The inspiration this for particular post has had a strange trajectory, and as I backtrack the evolution of thoughts, it started here:
This is an excellent video that I started watching as I was asking for answers in my questioning of how to help love our planet into healing without having to lose the comforts of modern life… and all while extending those sustainable comforts to every person on the planet, as well. This woman and her beautiful mind rather eloquently started talking about having a conversation with nature to find the answers. She starts communication by looking at bio-mimicry.
Janine’s example of using the “foreplay” of the Western Greeve made me smile:
This then sent my thoughts down memory lane on a trajectory to the times I have had conversations with nature. In that vault, this was one particular memory jogger:
Before I ever knew who my husband N was, I did something that I call having “conversations with the moon”. During many of the challenging single years in my life, before meeting N, rather than making a choice to eradicate or self medicate my immediate physical loneliness by say, sleeping around,** instead I would go out on clear nights and howl at the moon :). I would go out at night and look at the moon and have a silent conversation about my life.
During those single years I meet several nice, good men, but they were people who could not yet meet me on the internal level of awareness that I strive to live externally from. I usually knew this quite rapidly by their “foreplay” :)… by their day to day choices and their actions which said they couldn’t sustain a relationship with themselves or me, at the level of conscious communication that I knew was possible. The short of it is that I dated several men full of “potential”. They were (and still are) excellent men. They could talk the talk. They taught me however, that only we ourselves can ever activate the actual living from what that potential is. I could not activate it for them. We cannot ever walk the walk of the talk for anyone else.
So in conversation with the moon, right at that very same moment, I knew there was a man out there on the planet who could do this… one who could best match my level of aware communication… the current perfection of my imperfections as I was growing, walking OUR talk, too. He was living and breathing somewhere under that very same moon. So, I would leave a silent conversation with him on that moon for him to help find me… to have unfold to find him within it’s shared sight. A bit out there? Yes. Do we really believe everything is connected or not?
What is time? What is distance? What is real connection? Are there limitations to these things and how they take place? Yes there are. And they are the very exact limitations you think and believe exist.
Are there better ways to live and create on this planet? Can we achieve a deep level of conversation with others from a place of deep conversation within ourselves?
What do you think?
I would say your answers will tell you what you can experience. Try talking with the moon. When the time is right, in my experience, the conversation will eventually unfold back on earth (and with the earth!) as well. It is how I knew I would marry N having only heard his voice. You see, it was one I immediately knew. I had heard it before when conversing with the moon.
Here i am in silence
looking round without a clue
I find myself alone again
all alone with you…
I can see behind your eyes
the things that i don’t know
if you hide away from me
how can our love grow?
I know I could break you down
but what good would it do
i could surely never know
that what you say is true..
here i am in silence
it’s a game i have to play
you and i in silence
with nothing else to say…
** Thoughts on sleeping around -Please see the next post which I have written to avoid having the longest footnote ever: Sleeping Around -This Post Continues