Early Monday morning following a Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival, My Friend Atsiaktonke, Mohawk, singer-songwriter and follower of traditional ways, and I were strolling at Shakori Hills between the Peace Park Rock Garden and Healing Arts Area, along the path that leads to the bridge across the little creek; we stopped to fill a cup I had been carrying with me from the water spigots there and I remarked, “this is the best water at Shakori Hills.” Though all the water comes from the same well, the water at this spot always seemed fresher and more refreshing. Atsiaktonke then told me about how the Mohawk create medicine, for whatever ails you, by holding a glass of water up to the rising sun, drinking it then to make one well. To me this was fascinating as I had read stories of the changeability of water molecules under the focused gaze of onlookers and it somehow made sense, of course too, because I had come to believe the water from this spot somehow transformed by location into healthier substance!
Easter Sunday naturally makes me ponder the life of Jesus in the old days of when he was still of this earth; did he not turn water into wine?
From a current physicist point of view, experiments are altered by the viewer being present and thus perhaps reality is also? I once read Deepak Chopra’s book Quantum Healing and it was interesting to read of the body’s ability to create medicines within our endocrine system– in other words reacting to inputs such as music, laughter or meditation to create healing effects. Deepak has been attacked so thoroughly that it reminds me of how folks were treated who at one time believed the earth was round and not flat… Something Deepak is saying holds some threatening truths I think!
Life is a creation of: Water, Sunlight and an Idea…
When we say the world around us has problems it is because we created them or have not put enough time and energy into solving them.
GrassRoots has put its best foot forward in trying to make the world a better place: a place of Wellness, Peace, Love, Happiness, and full of Art, Music, Dance and Great Food. Come see how it is going, at the next, April 17-20, 2014 Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance!