Jing Tonifying Porridge & The Great Blue Heron
Hi Sacred Backyard Readers! This porridge recipe I am going to share with you is super vital. Fall is here in the beautiful Northern California Mountains and I have been enjoying some amazing walks along the river. Instead of snow fall its leaf fall for now and many days of the week I am greeted by the Great Blue Heron perched on a rock in the river. My connection with the heron has beengoing on for over a year now and its a really special one. It’s a bit of a story so I will save it for another post. I also have been visited by the snake medicine, owls, a lady bug; this amazing totem literally crawled up next to me on the couch while I was listening to an Eckart Tolle video, how serendipitous. And of course the blue jays sing and make their presence well known here. Nature loves to be seen for its true essence and nature is a place where we can all feel secure, held and inspired if we are present to its sacredness. The Great Blue Heron is such an auspicious and potent medicine for me. The heron symbolizes having one foot in the manifest word and one in the unmanifest realm. The form realm and formless realm.It is a great reminder to live up to what we are, Human Beings. Human is the form aspect and the Being is the formless aspect that truly grounds us into the here and now and connects us to the flow of life. Any time we are here now we have life flowing through our vortices, its similar to allowing the blood to flow thru our veins accept here we are speaking of our energetic body.The 80/20 Principle is a great one to apply here. If we put 80% of our attention into being (the deeper aspect of who we are as the observing presence) , literally feeling our true nature through presence and 20% attention on our goals and tasks in life we allow the great primordial intelligence to flow through us and create lives of deeper meaning and purpose.