You guessed it, that happened to me and I have to share the story and the Soul message I received on this one with you.
I walk everyday along the waterway near my home. Usually the walk begins with me finding that still place within and then I get fully present and begin to hear the birds chirping, feel the cool air kiss the skin on my face, and notice peace within. I stay present and take in the beauty of nature and life around me.
This day was different. There were construction workers doing some concrete work to the waterway. One guy with a hard hat was driving a small tractor with a load of wet concrete in the front loader on the trail. I saw orange cones marking a space for him and another worker directing him.
Of course I was looking at the tractor and the load of concrete. I was curious about what was happening “over there”. I was focused on everything outside of myself.
And then it happened. I stepped in dog poop. I did not see it and walked right into it. Still unaware of what I had done I kept rubber necking to see what they were doing.
After I passed the workers I got a message to check my shoes. Yep, there it was squished into the waffle soles of my athletic shoes. “Oh no” I said out loud, “not dog poop”.
I started to chuckle as I thought about what had happened. When I became present to myself again there was a Soul message for me. When I am not present to myself and focus on everything outside of myself, I end up stepping in “it”.
It was a great learning moment for me to remember to be present to myself when doing everything. Nobody likes stepping in “it”.
The design details of your home are a reflection of what is going on within you. Your choices of color, artwork, furniture, as well as the design details of your space tell a story about you. The story they reveal is about your mindset, the positive and negative. As a Design Detective I help clients create spaces that support the changes they desire.
I want to trim some trees in my yard. They are really big and are hanging over the family room When I trim them will it cause a problem for me or my family in any way?
That is a good question because everything in your space inside the house and outside the house is part of the flow that effects everyone that lives in the house. Trees are living and contribute to your well being by creating beauty and oxygen. If they are cut without regard for their contribution part of nature is violated. Trees represent the bones and finances of all those that live in the house. It is important to perform a ritual or ceremony before any trimming is done to create safety and prosperity for the tree, the family and the tree trimmer.
Take a look at the trees in your yard or on the grounds of your apartment/condo. Do any of them need trimming? Plan a ceremony or ritual before any trimming is done. I have performed a ceremony before trimming trees and offer that service to my clients.
There is a remedy for everything
Today I opened the top drawer of my desk and found a bookmark with bold letters, Advice from a Sea Turtle. I wanted to share it with you. II will be back after I do some reflecting on the advice. Enjoy
Advice from a Sea Turtle
Swim with the Current
Be a Good Navigator
Stay Calm Under Pressure
Be Well Traveled
Think Long Term
Spend Time at the Beach!
~ Ilan Shamur
Everytime we move into a new home we plant trees. We have our favorites, the redwood, the fig, and the lemon which are always the first to go in. Over the years they grow and add oxygen and good vibes to our yard and our life. Of course we plant them using Feng Shui principles so they elevate the chi for us in specific areas of our lives. Trees send their roots deep into the earth giving them a solid foundation. Their branches reach toward the sky giving them a view of the heavens. When the wind blows they are flexible enough to sway and flow with the forces being put upon them, holding steadfast because their roots go deep into the earth.
We are a lot like trees. If we are grounded and have a good foundation, knowing who we are, being connected to our Soul we too can sway with the forces of life and stand tall. I meditate, chant, and use Feng Shui activities to keep me grounded and connected to my Soul. How do you stay grounded and connected to your Soul? If you want help getting connected to your Soul contact me for Feng Shui Coaching.
Enjoy this poem by Ilan Shamir
Advice from a TREE
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink Your Roots into the Earth
Be Content with Your Natural Beauty
Drink Plenty of Water
Enjoy the View!