I think the real question is “What is OUR reason for existence?” Every aspect of Nature has a role, a purpose. We have learned this the hard way, by removing unwanted Beings (like Wolves) and seeing how greatly this changed the wellbeing of an ecosystem. Nature does not waste. Since we are, whether we realize it or not, part of Nature, this means that we too are here for a reason.
Being in Damanhur this time was a vacation for my Heart and Soul. It was a break from the limiting beliefs that are infused in our culture. As well as, a break from the discord. As I mentioned, in Damanhur everyone is focused on being their best. This does not come from morality or righteousness. It is that they want to learn and grow and be who they are meant to be. They focus on the vision of a better world, a world where we are again in alignment with the Trees and Nature Spirits. I know how important it is to release limiting beliefs and focus on the solution. I do this daily and help my clients and students to do this. And yet, when you are surrounded by a culture that supports this, an enormous amount of energy is freed up and suddenly, you are able to create the impossible or I would say the potential.
I know that there are many challenges facing humanity. I know that one’s Heart could break a thousand times a day. I know that it can be very seductive and easy to be taken under by the tide of hopelessness. And yet, I look at Damanhur. And I look to the Dandelions sprouting out in the cracks of the macadam. Or the Redwoods who continue to grow even though they’ve been hollowed out by fire. And I think, “We are here!” As long as we are here, there is still hope. There is potential.
Someone asked me, "Was the wait worth it?" The short answer: “YES!” The real answer is that I have learned there wasn’t a wait, there was a journey. Had I met Pink Lady’s Slipper before this day, it would not have been the same experience. The dreams, the shamanic journeys, my life events, even the walk up the mountain all contributed to the magic.