Wickiup Reservoir is currently down to just 3% or 5,000 acre feet, we are officially in uncharted territory with water levels not seen in over 50 years. With irrigators still needing water before winter, the heavy drawdown is leaving spawning Kokanee with very little habitat and Kokanee fry extremely vulnerable to predation due to their tendency to be surface driven. There are large amounts of pelicans and other predators taking advantage of the easy pickings, each adult pelican consuming an average of 6 pounds of fish/day. There were easily 100 pelicans in the lower end on Saturday when I paddled the entire channel, that’s a lot of fish in bellies. Since the withdrawal for Wickiup is not screened, young juvenile fish, and non-native catfish and bass from the reservoir are getting siphoned into the Upper Deschutes at rapid rates, this is not healthy for an already challenged river. It is truly something we have yet to experience in this basin. There is no time to blame and point fingers, we must act as a community and work together to solve this challenge to restore better balance for all. If you have constructive questions please let us know, we would love to help people better understand.
AUTUMN... in celebration of the abundance of the season and in deep gratitude for the harvests gifted to us from the earth, the lessons of the previous cycle(s). The movement towards equal day and equal night, a rhythmic dance that the earth, sun and moon invite us into awakens new insight, awareness, further integration. A birthplace. This season is my favourite with an energy that’s sparked by amber and golden hues, magic, ritual, and closer communing with ancestors.
I’m excited to share some upcoming happenings in the autumn garden @freshcityfarms in collaboration with some magical people.
Dreaming with Plants w/ @merakilabbe - Thursday Sept 20 6-8pm (this one full but we’re exploring doing another in Nov)
Restoring with Trees w/ @rooke108 - Sunday Sept 30 1-4pm
The Sound of Plants w/ @donna_wilding - Tuesday Oct 9 - 5:30-7:30
The Alchemy of Autumn w/ @heart_roars - Sunday Oct 21 - 1-4pm
Details and a link to purchase tickets are available at www.ladygaia.ca.
We hope you’ll join us!
And although I’m not hosting an equinox dinner+ritual in the garden this year in any formal way, I’ll be hosting an informal gathering this Sunday from 1-4 with ritual, offering to the land, a potluck and sharing my favourite tea blend (tulsi + damiana). You’re welcome to bring your people, your kiddos and your pets. There will be seed harvesting/plant give aways and veggies, herbs and medicine to purchase.
How many Facebook groups do you belong to?
How many email lists are you on?
How many associations are you a member of?
How many organisations do you belong to?
How many friends do you have?
There’s so many opportunities to connect in 2018 but how many do you actually feel connected to? It actually takes a lot of work to cultivate and nurture a tribe. I don’t know how many groups, teams or people I’ve been connected to that I’ve really felt disconnected from. Why? It either comes down to me not putting in the effort, time, energy, resources + commitment OR the group or person not doing the same.
So, how do we overcome these meaningless relationships? Check in with your values, make sure they align. Ask yourself if you’re prepared to take on the responsibilities of a friend or member. If you’re only half in, remember that’s also half out. Be honest and lovingly nurture the relationships you have + enjoy but lovingly let go of the ones you don’t.
Use your resources & capabilities to succeed!
#regram from @wolfofwallst We all have mistakes. Some (me) bigger than others. But, no matter what, you are not your past. You are the intellect, the skills, the knowledge, the resources, and the capabilities that you gain from it.
Every single one of you who follows me, whether you hate me or love me, is capable of greatness.
KNOW THIS: You are able to re-write your story.
Tag 3 friends you have known for 5 years or more!
🌹🍃💎 Essential Oil & Crystal of the Day for September 19th, 2018!
Have you noticed that when you go to sleep with an unresolved problem, you wake up with a sense of harmony or the wisdom to find a solution? You're being guided each night as you sleep through dreams. Your dreams may be proving so helpful as of late that you either find yourself sleeping in more than usual or that it's difficult to wake up entirely -- part of you remaining in a dreamy state throughout the day. Your brain is integrating a lot of spiritual guidance and high frequencies currently, which may be challenging your ability to ground.⠀ Energy Tools to Work with at This Time:
DigestZen essential oil blend, containing Anise, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway, Coriander, Tarragon, and Fennel, not only supports healthy digestion and helps to reduce bloating, gas, and indigestion, but when inhaled it also supports those who have difficulty processing or digesting life in general. Supporting those who lack interest in the physical world and life, DigestZen also helps you in those times of life when you've taken on too much, are feeling overwhelmed or overstimulated because these are forms of emotional indigestion. If you're finding that you're becoming apathetic about your situation or neglecting your body's basic needs, it could be that your soul is feeling overfed and undernourished because it is having difficulty assimilating new information and events. DigestZen essential oil blend can be a great relief for you and increase your ability to receive and process new information, new relationships, new experiences, and be open to new possibilities.
Smoky Quartz is one of my absolute favorite stones to work with, helping you ground into your body, slowly and methodically, as well as transmute lower vibrations. It will also help ground those high frequencies into the lower chakras, as well as into the physical realm. This stone has a vibe that is steady and powerful, yet gentle enough so as not to create an imbalance or force a manifestation. However, it is a solid manifestation stone -- supporting you to bring your waking dreams into reality.
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