As the last of the Eagle moon fades away I am drawn to the teachings of cycles and the stories I have been gifted describing humans as a reflection of the natural world.  Stories of the delicate balaans of ecosystems and all of their contributing parts reflected within us, as if we are tributes to the natural world.  The mountains and rocks are the bones that hold us, the water in the rivers – the blood that flows through us, the forests move oxygen like our lungs and the ocean is as consistent as the beating of our hearts, all there to teach us how to live a good and healthy life.  The key is recognizing that the earth, like our bodies, will always move towards balaans.

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This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has 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 serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.