the journey begins

24 Apr  0 Blog

IMG_2807After a year long rendezvous with the paper-work and associated legalities we finally have the legal ownership of the land that we start our project work on. The process of procuring land, especially in Karnataka can be daunting, wanting a weak-hearted to give up eventually.

The entire experience with ‘land’ has been insightful and has revealed very many aspects of my own deeper being. The plan for the land has evolved over the last 2 years when I first began to look for a land that can represent my expressions of the connect I feel with it. The very initial plans, I see, now, in retrospect, revolved around a selfish ‘I’, wanting the land to be or do what ‘I’ wanted, none, though were far distant from the current ideas I have for its use; but, what became glaringly evident to me is that it is the other way round when it comes to nature, to land, to the earth… the land will reveal herself, unfolding her myriad ways of expressions in the way she will lend her use to us – humankind… She will dictate what she will be used for… I just had to listen with awareness, without the disconnected associations with the earth, without the various tainted masks that todays living has taken over us, and humble my perceptions of what this inanimate ‘being’ was telling me in all her delays and uncertainties in her coming to me.. no inanimate she is, heck no! and, yes, she came, she came laughing, joyously and effortlessly, when I stepped back allowing her to choose when she wanted us to become her family. She came into my life, when she felt I was ready.. she adopted me and we gratefully begin our first step…

I bow with reverence and gratitude for the space she offers us and seek her blessings to guide us and unfold the mysteries of her bounty…

…the journey begins…

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