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Abundance of the Everyday Life - A Burdocks Diary

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Abundance of the Everyday Life - A Burdocks Diary

Are they weeds or are they unsung heroes?


Gardeners dislike weeds because they spoil grass lawns, suck away nutrients from planted harvest gardens and take over fragrant and annual flower gardens.
Weeds excel in the environment we have offered them in abundance!
(see the point here: we create this opportunistic landscape for them!!!)
We give them space: they come in and take it. Complaining about weeds growing where we have created cracks in the sidewalk and empty open soil beds between our flowers is like tsk tsking when people pile on into an empty subway car during rush hour. It is the natural flow of resources. Have you heard the saying 'the universe abhors a vacuum'? We fail to recognize abundance when we see it.

Your challenge for the season follows below - read on!

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How to Grow Heart centred Harmony

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How to Grow Heart centred Harmony
Here we are in full bloom you and I enjoying the warmth and colour and splendour of summer.
Feel the energy, the heat, the power of the sun rising and allow yourself to feel that right in your heart.

Real inspiration is all around us. 

We run on love and fuel in the form of nutrition. It’s no correct coincidence that our heart is nestled right in the middle of...

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Do you see your truth? Do you see your true nature?

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Do you see your truth? Do you see your true nature?

I teach you that your body is talking and then

I ask you if you’re even listening? Now we are learning to listen.

this is the fun part: We are often way too linear in the way we think about life and ourselves in our bodies. But in reality, nothing is actually linear. For this step, ask that body part where it would be if it was a song....

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M in March is for Action - Third Chakra opened allows us to Act

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M in March is for Action - Third Chakra opened allows us to Act

M is for Action. (Monthly article written for the South Etobicoke News) Yes, you read that right. (Ok, March is for Action!)This March, let M stand for 'make things happen'. As the weather warms up and the days get longer, you’ll notice that the birds and the bees AND the squirrel activities are well underway. They are making things happen. It’s time for you to do the same. Let's make things happen! Too often we wait for approval or an invite or a date on the calendar to tell us what to do. 'Oh, it's spring, March 20th, time to...

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See the Beauty in the World

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See the Beauty in the World

Article written for the Lakeshore Press, July 1st, 2021 Summer heat is upon us. The rising temperatures, cool refreshing lakes, barbeques and iced cold drinks brewing are all around us. I ask you to pause now and stop to see the beauty all around you. We tend to think that beauty is the grand mountain side or the glass lake reflecting a majestic forest. We clammer to get to some secluded hideaway that no one knows about to find a prized piece of land, our wonderful earth has created.  But beauty is just about everywhere. It is right here. Look...

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