Dainty Daffodil

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 Dainty little yellow daffodil,
Slowly swaying back and forth,
The light spring breeze drifting whimsically,
Gently tickling the edges of each petal,
As if fairies were dancing from flower to flower,
Delighting in the beautiful blooms,
Rejoicing in Earth Mother’s blessings and love.
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Love and Compassion: Higher Purpose

We all have our own truths to discover in whatever way is necessary for our higher selves.

One thing to keep in mind is that no answer is ever truly wrong, just different than what you hold to be true.

        Ever heard the phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”?  🙂

There is a level of wisdom in being able to take a step back and say, ‘hmm..I never saw it that way’.

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Judgement is a human vice and it is one of the biggest hurdles we have placed in front of ourselves within this life, next to greed and hatred.

Don’t judge anyone because they always seem to be carrying negativity.  They are either a mirror image of something you don’t like within yourself or are learning their lessons at a different pace than you.

Do what you can to uplift and guide this person but not at the expense of your own happiness.

Sometimes people cannot be helped because they must learn to help themselves and you must learn to see this in situations.

We are responsible to love in this life, not to judge.

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Only once you have fully embraced love in all aspects can you begin to truly understand this life.  


Your heart is essential.  Let it grow, and it will provide warmth for the entire world.

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No one can ever tell you how to feel or think, these things are both entirely in your control.

Not a soul on this Earth can force you to be angry or sad, you have chosen to react in those ways.

Instead of examining all of the negative possibilities when a situation arises, why not instead try to examine all the possible positive outcomes.

We must control those sorts of reactions and remain centered in love.

Manifest your own happiness.

You are the only one who will be held responsible for the outcome of your lives in the end.

There is a lesson in every interaction we have on this planet, whether it be that we learn to accept another’s beliefs as their own, or to learn a new concept for ourselves…all truly boiling down to you learning who you are as a person and as a spirit.

Butterfly Shadows

Sometimes all it takes is a day of complete silence to realize that you really need to deal with those shadows in the closet. The mind is a wonderful and powerful tool. I say this not with negative inflections but merely as a silent observation of self and a realization that all things must be addressed, not just the easiest and most obvious things that push their way to the surface.
 
In most cases, the easier to handle shadows are merely a subconscious way to hide those deepest in the dark. In essence, you have a lot of work to do and it is a struggle to keep yourself from being pulled into the abyss of ‘nothing can change’ or ‘I just don’t know what the problem is, I must be broken’. Nothing that is broken is beyond repair, even if it is that you must find a new purpose for the broken pieces.
 
Everything has a purpose in this life, dark and light, and we must make room to respect and cherish both sides equally. One cannot be ignored or pushed aside if we desire to be in balance. Know that you are not alone as we all have our own shadows to come to terms with, and some may be more difficult than your own. Trust in yourself and do not judge, caress your inner child and let him/her know that it’s okay to turn the light on in the closet, the monsters are not quite as nasty as they seem.
 
The baggage weighs heavy on those that continue to pack away their shadows and never address them; heavy shoulders and heavy heart. Do not allow yourself the ease of pretending those things don’t exist because some day, in some way, you will have to address it and it may not be quite as easy or pleasant to look at then. Know that the best thing you can do is to slowly begin to unpack that baggage and know that those who hurt you in the past cannot continue to do so in the present unless you allow it to eat at you. It is a choice, it always has been and will be.
 
Forgive yourself and forgive all others, knowing that we all need to be healed but some are in need more than others. Let the resentment, fear and hatred that fills your heart be replaced with respect, strength and love. It is not an easy path that you chose, but it is your path, none the less. Pick yourself up and light your own way, you can’t expect anyone else to do it for you.
 
 
A butterfly cannot live up to its potential if it is kept away from the spring meadow with its nectar sweet flowers. 
 
Do not restrict yourself so badly that you never get to experience the meadow.
 
Love yourself enough to learn what you need to flourish with excitement and joy in your life. 
 
 
Spread your uniquely astonishing and beautiful little wings and fly with exquisite wonder and grace.
 
Peace and love to all.

