Much of the World has turned it’s back on Mother Nature – Causing attachment to material things that do not bring real joy.
Mother Nature is one of the best forms of real and lasting Joy and Happiness!
BC Doctors Now Prescribing Nature to Boost Patient Health
A quote from Ted Ohlsen a friend of The Emily Dahl Foundation:
“When people are in the right location, right circumstances, they forget their daily things and worries – and the true nature of their lives tends to come out. This is when people talk about things that matter. Matters of the heart. Even some doctors are starting to give prescriptions for ‘time in the outdoors’ rather than pills. When mother nature puts a blanket over you, you have a very nice sleep.”
TED OHLSEN, FLIN FLON
Ted Ohlsen and The Queen have both touched on the powerful design of Mother Nature and creation itself.
There is a moment in the Oscar-nominated film The Queen that is known to some simply as “The Stag Scene.” In the sequence, Helen Mirren, as Elizabeth II, sits on a hill in the lush Balmoral countryside – the Queens most important place of her outdoor life and connection to Mother Nature.
The weight of recent events — the violent death of Princess Diana; pressure from Tony Blair and her own son to address the nation; an extremely hostile press — actually cause the stoic empress to break down in tears. Suddenly, a gorgeous, imposing imperial stag appears on a nearby hill.
And for a few seconds, Mirren’s face changes completely, showing, by turns, wonder, joy, recognition, and fear at the animal’s beauty. It’s a stark contrast to the seemingly stone-faced woman we see throughout the film. Clearly, Mother Nature is putting a warm blanket around the Queen no different than Ted’s experience in the Northern Saskatchewan wilderness. The stag scene means different things to different people, including director Mirren, Stephen Frears and writer Peter Morgan. That ambiguity is part of its power.
The stag, later mounted like a trophy within the castle walls, yet another symbol for Diana’s trajectory; the once-majestic creature, admired for its beauty and stature, hunted down, gawked at, killed for sport.
So, what in the world are Ted, The Queen and The Emily Dahl Foundation talking about?
It is just this, and it is a powerful thought to consider about loss. It is what the writer (Emily’s father) experienced with the sudden act of Emily taking her own life on January 26, 2019. When one experiences this kind of loss the shock is extreme, as the form that you are so used to and love deeply is simply gone. Any loss or death leaves an emptiness when the form is no longer there. You should not run away from that empty space as it is an opening to the formless. One could say that every form obscures the deeper true self, what many call The Kingdom of God, that is within each living form. The deathless spirit that is in all of us. The death of the form enables this amazing formless light to shine through. It is for this reason that death has long been considered sacred in many societies. This is generally not the case in the Western world which tends to deny death and prefers not to talk about it. In the Western world it is considered wrong to even want to see a dead body. This is because the Western world is so focused on forms and material things. Really, the most sacred place should be the old folks’ homes where the formless shines through constantly. One should wonder why we do not find this state in the here and the now? Just a few more years, many say, to understand the nature of the universe. Perhaps we need to do wake up to this state now to find the joy and peace that exists within us all.
Well, lets dig into the work of a guru that most know well. Here is what the famous parable says:
“Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
There is little hidden meaning in this. YOU are the house. The rains and the winds that beat on the house is nothing more than the tribulations of YOUR life. You must dig deep and look into the unshakeable foundation of nature and your own self. It is there and it will free you from all fear and bring bliss. And only YOU can do this, nobody else. Just ask Ted or The Queen. B.C.