You are the medicine
Lovely words from Maria Sabina.
“Cure yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon, with the sound of the river and the waterfall, with the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds.
Heal yourself with mint, neem, and eucalyptus. Sweeten yourself with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile.
Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a touch of cinnamon. Put love in tea instead of sugar and drink it looking at the stars.
Heal yourself, with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain.
Get strong with bare feet on the ground and with everything that is born from it. Get smarter every day by listening to your intuition and looking at the world with the eye of your forehead.
Jump, dance and sing so that you live happier. Heal yourself with beautiful love, and always remember you are the medicine.” ~Maria Sabina
María Sabina Alvaro Estrada was a Mazatec sabia/curandera, who lived in Huautla de Jiménez, a town in the Sierra Mazateca area of the Mexican state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.
Dance of Liberation
In a state of awareness, I shall enter into the joyful cosmic dance of liberation...
Number 11 - Harmony, Balance, Being in tune with others.
"You don't get in harmony with everyone by singing the same note."
There are two sides to this card - like most things in life - the two ends of a stick.
One message here is that harmony requires resonance and participation with others, aligning time and rhythm.
When people are out of sync it can result in disharmony, discord and conflict. This musical metaphor can be applied to actions and relationships that require us to live, work and relate to others.
Sometimes a change in perspective is needed, disregarding differences and moving forward in tune with others, appreciating the shared values and the gifts that all parties involved bring to the table. With deft fingers the jester produces a melodic rainbow of harmony, her dress and the musical score sheet also working together to tell the same message of her "delight"...
The other message here is to be aware and notice if you're always making adjustments for the common good. There are occasions when you need to take the lead, marching to the beat of your own drum.
The most important relationship is the relationship with our own self. From that alignment, we can re-calibrate the relationship with others and do an improved dance of co-creation.
By reclaiming our innate worthiness, we open up to abundance in all aspects of life, we create space for what we want to experience, integrating it into our life.
Our relationships dynamics can be a learning experience, reflecting back to us what we are cultivating or needing to cultivate more within ourselves, which shifts how we relate.
~This card is from the Oracle of Visions.
An interview with guest don Miguel Ruiz Jr on Guy's Guy Radio.
Full of beautiful insights and inspiration.
I wish for you...
moments of inner peace
moments of joy
moments of connection with your essence
quiet moments for appreciation and reflection
moments to dream about your deepest desires
moments of clarity about your next step
moments of comfort in faith that your path is unfolding perfectly well.
Happy Solstice! Happy holy-days!
Blessing the moment
Tuning into myself.
Not resisting. Not competing.
Inviting clarity, satisfaction, joy.
Blessing the moment.
Trusting the higher power.
Noticing the thoughts I am entertaining.
Noticing when they feel good and inviting more of them.
Noticing when they don't feel good and learning
to let them pass or gently redirect them.
Everything on the path is the path.
With the twists and turns, life feels rich.
I am choosing alignment...
alignment feels like love,
it feels like satisfaction.
My power is in the now.
Not yesterday, not tomorrow.
I choose love over fear.
Connection over rejection.
Authenticity, Intention, Inspired attitude,
Creativity, Discoveries, Gratitude, Faith.
They support my wellbeing.
Remembering my worth, my place in the cosmic plan.
Here I am...
Alive. Blessing this moment.
*Photos from my trip to Hawaii (Big Island)
I would like to invite you to take a few moments to reflect and look at the beliefs you have about yourself. Perhaps this will require more than just a few moments, since we are talking about ingrained beliefs, but notice what comes up when you answer this question:
Do you feel that you are enough the way you are, or do you feel like you always have to prove something to others in order to feel worthy?
We are conditioned by our environment that we are not good enough the way we are, that we always need to know more, that we need to do more, that we have to perform in a certain way in order to have value.
Isn't it insane to live our lives with this belief?
This feeling of not being enough can spill into our personal relationships and our choice of work/jobs. The pressure that we always need to know what we’re doing next and what we’re doing with our lives can be very limiting to our expression and block us from living in flow.
Sometimes we just have to sit with the unknown. It doesn't mean giving up on our dreams and desires, but simply being open to how it will come about.
We also don't need anyone's approval to feel whole, to feel enough and worthy.
We can choose to see ourselves in our wholeness, and that is a practice. It means that we might need to ignore other people's opinions and perceptions about who we are and what we should be.
This past month I spent many many hours communing with nature - walking on the beach, watching the waves, the birds, smelling the flowers and touching trees. These solo moments in nature allow me to just be, as I observe its perfection and contemplate the sweetness of life. It’s especially helpful when I am going through something challenging and need to feel more balanced and replenished. To me, nature is medicine.
If you feel inspired, I encourage you to take a moment for yourself (daily) to contemplate being enough and truly give yourself permission to feel it, to remember your essence.
Don't wait for anyone’s validation or understanding of who you are.
The universe adores you but it cannot yield to you differently than how you feel about yourself.
You are enough.
Life is precious
My grandfather used to whistle songs everyday, when he was working on his crafts or coming home from the farmers market. That's a sweet memory I have of him.
I often feel his loving presence with me and then I whistle a song to lighten up and feel joy, or to soothe myself in a difficult moment.♥
Watching birds play in nature also reminds me we can start a new day with a song, no matter what yesterday was like. 🎶🎶