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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Healing

There’s no doubt that as we work on ourselves we can have physical issues arise. Some new ones, some chronic and older ones. Maybe they aren’t really a-rising; they have always been there, nagging at us in the back ground.

Like me, there are many of us that have/had serious injuries. Recent or maybe one we have acquired in our youth. Regardless of when we got them… the lingering pain can be real-feeling. The energy work being done (if you are utilizing that modality) might take a while. There might be blocks that are blocking a block! Things can sometimes be super-deep, layered and covered with emotions, other people’s energies, programming, etc. Moving the energy and healing physical pain doesn’t always happen over-night.

My back injury (acquired from my NDE) has been coming to me, a lot, lately. I want to heal it and it wants to be healed.
This particular injury has many layers involved. It is: super-deep!

Becoming spiritually stronger within myself, building trust, and know that looking at this (injury) from all angles; to really see what is there for me to learn, acknowledge, forgive, love then release… is many processes. As I work on my layers I am also working on the layers within this one ‘story’.

It is – a story. I know I can change it and I am working on it. I also know that because of the complexity it will take some time (linear time). 🙂 I am prepared for that. I mean, I have been walking around with back pain most of my adult life… so, what’s a little longer (as I clear/release it), right?

In the meantime, while the (deeper) work is taking place, the assistance in curbing that physical pain/reminder is necessary, needed, appreciated, helpful, required… etc.

I have turned to CBD (cannabidiol). It works.

As a ‘healer’ – I am living that cliché saying: healer, heal thyself!
Very familiar with this one. We all need to be healing ourselves… healer or not.

There are times in-between the energy moving, releasing; and then the integration and assimilation of all the work done, where (physical) pain-relief helps. It helps lighten the physical reminder it’s there; it’s moving, it’s transforming and/or releasing.

Within my lifestyle there are seasons with more aggressive physical-labor moments. We really are ‘working the land’ at our little piece of heaven. The spring through fall time can have some brutal moments of really calling on my back and spine to be there for me! Yup, I thank it every day! I thank my spine and back for being strong, supportive, having endurance and stamina. I appreciate it. I also love it, send it love.

That is also part of the work, deeper work. Sending it a constant reminder that I love, appreciate and am grateful for it. For all-my-body really.

So, back to this CBD stuff.

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I researched the-heck-outta-this new, but not new, healing-helper.
What a beautiful, amazing plant put on this earth for us to utilize when needed. For many of us, it was taken away, banned, deemed evil, and not legal in any way shape or form! Geesh! So harsh!

The history of the cannabis and hemp is actually quite interesting. I won’t get into all of that here, that is not what this post is about. But if you really want to discover its purpose, doing some internet searching will take you… probably all over the place, so be selective! 🙂

Ancient plants are here for a reason. They are here to assist, help, nurture, feed, and heal us.

CBD is one of the various forms of the healing nature of the hemp/cannabis plant. Some believe that hemp was one of the first crops ever cultivated. Recorded throughout history – a vital plant for us humans, no doubt. It’s been vilified (for Americans at least) and the long-running smear-campaign against this Divine plant had tarnished it… until now!

As the world wakes up, we are waking up to all the ‘truths’ that have been hidden from us. As a group consciousness we are connecting the dots and putting our puzzle back together.

I love plants! I always have. Even as a kid begrudgingly working the garden plots with my dad. I hated the prep work and wanted to get right into the watering seeds to watch them grow! I appreciate the prep-work now, I just didn’t understand that as a kid. I also appreciate the time and persistence my dad had with me when it came to garden-time. Were we ‘holistic’? Back in the day, it’s just how we lived. Natural, growing our own, making our own, etc. Super-centers just didn’t exist.

I am mentioning this because even though I fell away from the ‘natural’ world throughout my 20’s (ahhh, the 20’s! We do a lot of things we probably shouldn’t) I started to circle back in my 30’s. Here, finishing out my 40’s, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Plant power is a beautiful thing and I am glad to see it begin to shine again.

Where I was wanting to go with all of this is that:

I love plants! Healing and medicinal plants will and are making a come-back.

CBD and the myriad of healing properties contained in the hemp/cannabis plant will really start to come to the fore-front as we learn more. As we become more educated ourselves (about medicinal plants in general), we also become more accepting, understanding, and ready to heal the past. Even though there have always been studies going on regarding this plant, we are at a new threshold of studying this plant! If this makes sense. If 1988 was the discovery of the cannabinoid receptors and early to mid-90’s was the endocannabinoid system, then we really are… just getting started here! For such an ancient plant, we don’t know very much about, the potentials for discovering more hidden secrets of this amazing plant and what it can do for us – is exciting.

As we return to our roots and desire the natural way of living (on many levels/in many areas) being ‘holistic’ will return to being the way it was… just living, being, doing, growing, making, eating, healing and so on. It will be – how we live, in general. Naturally, organically – repairing the land, rebuilding the land while we are working it, utilizing it.

