Today’s Healing Word – Death

Halloween – a day to celebrate the death of what we no longer need to hold.

All things are born, and all things will experience death.  It is the natural cycle of life.  Many of us have been taught to live our lives with a fear of death.  Traditional Halloween is the perfect example.  In other cultures, the Day of the Dead celebrates our ancestors.  It is not a celebration of their death.  It is a celebration and honoring of their life.

I once participated in a ritual death ceremony along a burned out canyon in New Mexico.  We first took time looking inside ourselves, seeing the things we had been carrying which needed to be released.  On the edge of the canyon, we each dug a hole and released our pains, fears and other baggage into the earth.  Now free of encumbrances, we lay on the earth and accepted her healing energy, filling the emptied spaces with love.  We emerged from the death of our distortions into the light of life.

You don’t need to die to go to heaven.  Heaven can be here now when you approach life with freedom, presence, adventure, direction, balance, dreaming, heart centered action and integrity. The ritual death of your superiority, absence, fear, confusion, victimhood, pushing, denial and judgement can bring healing to life.

Who will you be on this Halloween day?  What new persona will you dress yourself in?  On this Halloween, celebrate the death of your distortions.

 Follow this link to learn how you can release your distortions and live your true life now: http://www.evergreenspiritpress.com/AOP%20III%20pdf.pdf


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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Glazing

Fire and friction create magnificent beauty when the right glaze is used.

Raku pottery uses a special technique of glazing and firing to produce brilliant colors and tones in the finished bowl. Special glaze is applied, then the bowl is put into a blazing hot kiln.  Once the bowl is red hot, it is taken from the fire and put into another container of pine needles, newspaper and other flammables to smolder.  The substance of the glaze, the heat of the kiln, and the smoldering ashes work together to create beauty in the finished bowl.

When we face challenges in life, we are like the bowl.  We have been formed from the hands of the earth and glazed with our human exterior.  When we face challenges, it is like we are being put into the fire of the kiln.  How we react to the elements of our challenges (the smoldering) helps add color to our life.  When we rub off the ashes, our brilliant light shines through.

Just as the earth forms itself through heat and pressure, the challenges in our lives form who we are and how our beauty shines through.

What challenges have you faced?  How did these challenges create beauty in your life?
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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Question

It is said there were two tribes.  One had all the answers and they were enslaved.  The other had many questions and they were free.

Question is a verb.  At its base is to quest. To quest is an active form of seeking into life.  Questioning brings out the truth, the hidden agendas, and the story behind what is presented.

Question everything. Look at all sides and perspectives and question each one.  Any energy which does not hold up to questioning needs to be questioned.  Why do we do it this way?  Why can I not ask this question?  What is behind this?  What is being hidden?  What is afraid to come out of the shadows into the light?

Question yourself.  Why do I feel this way?  What do I really believe?  How will my action affect others?  Do I need to hold onto this energy?  What can be released?

Question what you have been taught.  Does this tradition stand up to questioning?  Am I satisfied with the answers I’ve been given?  Is there a question no one wants to answer?  Is there an answer that needs to be questioned?

Questioning is fuel for creativity.  What if I did it this way?  Has anyone tried to do this? Your question could be the one which changes the world.

What question are you holding?  What truth do you quest to find?  What question are you afraid to answer? 

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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Circle

When you feel the need for healing, look for places where the circles in your life have become distorted.

When I look in nature, it is very hard to find anything forming itself in squares.  The squares I see around me are made by humans. When humans want to contain or build boundaries, we tend to think in squares. Property lines, buildings, boxes and fences are examples of squares.

Nature builds itself in circles.  Our earth is a circle which moves in a circle, around a circle. Trees, plants, even our bodies are created in circles.  Time moves in circles. When we want a structure to move and flow, we create in circles.  The square that is a car cannot move without the circle of the wheel.

When we sit as a people in ceremony, we sit in a circle.  Circles are balanced and inclusive.  All points on a circle are equal.  Energy moves and flows in the circle.  When you sit in a circle, you can see everyone.  No one’s back is turned to you in a circle.

When you feel the need for healing, find the places in your life where your energy has been trapped in corners.  Reshape your circle and allow your energy to flow freely.

Can you find anything in nature, not man made, that is created in a square?  If so, please share in the comments section.

What squares in your life keep you trapped?  Are there places where your circles have become less than round?

 

Follow this link to learn how to navigate the circle of your life: http://www.evergreenspiritpress.com/AOP%20III%20pdf.pdf


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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Traction

In order to make progress in life, you need traction under your wheels.

I love watching a Mud Run, where trucks run through a bog of mud in an attempt to get the fastest time.  Some drivers seem to slide through the bog, weaving in all directions.  They have little control over their truck as the mud takes over, causing them to run into the banks or even flip over.  I saw one driver who generated so much speed that he was unable to stop at the end of the track and ran his truck into the woods. The drivers who win are the ones who can generate impulsion through the mud and maintain traction to steer their truck in the right direction.

Where do you find the traction to steer through the mud of life?  You can close your eyes and allow challenge to take you for a ride, slipping and sliding in all directions, or you can remain present and use your heart-centered yearning to keep you on your sacred path in life. Your ability to maintain awareness and use your inner strength gives you the traction required to stay on course.

Life doesn’t have to be a mud run.  You aren’t being scored on how fast you can run through your life.  Unlike the mud run, slow and steady can mean success.  When speed is needed, being able to access your inner wisdom and use your resources well will allow you to achieve your goals.

Are you slipping and sliding through life?  What is needed to bring back your traction and keep you on your path?

 

Follow this link to learn how you find traction in your life: http://www.evergreenspiritpress.com/AOP%20III%20pdf.pdf


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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Authority

The power of authority to command or direct can be healing when it is used within the self.

