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Jan 1st

Ommm Healing Journey: Service, Love Unbonded

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I couldn’t quite separate November’s service theme from October’s grace nor from December’s community.  The link with community seems very obvious. But the way between grace and service may not be obvious at all.   But it comes a little clearer when life is viewed as an opportunity to be of service and each day an opportunity to do better.

That is why I referred to them as faith and practice.  I find the experience of grace to be proof of a higher love.  A release of the binding on our hearts that inspires faith. And I wish to be a servant to this unbinding, so I must practice.  There is grace to be found when we act in service to compassion, when we speak in service to kindness, when we work in service to integrity and live in service to truth.  

I am not ashamed to say I do not know what that all looks like in perfect practice.  So at the end of the day, I breathe in service to gratitude and find the heart to try this living thing again.

Nikki is a Mother, Wife, Healer, Hopeful Suburban Homesteader acknowledges words are her mind’s tools; writing her soul’s craft; and this circus of life her heart’s muse. Read more from Nikki here on her blog, The Way I Bee. Nikki’s massage therapy and energy healing, including reiki/cranio with some spontaneous journey work, are part of the offerings at Nourishing Storm Wellness Company.

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Jan 1st

Ommm Healing Journey: Community, An Unfolding

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I would like to stand inside of every kind of forest.  Commune with every kind of ecology. To listen and learn how to grow strong and true in harmony with a community in the midst of its own evolution.

 

Nature knows how to behave, how to give way to diversity.  How to allow every potential its expression and the space for each expression to succeed or fail as they will.  Nature allows life its way. And evolves around some greater intelligence. Balancing along some point beyond our current understanding.  The point of separation between creation and destruction, like the space between breaths, between expansion and contraction. A point that is fluid and still.

 

Nature teaches us the cycles.  The seasons here to teach each their own lessons.  The stars to offer direction. The moon to teach us our tides, how we ebb and flow.  The animals that offer the wisdom of survival in body and the soul medicine found when we study their stories within the evolution of us and the world.  It is all there in the ecology. In the shapes and colors. In it all.

 

This year, I found deep wisdom in the community of trees. In the spring, the leaves wait to appear until the earth is blanketed in green and then each tree awakens in their own time.  I learned to find my own time to bloom when it will not steal sunshine from another. In the summer, the tall trees endure the fire of the sun and offer shade for tender plants to thrive below. I learned to stand tall and protect the space for tenderness to grow around me.  At the peak of autumn’s glory, the leaves begin to fall. I learned to appreciate the beauty of each time as it lasts but when the fire is gone, to let it go. In all the seasons, the roots held the earth along the rushing rivers edge. I learned to hold my ground along my edges but also that sometimes the ground can wash away and I may have to bend to hang on.  

 

Winter’s lesson it still working on me.  I see the evergreens, hard and prickly, some with seeds that have to be set aflame to release.  I learned how to hold my guard against the outside world when I want to stay green in the ice. But then I look to the deciduous trees to learn a different kind of strength from those who draw their green inside and stand defenseless and exposed to it all.  From them I learned the freedom of vulnerability and the resiliency born of tending our worlds within.

 

I found  so much wisdom just in standing witness to this natural order.  I believe the deepest wisdom from my communion with trees was found in watching the trees grow and change, each in their own wonderful way, and all in service to the continuing evolution of the forest.

 

“The world of life, of spontaneity, the world of dawn and sunset and starlight, the world of soil and sunshine, of meadow and woodland, of hickory and oak and maple and hemlock and pineland forests, of wildlife dwelling around us, of the river and its wellbeing – all of this {is} the integral community in which we live.” – Thomas Berry

 

Nikki is a Mother, Wife, Healer, Hopeful Suburban Homesteader acknowledges words are her mind’s tools; writing her soul’s craft; and this circus of life her heart’s muse. Read more from Nikki here on her blog, The Way I Bee. Nikki’s massage therapy and energy healing, including reiki/cranio with some spontaneous journey work, are part of the offerings at Nourishing Storm Wellness Company.

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Dec 29th

Introducing our 2019 Themes …

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2018 was a year for anchoring down, discovering our true selves, developing from this most authentic place, devoting to the practices that guide us, finding motivation along the way, tapping into our childlike sense of wonder and then wandering and getting just a bit lost along the way, in a good way! As fall came, we found ease and then gracefully met ourselves in service, the places we are meant to serve, and most importantly connection to the communities that support, inspire, and help us grow.

If you are just joining our NS tribe and family (and we are so glad you are here) or had quite a year, here are the themes we explored in 2018, our year in review …

2018 THEMES:

JanuaryAnchor

FebruaryDiscover

MarchDevelop

April– Devote

MayActivate

JuneMotivate

JulyWonder

AugustWander

September–  Ease

OctoberGrace 

November– Service

December– Community

-Each brought to us by the beautifully inspiring, Nikki Savage- yogi, healer, mama, friend, herbalist, massage therapist and writer just to name a few.

And now it is time to begin anew! 2019 is all about celebrating new beginnings, being the observer, forgiving anywhere that is needed and trusting the process. We will plant seeds of intention, bloom where we stand and be brave with where the journey takes us. Bliss will be our guiding force as we move forward in calming ways and allow the delicate balance of harmony reign, appreciating all that is within and before us and then together we transform!

2019 THEMES:

January- Begin

February- Observe

March- Forgive

April– Trust

May– Plant

June- Bloom

July- Brave

August- Bliss

September- Calm

October– Harmony

November- Appreciate

December- Transform

To your journey in 2019, may it be guided by love, light, peace and joy!  Namaste

– The Nourishing Storm Team

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Oct 9th

Ommm Healing Journey: Holding Space

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Where do I find ease?

 

In an exhale

Of breath  

or emotion

 

In the lengthening

Of muscle

or  time

 

In the silent spaces

Of forests

or  minds

 

I find my ease

 

In sudden joy

Like the spontaneous grace of laughter

Or of kindness

Of children

Or love

 

In yielding acceptance

Like the soft surrender to a moment

Or to a feeling

A happening

Or life itself

 

I find ease

 

In the rhythms

Of nature in her seasons

Of the heartbeats in my home

Of the moon in her emptiness and fullness

 

I find my ease

 

In holding my own rhythms

And the emptiness and fullness of me

 

Nikki is a Mother, Wife, Healer, Hopeful Suburban Homesteader acknowledges words are her mind’s tools; writing her soul’s craft; and this circus of life her heart’s muse. Read more from Nikki here on her blog, The Way I Bee. Nikki’s massage therapy and energy healing, including reiki/cranio with some spontaneous journey work, are part of the offerings at Nourishing Storm Wellness Company.

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Oct 1st

Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance)

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IMG_4927Dancers have the ability to cultivate grace and ease while confidently spinning around and making leaps across the floor. They are able to do this as a result of practicing inner focus, while training their bodies to be flexible, strong and balanced. Lord of the Dance pose is a great pose to tap into your most creative, strong, balanced self, thus bringing abundance. Not only is this pose a back bend but a heart opener. When we work with heart openers and back bends we start to clear out any junk in the heart center leaving it wide open, ready to receive and cultivate all the good stuff!  (more…)

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