ThunderBeings

This is part of a new series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post will be an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen will hopefully keep it in the front of your mind and allow you enough time to lean into the learning.

Spring is the time when the Thunder Beings return to our land.  Thunder Beings are said to have the power to give life, but also take it away. They can destroy with the wind, cause flood and drought, or burn with lightening; but at the same time, they can also renew and bring the vital rains and nurture all life on earth.  There are many lessons to be learned from the Thunder Beings, one such lesson is the state of our own energies.  How do you use your energy to give life, to renew and nurture? How do you use your energy to destroy life?

Deep Planting

This is part of a new series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post will be an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen will hopefully keep it in the front of your mind and allow you enough time to lean into the learning.

My Métis aunties tell me that May is a time for planting. In the early days it was primarily potatoes and turnips at this time as they were placed deep and could handle the unpredictable prairie May weather. What are the teachings from today that you would plant deep so that they might survive the fickle storms of social acceptance.

Frog Moon

This is part of a new series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post will be an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen will hopefully keep it in the front of your mind and allow you enough time to lean into the learning.

May is known within some of my communities as the Frog Moon.  During this time many of our relatives are coming out of hibernation and into the spaces we share.  One of the lessons that the frog reminds us of is to share our voices.  There are many frogs in the world, but none of them hesitates to fill the night with their unique sound. How are you sharing your voice this week?  Does it stand alone, or blend into the choir?

Take what you need

The work on this page is my passion, and where I borrow, I give thanks.  Borrow what you need, share as often as you can, but let my name travel with my words so that the voice remains authentic.

This season, we have seen our world, our mother, take a long awaited and much needed deep breath of her own.  The birds sing louder, the four leggeds roam more freely and the scent of warming cedar has the space to reach our noses.

I am filled with gratitude for all that each of you has sacrificed to bring in this spring and cannot wait to learn a new way to be together that allows the world its continued breath.

Tracy

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