2 weeks ago
Trauma, grief and nature. When I set out to hike my way to sixty, I had no idea what would be waiting for me toward the end of that goal.
The journey divinely gifted to me... I just did it without question. Happily.
I often wonder where or how I would be physically and emotionally if I hadn’t immersed myself in nature, with all that followed.
I realize now, on the eve of my dad’s 2nd year after his death, that I have been suffering from trauma. It’s not about my pops passing on, it’s about how it happened and that I was there and watched it. It can be unseen. It haunts me. Not daily... but it’s an everyday sort of malaise that has been present since 9/28/17.
So today I’m walking out, in and up into nature’s arms for 3-days, for a mind and soul clearing, specifically around this traumatic experience to maybe get a silver lining, or forgiveness for what was beyond my ordinary human scope, or... I don’t know.
The-three-day-effect, is proven to shift our neurology, but how about our hearts?
I’m on a mission for myself and hopefully others. The mountains are truly calling for a higher purpose.
I climbed, and I’m still climbing.
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