Wild Things in the Forest

“A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.” ~ Richard Bach

“I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” ~ Barak Obama

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” ~ Abraham Maslow

The wind has finally died down. It was really whipping when I first woke, at 3 AM, coincidentally not more than five minutes before the alarm. I could see some ambient silver light from the Full Moon through the window. The Veil is thin, and since I have on about the Ancestors for the past week I can feel them being there, maybe watching, maybe listening. It matters not. Their presence is unavoidable. Their mere presence is more important than what they are doing. I’m open to guidance, folks. Don’t be shy. About an hour ago I found myself starting to slip into intellectual mode. I don’t mind being there, in fact I like it. But not today. The article I was reading focused on words and meaning, and when the writer began to examine some stuff from Wittgenstein I was like all “Hmmm, now I see where this is going”. I love Wittgenstein. I was introduced to him through reading some of David Foster Wallace’s non-fiction. I don’t know, maybe it’s the Full Moon. Tis a different kind of understanding I need today. Instinct and intuition. That kind of stuff, not the heady realms within my intellectual theater. It’s that self same theater that provides a fast-acting drink of cool, clear healing water when I sink a bit too low in depression, or get too wound up tight through anxiety. The word ‘panic’ derives from the Great God Pan – there be wild things in the forest, my friends. Reading that tasty heady stuff pulls my rational mind back into range. I’ve done that already this morning. I must head out into the workaday world, hypervigilant though I may be. Ear cocked just in case the bruja comes around, and likely she will. My intent for the day is to have fun and make money.

All is well. Goof gloriously.

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