Vector Blog: A walk in the woods
Vector Blog: A walk in the woods.
Do you have a place where magic and modern meet?
Where wonders never cease?
I find this in Nature.
Stepping into the New Year, I have a goal, to be physically fit for the Journey of Light Crystal Circle trip. 8 days ago I was not doing a thing towards my cardio fitness.
Yesterday, I completed day 8 of my afternoon walks in the woods or as we say in Australia, a walk in the bush. 40 minutes to the bridge and back along a track that holds memories for me. The same track, 15 years ago, I would walk every morning, with my 2 sons and then 3 children.
On the path as a modern walker, I feel comfort in the familiarity, it’s my homebase, landmarks give me a sense of safety and navigate how far I have gone and how much longer there is to go. I have a unique memory map of the area. But this familiarity can make me immune to the subtleties around me.
Not far in, I notice a dog and then a woman approaching me, she is familiar and I could choose to give her the wave and keep on walking or stop. Sensing the magic, there is synchronicity at play, I have seen this woman several times now, somewhat randomly?….I chose the later, I stop and we hug and say “Hi”.
Of all the things she could have shared with me in that moment, she shares about how she use the bridge up ahead (my bridge) as a gateway, a crossing over the threshold to intentionally walk over and release the “baggage” on her walk home. I am in love. I actually don’t walk over or cross the bridge - I touch the post, tag, and turn around to walk back !
This time it was different, as I approached the bridge, I intentionally felt into the releasing. I connected my sensual awareness to the bush around me and walked over, discarding my “clothes/baggage”….my gosh...and then I turned at the end - paused - and walked back over allowing myself to be dressed in my strenght, with garments of splendor, in pure majesty - open to receive - wow !
Like walking through a portal into another world…
But it doesn’t stop there, I joined Will Reed on his introductory Renaissance Samurai call last night, and the Zen poem he shared “Small Fish swallows Big Fish”, had the lines, “...come with me, together we cross the bridge to enlightenment…”
Synchronicity is smiling.
How does this all fit into the Vector Journey?
Take time to strengthen your connection to your environment, with a gentle gaze take in the textured landscape and subtleties all around.
Refining your awareness, slowdown, be open to the beauty, it will serve you well as you build your confidence with reading the Vector cards.
Above all trust.
Trust that the correct insights will be given, synchronicity is at play, even if you can not logically understand it, allow insights and promptings to sit and reveal themselves to you.
Developing a connection with the supersensible world will serve you well as an entrepreneur navigating the changing landscapes, and the” times are a changin.”
As a modern walker in this world, see what Nature is offering you as a gateway or portal to cross the threshold to leave the ordinary world behind. We are not meant to stay in the world beyond, the Hero must come home, there is work to be done, just make sure you come home dressed in the majesty of your strength.
Leaning into some Bob Dylan for this one;
Songwriters: Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Witmark Demo - 1963) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Audiam, Inc
“Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.”