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Just a Feeling | My head's full of doubt, but my heart wins whispering, "Magic's over there". | HartHaiku.com

Just a Feeling | Trust yourself

Do you use both your head and your gut instincts to make decisions in life? Logic and reason are valuable, but limited. They do not hold all the answers. When we work with our intuition too, we are tapped into the universal consciousness, the infinite.

Here is a very good Psychology Today article, which explains why we should rely on both: What Is Intuition, And How Do We Use It?

Life’s too short. Follow the magic!

Inspirational Quotes:

“I believe in intuitions and inspirations… I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.” ~ Albert Einstein

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” ~ Dean Koontz

“Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.”
~ Paulo Coelho

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” ~ Kahlil Gibrán

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Tree Secrets | Majestic sages, keepers of ancient wisdom, whisper to me please. | HartHaiku.com

Tree Secrets | Nature’s Wisdom

There was a magic moment, one summer day long past, when a flash realization hit me. I was bicycling down a beautiful avenue, lushly lined with mature trees, and it was blatantly clear – they were reaching out for each other across the road.

“Hey, the trees are talking to each other!”

It wasn’t just that the branches were growing over the road. The massive old trunks were bending towards the trees on the other side, and the upper branches from each side interlaced over the road, as if the trees were holding hands. The trees formed an almost perfect continuous arch over the road. There was something magical and almost sacred about it.

Ah-ha, I thought, trees talk to each other. It was more of an intuition than a thought, and deep down I knew I was right. I mentioned this to a few friends, who of course gently told me I was crazy.

Majesty of the old redwoods in Muir Woods

Flash forward a few years, and I had the privilege of visiting Muir Woods in California. The majesty of the old redwoods took my breath away. I was awe struck! Although a fairly recent Humboldt State University research study showed they are not quite as old as previously thought, hundreds if not thousands of years is still a darned long time. As I gazed upward to the distant canopy, I wondered, What have you seen? What do you know?

Scientific research reveals the secret life of trees

Apparently other people with the same sorts of crazy intuitions have acted on them. Ecologist Suzanne Simard’s career evolved out of an accident with her dog, which uncovered a fascinating underground tree root system. She got hooked on trees, and for the past 30 years has made her career researching them. This is a fascinating read about her journey and findings: Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn

A short quote from the article: “Trees are much more like us humans that you may think. They are extremely social and depend on each other for their survival. Communication is vital, and a massive web of hair-like mushroom roots transmit secret messages between trees, triggering them to share nutrients and water with those in need.”

Other researchers worldwide are revealing similar findings. So, it seems, I am not so crazy after all… And I’m thinking, we could learn a lot from trees about the value of community.

For more on the magic of trees, see my post Forest Bathing.

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In Flow | The stream does not heed the hard sharp gashing boulder. It glides smoothly round. | HartHaiku.com

In Flow | Navigate your life

Fluidity: The ability to flow easily. | The characteristic of elegance or grace. | The state of being unsettled or unstable.

When we are in touch with who we really are and our purpose for being here, we begin to flow effortlessly within it. Our head bashing comes from resistance, from listening too much to others who want to mold us into their idea of being. The river cares not for the opinion of others. It is river.

When we flow, we enter a state of elegance and grace. Labels, material things, all the incidental clutter falls away. We discover that we are elegant, just as we are. And as the river does, we move around and through, in a state of grace, smoothing roughness along our path.

And when we embrace change (that which is unsettled and unstable), we move towards new vistas, experiences, states of being. Growth does not occur within stability. River desires that which facilitates its flow in and towards newness.

Be fluid and in flow, like the river.

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