Love: the Force of Nature

Love is a Force of Nature.

“If you find yourself struggling against the tides of transformation, meet and match the resistance from the heart. An open heart keeps the wisdom within flowing, giving us access to our greatest strength and resource: Love.”

Happy New Moon and Blessings on your New Beginnings as we Journey into 2017! The above quote is from a NATURA Journey blog post Into the Dark with an Open Heart, emphasizing release and the waning moon energies. So, why is Love our greatest resource?

If we think of the many facets of life as different and diverse threads, Love is the force that weaves each individual strand into one great tapestry. Love is the mystery glue that binds and holds us all together. It is Love that unites two lovers. It is Love that births Mother and Child simultaneously. It is Love that keeps the family coming home. The love between fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, and friends of all kinds, keeps our world turning. It is the love we have for ourselves that keeps us moving forward, taking care, giving life our best.

Love is not limited to the human experience. Love encompasses all of life in ways we cannot imagine. You can see it in a dog’s smile. You can hear it in a cat’s purr. You can feel it in a welcoming embrace. All creatures, great and small, have their own ways of loving. Love is a force of nature. It is the force that creates life and feeds the world. It the force that gives us strength when we have none. It the source that guides our hearts back home. Love is the resource we cannot live without.

Anyone who has ever suffered a broken heart learns the hard lessons of Love. When we have it, life is a glorious dream. When we don’t, it can feel as though we’re dying inside. You can see the glow and radiance beaming from those in love. Love is vitality. Love is life force. Love is our greatest resource! It is love that will transform our world from fear, control, and greed, back to love, freedom, and generosity.

How? Through our open hearts!

Here are 5 ways you can begin to open your heart, keep it open, and let Love as a force of Nature flow through you.

  1. Recognize when your heart is closed.

Some sure signs of a closed heart start with your attitude towards yourself and others. Are you blaming, critical, and pessimistic about life in general? How do you react towards other people’s happiness and successes? Feelings such as anger, jealousy, resentment, guilt, and greed are all destructive to the heart and health, blocking the flow of love from going in or out liked a damned-up river going dry. Be mindful of your self-talk and whether it falls into the “hurts” or “heals” category. Also, notice your posture. A closed heart can often be indicated physically by slumped over shoulders and a caved in chest as if carrying a heavy burden. If your heart is closed, don’t worry, it’s a natural part of life and learning.

  1. Learn and Discern.

Try to discern what feelings or experiences may have caused your heart to close. This could be anything from major losses to minor disappointments. Don’t judge or demean your feelings or the reasons behind them. Listen closely and honor your heart no matter how trivial any heart-wounds might be. It’s important to determine the cause of the closure so we can learn how to protect our hearts in the future. Ask your heart how it can heal to open? Be patient. Let the heart be heard and when you have your heart’s answer for healing act upon this wisdom. You may find yourself needing to release your burdens, forgive, or discover new ways to nurture your heart. This can be anything from allowing yourself to mourn, calling a good friend to hear you out, journaling, going into sacred space for ritual, taking time off to nurture your heart’s needs, dancing, creating art, or the like.

  1. Gently coax your heart open.

Create a sacred space and healing environment for yourself. Let your heart know it’s safe to open. It’s said that one of the best ways to receive love is by offering it first. Practice giving from an open heart. You can start by giving to yourself. Talk yourself up, take yourself out, treat yourself right. Then, start giving to others. Give a smile, a compliment, or a helping hand. Give patience, kindness, and understanding. As we give, we receive. You can also begin to gently stretch you heart center open physically. Open your heart to the heavens, roll your shoulders back and down, free your heart from a caved in chest. Let yourself breathe into an open heart and notice the fullness of life. You can also practice heart-opening yoga postures such a cobra, sphinx, camel, bow, wheel, wild thing, and dancer!

  1. Notice when….

Once your heart is open, or opening, notice your heart’s reactions to life. Be mindful of the good feelings and experiences that keep your heart blossoming open, feeling safe, nurtured, and in the flow of love. Celebrate and cherish these times with love and gratitude. Also, notice those that shut you down, turn you off, or create those harmful feelings that close the heart. When you feel destructive feelings such as anger, rage, fear, jealousy, self-doubt, or pity, remember what these emotions do to your heart and health and work on releasing these energies with care. Honor whatever triggers and challenges arise as teachers giving you lessons you still need to learn.  Value each lesson as a way for you to discover the medicine and healing your heart yearns for.

