Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dreams: wisdom, power, insight, magic, mystery, sincerity

Sometimes it is the dream that manifests the dreamer.
--Beckon Call (working title), CG Walters


Dreams: wisdom, power, insight, magic, mystery, sincerity

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Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.-- Marsha Norman

Between the dreams of night and day there is not so great a difference.--CARL JUNG, Psychology of the Unconscious

Sometimes it is the dream that manifests the dreamer.--Beckon Call (working title), CG Walters

Night is falling, all around

Nothing's moving, above or underground

You take this time to walk the night

No destination, just a primal need.

The thirst is courting, the night must bring relief

But you don't know how

Dreams are more real than reality itself, they're closer to the self.--GAO XINGJIAN

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. –-Anais Nin

Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask. --X-Files

Our life is played out in many more realms than this mere waking fragment—Beckon Call (working title), CG Walters

The great soul of which we are all a part of may dream through us, in our manner of dreaming, its own secret dreams… --Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul.--CARL JUNG, The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.--Janos Arnay

To define dream and waking experience as something completely separate is to walk in either reality with only a part of yourself. --Beckon Call (working title), CG Walters

Friday, October 14, 2011

Not Gone

Hold on to what is good,
even if it's a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if I've gone away from you.
--Pueblo Indian Prayer

Angel of Grief / Weeping Angel by elycefeliz

re Not Gone You're "Still Here" (grief and loss)

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This video was made by to address the difficult subject of grief and loss. Being one who has lost someone I loved very deeply, I wanted to assure those who are moving through the process of grief that what Emily Dickinson said is true..."Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality." It is my hope that this video brings some consolation into the lives of those who lost a loved one. Please come visit our web site @ which offers help and support for the wounded soul. This video was made for non-profit use and we do not own the copyrights for materials used in this video.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Winter Star Mountain: A Long Road Ahead

View from the top of Winter Star Mountain

This is footage of a walk from White Oak Creek to Locust Creek, to Colbert’s Ridge Trail, up to Deep Gap, and then to the top of Winter Star Mountain, (Black Mountain Range) Yancey County, NC, USA on a chilly 02 October 2011.

Winter Star, besides having a truly magical name, is an outstanding peak of the southern Appalachians. One of the highest mountains in the eastern USA, it offers some unique hiking opportunities and some of the nicest views one could imagine. Rising starkly above Deep Gap, there are some great vistas to be had of the ridge rising over the gap, and of the nearby peaks of the Black Mountains which loom all around Winter Star.


Skye Cuillin and A Long Road Ahead by Kevin MacLeod

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Is Harvest Always Gathering?

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale
Ray of sun blessing White Oak Creek

Is Harvest Always Gathering?

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As I walked through the mist of a mountain forest moving toward the change of season to Autumn, I considered what message the season would bring to me. Softer than the sounds of my steps and the stretching, rubbing of my pack and my gear, I always perceive the voices of those who communicate with me not through my ears, but through some deeper part of my self. When I am not trying to hear, distracted by the effort of my motion, they communicate, though not always in the abstracts of language. Sometimes there is suddenly a shift of my mind, seeing with new eyes. And I know that change was their communication.

For people and most animals still in some degree of unison with the seasons, harvest time—Fall—is a matter of storing sustenance for the barren time ahead. Whether this storage is within or outside the body, the call of the season is to collect, gather, hold onto. Winter is seen as unproductive, so all the work of achievement must be done beforehand.

I had the sense that this call was not precisely appropriate for me this season. Around me that morning the message began to seep into my consciousness, consider what the call to trees—and surely any perennial plant—might be. They do not feed off their stores during the winter, nor do they need to. Therefore their ritual of Autumn would be completely different. Their definition of ‘harvest’ would be unique to their coming experience.

Within my nervous system, for the first time I started to perceive the voice of this call unique to those not drawn to scurry about gathering as if for the last meal.

“Release. Relax.”

I was becoming increasingly comfortable with a message completely contrary to what my animal kin were hearing! With every step through the forest, mist brushing by my face, I sank deeper into the message that felt so natural to me at that moment—I sank into the call of the trees. This new perspective that I was grasping of ‘harvest’ took hold and brought new revelation beyond words.

They seemed to say to me:

Release the explicit, the outer world, active pursuit.

Reside in the implicit, that which continues on beyond term, beyond need.

Rejuvenate for another time.

Move into a state of dormancy,

pass with the least impact through the harshness of that to come.

Disengage active consciousness,

Dwell more focused in the greater Collective consciousness

Effortlessly, you will be prepared

To show forth great bloom and growth in the proper time.

For all who celebrate harvest in whatever varying manner, Be Bountiful and Prosper!

Blessings all……CG

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