I Trust the Flow of My Life

 

Trust is an essential aspect of flowing with the Divine and Dancing between the worlds. We surrender to where the currents take us, guided by our inner knowing.

During this Soul Art Journey, I let creativity guide my hand into the depths of Trust. Symbols of my past and home surfaced into the portal of this expression. First Orca, and then swallows….

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I remember the first time I saw a wild Orca in the Ocean for the first time. I was just a girl, sea sick on a friend’s boat. “Whale, whales,” her family shouted from deck. I jumped from my bed in the bow and ran head first into the cabin’s door frame, knocking myself on to my ass.

Slightly seeing stars, I made it to the deck just in time to see one of the most beautiful visions of my life. A small family pod of three whales cruised along the Ocean’s surface, a Mother and her two young calves.

I was instantly enchanted. I began to dream of the whale, seeing it surface in my sleep, pods of Orcas swimming through the Northern Lights, journeying through the Alaskan Arctic Nights.

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And then there’s the swallows. Another symbol from the roots of where I come from. The seasonal return of the swallows meant summer was soon to arrive. Flocks of swallows migrate annually over vast oceans and landscapes, following the waves of abundance as they come and go with the changing tides.
I too have adopted the ways of the winged ones, guided by the wind, learning to trust the stars.

I now live in Costa Rica, but have migrated seasonally back home to Alaska for summer work. I remember one evening seeing the swallows fly in to the high mountains of Costa Rica where I was living, after having worked a hard season in the Bristol Bay.

 

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The energy of arrival permeated the air. How far had they come? Could they be the same swallows that nested in the banks of the Naknek River I call home? Their power amazed me. I was in such awe of their feat I began to cry. Being able to witness how some paths can align, theirs with mine. And now, here they are again dancing together from Sky to Sea.

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I hope this Soul Art inspires you to Trust Your Journey and the possibilities to let go and Flow with Life!

I call this piece “The High Salute,” please feel free to like and share the slideshow. And if you feel inspired, please leave me a comment on the many ways the flow of Trust reveals itself in your life.

Stay Wild, Hannah

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#flowwithit#orcapower#swallowlove#trustyourwildwisdom

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We Can Heal This

The collective wound is growing. The parasite that sickens our culture is staring each one of us in the face. How are you gonna break free from this hurt? How are you gonna heal from the pain? How are you gonna stay safe from the fear that lives within your own body, feasting on all your worries, slowly taking over your heart and mind?

This is a very real threat. Fear is indeed what cripples us. It makes us weak and it keeps us locked into cages of “security.”  Fear robs us of our power, it creates separation and mistrust, which in turn lead to more harmful parasites.

These parasites work from the inside out. They start in your mind, first as doubts, worries, frustrations, negative thinking towards the self or others, impatience with life in general. Without conscious attention these feelings will begin to grow, much like weeds in a garden, multiplying and getting stronger. Anger, rage, hate, violence, acts of destruction, greed, jealousy, envy, despair…. these are the parasites that sicken our lives, making us ill, making us hurt one another or ourselves.

Each one of us is part of the whole that makes up our human population. Each one of us has healing work to do. Because the parasite has continued to grow and is fed by our current culture through the media, through various forms of entertainment, through the repeating of history that continues to rewrite itself as power over other. Fear is this need to conquer another, the need to destroy aspects of life that differ from our own.

Fear is a killer. And it’s everywhere.

So how can we rewrite history? How can we become the cure? How can we heal the hurt and transform the fear?

First, recognize it in yourself. It’s those sticky icky feelings that we tend to avoid, or drown out, repress, not accept, or just bypass. Rather than ignore it, we have to embrace it. No one wants to embrace the mess in the closet, it’s work. It’s pulling weeds and shoveling through our own shit. But if we can’t recognize the symptoms of a parasite on the inside, we can’t begin the healing journey. And it is a journey.

Second, don’t judge yourself. You wouldn’t judge yourself for getting a cold during flu season, so don’t judge yourself if you’ve picked up the ugly bug. And don’t judge another if they have it. This is an epidemic that’s being fed to the masses. We see it in our day to day societal living, it’s running our very culture and it has us running too.

Protect yourself. Everything is energy, and we absorb everything that comes into our field of being and consciousness. Don’t watch the violence on TV. Don’t buy into the sad horror story repeating itself. Don’t support war, hate or violence in any way, whether it’s in the form of a video game, movie-drama, or government agenda. Don’t feed the fear and definitely don’t eat it!

Instead, take your Power back. Choose differently. Create another option. Trust in life and in one another to do what’s right. Trust that there is another way, and we can create it from the inside out as we heal ourselves. We can bring awareness to the problems fear and separation create. We can redefine what power truly is and who we are as people. We can transform the energy of fear into our own liberation with the simple choices we make every day.