  1. Be a Force of Nature

When we recognize the heart as the portal for love to flow in and out of our lives, opening the way for us to both give and receive love, keeping our heart open in today’s world is no small feat. It takes practice, deep listening, surrender to our emotions, inner awareness, and consistent self-care. It takes trust in the universe, faith in one another, and forgiveness beyond reason. However, when we recognize that love is a force of nature and one of the greatest resources we have, we should be more up for the challenge. As you live with an open heart you access the love that permeates our world, you begin to see and feel it, not as romantic love, but as a force of nature that keeps the sun shining, the rivers flowing, the flowers blooming, the bees buzzing, and the birds singing. It is this Love that keeps our hearts beating and breath flowing, it is the life force within us and around us, and the more we open to it the more we become it. Be a force of nature!

Love, Natural Mystic

 

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Wild, Witchy, Woman

 

She’s a Wild North Wind, mean with the men

Always coming round again, like a bear to the den.

She’s so Witchy and Wild, a Women Untame

She’s a face with no name, it’s all Beauty no shame.

Witchy and wild, so witchy and wild….

Witchy, witchy, witchy so witchy and wild.

Born from the Beast, Sent for the Feast

Here’s a lil-bit of taste of a Wild Woman race.

“She-devil” they called Her!

“She-devil” they claimed!!!

“She-devil” they said,

And prayed in Heaven’s name…..

Goddesssss, So Dark and Dead,

Rising from the Earth, and her flower bed.

She’s breaking the law, flowing icy and raw,

Carving thru the land, like a glacier in thaw.

 

She’s a She-Devil, Wild Woman, Witchy and Wise,

She’s Dancing with the Dark, in her lover’s eyes.

Heart’s raging, Fires thunder,

Sparks Flying the Tide is High….

Here the madness of creation as she cracks the sky.

She’s rising in the night, face is changing with the moon,

She’s the bud in bloom, bursting thru the cosmic womb…

Open up to the ancient prophesy,

Listen up now as she speaks thru me.

From Life thru death, she’s born to be…

Part of light and life.

She’s the dark you see!

She’s a She-Devil, Wild Woman, Witchy and Wise,

She’s Dancing with the Dark, in her lover’s eyes.

Look at her face now change from black to white,

She’s a wild, woman witchy sight.

Here how she howls,

She’s the wolf and loon,

Crying for her lover.

She’s the sun and moon.

She’s witchy and wild, a women untame

She’s a face with no name, it’s all beauty no shame.

She’s the She-Devil, Reborn from the tomb,

Resurrected from an unearthly doom, and she’s here in this room.

BOOM BOOM

“She-devil” they called Her!

“She-devil” they claimed!

“She-devil” they said,

And prayed in heaven’s name…..

She’s the butterfly and maiden, she be flying free

Woman. And Wild.

She’s the mother fucking prophesy

Saying “You can’t burry me!”

She’s the garden and the secret,

She’s the snake that holds the key,

Witchy and Wise She’s our destiny.

So bow down to the Lady, and just let it be.

Pray Goddess, and Earth, and all of Nature too,

Will you dance with me so Wild and Witchy Free???

From Life thru death, She’s born to be…

Part of Light and Life, She’s the Dark you see!

“She-devil” they called Her!

“She-devil” they claimed!

“She-devil” they said,

And prayed in Heaven’s name…..

Heaven is Here on Earth and She’s a Wild-Witchy Woman…

Heaven is here on Earth and they call her “She-Devil”…

Heaven is here on Earth and She’s your Mother, Daughter, Sister…

Heaven is here on Earth and she’s in the room right now….

Witchy Wild Woman….

Darkness, Destiny

Witchy Wild Woman

Love is our Prophesy…..

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NATURA’S Tribal Council

NATURA’S Tribal Council

This group is for the Wild Ones,

The Light Ones and the Dark Ones.

This group is for the Free People,

The Tribe of Countless Colors and Boundless Flavors.

This group is for the Global Leaders Rising and Risen.

For All the Wise Men and Women.

For the Healers and the Indigos, and the many Starseeds.

For the Warriors of the Heart, and Protectors of our World.

This group is for the Sages of Old, and the Yogis Anew,

For the Wandering Witches,

The Crazy Shamans and their Spirit Helpers too!

For the Gypsies and the Misfits, the Dancers and the Weavers,

The Mystics and the Dreamers.

For the Musicians and Magicians.

And the Radical Revolutionaries,

For the Faeries and the Poets,

The Prophets and The Priestesses,

For the Monks and the Monkeys.

For all the Creative Spirits and Creators of Destiny.