There are many who we have given the position of authority to such as lawmakers, armies, police, even authors.  Someone who rights a book on a subject is often considered the authority on the subject.

With so many authorities in our society, who is in charge of you?  Who is the one writing your story?  You are creating the story of your life with every thought, word and deed.  When you create your life with heart-centered attention, trusting in your own wisdom and knowledge, you are in self-authorship. Holding self-authority for your life allows you to live the life you yearn for.

With authority comes responsibility.  When you hold self-authority, you also see how you are responsible for what happens in your life.  You are no longer a victim,nor can you continue to blame others for the events in your life.  Claiming self-authority requires attention to cause and effect.  Your thoughts, words and deeds are at cause and effecting your life in each moment.  You have the power to heal your life when you find your self-authority.

Who is in charge of your life?  How will you use your thoughts, words and deeds to heal your life today? 

Follow this link to learn how you can self-author your life: http://www.evergreenspiritpress.com/AOP%20III%20pdf.pdf


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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Grounded

You have been inspired by a new and brilliant idea.  What is beneath your feet?

In my dream last night I was shown an image of the beautiful blue earth.  On this earth was a woman whose feet were grounded with roots into the Mother Earth.  The woman’s body extended from the earth into the universe.  Her back was arched and her arms reached out wide with stars glittering at her fingertips.  Her face was lifted with joy towards the boundless potential of space.

This beautiful image speaks to me of the joy of inspiration and the need to keep yourself grounded while you manifest your dreams.  I have met many people who have wonderful ideas and cannot seem to ground themselves enough to make any of their dreams come to fruition.

When you become inspired, when you breathe in, bring your breath down and into your roots to nourish them.  They provide your connection to the powerful structure of the Mother Earth.  Spirit without structure cannot manifest the desires of your human journey.  Connect with the Mother Earth and ask, “what structure is needed to help me fulfill my dream?”  Open your quiet heart and listen.

What do your grounded roots look like?  How far do they reach into the Mother Earth? What will you do today to nourish your connection to her?

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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Inspire

A triumph, a successful journey, a sunrise or a hug, all amazing happenings begin with inspiration.

Before you can accomplish any goal in your life, you must have the inspiration to begin, to continue and to complete the journey.  An inspired journey is filled with joy and accomplishment.

At its core, inspire means to breathe in.  The simple act of breathing in the energy available to you in nature can clear your mind and arouse the creative impulses within you.

Are you filled with ideas but never seem to bring them to fruition?  Perhaps you are lacking the inspiration, the breath of life, to begin.  Are you breathing?  Many people spend their lives hunched over, breathing shallow.  An oxygen restricted brain cannot function at an inspiring level.  Stand tall, open your chest and breathe in the life-giving force all around you.

When you find and follow your inspiration, you can become an inspiration to others.  Do you know someone who could use some inspiration?  Breathe and allow your light to shine through to them.

What are you inspired to begin today?  How will you use your breath in a new way? Who will you inspire?

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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Grace

Flexibility, balance and strength in movement lead to true grace.

Graceful movement comes naturally when you have an open connection to the freedom of your spirit.  When you combine flexibillity, balance and strength with this open connection, you are free to express your true spirit light in your movement.

I saw a beautiful example of true grace while sitting in a square in Playa del Carmen in Mexico. A black car stopped in the square.and a tall woman stepped out of the car. She moved across the square with true grace.  Her head was held high, back extended, and her feet barely touched the ground.  I could not take my eyes off of her.  She was moving with freedom, flexibility, balance and heart-focused strength and it was a beautiful thing to see. I don’t remember her face or what she was wearing, only the way she moved.

When you bring the energy of flexibility, balance and strength to your emotional energy, you can experience grace in your thoughts and words. Even if you are facing physical challenges, you can still express true grace of spirit through your emotional presence.

May all your thoughts be graceful.  May all your words be graceful.  May all you actions be graceful today.

Follow this link to learn how you can find grace in your life: http://www.evergreenspiritpress.com/AOP%20III%20pdf.pdf


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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.

Today’s Healing Word – Strength

Flexibility and balance help us move in beautiful ways.  When we add strength to that movement, we are able to move into right action for success.

You don’t need to be a body builder to have strength in your movement.  Any form of exercise with an amount of resistance can help build strong bones and muscles.  When you have strength in your body, you are ready to use your resources to achieve your goals.  Without this strength, your movements will not be as effective as you desire.

Resistance is also helpful to build strength in your emotional movement.  When you feel resistance, either from within yourself, or from outside of yourself, looking deeply into this resistance and finding the courage needed to move forward helps build strength to face challenge.

Finding the courage to move into right action with strength requires open access to your heart knowing.  When you feel the deep yearning within your heart and realize the abundant resources available to you, moving forward with flexibility, balance and strength brings integrity to your path.

Where do you feel resistance?  Could your courage use a visit to the virtual gym? How can you use your emotional strength to replace the need for physical force?

Follow this link to learn how you can find your courage in life: http://www.evergreenspiritpress.com/AOP%20III%20pdf.pdf 


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Evergreen Amundson guides people in their quest for spiritual understanding and living a balanced life. She assists humans in developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship with their animal companions through animal communication and bodywork. She also provides relationship training for humans and horses using concepts of natural horsemanship. Evergreen has studied with WhiteEagle, RainbowHawk and WindEagle, keepers of the tradition of the Teachings of the Delicate Lodge, learning the power of the medicine wheel to bring balance and wholeness to human consciousness. Evergreen uses her varied background to author works that celebrate the bond between humans and animals, and the power of living a balanced spiritual life.