🍓 Strawberries! 🍓

My patch of strawberry plants
I ordered strawberry plants through the mail from the Saskatoon Farm south of Calgary. I planted them 2 weeks ago, and it looks like they have all taken root and are growing! 🙂 🍓

Transitions… Enjoy What This Season Has To Offer 🌱

Happy Spring everyone! It’s planting season! Vegetables, herbs, and let’s not forget flowers too. Transitions in life can be tricky, but are unavoidable. How we handle our minds is key to moving forward, and not getting stuck in a quagmire of discouraging thoughts and feelings. For example, the transition from winter to spring on the farm.… We await spring with much anticipation, and then Boom! time to get to work outside. Keeping our minds focused on right now and enjoying what this season has to offer is a key to surviving the transition. Not letting the feelings of despair (there’s SO much to do), and exhaustion (I need to get it all done this week) creep in and rule our minds. Right now is planting time on the farm, and we’ve added landscaping into the mix too. As we go through transitions in life, remember to take a deep breath, take one step and one day at a time, and keep our minds focused on enjoying what this season has to offer right now. 🌱

Much love,
Tracy

Looking To the Future With Hope—Let’s Make It Count ❤️

This is my view looking west—out over our “west quarter hayfield”. This is a special view to me because it’s one of the few places along the foothills that opens up and gives a peek to the mountains behind them.

Our hayfield holds promise, and we hope this hayfield will be tall and green in a couple months, ready to cut and bale. We also look for hope on the horizon as we come through this pandemic. What do you hope for? What do you want to see in yourself, in your community, and in the world as we move forward? We all have changed. Now we have choices of what we want to leave behind—things that don’t suit us, or fit in our world anymore. We’ve all done some self-reflection, life has slowed way down for us to take inventory of ourselves, our community, and the world. What do you want to bring with you as you move forward? Change for the better starts inside you and me first, and moves outward. Let’s make it count. ❤️

Much love,
Tracy

 

Changing the Energy Around Us—It Starts With You

Changing the energy around you is simple, but not necessarily easy. Change your thoughts, words, and actions—simple, right? I thought so too, at first. Then I realized I did in fact have a lot of low vibration thoughts, that came out into words, and some into actions. What is low vibration energy? Things that are not life-giving. For instance, greed, fear, lust, etc., are low vibration words. If you tap into feeling the energy around those words, you’ll understand. Now tap into the feeling of love, peace, gratefulness and they feel much different, a higher energy—those words feel good. If the energy of the low vibration words sit in our brain, come out of our mouth as words, and our body as actions, they are opposite of life-giving.

Changing the Energy Around Us—It Starts With You

Monitor your thoughts, words, and actions for an hour and see where you’re at. Life-Giving? As I’ve learned from myself, there is always room for improvement. 🙂 Our thoughts tend to form a rut or a usual route in our brain, and it can be tough to get out of that rut. Having a Reiki treatment helps immensely, and learning Reiki for yourself is a constant 24/7 help within you. But until the time when these things can happen again, let’s begin with understanding how you can start changing the energy around you, on your own. You have the choice of making the energy around you life-giving, or you can impact the energy around you in non life-giving ways. It starts with you, from within you.

The following, is an 8-point plan of bringing the energy around you into a more life-giving vibration. It comes from a book by Wayne Dyer, who shared this plan from Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This will give you an idea of how to change the energy around you, starting from within—the only place it can start. Take these points and run with them, add more as needed! 🙂

8-Point Plan
by
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

1) People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centred. Forgive them anyway.
2) If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
3) If you are successful, you will win some false friends, and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.
4) If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway.
5) What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight. Build anyway.
6) If you find serenity and happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
7) The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.
8) Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is all between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.

The Ripple Effect of Reiki

Hello Everyone ❤️ I hope this note finds you all healthy, and hopefully happy too. As I’ve been watching things unfold in our community and in our world, I kept thinking, how can I help? What can I do? My intuition kept saying, “not yet, just wait”. I’ve learned to listen (mostly 😉) to my intuition, even though external pressures say otherwise. So in that time of “not yet, just wait”, I’ve been working on my own healing, and waiting for Divine inspiration to nudge me. In the last couple of days, the first pieces of inspiration have been coming into place. I’ve had people interested in Reiki Workshops (and hopefully the workshops can happen again soon) and also community observations of my own. We need Reiki. During this pandemic, many people have been going inward and learning things about themselves—both good and not-so-pleasant. Reiki helps to maneuver these inward journeys, it helps to understand and release stagnant energy that needs to leave the body. Reiki treatments and learning Reiki for yourself in a workshop are ways to manage this stagnant energy and the energy around you. Imagine…. Using Reiki not only for yourself, but then energy in the world around you naturally changes as well. The energy that changes in the world around you is cumulative—it grows exponentially in a ripple effect. And that’s a very good thing, and needed. 🙂

