Forest – Breath
Your breathing is too shallow. Although it may feel natural, it is an unhealthy habit that causes this shortness of breath. When you subconsciously shorten your breath, no matter if this is habitual or triggered by some event or circumstance, it activates certain physiological signals that prepare your system for “fight or flight”. Another conditioned response to perceived danger is to hold your breath. This is your survival response, although it does not serve you to do so. So…breathe! Inhale deeply regardless of your concerns, worries, or problems: then let it go. Through prayer and action, we can express our gratitude to those tree beings for the many gifts they provide not the least of which is contributing to the very air we breathe. Things are different after you have a walk in the forest. So remember to breathe deeply to take in their medicine.
Rainbow – Blessings
The storm has passed, and it is time to enjoy the refreshing beauty of this cycle, even though it has been difficult to appreciate any sense of purposefulness in what your have endured lately. You can now, as they say, count your blessings. Do not just look at the “brighter side” adhering to some academic mantra that has no heart or depth, but do so slowly and with genuine gratitude that is expressed up close and personal. This ever-evolving process of Life itself is a blessing – an opportunity to exist as a human being on Earth. The planet is a beautiful garden, even if it does not always appear to be so. Sometimes it is only when you look back at a memory of an experience that you can truly see the blessings that have come from them. Bless your difficult or painful experiences, and let them go.
Iceberg – Submerged
Whatever you suppress or deny and attempt to keep out of conscious awareness will show up somehow and someway. These are your shadow aspects. At one time, you put them out of your consciousness for good reason, yet they remain constrained by shame and guilt. sometimes these submerged aspects of yourself are projected onto others so that they mirror those denied or suppressed parts of you and these characteristics when they are exhibited. Now is the time to allow these elements to surface and embrace them. They may make up some sort of self – expression, a secret dream you wish to accomplished, or even uglier aspects that you have submerged deep inside of you, this is your opportunity to pay attention to those things and welcome them to the family called “you”.