Have you ever sat near a waterfall, closed your eyes and just listened. What do you see in your mind’s eye? What does the rushing water instill into your consciousness? Does the mist wash your soul as it washes your body? Have you ever felt the eyes of a sprite upon you as the power of the water rushes forth over the gorge? Have you ever stood under that torrent & exalted in the power of the water as it showered down upon you? Have you ever plunged deep into the vortex at the base of the waterfall, envelloped in the power & the primal feeling of being completely surrounded by this amazing elemental manifestation? Have you ever pondered the mysticism of the Waterfall, the Gorge & the River and how they are beautiful Symbols of our own journeys along our existential pathways?
There is something about the beauty & the raw elemental power of a waterfall that captivates the soul. One of the most powerful – yet simple – experiences of my life was because of a waterfall.
There is a provincial park just fifteen minutes from my house & at this park there is a beautiful beach that is enjoyed all summer long by locals & tourists alike. The beach is located at the western end of a lake where the water flows into a series of waterfalls that are the source of a river. The geography is such that one can walk along the granite stones of the shore & out into the water right where the first waterfall starts. One can then sit down in the water (which is about waist deep) with one’s back to the waterfall. The rushing water cascades over one’s shoulders filling one’s body with an amazing energy – that raw elemental power of the waterfall.
I try to perform this little ritual at least once a summer (if not more often). It invigorates me & fills me with a gratitude for everything nature has to offer. It is beautiful, powerful & meaningful.
What are some of the moments of beauty from your life? Tell us what natural places are special to you & how they make you feel when you go there. Leave a comment below & share your own experiences.
In the mean time, if your interested in some music to help you experience some Moments of Beauty, check out a little album I wrote & recorded last year. You can find it on my Bandcamp site.
Candle’s Moments Of Beauty full length studio album