An Alien World…
I ventured out yesterday, a rare enough event in the passing of time. On this occasion I drove to Sligo on a specific quest to the Health Food Shop that is Tir Na Nog, an Irish phrase meaning ‘Land of Youth.’ The streets of Sligo were almost empty. I walked along the pavements unhurried by other people in this usually, (before all changed some months back), busy county town…or city as many now refer to it!
So much has happened over recent months that has changed the very fabric of our society, and it shows! People avoiding each other on the street, few stopping to chat, (and Ireland is a place where people love to stop and exchange news and views)!
Walking along the pleasant streets of Sligo was very tiring. I felt the energy drain away from me as I moved…such a strange experience! The joy left me as I trudged. Trudge is a strangely evocative word and one that I have rarely ever used, but, on this occasion it seemed to sum up the entirety of the experience. I felt quite exhausted getting back into the car to drive the forty minute journey home to Bealtaine Cottage. My relief as I neared home was almost exhilarating!
Much has happened to change our everyday lives, but more has been put in place that has changed our experience of the world around us. It is as though we have entered Limbo as we collectively wait for a return to normal. Normal now seems alien to us…human interaction, excitement of a ‘day out,’ lunch at a familiar cafe, the list goes on. Yet…
the natural world remains unchanged by it all! In fact, it has thrived!
There has never been such abundance as has manifested this year on these three acres! I have thought that there has been a huge shift in energy from us to Mother Earth. Or, perhaps our own longing for Nature has fuelled the exceptional growth. Who can tell how energy works? We have failed in our small and insignificant attempts to understand the planet we inhabit, preferring to concentrate our energy and resources on looking to the heavens and beyond for answers!
Our experience of the world of humans has changed.
The shift in consciousness has begun.