Navigating this Summer

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Today we have a guest writer! The most recent newsletter from My Spirit Experience stunned me, in an absolutely beautiful way. I asked Heidi Steffens, business proprietor and author of the newsletter, if I could share it here. Please enjoy as much as I do, if not more.

Navigating this Summer

We’re in the depths of summer, we’re dealing with the lack of rain and unquenchable heat, glaring inequalities in our communities, and navigating reconnecting with others while coming up against a serious resurgence of the pandemic. We’re getting tired.


What I have found grounding and recharging is taking care of my own patch of Earth with the space and people in it. My spouse and I have selectively found what we are willing to fight for in our little 3 acre yard and we’re putting the work in to keep the plants and bee-ings alive. I’m talking with the trees as I’m dragging hoses and buckets of water around and letting them all know I’m here for them and won’t give up. My spouse is tending to the vegetables and connecting with the bees to make sure they can still thrive when there are few flowers blooming and water is scarce and evaporating under the sun.


I’m also taking action where I can to keep myself and others safe and I won’t give up. I send healing energy to the planet and people who are willingly accepting this energy. I am reaching out to friends and family, checking in and connecting in person when possible. I make sure they are holding their own or giving a boost if needed. This is a new cycle that instead of fighting it, I fight within it for something better. 


When I need a break again, I breathe and focus on gratitude…and water the trees.

Heidi Steffens, My Spirit Experience

“This is a new cycle that instead of fighting it, I fight within it for something better.”

Holy wow.

What will I fight for, in gratitude, today?

What will you?

One of Heidi's fruit trees
One of Heidi’s trees
banner from My Spirit Experience website, linked

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