Come…walk with me. The day is ending, the shadows are lengthening, the sun’s rays are softer. The busiest part of your day is over. You don’t need to think so hard with your brain. It’s time to listen with your heart.
The path ahead is unclear. It’s okay if you’re a little confused. You can’t rely on the past for direction…and the future? It’s yours to create. You are a child in this new reality. You will learn by doing. Play, experiment, take risks.
My flowers are open in the in between times, after the bright light of day and before the dark of night. I’m here to teach you how to navigate the lights and shadows of your own existence on this planet.
I will support you. If you get stuck, I can help you get unstuck. I will help you through your transition. Look to your heart, your intuition. That’s where you’ll find your light. Your light, along with the light of others, is the blazing star that will guide you.
We kiss the Earth and hold it dear. Our roots protect the soil and we raise our seed banners up toward the sun. When the wind comes, our seeds fly into the air and populate the bare earth to start new communities of green life upon the land.
You, too, can bring new life to the planet. We can help you anchor to your heart and build a life you’ve never imagined. I invite you to share in my essence so you can feel at one with the Earth and find solace away from the busyness of your mind. Pachamama invites you to join in her evolution. Leave fear behind and embrace wholeness. When you emerge back into the world, you will be filled with light and inspiration. Seek out the other members of your community and spread the seeds of a new garden. You can create new forms that are in perfect harmony with all the beings sharing this planet with you.
Breathing…listening… Your mind is a lot bigger than your brain…or your heart…or your body. Your spirit reaches out to a larger world, both the visible and the invisible. Slow down and breathe.
Time is a construct. All thoughts, desires, events, perceptions tumble around in a swirl of reality. You can tune in to what surrounds you…voices of the past, your future selves, emotions grounded in the land. It’s all present and malleable. The wind is invisible, yet it has a voice. Are shadows real? You can see them, but you can’t pick them up and carry them away. What is sound? It bounces around everywhere but you can’t bottle it. There is so much of reality out there that speaks to you by its very presence and some that you can only perceive through those clairvoyant channels you have been trained to ignore.
It’s time to reactivate your ability to communicate with other realms of existence. We are all One. There is no separation. I can help you open to the voices from the land, from your ancestors, the plants and animals. All you need to do is ask.
First thing you noticed was my smooth bark. I enjoyed your hands on my trunk, my branches, feeling my skin. Later you discovered the circular nature of my leaf clusters and the way my branches grow in curves to a final point where the leaves pop out like a fireworks display, exploding outward in celebration. I reflect the colors of the earth around me, my trunk and branches manifesting in reds, browns, stone and sand. Sensuality is one of my qualities, as well as strength and flexibility, conspicuous in my form.
My growth pattern flows like a meandering stream. My life is renewed each year as the old bark peels away to reveal the light pink skin of new growth. If a branch grows old and dry, I simply turn and continue to grow in a new direction. From the circle of my leaves grows a cluster of small white flowers that resemble tiny clay jars turned upside down. From these emerge the bright red-orange berries of fall.
I remind you to savor the beauty of your own body and to be resilient in the face of change. Experience the world with trust and joy, being open to the twists and turns of life, not as you planned, but as it happens. Intention is important. Being open to the moment is essential. Don’t worry if you encounter obstacles between point A and point B. Regard them with curiosity and patience. Straight lines are anathema in Nature. So it is with your life. Enjoy the curves, the bumps, the detours. They all add up to a full rich experience that blossoms and bears fruit.