Particularly at night.
I had a few moments during this last trip late in the evening, so I stepped outside and looked up to the night sky. The moon looked back through the darkness, along with the stars while the breeze rustled the leaves and crickets chirped their songs.
Incredibly small. That’s how I felt, yet at the same time, I sensed a great energy, a cosmic power, coursing through me as I gazed up at the bright, white moon, symbol of the Goddess. The energy came from all around me. The sky, the Earth, the things I could hear scurrying in the fallen leaves. I was connected to all of it for the briefest of seconds. Nothing manmade came into my mind during this time.
I was completely organic.
Totally a part of the planet. I had no desire to hop online, to call anyone, to drive anywhere, to watch TV. I simply wanted to be. To exist. To be a link in the natural chain. I swear I could feel the Earth spinning on her axis, feel her orbiting the sun.
The experience made me think about how in tune with Earth people used to be. I work with children and am always disheartened by how disconnected they are to the outside world. On a recent field trip, my students were horrified that I wouldn’t allow any electronics.
“But what are we supposed to do?” they lamented.
“Talk to each other, read, enjoy the outdoors,” I replied. This response was met with quite a few blank stares. So sad.
I hope that my students (and many adults too) can find a few minutes to shut off the technology that bombards us every nanosecond of every day. I like modern convenience as much as the next gal, but I love nature more. I find inspiration in her daily. Here’s to hoping you do too.
All of my books have strong connections to nature. Check them out at my Adult Romance website here and my YA Romance website here.