GAZING INTO THE HEART
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
24 April 2018
"A divine abyss -
a place to look into the world as if through a mighty window."
~ John Barrows
Looking into the Earth, in awe of how beautiful she is, I was struck by a few rambling thoughts…
A note on beauty, and the wisdom of Gaia:
I have never seen anything so glorious and sublime as this Earth in all her guises and places. Our Mama Earth shows us that to be beautiful means to be ever changing and various. She wears both green mosses, and icy blues. Your own beauty can be prickly like the cacti of the red deserts, or soft like the petals of a magnolia tree. It can be messy brows and dirty feet and hairy armpits and a smile that lights up the very air. Your magic doesn’t have to be hid anymore, dear One. We are here to be the lighthouses, the way-finders.
To show up, even as a closed flower, full of mystery, to let yourself be noticed - seen. Not to try to blend in anymore… this is a courageous act, in a slowly changing society. By shining, you are showing the way.
NATURE NOTES & SMALL WONDERS:
↟ ↟ ↟ m o r n i n g s ↟ ↟ ↟ .
a cool breeze,
in our minds…
the magic of secretly sleeping on the rim of the canyon.
rising to watch the sun creep above the horizon.
stopping to listen to the lonely, far-off cries of a red tailed hawk.
up on the rim, the canyon is so big, it almost looks two dimensional, as if you are viewing a silent painting. But walk down a ways and you are a part of the landscape, which is teeming with flowers and life of all kinds.
I spy: juniper, cedar, yucca, sage, swallows, a hawk, several ground squirrels, and many a curious raven.
the rocks of the vishnu basement layer were formed almost 2 billion years ago! I almost could not wrap my mind around that.