There is a brightness that you can absorb when you get out of bed early. The light is soft, and the birds are talkative; not to mention it is the perfect time to drink coffee (Especially through the hot Australian Summer).
If you are dressed and out the door early too, you could treat yourself to seeing the sunrise. A beautiful act of space theatre that occurs without fail each day, yet many of us miss it or worse - take it for granted.
We feel like we are stressed and busy all the time these days, yet rarely take the time to slow down and appreciate what we have. Not personally, but as a species. We exist within a seemingly impossible bubble of matter we call a planet that just so happens to be able to support life. I could think of no better way to be thankful for this than waking up, looking at the sky, and taking a deep breath.
I’m grateful for this opportunity to exist. I am thankful for the connections I have with others, human or not. We are in this together.
An ancient Aboriginal legend tells the story of how the opal came into being. It is said, that many moons ago, the Creator came down from the heavens on a rainbow, to bring the message of peace to all beings. When his toes touched the Earth, it is believed all of the stones nearby began to sparkle and burst into life, and that was the moment this beautiful cystal came into existence.
The Ancient Watchers- The Oldest Yew Forest in Europe
I feel so totally at piece in this beautiful place. The opportunities that we have to make our pilgrimage to this ancient and sacred place are so precious. You can feel the power and energy emanating from the ground beneath our feet and in the breath of the trees.