Category: Hunter Creek

Nov14

What is it like? (pt. 2)

Posted by Shan on 11/14/11  ~  Posted in: Shan's Thoughts, Hunter Creek

Of course there are the worries, the fears. But these are so much easier kept at bay when we are feasting on a life of wellness. Wholeness, content.

The "other" world, which my heart has started to call it, of alarm clocks and bank statements, shopping lists and to do's- is always looming and when the rain is at its height sometimes it's allowed through my mind's door. Instantly my chest tightens and the expansiveness I am learning to live within evaporates like the air being sucked from one's lungs. My mind starts racing. I swear I can now hear my heart beat faster- my blood pump.

Man, once leaving the world of "other" it is amazing how quickly one repolarizes. †It is like one?s center finds true north and at once the great noise is quieted,† the great calm can be heard.

How much I prefer this place. How much in balance, well and centered I feel listening to the queries of my heart, the wonderings of my mind at rest, simply observing, seeing, taking in. Listening can be done with every part of the body. The hands can hear at a task, the feet find their rhythm in cadence, perfect step with the world around. The heart beats in time with the stirrings of the soul causing deep, connected, full feelings to rise within the spirit.

My most common feeling of late-gratefulness, extreme gratefulness- passion, the feeling of need to dance-calm, deep centeredness where I spend the moments in a squat observing dew on lacy edges, or stretching high, releasing strain, letting the sky keep my gaze. The balance of this life-the rhythm. ArÍte- I have sought it all my life. I am tasting it now-this is the nectar of the gods.

This is the path, the life of immortality, this is the fountain of youth. Here in one's own life, living according to one's own passions, edicts, stirrings. Fearing no man, aware of all things surrounding. †In sync with nature, in sync with oneself. †Moved deeply as a state of being. Accepting the clouds as they come, finding sun elsewhere. I have sought this essence. This life of freedom where my soul paves the way, I knew it was here, possible. I knew I would find it in the unfettered. In the unencumbered. In the world of needing less, wanting more and living more fully. I am finding my life. I am living my life. I love my life and appreciate the essence each moment adds to the beautiful tapestry it has become.

Nov13

Hunter Creek Gallery

Posted by admin on 11/13/11  ~  Posted in: Galleries, Hunter Creek

Nov13

A Walk with Ta

Posted by Shan on 11/13/11  ~  Posted in: Oregon, Videos, Hunter Creek



Nov13

Taio, Our Adventure Kitty

Posted by Shan on 11/13/11  ~  Posted in: Oregon, Videos, Hunter Creek



Nov13

Leaf Sculptures

Posted by Shan on 11/13/11  ~  Posted in: Videos, Hunter Creek