Today for your summer reading and joy I want to share one of my favorite books, Encounters with Nature Spirits: Co-creating with the Elemental Kingdom, by R. Ogilvie Crombie. This book just came to me a few months ago as an unexpected gift. I love the Divine right timing as this beautiful story has reminded me in a very deep way of the power, joy and contribution we can all make to healing our Earth Mother when we co-operate with the Spirit of Nature.
In 1981, I had a magical journey to Findhorn. My friend Marilyn, who has an incredibly spectacular garden in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, and I decided to travel to the North of Scotland to visit the Findhorn gardens we had read about.
As is inevitable in spiritual growth and adventure journeys, our experience of the gardens was not at all what we had expected. We didn’t know that the emphasis, at that brief period, was not on the garden, but on spiritual and community development. The gardens were integrated into the emphasis of co-creating with the spirit of nature. It was early March, and where the garden had been was dirt and divisions and paths made with stones. We were disappointed, to say the least. That disappointment dissolved quickly, as we were to have some very amazing encounters with very amazing people and nature spirits.
One day, we were guided to an enchanting spot in a forest near a rushing stream. Our leader instructed us to become still and, within our heart, invite Pan, the non-localized spirit of nature, to come and visit us. I was hoping to have a visual of Pan, though that didn’t happen. I did have an overwhelming feeling of my love of nature and a powerful feeling of being connected to that place. Each of our group of about 20 participants had unique experiences, which we shared over dinner.
That experience was 40 years ago, though this wonderful story by ROC, R. Ogilvie Crombie, has brought it all back very vividly into my memories.
You can travel with ROC, and meet Pan, Fauns and Nature Spirits in this wonderful true story. His writing and accounts make the lands near Edinburgh, Scotland, including the Royal Botanic Gardens and Findhorn, come alive.
This treasure, came to me to inspire me to dedicate my energies to the healing of Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature.
I hope you will enjoy the adventure ROC takes you on. You may even have the wonder of meeting Pan.
Also note the other entries in this blog category, Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature and You, Dear Heart. (Particularly, August 14, 2018.)