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365 Nature Walks: Day 100

#Earthschooling365: Day One Hundred Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Taking candid photos of the fawn today I was struck by how innocent and curious her wide eyes were. She seemed amazed by everything in the world. Each sound, taste and sight seemed to please her. She is definitely fortunate to be born as...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 99

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-Nine Inner Work Meditation (Heart): When I look at the photos I have taken during this project over the past three years they make me happy and relaxed. Looking at each photo is like taking a little trip into a moment so beautiful and magical that I wanted...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 98

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-Eight Inner Work Meditation (Heart): As I watched the snapping turtle prepare a nest for her eggs today, watched her lay the eggs and then cover them up I thought about the wisdom of time in nature. I sat on a bench for an hour or more and watched...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 97

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-Seven Waldorf homeschooling, Inner work, Des Moines Photographer, Free Waldorf lesson, Waldorf nature walk Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today we will work on the third and last pose that will help enhance inner work/meditation. I am not calling these poses “yoga” poses because they do not come from yoga, they do not need...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 96

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-Six Waldorf curriculum, Steiner inner work, Iowa photographer, Free Waldorf curriculum, Nature table Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today we will work on a second pose that will help enhance inner work/meditation. I am not calling these poses “yoga” poses because they do not come from yoga, they do not need to be posed...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 95

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-Five Waldorf homeschool curriculum, Waldorf inner work, Free photography lesson, Free Waldorf verse, Waldorf nature table Inner Work Meditation (Heart): This week we will work on some poses that will help enhance inner work/meditation. I am not calling these poses “yoga” poses because they do not come from yoga, they do not need...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 94

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-Four Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today I snapped a quick shot of a baby robin in a tree. There was nothing amazing about the photo itself but the story behind it is amazing to me. For the past six weeks I had been following the life of some baby...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 93

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-Three Inner Work Meditation (Heart): We did a meditation a few weeks ago based on how animals are sometimes able to live in harmony together in nature. Let’s take that idea a bit deeper today. When I saw this rabbit so close to the deer I thought to...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 92

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-Two Inner Work Meditation (Heart): If you look at the photo to the left of the tiny bug on the log and the photos of fungi at the very bottom of this post and the photo of the fly on the mushroom you will see that there is a...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 91

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety-One Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Over the past few years I have gotten to know the groundhogs on the nature walk quite well. There are six “regulars” in total and they each have their own territory. Two of them had babies last year and I usually know when they will...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 90

#Earthschooling365: Day Ninety Inner Work Meditation (Heart): During our nature walk today we saw two deer grooming each other. They were so focused on what they were doing that our presence didn’t really bother them and they continued to groom each other. It was so wonderful to watch – that connection between...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 89

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-Nine Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today as I was on our nature walk I noticed a deer crossing the creek and her reflection in the water. Her reflection fell just perfectly into the creek below. It was so magical I stopped and enjoyed the moment (and of course took...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 88

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-Eight Inner Work Meditation (Heart): As a child my parents took me hiking and camping. When I grew up I traveled the world, often trekking in natural places. I always loved being outdoors so I just assumed I had a strong connection with nature. However, it was not until...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 87

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-Seven Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today we will explore another one of our twelve senses – the sense of balance. When we talk about balance we are talking about harmony in the body and homeostasis in the body systems. We are not talking about how far you can get...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 86

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-Six Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today we will explore another one of our twelve senses – the sense of movement. A person is always experiencing movement in some way even if it is small. Every few seconds your eyes blink. This is a small movement. When you pour...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 85

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-Five Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today we will be meditating on another of our twelve senses – our sense of life. The word “life” on other cultures is also known as “Ruh” (Persian/Arabic), Qui (Chinese) and by many other names. You can feel this sense through the way...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 84

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-Four Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today we will be meditating on another of our twelve senses – our sense of touch. Our sense of touch goes beyond our ability to tell if something is solid or not solid. Our sense of touch is also what helps us experience the...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 83

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-Three Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today we will be meditating on another of our twelve senses – our sense of sight. The sense of sight goes beyond simply being able to see a tree and identify it as a tree. Our sense of sight is very complex and...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 82

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-Two Inner Work Meditation (Heart): Today we will be meditating on another of our 12-senses – our sense of warmth/temperature. Our sense of warmth is what we use to detect variations in temperature. This goes beyond our sense of touch. For example, we can touch an object and know...
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365 Nature Walks: Day 81

#Earthschooling365: Day Eighty-One Inner Work Meditation (Heart): On today’s walk I saw a mother robin feeding her babies. It was hard to take photos since she had done such a good job of protecting them among the pine leaves but I was persistent. In the high res version of the photo...
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