Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014 - The Path

What path are you on, my friends?  For we are all on a path, all of us, whether we realize it or not.  There are wide paths with many people to meet along the way.  There are narrow paths with definite signs and symbols.  There are simple and easy paths, treacherous and difficult paths, high paths and low.  But everywhere you look, there are paths.  In fact, it is impossible to not be on a path.  Some people instinctively know this; most people have no idea.  Day in and day out, they trudge through their lives, not knowing that they are even on a path.  But they are.  So what is your path like?  And did you know that you can choose your path and you can change your path and it is never too late?  You are not destined to walk a path you do not wish to walk, although many people will do so because they do not even know they have a choice.

Close your eyes for a moment because sometimes the eyes can trick us, and there is a reason they call sparkly rocks fool's gold.  Close your eyes and breathe.  How does your path smell?  Is it fresh and earthy?  Do you feel a calmness when you breathe deeply?  What do you hear?  Can you hear the wind in the trees?  What kind of animals can you hear around you?  Now open your eyes.  Does everything still look the same, and do you like what you see?  And now touch small things on your path.  Do they respond?  And taste small things on your path.  Do they bring peace and joy to your body?

As for me, I will take the path into the woods.  It is not an easy path, but everything I need is there.  Food can be found if you know where to look.  And water too.  There is plenty of material for shelter, although it is raw and I must work hard to shape it.  There is beauty and the art of nature.  There is peace and time to think.  There are companions, seen and unseen, guides who point the way.  There is magic.  Yes, much magic.  I am off to the woods.  I will leave a flickering light for you to follow.  Trust yourself.

The path into the woods, where magic abounds.

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