This morning we awoke to an unexpected blanket of snow! Except for a solitary set of deer tracks, it was untouched! Stepping outside into a silent world, I felt a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility! I could feel the presence of the universal-energetic-intelligence. The first snowfall of the year always puts me in a state of childlike joy, filled with blissful feelings, cheerful memories and a deep spiritual connection! It was indeed a tranquil moment and I felt serenely awesome!
Yesterday, I put bird seed in the birdfeeder for the first time this fall. Closing the lid, I wondered who would discover it first … the birds, the squirrels or the deer! This morning I was delighted to see that the chickadees were first to find it! It is such a joy, watching these delicate little creatures with their distinctive chickadee-dee-dee call darting down from high up in the cedars, flitting in and out of the feeder. I can lose myself for hours in unabated bliss admiring their courage! The birdfeeder, bringing nature to my doorstep! Love it!
This morning I threw on my rubber boots and went for a walk. As soon as I headed up the driveway, I started shuffle walking, which is typical, especially when I’m wearing heavier footwear. But the moment I stepped in the forest, I started walking normally … without having to think about it! I don’t know why this is the case [I’ve noticed it before]! Perhaps it is muscle memory or maybe the rough terrain causes me to naturally lift my feet higher! Whatever the case, I simply felt elated, truly joyful! It reaffirmed my belief that I will recover my health … which made me smile! It was a moment of normal and I felt awesome!
For me, there is nothing more thrilling than watching a deer bounding through the forest! I was treated to such an occasion a couple of days ago on my daily walk. I had just started out when I spotted a deer about 500 yards up ahead. As I continued on my way, it casually meandered off the road into the tall grass. When I approached the spot where I had seen the deer, I peered into the forest hoping to catch a glimpse of it. Just then, two deer jumped up and raced straight ahead, bounding effortlessly through the grass and shrubs. After about 100 yards, they veered left and bounded across the road into the forest! The distance they covered with each magnificent leap was spectacular! It really made me appreciate the special blessings we are given each day! It was a thrilling moment and I felt awesome!
A couple of days ago, I was in the forest that surrounds our home, collecting kindling for a fire. I was dressed only in shorts and a T-shirt, enjoying the warm sunshine, when it occurred to me how truly special was the moment! This was rare! Shorts and a T-shirt so deep into autumn in our part of the world! Then the thought came to me that the key to eliminating fear and stress [which is the key to good health] is spending time in nature, completely free of thought! It was illuminating indeed! The universal-energetic-intelligence will communicate with us and guide us on this road less travelled! Being in nature, without thought, opens us to this potential! It was a phenomenal moment and I felt awesome!
I sat outside this morning, basking in the warm sunshine, surrounded by a kalidescope of color, when a poem came to me!
Yesterday, Mari and I took a trip to Mindemoya to do some shopping. It’s a half hour drive to Mindy, as the locals like to call her. We had already seen one deer on our road when we came upon a second one crossing the highway further down. Its head was down and it appeared to be examining the yellow center line. Suddenly it lept awkwardly in the air as if it had been jolted by a cattle prod, landing on the other side of the line, before continuing unhurriedly on its way. It may have been overly suspicious or experiencing a little OCD, we’ll never know. Either way, it was comical moment and we felt suitably entertained.
I sat quietly on the front lawn this afternoon, basking in the warm Thanksgiving sunshine, contemplating the intense healing I’ve been doing lately, when a beautiful red dragonfly landed on my foot. It stayed there for almost five minutes, flying away and returning three times. As an animal totem, the dragonfly represents change and the need to see the positive in all situations. It’s appearance on my foot made perfect sense to me because the healing I’ve been doing is mostly around purging anger and it has been very challenging! I haven’t always been handling it with grace. The dragonfly was telling me to change my perspective on this purging and see it as an unavoidable part of the healing process. See it as a good thing! It’s appearance uplifted me! It brought a sense of relief and a sudden warmth to my heart! It was an encouraging moment and I felt awesome!
This morning I watched with childlike fascination the wind blowing through the trees in front of our house! The tops of the birches swayed two to three feet from side to side! I was in awe of their flexibility and fearless trust! I felt tremendous admiration for their strength and resiliency! In that moment I sensed a humble affinity with the polarity of nature … her unequaled power and knowing in perfect harmony with her serenity and willing acceptance … and I felt awesome!
Touchwood, but I feel very fortunate that I sleep well! Most nights I sleep straight through, 7 to 8 hours!