Feather & Fungi
I know, I know, I’ve not been in touch. This story will make up for my long break. This has been an intense few months. Words cannot really adequately describe my work with energy but here’s my best try:
I was feeling particularly discouraged one morning after reading a post by @mamamedicine. She recently moved out of NYC into the wilderness, but unlike my experience (or so my mood was fooling me) she described all the synchronistic moments she was having. During meditation she saw a feather and promptly finds a beautiful one when she went outside. So many confirmations were showing up for her that her move was for the best. I whined to myself, I haven’t found a feather in ages. I am so unsure about many of my decisions; moreover, after months of work, my intuition still seemed unclear and distant.
I dragged myself to the back garden, checking on some recent transplants…immediately FEATHER found! This wink from the universe was wondrous. Since then, I noted sign after sign that moving here was in my best interest. Today, I heard a spot deep in the woods calling — where reishi mushrooms grow. Even though I had not packed for my retreat yet, and there were still many chores left undone, I asked Maciej to go. The trail had changed quite a bit, boulders moved, trees fallen, and new aromas in the air.
Maciej spotted the glowing orange reishi from afar. As I was gathering them next to the waterfall, the forest said, go in the water. I tried to pretend I didn’t hear that. But I couldn’t ignore it. The forest said, if you go in the magical water will heal you even more. Wim Hof would surely approve the frigid temperature! I gritted my teeth and stripped. Surprisingly, the water did not feel as cold as last summer. I went in, all the way, dunking my head all the way in.