A Day in Autumn (Enchanted Forest)
On this particular fall day, I went for a long walk that brought me to a part of the woods I had never discovered before. It was like leaving one world and entering another in the space of a second. The path I was walking on was familiar, one with tall grasses, trees and the earthy smell of nature. Then suddenly, I stepped into this magnificent other world, so it seemed.
All around me were the gigantic white pines, reaching out to the heavens! They were thick, fully shading the ground where I stood. The atmosphere was one of total deep silence, a silence I had never felt this deep in nature before. It was a enchanted moment, yet so real an experience.
The trees surrounding me felt like Ancient Mothers protectresses to the sacred ground. Immense energy captured my senses. I felt the need to sit and close my eyes. Sitting still in this beauty I was being drawn into a calm, peaceful moment.
All around me, Mother Pines stood still. It was overwhelmingly moving and profound to just sit in this energy. As evening came it was difficult to leave this enchanting carpet of white pine.
Through the next few years I walked this same path looking for the sacred ground but could never find it again. The memory of it, the deep silence and reverence of this space, it has never left me.
The power of nature
it whispers softly
it is ever so powerful
that in one instant
you are One and
at Peace with the Mother.