Saturday, 20 October 2018. It’s difficult to describe the beauty that surrounds me in this place. This time of year brings out the rich colours of the trees’ leaves and gives an already breathtakingly beautiful environment an extra special feel. The deep and vivid colours of the red maples are most beautiful to me.
I spend time grounding myself each day, connecting by walking around barefoot and connecting the soles of my feet with the ground. I believe it’s this connection with Mother Earth, the ancestors and the Divine that allows me to persist in this space through all of the uncertainty.
We’ve continued to learn more about how this place is organised - the animals and vehicles, fields and program skills. While I’ve appreciated this learning, our forest walk with a local tree expert has been the most profound experience of the week for me. The opportunity to explore the forests and spend time with the trees and all of the life present in the forests, made me feel a connection to this place that transcends space and time. I look forward to spending more time in conversation with and grounding in the natural space here on the Ridgetop.
See below for some pictures from our walks this week.