Today’s Healing Word – Sniff

Spring is a great time to take a ‘sniff walk.’

A dog trainer once recommended I take my dog for sniff walks.  During sniff walks, there is no planned destination.  The dog is free to sniff at whatever he finds, for as long as he wants.  Random direction changes are welcome.  Time means nothing. The walk is over when the nose is satisfied.

It’s not only good advice for your dog; it’s good advice for you.  You don’t need to have a dog to take a sniff walk.  The same rules apply with or without a pet along.  There is no destination, or time.  You walk at your own pace, stopping whenever something interesting catches your nose, eyes, or ears.

The goal of the sniff walk is to be in the moment.  Stop and pick up a rock.  Examine every color and texture in the rock.  Sniff it, taste it.  Experience the smell of fresh pine, the feel of the breeze on your face.  If you only go to the end of your driveway and your senses feel satisfied, don’t worry about the mileage.  Your only goal is to experience with all your senses.

Enjoy your ‘sniff walk’.

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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 – Understanding

Understanding comes from a place of deep stillness.

Opening your senses to receiving complete information helps you understand the other. You can open to not only what you see and hear, but also to what you sense, smell, taste, and feel.  When your senses are truly open, you are in a state of deeply listening to the other.

Deep listening in a state of stillness brings true understanding of the self, and therefore of the other. True understanding allows loving wisdom to come through. From this place of stillness, you can address the other in a quiet, and calm manner.

You can find this understanding when you stop talking and begin to listen.

 

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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 – Embodied

Peace can be realized when you bring it into the whole of your being.

Knowing you are alive and awake can be the embodiment of the state of peace.  Open your senses and begin to be amazed by the simple elegance of the world around you.  Hear snowflakes falling on a pine branch.  Feel the breeze created by a moth’s wings.  Taste clear water.  Inhale the scent of a newly opened leaf. 

These experiences are waiting to bring you into a state of peace that is alive and active.  You don’t need to go to the mountaintop to sit silent for a decade before you can realize the amazing serenity of peace.  Peace is happening all around you.

Feel peace in moving your body.  Listen for peace in the howling of coyotes.  Your senses were created to bring you through the gateway to the great mystery of life.  Use them and to embody peace in every moment.

What does peace sound like to you today?

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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.