Re-Grow Roots

Learning to live harmoniously in Missouri.


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Accepting Change and Dreaming

Life is always changing, the world is always changing. My thoughts are rearranging…

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I have been working for a couple of weeks now, on a wholesale order for a website called Butterflymama.com. The order came at the most perfect time so that I could buy our new RV plus have some extra money once the order is finished. I’m extremely grateful for that! For the order I had to make ten each of multiple different headbands, all very similar… very repetitive. I feel like it limits my creativity. I feel like wholesale isn’t fulfilling my dreams.

A friend of mine says that we all have to make sacrifices to earn a living. At first I didn’t like the sound of that because in my mind “sacrifice” has a negative sound. I talked to Carlos about it and he said that sacrifice is just giving something you have and that I do it all the time. It is not negative, nor positive.. it is just a sacrifice. I do love making sacrifices, cooking food to feed the hungry, going out of my way to get local food, setting up gardens for people. I do all of these things with love. They make me happy!

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Making 60 similar headbands is something that has made me very happy because it is helping me to move into a new phase of my life journey and it has taught me a lot. But I don’t know if this bulk crochet thing is what I want to continue doing to earn money. I LOVE to make custom orders for friends. I made Mister B a totally original, one of a kind patchwork scarf in the colors of his choosing and he totally loves it, so does everyone else that sees it. I worked on it for probably 8 hours at least, and loved every second of it! Mister B absolutely loves my artwork and says that is what I should do to earn a living. It suits me, because every piece is unique and I can just turn my dream into a wonderful picture and charge whatever I feel like charging. That’s an idea. My parents always talk about my herbal remedies to friends and family, that I make miracle cures for them. I’m studying to be a Doctor of Naturopathy (holistic healer), and I absolutely love making teas, tinctures, salves, and even more than that – I love to help and inspire people to use the plant world and their mind power to heal themselves!!

There are endless possibilities in this world to make a happy, healthy, and abundant life for myself and my family. I know I can do it with love and gratitude in my heart at all times, so that is what I’m striving to do. I am open to any dream that enters my mind and anything that someone says to me. I ponder it, picture it, accept it, and let it go. Right now I admit that I’m just dreaming, having ideas, and I have no idea what will happen. Dreaming is a powerful thing though. Dreaming creates reality. Every thought can become an action. Every action came from a thought. I create my life.


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Symbiotic Relationships

a beautiful young carrot

I have been thinking about the symbiotic relationship between all things

The Dalai Lama says that I should not look at one thing as just THAT thing. For example a door is not just a door. There is a hole in the wall in front of me, strategically placed so that if I go through it I will end up in the hallway that leads to the bathroom, my parents room, the living room, and beyond that… the outside world! So in this hole in the wall stands a door that fits just perfectly and is held up with hinges on the top and bottom to swing in and out… etc etc etc. So the door is not just a door. It exists as a door because of all the other factors.

This is like everything in the universe. It all exists because everything else exists. When one thing disappears, other things disappear. This allows new things to grow. There is no emptiness, only opportunity.

Emptying my mind allows creativity in. It is not empty, but an opportunity for brand new thoughts to swim, fly, hop… skip sing paint frollick dance yell laugh squeak.