It is within the moments where one is at peace alone that loneliness becomes solitude. When we sit in a quiet and beautiful place and we feel the richness of nature all around us that we begin to feel a coming home to ourselves. We are no longer looking outside of ourselves feeling the distraction of acceptance or approval from others. There is only ourselves and the tranquility of a pond, waterfall or the ocean and in that moment we understand the pure reality of being. This is what I feel Henry David Thoreau was inviting us to understand and that he experienced with his time at Walden Pond. Each one of us has a place that invokes a sense of the miraculous in our lives through the simplicity of being at one with that natural surrounding. My Walden I have discovered is more than one location for me. It is in my backyard and the vegetable garden, my fathers flower garden, my mothers herb garden. It is in the memory of my grandmothers backyard with the beauty she created with her hands and heart. My Walden Pond is also in my heart and soul where I plant the garden of my life. Here I can sit in tranquility and peace knowing that I can always plant new seeds and nurture them with the sunshine of my ideas and the water of my tears. Here I can rest and rejuvenate from the daily challenges of life, recover from it's bumps and bruises. I can watch the butterflies and hummingbirds lazily fly from one flower to another creating an aerial dance worthy of the most adept of ballerinas. In the silence of my mind I can see clearly all the beauty of my life, it's complexities, the nuances of growth and maturity, even the acceptance of difficulties and sorrows, I can embrace the totality of my life not just the pieces and parts I recognize as joyful and playful but the depths of the shadows where the light plays at peaking through the leaves deep in the darkest of forests in my mind. It is in these moments where I find that I recognize the truest form of myself. The most perfect form of imperfections. The beautiful and the ugly, the peaceful and the angry, the light and the dark. And in this knowing and feeling I am whole. To know ones self in the quietest of moments is to know the whole self without denial of one part or another. And where we see the truth that we are all a part of each other and not separate but connected through the reality of being created by the One, the ultimate creative force in the Universe. That all of creation is within us that we can not say of anything that it is not us, we can not claim something as something without having a resonance with and an identification with all of it. It is with this realization that we become quiet with the enormity of how small a part of this giant Multi-verse we are and how within the uniqueness that is us we see that we are only a microcosm of the macrocosm. The very beauty we exhibit and the amazing souls that live within us are a reflection of and a reminder of the very soul who birthed us. We are all a part of the whole beating heart of the consciousness of the One. So in the course of your day, as you travel the highways and byways of life and feel the smallness of your existence and the separateness of your life with another's know that you are a precious and important part of this world and all versions of it as well. Your place of belonging is within the reality of your own Walden, your own recognition of the importance of your place within the cogs and wheels of this lifetime and all those who are here as well. And that in this truth is a love and beauty that is all around you and you can be at peace and go forth in love and gratitude.
I am an intuitive Body, Mind, & Soul Mentor. Helping people become more in tune with the themselves and their spiritual guides resulting in clarity and awareness of the Divine that lives within!