Spirit of Hawthorn on video?
Now, today I’ve got a lovely story to share. I’m still excited by it! Here it is: I was standing guard next to Skye. She’s an elderly dog who really can’t be left unsupervised when she goes out to do her business. Sometimes she falls over and needs a hand to get back up again. I’m happy to be those loving hands. In most cases when she goes out, she just stands there. Soaking up the environment and sniffing the latest news carried to her by a Summer breeze. While keeping an eye on the dog, my attention wandered to the hawthorn tree, just a few meters away. And for the first time I noticed a funny kind of green hanging beard in one of the branches facing me. It seemed to be the only place with a ‘moss beard’ that was made from lichen (Lichen is a composite organism). Curious it should only be present in that one spot of the entire tree.
Wanting to have a closer look, I walked up to it. The spot was located above blue Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) flowers that were gently waving in the soft breeze, just as the moss beard was. You know when there is some kind of ‘otherworldly feel’ to a moment? This was one of them. I felt compelled to take a photograph. But then decided to do a short video as well because I thought it would capture the additional magic of silent wind. But I caught a lot more than I thought! Still under the tree, I rewinded (says she who grew up with cassette players, hence the use of the word ‘rewind’) the video and viewed it just like you would normally do; with an overall focus of the images presented. Suddenly, a flash of light in one of the frames caught my attention. Huh? What was that? What did I just see? I hit replay. Yup, there it was again. Looking more in detail, it is definitely something caught on digital tape. A Hawthorn Tree spirit maybe? It wasn’t sunlight filtering through the trees as it is a clouded morning. I tried to freeze the frame at exactly the right moment which was quite a challenge because a) it is just a flash of a tenth of a second b) big thumb on small mobile phone. But it worked and it showed a pale green/greyish spot (posted in the comments). Really interesting. And I tell you why.
Besides the idea that when you see a light flash, you’d expect something like a bright light to show up on the screen and not a pale green/grey spot, the other thing is that just a week before – and particularly yesterday - I had been contemplating of how I could bring beauty to the world. And I had this magical thought: wouldn’t it be fantastic if the nature elements and spirits would lend me their co-operation of having themselves being photographed. I mean, when people can actually ‘see’ there is more to nature than meets the eye, would it not seed a change in their consciousness? Would it perhaps contribute to an evolving set of values of how the earth and nature is treated? This is the underlying thought of why I started this page, Shamanic Dowsing. The dowsing bit is already unveiling the powerful effects that our mind has on reality. Of course there is a deeper truth behind it. However, this is heartfelt way to make the concept of ‘being creators’ as tangible as possible within 3D thinking. And I would be over the moon if the unseen world is willing to share more of themselves on camera. Another thought, a challenging one; oh, but can it be done? I was in that stage of pondering this yesterday when the totally unexpected video was captured today. I didn’t even got to the point of thinking about filming rather than photographing but now it happened this way, it makes sense; they would have more opportunity to show themselves in the prolonged possibility of a video than in the second a photo is being shot. I take it nature likes the whole idea and is willing to co-operate.
Next thing to do today is to install some video editing app and to get a clearer image of the frame with the ‘nature spirit’ in it at 15.53sec. After the super excited run for the computer and looking at it in awe, I went back out to the Hawthorn tree because I remembered that I had not thanked it yet. "Thank you", accompanied with a brigh smile. From somewhere between the branches, an unseen magpie cackled a few tones that I took as a 'you're welcome'. Have a look for yourselves. I suggest you look with a general soft focus at first time instead of watching the timer. See if you spot that flash too. Then go back and have a more focused look. Hope you enjoy it. Let me know your thoughts, ideas or suggestions. They are always welcome.
Close up of the frozen image of the flash shows a pale greyish/green phenomenon. I'd like to add: there was no bird flying past and I've considered the possibility of a flying insect. But then, would an insect produce such a short, bright, spherical flash?