The downside of stress is that it pulls us out of presence if we are ruminating with the inner dialogue that takes up space in our mind pulling us out of the present moment and draining our energy. We can grind away in this mode for hours spinning our wheels and losing energy.
The upside of stress is that it gives us a little energy boost to focus and move through things. Stress can be motivating if we don’t go into overwhelm. If we meet the stress as a challenge we can use that energy boost to respond and problem solve. Staying in the present moment helps us to align with the stress boost.Read More
The Rhododendron Forrest . The forests in Nepal are so alive especially in the spring when the Rhododendron trees are in bloom. You can see how deeply rooted the trees are into the earth and how they grow strongly to the light. They generate such beauty and power when I walk among them. The plant world has giving energy. The plants give us beauty, sustenance (in the form of food), shade and structure. The plant world gives with beauty and gives so fully. The plants are rooted into Grandmother Earth yet always grow to the light; no matter what. Through the nooks and crannies in nature they keep pushing to find their way to reach for the light. The plant world brings connection from the “so below” to the “as above” merging the two energies. Trees are strong and can withstand strong winds with flexibility. Their leaves move through the death-giving-life cycle with every season as the leaves that died in the fall are regenerated in the spring.Read More