Homesteading, Holistic and Heaven

We create our own heaven; it is here… on earth.

With this knowing – I, along with my hubs, have been working towards this ever-so-enchanted dream. It is the desire to build up our little slice of heaven, our homestead, to what we see as sustainable (living) suitable for us. Since this actually varies from person to person (we all have different needs/likes), not all homesteads are going to be the same; however, the core of what they are will most likely be very similar. To be as self-sufficient as possible while working WITH mother earth. There’s various levels of this: from complete off-grid living to making your city-living back yard as farmy as possible! You might be able to have a couple chickens, for example, but NO rooster! 🙂 Hubs and I fall somewhere in-between these two. Mountain living with acreage but currently relying on the power company to provide lights! Maybe one day we’ll be completely solar and wind! I would LOVE that!

We’ve always wanted to have something like this (this workable land) and when it starts to become a reality, it is exciting! We’ve both been country, we’ve both been city. We love where we are NOW and being/living… in the now. I am not going to say that we have ‘settled’ into our surroundings and find ourselves here for the long-haul, because I also know that things change. As I keep walking on the path to my future-self this life here might be… well, something different down the road.

I am okay with that. I know that through the growth and evolution of ones-self – opportunities will arise that have potential to alter your path. Once this is accepted within your heart-space, the possible unknown twists and turns along your life-path are (hopefully) not fought with resistance. It’s why I am fine with the possibility of moving, selling, or being somewhere different. I trust. I also know that my heart will not steer me wrong.

There is a connection that you can continually tap into for your highest Divine guidance. It’s more than just meditation, it also consists of that immediate intuition and that knowing of truth. It can take some practice. Learning your own rhythm and how things feel/come to you is unique, a skill worth developing! From a holistic standpoint – it’s where we are all heading. We as humans (awakening) are going back to our Divine-nature, the core of who we are! We are untethering from the 3D closed-off (and boxed-in) matrix and beginning to learn and understand that we are more than this. Connection, trust, and the innate knowing of our truth and our true soul-path. Not only are we becoming one with ourselves; we are also becoming a higher consciousness collective. It is a holistic-thing because it’s being complete on all levels: individually and globally with Source.

Holistic, by definition is: relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts. Basically, nothing is separate. And when you really begin to tap into the Infinite Intelligence, the Universe, the Divine – one can begin to learn how connected everything really is. Even beyond what our monkey-mind can comprehend! This is when turning inward to your heart-space while be required. For a lot of us – this will take practice as well. We’ve been trained/programmed not to for so long.

I sometimes giggle at the fact that even though I went through some courses to become certified in holistic coaching… no one should have to get certified in this. Maybe the coaching construct, sure… but living holistically? It should be the natural go-to for our overall health, wellness, and life. This is our innate way to BE! Holism should be the consciousness we reside in. Sadly, it is not. It has been chipped-away from us over time, through various ways, with each generation more gets ‘lost’, covered-up, buried, and distracted from, etc. It is nice to see that this is beginning to change and will eventually be coming to an end. We are waking up to: no more and enough all-ready! I guess when things get bleak people really do start seeing the light! 🙂

Getting back to nature on many levels is trending. I don’t know if that’s the right word. Trends fluctuate, come and go; getting back to ‘natural’ is here forever! It’s the new-earth way of living. Living free and wonderfully while teaming up with Gaia – co-creating with her. No more of all this industrial, chemical, toxic, burdened stuff that has been going on (far too long). Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Take a closer look at everything in, on, and around you! Toxic overload is a real thing and it is rampant right now. From electronics and wireless bouncing around and through you all day every day – to your: make-up, shampoo, lotion, dryer sheets, food… and on and on. Geesh, this sounds like ‘hell’!

Making your heaven now is easy. It starts with that one step, that one action. Sounds all cliché and stuff – but it’s true. Starting at the personal level and expanding out to the physicality around you. Easing into a wonderful life is very do-able.

