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Living & Thriving As A Whole ~ Connected

Published January 1, 2018 by tindertender

Walking into the forest through a magical entry to the kingdom where winds blow strong enough to flip the heaviest objects, and water runs so clear, cold, and swift it can wash away many others.

I come upon the bent tree, imaging the one who formed it this way, guiding me along the path. I turn right, and upon passing I turn, and take another picture. It seems to be a mystical dragon in disguise, a guardian of the way.

waterfall_1 The craftsmanship of the bridge was truly a work of art. Firm and sturdy boards laid over beams, created to hold the weight of even the heftiest crosser! Gratitude for opportunity to pass.

I walked along the path, rarely seeing other people. It was a rare experience in this time of life, for there are so many cruising along in the world.

I remember the invisible tension which is always carried. It becomes part of life, only noticed once in the wilderness for several days in a row without disturbance. Day one is quite uncomfortable … there seems to be the need to be doing something every moment. Day two is a little more relaxed, yet the attention is always at a heightened state, as though waiting for someone to burst forth into the open, or to sense someone lurking in the bushes. Day three is when all of this finally leaves the body and a true relaxation is made available to the mind.

The chill of the air so fresh, the smell of the moist soil preparing for life in spring, the aroma of the water giving way to the knowing that fish live there, in the pool just above the log jam.

A magical place indeed. A place that feeds off the tension of a body and mind, that recycles the air exhaled, making it clean and ready for reuse. This is the land which heals, this is the givers of sanity in an insane world. This is the land needing our protection, so it can continue to help us thrive.

Ascent Into The Heavenly Body

Published December 30, 2017 by tindertender

As I ascend the steep hill, sweeping bag and forth among the switch-back trail, I see the foggy mist condense and a chill seeps through my jacket. The beauty of it stuns my aching lungs, nearly taking my breath away. Water streams down the side of this tall hill, I haven’t been able to find its source. It comes pouring over the edge of rocky ledges and crashes down just the other side of the trail. Nearly an hour of this climb goes by and I finally reach the top. Looking out over the edge I cannot see anything, but for this magical mist which envelopes the tops of trees as they reach for the sun.

The sun is obscured from view for it lies behind this fog. I know it is there, I have flown before, so I visualize it above the clouds shining so beautifully, working diligently to evaporate the haze which covers the land. Aaahhhh, I breathe deeply of this fresh and cold air, turning, I begin to descend.

Rain begins, I feel its droplets hit the top of my hat, my eyeglasses become foggy. I take them off, for they are actually only for distance, I do not need to wear them to see this beauty. The journey down the hill takes less time than the ascension, much like life perhaps. To gain knowledge of any kind requires a focused effort, tireless pushing forth into the unknown. To relax back into the known is an easy hush as one might rest into it.

Below once more I see the water as it streams. It has crossed under the pavement, called highway, which people drive upon to get past. So many go right by, never knowing what is up there. I squat near the stream and feel it with my hand. It is cold, so fresh and clean to see, I wish I could drink it, I wish I dare … next time I go I will have a bottle with filter so that I can.

Years ago, in the 70’s and 80’s, it was possible to drink these fresh waters. I did so for 8 years, never once becoming ill. Today though, there are so many toxins which seep into the soils one doesn’t dare. Oh … for those days to be once more. I hope one day the young people will have this experience, for it births in a person something no other experience can. It is a union with nature like no other, drinking of the earths nectar, having it course through the body.

This is what “Tree Huggers” and “Water Protectors” fight for. For they (we) know the bounty here, which has nothing to do with money. It is a sacred union with all that life is. A harmonizing of the mind happens here, a release of the garbled, dense darkness which attaches itself to the energy body. It heals the soul, the spirit.

The Dying Of The Trees

Published November 30, 2017 by tindertender

Not only are forests dying rapidly but our food supplies are being affected as well.

Due to the Aerosol spray mixture, soil is contaminated and weakening the forests everywhere. Man made drought in a rainy season. Soil Ph has changed 10 to 12 time toward alkaline, micro organisms killed due to bio available metal contamination.

Dying oak trees is not a new phenomenon. Trees die due to a wide variety of abiotic (non-biological) and biotic (biological) causes. Often death is a result of an interaction of many factors. Abiotic causes can be anthropogenic (human-caused) or natural.

In California’s drought-stricken forests, trees are dying at an “unprecedented” rate, according to officials. The U.S. Forest Service said last month that 102 million trees have died across the state since 2010, including 62 million dead trees in 2016 alone.

The world is home to over three trillion trees—with almost half of them living in tropical or subtropical forests. There are roughly 400 trees for every human. 12,000 years ago, before the advent of agriculture, Earth had twice as many trees as it does now.

Tree density in primary forests varies from 50,000-100,000 trees per square km, so the math would put this number at 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees cut down each year.

http://centersandsquares.com/2014/09/18/whats-killing-the-trees/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150402-forest-die-off-climate-harvard-hemlocks-global-warming/
http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1873352,00.html

 

To Show Myself

Published November 28, 2017 by tindertender

Shining my light is an act of gratitude for the wild privilege of being alive.

Tree Sisters
To show myself,

To risk my heart
Letting my light radiate
And the sound of my love
Join the wild aliveness of life,
Is to bow to the blessing of being alive
To give thanks for the mystery of birth
For the path well travelled
And the journey home
To self acceptance so complete
That every soul has a resting place
In the endless embrace of my heart.
~ Clare Dubois

 

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What If I Said Yes To The Moon?

Published November 28, 2017 by tindertender

So I stand, shameless bright, my heart open wide ~ wild crafted pleasure and mountainous might. I define myself as I set myself free, and I laugh out loud as I birth a new me … for all women.
~ Clare Dubois

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What if I said yes to the moon?
What if I let my calendar mind fall quiet and forget –
Let that incessant load of lists get parked
Over there,
by the side of the road
That I used to follow
when I thought I knew who I was
when I thought I knew what I was
What if I fell still enough to hear the tides
The ones that rise and fall me
The ones that deeply inform me
The ones that guide and nourish me
That teach me who I am
When I let myself soften enough
To be carried inside
Carried and watered by the nature that lives me
When I do, will it show when you see me?
When I step out of time, out of line
Back into the full circle
of womankind?
Back into the river of life
That shows me who I am
So that now, I make sense to myself
So that now, I reclaim myself
And so it is
Rediscovered as woman
Amazed, inspired and captivated
Infused by that deeper flow that knows
Making sense to myself as the seasons unfold
I am home
Home on the inside in a life that is mine
Home in a mystery that makes sense to my soul
Back, on the throne of woman

~ Clare Dubois, Founder, Treesisters.org

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