Don’t Be A Cactus

It is hard to hug a cactus – and painful.  Those prickly spines can hurt.  But they also protect the cactus. Have you grown prickly spines to protect yourself?  Sometimes we think we have to protect ourselves – sometimes we take it too far. When we are so protected, we are often also protected from…

Is It Really Water Under The Bridge?

It’s water under the bridge – means we are letting something go – letting something flow away from us that is not helpful in our lives. It is a wonderful visual to use when we are actually letting something go.  Watch the emotions that we attached to the thing flow away – float on down…

Are Your Roots Tangled And Complex?

Roots are important.  But imagine if a tree was only roots; if it never grew up and got nourishment from sunshine and rain. Things happen in the roots as they grow – they become tangled and complex  – and they spread out farther than we think.  Just like our past; our childhood and formative years.  The roots…

More About Respecting Other Cultures

This is a statue in Cherokee, North Carolina.  The lettering on the side of the bear is the Cherokee alphabet.  The bear is a nod to Sequoia, the Cherokee who created the alphabet.  In photos Sequoia is seen smoking a pipe like that one and wearing a loose turban on his head. It is easy for…

Love Of A Garden

Even if you do not feel that you have a green thumb, there are many plants you can grow with very little effort or know-how.  Chives (above photo) is one of them.  If you do not have a yard, you can grow plants and vegetables in containers.  There is a lot of information about gardening online…

Even Our Shadows Are Different

We have things in common.  We are human.  We are on a spiritual adventure here on earth right now.  But beyond that we can be very different from each other.  Even our shadows are distinctly ours. The world is a bright, vibrant place because we are all so different.  We each have unique things to…

Violets Are Blue?

I know the saying goes, “Roses are red, violets are blue…” but I see violet violets.  They look purple to me. We do not always see things the same way.  There was a recent online discussion about the color of a dress.  People saw different colors.  And they argued vehemently about it. Whatever colors you…