There is always strength in peace, it is just hidden from the general view, yet it is always seen and felt in the heart of the viewer.
We live in extraordinary times.
Our world is in the midst of many changes, beginning with our level of consciousness. Where can we turn to find peace to soothe us?
For me, Mother Nature is a superb tonic. Living surrounded by a forest is something akin to being wrapped in a blanket of green, healing peace. The sound of the nearby waterfall after a hard, soaking rain is therapeutic. Ditto for the chirping of crickets, the croaking of frogs, and the singing of the birds. Oh, and my neighbors one cove over can now add Elk song to their list.
I’ve found that what this peace does is help me to be in touch with my “inner self”, the part of me that is my own Divine self. A meditation in a forest can be a casual walk, or sitting on a rock watching the water in the creek flow past me. Or just looking out my window from inside of my home. Sunrise, sunset, moon rise; all are wondrous to behold and nestle in my heart, and take root and spread the Divine Peace throughout my body.
It helps me to remind myself to be thankful for every day of life, and to find the joy within my own heart. That all comes from the peace in my soul, that is nourished by the wonder that surrounds me daily. A wise soul told me that is part of being a “warrior for consciousness”.
These mountains and forests are living prayers to me. May you find the strength in the peace of your own soul, and live joyfully and abundantly all the days of your life.
For me, photography is a great exercise in awareness. The only challenges we face are in our subconscious, old beliefs. Art is healing and can help us all to clear out and reprogram our beliefs in a wondrous way. It is the reason behind the name of my art: “Healing Spirit Art”.
Featured image “Night of the Perseids” by Teri Leigh Teed, fine art photograph created on the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way to Waterrock Knob.