THE BEAUTY OF THE LAND

In ART by Dan Leak2 Comments

Just as the divine longs to communicate through and as appearance, so land longs to communicate her sacredness through beauty. She seduces us into deeper communion, into a more attentive listening, with her sensuous invitations. Her beauty is so outrageous that it might even confuse our senses. Befuddled by her, one day I decided to buy a camera so I could listen more carefully.

I listened and she hinted that one of greatest tokens I could offer her was to acknowledge the huge debt I have accrued, and just as importantly is to actually start to accept, to see, to believe in, the existence of the beings I am indebted to. And to communicate with them, to meet them, on their own terms; not simply as I would wish to, not as elements of my psyche or as disembodied energies, but as entities as real as myself. Because only when I realise this can I then start to make good my debt. Until I widen my perceptual bandwidth and accept the reality of those I share space with, I will never truly accept my debt to them as real.

And so I made a promise. I promised to clear my debts. Along with daily offerings of clouds of juniper I resolved to share the beauty she shows me with others. An offering to her. An offering to all I share this space with, seen and unseen. An offering to communication. 

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Dan Leak

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I am a gardener and garden designer based in London. I hope through my work to inspire a deeper communication with the land and with the beings, seen and unseen, that we share it with. I have a blog here. All my photos are freely available for downloading from my Flickr page, or here and I can be contacted on Facebook.

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