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Todays Lesson: are you being tricked?

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This afternoon I was driving home after picking up Little, and movement across a field caught my eye. A cyotoe was shaking it’s head in a vigorous fashion. The way a dog will shake off water. This lasted no more then a split second but the lesson was immediate.

 

Two things you should know before we really get into this. First the coyote is viewed as a trickster by many folk traditions. The second is that I love coyotes. They speak to me on all levels. I realize that many humans do not care for them, and find it strange the amount of affection I have for them. My neighbor, to use an recent example, was telling me I should get a deer fence to keep all the wildlife off our property. “Keep the dear and those damed coyotes out”.  I wonder about people who move to the country and then want to keep all of nature out but that is another story. 

Lets get back to the lesson

A coyote shaking water off. 

We all know the parse you have to shake it off.  Meaning get over it and move on but what does it mean when a coyote is telling us to shake it off?

What are you paying attention to that is not really important? What have you been tricked in to believing (by someone else or you) that you are responsible for? What are you being tricked into spending your time and energy on (again either by you or by someone else) that really is not part of your purpose? What are you telling yourself as excuse for why you are not living the life you want? 

Take another look.

See the trick for what it is

And

Shake it off!

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Preschool projects

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Little and I worked on this project the other day. First she separated and sorted all of the bands by color. Then we used Youtube to find out how to make the bracelet and then we went out to the laundry line to find a clothes pin.

We were about half way done here, and it occurred to me that this would be a great little protection trinket.

“keep me safe, keep me sound
while my wrist you are wrapped around.
I will be out of harms way
all through the night and day”

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4.4 billion-year-old crystal is oldest piece of Earth

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Daily Om ~ Your Most Vital Commitment

A Sacred Journey

photo(248) We can excel easier in our lives when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled. Within each of there is a well of energy that must be regularly replenished. When we act as if this well is bottomless, scheduling a long list of activities that fit like puzzle pieces into every minute of every day, it becomes depleted and we feel exhausted, disconnected, and weak. Refilling this well is a matter of finding time to focus on, nurture, and care for ourselves, or “you time.” Most of us are, at different times throughout the day, a spouse, a friend, a relative, an employee, a parent, or a volunteer, which means that down time, however relaxing in nature, is not necessarily “you time.” Though some people will inevitably look upon “you time” as being selfish, it is actually the polar opposite of selfishness. We can only excel where our…

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