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Place Your Attention Wisely

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Your Attention = Your Reality

Thinking about the past ……..

Imagining the future ……..

Either one leaves you missing this moment and the beauty that is present

 

HEALING through CEREMONY, healing, ceremony, healing ceremony, shamanism, past history, past relationship, pain, past relationship pain be gone, Michele fire-river heart, medicine woman, Gabriola island, British Columbia, Canada, focus, perspective, attention, Internal dialogue, fear, compassion, COVID-19, community

Your Mind is Your Bitch, You Have the Power!

So don’t go getting all bent out of shape, the term ‘Bitch’ here is gender neutral and a metaphor people!

Adapt this post to where you live. If you live in a city, break things down to your local community and/or circle of peeps.

Duh

So is the sky falling? Well no, we definitely have serious shit to get through, but if you allow your mind to focus on fear, panic and the constant barrage of media announcements, well ……….

Then you are ‘The Bitch’ of COVID-19 and I don’t know about you, but I’m bigger than COVID-19 and I’m not allowing a friggin’ virus to take my power!

So yes,
~ Do your due diligence in finding out the facts
~ Take necessary precautions
~ Be a fabulous Gabriolan and take care of each other (Vancouverite, Torontonian, etc.)
~ Checking on those at risk or alone
~ Then let it go.

If you allow yourself
to keep this virus
as the focus of your attention
then that is where you will be.

Day in and day out,
creating stress in all your bodies,
mental, emotional and physical,
this is what impacts your immune system
making you more susceptible to disease.

So part of necessary precautions from my perspective is:
~ Keep calm
~ De-stress
~ Kick paranoia to the curb when somebody coughs
~ Has just been in Vancouver
~ Or has a cold,
~ Don’t take all available resources out of the grocery stores etc.
leave some for others.

We are Gabriolans,
we have a long history of taking care of each other,
of supporting each other,
let’s keep doing that…….

Not giving in to fear and panic.
Even if some of us get sick,
we will get through this better
by being our usual kind compassionate selves.

One of the reasons I have stayed on Gabriola
was for exactly this eventuality,
that when the shit hits the fan,
I know there will be community support.

So …… step up,
take control of your brain,
your internal dialogue,
watch what you watch, read, say and do.

I’m not saying it’s easy,
but I do think it’s necessary for me anyway,
to keep living and not just start existing
as COVID-19’s Bitch!

Bite me COVID-19 I am a warrior! AND no-body’s Bitch!

It’s a Kawak day (Mayan Daykeeper)

So today we are invited to acknowledge and respect life’s mysteries and all that is beyond our power and control.

I’m off to see Canada’s first green cemetery on Denman island in the Salish Sea. Death will be very present there & it’s made me think about why in our culture we fear death as much as we do. For most of us we do not choose the time & circumstance of our deaths, which leaves us in a situation where death is beyond our power and control.

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Light instant transformation, this amazing colour happened on Christmas day 2016

Although freedom and control in the traditional sense, is an illusion in western civilization, from my perspective, we do love to pretend that we are in control and free. In death we face an event that cannot be coloured by this illusion. I wonder if this is in part why we fear death as a culture to the extent we do.

So today I am off to embrace death, perhaps make it a wee bit more of an ally & chat with a few spirits. Perhaps this will lead to immediate transformation.

As tomorrow’s day keeper is ‘Ahaw’ all about completion, I will complete this story tomorrow with pictures from our excursion to Denman.

Should you be interested in learning more on green burials and end of life resources here’s Denman’s Cemetery website and a Gabriola Community DeathCare Collective’s resource site which is in process with new info being added little by little.

The essence of Kawak is immediate transformation. No heads up, sometimes a change that we don’t even notice happening, it just all of a sudden has happened.

If you have been following my blog the information below is a repeat. Previous Kawak days this year Jan 22nd, Feb 11th, March 3rd, 23rd, April 12th, May 2nd, 22nd

You may experience Kawak
as an immediate shift in consciousness,
a powerful force or a loud violent noise.
On a day with Kawak as Daykeeper,
you are invited to acknowledge and respect life’s mysteries and
all that is beyond your power and control

Those born on a Kawak day
feel a part of something that is beyond normal consciousness.
Their deepest motivations often remain a mystery even to themselves.

This is an exerpt from
Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah