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RECONNECTING WITH WONDER
May 29th, Fieldguide
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You are cordially invited to join me on my new ‘newsletter/fieldguide’, journey. I have been writing newsletter articles, website content, coursework, and including audio files, links to video and even downloadables now for more years than I care to claim. But this one… this feels very different. Maybe it’s a place where all of my parts can call home.
To me this new platform that offers so much, feels like an exploration into the jungle with my backpack, walking stick and journal. I will continue to share personal evolution content as always, because we walk this journey together. But this opportunity to stretch out in one space feels like something that will allow all of the creative parts of me to participate. I have been seeking a way to integrate the various parts of my inner-muse while sharing this important information…for years! SO, I’M EXCITED AND HAPPY YOU ARE JOINING ME!
There is even opportunity to have community chats here, so we get to communicate on subjects and who knows what else will unfold!
AND NOW ~
MY SECOND SUBSTACK FIELDGUIDE…
RECONNECTING WITH WONDER ~(And finding your Swoon again!)
Dear Soul Friend,
HAPPY ~ New Moon in Taurus the sign of everything earthy, and vibrant.
Also HAPPY transition of Jupiter, the planet of benevolence, beauty and joy, into Taurus who is ruled by Venus the planet of love in all things.
Seems to me this new Jupiter/Taurus season is about re-calling your SWOON.
This is so timely for me, as I have been taking stock of the little joys of life, the minutiae, the ones I see and the ones I’ve forgotten, or have yet to discover. I’ve suddenly remembered their importance and their value to my being. Because with this crazy, unpredictable, ungrounded shifting we are living through, special little moments can be big as they hold the magic to help us be authentic in our skin. Something humans easily forget.
I’ve met many people in the depth of despair because they were internally struggling to find out who they are and why they are here. You see from my perspective, what is outside of us that we deeply connect with is what ultimately leads us to ourselves.
Society teaches us to follow the pack, be goal oriented toward the same things and judge others by where they fit into those social goal posts. And then we judge ourselves. We are taught to judge and attain. We live in our heads mostly disconnected from much of our sensory self, and nature. This is the narrow world in which we live in 2023, and have I suspect for quite sometime, perhaps moreso since the industrial revolution.
But I go back in my thoughts to a time that has always had strong appeal to me. That is the merged groundbreaking eras of the Victorians and the Edwardians, when England was ruled by both mother, and then son.
Because of Queen Victoria’s visionary expansion beyond old boundaries, and exciting new trade between countries and cultures, people began to explore. They studied nature, enjoyed the beauty of insects, practiced botanical illustration, experienced the advent of color in the flow of impressionism, and in writing. Yes, it was an era of wonderful poetic writing, and beautiful fictional tales. This time brought a joyousness and expansion to humanity.
There is a richness and depth of emotion that can be attributed to allowing oneself to explore life, to experience the sensations of nature, to sit in the wonder and sensory reactions of immersion. In allowing these small moments one has the opportunity to uncover the qualities and characteristics of who we truly are, and to feel what brings us back to innocent happiness.
Back in 2002 I was invited to be an artist in the second of several international art books on the subject of Faeries. These books launched the big fairy art explosion here in the U.S. and Europe. (Props. to the author, David Riche’, and his muse Myrea.)
That invitation to me was all because of a dream I had one night after a walk on the woodland trail behind my home. The dream was of a fairie painting, fully completed. My first dream ever of a painting or of a fairie. It came to me out of nowhere. Within two days of the dream I had replicated the image, and felt a calling to keep moving deeper into that realm.
Within a month I had created an art website, uploaded my new fairie images, and announced it in an email to everyone I knew. When I awoke the next morning I was stunned to find a lovely invite from the author of the first series of compilation faerie art books, David Riche’ in England, who invited me to be in his next book! That was a dream come true for me, and the beginning of an expanded group of meaningful friendships that span the globe. (Here is that dream spirit…)
That fairie dream started something else... a passage much deeper into nature itself. An opening of my mind to the possibility that nature’s ‘elementals’, may be real. Since then I have experienced them firsthand in a variety of ways and found that they are indeed, very real. You may doubt me. I doubted too.
IF you are interested in hearing about my first experience with the ‘elementals’, then - please consider joining my subscription newsletter. ABloom Now. BECAUSE, in it this month is; (1.) an audio reading of my fairie experience from my chapter in the Sacred Stories book, NATURE. (2.) a guided meditation to reconnect you with the Heart Energy of Mother Earth - ** See Note below. (3.) a downloadable evolution practice worksheet. (4.) a write up of the body,mind, spirit information that applies to, Spring and the month of June Subscription content is offered monthly, with content theme around the season, the month, astrology; and Spirit-life integrations. All are explorations and tools for personal evolution.
The richness of what revisiting these ‘sparks of joy’ , the fairies of the Spring, etc. has done for me as it spilled over into all sorts of aspects and areas of my life… is immeasurable. What it brought back to me is the memory of wonder and awe. I became aware of this deeper, sensory part of me mostly lost to the hustle and bustle of moving through the social goalposts of adulthood, and all the drama and self-correction of being a “grown-up”.
Today, I ask you to consider what parts of you have been left behind while adulting?
What sensibilities filled you when you immersed yourself in them at one time? Is there a lost poet within you? A wild dancer in the dark? An operatic vocalist or funky skat singer? Did visual creation inspire you like nothing else? Or was it the discovery of something totally new that just blew you away?
If you did not leave it behind, then how has it changed within you? Can you touch that first moment again? What do you dream of? Are you able to bring yourself back to an earlier time when something really made you SWOON?
Can you make private time and give self-permission to stretch your own wings… those gossamer like senses that brought the physical thrill of wonder and excitement to your soul?
With this 12 month episode of Jupiter now in Taurus, it’s time to be like a futuristic Victorian. Get out the butterfly nets, the magnifying glass, the sketchbook. Pack a picnic lunch, take your camera, find a spot by a stream or waterfall, listen to the wind in the trees, let the sun shine on your face and forge a new path for yourself. Let those senses flow.
MORE OF THAT AND THEN SOME.
**NOTE: About the Guided Meditation, I believe this’”Nature Connection” meditation is the most potent of all the guided meditations I have ever led. There have been many. You see, when I begin a guided meditation I too am being guided where to take it. Often it is completely surprising and takes me to a place I had not intended but it is always better than where I expected to go. This one, connecting with the heart energy of Gaia and her gifts, for me it was something really special. I hope it will be for you too.
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PEACE, LOVE, HUGS, Linda
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