In the rough

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When I first took this pic (above), it was spring of this year, 2017. The vibrant colors spoke to me. The star-like image in the center of this beautiful flower, reminded me that life always begins. Even when it ends. Winter had just wrapped up – the ground had already thawed.

As I look at my life now – mid-summer – hot, sticky, and well, wonderfully warm, I am brought back to this image. All life is now in full-bloom. All gardens are mature, and flowering… smiling. But somehow, I feel a bit rough around the edges. As if I’m not quite myself, and yet all the changes I’ve been through, have led me here: to a moment of understanding.

All life will continue living. Being. All the changes I’ve encountered mirror that. Though it hasn’t felt like it, this I realize is my inner truth: Through all the unknowns, worries, and more worries, one thing remains true, life continues to unfold. Will I continue to move with that sure movement, or will I hang  back observing, as if it isn’t my life?

I’d like to. Because the worst feeling is to feel as if there is no choice. My choice? Flow with the waters that eventually lead to the oceans of time, life, and love. Flow with universe and trust all has its own time. Trust that the universal power has the upper hand.

Oh, and smell the lovely roses in bloom, because soon, my favorite season will come: fall… in all its raving mad, colorful beauty!

 

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Soul’s a callin’, are you listening?

IMG_20170527_201706Okay, so it’s June… Flowers blooming; scents overwhelming! Some of us are so busy being busy, we forget to stop and smell the roses – literally.

Some of us are gloomy, sad, worried, and seem to have lost a bit of hope and sunshine. Why? Change is upon us. The four season’s don’t care about the time, or place. When our soul’s are awakening, and we need something different, the soul stirs. Through clouds, sunshine, rain, snow, crazy winds, and everything in between, the soul is challenging us.

How do we make these changes? Moving house? A new job? Looking for a new job? Getting married, getting divorced, getting insane, getting sane… there is no easy answer. But the soul has a way of leading and guiding us. Sometimes, we call this intuition. Sometimes, we call it ‘a small voice’ in our heads. It doesn’t matter how we hear it. What matters is that we do hear it.

This can be a frightening time. If we do heed the call for change already happening, or just at the fringes knocking, it’s scary, there’s no other way around it. But when we cower from change, we become like the stick in the mud, the proverbial STICK IN THE MUD.

But HOW do we make these changes whilst keeping sane and staying in the exciting moment of stepping forward, and not falling back to the negative replays of the B.S. we have fed ourselves, since we could logically think? You just DO IT. Thinking too much, or avoiding thinking is a fine balance. The trick is in the doing.

I’m here folks. I’m here to cheer you on. Get your soul on, and walk forward, knowing every step you take, gets you closer. You are not alone. Every human on earth is facing something. And while not the same as you, it is change nonetheless. Need a free intuitive reading? I can help. All you have to do is donate over $20 to your favorite animal rescue org. Click Animal Rescue Org Enthusiast, for more info. I’m here to help.

Get your soul on, and fly your freak flags folks, it’s summer, the season of sun, love, love, and more love.

Many blessings!

Sandi

The Language of Wind

Cottonwoods whispering in the wind... (Image: Sandi Martinez)

Cottonwoods whispering in the wind… (Image: Sandi Martinez)

 

I can see why wind can drive people mad… but yesterday, the wind told me a few secrets. I asked if I could share them with you, and this is the response: ‘Do as your heart leads you’.

The wind jostled not only everything in its path, but also in our hearts and minds as humans. We are shaken to our core to some degree already, depending on what’s whirling around us. To add the gentle, and sometimes aggressive shove the wind piles on to our faces, skin, ears, eyes and dust, and everything it moves – well yes, the wind can be annoying. But I learned that wind served a purpose for me yesterday. It mixed, and threw my own thoughts every which way until they landed with a thump. I had a chance to straighten my thoughts and discard the ones that no longer served me; interestingly, they’re the ones that flew ominously up to sky and landed on the clouds to be dissipated at a later time.

What the wind taught me, is that everything is moved in its own time, direction, and way. I had no control of its comings or goings. I only knew I had to flow with it. I’m not interested in fighting anymore – I want to accept the things I can’t change, and I want to learn the difference between the things I can, so I no longer waste my time – and instead, expend more energy on those things that matter.

That’s what the wind taught me. What does it teach you… I mean besides annoyance!

Many blessings,

😉 Sandi