Message from the Mountain
Short reflections on the connection between Nature and Spirituality that can be used positively in the listener's daily life.
I know a lot of people enjoy feeding squirrels along with the birds, but we do not like them climbing the house to get to the food. Red pepper in the seed will help discourage them. All of us often have unwelcome thoughts. Focusing on positive thoughts and actions helps me focus on love.
Finally, the first day of spring, filled with warmth and the promise of Nature producing daily discoveries as winder fades away. It is a time to begin to implement the dreams and plans of the past few months and allow them to manifest themselves in ways that light the way for others still searching.
THE LAST DAY OF WINTER
I have been waiting now for three months to say we have reached the last day of winter. The lambs of March seem to be winning the battle, and, for the time being, warm weather is winning out. I love to find something each day to be grateful for.
SEARCHING FOR BARE GROUND
I am seeing signs of spring, such as bare ground showing up under the limbs of a fir tree, after a few days of temperatures reaching the 40s. I love to have little focus points during every season that help engage me with life and nature.
A WINTER OVERVIEW
Even through there are not many indoor activities taking place at the Center this winter, there is a lot of action by Back Country skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, and hikers who climb the mountain to enjoy the view and get a fresh perspective of life.
I wonder if we are having another false start to spring as the days have warmed again and the recent foot of snow is melting. I think of the many times I have started out with an intention, and something delayed my progress and I started over again. I know something is guiding me the right way.
FINDING MY SENSE OF HUMOR
With all the craziness that is going on in the world right now, I have found it very beneficial to approach life with a sense of humor. I try to find something that I can focus on that helps me through my daily routines. We are all finding ways to cope, and humor can help.
SPRING IS NOT THE SAME THIS YEAR
Spring has just not been the same this year with several false starts; now that maple sap season has begun, the trees on our land, for some reason, were not tapped this year, something I always look forward to. I will find another source of spring sweetness.
ENJOYING A WARM DAY IN MARCH
My goal each day is to celebrate something I am grateful for. Today it is the warm sun I feel on my face in March. It brings a smile to my lips and creates a song in my heart. I wonder how many people go through life without ever finding something to be grateful for.
A STATE OF CONFUSION
Have you noticed how confused the world currently is? Perhaps you feel a little confused about your thoughts. Actually, the Covid effect is being experience by a good part of the world and also in nature where the weather can’t make up its mind on the seasons. Be patient.
WHEN DOES THE FUTURE BEGIN
A few years ago I purchased just the frame of a small storage building from a local hardware store. I put it behind the Center to remind me of my intention to build something bigger. That something is bigger but may look different in the current future.
HEART SIZE DOES NOT DEPEND ON THE POWER OF LOVE
A scrap of food on the floor in the shape of a heart has the same love power to me as a giant heart shape in the sky. Little actions of positivity have the same power as big actions. Our intentions do make a difference in lives.
NATURE IS FILLING MY LIFE WITH SIGNS
Lately, it appears to me that I am surrounded by positive signs like hearts and number sequences. I consider them to be an affirmation from Nature and my Source that there are a lot of positive advances for the greater good coming soon.
GLOWING WITH GRATITUDE
Being nonvisual, it is not easy for me to describe what an internal gratitude glow looks like until I saw a beautiful alpine glow turning pink the mountain ranges that we see out our windows. That was what I feel like, and I am so grateful to Nature for showing me.
WHEN THE MOON IS FULL
There is a lot of energy around the time of a full moon that may have an effect on the thinking of sensitive adults and children. Many people do not even know they are being influenced by it. Knowing that this is happening can help us harness it positively.
MAKING THE TRANSITION
Now that we have experienced the biggest snowstorm of the season, I believe we are now making the transition to spring. Daylight savings and astrological spring will soon be here and the sun grows warmer every day. It is time to make plans for the months ahead.
This time of year the last of the leaves that have been hanging on the trees all winter long will soon be released by Nature for the new growth coming in the spring. It is also a great time to release the old unwanted habits we have had hanging on for a while. Time for the new growth.
A BENEFIT FROM A SNOWBOUND DAY
One of the benefits of being snowbound for a day was enjoying the wonderful banana bread my wife baked, from the smell of it cooking, to the taste of a warm slice, to the good feeling in my stomach while and after eating. It is good for the soul.
The weather pattern has been going in stretches, sometimes unsettled. Storm after storm keeps us glued to the weather reports as we attempt to know what to expect next. When life goes through unsettled stretches, we do have a calm place deep inside ourselves.
REMEMBERING THE BIG ONE
With all the recent snow storms, my mind drifts back to 1969, just after we built our home in Madison, when it snowed for four days, accumulating to four feet. That was a record. Life is filled with big ones. Our positive approach to them can make a difference.
