20 years ago, 1997, just before I came to Australia, I journeyed the 'Inside Passage' - a coastal route for oceangoing vessels along a network of passages which weave through the islands on the Pacific coast of North America.
I was working in the travel industry at that time, and this journey, not just because of its profound name, but because of it's immense beauty and presence, has left a very big imprint on my soul. I feel this experience with me all the time.
I loved being so immersed in nature, below- the ocean, above - the sky, around - the vast pristine landscape of forests, mountains, little towns, isolated houses, the wildlife....
It was not just an inside passage through the islands and along the coast, but through being so immersed in the wild elements, also the beginning of a deepening inside passage into myself.
The first day the clouds were dense, and nothing was visible, except the hand in front of my eyes...as the ship was gliding deeper inside...the sky opened up...sunrays poked gently through the thick layers of clouds, rainbows, fog, it was mystical, it was ecstatic....the breaking open of the clouds made it even more incredible, the contrast much more fascinating than a purely blue sky would have been.
I wouldn't have known then, that one day I would facilitate 'Inside Passages', which help others to deeply rewilden to their true nature. That I would have the honour to be with them, as their sky opens up and their inner landscape is beginning to be flooded by more and more light, as did my own.
I love observing and embracing the light and the dark light. The play of all elements, of all emotions, the play of energy, the feeling and reconnecting with our own deep rhythm.
The most fascinating Inside Passage is the one we can do into our own inner landscapes. Feeling the sky opening and the clouds parting to let more light in...observing rigid structures, pain, did-eases, trauma, stories, ancestral memories etc. leave the body finally and opening up space...so much space that can be filled with love and joy... space that actually is love and joy already.
Nature is calling us, waiting in anticipation for us to return to our wild innocent self. Nothing is more delightful then when we are truly ourselves, dancing to our own song, creating and serving from that place.
I leave you with this image of watching the ripples....Bon Voyage, into all that you are!