"May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world." ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie
A mantra for this week might be; breathing in: EARTH to ground yourself & breathing out: LIMITLESS SKY to look beyond.
*Throughout the story, you will hear a bell sound, and you might like to take that opportunity to breathe in deeply, sending your air to a place in your body that might like some oxygen
If you would like to breathe mindfully & deeply throughout this tale, you might imagine you are an eagle. Each time you hear the chime of the bell throughout the story, simply use the audible prompt to pull your breath in deeply, before letting it go. You might use the chime as an opportunity to check in with yourself.
*This story offers six total, audible prompts, to breathe deep, checking in with yourself, sending oxygen, from head to toe as we progress.
“You can’t be everything you want to be, but you can be everything you are” – Jay Shetty
In the United States, the bald eagle as a species, began to fight back from near extinction in the 1960’s. At that time, there were only around 500 nesting pairs of bald eagles.
Bald Eagle Conservation Wins:
In the world we live in, sad tales of loss and depletion in regard to planet earth are prevalent. However, this tale ends on a hopeful note when it comes to Bald Eagles. Today the numbers of total bald eagles
soar comfortably around 317k in the United States. In 2007, Bald Eagles were removed from the Endangered Species List. The bald eagle is proof, that the Endangered Species Act can save populations close to extinction.
A Photo Assignment for the week: Set your camera phone or digital camera on nature walks to the skies. Clouds, tree branches, or birds if you can get close enough!
Taking a deep breath in, hold it as you snap the shudder. In that moment you come into the magic of your presence. Use that space as a sanctuary to come back to through the day by using your breath, and your mind to center yourself.
For Journalers and Writers, here is a writing prompt for the week:
If you had a gap year between High School & College, where would you go? What would you wish
to learn about yourself? Who would you take with you?
Sometimes, to discover parts of ourselves, it helps to leave our nests and have an adventure.
A STORY THEMES:
“Sometimes you need to leave the nest to find yourself.”
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