Just give yourself a moment to reflect on this scene.

I see it with the experience of having walked the path. The baked and cracked earth; single, solitary hawthorn bush, left when the rest of the hedging was taken away. The gradual slope, drawing our attention to the coppice on the crest of the ridge. The tenacious grasses trying to survive as they compete to draw water from the parched land.

What resonates in your own thought processes as you observe and read?

There have been moments over the past few weeks when I’ve found myself slipping into the ‘slough of despond’; you will have come across the latter if you’ve ever read John Bunyan’s, Pilgrim’s Progress. Basically I find it to be a very annoying place and not terrifically positive!

Turning the negative to positive is a task for some of us; it may be for you, or you may be blessed with eternal optimism!! But whatever our temprement we have to try to make sense of our natural external environment, and our internal thought processes. The moment we inhabit is given as a space to learn.

I remember a publication that I received each week, when I was around 9 years old, called Look & Learn. It was wonderful, because it took me to other places and opened my thinking to new concepts. Now I would ‘Google’ it….not quite the same!

Anyway, the point is that in these moments we inhabit we need to breathe in ‘good stuff’. Trying to fill our consciousness with those things that energise, even if it may be the slightest thing, which almost seems incidental or even a tad negative, like parched land; solitary hawthorn bushes…..

These moments we give ourselves allow us to see differently and hear the voice of the Creator.

Blessings & Peace; Always

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