Just a few updates on a sunshine and snow filled day!
It’s Good to be Alive, Right About Now
For most people I know, 2017 got off to a slow start, but then the forward momentum snapped like a rubber band. Lots of people, myself included, started new creative projects, and others have redecorated or embraced cleaner, higher vibration foods, as well as new exercise programs. I’ve lost track of how many people started rebounding after I wrote about it in my “Shaking Up the Energies” post. Bouncing, especially to fun and/or sacred music, really does get that lymph flowing and gives stagnation the old heave-ho.
The following Andy Grammer song sums up the shift of energies for so many people, and, coincidentally, this would be great for some dance-rebounding.
New Book in the Works:
Completing my Permaculture Design Certificate also opened space for me to begin a long anticipated book project with Catherine Grace O’Connell. We’re co-authoring a book on recovering from Lyme Disease, and I finally got to start on my end the second week of January. We’ve now got a working outline, lots of notes and some chapters already written. We’re both looking forward to this joint project, which addresses healing Lyme Disease in ways we’ve not seen done before.
I’ll be sharing the concepts and techniques I’ve find most effective in helping my first husband recover from Lyme Disease, as well as the many, many Lyme clients I’ve helped since posting my “Healing Lyme Disease” article in 2009. Catherine will follow each of my explanations with stories of how she personally interpreted and embraced each step and how that played out in her own healing. We have no idea when we’ll finish the project, but my cosmic scheduler and muse must have both heard my oft repeated intentions to make January a writing month. Things are flowing well!
Kalamazoo Birch Grove and Imbolc Blessings
David and I have continued our fun adventures in Kalamazoo. We go there so often, we kind of feel like we live there — dining at all the vegan friendly restaurants, getting fresh juice (at the Earth Fare juice happy hour!), shopping at the wealth of organic and health foods stores, and enjoying bookstores and music galore. We love it all, but especially the trees. On January 21st, on our one month wedding anniversary, we found a powerful birch grove tucked away in Fray’s Park:
Birch is symbolized by the BAR or Berkano Rune, representing new beginnings, rebirth, Mother energy, hidden secrets, healing, fertility, nourishment, and creativity. I have long loved birch trees, as testified by this 2012 post that goes more in depth on birch, Runes, and the chaga mushroom that often grows on birch trees. The day we found Fray’s Park, it was an unseasonably delightful 62 degrees in Michigan, making this grove feel even more like spring. I was so happy, I literally kissed a tree:
Trees provide us with so much love in the form of clean air, beauty, wisdom, and grounding. Sometimes they need a good hug and kiss in gratitude. As we enter Imbolc week — traditionally celebrated anywhere between January 31-February 2, and with the exact crossquarter day of February 3 this year — I felt led to post some birch, the tree associated with Imbolc. I wish you all fresh starts, clean energy and new beginnings!