As Divine inspiration comes to me, I will share it with you. If you have questions, please ask, I’m available. Reach out to the people who know Reiki, they will help, I have several Reiki practitioner students in the community. If you’re interested, I have a Level 1 & 2 Workshop planned for May 30 & 31, 2020, I hope it can happen. Some Reiki practitioners (including myself) have chosen not to give in-person treatments at this time. I would suggest a couple options: learn as much as you can about Reiki through different sources, and also distant treatments are also available from Reiki practitioners who know Level 2, and are comfortable doing distant healing.

Please stay tuned, I will be sharing when I am nudged to do so. 😊❤️☀️

To my students, let me know if you need anything, I’m here. You’ve learned Reiki before this pandemic for a reason, whether it’s healing energy for yourself, or sharing with others. Use this tool, you know how strong it is. ❤️

Much love to you all ❤️❤️❤️
Tracy

A Video By Lee Harris

This video below is totally worth watching (23 minutes).  Enjoy! 💜

Hygge—Coziness of the Soul ❤️

Coziness of the Soul. Doesn’t that sound marvelous? Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah) is the Danish art of creating coziness of the soul—things that make you feel good.

As the hours of daylight decrease, it’s the perfect time to bring coziness into our lives. What images come to your mind with the words “coziness of the soul”?

Allow me to add a few images to your thoughts…

  • candles
  • a soft, warm blanket
  • comfy wool socks
  • a good book
  • a fireplace
  • a warm drink
  • a perfect spot to watch the snow fall
  • comfy clothes
  • a get-together with family and friends
  • delicious, pleasure food—something decadent, or hearty and warming
  • gratitude—feeling thankful for the little things
  • fresh smell of pine or wood
  • soft music
  • a hot bath
  • crafts—knitting, coloring, crocheting…
  • board games, card games, puzzles…
  • making something by hand
  • a Reiki treatment! 🙂

    The Danish have a great idea. I encourage you to bring Hygge—Canadian Style into your life. Happy Winter to my dear family and friends! ❤️

Reiki Level 1 & 2 Workshop December 14 & 15, 2019

Reiki Level 1 & 2 Workshop

December 14 & 15, 2019

Contact me if you’re interested!

Link: Reiki Workshops

Link: What Does a Prairie Sky Natural Healing Workshop Look Like?

For more information please contact me, Tracy Bauer, at:

Belief Systems — I am… I never… I always…

We all have belief systems, and they are mostly there for our good.

“I am cold”, tells us to find warmth.

“I am tired”, tells us to rest.

And there are vibrations we send out to the Universe from our belief systems.

“I always arrive early or on time”, and you mostly do, don’t you?

“I never have a lack of money”, and money generally comes to you easily, correct?

And then there are the belief systems that we can start to understand and change for the better. These are also sending out vibrations to the Universe.

“I always get a sinus infection in the Fall”, happens almost every Fall, doesn’t it?

“I never will get out of debt”, feels like a trap to your body that you can’t get out of?

Thoughts and words together are powerful. Sometimes we don’t realize what we’re saying during the day—the words just pop out. These words come from our belief systems. Now that you are aware of belief systems, take note of your words throughout your day, and make any changes needed. Especially the phrases that start with “I am”, “I never”, “I always”. Little by little, it will change the vibration you are sending out to the Universe. 🙂

I’d like to offer you something to ponder today…

Great work in life—work that impacts life around you—is ever changing. This life work requires a push and pull. There is both love and heartache. As you are greatly aware, it is not neat and tidy, and does not follow straight lines. I encourage you, as I encourage myself, to feel like there is a flow of music in your life and you are dancing with this flow. Be willing to adjust at a moment’s notice, and let the world swirl around you and relax. Deter yourself from becoming stiff and rigid. You can’t always anticipate the movements that come, and when you’ve lost a step (or a few, or many), adjust and find the flow again. Maybe the music in your life right now is heart-wrenching and sad, or maybe it is a mountaintop experience, or maybe it is somewhere in between—feel and create in your dancing, to the flow of the music in your life in this moment. ❤️