learn from it. Think about the things that you would benefit from travelling by train. Think of the experience…the view…the time to reflect…the conversations you could have with loved ones or friends…sure the trip would take a bit longer, but there would be a calmness to the journey. You would have time with yourself…you would have time to think…you would have time to learn and grow.
So as we travel through life, don’t forget to take this reflective time…think about your journey…embrace what you have learned…and apply it…you are on this trip for a reason….it’s not just the destination…it’s about getting there.
I hope it’s a beautiful day where you are. It is here. The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful and so are you…some of you might remember those lyrics depending on your generation Our plan for this weekend is to just go out and embrace the sun…just soak it up…the sun light…maybe even the moonlight (actually I’m not even 100% sure where we are in the moon cycle…it’s been such a crazy and busy few months). We are just going to draw on the energy of the sun and heal ourselves with its warmth.
…anyway Mary wanted to remind us of how important it is to draw energy from the sun. How important it is to get out there and recharge your batteries….clear your head…refocus where you are right now…take the time…take the moment…draw on that energy and let it wash over you…let it ignite your passions….let it wash away the crazy and fill your heart with peace and love…reconnect with the sun and the moon and all the nature in between…connect with the earth, the stars and the sun…use it to heal and use it to guide you…love your life, love yourself…the beauty that is you!!!
…and this is according to Mary!!!
What do you see? Think big picture here. In a recent message from Mary she did just that. She showed me images of this great planet of ours. She showed me beautiful mountains….she showed me majestic forests…she showed me babbling brooks, calm lakes, and the spender of our oceans….she showed me images many animal who we share the land, water and air with. She showed me creatures that live in our forests…on the open plains…in our lakes, river, seas and oceans…as they fly though our skies and perch in our trees.
She wanted to remind us that we live in a fragile world…that we are in partnership with other living creatures…yet at the same time we have the biggest impact. There’s not much that our terrestrial roommates can do when we make a mess of the place…so it’s up to us to keep our earth neat and tidy…clean…free of toxins and pollutants.
Mary wanted to remind us to do what we can to reduce, reuse, recycle…or do without…at least put some thought into what we use, what we eat, and what we clean with…find natural alternatives …do some research maybe…you’ll feel better about yourself, your planets, and you’ll feel good about how you helped out your neighbours…even if they are not human!