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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That was quick!

September… is over already?!
What? Didn’t it just start last week?

I know that by January I will be saying things of: man, could this month drag-on any slower? It is speedy the last half of the year; at least for me, it seems. Everything is cumulating from August ‘til Christmas! Keeping things in a busy state.

It’s all good though and I have nothing but gratitude and love for all the blessings – all the time!

It also seems that September was full of energy shifts. Shifts that are helping those that are in the awakened state propel a little bit more forward. That lovely nudge to help further you up your timeline. Depending on where each individual is at, the energy (received) was just-right in helping do what needed to be done. Since no two people are at any identical level – the energies, frequencies, and all the Divine goodness that we are receiving is received appropriately (individually/for what you can handle). If this makes sense.

What I have been noticing, personally, is that I need to get back into being in my body. To be here, on Gaia. I’ve been floaty and flighty this summer. I will admit – there have been many times where I am completely checked-out and probably looked glazed-over (to others). I giggled about this … because you would think for someone who is out on Gaia every day (garden and farmin’) that I would be… really grounded.

Yup, you can be out workin’ the land physically but not being mentally there. I suppose this is true for many things one could be doing physically while their mind is out gallivanting the Universe and wanting to be somewhere else. More often than not, I do catch myself in the ungrounded states. There is probably various differences of being floaty. I know that mine can be way more than just a mind-wander or day-dream… I know I can be totally checked-out and off Gaia!

Oh the fun! So… this month, September, I was bringing back more grounding meditations for myself. Spending some time tuning in, being with my core, my vessel, my ‘reality’. I’m only guessing here – but I think that as we evolve and some of us are stepping onto our higher-self timelines and learning how to navigate beyond the 3D – there is a lot of us floaty-peeps out there! We are in a different kind of ‘dazed and confused’ state; not a ‘70s kind but a new earth kind! 🙂

So, to take note on myself and get back into my practice of being here and there at the appropriate times… I have set my intentions for October. To keep being here (at least during the day! hahaha) 🙂 and continue allowing integrations of love and light, new energies and frequencies. Once you agree and allow to start doing this (integrating energies) – there really is no stopping! It becomes – you! I will also be doing more grounding on the new earth grid (Gaia) while BEing in joy and happiness – working towards manifesting my higher-self timeline.

It sounds like a good time! 🙂 We are here to have fun after all! Stay in the joy, love, and beauty!

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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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Procrastination

On this energetic day of 2’s…

I just wanted to post a quote that became an instant favorite of mine.

It’s from Abraham Hicks, and it just resonated with me… it brought a smile to my face; as those who know me – know I can be a chronic-procrastinator. Well, maybe ‘chronic’ is too harsh of a word because it’s not all the time. I have moments or blocks-of-time where I seem to be more procrastinating than others. I’ve even openly admitted this in my writings here.

Procrastination, in my life (and probably for most), has a 3D label surrounding it: ‘lazy’. I always found that to be an irritating way to try to describe something that one just doesn’t have the deepest desire to do (right away). It’s not like I don’t want to do it… it’s just that I don’t have the energies to deal with it at that time (whatever that may be). I have always had an interesting relationship with ‘procrastination’ and I know this is part of my healing journey here.

My inner-knowing has always been letting me know that… it just isn’t really that important at this time. While those around me – the ones who think time is actually real (thinking linear) – feel I should be getting all things done, and getting them done yesterday! 🙂 I don’t let their issues with procrastination bother me. Because, really, it’s also about perception of what procrastination is (individually).

So, yes, I know this is ‘self-inflicted’ and I’m working through this area/issue – while I work-on and clean-up my childhood wounds. And… as I do-this… the quick little quote from Abraham Hicks explains it well:

What is the definition of procrastination?
It means: I can feel within my energy sensor that this action is not in perfect alignment at this time!

**Nailed-it! 🙂

All things Abraham Hicks can be checked out here:

Enjoy! https://www.abraham-hicks.com/

The Lull of January

I usually have a tendency to say: wow, where did ‘that’ month go? But for some reason… with January, I don’t think I ever say that.
It’s usually – man, this month is just dragging-on! So… slow!

I know it’s because we have those brutal, cold, grey, buried-under-snow kind of January’s. I’m sure that if I was a winter-time outdoorsy, activity, kind of person – I would just be loving this month. It would be endless fun! Thus making the month seem like it went by in a flash.

No… I am not a winter-time kind of gal. Not my favorite. Spring, summer, and fall – yes, please! And to be even more specific: summer that is transitioning into fall! Just love that ‘pocket’ of time… there is something about it that feels wonderful to me. Maybe it’s the harvesting, canning things, making things… just… love it.

For many years I had kiddos heading back to school in September and that developed into another (different) ‘new year’ kind of vibe for me. When they went off to start their new-year I usually tried to do the same. Many times it was taking classes myself or starting something new. Getting into a new craft, or project, or if it was a super bountiful garden/harvest year – there was canning and having fun with recipes, etc. The difference between these two ‘new years’ tends to be: the fall is a more active and hands-on; where in January, the actual calendar new year, tends to be more mental and visual/organizing of thoughts and goals.

The winter tends to bring on that cabin-fever feeling, a little bit of hunker-down and stay inside. Even though I have projects I could be working on, I can feel a little slow at getting up the energy to do those sometimes. Not enough daylight? Probably. Burnt out from months of holidays? Maybe.

But back to January… the one thing I do like about this month – is that it is a start of a new calendar year. This, in itself, brings on new plans, dreams, aspirations and intentions for the rest of the months to follow. I find myself doing a lot of visualizing and day-dreaming about some things I’d love to see happen – or get started. Fresh vision board(s), loosely listed goals with bullet points, setting intentions to work on (or build up) a new (good/healthy) habit… there’s a lot of dreamy but organizing thoughts going on right now.

When February starts – and gets rollin’ – I feel like it’s one more month until spring! Although there are years, here, where spring doesn’t come until May (ouch! but true). So, it’s the little mental game I play with myself – to just keep ticking off the days of dead-winter until I see the grasses of spring. I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this; there’s a lot of us non-winter-types living in places maybe we shouldn’t be. 🙂 I gotta admit that lately, I find myself, dreaming of a more southern location to reside during winter time. Hmmm… maybe I should get that up on my vision board! 🙂

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