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Eat. Pray. Now what?

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I don’t know about you, but I can’t just take off for Bali or India in search of enlightenment.

(Well, at least not this week.)

But as you’ll see here in the latest episode of Oh My Goddess TeaV, I do have some thoughts about how to find inspiration a little closer to home.

The longer I live, the more I realize that the answers aren’t out There.

In fact, the wisdom we seek is usually right Here.

Sometimes even in our own backyards.

In my experience, nothing nurtures like Nature. Even if you can’t get away from it all, you can give yourself a 5 minute recess.

Go outside and b-r-e-a-t-h-e.

Hug a tree.

Inhale a rose.

Make a wish on a dandelion.

Tickle your toes on some grass.

Find secret messages in the clouds.

Speaking of nature, as I’m writing this, I just noticed a teeny weeny hummingbird nest nestled on a vine growing over our patio.

And on it, a teeny weeny mother hummingbird is sitting perfectly still.

(I didn’t even know they could do that. Did you?)

Now, most people would just say “Cool, a hummingbird nest.”

But not me. I googled  ”meaning of hummingbird.”

And here’s what I found: In Native American culture, a hummingbird symbolizes timeless joy and the Nectar of Life.

It’s a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Who knows what magic awaits you right there in your everyday life.

I do know that I’d love to hear about it. Or anything else you feel like sharing.

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20 comments to Eat. Pray. Now what?

  • Hi Wendy,
    Your gorgeous, doing exactly what you were born to do. As the Dalai Lama says ”The world will be saved by the western Woman’, my belief is that we need to give the Western Woman a forum where they can begin to believe in themselves again and march forward united and supported.

    We must stop being slaves to the system and dare to break free encouraging others to do the same. Laugh at fear, make mistakes, learn and grow daily. Begin with telling everyone that relies on us to iron their own clothes, wash their own dishes, learn to look after themselves so that we can do what we were all born to do. Its not being a servant.

    You are a great artist and writer Wendy, its great that you have taken the fear and stepped right through it to support other women and share what you have learned. We must all do that, sooner or later.

    Learning to say ‘no’ without guilt is the beginning of women doing what they must.

    Thank you for inspiring us.
    Cheers
    Sharon- Sydney x

    • Wow, Sharon….you have made my day!!! Thank you so much for sharing so generously. Today was one of those days when I was dealing with the business of life…all the things I put off…
      So, you seeing me in the context of my larger purpose and “getting it, ” touched me beyond compare. You sound like a very wise woman and certainly an articulate one. It’s amazing to discover
      sisters of our heart all the way around on the other side of the world.

  • Carol

    Ah Wendy, this was wonderful and I agree nature has a lot to show us IF we will but look! There’s a beautiful cemetery near where I live that I love to walk in. It’s more like a park though:) I take my camera along as I never know what delights might await me around the next turn:) and they have. Writing oetry is another way that I connect with the spirit, it is a joy to play with words.
    Your site is fabulous Wendy and so enjoy receiving Oh My Goddess Bloggess!

    • Thank you, Carol. It is such a joy to know that what I’m doing speaks to you.
      That’s funny….we live near a cemetery as well. At first, we were weirded out by that but my husband says “it’s a daily reminder to cherish life.”
      I know just what you mean about playing with words.

  • Regina

    Thank you, Wendi….thank you, dragonflies…I have always known that our souls are at their healthiest when we are within and surrounded by nature. Just love this video and your message resonates deeply :)

  • OMG! Wonderful.

    Thank you for being you and putting your message out there in the garden of life.

  • Oh Wendy!
    Thank you for this…
    I was feeling a little blue today. I will go outside and find My “hummingbird” or whatever magic i am supposed to experience!
    Thanks
    KIM

  • Hi Wendi…I could not agree more! Nature is all around us and is an oasis to behold!
    Go out to your yard for a vacation close to home!

  • Yes, there are signs and lessons all around to help us in our Spiritual growth if we just open our eyes, minds and hearts. Thank you Wendi for being so authentic (yes I used the over used word…lol) and sharing yourself with the world!

  • Thank you for reminding us, Wendi!
    Love from Vienna
    Karin

  • Carol Pilkington

    Hi Wendi,

    What a beautiful setting, your own magig garden. Great video. Life really is magical one breath at a time.

    Carol

  • Magic is all around us. We see it when we feel magical. :-) Nature speaks to us in the universal language of all living beings – vibrations. That’s why we feed our soul, connect with our true essence, when we’re immersed in nature. Love your red dragon analogy. There are unlimited lessons to be learned – right in our own back yards or balconies. Will share the inspiration. thanks.

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