Mountain revival

An inspiration of children
decided to uproot me off my sorry arse
and venture into the unburnt, misty mountains......




The most astounding bounty of treasures lined the way...




A paradise of pools and waterfalls
with the sweetest water awaited our splashing bodies.....




The wizard children coaxed flames to life
despite wet twigs and slow falling cloud juice...



and meals fit for kings were served....



in this majestic mountain kingdom
removed from the thinking mind
and placed in full experiencing
gratitude arose from the depths of my being
for our needs being filled
again and again and again
by the most simple yet profound gifts from nature.......

Comments

psychegram said…
So that's where you went. -grin- Never heard a group of children referred to as an 'inspiration' before. I like that.
Anonymous said…
I see us all, as we are, as the children--
When you share, you grace us all
Much thanks and gratitude

Jj
susana said…
Hi psychegram - yes, literally into the mountains and the kids around me are totally inspired beings.
But then again, none of them are officially schooled, or vaccinated and then again there is no television either, so in a way they are a different species - they are interested in every thing and that interest is contagious.

Jj- nice seeing you again (grin).
nina said…
Desmond Su Su! Thumb pianos, kerplunk, plunk, twee, bonka bonka!
Love, nina
susana said…
Nina, not only a maestro in the visual arts but in the musical sphere as well.
Su said…
Number 5 just does not sit well with me.
So I will up it to the number of service. Grin
Zoner said…
Wow. The look on the children's faces says so much. That calm, at ease thing.

Nature and children. Powerful medicine, indeed. That place looks amazing. They probably all are if we look closely enough.

Z
Anonymous said…
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time for peace, I swear its not too late

I posted this at the latest Origami and had to post it here--the stones reminded me of you--

Jj
susana said…
Jj,
I feel somewhat more like the spiderweb today.
A freshly built spiderweb.
Anonymous said…
Hi Su,
I have sworn off mirrors and also have not been on a news website in a few weeks--OK, I fell off the wagon and peeked at WRH a couple times--Went back to reading "The Power of Now" to help get my head back on straight and get those voices in my head to take a number or leave a message--maybe I'll get back to them...maybe not---no, definitely not--
Have become the watcher of myself again--caught myself straying--thoughts, emotions-- and have been just watching, not judging, but seeing again how my mind tries to keep me busy with inane bullshit which keeps me from letting my spirit run my life--with me, it's mostly "future" stuff that of course has not happened and therefore has no place--it keeps me out of the now--, not much as far as I can tell from the past--happening much easier/faster this time around but I need to stay on top of it so I don't slide down the hill again--i was beginning to like the sound of my own voice even though a lot of what I was writing was coming from someplace else, a place/thing that was good--
I wonder at times if when we talk about the crap in the world, if we are not adding to the negativity and strength of the beast--I think we do, and then we attract more of the same negative vibes and what they bring into our "real" lives--Would love to hear your thoughts--

Jim (Jj)
susana said…
Jj,
My partner asked me the other day why I spent so much time uncovering the evils of the world.
I said it was just my programming.
He asked if I was willing to see if one could change one's programming.

I realised with some horror on assessing my passive involvement that it was ego bound. I was superior to those who were ignorant about what was actually happening blah blah blah.

I sort of made a snap decision (strange how many I am making of late and how many I am adhering to) that unless I was going to actually participate in action then I needed to refrain from reading about it.
You know with the amount of time I spent surfing the news sites and that I could quite easily spend time in the soup kitchen.
Or even baby sit Greta's baby.
Or even water the garden.
I think it definitely takes one away from the moment and I think it activates the pain body in a big way.

And at the end of the day they are just concepts in a dream.
And yet so much time is spent on them.

Wanted to share something I read the other day that really was profound beyond measure and which in itself has been healing. "The natural state that you are seeking is what is doing the SEEING".
So whenever there is thinking and contraction - instead of going out on the thought or action attention is placed on the Seeing.

Nice talking to you.
Su
Anonymous said…
We know that "it" has been out there--always has been in one form or another--while the internet is great, you hear about every sneeze everywhere and feel you have to comment on it-it brings on more worry and dread-I think internet overload is an easy thing to do-I felt an urgency to get the word out and had it thrown back in my face by those we know--then I got an indignant--fuck them attitude--then I got pretty good at writing things and thought that I had a duty to get the word out in my way and maybe someone would see something through my words--then I liked hanging out at places where people already knew what I was talking about and we were all in agreement--then i asked myself, am I any better off since reading the first 911 article all these years ago and I have to say honestly that spiritually, I am, but as Jim, I am not--I am wiser but that has been the trade-off with the "it overload"--
I know it's there and if it comes to my neighborhood, I'll deal with it, but until then, it only takes away from my life if I let it by keeping my mind in a flutter and therefore not letting my spirit shine--I'm not into all the yogi, krishna, new-age, etc. stuff--it has to be pretty straight forward for me and has to happen, or not, to me personally, before it has any weight to it--it has to come direct--
the reason you act like you do, is simply because you care--and that's a good thing--you care about your family and every living being and because of that, and your close connection, you feel, and want to absorb, all their pain along with your own--it is as it is--accept that when you live the way you do, thats what comes with the territory or release it to the universe--
I wish i had wiser words for you, or words you didn't already know but it is in the application of those words that we succeed--
I wish you well fair Su!!

