Thursday, February 23, 2012
Being out in nature. Numerous opportunities for gaining wisdom there. One particularly memorable experience occurring a month after my mother's passing. Strolling alongside a stream, inviting her to please continue sending signs. A few steps later, looking across into the forest, focusing on the most distant point. Hearing, "Just because you cannot see it does not mean it does not exist." A phrase filled with double negatives, but the message quite clear. Pointing out that based solely on what I could see, the forest ended at that furthest visible point. However, the whole of my being understanding it continued much further. Having walked there many times before. Comprehending the existence of more. An entire world flourishing beyond what my eyes were perceiving. The spirit world together with Mother Nature communicating a reassuring perspective on death. Bestowing awareness regarding the ongoing existence of my mother's essence, despite leaving the physical realm. Phenomenal.