Day #103 – Coconuts

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Foods, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #103 – Coconuts

Ahhh . . . coconut.   My eyes close and I give a gentle sigh when I bite into one of my niece’s coconut macaroons.  I roll the delicious flavor around on my tongue before I swallow it.  Add chocolate to the flavor of coconut and I am likely to go into rapture.  Someone seeing my face when I eat it must think I’m have a mystical experience. In the Pacific Islands, coconut is so highly valued that the palm tree it grows upon is called the “Tree of Life”. Around the world, the list of medicinal uses for this delectable fruit is long.  Research studies are now finding evidence that...

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Day #102 – Trees

Posted by on Dec 11, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #102 – Trees

Deciduous trees are a year long representation of the circle of life. In the winter, they lose their leaves, leaving nothing to hide the structure of the tree. All their “clothes” are off. The twists and turns of the limbs stand out for everyone to see. There is a certain beauty in the bareness of the limbs when there is nothing left to adorn it. It’s as if the tree whispers, “Here I am. Accept me or go on.” In the spring, when new leaves begin to sprout, the freshness of possibilities makes their appearance. There is hope. There is joy in the creation of new...

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Day #93 – Pine Cone

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #93 – Pine Cone

From her seat on the forest floor, she holds the pine cone at eye level and scrutinizes its never ending spiral. Immediately she is drawn in by Mother Nature’s compelling organic symbol. Pinched between her thumb and finger is the conifer’s fruit, the ancient representation of spiritual enlightenment. Life eternal is seen in the careful weave of its scales and she, the bearer of the symbol of illumination, is suddenly lost in time. She imagines ancient historical heritages swirling together, one layer of culture and allegory over another, spiraling upward to the cone’s...

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Day #90 – Sacred Geometry

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #90 – Sacred Geometry

How often have you noticed the similar patterns found in nature? Geometry had its roots in the observations of plants, flowers and the stars. The circular pattern of the sunflower is repeated in many places. Look to the nautilus shell, the eyes of the pineapple, the Milky Way and the spiral form of the hurricane. Each one follows a mathematical formula known as the Golden Mean. The technological advances of high speed computers found patterns in what were thought to be haphazard groupings. It seems that even chaos has a mathematical formula to describe it. Many now view geometry as the...

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Day #88 – Ocean

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #88 – Ocean

The mesmerizing waves steadily roll in, caressing the shore before retreating, all power and perpetual motion. The life force of the earth is breathing deeply. I am transfixed as the hypnotic motion slowly draws the tension out of my body, soothing my troubled soul. I witness the waves turning, twisting, bubbling and shifting, finally lapping onto the shore. My concerns are insignificant as I take in the ancient vastness and mysterious depths. I am honored by its endless beauty and respect its untamed magnitude. I feel a oneness with life as my senses absorb the scent of the damp, salty...

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Day #87 – Fire

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #87 – Fire

It beckons me with its white-hot, flickering tendrils of flame, calling me to join in its mesmerizing waltz. I watch as the fire jumps and leaps in an unrestrained ballet of beauty, shifting, swaying and changing form endlessly. The ash-laden logs are glowing brightly in contrast to the inky, black night. The fire crackles, sizzles, engulfs and consumes whatever it is fed into the constantly undulating blaze; its insatiable hunger is never satisfied. Respectful of its mysterious power and potential, I am fascinated by its ability to rage uncontrollably as a force of destruction, or burn with...

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