Personally – start with moments-of-silence with yourself. If you have never meditated or done anything like this (for yourself) – start simple. Take a quiet-minute and just ask your higher-self: what do I need to know today for my highest good? And start your practice there. You might not get anything back, it might take a while. Be patient (that right there is a practice for many)! When you continue to practice this every day for even a minute or two. You are developing the practice which will eventually grow. You are developing the connection with higher guidance. Just like any other thing you want to become a part of your life; making the habit and then letting it become part of your lifestyle.

Kind of like working-out/exercise. Building this habit can take some time, a change of mind-set, and consistency – so that it becomes a part of you, a thing you do. And gradually you will want to! You will want to do more, maybe add in some different, even up-level! You will reach that point when you will miss it when you don’t do it. Meditation will become the same level of daily habit (if not more so) than getting your (physical) workout in. You might even find you do them both at the same time! I usually will have epiphanies while in the middle of my work-out! It’s a beautiful thing!

As for an example of your physical-reality and life around you: switch one thing out. Another thing you can do gradually. You don’t have to go hard-core on this. No need to gut your home and bring in all clean, green, sustainable and organic. Unless you want to! This can be eased into. Take one of your soapy-type products and switch it out for something clean n’ earthly-green! Shop local, we hear that one a lot. But there’s shopping local, and then there’s shopping local! Not your local… Wal Mart. Shop your local… farmer’s market. Maybe quit sleeping with your cell phone. Put it to bed too. And in a different room. Do you really need that thing next to your cranium? But it’s my alarm. I never slept with my alarm clock next to my face growing up… it was away from me. And that’s when they were fairly harmless. I find it interesting how people discredit the cell phone as a disrupter-of-health and think they are harmless. Sorry folks, those little-guys are right-up-there grouped with some of the worst. We didn’t have classes about cell phones. They just started barreling into our lives, immediately taking over, consuming us! Eeek! It is the joke about the ‘zombie-apocalypse’ – people constantly on cell phones! Sadly – it’s so true though. Take practice in learning how to be in charge of it – instead of it controlling you. There’s lots of simple clean-ups that really won’t hurt to do. Choose one that is right for you. These little things will begin to add-up and in a good way!

I’ve been in a clean-up mode for a couple of years. Switching things out, learning how-to and making my own (products/foods, etc). I will even start out with that semi-homemade concept. Start the dilution of a ‘normal’ product and mix it up with home-made/organic/pure-clean stuff. Over time the dilution will end up being completely clean n’ green! Give yourself permission to change things out gradually. It’s okay – as long as you are working towards that. Baby steps first, then stick with what you just changed. There is a tendency to revert back. Try not to. I know that stuff-happens, maybe give it another go later. Keep working at it. We really are: breaking an addiction.

My slice of heaven and your slice are two different pieces of pie. I bet they have a lot of things in common though. Maybe free of toxic overload and chemical burden, clean fresh air and water, healthy body, energy, abundance, love, and being at peace with ourselves and peace for Gaia. This sounds good to me. As we work individually it is spreading globally. Keep up the good work everyone… because with practice – living clean will be the lifestyle, being in connection (with our higher-self) will be constant, and Gaia will reward us with Heaven! If ‘Home is where you make it’, so is heaven!

This is an awesome time to start bringing in your new awesome life! We are in the portal of closing up shop in one area (good-bye decade) and opening up to our better-selves (hello 2020). This 12-12-12 (3-3-3) portal will be working with us ‘til the 12-21 timeframe. The energies involved will linger but the intensity of the open portal and gateway will be amplifying all that you are desiring – from your true heart; your heart-space. Set your intentions for your amazing life for the new decade approaching! I’m pretty excited about it! Are you?! I hope so!

BE kind, BE love, BE true! Happy 12-12+ energies! Enjoy! 🙂 ❤

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The 11th

Since the big 11-11 of 2011 we have been blessed with this yearly portal for our continued awakening and ascension. This one is no exception. This one will be more amazing than the last. They keep building!

