Smita Tomalin is a dreamkeeper for ‘Nandita’s Dream’. Wise, wonderful friend that she is she said this to me as we walked by the wild river.
“When you follow your heart you say yes. When you say yes you put yourself in the yes dimension and only yes things happen.“
My heart tumbled with the river, full of recognition for YES. Yes has led me all over the world to meet with wonderful people and their yeses, seeing what we make together. Yes led me to the Achuar tribe in the Amazon and the Pachamama Alliance. Yes to singing. Yes got me out of bed this morning. Yes to the Earth. My biggest yes is to LOVE flowing through everything and everyone. The green is so golden this point in the autumn afternoon just before the sun goes down. Yes to heaven on earth… Love to hear your yeses.
Detail of painting by Dorrie Joy
Memon from Nandita’s Dream has a look of Smita. Some people say she has a look of Whoopi Goldberg? (good film casting) I’m getting a photo of Smita up soon so we can see.
I’m sharing a photograph of a recently born Dartmoor foal with her mother, taken by Alice Carfrae. Several foals were born down by the house where I’m living on Dartmoor. I’ve noticed they often have a guardian horse with them too. Then they tend to join up with another mother and baby and eventually the larger herd. You can see the foals playing together or all lying down on their sides with their 4 legs straight out in front of them asleep while the herd grazes.
We have a rugged Dartmoor pony in the Nandita’s Dream book called Poppy. And Poppy walks with Nandita through a long winding tunnel in the dark as they head for the magical clearing in the rainforest, Watazee. It’s a preparation for Nandita’s epic climb to the crystal cave. Nandita has a lot of heart and so do the Dartmoor ponies. I love watching the young horses gallop flat out through the ferns, over the rocks and through the streams, enjoying their power, tossing their manes, sounding like thunder.