Jim (Jj)
su said…
Jj,
Yes when one can flip through news headlines giving each one half a second - the we have a problem.
And your words are perfect, they are new to me - ever fresh.

So today I am tearing myself away from the box.
I am awaiting the first rising on a 2 kg bread, that is expanding in such glory that it takes my breath away. I keep going to look at it with such wonder. (What do they say simple things please simple minds) -
And then I thought to take the kids to play tennis. Well that is a bit pretentious it sort of starts out as bad tennis and lands up as excellent dodge ball.
Picture this court. In the African veld, surrounded by thorn trees and ringed with mountains. The fence has several areas where the fence as absconded and the flying balls inevitably find the gaps. So much time is spend scumpering under the thorn trees avoiding elephant thorns on bare feet. There is also a gap in the net which adds tension to the game.
The best part is that the termites that live below the surface, energetically carry soft sand to the cracks above and built beautiful soft mounds. So if we forget the broom or something to scoop it up with, then there is the skid factor which adds to either game.
So that is my way of meeting life today.
And yours?
Anonymous said…
Hi Su,
Stayed close to home today--it was just beautiful here--sunny and 70F--going to get cooler tom'w for a few days but I actually had my shirt off (don't swoon-lol) yesterday and today soaking up vitamin D--worked out in the yard most of the day--caulking this, pruning that--it was just wonderful and I didn't think any further than the end of the yard--finally dug into the mulch pile we have been "growing" and spread some around--sent a soil test in the other day and ordered seeds for planting and stashing--thanks to michael--he guided us to the test lab and the seed place--went out with Juli tonight for a brownie hot fudge sundae in the next dinky little town over--took the boys and 3 friends--never a dull moment there--the van really struggles with us and 5 teenagers--windy here tonight but it sounds really cool as we each sit here on our laptops clicking away to the outside world--maybe a little guitar in a few minutes before my eyes start getting heavy--feel good about getting the garden going and doing some other things--always fun having the first outdoor fire of the spring when the leaves are popping and it's a little chilly in the evening--just love to sit and stare at the stars--maybe this weekend if it's not too windy--
happy i decided to keep my vision closer to home--so much to see and do--thank you, as always for your sharing--i feel i have more control over my life when I'm not too far-flung in where I let my mind and energy wander--
loved your tennis "story"--had me smiling and imagining--kind of like a fly on the wall--

Jim (Jj)
su said…
Jj,
I have not yet managed to get the soil tested but this morning am expecting an arrival of 4 cubic meters of prime compost from a stud farm in the next valley. So I will spend the weekend sprinkling this black gold on the beds.

I have to say I have never had a brownie fudge sundae, I have never had any sundae - i must make amends. Will have to make my own however, some tips would be good.

Our temps were in the late 30's and then yesterday dropped to 17 and I thought no, not winter. The gales also make me feel so vulnerable. But today summer has reappeared and with it a big fat grin.
Anonymous said…
Lot's of wind here too--sometimes uncomfortably so--
Please stop in at origami--I have posted some questions and observations--a couple might not be posted yet, but would like your take when you have time--
Sundae: Vanilla ice cream over a warm brownie, covered with whip cream and nuts of your choice and covered in hot fudge or melted chocolate--
You seem to like fires so you should make smores--toast a couple of marshmallows and place them in between two graham crackers with a piece of chocolate---yummy!!!!
A campfire favorite here in Ohio--

Jim (Jj)
Anonymous said…
Hi Su,
I put up a comment over at Les' and Nina's (same one) about Les' most recent Karma post at mirrors--
Would love to hear your input if you have time---hoping all is wonderful with you and yours--

Jim (Jj)
su said…
Jj,

Summer has lost it's kick.
Temperatures are perfect, instead of full steam light, there are gradations and plays.
Perfect time to lie on the hammock, water the garden, get away from the box.
Yet still feel connected to you when away from this form of communication.
About karma - I don't believe there are individual souls.
So cause and effect ramifications are collective not personal.
That is my opinion which I don't even think could toast a marshmallow. Grin.

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