A Poem for Loneliness

By: | Posted in: Connection with Nature, Grief Emotions, Waterfall Messages | Friday, Feb 26, 2016 - 3:31pm

Imagine that it is evening, dark outside, and you are a little restless. What to do to ease the loneliness?  You live where there is winter and cold, but it is calm outside, with gently falling snow. Why not go for a walk?

So I did.  And afterwards I wrote this poem, my first ever. I had been trying to write a poem for days, and it did not come to me until I entered a walk in the dark. And found peace as well. Even snow can talk to you and keep you company, if you imagine.

Peaceful Light

I lie here gently, sparkling, peaceful

no wind, just stillness.

I illuminate the night in white, in silence (more…)

Nature Brings Joy and Love

By: | Posted in: Connection with Plants, Waterfall Messages | Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 10:18pm
Joyful Pine Trees

Have you ever felt a deep joy and love when connecting with a tree, in nature, or even in the city? Did you have a conversation with it or even feel a difference in your body energy?

A Conversation

I feel very drawn to two pine trees a few blocks from me. I can’t seem to keep myself from visiting them.

So on one visit, I opened and listened.

“We’re beautiful!”

If trees could preen, these two would. It made me smile.

And they are beautiful.  Their profile is wonderful and their leaves seem so soft and flowing.  I feel love and joy when I look at them.  I said, “I feel happy being close to you.”

“You like yourself when you are near us. We like ourselves, so you like yourself.  We can help you.”

So I basked it their presence for awhile. It relieved the loneliness.

On returning to my apartment, I looked up pine trees in a tree medicine book.  The interpretation was that pine trees can help you with (more…)

Messages from a Dying Tree

By: | Posted in: Connection with Plants, Waterfall Messages | Friday, Jan 15, 2016 - 9:06pm

Have you ever  imagined that you could receive messages from a dying tree?

Messages in Conversation

I was walking in the woods and stopped to look out over the gorge. When I looked back, I was right beside a dead tree and felt called to connect with it. It started a conversation.

I said, “How can you talk to me, you are dead.”

It responded,

“But some of my spirit is still here.  I am still standing.  I serve a purpose in this world too.”

I looked around and saw that there were others in this area. Some had fallen over.

“You have company, some have fallen over.” (more…)

Connection in a New Community

By: | Posted in: Waterfall Messages | Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 - 4:12pm

Messages from Kakabeka Falls

The following post is about being alone in the holiday season in a new place.

Now, it is the winter holiday season and I am alone. I have made tentative forays into the community, mostly through church, even though I am not a church person. And now that church is closing.  It’s a sign of the times, right?  Churches are closing because no one attends. This is often where we found community in the past. Who knows if the (more…)