Reverently Kneeling

This shaky, unstable, cracked, bent world has me on my knees in complete surrender. Undeniably I am reaching for God with more fervor than ever before. It has all led me to His feet.  How are we well, how are we here, how is this all orchestrated with such Divine Love?  It’s just miraculous. We must be so Loved.

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My life has stripped the illusory veils, I am left raw and in awe at how little I control and how yet safety and love are alive and present.

“My hands are lifted up. My heart is ready to receive, A Blessing From You” ✨ God, thank you. Oh how you bless us indeed!

Also . . . . THIS SONG!!!!!!

Through the Chaos

Within the maelstrom, we find clarity. Through the pressure, the diamond is formed. Imagine a life of never ending peace and constant positivity. It’s just not possible. Shit happens. We’re meant to grow. No one is immune or exempt from feeling the demands to be here now in this. We can opt out, but if we choose to stay in, we have to dive in and fully immerse ourselves, no holds barred.

Moments of respite we receive are sustenance to carry us forth, not moments to collapse into, so that we may return to our commitments with fervor and compassionately stand our ground for the sake of evolution of Self, restoration of Earth, and remembrance of the Sacred. Our perceptual clarity becomes muddled within the false comforts of surety and predictability. We are not controlling things and surrender is required. Grace and Miracles are the Truth within every moment. Let’s come back to the Path with Full Faith.

Through the upturning and tilling of the soul’s soil, the dirt becomes oxygenated and activated to nourish and grow the fruits of our spirit. Stand wise with open eyes and a grateful heart and trust that if there is breath in your lungs, each inhale contains purpose and potential, each exhale feeds the trees. Let’s not waste our breath.

Life is unpredictable and unavoidable. And we are fully and completely held by Cosmic Love . . . If we just Trust and Believe. ✨

Simple Nourishing Tropical Shake

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As a busy family of 5, we seek some simple recipes that can be quickly whipped up to nourish and feed us — preferably in a fun way! Now that the temperatures here in Western North Carolina have warmed up, we are seeking more smoothies and cool salads in our daily dietary repertoire. Here is a recipe that my son Ale’ (age 6) created today, and we loved it!

  • 2 mushy juicy organic oranges
  • 1/2 organic avocado
  • 2 cups cubed papaya (seeds removed / those are great to set aside and dehydrate. . . then place in an empty pepper grinder and use in place of pepper. It’s full of parasite-killing enzymes, instead of gut-irritating pepper! Also has the same flavor profile!)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tray of spring water ice cubes
  • dash of stevia powder or drops of liquid stevia
  • pinch of natural salt (sea salt, himalayan rock salt)
  • 1 tsp whey powder
  • any other nutritional add-on’s

Note: Any other tropical fruits go great in this shake! banana, mango, kiwi . . .

Add all ingredients to the blender, adding in the ice cubes last, and blend until smooth. Pour into cups and enjoy with a smile on your face and the sun on your cheeks! ☀️

If you want True Healing

. . . Dig your hands in the dirt.

While the ground beneath our feet may feel shaky, the state of the world unsure — the connection that dirt digging generates in the body is a stabilizing and harmonizing influence. The calm within the storm. The quiet within the chaos.

Where do I go for therapy? My garden. Who is my therapist? Mother Earth. My medication? Heirloom seeds.

We get to choose. . .

Which seeds go where? What fruit and nut trees will grow alongside our children?

The rich dark soil, so full of soul, so eagerly awaiting our joyful collaboration, our warm touch and grateful embrace. It will give and give unyieldingly. It is the only place where $100 in seeds will transform into $1500 in produce. It is where we can feel true connection, feel God’s heart more closely, begin to provide for our own nutrition, show our children the beauty of seasons, hard work, joyful labor, and then taste the fruit of love.

Calm your spirit, seed your passion, and heal your soul. . . Within the soil. 

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From 4 to 5

Hey friends! As of a month ago, we are a family of 5. Welcomed our sweet daughter Goldie Rei into the world and we are feeling the love and giving THANKS! Birth and life are just so outright MIRACULOUS.

All three of our children were born the same way: via unmedicated and undisturbed birth. I am left standing in awe at the incredible way that body.mind.spirit merge to allow for a human to be conceived, grown, birthed, nursed & nurtured. It all amazes me. The perfection of design from seed to sprout. I feel inspired to write more on this, as the very nature of it is too vast to quickly express.

Our daughter has already opened our hearts in such a new way. The love we have for her is so gentle and profound. I would say that the feeling of love for our sons is of a different element. More of a tough love? Since they are toddlers and completely full-on! Alot of tantrums, running around, loudness, testing the limits, making a mess. We love them so! But it’s a different feeling with a daughter.

Our life is so full. Our Subaru is so full. And so is the hamper and the sink! It’s so much more work being a family of 5, but I like to say that it’s just MORE. More chaos, more messes, more love, more hugs, more laundry, more laughs. More “I love you’s” is my favorite though. I am already in a state of reflection at how very big this change is for us. The leap from one child to two was monumental. The shift from two to three feels like a quantum leap. I gladly say yes to doing the work & my heart feels so full. Yes, I go to bed at night completely exhausted, but the feeling of gratitude and nature of nurturance somehow gets me through it. And up again early the next morning to do it all over again.

When their tummies are satisfied, mine feels like I ate a feast. Seeing them smile lights up a star in the heavens for me each time. Their cries and discomforts cut me like knives. Supporting their joy, contentment, and peace are my mission statement for each and every day. It is a love so unconditional and primal that I wonder who I was before I had them, as I feel like I have found myself (my TRUE self) since they have been earthside. I felt like a nurturing person before having children, but the reality of child rearing has tested every layer of my strength, patience, and resolve. They have taught me that I pull myself up by the boot straps in the face of challenge. That sometimes tears show true strength. And that kisses on booboos really do heal them. They have taught me to open my heart (fully), trust life (entirely), and say my prayers (constantly).

With love, Nalla

 

Our Consolidated Offering

Just a quick note to inform you of our new website, which is a consolidation of our offerings — GROUND to HEAL! We are excited about this, as each unique service we provide comes straight from the heart. As with everything, it will continue to be an evolution, but this is what we share in its most raw form. Visit groundtoheal.com; We are based out of Black Mountain, Asheville, and Chimney Rock, NC.

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Gardener’s Longevity Workshop

My husband has been teaching quite a lot locally these days, about functional movement and ways to integrate natural exercise into  common everyday activities (hiking, gardening, carrying your children & babies). His many years of delving deeply into varying movement philosophies and methods has led him to this most recent offering. Some of his classes include Hiker’s Longevity and Gardener’s Longevity, here in the Asheville, NC area. I know this is last minute (divine timing?) but wanted to post up the flyer for this weekend’s event, just in case you are local to the area and are interested. We live in Black Mountain, NC and this next class will be hosted at Roots & Fruits Market in Black Mountain (a great community-centered health shop, garden, and restaurant). This class will be geared towards teaching techniques for gardening in proper form, so that back pain and any such symptoms do not manifest. Enjoy gardening with greater ease and reap a greater harvest. For more info email us at ground2heal@gmail.com or visit our website groundtoheal.com

With love, Nalla & Taylor

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