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Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, Feral Horses, Wild Turkeys, and Purple Lupine . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 3 August 2014; published on 12 December 2017; revised

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings
    • Feral horses: These are the Mesa Verde ‘feral trespass horses’. On the right is a foal; in the middle is a mare. I’m not too sure about the other horse.
    • Wild turkeys
    • Lupine in bloom
    • Photos of cliff dwellings and sky

Dear Ones,

These are scenes from Mesa Verde National Park: cliff dwellings, ‘feral trespass horses’, wild turkeys, purple lupine, and beautiful sky. There is a Summary (consisting of photos) after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwelling

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 1, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 1, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

‘Feral Trespass Horses’

Image: Mesa Verde ‘Feral Trespass Horses,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Mesa Verde ‘Feral Trespass Horses,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

These are the Mesa Verde ‘feral trespass horses’. On the right is a foal, and in the middle is a mare, and I’m not too sure about this otherwise.

Wild Turkeys

Image: Wild Turkeys at Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Wild Turkeys at Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Lupine in Bloom

Image: Lupine in Bloom at Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Lupine in Bloom at Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Photos of Cliff Dwellings and Sky

Image: Jubilation in the Clouds, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Jubilation in the Clouds, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 2, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 2, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Winds of Change, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Winds of Change, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 3, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 3, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Inspiration in the Wind, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Inspiration in the Wind, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 4, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 4, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Heaven’s Door, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Heaven’s Door, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 5, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 5, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 6, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 6, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Petroglyph Trail . Visions of Mother Earth . story and visions by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 16 July 2014; revised and republished on 8 July 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Petroglyph Trail Described
    • Conclusion of the Story about a Trip to Yellowstone Park in My Early Adulthood
      • The Yellowstone Park Vigil: Part 2
      • The First Vision: Earth as a Moving Picture Show
      • Vision of Earth’s Guardians
    • Petroglyph Trail Scenes
    • Om Song, Melody and Voice by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE . PETROGLYPH TRAIL

Dear Ones,

Here is a video about a vision of our beautiful Mother Earth that I had at a turning point in my young life … That vision of the nature of reality, and of the Spirit guardians of Earth, has guided my steps ever since.

Also discussed: the nature of reality. Pure spirit.  And views of Petroglyph Trail in Mesa Verde National Park. Chanting Om. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

Petroglyph Trail Described

I am just finishing up what is known as Petroglyph Trail here in Mesa Verde today, and it was a bit daunting in places, actually. And I got some pictures … I will include them at the end of this little story.

The trail runs along a couple of hundred feet beneath the top of the rocks, where the Anasazi kept their cliff dwellings. There is one small cliff dwelling along the route, and then there are the petroglyphs.

Conclusion of the Story about a Trip to Yellowstone Park in My Early Adulthood

I thought I would conclude the story about the trip to Yellowstone, after the turning point that I started to talk about in the recent Mesa Verde camping video. (See Link: “Camping with the Nature Spirits . Supermoon,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 12 July 2014; revised … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-7sh .. ) The end of the story is kind of simple …

The Yellowstone Park Vigil: Part 2. The night after I got to Yellowstone, and tested my nerves by camping out in the wilderness and being wide awake all night long … it was kind of like a vigil, but I was unhurt with the morning light, as I mentioned in the last video.

So that day I thought I would go for a hike and meditate. So I went off, some place where other people did not go. And I sat down, with a view of a little mountain meadow and the mountains in the background, and the beautiful blue sky with the white clouds. And I sat down and meditated all day long … because, after all, this was a turning point in my life:

  • I had just gone though a divorce that changed my last name from my married name Mason, back to my maiden name Clagett. I had then set my sights on a potential boyfriend who had turned out to be in love with another woman, so that prospect had vanished.
  • I had just been given notice that I was about to lose my job as a researcher with Joint Publication Research Services, which was part of the CIA and funded through the Department of Commerce. The San Francisco office was closing, so I was about to be unemployed. I remember my boss was very supportive at that time, and later gave me a very nice letter of recommendation, that helped during job search; so there was that.
  • On the other hand, though, I had just heard from my mom that my dad had terminal cancer, and this was a terrible shock.