Working with Gaia; no longer will we abuse her and not take care of her. It’s team work and community, unity, and connection(s) – with Gaia and with ourselves. The new earth is of love. ❤

As my fall-time, here, is about getting things buttoned-up for winter I am thankful for the garden I was able to have this year. We prep it for its winter slumber and will see it again in the spring. When we do, it will be all about natural prep, organic prep… this includes putting my back-into-it.

And I, for one, will be ready for heavy days with my CBD topical and balms. 🙂

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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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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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May

Did I just pass an entire month without writing anything?

I think I did! This month sped by me and here it is… the last day(s). It’s okay though. It’s been a super-busy month and not blogging anything is absolutely forgiven! 🙂 hahaha

It has been a month of getting things going, or done, around here. Many projects along with the balance of a few family outings and enjoying nature – or a cute little coastal town. I feel like the physical labor (of homesteading) has taken up most of my days these last few weeks. And rightfully so. I am trying to get my garden prepped and plants in! The growing season is short here. Some days I feel like its all prep work just in time to pull it all out because we creeped into fall.

Anyway… summing up the month of May: it was good.

I haven’t been noticing anything ascensionly-major, within my earthly realm, to really take notes on. Hahaha… is that even a word? Ascensionly? It is now! 🙂   I know I have been so physically busy outside and then exhausted by the time bedtime rolls around I am either: not noticing or I am noticing – but it seems kind-of normal to me now. It’s not a big deal and I keep carrying on. I would consider that – good integration. I recognize, allow, apply, integrate (maybe not always in that order)… and keep moving on while I am working in my ‘world’. It’s all good, yes, very good.

I have to mention, that this month – I have really enjoyed listening to body healing guided meditations while I am passing-out. I am loving these things. Playing them right off that good ole you-tube. I’m sure there are other ways of accessing these – but that is the route I am currently using. Kindle + you tube app = a wonderful meditation while falling asleep!

There’s a good reason why I am choosing the body healing. I need it! On all levels. From actual physical ailments (of injuries), current hormonal fluctuations (perimenopause), to the daily beatings I am giving my physical body right now (gardening/shoveling/digging/lifting/hauling/work-work-work). I would recommend these to anyone looking for some calming healing body talk and re-assurance. I do feel like I am getting some good sleep. And we all know that good sleep promotes better all-over-wellness.

There’s an array of people offering some great meditations on that platform. And I am thankful/grateful for all those that are offering their amazing talents (for free). Thank you to those of you doing this. Love and gratitude goes out to you! There’s more than body healing, the variety is practically endless. Need a calming or an enlightening meditation? Click on over to the you tube and listen to something. Meditation isn’t just that stereo-typical yoga-pose and absolute silence. It has evolved and it can be guided. If you just want music with no one guiding you … there is that too. Binaural beats, solfeggio, higher frequency tones, shamanic, and even angelic – it’s like being a kid in a candy store! So fun!

My current faves are: Unlock Your Life, Meditations by Rasa, Steve Nobel (The Soul Matrix), Progressive Hypnosis, Om Shaanti… just to name a few. There really is something for everyone!
Get your ear-buds on and happy meditating everyone!

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Chickies!

Is it spring yet?

Ummm….

For us, the farm-life ‘season’ (or year) doesn’t seem to really kick-off until our baby chicks arrive. There’s just something about these little babies that symbolize the start of the ‘new year’ for us. Maybe it’s because we only see miles and miles of white snow for months and these baby chicks are the spring-time ray of sunshine! Well… whatever it is…

Snow or not… here they come! And you gotta be ready for them.

So, this is what we are doing this week. Prepping for and then receiving our bundles of puff-ball joy.
Our baby chickens arrived this morning and this initiates the starting our year of farmin’. Was that redundant? Initiates the starting?? I must really mean it then! What’s funny is that I keep writing and leave it! Ha! 🙂

Anyway … Since we still have a couple feet of snow hanging around – these little guys will be sheltered inside until two things happen… one: they are big enough and have some feathers (or starting of feathers), and two: the snow has melted. At least enough to either provide bare ground or close enough so that we can provide some clear ground for them. I’m guessing it’s going to be a couple of weeks.

Keeping these little ones warm, dry, free from dangers, well hydrated and fed; along with clean bedding, is what you want to aim for while they grow. I am also always hoping that they all make it too. There is always that little ‘percentage’ of possible loss/mortality rate. I pray for healthy, strong, vital birds!
The brood-box is set up pretty nice and these guys have plenty of space while at the same time – warmth, food and water. It’s probably considered primo-real estate (in the chickie world).

Getting the babies nestled in their new digs can start the chain-of-events for all the other things we need to start doing in preparation for the year. Coops and repairs, building what can be built in the garage (while snow melts), and seedlings in the windows. Until we come out of this snow-fest (it did snow just 2 days ago… so, spring is not quite here yet) it will be indoorsy projects.

🙂

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