MARCH 1 METEOROLOGICAL SPRING
March 1 is considered by the meteorological community as their first day of spring. I like that idea even though winter is currently in charge. It gave me something to look forward all through February. For me, it is good to have little goals that are easily achieved in life.
I CAN ALREADY HEAR THE LIONS OF MARCH ROARING
On the last day of February, I can already hear the lions of March roaring and gnashing their teeth, keeping spring at bay. The forecast is for unsettled weather. With a positive attitude we can always find something positive in life.
The weather forecaster predicted there was a storm pattern developing over the next week with several snowstorms of various sizes. I thought of how we develop life patterns, creating expectations of future outcomes. Unlike the weather, we can change our life patterns.
KNOCKING AT MY WINDOW
The woodpeckers love to peck away at the suet feeder just outside my window. It is a piece of tree limb with large holes in it that my son fills with the suet. Life has many enriching adventures knocking at the window of our minds if we pay attention.
THE SOFT SIDE OF WINTER
It is easy to focus on the harsh side of winter with its cold and stormy weather, but there is also a soft side, especially as Spring approaches when fresh snow covers the banks of streams and lakes creating a contrast between the snow and open water. Life has a soft side.
THE GROUNDHOG WAS RIGHT
So much for spring in February. The Groundhog was right. Winter is still with us. That is just the way life is here in the foothills. Just when you get used to a certain way of life, it can quickly change. Changes are something we can depend on happening.
STARTING OVER AND OVER AGAIN
This winter season we have experienced spring in every month and then winter starts over again. The again, it seems as though life has been like that the last few years as we find ourselves starting over several times. Each time we do, we have more experience from the last time.
CATCHING A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Experiencing Nature is a great way to pause and breathe in some fresh air, something many of us forget to do when we are consumed with distracting thoughts. We can also use the experience in Nature to help us get a breath of fresh air wherever we are by remembering it.
The weather, for me, reflects life in many ways, as the sharp contrasts between light and dark that I observed in a recent sunset. Life is full of contrasts when we live under the influence of our ego. It is the willingness to believe that there is something connected to us from beyond that helps us stay even.
When I used to do hypnosis stage shows, I had a skit where I would freeze someone’s ability to see what was happening until I unfroze them. The brook is doing the same thing, freezing and unfreezing. People often freeze old beliefs in their minds and don’t know how to unfreeze them.
I AM ALWAYS INSPIRED BY AN ALPINE GLOW
There is something about looking out the front window on a clear winter day, just as the sun rises, and being welcomed by a pink glow on the mountains across the valley. I am always inspired. I wonder what inspires each of us along our soul’s path.
SORTING IT ALL OUT
It seems as though everything in live is on Confuse Control and we spend a lot of time sorting it all out to make sense. Even my wife and my cell phones are confused, and she gets calls on her phone on my number. Fortunately, our spiritual teams have a way of sorting it out.
THE YO YO EFFECT
I was never very good at playing with a yo yo when I was a child. I couldn’t make it go up and down or do tricks as my friends could. Today it is the ups and downs of the weather that is often known as the yo yo effect. Life right now is also going through ups and downs for people.
WHAT IS THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
I find the Law of Attraction fascinating with the concept that our thoughts are energy attracting to us what we focus on whether we want it or not. Recently I had a physical checkup and my wife was disappointed that more tests were not done. Thanks to an accident, I had all the tests I needed.
THOUGHTS ON A.I.
There is a lot of interest lately in Artificial Intelligence and how it is going to impact our lives, but actually I am thinking of Akashic Intelligence housed in a library in the Cosmos. Here we have, through our mind’s computer, access to all the knowledge in every soul.
WHAT IF EVERY DAY WAS VALENTINE'S DAY
I wonder what the world would be like if everyone celebrated each day as if it were Valentine's Day? That is, with the intention of looking at and experiencing life through a heart-based energy of gratitude and love. That is my intention.
IS THIS THE WAY WINTER IS GOING TO BE?
This winter the weather has been crazy here in the mountains. We have already had at least two mud seasons as the temperatures have experienced highs and lows. At least we have stability within ourselves when we are guided by the Cosmos.
FOR THE RECORD
Our lives often revolve around statistics and out of those facts become records for the most, the hottest, the coldest, the longest, or even the shortest. We constantly monitor facts to look for an indicator of when a record might be broken. We have records of our past lives in our soul.
I have tried to keep up with a lot of trends in my life from clothes to haircuts to foods. There are people that research future trends to stay ahead of the curve. There are trends in Nature like preserving green spaces. Inside of ourselves we have an intuition that guides us.
FINDING A REASON TO CELEBRATE EVERY DAY
Since I have discovered the heart power in gratitude, I am more conscious of finding something to celebrate every day. It might be something to do with Nature or just feeling good about other peoples’ accomplishments.