We are the love this world needs right now. We are the hope for healing, for freedom, for peace. And the more each one of us remembers this the greater we become both as individuals and as a species. Humanity has always had a choice. As people we hold unlimited potential. Unbind your power now. Take it back from the fears that would keep you greedy, resentful, jealous, defensive, afraid, blaming another….

We can heal this. We know how. We were born to break free and know love unconditionally. All of us. Together.

Wildness Within

“Wildness is often viewed as a bad thing, a state of being out of control. But this is not so, for it represents the primal state of natural things, beyond the reach of human interference. The Wild is a place of eternal elemental powers, which those who enter may contact. If we return to the wild periodically, either in reality or through an inner journey, we are offered the chance of deep inner psychic renewal. In the Wild, we can contact the ‘Wild Wo/Man’ within us, reconnecting ourselves with our inner instincts. Within the elemental powers of the Wild, the artificiality of the everyday world of human competition and banality is replaced by the possibility of communion with Nature, and the promise of fulllfillment of our true natural selves.”

-Nigel Pennick, Natural Magic
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This Wildness Within NATURA Journey is threaded with core shamanic practices to guide us towards a deeper merging with universal spirit. Discover the many teachers within nature, the infinite voice of spirit and the messages they have for us through the ancient teaching of Core Shamanic Practices. United in ritual and diving deep into our own personal experiences, we learn to see, hear, feel, and know our world in a new way.
Our transformational experience takes us back to the practices of ancient spiritual traditions including ceremony, ritual, interpreting lessons from nature, the shamanic journey, song, dance and story. Prepare to meet and greet the spirit of the Osa Peninsula and her unbounded power while we take an inner journey to reveal our own wildness within. Discover the many teachers within nature, the infinite voice of spirit and the messages they have for us.

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Our practice begins rooted in the eternal present uniting mind, body, and spiritual awareness. We explore myth and archetype, symbols and synchronicities, along with ancient beliefs and traditions. We walk an old path in a wild world, developing witness consciousness as we rekindle all our senses and learn to observe and feel through the lens of the sacred.

We learn to sing our soul song and dance ourselves into empowered ways of being. We interpret the teachings of Nature, guided from within, and explore the many ways she reveals herself to us. We open the faculties of the mind and explore the portals in between. We become the bridge, grounding powers unique to our own wildness within, and embodying them into the here and now.

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Our journey takes us to the secluded nature wonderland of the untouched Osa Peninsula. This is where wildlife rules and we’ll be learning from it every step of the way. The Osa Peninsula is home to at least half of all the species that live in Costa Rica and declared “one of the most biologically intense places on earth” by the National Geographic Magazine! It is home to many of the country’s rare and endangered species including the puma, jaguar, Harpy Eagle and Scarlet Macaw.

The Osa Peninsula is a marine mammal mecca, being home to 24 different species of dolphins and whales, both migratory and residential. It is celebrated as the world’s best, both for whale watching and wildlife viewing. It is here that we begin our Wildness Within Journey, along the tranquil warm waters of Golfo Dulce. We will be diving into a flow of new insights, expanding perceptions and wild discovery as we come to know and experience the essence of the Osa.

Joining a team of local marine-life researchers who have studied the area for years, we journey into the heart and soul of experience itself. Imagine dolphins at play just beside the boat. Feel the swell and blow from whales breeching, surfacing, and swimming with their young. This is where magic is born and bred. This is where the wildness within rises up to breath.

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To the humpback whales of the world, the Golfo Dulce serves as the legendary birthing bowl and protective nursing pool for whales from both Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Whales from the South journey up to 11,500 miles, some of them coming all the way from Antarctica, and can be seen in the Osa from late July to early November. Northern Hemisphere humpbacks arrive in Costa Rica waters around late October and stay until late April, making the Pacific and gulf waters of the Osa Peninusla one of the only places in the world where Northern and Southern Humpback whales co-exist.

With a large chunk of the peninsula forming Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. During our stay on the Osa Penninusla we’ll be joining a research team at El Chontal along the shores of Rincón de Osa to participate and gain insight with their study of the bottle nose dolphins that frequent the warm waters of the Golfito. Besides dolphins at play, we’re likely see the blow of humpback whales surfacing with young since the Gulf’s Caldera has been the birthing grounds and nursery for these gentle sea-giants for centuries.
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After our initial stay at El Chontal Research Center diving into the Colfo Dulce’s whale and dolphin discoveries, we journey onward into the wild to Finca Exotica Eco-Lodge. Finca Exotica is the only beachfront property in this pristine area of Costa Rica, and the closest place to Corcovado National Park accessible by car. Corcovado is Costa Rica’s emerald gem. It is the pristine wild, abundant with a diversity of life, protected and preserved. Corcovado is alive in all ways. She is a land vast and varied, both pristine and rich beyond measure. Corcovado is home to some of the great mysteries of the wild like the Jaguar, Harpy Eagle, Tapir, Ant Eater, many wild cats, various monkeys, incredible bird life, and an array of insects that will blow your mind.

