Do I have a story for you!
I just finished an Elemental Repatterning Space Clearing session and … whoa! This was the first time I’ve experienced anything like this.
The 4 Elements all came together and took the form of a man. Instantly, my client said something I couldn’t quite hear.
Oh wow… I think I still need a little time to integrate this before sharing it. I’ll definitely share it with you in next week’s ezine.
So for this ezine… in honor of the Elemental Repatterning Training that begins next week… I went back through the Vision Quest Journal from a few years ago. This was a time when I felt the first deepening and quickening of my relationship with the Elements.
Spending 5 days alone in the mountains – 3 of them fasting – has a profound impact on your perceptions. In the prolonged solitude and silence of a Vision Quest a deep stillness descends upon you. You can more easily hear your inner voice. And a doorway opens to a much deeper connection and communication with all of Creation.
The aliveness of “things” becomes incredibly obvious in that stillness.
I’ve pulled out a short piece from my journal that illustrates some of the “aliveness” and the intelligence of the Elements.
Here it is:
The wind here is alive. It can be completely quiet and calm here, then, I’ll hear the wind awakening the trees in the valley and I can follow its journey up the valley and up the mountain until it arrives here….
Hello my friend! It’s as if you knew I was writing about you. You almost blew these pages right out from under my hand. Thank you for welcoming me to your home.
It’s hard to think of myself as alone here. There are so many “friends” around me. The trees, the stones, the flowers, the birds, the insects, the sky, the clouds, the sun, the wind, and of course, The Source of it all that flows through me even as it flows through all that surrounds me.
It’s interesting that just when I looked up from writing the first chipmunk came out to say hello. I have heard them scurrying around but none have come out to say hello, until now!
The sun has gone down behind the ridge to the west. There will still be sun in the valley for a little bit and it will be at least 2-hours before the sun leaves the peaks across the valley.
Time has taken on a totally different meaning and texture here. I move from one spot to another as I feel like it. When I’m hot I move to the shade. When I get cool I find the sun. When I’m cold I put on more clothes. When my back gets sore from sitting, I stand up or lie down or stretch. When I feel like meditating I do. When I hear an interesting sound I watch to see what it is. When I feel like writing, I do. There is no structure or framework, other than the movement of the sun across the sky.
And even though this is such a drastic shift from the pace of my “normal” life I have not felt bored today.
In so many ways THIS feels more normal to me than the way I live out there. Perhaps one of the lessons I am to take back with me is finding a way to integrate this sense of peacefulness and fluidity I feel here into my daily life.
Or perhaps it is the importance of creating opportunities to reconnect with this peacefulness on a regular basis.
Could this experience be the belonging I am so wanting to find? Could it be this simple? Perhaps.
It gets cold here when the sun drops behind the ridge. The wind still blows strong until the true sunset. Last night I crawled into my bag for a couple of hours until the wind died down. I’ll do that now too.
The silence, when the wind completely stops is profound. It becomes clear just how loud and constant it has been throughout the day. And as if to emphasize that point, my friend, the wind, blows once more through the trees.
The silence is like those moments at the ocean’s edge when all the different areas where the waves break simultaneously fall into silence. That brief but profound silence is so deep I sometimes feel as If I am falling into it. And here, as we head into evening and night, the silence will be longer but no less deep. And I already feel myself falling into that mystical, welcoming Silence.
I would love to hear your experiences with the wild world and the Elements. And if you have been on a Vision Quest, what deeper connections have you brought back into the “regular” world?
Leave a comment below to share your thoughts and experiences!