Glowing Rocks in John Muir Wilderness

Glowing Rocks in John Muir Wilderness

Imagine you’re here scaling down a waterfall; the route isn’t safe, it’s very steep, so your hesitation to move quickly kicks in and your awareness rises. You’re not afraid for yourself because you’ve disconnected this part of you a long time ago, but you’re not alone, and you fear for her. She’s following your path; trusting your lead and your only concern is making sure she makes it down safe. She appears calm and comfortable and you realize she too has disconnected from fear and has a heightened survival instinct of movement. You admire it for a moment. Now you realize the suns been on blast all day but now it’s gone and it’s too late to move slow. You both navigate without sight; but your close. You end at a lake and a small path overgrown like a rainbow of tiny aspens that appear to be passed by only spirits from generations ago; it’s overgrown but necessary you take it. Hesitant and deep in nature still you start to navigate through. You begin to wonder if this was the right decision and ask why you were lead to this testing path you come across this…. A glowing rock; No way. You blink your eyes in disbelief; reach down and yes, it’s a piece of nature so temporary in its current state; charged by the sun only to shine for an hour or so after passing of light and returning itself to darkness. A special moment in your timing, before it hides away to blend in again with the rest of the world and be overlooked again for generations. This is nature; and it may at times look normal all around you; but trust, in moments; it will surprise you in ways you couldn’t imagine and you never anticipated. I always have my eyes open now; for these brief fleeting moments may be rare but if you look closely enough you will see that these anomalies are out there. My phone is full of things like this and I’m feeling called to share. @myneighbor.zo

John Muir Wilderness Glowing Rock