I know that around that 2011 portal of 11-11 I sensed a noticeable shift within myself. It may have even been before that. Maybe I was becoming more aware. Looking back, at that time, I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly it was. But the following year of 2012, leading up to my actual life-shifting awakening, I feel that my consciousness was most likely preparing. Or maybe my sub-conscious preparing me…

What ever was going on I found myself looking for things to read that I normally wouldn’t choose first. Esoteric, metaphysical, vibrational and frequencies, quantum stuff, Universal laws (like law of attraction for example). Finding this all interesting for sure. What I did with it… not much. Just finding it – interesting. It was… prep work and educational.

Here it is, now, eight linear 11-11’s later and I feel this portal getting stronger with each passing year. I certainly do more than just reading these days. I am looking forward to the one that finally beams-me-up! Hahahaha! 🙂 Seriously though…

This year’s portal – I am giving it the reverence it deserves by doing meditation and some deep inner-work (always with the inner-work). I know that I have already stepped onto a higher-vibrational Divine 5D timeline for myself. I will most definitely be hanging out with my future self and collaborating for the here and now. If this is sounding multi-dimensional it’s because it is! As you open to higher consciousness, come from a loving heart-space, and connect with your higher-self; your ‘team’ of love and light, and with the Divine, Source, God… you are working towards your multidimensional self, your true authentic soul-self. The one-ness.

The fun is just getting started. I still have a LOT of work to do… a LOT! But as I learn, grow and evolve into my next step, my higher-vibration, my higher-consciousness – things have begun to lighten for me in some places and spaces within this 3D world. Yes, there is validation in that. There’s nothing wrong with observing validation. Our human mind loves marking things ‘done’ (witnessed) on its mental check-list. Right?

Happy portal day! This one is going to be super-cool in the fact that we have the Mercury transit/eclipse happening. What a fun layer added to all the energies happening! Take some time for yourself. Enjoy these frequencies, the energies, the Divine love! If you can spend even a couple of minutes outside and/or gazing out at our beautiful Solar-sunshine I would recommend it! The Gaia/Sun connection is powerful and so good for you! The All-of-YOU! 🙂 ❤

Love, Light and Blessings

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Good August

Where did August go?

I think this seems to be a trending question for every month passing by these last couple of years. I may have already stated this fact before, but…it’s true – time is speeding up and in all seriousness: where did August go? 🙂

Outside. That’s where mine went. Out on the property/homestead doing this-n-that’s.

Having a garden showing you every day how hard your work is paying off is such a lovely, fruitful, reminder. Since our garden is a work-in-progress (aren’t they all though?) we have been excited to see veggies and fruits starting to come out of it. Last year was a struggle but it was also the first year for this newly built veggie arena. Yes, the pickin’s were slim; but so grateful for how far we came in one short season.

I am already excited for next year’s gardening! By then we will have already added more dirt and compost. We will be building up the soils, building up the beds, making these growing areas so homey and wonderful that the plants will want to stay forever! 🙂 hahaha!

Yes, gardening is one of my Zen’s. Love it!

August has come and gone but it was a good one, very productive! Was able to get in some fun travels and hang out with our kiddos too! Thanks August! You were wonderful! As summer begins to close-up shop – it’s on to my favorite season: fall! I’m looking forward to it, this year-autumn will be amazing! I feel it, I know it, and I will visualize it for my reality! I should say: I AM visualizing it to be my reality!

And so it is! 🙂 ❤

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Summer… Yay!

Happy Summer Solstice! 

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Stopping in real quick to acknowledge this wonderful portal day!
I will be outside working the earth, this beautiful Gaia, by being in the garden, the yard/the house, and (of course) with the animals! It’s a busy time for me (for us here on our homestead) but I love every minute of it! I do love summer! 🙂

As always – this is a great portal day to be grounded while setting your intentions for your wonderful reality! Bring yourself, attract to you, the awesome reality that you want to be living! Visualize, meditate (not mandatory – but sure does help. Also – visualizing IS a meditation), and actively take steps towards it. These can be small baby steps; and even – take baby steps towards and for the baby step!

