Yet rather than being busy doing in my mind, I endeavor to let it all go and become one with the singing water, the dancing trees, the blue and white fluffy sky.
I’ve given up asking for meaning (today). It’s become so obvious without formed words in my heart. My heart opens and I simply absorb the beauty of this amazing life of the natural world. And I belong. Peace fills me.
Now I am ready to take this Divine energy back to my work, my community, my daily doing life . . . without words
????When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, “Ah,” you are participating in divinity. Joseph Campbell
Okay, that was one day on a river hike.
I teach people how to listen to nature, how to have conversations with trees, how to look for symbols. Elements of the natural world speak to me and I often hear and learn. Yet when I try to find meaning, the real wisdom slips away.
It is a practice like anything else that takes presence. Am I really listening? Am I projecting? Can I just let it happen?
Beauty in itself is healing. There is such an abundance of beauty in the world – simply opening to it, basking in it, and letting it wash through is an honorable healing practice benefiting all life.
Internal strength is an absorption of the external landscape. We are informed by beauty, raw and sensual. Terry Tempest Williams
May you find peace and healing in the beauty all around you, and in the radiance of the full moon!
PS And for that personal note: I will miss you in July as I will be unplugged for 5 weeks! (And in August I’ll be in IL at my 40 year high school class reunion on the full moon.)
During the month of July I will in a month-long Wilderness Guide training with the School of Lost Borders in the Inyo Mountains of California. http://www.schooloflostborders.org/content/month-long-training
I will definitely be basking in the beauty of the natural world with the humble intention of bringing it back to my people; as I know we all can and often do when we focus on the natural healing beauty available to us.
I thank you in advance for your light and prayers on my wilderness solo July 23-27.
In gratitude, love and beauty,
all photos taken by Carolyn Ringo – beauty encountered on various walks in the wilds