Monday, September 20, 2010

The Ordinary : Connecting with Nature From Your Own Doorstep

I feel it is so important to connect with nature, especially in your own neighborhood. Each neighborhood is it's own ecosystem, whether it's in the country, or in the city. I live in a densely populated urban area. I am constantly amazed by what appears... often literally on my front doorstep.

I also strongly feel that visionaries, artist, poets  and people who study shamanism and archetypal psychology need to interact with Earth and nature. This helps to ground the mind in reality: as it is. It's very important not to be caught in the ideal of something  (for example an "animal spirit messenger") without having practical knowledge of it's real nature. Often, messages from other dimensions or the spirit realm come to us in the ordinary setting of our everyday lives.

Here are some photos of the visitors to my own home area. (All photos copyright Debra L. Page.)


  1. These are great! I love the hummingbird. We don't have those in Florida. They're one of my favorites.

  2. These are such sweet pictures. I love the hummingbird. Connecting with nature is what keeps us grounded, I think. Even if it is just a patch of grass.

    The strangest thing happened last night. I think there was a bird murder on our rafters above our deck (which happens to be a second-floor balcony.) There were feathers all over the place today. I felt so sad, and then a magpie came screeching at my window - as if I were to blame! I think it must have been a hawk or owl. It always seems strange to me when a bird kills another bird.

    Hope you are feeling well today.

  3. I noticed the labels under those pics. All impress me as messengers!

  4. Nancy-- nature is "raw" at times.

    Trish-- :-)

  5. ohhh, I especially love the hummingbird! They have a very special meaning for me!


  6. I love it! This is exactly what the project I'm running aims to help people connect with nature in this way. :D