Take it easy on yourself and don’t be harsh towards your inner-monologue if you aren’t seeing anything huge manifesting (timing is a Divine-thing). Most of the time it’s the little things. Develop your awareness in all the little things. When you tune in to this – you began to see the synchronicities… then you will develop trust in these. It grows from there! See… what a simple baby step, am-I-Right?? 🙂   I bet you didn’t even realize you were manifesting?

It comes with awareness, tuning in, then trust… You got this!!
Be open to receive the Divine wisdom, the love and the light that already is: you!

Love and blessings! ❤

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3-20 & 21

YES! Happy spring! It’s also the final of the five consecutive zero degrees full moons. Our zero-point!

All I can say is: wow! Wow! What an elevating/invigorating last few months around here. When I say here – I mean… Planet Earth! 🙂

The last time we had a full moon spring equinox was apparently back in March 1981. So… it’s been awhile. I guess it almost happened in 2000… but not quite. In ’81 I was 11… and when I crunch the numbers that would have been a ‘one’ year. It was a numerological year of new beginnings – and I would have not been paying attention to that. I didn’t really start getting into numerology until my 20’s.

At eleven I was living that carefree life of the youth. I was probably riding my bike along the ditch-bank roads, catching butterflies (yes, I had a net and everything!), reading books, and crafting something. Cross stitch and beading bracelets was where I was at as an eleven year old. Being consciously aware of trying to manifest my own abundance was not at the forefront. I was just: doing!

I was doing things that I loved! Doing those inspired actions. If I wanted to go bake a batch of cookies to share with family, I did. If I wanted to paint something, I did. If I wanted to make some jewelry, I did. You get the picture. If the uninhibited compulsion to do some fun activity struck me… I did it. No excuses. I went and did it. If the ‘stuff’ wasn’t there for me to do my main-goal, I went to plan ‘B’. I would manifest those impulsive ‘visions’ in my head/heart in some form or another. That freedom of being the child without (any apparent) blocks and ‘baggage’ was a liberating time (for me). I see it now. I see that there was ‘no resistance’ as a kid.

I didn’t have the built up blocks back then. Yes, they were definitely developing. Hahaha 🙂 I can laugh at it now because I have worked through some of them. But in those childhood moments – I didn’t care. That ‘being in the flow’ was what it’s all about. I am working on bringing this back into my life. I would love reclaiming that point of ‘no resistance’ again. I am working on it, definitely. Because I have a few different areas that I am addressing with myself… with each step of forgiveness, releasing, clearing and loving… I am moving into less resistance. This helps in the letting go and being in flow. I can look back over the last year and see noticeable improvements within my deep, childhood healing.

So… as I work on my childhood, it opens me up to my unlimited potential in my adulthood. That free-flowing, loving what I’m doing, having fun, inspired actions! And spring time has always been a great booster for energizing creativity! For me anyway.

This time around, with this amazing super full moon spring equinox, I am paying attention to the energies. I am also utilizing it probably way better than I did when I was 11. 🙂

Like any other spring equinox… it’s a fresh start, inspiration, newness and adventure! There is that warmth of the sun perking you right up and, yes, putting that spring in your step! On the surface this one might not be that much different. Except (it is!) it has new-energies ‘booster-blaster’ in it to help propel us further in our expansion, ascension, stepping into our truth… to BE our true selves! There’s an energy with this one that can be felt.

I’m totally okay with that! Even my eleven year old self even thinks that’s pretty cool! Keep integrating and adjusting to all these wonderful love-n-light Universal/Cosmic energies that are flooding us! Live from your heart, have fun, and manifest your abundance!
Happy spring and happy 3-3-‘3’ gateway!

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