I found a magical trail. If I lived nearby I’d walk it everyday.
It’s a dirt trail off a paved trail. It follows a creek that begins as a trickle in a marsh
Widens through rock, under trees and over tree trunks.
The path itself descends and descends some more until I feel I’ve found my magical place. No one there. Barely even a squirrel, although I wouldnt mind.
The kaleidoscope of color and the continuous creek made me want to see more and more.
The terrain became more eroded. There were a couple of ways to cross over to another dirt path. I tool the easiest route.
Then, as highway noise got heavier, this magical path led here….
My hikes often occur to me as metaphors, a compass to show me where I am and point to what might be helpful as I travel on.
🧭 The compass readings:
🧭 Enjoy, or at least,be present for the journey. I don’t know what lies ahead. It may not be what I hope for.
🧭 The journey I’ve taken so far has brought me to see the two sides of my current compass: a lot of what I perceive to be missteps, creating a lot of loss and trauma has caused me to deeply mistrust my self and my steps (hence taking the easiest way across). However, on the other side, if only I dare to flip it over, there is an opportunity to live more deeply in knowing and leaving more of the fear and mistrust behind me.
🧭 To descend is where the magic lives. To ascend from there you know more than you did before. 🍂🍁
Nikki, The Soul Reporter