This little creature made of stone is watching the sun go down. Even though he has no eyes he seems to see and feel the great power of the sun. Somehow he knows that they belong to each other, being born of the same energy. Everything is connected therefore everything is alive.
This is one of my favourite places in southern Sweden. It’s called Odensjön, named after the god Odin in germanic mythology. It’s very calming, healing and uplifting to be here. A swim in this lake makes you feel completely refreshed. There’s a special atmosphere here. It feels a little bit like a world of its own. A perfect place for some stone balances.
This little creation looks like a being to me. Looking out to the sea. Perhaps waiting for a loved one. I find him to be quite cute in a way.
What nature can do and create is awesome but that which gets manifested through us brings in even more novelty. We are co-creating this world in everything we do and also by the way we see it. It all comes to life in us.
Sometimes a peaceful evening is all that needs to soothe and calm our inner state. If we follow the rhythm of nature we will also be balanced. There’s a time for everything. Times for activity and times for relaxation and rest. We need balance and if we are in tune with the balance of nature we will find the same harmony and peace within ourselves.
With the practice of stone balancing I have begun to appreciate nature in a new way. I have always loved nature but the relationship you get with it becomes very strong with this practice. It’s a kind of meditation. A yoga (meaning connection) with nature. You are so concentrated and feel it so deeply. You feel so alive and realize that you are part of it too. The essence of nature is not only working through the miracle of life and our world but also through the miracle of us and our own self.