Indigo Girl

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

On her birthday, we took Kindred to Cosmic Connections in Nashville to get her aura photographed.


I have seen actual photographs and that is what I thought it was before we went but their system just utilizes a computer print out. Aura photography is done by grounding your hand on a sensor and getting the reading added to your picture. I believe it is correct because Kindred is 100% an indigo and we have known this for awhile. We will go again when she turns seven and begins a new life cycle to see if she maintains it.

I found a good explanation of indigo auras via
"Indigo aura personalities are creative individuals who inspire awareness, sensibility and integrity. Indigos are deeply influenced by their inner knowing. They are dynamic souls who assert their morality to promote teaching respect for all life. They are guided by their mind’s eye and lead with their hearts.
Primarily working from the third eye, this aura personality is highly intuitive and has a broad range of arcane knowledge. Their insights see the pathways of infinite potential and possibilities. It is not uncommon to experience from an Indigo that they may hold answers to life’s mysteries.
Indigos can absorb and process new information quickly. They will have a tendency to feel overwhelmed by their senses and by energies in their environment.
The life of an Indigo is so experiential that their means of relating to other people is often through the use of metaphors and similes. However, their channeled revelations and prophecies are delivered forthright.
Indigos are bold and brave with their honesty and serve to be an example of testing boundaries; challenging limitations and restrictions where personal freedom and liberties are concerned.  They are outspoken about righting injustices, changing broken social governing systems and can be quick to set a record straight.  Since they know what they know with clarity and conviction, the truth and the right thing to do are no contest to an Indigo.
People with this aura color can have trouble understanding why other people don’t understand the knowledge they do. They can also easily feel alienated from society or ostracize themselves and disappear for a while to rebalance their love/hate relationship with society."
If you are interested in getting your aura photographed, Cosmic Connections is near Belmont Univ in Nashville. The Frothy Monkey coffee shop is nearby and I love their chai!!

Happy 5th Birthday, Kindred!!

Monday, January 14, 2019

We decided to skip a birthday party-party this year because Naiya's counts are down making her more susceptible to infection and Nova is in Kindergarten with lots of other kiddos. We hated the idea of excluding one or the other so we made Kindred's birthday super special and she will have a half-birthday party in July to make up for it. I asked Kindred what she might like to do and she said she wanted a new crystal from the crystal store. So, I immediately thought about Cosmic Connections in Nashville and thought that, while we were down there, Kindred would LOVE to eat at Rainforest Cafe.

I was mistaken. It scared the whiz out of her. Just like it did Dylan. But all the other kids around seemed to love it.

She was enjoying herself until the thunderstorm happened. The lights get low, thunder rumbles, strobe lights flash like lightning and the animals go nuts. It's either super cool or extremely traumatizing, depending on who you ask. Kindred hid under the table just like Dylan did.

Me and my girl have logged many rides on carousels and I love that. I have enjoyed every single one.
Kindred, I don't know what cosmic contract you worked out to be here...against all the odds of a balanced translocation, here you are. You were my destiny all along, I just didn't know it. Oh how my heart ached for you for so many years. You have been the biggest surprise yet. I love you so much. Thank you for every single moment.

Intentional Living

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

I am seriously concerned about the recent climate reports. I think we are all living in such crazy times that it somehow slipped under the radar, but we should all be freaking the eff out right now. I mean, probably not the folks Fox News has brainwashed into believing this is all a Chinese Hoax and we should just keep consuming and consuming and wasting and wasting while they laugh all the way to the bank because...their kids won't be suffering out here in the cheap seats, right? They'll be just fine. But, the rest of us...we should be paying way more attention than we are.

I'm not quite in prepper panic mode...but I am considering that Kentucky is near the bottom of the list when it comes to preparedness. In a decade or two, when the summer heat is over 100 degrees for a week or two at a time, our grids will not be able to handle the demand. If drought or floods destroy crops, we will not have the funds to bail out the farmers. Kentucky is not being realistic about the urgency or even validity of necessary change. Why is that, do you reckon? Well, I say follow the money...all the way to the coalmines. Elsewhere, places like Florida won't just be dealing with hurricanes, flooding, and eroding coastlines, they'll be dealing with mosquito borne illness outbreaks, too. I am not being crazy or paranoid...according to scientists, the fat is in the fire now, folks. It's coming.

