Spring is the time of renewal for the planet earth, and renewal is flowing mightily here in Yosemite.
Its lunchtime, and my friend Sally and I are in the Ahwahnee eating a delicious burger. We have just driven into the valley through the fabulous Merced River canyon and are amazed at the display of wildflowers there. Our waiter tells us that he has never in his 34 year career working at the Ahwahnee, seen the wildflowers as spectacular as this year. Picture the bright green new grass of spring and all the mosses growing on the steep canyon walls above the mightily flowing Merced river, and these slopes are covered with bright orange poppies, literally blanketing the undulating hillsides. The color is psychedelic, hot orange everywhere!
What has caused this once in 34 years display? Some of it came about due to the fire that raged through the canyon last summer, but even the slopes that escaped the flames are blooming like never before. Its as if Nature went wild and said Let it Rage with color! Could it be that the Nature Spirits are showing us what is to come for us as humans, that after the cleansing of the flames we are currently in, the Spiritual Renewal process will set us ablaze with color never seen before, as we bloom Spiritually? Top to Bottom , Beginning to End of this canyon is full of flowers, the most expressive show seen in a lifetime for some. Could it be that after our intense changing we are to bloom the brightest ever?
Further up the canyon as you enter Yosemite valley itself, after experiencing the color show, you are impressed by the water which flows off the steep granite walls and cascades down into the valley floor. There is foaming water everywhere you look, and you are surrounded by the sounds of cascading water, rushing , and cleansing in its essence over the granite.
The Sacred waters run, foaming over sacred rock.
To Tu Ya, the Paiute Ancestor, is everywhere. She was named this for Sacred water that runs over Rock in Yosemite. Her energy surrounds you in the valley now, cascading and cleansing everywhere you turn, symbolic of the cleansing of ourselves through the breakdown of our social systems . This cleansing of our society and systems and therefore ourselves is as beautiful in scope as the lovely waters of Yosemite. It runs through us and over us , purging pockets of old beliefs and mind resistance that no longer serve us in our newly emerging fully spiritual Earth. Our Earth is in bloom with our new Spiritual energy.
This is not an easy process, the mind/ego resists losing control of the old patterns through this cleansing.
It is our souls path.
Our higher selves know how to guide us through these changes.
We are moving from a material based planet to a spirit based earth.
Allow and feel the sacred waters to cleanse you.
Allow To Tu Ya and the sacred waters to take you wherever you need to be on your own spiritual journey. They will cleanse you and bring you to a grand Spiritual Renewal- as the water flows from Yosemite valley into the Merced River Canyon -to the spectacular Wildflowers of a true Spiritual Reawakening-as our souls bloom again , more magnificently than ever before.