When weeding isn’t weeding anymore!
Yesterday when the person who had wanted dandelions didn’t show up to harvest them, I decided to go out myself and get started. An area that was originally grass had become weed filled when I let the neighbors invasive Saint John’s Wort move in. Digging up never-ending weeds has been a challenge and now I felt lucky to have someone who wanted to harvest the dandelions.
As I began digging I noticed wild onions and had to stop to taste them. Then I began to separate them from the weeds along with the dandelions. Then came the baby thistle, then the plantain and finally the fennel. Weeding wasn’t weeding anymore! It became a gathering experience. Each one had to be tasted periodically too.
Once washed and laid out to dry the volume was appreciated. A small 3 x 4 foot patch reaped a table full of greens for tea’s, salad’s, oils flavored vinegar, poultice’s and creams. Well, actually too much was eaten. The first harvest and I couldn’t get enough.
When this gal I mentioned earlier came by to pick up her dandelions, we stood chatting. We began eating the leaves off the Saint John Wort and that’s when it hit me. What I hadn’t been able to see that is. What I did see caused much angst and I was blocked from seeing the treasures that were actually there. They were not hidden, I just wasn’t able to see them! My focus was on my kids, business and time. I told myself I didn’t have time and yet needed it to look a certain way for my business. What a loss. I imagine now, had I shared this knowledge with my kids they would have had real-time with me and learned something more valuable than doing chores. So busy being busy. Ouch!
Renee is an appreciative and proud mother of two young adults. One child introduced her to the experience of unconditional love and the other to the inner power and beauty of being a woman!
Seeds of Intention for 2016
~ Part 1 of 3 ~
- Planting seeds of intention for 2016
The Fall Equinox shifts us into Natures cycle reflecting Personal Change. Entering into the West is the best time to plant the seeds of intention for the coming year ~ 2016 ~.
This is the time to check in and reflect on what has and hasn’t worked in this past year and letting go of life’s clutter.
A time of inner thanksgiving and harvesting.
In this three part series you will explore how to clear inner space to make room for new growth using intention so that you are filling your experience up with what you do want. NOT with what you don’t want! Each weekend will include guided mediation and fun activities to combine mindful contemplation, with movement and creativity. Become introspective in a fun light-hearted way without dogma and the heaviness of effort. Rather begin to discover how to reduce the effort of living! Made even easier with Natures guidance…..
Breaking our 2016th year into three parts we will explore our nine life areas, hopes and dreams and begin to co-ordinate them within the cycles of Nature, as follows.
Autumn – West – Introspection
Winter – North – Clarity
Spring – East – Awareness
Summer – South – Heartfelt Action
Enjoy exploring how to create a better tomorrow that begins with expanding awareness in the support of the natural rhythms of nature.
Weekends – 1 @120.00 each
Oct 24 & 25 – Nov 28 & 29 – Dec 19 & 20
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Harmony of Life – Walking the Beauty Path
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