Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Why are we here?

Listening to Christina Pratt talking to Stephan Beyer about finding joy in life in a podcast, Christina shared a beautiful story of working with Tom Cowan at a Shamanic retreat. Asking the Spirit of a Place what they should do, the Place said "sing the song of this place, when all life was in balance and harmony." They answered "we don't know that song."
"Yes, you do," said the Spirit of that Place.
Tom Cowan thought to a time he felt deeply lovingly connected to Nature, and said, "oh, I guess I do know that song."
SO - we DO know the joy of connection with Nature.
We DO know the joy of service to others, being with people we love, channeling Spirit in a way that we know deeply we are connected and in right relation to all life.
This deep joy of connection and love IS THE STORY we need to remember and focus on.
It should be our work.
Accumulating possessions - what a waste of time and our life energy.
It is the love connection that lasts.
All else will rust and rot and decay and go away.
Working in my art journal helps me connect and feel that joy.
What do you spend your time on?
That is what you value.

"For the 99 percent of the time we've been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world. Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine." --Janine M. Benyus