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A Nature Spirit Walk


A Nature Spirit Walk

DSCN0533064 Harvest Landing, Springfield, OR

         Nature Spirits are part of our human existence just like unseen body cells,  the sound of laughter and the smell of earth.  They are constantly interacting with us in an evolutionary spiral.

It is not necessary to be conscious of their presence but awareness makes the interaction more pleasurable.   Just as viewing an ultrasound of a growing fetus doesn’t make it more real, it does raise our consciousness of the gestational process.

Connecting with Nature Spirits is easier than using a smart phone (which by the way has it’s own Nature Spirits).  All you have to do is consciously ask to be connected.  The asking does not need to be audible or written.  Thinking and feeling the desire for connection is enough.

My preferred introduction goes something like this:

“Over lighting Deva of Nature Spirits I wish to be connected to the Nature Spirits of ….. (insert name).”

Sometimes I take a few deep breaths to help my mind center on receiving.   The connection presents in many forms depending on the individual.  It always feels good.

The following are pictures I recorded on a lone walk with the Nature Spirits of Harvest Landing. 

Feeling, seeing and hearing the flow of the river is vital to the experience.

           A tree presents its unique form stimulating the recall of its history.


Root stairs are offered as assistance in climbing the slope.


An unidentified bird silently watches from a perch above the river offering an aerial view.


 Trees shade the earth path and wave branches old and new in greetings.


Juicy blackberry bushes extended their fruit in greeting and for nurishment.


Sometimes the trail resembles a dried stream bed of cobbled stones that massage the foot’s trigger points and


 provide mysterious detours into tree covered musty hallways.


         No flies or bugs on me.

Another benefit of communicating with the Nature Spirits is to request that critters stay off your flesh.   In return I agreed not to step on the slow moving inhabitants.




The Beauty of Nature


Today I would like to share some insights brought to my attention in the form below.

The Beauty of Nature versus The Human Fixation.  Grassy Fields or Plastic Turf?  by Jan Lundberg


The following quotes have been distilled by me from the article for those wanting a quick peek.

“….human fixations obscure the beauty of nature.”

“We easily forget that the entire basis of our lives is the whole natural universe. We fail to enjoy the amazing sights, sounds and smells of non-human nature that are still around .”

Pictures by AJ with blind viewfinder – Amazing!

A happy medium of putting the Earth first for health and community, while using nature wisely for our individual and collective advantage, is not only possible but exists today in many instances — even in industrial society.”


Youth band celebrating nature on Playas del Coco.

Flipped out in nature.

The Park Tree provides support for human creativity.

As always my gratitude is given to AJ for his magical ability to capture the beauty of nature in photography and my new home in Costa Rica that is full of delightful examples of nature used for our collective advanatage.


Child Like


My mood this morning was cloaked in despair from hearing bad advise.

Why is child like behavior in adults discouraged?  Is it fear that man-made rules will be challenged if everyone follows their intuitive knowing of the world’s wonders?

The following pics are taken of children …… being child like and celebrates the divine within us all.

My wish is the pics will infuse you with hope as they do for me.


Dianne reporting from Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Coco Kids


Another rainy day morning in Coco and I was feeling a little blue wondering what to put in my post today.

In the process of reviewing my iPhoto Library I was drawn to the pics of kids and wondered how to group them.  After some trial and error, I figured out how to create an albumn of kid photos into a slide show.  The end result made me smile and I hope it does the same for you.

Pura Vida.