Monday, January 7, 2013

How to Form a Partnership with Nature

The first challenge for 2013 is finding my way through working with nature. What does it want from us? Does it want to be left alone? Does it want to be tended? Would it like to be landscaped, developed, envisaged at some future date, maybe as a dance floor, a pool, a Japanese water garden? Are some trees happy to be sacrificed to offer light and space to others nearby. The older trees seem more precious and countless saplings have been chopped down.  Those in the know...often people driving a digger or wielding a chainsaw, say of these young trees. ‘Oh you could go through there, they’re just ‘sallys’. I have been negotiating with the nature spirits and my intuition as I go along but there have been repercussions that suggest there are powers that be that are less than pleased with the ground works! I am hoping we can still make peace … For the moment, I am reminded of the song ‘They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.  With a big hotel and a swinging hot spot…Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til its gone…” by Joni. I am trying not to doubt the perfect unfolding of this work. Soon, I hope there will be a beautiful resolution and renewed vista! I’ll post  my picture of Windy looking askance at my Parelli - finger wagging - training! I think he likes it so far!