Regina, founder of Forgiveness Walks, completed the 300-mile Benton MacKaye Trail during a walk in January, 2013. Follow her journey, photographed by John Lemberg in slides and music.
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In this photo, I’m wearing my food-bag skirt!
My shorts had ripped and my rainpants were too hot. When backpacking, I don’t carry extra clothes, just one of each type, except socks. I cut the bottom seam of my nylon food bag, which turned out to be just the perfect size for a drawstring skirt. It’s made of silnylon, silicon nylon, so it’s waterproof. It was a good rain skirt too!
When have YOU been resourceful, using something right at hand to fill in for something that you didn’t have.
I’m standing on Big Frog Mountain just north of the Georgia-Tennessee border, marveling at the crystal bright snow and shuddering in the cold. “Let’s get out of this wind! I’m glad we didn’t camp up here last night.”
My hiking partner and I turn to go, heading southward on the Benton MacKaye Trail. My shoulders bent away from the wind. My heart swelled with joy. “I’m within reach of my goal to walk this 300-mile trail all the way through in all four seasons! That’s so wonderful!”
It’s scary to think that maybe in myself is contained some of the extreme disconnect that a violent person feels before going on a rampage, even one so heinous as killing someone. I want to deny that I could do something like that, but I have to admit that the feelings are right there. I’m feeling separate from everyone and I know it. Today, I am so entrenched in my story that if I were unstable, undernourished, or easily knocked off center, I could harm someone. Most likely, I would hurt myself first. The truth is, that I AM hurting myself by maintaining my victim story.
I just DID something about the killings in Connecticutt. Since Friday, when a young man went on a rampage and killed 27 people and himself, I have wondered what I can do about it.
Colin Tipping’s article puts into clear words an action that I can whole-heartedly take. In his email to his Radical Living Community, he encourages us to be open to raising our own vibration through a willingness to be open to the possibility that the situation has a Spiritual perfection in it, possibly for several reasons:
In my heart, a shepherd
In my head, a king
Before the Child together, they offer what they bring
The heart will fire the head
The head will light the heart
The Spirit Child within will know LOVE’S healing art.
What are your thoughts and reflections on this verse?
Ut hoy! (That’s the shepherds’ greeting from the play!)
I am cocreating my future.
My waking mind is abuzz with possible activities for the day. I have the privelege of choice because I am blessed with the provision of my basic survival needs. I have shelter, food, love and affection, safety.
I have a blank canvas on which to paint my life. Will I see that as a blessing or a burden? Do I see a vibrant palette of universally beautiful colors or a murky quagmire of ugly obstacles? I get to choose. I can dance. I can slog.
Four years ago, I proclaimed, “I’m going to be prosperous hiking!”I had just finished walking 4,000 and some miles in the previous year. I believed in myself. I knew that I could do anything I wanted. Well, have I done that?Not completely. I have suggestions of what I want. I have vignettes of the Hiking Lifestyle I’ve fantasaized. I’ve written about that life.
I’m on the journey. Today, I curled up under the covers for a while hiding. Doubting. Questioning. My waking thoughts were ones of seeing
what has NOT been done. I carefully examined what has FAILED and FALLEN SHORT.
I allowed myself to generously list what I have accomplished in the last four years. Gosh! It sounds a lot like the presidential campaign! I was elected CEO of the unborn Forgiveness Walks at the same time that Barak Obama was elected to create a new way for America. Now, this is getting interesting!
Radical Manifestation Evident
When results of working the stages of Radical Manifestation occur, it’s so important to acknowledge and celebrate them! I’m doing that today.
This week, following on the heels of several weeks of focusing my energy and attention on freeing my financial picture and creating new streams of income, I’ve had TWO results.
- I received a check in the mail that was TWICE what I had expected
- My banker presented a reinvestment plan that will yield FIVE TIMES what I had expected.
I celebrate that abundance is multiplying!
I am grateful for the gifts of the Universe!
I acknowledge my co-creation of abundance by clearing my energy and taking action.
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