As I was walking the forest today with the Pups there were 2 thoughts that kept washing through me . First the wonderment about the continuing "leap of faith", it seems to me, a spider takes over and over during it's lifetime. I would walk into their webs as they stretched from one tree to another and I would marvel at the distance they had to travel wondering how it was they were able to stay aloft for such a distance. Were they riding the wind currents or just able to take a ride on the morphogenic resonance that surrounds all things? Or did they in fact climb to the highest point in a tree, know the trajectory necessary to make it across safe and sound or is it their honed instincts that allow the leap?
The second thought was, there is always an abundance in nature for us to witness. I would pass lush undergrowth around the tress.There were ferns, lightning rods, field daisies in the opened areas where a fire line had been made some years back and these tiny wild orchids popping up close to the trail every now and again.
Of course these 2 thoughts brought me to how human beings would once again benefit from the teachings of nature if we would simply take the time to notice what is happening around us. "Leaps of Faith" are important especially given the climate of our culture. Whether it is our economic situation, our personal life situation or what is happening in our neighborhoods if there is no leaping to creating a bridge where there are gaps isolation and non-growth will be our mode of being. So be like those spiders take a risk to move past inquiry into connecting with your situations. Give yourself the choice of moving into something new. This newness might very well bring the abundance that is all around you. Nature has this unrelenting "Need to Become". Even as plants seem to be shedding their leaves they first bring forth a brilliant color and then are living a life we can't see until they bring their "Becoming" forward for all to see again when their biological clocks say the time has come. They are always moving as are we. I invite you to join the nature in you and take a "Leap of Faith" toward something you have been thinking about whether it is a trip into nature, taking more time for yourself, spending more time with your loved ones, exploring an expressive art form or volunteering in your community. I'm certain a sense of abundance and ease within you will follow.
I am a Body Therapist drawn to the mysteries of conscious awareness that lives inside and outside of our bodies; the fabric of all living things and their connectedness.