let the trees do their magic....it worked)
Today is Earth Day
I honour and show gratitude to
for all she offers
for all she gives willingly with out question
for all that she teaches...
as I went out for my early morning run
there to greet me was Eagle sitting in the tree
close by where I park.
His dark silhouette large and distict against
the oranges and pinks of the morning sunrise sky.
to look beyond the immediate
to use eagle eyes when walking my journey
to soar to greater heights and know
that heaven is not only watching
but also engaging with us all.
Then upon entering the trail
beaver slapped her tail and dove deep
in the water way beside the trail
we had startled her, and she us
but the charge from her tail
brought both me and the dog to attention.
the reminder of dreams
to follow those dreams
and the work it takes to make them come true.
And while working,
to not get lost in it, but to find balance
between mind, body and soul.
Then a few strides down the wood trail,
not 400 meters (1300 ft)
there ahead of us
stood coyote sniffing around for breakfast
he looked up and saw us
and actually walked towards us
He was a big, beautiful male wide eyes and wondering;
he coat a gorgeous mix of browns and blacks.
Ruger growled low beside me as I came to a halt.
the reminder of simplicity and trust
telling me that my wisdom and my ignorance
go hand in hand
and it is in my ignorance that I gather
A reminder to not take things too seriously
to be light on my feet and quick to laugh.
I just wanted to look at him
take him in and get lost in
his amazing wild beauty
and he apparently, wanted to look at us too
as we stood like this
locked in a stare
for a good 15 seconds
15 seconds is a life time when you are face to face
with an animal of the wild.
the Puppy Prince, Ruger, could not take it
and the growl turned to a bark and he was off
chasing the coyote into the bush and beyond.
those are the moments.
Upon leaving the wooded area
and walking onto the open dykes
we were greeted by the
the geese and the mallards.
the reminder to drink fully of the waters of Life
to embrace the gifts and abundance
to utilize those gifts and share them with the world.
And further on
more beavers swam in the water ways
as the morning sun shone bright
and the spring fog hung low.
These are the mornings I live for.
Baptized in the beauty of Mother Earth
I feel my spirit soar
I feel the healing that Is
I bask in the knowing that I am loved
I feel the connection between me and her
the deep magic of all things living
in which I see and know
My run ends with Hawk
sitting off to the side
She is young and small
not yet mature in her strength
and uncertain of why I have stopped to look at her
of the messenger within
a champion for truth and insight
a guardian of all that is Spirit
She offers the knowing
that I do not walk alone.
the Holy Temples
made by Creator
given as a gift to us
To honour, love and cherish
To find our stillnes
To find out peace
To find our truth
To live in spiritual, organic exchange with...
This is Mother Earth
as I do every day
I honour her
for all that she offers
for all that she gives
for all that she teaches..
Tell me about your relationship with Mama Earth
Love and Light