For the Ancestors and Legends who foresaw the Love Prophesy.

This is for all our Brothers and Sisters,

Righteous Kings and Queens,

Loving Mothers and Fathers,

and for the Wisdom Each One of us Brings.

May we Bless and Be Blessed.

May we find mutual support and inspiration thru shared visions and experiences.

May we Realize our Full Potential as individuals and as a collective.

May we Respect and Value our diverse and unique perspectives.

May we Celebrate and Create!

May we Live and Let Live!!!

For Freedom, For Fun, For Everyone!

We Are the Tribal Council,

We Are READYYY, We Are One,

See Us Soarrrr, Hear us Roarrrrrr.

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She is the Moon

As Grandmother Moon dances into her fullness may we see the infinite reflections we create in the world. Like the ocean reflects the stars light and like the moon reflects the sun, may your spirit illuminate mine, and theirs, and may we all shine brighter together. But let us not forget the need to become one with the dark at times, to face the unseen, and to trust the darkness that we are born from again and again, like grandmother moon herself.

Lunar wisdom reflects the cycles of light and dark, life and death, self and other, emptiness and wholeness. Constantly in motion, rhythms and waves surround us and in essence are us. Yet, this is not a great becoming. It is the realization that we already are. We are whole and complete, despite being unseen and one with the darkness at times.

She shows us time, from one cycle to the next.

She shows us space, growing full then waning into crescent.

She shows us movement, with the ebb and flow of life.

She reflects the great fire in the sky,

but not at the expense of her love for the dark and the stars light.

She dances. She is the moon.

Born again and again, her light guides us through the night.

She pulls on the oceans within us, the rivers around us.

Grandmother Moon, I see you and I feel you too.

 

 

I Am the Bird and I am the Feather

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Dancing through time and space in perfect harmony,

taking on infinite forms,

Being boundless. Being free.

Creating and destroying, I am both unity and duality.

Yet always loving, no matter how fierce I must be.

In one moment that lasts forever I am both here and I am there,

a Goddess, courageous and clever…

I am the bird and I am the feather.

I fly to you now, through this poetry,

an expression of our truth and the Goddess within me.

May we sing, may we dance,

may we live each moment thru

the Goddess that breathes us all,

with hearts burning true.

Sun and Moon

clip_image002_thumb4Sun and Moon. Staring at me.

Sun and Moon. They’re all I see.

Sun and Moon. Dancing through the galaxy.

Sun and Moon. Lovers for Eternity.

 

Sun and Moon, birthed a star so bright.

Sun and Moon, they raised and Earthly Sprite.

Spiraling through the atmosphere,

Sun and moon loved their child so dear.

 

Sun and moon. Sun and moon,

And all the stars above.

Sun and moon sun and moon…

Survive on nothing more than Love.

 

We are their dream we are their children.

Sun and moon, We’re sun and moon’s stars,

They birthed one and then a million.

And now we’re a shinning zillion.

 

Star children, from another realm above.

Star children, living on pure Love.

We are all elements, stirred in all directions.

Looking at Ourselves in infinite reflections.

 

We’re Star Children from Sun and Moon.

Star Children, born from Earth’s womb.

 

 

 

One Home Together Forever

Not long after I started writing this blog I woke from a very disturbing dream. It was after I’d published my second post “Love without Light: Reclaiming the Heart of Darkness.” It was the kind of dream that wakes you from your sleep and lingers through the day. The kind of dream that makes you question and wonder, and ask why?

I was back in my hometown in Naknek, Alaska with my sister and her new baby, behind the wheel of my Dad’s old Toyota land cruiser. My sister held little Sara wrapped up in her arms. I was backing up, checking the rear view mirror, putting on the breaks to slow down. I stopped to shift gears and felt the tires stick, the sink, then sink again about two feet. And then we went under completely. We were swallowed into the Earth in an instant, mud pouring through the cracked window. We panicked. My heart sank, and then softened. Accepting our fate. I pulled them both in close to embrace in love, and then I woke up.

I revisited the dream several times throughout the day and even sent my sister a creepy message. It wasn’t until the evening that I started putting the pieces together from the topics I’d been exploring in my writing: Our Home, the Earth, Darkness, Dream Seeds, Family….Love without Light. That was it. The dark and dread of my dream put me there and I felt it. The three of us in the depths of the Earth’s belly, letting go, embracing only love. We would transform our fate. And now I wonder, what would we become?

One. One Loving Tree.

Home. Where three Birds Fly Free.

Together. We are the Roots and Wings.

Forever. Loving Eternally.