Souvenirs From The Magical Realm
The wonderful blog, FOLT BOLT, did a feature on my gifts last week, and I shared a story there that I haven't shared before ~ a story of the dream I had which inspires my gifts to this day.
In this dream, I was walking through a mountainous countryside, wandering in wonder along a road that was lined with lush flowering trees and rich green foliage. I didn't know where in the world this was, but it had an Eden-like quality. The landscape itself seemed to breathe & welcome and hold me. I felt myself to be not separate, but a natural part of the scenery.
As I wandered along one road, over a bridge and around a bend, I came to a small shop nestled into a hillside. Inside this shop were shelves lined with the most beautiful packages I had ever seen. I had no idea what was inside them, but they had colorful labels that seemed to promise every possibility. I sensed that to open one of these packages was to open a gift for the imagination- an invitation to delight, to the realm of spirit - perhaps even to the blessing of realizing oneness; love; one's truest self.
For years now, I've thought of my gifts as souvenirs from this dream-like landscape. It is a rich and bountiful realm of love, blessing & creative joy; a magical and poetic realm of imagination, inspiration, vision & possibility. It is spacious, mysterious, generous... sometimes forgotten, but always there.
I believe it is within each of us.