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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Get to know Mother Nature

Happy Summertime Everyone,

The mountains of Asheville are lush and green and summer is here. The whistle pigs are poking their heads out of their holes and the bears are out of hibernation where the new crop of cubs can be seen running after and learning from Mama.

One of the things that I really love about living in Asheville is the closeness of nature. In so many places mankind pushes their presence in and pushes the wild life out, but in Asheville we live in harmony with bears. I suppose it helps that the bears are very sweet, very shy and vegetarians. Yes they get in the garbage and if you leave your garage door open, they may think it’s a cave, but there are bear proof garbage cans and it only takes finding papa bear sleeping in the garage one time before you learn to close the door. The long-time residents are also very helpful in sharing that kind of information with the newcomers.

When I was studying astrology back in the early 60s, I remember my teacher telling us that we were very lucky because we would live through an age change. It happens in astrology every 2000 years and that the disruption of the early 60s, were signalling the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. I also remember an ancient Chinese cryptocurse which states, “May you be born in interesting times”.

We were excited about the Age of Aquarius. As the song predicts,

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and peace abounding
No more falsehood or derision
Golden living dreams a vision
Mystic crystal revelation and
The mind’s true liberation

But as every astrologer will tell you, each sign has positive and negative sides. So, along with nuclear medicine and cures for polio and some cancers, we got the ability to communicate with the masses on the world wide web. Unexpectedly, along with this boon of instant global connectivity came feelings of isolation and loneliness which spawned a whole raft of new emotional diseases that have millions of people taking Prosac.

How do we handle this? We don’t handle it by stopping progress. We deal with it by keeping ourselves in harmony with the world that we live in. We make friends with Mother Nature; no matter where we live.

Unfortunately, in today’s world of instant communication and city living, so many of us live far away from Mother Nature. We live and work in climate controlled buildings. We get to these places in air conditioned cars and we exercise in climate controlled gyms. How much silence in natural surroundings is there in your life? If there isn’t a lot then I’m going to ask you to try an experiment.


For the next six weeks, promise to give yourself 90 minutes in nature. The very best way would be to seek out a natural setting that is far from others. I know that some of you will need to use a city park, but if that is the case try to look for an area that is as private as you can find.

If possible, take your shoes and socks off and let your feet touch the Earth. You can sit on a blanket or cushion if you like, but no newspapers or magazines, no cell phones or tablets and no computers; not even any books. You will want nothing to distract you from the experience of just being one with, and at peace with, your surroundings.

This is not a meditation, although you will be aware of your breath and your thoughts. Don’t try to stop your thoughts. Just watch what they are. There is no right or wrong way to do this, so you can’t fail. Just commit to a time and a spot and you only need to do it once a week. Surely you are worth 90 minutes of your time.

It will more than likely take you 30 minutes to just calm down. So often the first time is spent noticing just how much your mind and body are racing. You may not calm down until the last 10 minutes, but don’t extend the experiment. Simply notice how you feel but don’t journal it or record it or even talk about it much. Practice observing and remembering everything about your experience. This time is just for you. It’s not to impress your spiritual development class with how well or how poorly you did. You are your own observer and the progress you notice is between yourself and you.


We all need creativity in our life. It doesn’t matter if we are in the arts or not. All new ideas, all improved organizational skills, all self knowledge and even all spiritual connection comes because you give yourself a time to be perfectly still and not to be distracted by people or media whether written or electronic. You may not feel inspired the first day but if you repeat this exercise on a weekly basis then your intuition will thrive.

So many of my clients are searching for their purpose in life, the right job, or love. But if you don’t make room for these things to find you, the Aquarian lighting bolt can be revealing many magical mysteries none of which you will see if you are too focused on your iPhone to notice. There is nothing wrong with playing games on the computer. It’s good to give your mind the opportunity to relax once in a while but it’s even better to give our whole energy a chance to relax and just be.

I want you to know that I believe in you. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to coach so many of you and to watch the shift in power which you manifest as a result. Nowadays you’re not coming to me for the old type of readings, although there may still be some of that at times. You are coming for confirmation of where your own intuition is leading you and you are coming for techniques to help you achieve your goals. This is a true sign of change; the positive indication of self-empowerment which is a hallmark of the Aquarian age.

I am so grateful to be a part of your journey.
Life just keeps getting better and better.

In Love and Light


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