August, hot & dry . . . really hot.
This heat feels similar to when you open the oven door and the first gust of heat rolls into your face. You quickly close your eyes, maybe even squint your face, hold your breath and move out of the way.
In Crispy Season there is no moving out of the way. Instead you meet the season with respect the for the strong sun, powerful heat and drenching sweat of the summer blizzard. Learning to read the signs of over-doing before they arrive, especially the subtle one. Be willing to bend, slow, pause, even stop all together. Nourish and hydrate. Rest breaks, maybe even a nap. Cooling foods & herbal teas, water, gentle practices, dipping in cool waters, fans and air conditioning are a few options. Discover what supports.
Outside plants wilt in the days heat as they send liquid back to the earth. They may rise again at night unless their moisture has been sucked out by the heat. Those that lose their inner waters may be scorched by the sun turning brown and crispy. Their cycle complete for the season. plants, people and pets.
In the middle of it all in full sun, close to the earth is the soft, sensitive, resilience of Little-Leaf Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylila).
A glimpse from one of many sits:
Little-Leaf Briar closes it's leaves when you get close and touch it. A briar patch that grows close to the earth soil with deep green leaves and bright magenta blossoms with pollen tops, shimmering in the heat of the day. Noticing fine hairs through the stems and blossoms.
This Being lives full and vibrant, in the hot, heat days of full sun. The slightest breezes shimmer the mimosa blossoms & leaves. This plant-being offers buoyant resilience. You can walk or lay on it and it will spring back into form. The stems do not break, they bend. The flowers fold into their own soft bed of leaves and branches closer to the earth, rising when weight is lifted. The leaves will close to touch. They take their time to open again as they listen to the frequency that surrounds them. The auric subtle bodies can float as a soft fluff magenta cloud with a deeper magenta boundary edge.Resilient softness
A Sensitive Briar share:
"I offer care for the when the sensitive heart and soul feel squished. Although you may be weary or have forgotten for a moment your buoyant resilience, you are not weak or meek. And if you experience this? I will share with you your strength. I will help you to remember. Sit with me, feel this resonant essence. Allow your subtle electrical nervous system to receive the energy you need. Have a sip or even bathe with the Cosmos reservoir. Feel the Light begin to vibrate within you, again. Sparked to shine, as you. Not to worry, this spark is not like an electrical shock that burns. Quite the opposite. This is a grounded spark from the deep Source reservoir, for you. As above so below. Heaven & Earth.
I offer support for the sensitive skins of all beings. Inside and out. No matter the expression - subtle, emotional, mental and physical bodies. Your auric fields can lose energy, run low in the modern world. The body, mind, emotions become weary. The heart becomes weary. I support your inner radiance for living wholeness; especially in times of extremes such as the heat of the sun, the changes of these times.
Come sit with me.
Your Spirit brightens, your sensitive subtle body skin softens into it's own resilience, you remember your wholeness is yours, always. Once again you choose to embody you instead of contracting and shriveling away. No matter if shy, worn down, tired, dried out, shedding the old or in a long growing curve . . . I will meet you with compassionate heart strength reminding that you get to choose your expression , no matter if soft and quiet, loud and proud or somewhere in between. Your rhythm. your dance. your choice. Hydrate your resilient wholeness and shine on Sweet Soul. Come sit with me."
Curious about further explorations with Sensitive Plant?
You can attune with the image above. maybe make a request to be shown sensitive plant on your next walk out and about.
Have a sit. Listen with your senses. Your heart knows the way.
What do you notice ?
I offer individual and small group Nature Essence experiences.
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Fall Opportunities . . .
I am excited and honored to be invited to return to
Resilient Lotus Retreat this fall, November 8 - 10th, 2019
Rebecca creates one of a kind retreat experiences for and with women.
Nourishing food, yin and restorative yoga, meditation, hiking, music, downtime, community, nature . . . All for you.
There really is nothing like it. Although much is offered here. This is not a retreat with a do list. This is for you to nourish you, your way. Click the image and read further on the good being offered.
I'll see you there; I will be offering SiriSage Energy Healing sessions