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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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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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Catch a Feeling, Not a Cold this February

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Catch a Feeling, Not a Cold this February

Article written for the South Etobicoke News   This February we are feeling cozy, loved, comforted, expressive, rested and feeling nourished. Not only is the Chinese New Year on February 1st, but the Eastern world celebrations of the Year of the Tiger continue on, well into mid-February, and culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 15th. That weekend, we are invited to celebrate love on February 14th, as the western world's official Valentine's Day. That is not the feeling I'm talking about. Though this season is still cold and we are in mid-winter, you’re probably getting itchy feet and itchy...

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January Stillness Awaits — Your Rejuvenation Time

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January Stillness Awaits — Your Rejuvenation Time

A brand new year has begun for those of us following the Gregorian calendar. Isn’t this exciting? But, it’s still cold outside and my hands are freezing, Monika! (you say) I agree with you, I wholeheartedly agree! Yes, it’s still a time of slumber and stillness and quiet outside. This month, let us focus on the well-deserved rest that is around us in nature, and invite it into our life. It is monumental to our health and our well-being to have adequate rest. By adequate rest I mean exceptional sleep, deep sleep, rest with feet up, reduced or eliminated running...

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Growing the Light of Your Human Spirit

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Growing the Light of Your Human Spirit

The lights are growing dim and the days are growing shorter. With each passing breath, we know we’re getting older. It may sound lyrical and poetic and it is. I say it is inspiring and enlightening. Despite the long dark nights and cold winter days, let us celebrate light, in a hundred different ways. Let us celebrate growing older because it comes, hand in hand, with the joys and wonder of our friends' and loved ones birthdays and family dinners. The passing days are marked by anniversary dinners, graduations and a host of other beautiful celebrations and holidays that enrich...

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