After A Hard Winter Appreciate Spring

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Where do I begin.  We have had a rough winter here. We even had more snow last night here–quite a surprise again.  I know Mary has this message for us specifically and our other friends out there still dealing with winter.  As spring develops and winter finally bids us farewell Mary wants us to focus on appreciating the positive aspects of the spring season such as the beauty of a new spring flower.  Don’t be so bogged down with what has happened in winter that you  forget to enjoy the positive aspects of spring and the rebirth of Mother Earth and us as her children. The flowers are from my garden last year.  The snow will eventually melt and we will see the beauty of this year’s blossoms.

And this is According To Mary!

Be Kind

DSC_1481Today’s message from Mary is to be kind to one another.  As a kid I remember the beautiful songs of the 60’s that talked about being kind to everyone. I sang them happily and tried to practice kindness myself.  Sometimes we forget and get busy with our life but a little kindness goes a long way to making the world a better place to live in.

And this is According To Mary!

Take Up A Musical Instrument

DSC_6810Mary’s message today is pretty simple she wants everyone to take up a musical instrument. She wants you to know you would enjoy instrument playing. Music puts us in a higher vibration and playing one is so much fun! I luckily was exposed to the piano at early age by my mother and a music system at school before budget cutbacks so I had so many options growing up. I rarely refused any chance to learn a new instrument or sing in a choir. I loved learning them and singing so much.  I had a difficult childhood and I didn’t know it at the time they helped me stay positive. I have loved playing music and singing  over the years. I am now teaching Scott to play an instrument for his 50th birthday. He cannot believe how much fun it is too. You forget your problems of the day (I can attest to that) and time stands still. You do not watch the clock. Recorders, harmonicas and ukuleles do not cost must to try. Don’t worry about perfection and just have fun with it. Check out you tube–lots of people are posting their learning experiences there.

And This Is According To Mary!

Turn Technology Off When In Nature

DSC_4589Mary’s message today is all about turning off your technology when in Mother Nature. How can the trees calm you, the ocean heal you  and the breeze of the wind make you feel better if you have your technology on.  Scott and I have always gone to Mother Nature to calm and heal ourselves even before we met each other. We just found such healing and comfort in nature. We are the last age group that remembers what is was like before technology—going to the beach  without your cell phone or walking in the woods  with no smart phone to check.  What is so important that it can’t wait a half an hour. Leave your device in the car or turn it off. Scott and I only take his cell phone for car emergencies. It is usually off.  When we are in Mother Nature we don’t want to be distracted. We are heading to the ocean this afternoon for a walk on the beach and Scott’s cell phone will be off.

And this is According To Mary!

Watch What We Consume

DSC_1337A while back we were just finishing a nature walk in a city park when we noticed a family waiting with a couple of helium balloons about to be launched into the sky.  We were shocked that anyone in this day would actually use those horrible things knowing they end up polluting the ocean and choking the wildlife that live there. So of course we confronted them as they were doing it. They had smaller children with them so we did it as very peacefully.  Turns out they were celebrating the loss of a loved one. We told them we were so so sorry for their loss but what they were doing was wrong.  The man said it was only a seagull.  I didn’t think of it then but I should have said how does your loss make it ok to create another loss– a duck or seagull. Hopefully next year they will find a different way to commemorate their loss. Mary’s message today is to protect Mother Earth by reducing the things we throw away.  Watch what we consume. So I thought of this story.

And this is According to Mary!

Our Healing Sun

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Mary’s message today is about the sun.  We get a lot of energy from the sun. It is very healing and will make you feel positive and happy. Don’t be afraid of it.  I have  always loved the sun even when the doctors were telling us to stay out of it.  I intuitively knew how could something that felt  so good so beautiful be bad for us.  So I enjoyed the sun my entire life.    Dr. Mercola (mercola.com)  has lots of great info on summer sunshine protocol for different skin types.   He says to find a natural  sunscreen that protects from  both UVA’s and UVB’s,  He also says there is some research showing that toxic sunscreens may even cause cancer.  In our neck of the woods it is winter but don’t let that stop you. Scott and I  get out every weekend to enjoy Mother Nature. The sunny days in the winter are the best because you appreciate l the feeling of the sun so much more. We dress appropriately and just lap up the sunshine. You feel so great afterwards.

And this is According To Mary!

Sound Is Healing

DSC_6820Mary’s message today deals with the Healing Power of Music. Music raises our vibration. The energy or noise coming out of an instrument or voice is healing.   Sound is healing. Playing an instrument or singing is healing.  I have had so much joy from playing musical instruments and singing in my life–I was healing myself from my problems and raising my vibration. Listening to great music is healing too.  Make sure you choose the right music to listen to. Not all music is created equal. There is lots of low vibration music out there.  It was made to keep us down and in a low vibration. Stay away from that. We enjoy Classical, freedom songs of the 70’s, fiddle, and New Age music.

And This Is According To Mary!