It is my intention to know, and embody, my true nature, and to share that power, that energy, and that healing with the world.
To be a bridge between the healing found in nature, and the healing needed in the culture. And vice versa.
I choose to be an instrument of healing the abuse of force in the world, through choosing to embody my peace-power, and to use my voice powerfully to create a vision on the horizon that effortlessly inspires and heals and pulls forward.
To make this choice daily in my own life, and then to use my voice powerfully to illuminate for others a path to finding the power of their own true nature, within themselves.
It was in the woods that I first experienced my true nature, my power, in the form of deep bliss, interconnection at us cellular nature with the world around me, and peace. As in nature, peace is power; it is contained, respectful, open, and flowing. I am one of so many individual, interconnected beings, each sovereign and independent, yet also interdependent.
For me, this path, and the woods, are my path into the highest self. I can hear, and I can heal, most clearly in the woods. Living from my true nature, which is peace-power, is the truest thing I know, and it is the meaning of my life. Everything else is noise, and clutter, and the culture.
It was here that I had an even greater appreciation and perspective on the abuse of force in our culture.
Embodying power means having the strength, the courage, to release the dynamic of force within ourselves and our lives; those ingrained habits that perpetuate force, whether it is outright force, or the desire for certainty, the need for a particular outcome, or a feeling of superiority/inferiority. Releasing these underlying energetic patterns, every time they are seen, is an act of tremendous courage and trust, and is an act of restoring true power.
As I reflect on this journey, I’m reminded of Joseph Campbell’s hero's journey, where we must leave our home, our culture, everything that is familiar to us, face trials, and then return home, in order to show the way and lead to the new.
This path has given me everything, and it has also cost me everything: money, prestige, friendships, my own identity. That's ok, that's what it took to get here. And, it has restored and returned me, in return.
Norma Van Horn