So, the scientists say the best places to be are somewhere north, nearer to fresh water sources. This is not a criteria I have ever considered. Personally, I don't like to be cold and the north is synonymous with cold. I would love to be out west, but is seems even that landscape is changing. The wild fires in California and Oregon are a good example. And, I know that a decade or two seems like a long time, but you see...I've got this little girl...who is just about to turn five years old, and climate change will be a huge factor in her lifetime. I would rather be located somewhere that gives her the best chance to thrive. And, I would also like to tell her that I did my best by recycling, shopping local, thrifting, and wasting as little as I could. Which brings me to the picture above...

I'm giving up my Sam's Club membership. It may save me some money, but that place has the most waste in packaging I have ever seen. I just cannot participate in that any longer. I'm also buying a pitcher that allows me to make my own nut/plant milk so I can cut down on that weekly waste. I can buy the ingredients in bulk at the Nutrition Center (lots of bulk items & whole foods there!). We are also going to do our best to phase out paper towels completely by upping our bamboo reusable towel game. And, we have decided to build a tiny house!! My dad is an amazing carpenter who has built and flipped many houses and he is going to help us! We plan on collecting as much of the materials over the next year as we can and then get started.

Listen, I am not crazy enough to think that Kindred would enjoy living in a tiny house. But, I think I would someday after she's grown. Tiny house, big outdoor space, garden, solar sounds perfect to me! Or, if either of my parents needed an alternative to living in an assisted care facility, I'd have one ready for them. We would love to have it as a tiny guest house or a place we can pack up and head for higher ground, if we had to. Or, if she someday had to. Although, I can say...if Berg and I have the choice of big brand new house in a cul de sac or 30 acres of meadows & woods? We will park our tiny house right up in that 30 acres and commission Bill to help us build Kindred her own tiny house we can connect to ours. Haha. But, for real... 

There are many ways to walk softer on this land and this is my goal of discover and implement as many as possible. I've slacked off on this to a shameful level of consumerism lately, but I am recommitted to intentionally living. We all owe it to our children to try our bests.

Messages From the Guides

Monday, January 07, 2019

This is the spot I was standing next to Ash at my dad's yesterday when we suddenly saw an eagle take flight from the ground and fly all the way to those trees in the background. I am still just in awe of such an auspicious visit from such a magnificent creature. Native American's believe "If Eagle shows up, it means: There's an opportunity for you that you're considering, and it would be best if you take advantage of it soon. There will be a new beginning in a positive direction following a recent period of strife, one in which you've gained a great deal of stamina and resilience. It's time for a great spiritual awakening, one where you experience a greater connection to the Creator." HELLO!! GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM!! I mean, right? 

Earlier in the day, as Kindred and Naiya played in the sunshine out in the backyard, I thought about some of the synchronicities of late...and the direction they seem to be singing us along, I closed my eyes and meditated for a moment about whether or not this was a good fit for us. Were the messages being interpreted correctly? And then I asked the cards if I was on the right path. I drew the Ace of Pentacles!! It was pretty much an energetic high-five from the Universe. The Ace of Pentacles can show us opportunity for real, concrete growth. It is a time to strengthen your roots, to ground and center in your body, and to begin building the foundation for the future. The card can also tell you to go spend some time in nature and find inspiration there.

Which, I did...and that is when I saw the eagle.

So, it is all connected and I am tuned in awaiting further instruction...

Heart Happy

Friday, January 04, 2019

On the list of things that make my heart happy...these two are at the top.

New Year, New Me Spread

Tuesday, January 01, 2019
 For the New Year, I did what most people do...wait, most people probably don't do this...I threw some cards. I went with the Past, Present, Future spread with a focus on my life overall and this is what I got.




I mean, it's all about perspective and interpretation, but yeah...seems about right. Life definitely changed with Naiya's diagnosis and we can't go back to who we were before. Now is the time to dig in and do the work so that the future me can be free to live in harmony. Yessssss!!!