The towering forest is dark & deep ... just like vital, mysterious parts of ourselves.
We take a pathway into the woods & another path into ourselves.
The pathway through the woods is a living tunnel made of the fabric of Nature. To take the journey, one must not only be a brave explorer but also a lover of terrestrial ecologies.
Qualities of our spirit that we use to find our way through the woods are mirrored in our Presence as well ... as we follow paths into the vastness of our Inner Worlds.
We have come to countless crossroads on our paths & if there is truth to the Oneness of Life then parts of ourselves have tried them all & are on some of them now.
At countless places within the deep organic tunnels, we see sparkling fragments of the sun, passing through the twisted silhouettes of leaves & branches. And we know that meadows of grass, flowers & light spread outward beyond the darkness that we're exploring.
The Pathway holds many treasures of heartbreaking beauty, as we tunnel deeper & deeper into the splendor of the woods, the center of our inner being & the Heart of All Existence.
~ Photo of Lovely Liora on the pathway @ Busey Woods. Photo & story by me ~