My last blog left off at the discussion of a holographic existence and not much has changed since October in regards to those thoughts. This world seems to dissolve more and more daily and I feel like my body stands before my soul these days or perhaps it’s the other way around. Maybe it’s just that I have become numb towards some things, who knows. Anyhow, body before soul, may sound odd but it is how I feel. A process of acceptance I think, my body is operating in Maya’s illusion yet my soul is wiser and knows this is only a temporary thing. Still, we are placed here for a reason, right? May as well be for the good as long as we are here, my old soul reasons.
However, I am not numb towards a few things. Learning is part of my Virgoan nature and violin is still keeping my mind busy. I do have one regret that learning violin has brought to my attention and that would be breaking my elbow. I broke my elbow a few years ago now and it didn’t seem to heal properly so they said at the time, now when I play, I can feel where it never mended right. In a way, playing violin is a sort of physiotherapy, gets the tendons moving and unstuck, as I say, nevertheless, I got to thinking about about my accident prone tendencies and how many bones I have broken in my time. Turns out to be around seven or eight, if only it wasn’t the elbow, I tell myself. Strange how things return to bite you at times but I guess we all have hurdles we have to work at, no pain, no gain, so the cliche goes.
Aside from violin practice, I have been dwelling on the recent dolphin deaths in Cornwall and the false killer whale strandings off the Florida Coast. Yes, this sadly happens naturally every so often but the amount of strandings in 2016 alone is worrying to me. It has have been happening worldwide more of late.
I have been concerned about the health of the ocean for a long time and the many reasons these strandings may have taken place. One thing is for certain, whatever your views on such things, the ocean needs our help. So many issues need to be addressed, such as human caused pollution, Fukushima, mercury pollution, dying coral, overfishing, shark fin fishing (which in turn kills apex predators of the ocean) and sonar, to name but a handful. The ocean is dying as far as I can see, I feel it, I wonder if you all do too?
This leads my thoughts to the Taiji dolphin slaughters and what more I can do to help. The internet is a great source of information and way of sharing such atrocities but what do you do when your heart knows it needs to do more? I sometimes wonder if anyone else dreams about them calling for help as I do.
The journey continues.
So does the winter though minimal snow, which I am grateful for. Seems like the dark has a damp, coldness all of its own but I do sense Spring coming, life stirring underground. February shall soon arrive and with it snowdrops, a pureness to coat the land in fresh beginnings and as I haven’t had the chance to say so yet, I wish all of you who do read my thoughts a Blessed 2017, as Geoffrey Chaucer once said better late than never.
As always, I shall leave you with a video that I found inspiring today, perhaps, in some way, it may inspire you too, after all, the earth always forgives :)
Blessed Be, love and be loved…