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Reframe Your Life - Podcast
Maybe I love Spring so much because I am fascinated with transitions. When we are making changes in our lives it is just like Spring. There is a battle with winter hanging on until the warm air is finally the stronger system and we can expect warm weather regularly. If you feel like you are failing in making changes - look to Spring. It doesn’t just arrive one day and winter is over. It’s a back and forth. Hang in - and live like it is Spring!
I was so excited to interview Mary Reynolds for our podcast. If you love nature and land as much as I do you will love @wildmarymary And check out her IG account as well - gorgeous. We should all of visit her in Ireland! #Repost @lifereframers with @get_repost ・・・ Tomorrow. Our interview with Mary Reynolds will be available. Here’s a quote from her book The Gardening Awakening, which you need to read if you are the least bit interested in gardening. “Land can bond with the people who work with it, but that doesn’t mean it always does. The special relationship between you and your land is the same as the bond that develops between a parent and a child. The parent can choose to love, cherish and support the child, or treat the child harshly and without respect. The quality of their bond will be forever shaped by the quality of love, care and attention the parent puts into it.” #thegardenawakening #maryreynolds #gardening #environment #daretobewild #chelseagarden
I’ve been thinking about attunement - the ability to know ourselves deeply so that we can act in alignment with who we really are. It’s a big part of discernment and it can be difficult for women. For many women it is a journey and a goal to become aware of our own deepest desires. I think it is why I love the character Olivia Pope and her in your face, “What do you want?” * * * * As women we spend a lot of time mirroring the desires and feelings of the people around us. We want to please others. We spend so long crafting an image of what we think other people want from us that we forget who we are. We don’t want to disappoint. We don’t want to be disliked. We can’t even answer the question,”What do you want?” Even if we know we believe it would be selfish to pursue it. We become characters. But life has a way of helping us shed those layers that we’ve had imposed on us (even participated willingly in taking these roles on at times). * * * Part of the work I do is to help women develop the capacity to listen to themselves. Check out my website (link in profile) for more. #women #discernment #real #attunement #spiritualcoach #areyouthere
It’s been four days of pushing through with a cold. I had to get outdoors today and managed to spend some time on the deck sanding my spoon and listening to podcasts. I was also successful getting a few small fires going with my flint in the backyard as well. I’m calling the spoon done. I learned a lot on my first carving experience and I look forward to the next one. I’m really glad I pushed myself to sign up for a wilderness training program. I am not learning something new but remembering something old.
Remembering my trip to Ireland in June with my sister @kat0817 We have so many good memories. Sending a St. Patrick’s Day blessing in the form of a poem from one of my favourite Irish poets, John O’Donohue: May all that is unforgiven in you / be released. / May your fears yield / Their deepest tranquilities./ May all that is unlived in you / Blossom into a future / Graced with love.
I’ve been paying attention to the details inspired in part by the IG account @sammytangir This moss (or is it lichen?) is brimming with life. And thanks to Richard Rohr for sharing the work of Joanna Macy in his newsletter today: “ Eco-philosopher, Earth elder and spiritual activist, Joanna Macy (b. 1929) promotes a transition from the Industrial Growth Society to a Life-Sustaining Society. She calls it the Great Turning, a revolution of great urgency: “While the agricultural revolution took centuries, and the industrial revolution took generations, this ecological revolution has to happen within a matter of a few years.” She is hopeful as she sees many participating in: “1) Actions to slow the damage to Earth and its beings [holding actions]; 2) Analysis and transformation of the foundations of our common life; and 3) A fundamental shift in worldview and values.” Now, in our time, these three rivers—anguish for our world, scientific breakthroughs, and ancestral teachings—flow together. From the confluence of these rivers we drink. We awaken to what we once knew: we are alive in a living Earth, the source of all we are and can achieve. Despite our conditioning by the industrial society of the last two centuries, we want to name, once again, this world as holy.” Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown, Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work that Reconnects (New Society Publishers: 2014)
As much as I love seeing all your pictures of your perfect table settings I’m not going to spend 20 minutes ironing a table cloth. Once we have 8 people around this table and all the food on it no one will even notice...right? Plus it will go right into the laundry. #choices #goodenough #rationalization #lifeisnotpictureperfect
Yep. #Repost @emilymcdowell_ with @get_repost ・・・ A note on “living the dream.” First written and posted a couple of years ago, still true. Perception vs. reality: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY! I’d buy pay-per-view for that one. Oh wait it’s ongoing until the end of time and there’s never a clear winner and it’s basically just a lot of feelings and everything changes depending on where you’re sitting? Never mind I’m good.
I just finished reading this book and @chrisheuertz did a fantastic job. I still don’t like being a four but this book definitely took my understanding of the enneagram further than it had been. I would put it at the top of my list of books on the enneagram and I’ve read several. AND RIGHT NOW (FOR A SHORT TIME) you can download the Kindle edition for $0.99. A great deal. Link in bio. #amazonaffiliate #enneagram
I will be doing my #IWD #pressforprogress post today but I really appreciated @susannahconway today. I’ve got November 19th marked on the calendar! #Repost @susannahconway with @get_repost ・・・ It’s International Women’s Day today 🙌🏻 Is there an International Men’s Day, I wonder? Because it strikes me they need supporting too. I look at my eldest nephew who a few years ago was living in his Elsa dress and even now still prefers “girl” things over “boy” things, and I wonder why is it that we praise a girl who wants to wear a Spiderman costume but a boy in a dress still gets disapproving looks (not from his family, obviously. We celebrate every glorious atom of his being). And i wonder how it will be for him as he gets older. Peer pressure will have an effect, no doubt about it. School. College. First job…. what is it to be a man in this modern world? Because women are still fighting for equality but we know how to support each other. Do men have that yet? Or are they still lone wolves hustling for dominance on their own, confused about how they should act? Are boys still being told to toughen up, to hide their emotions? Dating is teaching me a lot about the modern male — it seems the majority still can’t articulate how they feel. It’s a bit easier for the 20-somethings, but not the 40-somethings, so perhaps the millennials are bringing change with them. I hope so. Because for real change to occur we ALL need to evolve. 🙏🏻 . Edited to add: International Men’s Day is November 19th 👍🏻 . #metoo #internationalwomensday #iwd2018 #grownasswoman #ofcourseimafeminist