Grounding and Balancing Meditation

meditation-techniques-bodhi-treeGrounding and Balancing Meditation
Written by: Carol Gallegos July 30, 2015
Picture by: Unknown (if you know please let me know so I can give proper credit)

Find a comfortable position without laying down.

Once in that position, close your eyes and begin focusing on your breathing.

Slowly breath in… and notice the presence of your feet and your toes.

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1st Place!

The following photos were taken by me and entered in the county fair.

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I call this photo “Footprints”.  Most people don’t realize that Arizona gets snow.  Well this picture was taken outside my fiance’s front door in Kachina Village right outside Flagstaff, Arizona.  It was taken a few years ago and we were snowed in for a day because of all the snow.  I believe we had 2 or 3 feet of snow.  We had shoveled the snow the night before and woke up to more.  The “Kid”, his kitty, decided to make his mark on the newly fallen snow as seen by his footprints.

 

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This picture called “Florence Courthouse” is a beauty!  I love the contrast of the building and sky.  The courthouse is the original courthouse of Florence, Arizona.  Everything below this point had scaffolding all around as they were fixing a lot of damage.

 

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This one got third place of the five photos I entered.

 

The next two photos were also entered but received no ribbons.  I still love them!  🙂

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A yellow cactus flower.

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This tree is on the top of Mt. Elden in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The winds are so strong there that some of the trees actually grow twisted.  These type of trees are homes to birds such as the bald eagle.

I hope you liked seeing another side of me.  🙂

Brightest Blessings,
Carol

1st Place!

The following photos were taken by me and entered in the county fair.

footprints-1st place-small
I call this photo “Footprints”.  Most people don’t realize that Arizona gets snow.  Well this picture was taken outside my fiance’s front door in Kachina Village right outside Flagstaff, Arizona.  It was taken a few years ago and we were snowed in for a day because of all the snow.  I believe we had 2 or 3 feet of snow.  We had shoveled the snow the night before and woke up to more.  The “Kid”, his kitty, decided to make his mark on the newly fallen snow as seen by his footprints.

 

courthouse-1st place-small
This picture called “Florence Courthouse” is a beauty!  I love the contrast of the building and sky.  The courthouse is the original courthouse of Florence, Arizona.  Everything below this point had scaffolding all around as they were fixing a lot of damage.

 

butterfly-3rd place-small
This one got third place of the five photos I entered.

 

The next two photos were also entered but received no ribbons.  I still love them!  🙂

Yellow Cactus Flower-small
A yellow cactus flower.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
This tree is on the top of Mt. Elden in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The winds are so strong there that some of the trees actually grow twisted.  These type of trees are homes to birds such as the bald eagle.

I hope you liked seeing another side of me.  🙂

Brightest Blessings,
Carol

Can beauty be deceiving?

Tree at workThis morning I was sitting in my car looking at this beautiful tree I usually park in front of.  It speaks to me sometimes.  So I decided to take a picture of it.  I’ve always loved looking at it but this morning I felt sadness and one of my guides told me to learn about Ivy and Tree.  I found that even though it is beautiful to look at it is not always healthy for the tree.  In fact, Ivy can literally suck the life out of a tree.  As Ivy grows it has a sticky type of substance that allows it to attach itself to whatever it is climbing.  It then can grow hair like roots.  It grows under the bark allowing the protective barrier of the tree to be exposed and become sick.  Ivy also competes with the tree for sunlight.  So unfortunately, although beautiful to look at, Ivy can literally suck the life out of the tree it is growing on.
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