catawba indians

Trout Lily 2014 01 – Andrew Jackson State Park, Lancaster County near Indian Land, SC, March 13, 2014

Indian Land is a tract of 144,000 acres on both sides of the Catawba River awarded the Catawba Indians by the British in 1763 for the tribe’s support during the French and Indian war, 1754-1763.

We have a life quite apart from the life we are living. The farther apart our lives are, the more significant our symptoms become.

Symptoms are our other life’s way of calling us to align ourselves with it, and bring it forth in the life we are living.

Our life is alive and needs us to live it, to follow its drift–even when it seems like nothing is happening.

Things are always shifting–or trying to. We are always trying to force things to change–or keep them frozen in place–according to our idea of how they should be.

Things don’t move without our cooperation and collaboration. Our participation is necessary to the quality and flow of our life.

If we want to move things along, we have to listen to what is going on–to what is trying to come forth, to be born through us, and in us.

We have to pay attention to our life. It will tell us what we need to hear.

Then all we have to do is align ourselves with it, and take the step that is waiting to be taken.

Our life unfolds before us, one step at a time.