Best Way to Spend Easter Ever!

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

by Renee Lindstrom

Tinctures, Oils, Herbs & Vinegar’s

In the picture above there are rosemary wine vinegar’s and tinctures in 100 percent vodka, dandelion and English daisy flowers in oil, wine vinegar  and vodka and dandelion roots in vodka.  There are also rosemary branches for hanging in one’s home and loose for tea!

As I hear others Easter Stories I am more than ever thankful for one that was spend focused upon foraging, drying and creating!  So much expectation is put upon these gatherings and I hear back that they are never met.  These are stories of anticipation to connect that in reality is met with disappointment and conflict.  Hearing this,  I am reminded of the appreciation I felt that was an outcome of exploring ways to create with weeds, flowers, herbs and plants growing in the area.  It was not trying to force appreciation just simply because it’s an anniversary of someone else’s achievements.

Appreciation, for me, is an outcome of a personal connection to something experienced.  Acknowledgment and devotion, for me, is reflecting upon an anniversary of some event outside myself that is meaningful enough to long for integration of those qualities.

I am almost shy to say it!  After a long day playing in the garden I felt a tremendous sense of well-being spontaneously arise.  It was a deep connection to the garden, the space I was in, myself and my girl cat that was beside me.  I could only describe this as being completely connected and in touch in the moment.  It was calming, healing and wonderful.

Oh and I can’t forget, part way through the day it was time to consider lunch. Keeping with the theme of  foraging and using the plants and flowers at hand a beautiful lunch was made.  It included tempura dandelion flowers that are simply delicious!  This was one of the nicest spring lunches!

by Renee Lindstrom

Easter Sunday Lunch

Yes you can eat Hens n’ chicks!  Similar to cucumber.

What did you do for Easter!  Was it enriching or draining?  Consider your choices. Are you doing this for you or for someone else.  If you are doing this for someone else how can they possibly live up to your expectations?

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 Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

Nature can teach us tolerance and acceptance:

Natures landscape, flora and fauna can model balance, being out of balance, assertiveness and receptivity.  As you study the nature of these features you can integrate this understanding in to your  relationships.  It will increase your skill of  holding more views other and just your own and expand your levels of tolerance.    For example:

  • Imagine the symbol that has come to represent the flow of energy as mirrored in Nature.

 

Yin - Yand

Yin – Yang

  •  Now here are some pictures of  Willows Beach to show Yin and Yang energies in Natures Landscape:

 

If you walked along the beach during this storm,  would you be afraid of intense confrontation of the wind?  I would imagine that you would meet the wind and rain with a resilience to stop from being blown off course.  The second picture would be a completely different experience.  It would be one of peace and a calming influence.

Take these two pictures and think about a time that you felt these two different types of experiences with a friend, boss, co-worker, child, parent or lover.  Did you stay free from the fear of conflict and walk through the intense energy with resilience and without taking it on?  The resilience you experienced in the storm can be experienced at these times when you discover it is about them, not you.  Nature teaches you an inner language that will increase your perceptive nature

My point in sharing this example is that it may be easier to be in our human relationships if we explore and learn from nature. Working with an Asian Teen I learned that they verbally compared me to the inside of a peeled banana. This reference was to my color of skin.  Another way of identifying their experience of people was putting them  in two categories; round and square.  How would you describe a round and square personality type?

Nature has been interpreted by many cultures and has modeled patterns that continue to define our evolution of intellect.  Science, math and geometry are a few examples. Now a need has become obvious for reacquainting our culture with nature in a personal and interesting way.  Remembering the relevance of nature as a mentor may resolve many universal unmet needs.

Enjoy reviewing  the shapes of the five elements in nature, learning to view plants, minerals and fauna as a way to connect to inner feelings and have fun with sharing their language in your connections with others.  One way would be in your messages to others through gifts!

 


 by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Green Behavior Programs grounded in ‘Nature as Nurturer’

 

Hosta

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Mortar Edible

Symbolizes balance of the elements:  Earth, Wood, Water, Fire & Air

Nurtures:  Bees, Butterfly’s, Hummingbirds and Humans (Visual pleasure and calming influence)

Represents:  Integrity, Balance & Potential


Perfect garden plant for mirroring the cycle of connection in relationships!

Roots + Growth = Blossoms

Values + Sensations = Observation & Listening

  • Non-moralistic judgement and being present:  The flowers of the Hosta reflect Observation and Listening
  • Sensations/Feelings:  The leaves of the Hosta reflect Heart-felt sensual awareness
  • Values:  The roots reflect a Culture of Values



Ultimately one could say the blossoms of the hosta =’s a plants version of man’s connection to higher self and expanded consciousness

  •  Violet Blossoms – Personal Identification with the infinite:  Oneness, Peace
  • Green Leaves – Expressing love in actions
  • Yellow edges on Leaves – Experience, Personal Power & Goals

Representation in three of the 9 life areas:

  • Financial –  Economic success through balance of heart-love, values  & wisdom    (attitude:  highest benefit  for all)
  • Fame – Integrity and balance in leadership
  • Relationship – Heart – Mind balanced wisdom in connections

Companion Mineral

Amethyst

Amethyst

  • Stimulate and soothes the mind and emotions
  • Associated with water

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


 Copyright 2017 – Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000