by Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko (© May 7, 2012)
When you feel like you are in overdrive,
Feeling pent-up pressure, staying alive!
Then it is time for Letting Go!
Release, vent and breathe in some air;
Allow, permit, feel free to share…
Worries, fears…be gone, good-bye!
Invite in the love and the joy,
Positive energy, presently employ.
Embrace this time of Letting Go!
Stormy weather comes with its gloom,
But its rains help the flowers to bloom.
Mother Nature knows the wisdom of Letting Go!
Let go of the sorrows.
Let go of the fear.
With the tomorrows
Invite and choose cheer.
Now is the time for Letting Go!
- Determination (akissofbliss.wordpress.com)
DR. ANGI’S LAW #9
Mother Nature nurtures all her children with infinite wisdom! ~ Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko
Mother Nature at times may appear angry and vengeful with all her weather patterns; but, after every violent storm, there is a glorious calm and cleanliness. Seeds are dispersed in the winds, the vegetation is watered and nourished, and animals bathe and play in the puddles. Temperatures drop to a more comfortable level for everyone. Life goes on. This is just a teeny part of the wisdom Mother Nature bestows upon us.
By genuinely observing Mother Nature and all her creatures, people can learn her wisdom. There are the secrets of the snails and turtles to take your time; and, there is the wisdom of rabbits and deer to stay still and watchful when predators are lurking, as well as to eat your greens. Consider going outdoors and permit yourself to be open and aware to the wisdom of Mother Nature. You only need to carefully observe as you quietly stroll amid Mother Nature.
I had an amazing day! I was able to guest-host on Edie’s show again today. Click here for the replay: Life By the Seat of my Pants – Positive Message STOP Sign. Edie also has a phenomenal blog with the same name: Life by the Seat of my Pants.
Today I demonstrated how to doodle using patterns inspired by Mother Nature. I started by explaining the 5 basic element families of shapes. Every shape is made from dots, circles, lines, curved lines and/or angled lines. This is instruction that comes from Mona Brookes’ book Art With Children. (For more information go to this link: Art Makes Kids Smart) Then, I started a doodle (in Zentangle style) on a 4-by-6 blank index card. I shared a couple of objects from nature, a seashell and a whelk egg case on the show to show how patterns can be found in them. This inspired the spiral pattern and a repeated irregular rectangular pattern in the doodles I demonstrated on Edie’s show today. I then started a larger art pieces, a portrait with doodling around it.
Edie demonstrated creating a “You are AMAZING just the way you Are” sign as inspired by www.operationbeautiful .com that she plans to post on her neighborhood corner stop sign. The purpose of this Operation Beautiful campaign is to remind people how wonderful, beautiful and amazing they are by placing sticky notes and/or signs in conspicuous places that would grab people’s attentions. It is a fabulous idea; furthermore, it helps promote positive thinking. (Picture below shows the sign Edie made on the stop sign in her neighborhood.)
Sadly enough, too many of us put our own selves down daily with negative self-talk from the moment we get up and look in the mirror to start our daily routines. Instead of saying or thinking, “oh, gee! I look like “poop” this morning”; how about having a sticky note to remind us of how amazing, wonderful, beautiful and even sexy we are! Why not! Getting up in the morning would be a zillion times more fun if we greeted ourselves with “HEL-LO, sexy!” or “good morning sunshine / bright eyes/beautiful!” I have a tickle in my heart just thinking about it. I love this idea Edie found and it has me thinking now of creative ways to bring positive attention to people. How about you, does this inspire some ideas? I would love to hear some feedback on this!
- Art Day with Edie (akissofbliss.wordpress.com)
- Doodle (akissofbliss.wordpress.com)
It was a mild April day when my husband and I decided to take our puppy-dog Sasha for a car ride to the nature trail behind the local library for an extended walk. The temperature could not have been any more ideal. It was not too hot and not too humid. There were hardly any clouds in the sky and just the right amount of breeze.
As we walked with Sasha, we noticed an empty, discarded pack of cigarettes on the side of the trail. We could have left it there and take on the attitude that it belonged to someone else; or, the recreation department will pick it up later.
No, we decided to take ownership of the garbage and be good stewards of our little part our Mother Earth. We picked up the trash. A few more yards away, we picked up a discarded soda bottle. Funny thing is that with a little effort on the part of those who left the garbage, there was a trash can 100 or so feet away that they could have utilized.
Overall, the trail was mostly litter-free, which made our adventure quite pleasant. And, for our effort, my husband and I were rewarded by nature. As we continued down the trail an elusive cardinal peeked through the branches teasing us with its presence. It was like it was playing hide and seek with us. It’s beautiful red plumage was quite a sight to see in contrast to the spring greens of the trees and shrubbery.
Further down the trail, 2 squirrels were chasing each other in a playful game of tag or so it seemed. The scampering of their feet created such a hubbub in the understory of the woods the trail cut through. It was a delight to see them acting so carefree without a worry in the world.
Then a mallard duck made a brief appearance when a cacophony of 4 young boys on their bikes came rushing past us like a scene from “Stand By Me.” I wondered where they were rushing off to see (maybe a dead body like in the movie). The boys voices carried through the trail; so at that point we did not see as many creatures except for a variety of butterflies and other flying insects.
Today it felt like Mother Nature noticed us taking care of her and in return she gave us a gift of seeing the best of Mother Nature.