Sunday, October 16, 2016


The Ancestors are very much in favor of an embodied active meditation. Many favor yoga asanas and Tai Chi over passive mind meditation but if we go into nature or wilderness (which is closest to the Garden of Eden archetype) we can experience the multiple polarities it has to offer and easily find what Buddha called "the middle way." Nature is a room with many doors and windows to spirit; up/down, light/dark, wet/dry, happy/sad, terrified/tranquil, hungry/satiated, thirsty/quenched... It fulfills and completes all the energy shifts embraced by the sun and moon channels of the chakra system.

"Active, is not an emptying of the mind kind of meditation. It is to reflect and focus until one is lost in the thought of imagining or sensing and until one becomes one with it..." The Ancestors

With this in mind it is not difficult to get into an alfa state of consciousness which can lead to what I call "Wilderness Rapture."
The link to the song below may assist in this type of meditation in  nature. 
The longer we are in the "Garden" the more likely rapture will occur (four to five days is ideal.) Frequently we do not realize how relaxed and harmonious a state we are in until we actually come home when it is not uncommon to experience a "Reentry Depression" for up to three weeks. 
This journey can be done anywhere where we can immerse in the Earth Mother. She is feminine and so she responds best to an inwardly directed attention where we have as little as possible separating us from Her. Choose the place thats suits you best; a cabin in the woods, by a lake or at the ocean or a retreat in a pristine area...
Keep it simple, find the access that is in your comfort zone, walk alone or in silence, attend to needs not wants and leave cameras, novels, ego and alcohol at home. If you go with a group or companion be sure they have the same intention. Do it all for its own sake without attachment to outcome, making the whole experience a meditation.
Remember the lessons in non attachment of Harrison Owens; "Whenever it began was the time it was meant to begin, whoever was there was meant to be there, whatever happens was meant to happens and when its over its over."
My experience is that it pays to be in the moment with the event - one cannot go back and try to recreate how special it may have been. 
In this way we can attend to the Four Beings and the elements illustrated in last weeks blog (and below) in the best possible way.
We need to embrace all the elements and beings; sit around the fire,  gaze at the stars and moon, swim in a river, lake or ocean, walk in the rain or mist, burn incense, sing, drum, dance, sleep or meditate on the earth, breath the clean air consciously.
In other words relate to all the Soft Fascinations; scenes, sunsets, scents, aromas, sounds (bush mantra,) entrain to the daily/monthly/seasonal rhythms and allow nature to meditate us!
When we do this we open up to the Field, increase our intuitive powers, realize a richer and more informed dream world and come into closer recognition with our archetype or who we truly are.

This type of experience will of necessity involve the three phases of the hero/ine's journey. 
SEPARATION where we separate from our usual state of existence.
THRESHOLD or the journey itself when we may face some psychological and even physical fears that need to be overcome.
INCORPORATION where we take what we have learned and bring it back to help heal the planet and the Beings who dwell here.
Fear may come up but without fear there is no growth.
This week I am including a song to meditate to with an active, imaginative type of meditation. As many of you know these songs come to me in the dream time and though they may lack a professional voice they have strong vibrational essence and are arranged by an talented musician in South Africa who knows how best to arrange them to enhance their vibration.
Click on this link and when the little hand shows click again.
If you have problems hearing it e. mail me at
Its tricky to put it on as a link but should work


Next week we will talk about the four directions as another way to tap into this power.
Those who are interested in nature as spiritual practice can down load the pdf from my web site www. which is a summary of the book Inner Passages Outer Journeys (now out of print.) You may be able to get it on Amazon or borrow a copy from my office.

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