The coming of Halloween on Wednesday is already at work. This morning as I was drifting off to sleep, I felt myself move into a different space, one those of you who meditate are probably familiar with. I had vivid impressions of my mother and I am certain she was here. I talked to her for a short time, though I was very tired and then things faded away and I was back in my usual time to sleep state. I had turbulent dreams all day and I’m still tired even though I slept until mid afternoon. It’s my last night of work for the week, and I’m looking forward to my days off.
We have another beautiful day here with blue skies and its sweater weather at worst. The crows have been calling again from the trees by the house. They seem to gather here when the energy around me is high or when I am in need. It was something I first noticed last year when they followed me as I walked the trail to the lake. I know how “Hitchcock” that must sound but it wasn’t. They sat in the trees above me as I sat by my lake struggling with doubts that day. They don’t always come around but when they do they are a noisy bunch. Right now it’s as if they sense the energy that is in the air.
My energy has not been so high and I’ve had a terrible time getting back to my walks and workouts. I don’t know why this has become such a task and it frustrates me. I know I’ve been too long away from nature and I need to find a way to get back to it for the sake of both my body and soul. I’ve been blessed with beautiful days to start these efforts. Perhaps the crows are calling me like winged guardians, telling me to come out and play once again. Now I just need to answer.