“Cheerfulness gives Harmony to the Soul and is a perpetual song without words”
~ St. Paul
A-HO! Another Bright and Beautiful Day here in the Land Afar (Cleveland) hahahahaha
Brilliant blue sky brings Eastern Gift of Glorious Sun and warms thy heart with Gratitude
Yesterday morning I practiced ‘Silence’, entering the ‘Dream Lodge’ …follow thy heart and listen to the pineal gland. Silence brings the sweetness of Truth.
I was shooting for a ‘Day’ of Silence…my ‘day’ ended up being more like three hours (from waking) as I became aware of the answer to a question I had been pondering for several weeks and once this Awareness (Knowing) occurred, I ended up turning up the tunes as a strong urge to Dance came over me…process in practice ~~~ A-HO!
The day continued with dance, study, calling my mom, dance, writing, study, mom calling me, dance…complete Awareness…the sky was a heavy gray which gave me positive feeling to stay in-doors and enjoy the powerful moments of Introspection.
Conversations with my mom were the most in-depth conversations I have ever had with her. For the first time I began to share with her my early years (age 13) of inquiry into Human Potentiality…those longings to hit the local library so I could wander my fave section (philosophy, ESP, religion, psychology)…days playing in the wilderness (I was an only child until age 13 and time spent in Nature brought comfort), drawing Mandalas~ receiving Wisdom…
She listened well and when I began to mention ‘dreaming’ she excitedly interrupted and shared with me an intense recurring fearful dream when she was 9 years old and how she overcame it; by being consciously aware she was dreaming in the dream state. Awake while Asleep.
For me, this is profound. My mom shared with me a transformational experience she has not shared with anyone, besides her brother and that was years ago. As she spoke, I could sense she was being re-Awakened by Remembering the state of pure Awareness. Healing through Awareness.
I ended up spending the entire day and evening in-doors, inside ‘the cave’. A part of me longed to be hiking, until I studied some more Ecopsychology and had an intense realization.
“Perhaps through direct experience of nature we will continue this ‘most beautiful and most wonderful’ evolution consciously, as nature aware of itself” ~ Steven Harper
A-HA! The comfort and Oneness we feel when out-of-doors, sitting near a flowing stream, gazing awesome panoramic from top of a hill or mountain, frolicking on soft earthen path in a Redwood forest….is with us always- at the office, downtown, inside our homes…
When I returned from the nature adventure of my life (15yrs ago) I had a very difficult time coming back to ‘reality’. I had spent 9 months living in the national forests and parks of our beautifully diverse North American lands. It has taken me nearly 15 years to fully grasp what Steven speaks of. Nature is who we Are. Nature is within and around us, wherever we may roam.
Today, as the brilliant sun shines through my kitchen window I am reminded to take this knowledge with me when I ‘hit the trails’ and soak in Natures splendor ~ rejuvenate ~ recharge ~ refresh, knowing this splendor flows within each and every one of us.
“To speak of the Knowledge of our ancestors is to listen to the voice of the plants, the Eagles, the wind, the dreams, and vision”
~ Aurelio Diazcurandera ecopsychology gestalt Human Potentiality