Saturday, March 30, 2013


When I find a fossil, I feel like I have gone back in time, my consciousness all wrapped around the physical remains of a living being, long gone. It makes me think that maybe we are always having an impact, maybe lasting long after we ourselves are dust. Are we that powerful? If the leaf did it, traversed time and space, why can't I?

35 million year old leaf impression, Clarno Unit, John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

Our spiritual evolution can be painful. The lessons worth learning force us out of our skin, out of our comfort zones into pain and movement and new ways of thinking and behaving. When it's all over, the absence of pain can feel like pleasure.

My friend Lara has known me since we were six. Our friendship has evolved over the years to be harmonious, nurturing, truthful, playful, adventurous and oh so FUN!

Last week we hit the road in a rented RV with Lara's husband, Roger. We contemplated our impact on planet earth while gawking at fossil remains of plants. 

We met these nice horses. I believe they were sisters.

Lara and Roger demonstrate how to use this ancient communication device.

Absolute LUXURY and the best night sleep they could have ever had!

Part of the fun was learning the RV culture like dumping the "honey bucket"

 44 year old me in front of 40 million year old rhyolite lava flow

Fossilized tree trunk that got caught in the flow of ash after an eruption.

The kids weren't really there. That's a decal on the door to fool peepers.

Lara proved that you can enjoy beautiful, healthy meals (all vegetarian and multi-coursed) while on the road.

You make a difference, you have an impact. Let your evolution be smooth and painless, more of an adaptive adjustment to circumstances, with a healthy dose of gratitude.


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