Posted on December 26, 2010 by Marie
In April 2009, I went on a trip with my
oldest sister Sarah, a weekend away to
Scotland, which she could combine with
one of her trips for work. We both felt
like seeing lots of nature and no
tourists, so we drove off to the north,
as far as we could for a two-day outing.
After three or four hours of driving, we
reached “Glen Cannich”, a valley that
was cut out by a glacier a long long
time ago. These days, it’s a nature
reserve. There’s just one very narrow
asphalt road meandering through the long
valley, often running parallel to the
calm river flowing between the hills.
After 20 minutes of winding road, we
stop the car and get out to admire the
gushing water. The scenery definitely
looks very fairy-like. I take my little
plastic letter board, my sister takes a
pen and notebook and together we find a
dry spot to sit.
To the deva of this Glen: who are the creatures who live here and who should we talk to, and how are things around here?
– “It’s hard to call me a Deva, I’m rather ‘the water being’. I have the highest position around here. That’s because this valley was created by water. I have a lot of beings under me who carry out a lot of tasks. We have the small water beings and then there are the beings of the silent banks. [at this point, we indeed realize how quiet the river banks are in comparison to the rushing river] Also the trees are important and we also have the beings of the air. Every category has great and small and tiny creatures.”
What are the tasks these beings have to carry out?
– “All the tasks of nature. That is construction, maintenance and desintegration.”
Who would be good to hear?
– “You can talk to the beings of the river bank.”
Is there anything else the great water being would like to say?
Thank you for this conversations, great
Afterwards, we also talked to ‘the beings of the river bank’, you can read about this next time!