I pulled this book out today because I’ve been grappling with using my voice and wondering if my voice is even necessary in this moment. My heart has been asking me to share for days, ah, but not my words, someone else’s words. Sometimes as brutal as it is, it feels like a powerful honor to let your heart flood with compassion and understanding of someone else’s lived experience. To let tears of injustice wash through you. In that moment of the sacred refusal of “not mine” there is exquisite understanding that true healing encompasses freedom, breath, water, dignity, safety for all and that we have a long way to go. For each other. Honoring is a powerful tool of Love. I remember first reading these words and rereading and then rereading again. I spent hours with just these words and I did again today.
“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams kicked to death by time. That is the life of men. Now women forget all the things they don’t want to remember and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.”
#zoranealehurston #blacklivesmatter #blackwriters #blackvoices #unity #justice #compassion #listening #service #georgefloyd #antiracism #understanding #breath #breathissacred #jesusflippedtables #love #revolution #evolution #honoring #holdingspace #thedreamisthetruth #shinethelight #dontletevilhide
Feeling the light after my very first breathwork experience with the truly beautiful @erintelford__
It has been calling me for years and I kinda tried here and there to answer, but it never quite landed, until today. I’ve done yogic breathing and kundalini breathing, but it wasn’t quite like this! Spirit has been whispering to me to embrace a practice that would release stuck energy from my body. I began working with quantum energy and I do love to dance! I have a sacred nature and prayer practice, and it seems there is an even deeper way in that opens more potential for all of those things. How could it be any other way, of course. The Breath!
At first the breathing felt scary and uncomfortable, then downright terrifying as it began to tap into memories of sitting with my parent’s last breaths. I wanted to stop, slyly tap zoom closed and none would be the wiser, Then just when I thought I couldn’t go on and I was going to be swallowed by pain and the tightness over my heart, instead, the wave took me. The great ocean of spirit held me and I understood something beautiful about those last breaths that is too difficult to put into words here. I knew the session wasn’t over but I fell into profound bliss as my fingers tingled and third eye buzzed and I looked up at the trees, bathed in light, breathing with me. It was surreal and I couldn’t take my eyes off of them. They wanted me to really understand, to FEEL, you cannot achieve this with your mind. This power. This energetic movement. Wow, wow, wow! Happy to say, this will be part of my daily practice. I learned a very valuable lesson. There is as much potential to uncover bliss here in the breath as there is to reveal pain. I don’t need to be so afraid or to hold my breath anymore. I’m so hopeful about what this practice can facilitate in the way of healing anxiety and holding patterns. Thank you Erin. 💚
#breathwork #thebreath #spiritwork #quantumenergy
#thetreesspeak #thepath #itsajourney #layers #healingwork #quantumhealing #trustinspirit
✨ Hummingbirds are tiny shamanic healers and powerful teachers. Their medicine, often tied to sweetness and joy, has always felt deeper and more potent to me. I had a dream healing once and the hummingbird hovered over my third eye for what felt like the entire night. If a hummingbird ever flies close to you, the vibration is something you won’t soon forget. They are awakeners. They are somehow of this world and beyond this world at once and their medicine feels very similar to owl medicine. There’s an intensity, a fierceness, a luminosity and mystery. There is a vibratory match in my heart to both of these guides. I am so thankful for great animal spirits all around me. .
#hummingbirds #hummingbirdmedicine #wingedones #owlmedicine #animalspirits #animalguides #beautifulcreatures #birdlover #hearthealing
all the energies
of the mother
Happy Mother’s day to all the beautiful, wild, wonderful mothers in my life, human mamas, fur baby mamas, mamas to be, and all the powerful, inspiring creative women in my life. May the divine mother’s fierce loving energy be so deeply felt by you today and always.
I don’t know a better way to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday that plants and honors trees 🌱🌲🌳 than having my PR assistant Paco 😽 help introduce my new book, The Trees Speak. Trees are magical, and it’s for them, and to honor the healing support of Mother Earth, that I wrote this book. A whimsical tale about the spirit of giving, reciprocity and the beauty of a grateful heart, this book speaks to the power of deep listening and making offerings. Beautiful Liv ✨ @kontomble_medicine ✨ this book has lived in me for so long, but truly came to life when I learned from you how to make offerings to the trees, my ancestors, the winged ones. Thank you. 🙏 This practice has enriched my life by giving me another way to communicate with spirit beyond prayer. I have loved nature since I was a child, and although this practice is profound, for me it feels light and pure. It fills me with joy sharing it with my son. Praying and offering incense over the bones of our broth. Filling the bird baths with fresh water. Seeds as an offering. Honey as an offering. Flowers as an offering. Food as an offering. Love as an offering. Writing as an offering. Our hearts as an offering. ♥️
I’ve joined with @onetreeplanted 🌱 the sale of a book will plant one tree. Happy Arbor Day! Preorder link in bio.
#childrensbooks #naturebooks #treelover #treehugger #naturelover #gratitudebook #offerings #motherearth #arborday #thetreesspeak #plantatree #onetreeplanted #farmrio #prettydress #treesarelife #thebreath #breathe #prayer #spiritspeaks #ispeaktospirittoo #ancestralhealing #ilovethewoods #hikelife #ctoutdoors
I had a dream a few weeks ago of the most beautifully vivid, colorful, and luminous butterflies. Except in my dream, I knew they weren’t butterflies, they were moths. The moths were flying around the branches of a tree. Some would land on a leaf, turn brown and disintegrate along with the leaf itself, while the others flew around in colors that were mesmerizing. The imagery in the dream stayed with me. A few days later I was finally illuminated when the card, Lolo, came flying out from the Earth Warriors oracle deck. The message is, Stand in the light. On the card is a Madagascar Sunset Moth. They have iridescent wings that refract light and they flit from flower to flower sipping sweet nectar. They are known to be the most beautiful insect on earth. I’m so honored to now have the moth on my altar as a guide and to help me remember that dream visitation from a creature I never knew existed.
#standinthelight #sunsetmoth #altar #lakshmi #ourlady #divinemother #mothmedicine #lolo #earthwarriors #altar #earthwarriorsoracle #motherearthmedicine #messages #dreammedicine #dreams #spiritspeaks #animalspirits