Connecting With the Divine

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
~Ansel Adams~
Each of us must find our own way to connect with the Divine. Life is a process of experimentation… we play, explore, create, study and revere, and yet, the miracle of connection cannot be forced. We simply find the key in the present moment, open the door and cross the threshold of awareness to new levels of consciousness.
When you discover what opens your heart, honor that movement of energy by giving it consistent attention. Let your world be informed by the formless while you allow compassion and love to flow through you into all that you do.
You bring something beautiful to the world. The more profound the experience, the more words will cheapen it; therefore, learn to be comfortable with silence. You can walk the earth with a gentleness that speaks volumes while enjoying your conversation with the mystery. Your life will be your message.
This is the moment of transformation. Begin small. Be authentic. Seek your bliss… and manifest it into the world of form.

Nature Heals

“The goal is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”
~Joseph Campbell~

When the heart and mind are overwhelmed, let nature heal you. Whether exploring the wilderness of remote places or standing alone barefoot in the grass, there is a stillness that speaks to the soul.

Even when indoors, a glance out the window to a sky filled with clouds and color can remind us of the miracles and artistry of life. Often I hear birds outside my door and it brings me joy to bear witness to the songs of their delight.

Nature, in whatever form it arrives, is soothing because there is no thought. The flowers are deeply present. The trees stand sentinel and within the cawing of crows I hear reminders to speak my truth.

The things that bring delight are simply consciousness in physical form. Everything is an aspect of love and when we take the time to listen, experience and appreciate, we can walk gently in the world.