Check out NATURA Journeys for more information and stay connected with our Wildness Within Facebook Event Page. 

Keep it Wild!

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Coming From the Other Side

Oh Mighty Warrior, Oh Chief of All Clans,

Oh Tribal Lord God, Come and Take My Hand…

Help me Understand…

How can we Heal this Land?

Through the mist and beyond the Veil,

From the breath within my bones,

I heard the Wind’s Voice Wail…

“Have Faith in Your Freedom,

Have Honor in Your Heart,

Have Love for the Life Around You.

That’s a good place to start…..”

Oh Mighty One, Shinning on me now,

Gift of the Holy Spirit,

Flame of the Sacred Vow,

To You I Bow. To You I Bow. To You I Bow.

To You I Bow and Beat the Drum,

For You I Sing “Freedom for Everyone.”

As Lightening Strikes and the Stars Shine Down,

I Pray that Love is Forever Found.

I Raise my Head and Heart to You,

I See our Journey is Far from Through.

I Thank You and Offer All my Pride,

You Take my hand and say “Let’s Ride.”

And We Ride….

Coming From the Other Side.

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I Honor You

All those who’ve come before me,

All those who lead the way,

All those who walked and danced and praised the Earth,

So that I could be Here today.

All those whose bones lay grounded,

Who’s ashes have blown away,

All those of my past relations,

Who lived and loved and prayed.

All those whose wisdom swims within my blood,

Even from the ancient days when the World was a Great flood.

All those who speak now, their voices carried on the wind,

Guiding our Direction as we face the Unknown again.

Endless Lineage of Vast Connections,

You Live on Today in Infinite Reflections.

I honor you. I pray for you. I thank you.

Your Voice is my voice. Your my Power.

Your Life my Life.

Eternally Living As One.

You made the way, so that I could be here today.

I Honor You.

Halloween Night

Anything can happen on Halloween Night.

Spirits of old may Rise and take Flight!

Ghosts and Goblins can be summed to fight.

Oh what a fantastically frightening sight!

Bones left for Dead might reclaim their Souls,

Pixies and Faeries might dance with old trolls.

When an offering is made to Honor the Dead,

Step aside and make room for their dread.

Look to the Night Sky and

See the Serpent Sisters straddle brooms.

See them Rise and Howl as they fly towards Dark Moons.

Hear the North Winds Roar, As All Wild Things Soar.

And give freely to Trick or Treaters when they ask you for more!

Because anything can happen on Halloween Night,

You best beware and expect a good scare!

 

She Who Burns

She who burns at both ends.

She who worships the Sun and Moon.

She who belongs to the Earth and Her Oceans.

She who won’t back down.

Rising from burnt ashes as the Flame,

She Burns.

Gathering the Circle, Calling the Guards,

Sounding out Her Call…

She is the Siren.

She is the Wildfire.

She is the Southern Sun burning in the Dark.

A Beacon Beneath the Veils of Illusion, She Burns.

Igniting a Bridge Between the Worlds,

Where the Blaze of Love between Light and Dark Births Life Eternally.

Held in the Fires of Creation,

Her spark Lights up the Occasion,

Her’s are the flames of temptation,

And beyond the Dance of Damnation….

It is She who holds the Fire of All Sacred Desire.

It is She who burns bright Red.

It is She Who Rises to greet the Heat of Passion in the Bed.

It is She Who Burns and She who’s burned.

Burned.

Her ashes carried on the wind.

Burned.

Blown away…..

Burned.

She’s back again.

She’s the Burning Woman in Every Woman,

She’s the Fire You can’t fight.

She’s Lighting up the Night,

She’s in every candle’s light,

She’s Holding up Tonight.

She’s Back and She’s Burning Bright.

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I Resurrect & Rise

From a different space and time I laid the old me down.

I journeyed deep within, far beneath the ground.

Thru the heat and by the drum,

All my parts melted to become…

An embodiment of everyone.

Not black, or white, or red…

But as wild as the living dead.

You could see the inner alchemy painted on my skin,

But couldn’t recognize me as your kin.

I Resurrect and Rise!!!

No longer fearful or tame, living with no shame.

I am Unity contained, Freedom explained,

Life unchained.

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