Title: The Gifts of Nature
Author: Keith Varnum
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The Gifts of Nature
by Keith Varnum
"The people in the Land of the Eagle (North America) don't have
to know any more. They have more than enough books. They have the
knowledge. Now they simply have to live what they know. You have
all the information. You know it all. You are very mature people.
You are ready to fly. The only problem is that the knowledge is
all in your minds. It has to be transferred to your hearts."
- Don Alberto Tatzo, Yachag
Throughout history people have gone into Nature seeking profound
spiritual revelations, dramatic physical healings and liberating
Why Do People Look to Nature?
Because the dynamics of Nature naturally break you out of habitual
mental ruts to generate fresh, imaginative approaches and make
new, inspired life choices.
In the quiet, empty, ageless spaces of remote spaces, many people
get clearer answers to their spiritual or practical questions than
through traditional, sitting meditation.
For thousands of years, people have used the vision quest as an
active, moving meditation through which the soul gives guidance
using the mirror of the external, physical world.
What Rite is Right for You?
The quest can act as a rite of passage marking an important
transition or time in a person's life. It can also act as a rite
of renewal, of soul healing or rebirth, or of strengthening
understanding and connection to Self and to the Earth. In addition,
the quest can be a rite of dedication or celebration of life
purpose and passion.
There are as many different types of quests -- from rigorous to
gentle, in settings from mountain peaks to deep canyons -- as
there are visions. They all explore the alchemical,
transformative power of Nature.
Cool, shaded paths along lush, rushing streams are very relaxing
and conducive to receiving the helpful messages from our souls
delivered by birds, animals and stones.
Plants advise you.
Rocks give strength.
High on towering cliffs eagles speak, the wind caresses, and you
taste new realizations.
You drink from the well of the deep blue of the sky.
You listen. You heal. You transform.
People experience the quest as an ever-changing river, bubbling
past obstacles, washing away what is no longer needed, carving
out new niches, flowing into expanded territory and providing
The Gifts of Nature
Returning from the quest is a time of great exuberance and joy,
celebrating the healing and wholeness that each person has found.
People re-enter their lives, bringing their unique, re-discovered
gifts and opened hearts back to family, friends, community and work.
On the vision quest, people create breakthroughs in abundance,
health, jobs and discovering life purpose.
Copyright © 2005 Keith Varnum
About Keith: Keith Varnum shares his practical approach to
transformation as an author, radio host and "Dream Workshops"
facilitator. Keith helps people get love, money, health and
spirit with his free Prosperity Ezine, free Empowerment CD and
free Coaching at www.TheDream.com.
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