My feet took me to a hillside strewn with boulders large and small, and the prevailing stone energy was so soothing that I sought an appropriate place to sit and center. Guided to a large, peaceful boulder, I sat in yogic cross-legged style in a cubbyhole at its base and entered into meditation. Very soon a firm, gentle stone energy drew me deep down into the middle of the earth where I felt comforted and safe, surrounded by many of the stone spirits of that location. When I came back up, all my energies were at peace, and I was filled with renewed strength to go forward.
.I had been led to sit at the base of Grandfather—the head of the extended family of rocks that spread out over an acre of land. Grandfather made me an honorary member of his family, and over the rest of that visit and for many years after, I would return, first during the yoga conferences and then just to say hello. A huge photograph of Grandfather now rests over the door to my rock shop.
If you would like to know and see more about this community of beings, read my blog, My Rock Spirit Family.
This original photographic art piece by nature spirit photographer Atala Toy is pigment on paper – available as a 5×7 card with envelope and as a signed 11×14 matted photograph