"A Time to Talk" by Robert Frost – Poetry Insight

~ A Time to Talk ~

 

 “When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground, 
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.”
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Nothing should ever be more important than your friends and family that you brush them to the side, as though a chore could take priority over having a joyful moment in conversation with them.  In these days of constant work work work, remember to pause for those closest to you and share in many moments of joy and laughter.  You’ll find it’s one of the best remedies to feeling drained and exhausted!

Explorations of the Heart | My Mission


My life has been a challenging journey so far, but I honestly wouldn’t want to go back to change one thing about it.  Each hardship endured, each goal and achievement reached has made me the person I am now, in this moment.

Admittedly, for awhile it seemed that the whirlwind of negativity was out of control.  And I believe that it probably was, at least for a little while.  Failed relationships, broken hearts, stress and loss from every perceived angle.  It was very easy to play the victim for some time.  Without those experiences though, I would never have truly understood how difficult it is for someone suffering from anxiety, depression and PTSD to simply relax and be present.  To struggle in remaining spiritually in tune and even to meditate for more than five minutes.  When any unexpected noise jolts you from your focus and throws you into a terrorized fight mode.  To jump out of your skin over something as innocent as a car door…heart racing, hands shaking, irrationally fearful that someone is going to attack you.  Some days you just pray for an end to it all, in whatever way is necessary.  Those that haven’t been through the experience will never truly be able to understand it.  So for that, I am thankful…another layer of compassion activated, a new and unique way to understand the suffering of others.

Thankfully we are surrounded by loving soul sisters and brothers to remind us of our divinity and strength.  To shine a light in our darkness and gently guide us toward our truths.  I am so grateful for all of these souls, even the negatively perceived ones, because we learn so many valuable things about ourselves that way.

The biggest lesson I’ve come to is that you must always be 100% transparent and honest about your feelings, especially in a romantic relationship.  You can’t bottle all of your feelings up or try to mask yourself to fit other’s perceptions and expectations of who you are or who you should be.  If you don’t have any love or respect for yourself, you can always expect that others will disrespect you.  If you never set any boundaries with others, they will always be crossed.

The only way you will ever be with the right person, the one who will really help you reach the stars and stretch beyond all your limitations, is by being who you truly are and allowing them the same.  Being kind but truthful.  Embodying everything you love and hold dear on every step of your path, never faltering because of someone else’s opinions, but doing so from a place of love, compassion and honor.  Knowing that your thoughts and words 100% dictate how your life progresses, the people and situations you attract, puts the power of positivity back in your own hands.  The power to direct your life in a direction that makes your heart expand, your soul stretch and your feet dance.

This life is full of joy, love and peace because that is who we are, if only we will remember with our hearts instead of our minds.  We can only truly heal one another by understanding and empathizing with other’s feelings.  This is my purpose in this life…opening the doorways to hidden feelings in order to heal and cure the physical manifestations they’ve become.

I believe there is no single true way of healing, no “cure-all”.  We are all multifaceted and multidimensional beings requiring different techniques to heal our complex souls.

I believe a powerful healing combination exists amongst the herbs, teas, crystals, scents and colors.  Because of this, I am also a bit of a dabbler in many healing techniques.  There are so many wonderful gifts on this beautiful planet of ours, each having a uniquely divine purpose and message to share, if only we open our hearts to listen.

I am also entirely open to learning and receiving new methods of healing.  With that said, this is the beginning of my new blog.

The reason I called it ‘Badgers Blends’ is because badger is my totem animal.  Amazing creatures that fiercely defend their home (Earth), very wise in the ways of herbs and
plants, as well as highly observant, inquisitive and aware of it’s surroundings at all times.

I would like this blog to be a haven for open discussions of natural healing thru subjects that feed the heart and soul.  A fantastic knowledge base that people can refer to so that all may reap the benefits of nature’s healing wisdom.  The insights I share will likely be very raw but full of truth and love in the hopes that it will reach others and heal the parts of their hearts that have been sealed off from the world.

So please, come sit with me, have some tea, and listen to the whispers in the trees.