Outside


Yesterday sucked. I started the day fine, and then “people happened”!… It totally ruined my day, and I was mad for letting it get to me. In the evening, I went for a walk, had a little cry, and reconnected with Gaia. I looked at plants real close, enjoyed the tiny ripples on the pond, talked to a cute little bird on the roof, and soaked up the last few rays of sunshine. I took my shoes off, and focused on feeling the ground under each step… And then I told myself that people will keep disappointing me, but nature doesn’t, and nature is always here…
Next time life rubs you the wrong way, go outside. Sit under a tree, look at the leaves blowing in the breeze. Your coworker’s driving you crazy? Go to your car and listen to ambient music while looking at the clouds… During your lunch break, go outside -even for 5 mns!-, turn your face towards the sun, close your eyes and focus on the warmth on your skin. Listen to the noises around you, whether it’s birds or the hustle and bustle of the city… Spring is coming!…

You are HERE. This is NOW. Breathe!…

Peace in the midst of chaos…

One day when I am old (I mean older), I will tell my grandkids -hopefully!- about that year 2020 when I turned half a century old and the planet was hit with a pandemic, thanks to a virus with the name of a Mexican beer. I will tell them about how the world suddenly panicked, and life as we knew it started to unravel…

So here we are, in those “difficult times” as the media put it, and my overthinking brain has been pondering it all… I tend to be anxious, so it came as a surprise when I realized that the main emotion I was experiencing was actually peacefulness.
P e a c e f u l n e s s… How on earth did that happen!?… Now, don’t get me wrong, I have my moments of panic just like anybody else, when I wonder how this will affect us all, how many people will die, how will the economy recover, how do I reassure my kids, etc… But somehow, I always manage to go back to peace and a relative sense of calm (not something I’m really used to!…).

I think a lot of it has to do maybe with how much more in touch with my intuition I have become over the recent years, and how more connected to my surroundings I have become, in a way, how more “spiritual” I have gotten -without even realizing it. I truly believe we are all interconnected and a part of this big “collective consciousness” -whether we see it or not- and I think that what’s happening is a wake-up call. We have been selfish, mistreating others, abusing and destroying our beautiful host of a planet. We’ve been greedy, focusing on growth (the economic kind, not the personal one) and profit, creating a society that revolves around work, where people struggle with stress and are called lazy when they try to slow down and smell the roses. There has been warnings and we have ignored them, now the Universe is saying S t o p!
Everything is coming to a halt. People are forced to stop in their tracks, pause, rethink, adapt to a new -temporary- normal, and re-examine their priorities. It is a good thing, and it was necessary. Yes, it comes at a heavy cost, but it seems most of us don’t listen until we are hit hard or affected personally. I truly believe some good will come out of this, which is why I am feeling mainly at peace…

I know that some people are really worried, and with good reason, because of the “at-risk” population, and because our health system is not ready for something like this. I know my words are unlikely to quiet their fears and make them feel better, but still let me say this: There are others like me, who think that what’s happening is somehow “a good thing” in the great scheme of things. We are praying, and meditating, and putting out Love and Light vibes, and trying to share this sense of hope and peace with the Universe, and I can only hope that this somehow counteracts some of the fear and panic that many are experiencing right now.

Keep breathing in the middle of the storm, the sun will come back eventually. ❤

Dragonfly Fairy


I was sorting through pictures recently -since my laptop has decided that it’s pretty much at full capacity!- and came across those rather surreal dragonfly pictures that I absolutely adore!
I was waiting for my daughter in the high school car line last year when I noticed weird shadows on my dashboard. I looked up and saw there was a pretty red dragonfly hanging out on my car antenna! I quickly snapped pics with my iPhone -and through my not-so-clean windshield- before she got a chance to fly away…


She looked so much like a little red fairy kissing her lover that I had to crop the pics to take away most of the antenna… ♥️ Still amazed at my luck to have caught this magical moment…

Distance Reiki

I love REIKI! What I love even more is sharing it with others. 🙂🙏🏻✨ I have decided to start a monthly distance Reiki send-off. The principle is simple: if you want to be a recipient of distance Reiki, simply write your name in the comments section (or through private message if you’d like).
Saturday, MARCH 7TH, I will go to the park, connect with nature, and send everyone some Universal Life Force (Qi). Because I like little life rituals, I will write the names on little pieces of tissue paper folded as little boats and release them in a lake afterwards (from what I have researched, tissue paper should be safe for wildlife, and it is highly biodegradable.).
Love and Light. 🙏🏻💖✨

Review: by Humankind Mouthwash

One of my goals has been to reduce plastic waste, and I am always looking for natural products for beauty or cleaning, so I was intrigued when I discovered this mouthwash that comes in the form of little effervescent tablets.

I love it! It’s so nice to have something that doesn’t burn your mouth while still giving you that “clean feeling”! 🙂 And it comes in multiple flavors…

https://byhumankind.com/products/mouthwash

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3 rules for happy Tulips

 
 

Spring is almost here and tulips are showing up everywhere… If you enjoy them, following these 3 rules will ensure they look their best and last as long as possible…

1- Do not fill the vase with water. Tulips fare better with only their tips in water, so keep the water level to between 1 and 2 inches (Of course remember to check every now and then and add water if the level gets too low.). If I remember correctly, this helps the tulips stay upright. A lot of water will cause “drunk” tulips that bend down out of the vase…

2- Add some copper coins (pennies) in the vase. This will ensure that your tulips stay somewhat closed (as on my pictures), instead of opening up like daisies with the heat.

3- Pierce a little hole through the stem with a needle, right under the head. This will allow any air bubble trapped in the stem to escape so the flower head can receive the nourishment it needs. (that also helps with roses).