I walk in Beauty,
Beauty before me.
Beauty behind me.
Beauty all around.
I walk in beauty all around.
~ Kathleen Hannan, inspired by a sacred Navajo Prayer
July 10th, 2015
Hello Mother, hello Daughter,
Wendy and I bunked together on the 2nd floor of Narnia; Emma in the loft above, and Abbey in the hammock bed below. Each night when we went to bed, we talked and giggled… the 13-year-old in me was more than content.
It had been a dream of mine to work together with Wendy on a project intending love and creativity for girls and their mothers, and now we were in full flow and beauty of it.
Today was a day for creativity and drinking in the beauty all around us.
That morning, we went and sat on the rocks beside the stream and made river talismans. Time was unhurried … time seemed almost to stop. That morning could have been 200 years ago, women and girls sitting together, cotton in hands, hand tying and present with our handwork, intention and each other. (One of the enchanted forest’s secrets is that time perception changes here.)
After our timelessness beside the stream, we went for a hike to explore the Pisgah National Forest. This forest is one of the oldest in America, so much diversity, so many rare species. The rewilding continued…
We walked with our awareness in the full present moment; looking, sensing, smelling, and feeling our way up straight up the woodland trail. We looked to nature as our teacher and guide…
I felt supported and surrounded by the strength and splendor of mother earth and inspired by the curiosity of the wildly wonderful humans beside me.
When we returned to our camp the girls played in the bamboo, swayed in the tree swings and found more butterflies.
Beauty all around.
The girls and moms discovered beautiful natural wood bracelets and crushed velvet bags sent from our creatifully-charged contributor DIY Bangles. At dusk we gathered on the grass to painted them. Thank you so much for your generous gifting!
We played and created so much beauty today. There is more joy and beauty to come tomorrow. Now off to get some beauty sleep….
love & creatiful blessings,