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There is no right path. There is no right destination. There are an infinite number of possible destinations, and even more paths to get there. (I know that’s not possible, but you know what I mean.) Each destination is equally valid, and each choice I make takes me in the direction of one or another. If I have a specific destination in mind, I can make choices that appear to lead in that direction, but the destination itself is unimportant.

The most important part of the journey is always where I am NOW. What choices will I make today? It is the small, everyday decisions that mold my character and affect the kind of person I am and the things I will experience. Will I be kind and compassionate today? Will I be irritable and unpleasant? Will I want to be kind and compassionate, but be experiencing something that makes it terribly difficult to be anything but irritable and unpleasant? Will I love myself through all of the different experiences and emotions I have along my journey? Will I love others in the same manner, allowing them to be who they are and celebrating our differences?

There is no right or wrong choice, or journey, or destination. There is no right or wrong life. Every life, every path, has value. Each experience adds a level of understanding to the Universal experience. Everything always is as it should be. Nothing can ever be wrong because there is no Divine Plan. There is only living and experiencing. It is as it is because of the combined choices and experiences made and had by every living thing that has ever existed. Every butterfly flapping its wings, every bear hunting salmon, every person eating a banana or washing their car affects everything else.

This is how we co-create our reality. This is why if we make more compassionate choices the earth will become a more loving, peaceful place. So then we can ask ourselves what kind of world we want to live in and make choices that will lead us to that place.

 

Yellowstone wolf running in snow in Crystal Cr...

Yellowstone wolf running in snow in Crystal Creek pen (Original text: A newly released and collared wolf in Yellowstone National Park crashes through the snow.) http://www.montanapbs.org/Terra/episode101/pressroom/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last night I had an unusual dream. I was looking at a woman who was wearing tanned leather and had long black hair, but I couldn’t make out any of her features. As I watched her, she appeared as a wolf, running around the foot of a mountain which represented the world. There was a feeling of urgency to her, as if all life depended upon her reaching her destination. I was somehow with her and could see her, but I was not running.

She ran on and on, and continued running until she hit a tree and was absorbed by it. Immediately, her son took her place. Again I was somehow hovering nearby, watching. He ran until he, too, ran into a tree and became part of it. It was at this moment that I became the wolf, dodging trees, and feeling only the urgency to run as quickly as I could.

After some time, I reached the place where I was to turn around, running back the way I had come with the same sense of urgency. I continued to run until I came to a grove of young trees, where I saw a few deer. It was there that I sensed the bear, then saw it. I tried to be still so it didn’t see me, but it had already heard and smelled me. I watched it pinpoint my location, and as I scrambled toward the trees (in my own body again), it broke into a run. I knew it wanted to eat me. I was determined to get as high as I could, hoping I would be safe, but knowing that the trees were too small to hold me. I had started climbing without much hope of getting away, when it reached me and swiped at me….

At just that moment, my daughter woke me, needing my help. When I fell back asleep, I was unable to return to my dream.

I hope to have another opportunity to meet the bear, and I hope I won’t run next time, but will embrace the bear and allow it to eat me. I believe that it may be an important step on my shamanic path.

 

I Am

English: The Antennae Galaxies in Collision, H...

English: The Antennae Galaxies in Collision, Hubble images Français : Les Galaxies des Antennes. Image prise par le télescope spatial Hubble. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My bones are mountains.
My tears, rushing rivers.
The earth’s crust is my skin.
Trees adorn my head.

The sun, moon, and stars
Are in my eyes.
The ether of the Universe is my breath.
Separateness is an illusion.

I am all things and all things are me.

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