leave nothing but footprints
yesterday, I went for a walk.. to a place that I have never been to before... not far from my home. Leura Cascades . . I drove up to Leura, with water, a pen.. the little notebook that Lydia sent me and my camera all tucked into my bag... ready to spend some time with Mother Nature... wanting to be with my SELF.. wanting to get to know my SELF
it amazed me that this is so close and I haven't been here before. ... I went for a 40 minute walk along the man-made tracks and just absorbed the peace, of being one with nature.
down I went into the gully.. across bridges and sometimes just pausing to feel the nature spirits who were around me.
this land that I live in is Ancient, full of wisdom, a wisdom that I wish I could tap into. I want to be part of this ancient spirituality that I feel here
this canyon above, is older than the Grand Canyon in America. Below is a faery water-fall. I sat and watched this for quite awhile. I closed my eyes and felt a magick fall over me.. like I was transported to another place, another time. The water nymphs welcomed me as a friend. I was wondering why, we don't have sacred wells here in Australia and then I realized that this water, tumbling down from subterranean streams, is sacred water, blessed by Mother Gaia herself. It holds ancient wisdom and healing properties. I found a little spring where I can collect some water next time I visit.
I noticed tiny flowers, struggling to get a foot hold on the side of cliffs, but still they bloomed...
and then I spied a new friend.. the tree. I don't know what it was, but this tree attracted me, it spoke to me.. I walked around it a few times... the spirit was old and wise.
can you see the spirit of the tree? the wisdom, the knowing, the ancient spirit.....
Living within a National Park is wonderful, I actually realized yesterday, that I am blessed living in such a gorgeous area... however, the Blue Mountains is a tourist attraction and every day, we have bus loads of tourists coming to see our natural wonders. I understand that people have a desire to see this beautiful part of the world, but why can't they respect it.
Why throw rubbish on the ground and trample native plants that are growing off the beaten path or tuck tissues into the crevice of the trees, or chewing gum wrappers into the water... and why, oh why, drop cigarette butts? And why on earth would anyone want their damn mobile phone while walking in this sacred spot? I just don't get it, at all.
I have been called a tree-hugger before and I am not apologizing one bit for it... yesterday as I sat under the waterfall.. I noted in my journal: I don't like tourists much; I hate modern noise and I hate smokers who drop butts in the bush.
Full Moon coming up tomorrow so time to put those crystals out to bathe in the moon-light and a time to release all your past fears, worries and pain...
the winner of the Spring Equinox gift-away is Kim from Midwest Musings.. there are a couple of crystals bathing in the southern hemisphere full moon and once they are charged, they will be tucked into the little gift and sent off with my birdies... to those of you who missed out... just keep visiting as I have little gift-aways quite often!