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Mother Nature

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019 in Thoughts, Travel | 0 comments

Return child to the river
and let me soothe your pains.
You can rest as I hold you
We’ll be together again.

Nestle in my grassy bosom
I’ll braid your hair with my breeze.
Come back to adventure with me child
I want to carry you in my seas!

It’s my blessed role to raise you
and so I’ll challenge you with my boulders
But you’ll climb well and make me proud.
Come dear, for we are both getting older.

Come and massage my trails with your toes
tread in me designs anew.
Tell me stories with your steps
and let my terrain teach you.

Come once again to dance with my branches
I’ll sway gentle as you like.
Oh I have such gifts for you my dear
let me spoil your senses right!

I’ve made you bird song and shore sounds
A silver moon and sparkling snow to glow.
I’ve made you succulent strawberries to snack
and such beautiful blossoms to smell.
I’ve made you soft kittens to stroke
and sun beams to warm you well.

Oh child I yearn to once again kiss you golden
Do you miss me like I you?
It feels as though we’ve drifted apart
but know, I’ll always be here for you.

I can’t ignore how you’ve littered me over,
but forgiveness is what parents do.
Though, I hold out hope for the day you’ll return to me
and maybe show your love too.

The day you’ll grow respectful
and repair the sea, sand and sky I’ve provided you.
I dream of the day you’ll acknowledge me
and our relationship will be renewed.

The day you’ll emerge from your barracks
to reconnect with your roots.
You’ll surf my swells and ski my slopes
pick and plant new fruits.

You’ll come out to inspire fresh foliage
and splash about in my falls.
You’ll come to know every creature as your kin
and see the connectivity in all. 

I dream one day you’ll find your way back
to sink your soles deep in my soil.
Come out my dearest to play with me, and I’ll take care of you –
mind, body and soul.

Love, your Mother

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Trekking

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Travel | 0 comments

I could have never known back in march 2o11 that I was setting out on a travel journey of this magnitude. 5yrs and 133 beds later and i’m somehow still trekking.

I encourage everyone to get out and globetrot. Time away from where one is raised is really invaluable. It offers so many new perspectives and opportunities for real learning.

One of the biggest changes i’ve adopted has been, becoming more comfortable with “going with the flow.” Most of the traveling I had done as a child was taking family trips that were extensively planned out. My daily life then was also fully scheduled with school activities during the year and camp during the summer. I remember being in high-school and talking to one of my teachers about the traveling he’d done in his youth. He spoke about a 5 year journey around the globe, how none of it was planned, how it all just unfolded as as he went. i was baffled… No plans!? Where would one sleep, how would they prepare, what would they do with their day? Clearly, this way of operating lived far outside the comfort zone of my consciousness.

And then life happened. I encountered a number of circumstances, ones that I couldn’t have planned for. a test to my paradigms, what was being revealed was how tightly I was clinging to my illusions of safety & security; what began showing itself were my many hidden fears.

Survival meant moving from attachment to acceptance. It meant developing more and more understanding of the fluid nature of this reality. It meant seeing that everything is temporary and that nothing is comple–  ; )

 

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The Tropics

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Travel | 0 comments

papaya

 

 

 

golden skin
bleached hair
blackened soles
grounded souls

 

 

 

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Moving

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Self-Help, Travel | 0 comments

moving

 

In life we move from place to place. A potentially painful process.
Keep moving. Just never into a space of missing. Residing in thought about what was left behind will surely bring suffering.
Allow for mourning, but don’t dwell in loss. This only closes the door to receive the offerings that surround us in the present moment.

 

 

 

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Living

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Thoughts, Travel | 0 comments

Live simply.

Play like the animals, present and free.

Endure like the earth, steady and humble.

Harmonize like the universe, almighty and all accepting.

beach-play

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Costa Rica

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Travel | 0 comments

Patterned clouds on painted skies.
Where waves weave and
Silhouettes of surfers and shore birds mingle.
An estuary of locals and tourists.
Fresh water pours into salt.

surf-beach

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Sunsets

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Travel | 0 comments

Delighted as the evening brings a new vibrancy to the sky. Clouds tumble in tones of purple, burgundy and magenta, the sun burns low & birds dance home.

sunset

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