by Nicholas P, published on July 9, 2018
Hello All!!! It is yet another beautiful morning, and I am so excited for today. Last Saturday was a ‘good’ day in the being there for Mom n Dad front, and any and every moment I spend with them is precious, some days flow more smoothly than others. Happy it flowed as it did.
For the first time in as long as I can remember, it was just the four of us there, like it was when we were growing up. My bro and I cleaned up the yard, we watched the England Sweden game w Pops, and I had a chance to listen to and let him share about some things he’s going through on his journey over a cold one. I can tell he needed a day back home, and it makes me happy to know he’ll be going out there more often. My parents just get so happy to see us, and it was a space of pure Love.
In between calling the sprinkler dude, lol, which then turned into calling the boiler dude, as the place flooded, which then lead to the realization that it’s really on us to keep the place going, playing to our strengths. Looks like I’m the medical apt keeper/maker, ask a million questions/write everything down dude, lol, and he’s the take charge/care of the homestead dude. Both tough gigs, with our proud parents, but these are great days and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I truly appreciate the opportunity to share a lil bit of what’s happening in my neck of the city, as we ALL continue to grow, expand, and Create. This is really about some experiences connecting with animals/nature, but it’s all connected really.
So this one set of sprinklers has been on every time I go out to visit my parents. Initially I just assumed it was the timer that was set whenever we were out there. This has been going on for months, (my apologies to our next door neighbors, as the water flowed into their backyard as well) and we finally had them reset, to the delight of the rest of the lawn.
Except the patch that absolutely told me it was the timers the first few times I noticed it! No joke!
Folks, I have never seen a happier, fatter patch of grass than the area that had a personal 24/7 sprinkler service, lmao. Yes there was a small dry patch in the middle where I left the pool cover for a week (which turned into a total bird resort spa, where they had the 2 cardinals successfully advocate to have me to leave it another week, knowing my Love for Cardinals, lol.), but you have to see this.
Huge waves of Love and appreciation again for the CC’s! They are awesome, and yet again right place/right time stylee, Love it!
I’ve been a bit under the weather the past few, and last night had one of the biggest, if not THE biggest Heart openings ever, and it’s still goin’ on. I’m all in, and Love the process and growth…..but it hurt a lil, not gonna lie. A lot at times. Breathing through it, into it helped, as did water, but this morning I realized I needed a good dose of Nature.
Hit the FP trail after doing some morning errands, but wasn’t feeling as connected as usual for some reason. I wasn’t hearing anything, but still just shared in the moment, and eventually the bird walkers appeared….along with the squirrel walkers (two squirrels walking in single file, almost in slow motion, in a pattern, something you don’t see everyday, amazing!), chipmunks…and more birds, lol. Heart felt a little better, and let the soul GPS chart which direction I’d go coming out of the trail. I Cut through the Overlook, across from the Dog park which has an awesome name but is escaping me now (Wait-The Barking Lot!, lol, how awesome is that) and was about to leave the park when I ‘heard’ something.
‘Dude, take a load off, use your bag as a pillow, cmon look at these roots!’ (Or Something to that effect, lol. I’m new at this). There’s this enormous, beautiful Maple Tree at the edge of the overlook, part of a small field near the entrance. Such a beauty. I didn’t get the name, but got the invite, and rested up, laying in the shade…and it felt like being on one of those fancy shmancy beds w the remote controls, lol. I melted into the ground, and resting my hand on this Maple’s roots, I felt better than I had in a while. The Heart felt fantastic, and I put on the CC, asked to play with the surroundings, and just let go.
I open my eyes, and in the tall grass I see all these lil heads popping up. Bird party! Mostly black birds, but my hoppity hop homies were there too. Just a wonderful, much needed experience.
Then came the part in the CC about talking to grass, animals and trees, and we all just cracked up! I started to reflect on something, as I get how some may be reluctant to reveal all that much about themselves. Things are absolutely different this go round, but either way, It’s ALL good! No pressure, no names needed, though yes it is pretty cool when trees reveal their names Stasi, lmao (I can’t, ……clearly some have a LOT to say).
It’s kind of like some of my adventures on the train, bus, and streets I guess. Daily awesome interactions, exchanges and experiences, with folks I may never see again, yet alone know their names, but I Love them just the same and in that moment, we’re ALL exactly where we’re supposed to be.
It is truly a gift to get to know someone, but you can still send Love, and vibe Love if you will, create positive experiences, even if someone’s not ready to reveal themselves, or if you don’t ‘know’ them: Trees, bees, people, all One. As is Love. No strangers in here .
(Chewie update? Perhaps a lesson on loving your enemy, lol, took a run at me coming out of the elevator this morning. Curses like a sailor that one, but I still Love him and his humans. Least we can have a laugh about it….as I make sure I stay out of teeth range, lol.)
Thanks again CC and ALL. Truly helped the Heart today! Have an AMAZING day!!!