Synchronizing with nature

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Female Bluebird On Fence Photograph by Cheryl ThompsonFemale Bluebird on Fence, by Cheryl Thompson

Do you know how way leads on to way?  The dream class I’ve been participating in has led to an invitation to take part in a group that gathers once a month on/near the full moon and follows the wisdom found in Jamie Sams’ book, “The 13 Original Clan Mothers.”  Since I’ve only read the intro and the first two chapters, now is not the place or time to review the book; HOWEVER, there is a concept in what I’ve read that I’ve just experienced in real life and want to share it with you while it is fresh.  You know how you can have synchronous (defined as a meaningful coincidence) moments with others or with circumstances?  Jamie introduces the concept of sentient nature and having synchronous moments with nature as a way of direct interface with us.

I was reading blogs and just finished reading Peter Frankis’ tanka for today and started listening to his musical suggestion of Ahmad Jamal.  I used the music as an opportunity to clear off my table to prepare it for some collage work.  While putting things that were on the table away, I noticed some movement outside, where the bird bath is.  I could only catch a small glimpse of the bird, but as I edged closer I saw it was a bluebird about to take the plunge.  Quickly but stealthily I maneuvered my way to my phone and prayed the opportunity wouldn’t pass.  She was still there, deciding whether to wade in or not.  I zoomed the phone and tried to get where she was.  She was patient and waited for me.  Then she got in and began to bathe.  Knowing she has been hard at work taking care of her babies and fending off trillers who would steal her nesting box, I knew she’d earned her lengthy bath.

Her message is clear.  It is ok to take time to tune in to to the creative spirit.

She enjoys respite
with fluttering abandon —
blue shines with happy.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    That is just amazing, what a beautiful thing to experience 💖💖

    Sent with love from Shirley‘s iPhone

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Awww such a cute bird. Glad you got to see this and get a picture. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 me too, Barbara

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  3. Yes to the bird and everything she has to say.

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  4. Simply and beautifully told, with nature’s harmonious hum running through your every word. 🙏

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Gypsie-Ami 🙂

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Birds are wonderful on every way. (K)

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  6. These little moments are so precious

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  7. CARAMEL says:

    So pretty!

    Like

  8. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Nature is an awesome thing to behold. Love the video.
    We cleared a spot in our woods and brought some benches and humming bird feeders…we sat there and watched them for hours around 5-6 feet from us. They are lightning quick and would zoom by us.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh that sounds so nice, Max. Hummingbirds are like overgrown butterflies, so pretty and fun to watch.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        It’s pretty cool. I made a path to it and it’s a cleared wide circle of an area. The longer we sat there the more comfortable they became.

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  9. selizabryangmailcom says:

    It really did look like she waited for you to focus before she got in! That was great. I love how birds take baths: it’s such a frenetic and furious movement, almost like someone dropped a radio into the water while they were in it. Thanks for tuning into that spirit and sharing. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Stacey, good description! Happy you enjoyed the post ❤

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  10. That was great with the jazz. I was at my parents house the other day and I took their dog out for a walk near the beaver pond and he started freaking out when he heard a splash in the water and started pulling me closer. Low and behold there was a big ass bald eagle hanging out in the beaver pond. When it finally took off it had the biggest wingspan I’ve probably ever seen up close. It was really quite special.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks and glad you enjoyed it. And wow on the bald eagle. Do you happen to remember what you were thinking at around the time of the splash?

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      1. I thought it was a duck because there’s a lot of ducks there. Was completely awe struck when I saw it was an eagle. The dog seemed confused and didn’t know what to do

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