Fantasy, dreams, illusions…..awaking the consciousness and enjoying the natural environment. When not particularly focused on a specific topic; perhaps endeavoring to attract inspiration, country walks seem to dominate the thought process; led by the heart with a touch of surrealism. To absorb and be absorbed by Nature’s gratitude to humankind. And humankind’s gratitude to Nature.
The most significant stimulant; mentioned many times are country walks, woodland, hills, and rivers. Letting senses stray at will, thus following unseen elements that gently become tangible if not actually visible.
Describing this dream-like phenomenon from a laptop (although the original was written, using a fountain pen) the vistas come to life. And for that, much gratitude awakens the soul as the Universe visits the psyche. Sitting writing and now typing, my mind and heart stroll through an avenue of trees, strolling alongside a river, climbing hills, and viewing the pure majesty of the surroundings. And in the not-so-far distance, Winchester and the Cathedral seem to present themselves regardless of location.
There is almost a surreal connectivity between city and countryside as if as one. The proximity of pure Nature and the ancient capital of England seem to go hand in hand. This is rare. For a city to encompass, to hold metaphorical hands to pastures green seems far-fetched. But……minutes from the center of Winchester you are greeted by the open arms of purity. Nature in all her glory.
A gentle walk. No urgency, no time recorded, perhaps infinity. A walk that as been enjoyed so many times, but always something unseen previously.
Whichever way you glance there is supreme beauty. Seemingly the River Itchen appears everywhere. From the city center, Water Meadows, beautiful downs teeming with wildlife, beside hills and more, Looking left-right and downwards a different perspective greet not only the eyes but other senses.
Standing still or sitting quietly, the mind tends to be focused on itself, evading outside elements. A few gentle breaths calm the heart and the air become alight with birdsong, splashes of water initiated by ducks, and of course the superior elegance of swans. Swans are surely aware of their majestic status. A royal family of splendid birds (almost too regal to call them ‘birds’). They are certainly above humankind and have been in existence longer and have created nothing but pleasure and joy.
Riverside trees tempt an observer to imagine flying upwards, viewing the scenes from a different perspective. All senses come into play. Overwhelming and surreal as the heart is set free from the confines of everyday life. A sudden beam of light; the sun glistening through branches, envelops a person in a true fantasy. As though light visited from the Universe, proclaiming not only superiority over humankind but a degree of empathy. Light creates an illusion of warmth whether freezing in winter or glowing in summer. An Angel’s eyes glistening with a beam of happiness.
The mind and heart drift, caressing senses, combined to create a oneness, transmitting the joys of positivity, tranquility, and kindness.
Continuing to walk as if blessed with Automatic Writing Experience, a unique level of continuity, subliminal guidance without the need of reality or to look where the pathway leads; trusting the senses and following the Universe to limits unknown. Floating; elevated to be welcomed by an ethereal presence.
Many times this pathway all that surrounds it has blessed my heart and soul. The proximity of pure Nature is more than awesome. It is a reality that carries you to a dimension of peace and tranquility. Every visit reveals something previously unseen
Describing the feelings is challenging. You are released and embraced by the purity of Nature. From heart to pen to keyboard. There is stillness. A depth of solitude that is not a pain but a joy as Mother Nature holds your hand and walks by your side.