There is magic in the air all around me here in my Hermit Hideaway in La Manche. Just a few nights ago I was startled by the frequency of sunset at what is called the golden hour. I have been enjoying so many golden sunsets but this mystical night, the magic took on a pink glow of incredible soul moving intensity.
The entire world seemed to sing with a cosmic brilliance that poured into my higher heart chakra. This sublime moment of the orange sunlight of the sacral seeping through the pinks of the higher heart, spoke of the emotional merging of these energies centres. Totally divine, yet fleeting. This solar magic lasted only 10 minutes but I shall remember it forever.
Rocky Places & Deva Fractals
The Genius Loci or spirit of place is the Deva energy that exists as the soul frequency of the nature. These spirits are the architects of the natural world and they work alongside the sprites, fairies, elves and goblins defining the essence of the world we witness. That they exist throughout the natural world but hidden from view by the dimensional veils is undeniable to me. They show themselves all the time in the magic if you just allow yourself to be open to it.
These Devas mastermind the fractal blueprints that echo throughout the natural world and the animal kingdom including humans. It is often said that we are programmed from birth to seek human faces in all patterns and while that might be true it is wrong to assume that the natural world is not trying to demonstrate its closeness and familiarity to us by creating faces for us to see.
These giant faces in the rocks that jutted out of the ancient species of ferns, was like witnessing the souls of the area, looking out towards the sea as they do all around this place.
These rocks and stones have been utilised by generations of inhabitants to build their dwellings and the dry stone wall enclosures in order to protect their labours from the elements. I often wonder what the Elementals think about these uses of the stones stolen them from? It is possible to balance use through thanking the Devas? Nowadays the rocks are blasted from the earth in quarries.
The man built stone structures are everywhere but as they do at least echo the rocky landscapes of hills and cliffs and seem to create a harmonious visual frequency at least. The endless walls forming enclosures are boundaries to keep track of the cattle that are moved from pasture to pasture as they feed on the grasses to produce milk.
The white liquid gold is use by the resident farmers to create wealth, through commodities such as butter and cheese. The farming all around here stills seems based on small scale production methods that were used for centuries. The only modern sign being the electrified wires that saves employing people to watch over the herds.
When not used as pastures the walled pockets of land are vegetable patches were locals grow their own food. There is something very comforting about the entire area even if it is humans controlling nature.
The flora here is also distinctly ancient in its origins and sweeps across the rocky cliffs in swathes of tiny clustering flowers of so many interwoven colours and varieties.
Perhaps the most fascinating aspect for me was the way in which the fractal sizes of the plants seemed to shrink ever smaller while maintaining similar shades in the forms of the many lichen gripping onto trees and rocks for dear life. So many different colours and forms too. Lichen is a fungus type growth that is believed to be one of the first plants to emerge on the planet.
Their life span runs on a timescale so different to most things that it is almost impossible to comprehend. 1mm a year of expansion and it can also remain alive when there is no water. In the arctic there is a lichen believed to be the oldest living organism at 8500 years old. They also cover about 6% of the world’s surface and are found in all conditions. A truly miraculous form of life.
They come in a variety of colours too but mostly are green to olive grey. The brighter colours are due to the presence of acids. They have been pulverised and used to create natural dyes throughout the centuries before synthetic dyes. Harris Tweed famously made use of lichen to create their coloured cloths.
They draw their nutrients from the air and dust around them and behave symbiotically when they are anchored to other plants or trees. Indeed they tend to offer more than they take. A lesson for us and how we interact with the natural world around us. They create sugars for their hosts and receive only water when the conditions are exceptionally dry. In some cultures they are harvested by people as a food supplement and have been used to create tinctures to alleviate skin conditions.
Open Spaces & Splendid Views
All around the area there are rolling hills and high cliffs. Vast open expanses of the rock faces tumbling down towards the sea. Sometimes gently sloping and sometimes breaking in sheer jagged cascades that shout danger to both the land and the sea. There are of course so many lighthouses warning ships of the inherent risks of sailing too close.
Such dramatic and beautiful scenery has naturally inspired many painters and artists. JF Millet, the realist painter was born in the tiny village of Greville, a brisk hike from the Hideaway, on the 4th of October in 1814.
He is celebrated in the village and was one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Noted for his paintings of peasant farmers. He is best known for his oil paintings but also worked in other mediums. His humble birth house is now a tiny museum dedicated to his life.
This sweeping view across the lush hills and down to the sea, not far from his village, was the subject of one of his famous paintings.
I was charmed and amused by this vignette created from his work just outside the house encapsulating the essence of the poverty around him that he often depicted in his most famous works.
So it’s that time again when the blog becomes all about you. Woohoo, I hear you cry.
Pick a Lichen
Yes it’s time to make a choice and pick a picture to find out what is the oldest frequency anchored in you DNA. Just what is it that goes back almost to the start of time and is it something you need to keep or release?
Wassail and thanks for reading.