Accompany me on a journey; a walk, a stroll, pausing to assimilate the wonders of Winchester’s surrounding countryside; rivers, water meadows and trees galore.
Nature’s heaven is here forever, but often overlooked. Not the wide vistas, panoramic views, and beyond, but a closer more intimate appreciation of the Universe that hides behind open eyes; often freed when eyes closed.
Walk with me; become aware of Nature’s life-giving, almost surreal ability to cleanse senses; emancipation of heart and soul to drift amongst tree-lined pathways, magnificent trees, their branches reaching for the Heaven. Blessed upon the world, serenity and tranquility, but alive with myriad forms of life.
The River Itchen flows by and St. Catherine’s Hill beckons, tempting walkers to climb to the copse of trees at the top.
Having seen St. Catherine’s Hill at distance, from St. Giles’ Hill, it looks inviting; tempting walkers/climbers to take the steps up to the summit.
Blessed with trees overlooking wildflowers, scenes of distant hills, and closer to home; Winchester, its Cathedral rising up out of the purity of a green landscape.
Looking up at a canopy of trees, sunlight twinkles through high branches and leaves, caressing the crown, glistening ever moving in harmony.
Standing looking around, not wishing to walk down to the reality of humanity, roads, and autos, we allow our minds to wander until another level of consciousness visits. Temptation. Persuading us to sit down and reflect on the edge of the copse itself. Infinity once more creating access for a heavenly angel.
Being at one with Nature, sensing something surreal, our eyes gently flutter and close, awakening many more senses and feelings; creating a platform for Archangel Ariel; Nature’s angel to bless us with her aura.
She hovers close by; not speaking, no sounds, her presence projecting a sense of synergy with Mother Nature; of beauty, of purity. We resonate with her. Vibes projecting a love of Nature in her care. Guardian angel, her wings a glint of gold. We sit transfixed, but not in a fearful way; her presence opens a door to unknown emotions; dimensions.
Our senses are calmed by her divine inspiration. A feeling of relaxation, enveloped by an angel’s presence. An empathy of two minds becomes one. A silent voice visits our subliminal consciousness. Archangel Ariel has offered to guide us. No audible words, soundless. She gently floats above to the canopy of trees; our hearts follow the Divine angel to ground level as she presents us to the riverside transforming supreme imagination into reality.
The water is calm and clear. Reflections in the river, deep as the sky is infinite. All is calm and peaceful, serene and full of the grace of optimism and gratitude.
And so our eyes slowly open where we find ourselves sitting by the river Itchen.
Do we see less with our eyes open? Closing the eyes attracts; enhance other senses; hidden senses.
Such feelings, seem unreal following such a visitation. Was it real? A dream? The memory of walking down the hill to the river bank is erased, but floating down is vivid in the mind. Floating?
An awakening. A gentle resumption of reality opens our hearts with optimism; positivity and kindness.
So here we are, sitting by the River Itchen, staring at infinity. There are no limits. The closer to Nature we become, the more the world expands.
The Universe is our kingdom, our hearts a synapse to a level of purity and a desire to be kind. To give, to be gentle.