Midweek Wisdom

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“The vital function that pets fulfill in this world hasn’t been fully recognized. They keep millions of people sane.” -Eckhart Tolle

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What you do makes a difference.

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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.  What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”― Dr. Jane Goodall

Nature’s Last Party of the Year

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Astronomical Autumn officially begins tonight.  Simply put, fall has arrived!

The weather here has turned delightfully brisk overnight.  The sun is shining down without a cloud in the sky, and the air is crisp; carrying scents of the season in the breeze.  The animals in our home are feeling frisky and full of energy, as they welcome the cooler weather.

As I watch the animals run, chase, and pounce around the house, I am reminded to welcome the changing season with them.  I am guided to be outdoors, to stand in the breeze, to watch the leaves fall, and to let the sun warm my face.  I am reminded to enjoy this season’s fleeting moments with the animals I love.

May the changing of seasons inspire you to get moving with your animal family members, and to enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents that Autumn has to offer us all.

Autumn is Nature’s last party of the year.  And dressing for the occasion, forests don their brightest attire, while the creatures follow suit with plush coats of fur.  As the birds savor their final flights in the waning embers of light, Nature’s children scamper about in search of manna for their winter pantries, pausing long enough to frolic in the heaps of newly fallen leaves.

― Debra Welsh, “Autumn Suppers,” Orange Coast Magazine, Oct. 1983


 

Psssst! 😉 If you’d like to learn more about the history of Fall, and how the energy of Autumn affects us ALL, check out This Post!

Of Wolves and Women

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I came across a poem today. The words and images moved me to tears, each time I watched this video. May it touch your soul as well.


Video excerpt from Living with Wolves and Wolves at our Door


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“A healthy woman is much like a wolf – strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, intuitive and loyal. Yet separation from her wildish nature causes a woman to become meager, anxious, and fearful.

With the wild nature as ally and teacher, we see not through two eyes only, but through the many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes. The wild nature carries the medicine for all things.

She carries stories, dreams, words and songs. She carries everything a woman needs to be and know. She is the essence of the female soul.

It does not mean to lose one’s primary socializations. It means quite the opposite. The wild nature has a vast integrity to it. It means to establish territory, to find one’s pack, to be in one’s body with certainty and pride, to speak and act in one’s behalf, to be alert, and to find what one belongs to. It means to rise with dignity, to proceed as a powerful being who is friendly but never tame.

The Wild Woman is the one who thunders in the face of injustice. She is the one who keeps a woman going when she thinks she’s done for.

She is intuition, far-seer, deep listener, and she is loyal heart. She thrives on fresh site, and self-integrity.

Where can you find her? She walks in the deserts, cities, woods, oceans, and in the mountain of solitude. She lives in women everywhere; in castles with queens, in the boardrooms, in the penthouse, and on the night bus to Brownsville.

Whether you are possessed of a simple heart or the ambitious, whether you are trying to make it to the top or just make it through tomorrow, the wild nature belongs to you.

She lives in a faraway place that breaks through to our world. She lives in the past and is summoned by us. She is in the present. She is in the future and walks backward in time to find us now.

Without us, Wild Woman dies. Without Wild Woman, we die. Para Vida, for true life, both must live.”

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D

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The Great Law of Peace

The Great Law of Peace

All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really one.

– Black Elk

Guardian

Guardian

” The stars you see at night are the unblinking eyes of sleeping elephants, who sleep with one eye open to best keep watch over us. ”

~ Gregory Colbert

For more information about Gregory Colbert’s work, please visit here.

Widen Our Circle of Compassion to Embrace All Living Creatures

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. ~Albert Einstein

Fellow Life Travelers

“Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. And after I’ve finished “shooting,” my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy.  I have developed a deep respect for animals.  I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.”  ~Jimmy Stewart

PHOTOGRAPHER: SERGEY GORSHKOV