The stillness of the marsh is broken by the chatter of grasshopper. His perfect camouflage is broken when I step too close and he flutters into the air flashing yellow wings. He disappears into the tall grass that grows on the narrow margin between the road and the mucky shore. In my search for his hiding place I spotted the Heal-All plant. Normally when we think about the healing power of a plant we consider the vitamins and phytochemicals it provides. However, that’s just the clinical side of it. The time spent outside in the fresh air and sunshine away from the clatter of voices that come over the speakers and the mental clutter that comes with them gives us a chance to reset our minds. We “clear the mental buffer” so to speak. This modern world is a great blessing. We have the sum knowledge of mankind in our pockets. And yet it comes with a price. We receive so many different messages in such a short time that we can’t really process it. So ideas and inspiration get tucked away in some mental pocket in our heads. And like loading up our pants pockets we can get to a point where it weighs us down. We find that pocket full of so much clutter that if we do want to pull out something specific we have to dig through everything else to find it. Spending time in a tranquil place where there’s no agenda gives us time to pull everything out and cast off those mental burdens that we don’t really need or accepted out of some sense of being polite. We can just cast those things into the marsh and organize the thoughts that we want to keep and return home with a lighter spirit.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
We also have the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe that is set up as a fully functional community. There you’ll not only be able to see and connect with me but you can also make your own posts and interact with each other.
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