Our manifestations come from a state of feeling. Ideally that emotional state is positive, pleasurable even blissful, fueling the future with love rather than fear. This week I divert from my usual reflections to take you someplace juicy in your thoughts with the hope that it will feed a positive state of creation…
My Love Letter to the Deep Woods
Beloved your sweetness swallows me whole, fills my lungs and blood with tangy oxygen. The sun draws last night’s mist from your soil, wrapping its arms around me. I run freely within your wild undergrowth, my feet know your solid springy touch. I see you and it delights me. Monstrous fern and elderberry congregate beneath fir trees that reach up to touch the sky. Fox gloves drip lavender spotted flowers, rising from your curved mountainside. You receive me without judgment, whisper with honey breath through the delicate breeze of pale green moss dangling from your branches. You’ve forgotten what season it is for a day and given me the gift of summer clarity, warmth and radiance in the midst of autumn’s slow death. I rest my face against your meadows, trimmed low by deer grazing. You hold me firmly as I sink into you, the perfect mattress of chocolate loam. Your frog and meadowlark sing to me. The red dragonfly hovers. I’m in love with you. I’m not afraid to commit to you, my heart is open. I trust you. I feel your healing touch hold my hand. You lead me to peace, a waterfall rushing from its source springs forth from deep within your core. We unite in naked appreciation for one another.
That’s beautiful, Natalie. It takes me to the forests that are so familiar. I’ll read it again when I need a trip back to the fresh wildness of Oregon’s wilderness. In this season of entering the holidays it’s easy to lose our peacefulness and get drawn by the undercurrents of anxiety that tend to flow through all the advertising and preparations. A journey to the woods and streams can sure help bring our focus back to the simpler, natural side of life.