Soul and her Sister
He stands on the top of the mountain he always wanted to conquer and his mind is finally free to roam, free of the restraints of worry and daily live.
He stands baptized as so many citizizens of this world bearing his given name, but called by everybody a animal name. Bear he is called , like the Grizzly…
The voyage to this place took some effort and hardship but instinctively Bear knew that only at this place would his soul be free and light to set her free and to finally reach her destination and within in this his freedom of mind .
Here on top of this majestic third part of a mountain range close to his home town , not far from civilization his soul became free of the chains, which bound it to the abyss of daily life as described in the unwritten book of societies law. Here his soul found her sister indeed she even was named Big sister , one of three here in Canmore , the small one the middle one and here where he was the Big Sister. She unfolded her wings and the more closer his feet brought him to the peak the more free and lighter she became to finally as he traversed the last Rock Slap she lifted up and hovered over him like a feather in the wind .Weightless white and beautiful. Her at this moment his heart became weightless, beating in the rhythm of nature and the wind surrounding him. Beating like never before although he scaled several mountains , traveled through valleys and canyons crossed desserts, lakes and rivers, stood on mountain peeks where not many people ever stood no matter which weather rain or shine , but never and nowhere did it occured to him in such a clarity that this mountain with its ruggedness its unwelcoming appearance and tough weather is the key to his life or to be more precise for his life to come , for the change which he did not realize was about to come .
Freedom would be the word one would use but it’s a word too light to describe the severity of this moment, as at this place in time the path he will travel is the path not traveled by many but by some for different reasons. A path which is plastered with uneven rocks , shards of class, tight corners, foggy patches and points of no return. A path which only excists for him, created by maybe karma but more by nature, by the power of the mountains valleys, creeks and their inhabitants may it be flowers grass or animals ..
Longing for this peace and freedom which entered his heart here like only a romantic is welcoming his heart to do , he commenced his voyage to live the happiness and satisfaction which is abundant in nature and it’s creations.
The way to his dream would be long and many obstacles would have to be overcome. Many hurdles and ruts to conquer and many questions to ask. He will be disappointed, lost and hurt. Questions will arise and answers will not be forthcoming right away if ever. His decision which was born on this faithful mountain will be seen by many as a unusual , some will say stupid and he knew that there would only be a small number of people which he hoped he would meet one day who would understand the longing and movement in his heart and soul.
So he descended from this amazing mountain In slow speed as if something holds his feet firmly to the ground, as if the small plants are holding on to his ankles and slow his arms holding his hiking pols to a snail like speed, a slow speed he never felt, never experienced , a speed in which he sensed all around him, as if he is now part off this breeze of the clouds above him and the Stone and scree below him , as if he is already one…He descended and soon the starting point of this hike was reached and the cars and paved road was closer then it was comfortable for him, and only his slow beating heart and his soul whispering to him sweet melodies of freedom and peace did he not turn around a moved back up the mountain to remain there forever.
No he did not . He returned with these vehicle He came from the big city with. He knew that he can not run away, that his patience and inner peace will give him strength and wisdom to walk the path before him. He knew he had to slowly work and advance to the intersection in his life which will bring him to eternal freedom happiness and peace.
His return journey to the city was not, as it usually occurred a sad occurance but instead a voyage of calmness and inner laughter . A stretch of white lined pavement laying ahead of him which will bring him to the place of his residence , the place where he earned his income which was s essential in this society , a place where he would voice his new found path to his friends colleagues and aquantances, The place which would be the place of burning timber bridges, closing doors, shutting windows . A place where he also will find support, where he must begin his new life as his old life will find a closing chapter in, just to scribe a new book.
As the new day dawned one peaceful night after he awoke, and here it was again the certainty of change and challenge. The feeling of abundant happiness, the strength of the Chinook and the colour of a pale orange glow, how it only exists up in the north also know as Northern Lights. All this was with him and gave hime the possibility to face the first step…
SHARING HIS PATH WITH PEOPLE HE KNEW. Why was this of importance though? Important because his world consisted of people. He was and will never be a true loner or hermit. Human contact will always be a tremendous part of his life.
The story tells Us now that although the people He was aquainted with always seemed supportive but, as one may expect only in the ways of status quo. No this dreamer and romantic will not find the kindred soul in the people he knows here, to be sad sadly, althought so many years and moments where shared , laughter and tears, anger and happiness, seemingly not rooted too deep in their friendships as he only received signs of caution, rethinking or even turning around signs where given to him. But again did he realize how easy it was to walk his path which laid in front of him as if a strong hand paired with wings was guiding him and showing him that his heart was still with the personages of his life and that he understood that only he can surely understand his way to travel.
And so he took the first steps out of this excisting place . The first step to lighten his load to travel lighter and swifter. Some may call it abandonment some will call it Raptor , for him it was just a natural transition..
In the next few days he sold what others called possessions, his car, his furniture his electronics all in a hurry and without the notion of gain, actually more a give away to people who had different needs then he has, a gift, some taken with a smile others with misunderstanding. And disbelief .
He terminated his employment, a step he thought would be the toughest instead it was the easiest as his employer was one entity in his life who actually understood and supported this romantic dreamers decision and encouraged him to walk his way, to travel his path and to never look back or regret, to open his heart and mind to kindred spirits. Indeed he wished him the Best farewell he ever received and our dreamer felt a deep movement in his heart, close to the abundant happiness on top of Big Sister, but different in colour and sent. Love some people call it, he felt, love to a being he never felt closeness with , but still so close to his soul, which filled our dreamer with the light of gratefulness.
This moment our dreamer realized later was indeed, the last necessary sparks of universal energy needed to commence and continue his journey. This moment it was, which he would feel indeed eternal thankfulness for. But this would be another chapter told further beyond .