This week I have begun preparing for the Swan Blessing ceremonies I will hold at Seven Sisters Festival on 28th March. This is more a process of stopping and listening rather than planning and being busy which is the way our minds have been programmed to gather knowledge. Wisdom gathering is hard for the mind because it happens through stillness. Over the last 2 weeks we have been without phone or internet and I remember something very similar happened before Seven Sisters last year - enforced stillness haha.
And so this is where our enforced stillness led us this week - to discover a Sequoia forest in Warburton. I don't know why there is this forest of Redwood beauties planted here but it was a beautiful detour on a our monthly water quest to Mount Donna Buang. The forest had such presence and deep vibration and was full of the sound of a colony of bats that circled and communicated above us. We also stopped to pay our respects to the Yarra River. It saddens me to hear people talking badly about this beautiful river. The fact that she ends up in a dirty state in the city is due to human neglect. For all those who have never seen her in full and clear beauty - come to the mountain to see where she begins her journey. Let's all start showing her more love, she is looking after us. We love you Mother Yarra, thank you.
|Beloveds - Tony carrying Rory in the Redwood Forest|
|Mother River - Yarra River|