The First Vision: Earth as a Moving Picture Show. And I had a vision that day. You know, visions are the kind of thing where they can have a tremendous effect. In this case, I was in my twenties, and it had an effect on me for the rest of my life.

And yet,, when you try to explain them, it is really kind of hard to get that kind of significance into words. So I am going to try …

I was sitting with a view of the beautiful mountain scene. And after I sat for a while, it seemed to me that what I saw was no longer three dimensional. It was more like a painting … a beautiful painting made of light. For me, it had no substance to it. It was a beautiful scroll of light: flat, beautiful.

And I was admiring that. After a while, I looked up at the clouds, and the clouds were moving across the sky. It was getting on towards perhaps blowing up to a storm. And it was a beautiful vision of clouds going past, faster and faster.

Vision of Earth’s Guardians. And then I had a deeper vision, where I was not even on Earth. I was suddenly someplace where I could see the entire Earth before me. Out in outer space, right? And while I was watching Earth, I sensed the presence, around her perimeter, of beautiful, wise, ancient, guardian spirits. Their job was to take care of Earth, and to make sure that we were all on the right course. I could not even describe these spirits: They were so deep, so profound; and it was so touching to me to know that Earth and all of us are guided and guarded by beings so magnificent. So wise. By our lights, eternal. It was great!

Ever since that day, I have had a different view of my life, and of what Earth really is. I stopped thinking of myself; and of Earth, and sky, and all that is here as a purely physical thing. And I started regarding me, and all the beauty around me, as pure Spirit guided by Spirit.

So it was quite a turning point in my life. I have never forgotten it. To this day, I am deeply grateful that I was granted that vision.

That is all for now. See you! Take care!

Petroglyph Trail Scenes

[Near the end of the video, there are scenes from the Petroglyph Trail and photos of the petroglyphs.]

Here is an Om chant from the end of the video …

Om Song
Melody and Voice by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
16 July 2014

 

Om, om (x2)
Om, om, om, om, om

(This series is repeated 3 times.)

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

PHOTOS BY ALICE . PETROGLYPH TRAIL

Image: Petroglyph Trail 1, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Petroglyph Trail 1, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Petroglyph Trail 2, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Petroglyph Trail 2, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Petroglyph Trail 3, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Petroglyph Trail 3, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Petroglyph Trail 4, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Petroglyph Trail 4, by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Camping with the Nature Spirits . Supermoon . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 12 July 2014; revised
Location: Mesa Verde National Park, Montezuma County, Colorado

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • About My Camp Site
    • Stories by Alice: Fear of Camping Outdoors as a Child
    • Stories by Alice: The ‘Phantom’ Dog at Twilight: Another Childhood Story
    • Stories by Alice: Conquering My Fear of Camping Out in Early Adulthood: The Yellowstone Park Vigil, Part 2
    • On My Hope of a Pleasant Camp Out at Mesa Verde
    • On Encounters with Nature Spirits and a Deva That Night

Image: “Midsummer Eve” by Edward Robert Hughes, 1908, in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Robert_Hughes#/media/File:Edward_Robert_Hughes_-_Midsummer_Eve_(1908c).jpg … public domain

Image: “Midsummer Eve” by Edward Robert Hughes, 1908, in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Robert_Hughes#/media/File:Edward_Robert_Hughes_-_Midsummer_Eve_(1908c).jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

Here is a video about overcoming fear of being in the woods in the dark. I went camping overnight at Mesa Verde National Park; was feeling pretty tenuous about the whole thing …  It worked out fine! That night I encountered some nature spirits and had a talk with a deva as well.  I also had a chance to view the ‘Supermoon’ in the early morning hours!

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I am out here in Mesa Verde National Park, today. It is Friday night, and I have an idea that I might try camping out. I have to say that I have not camped out in a long time. And I have a few trepidations, a few fears about it. Let me show you my setup here: [shows campsite].

About My Camp Site

So I found this shady spot, with a picnic table, and a barbecue, and then I found out that I did not bring my tent along. But fortunately, I did bring along one of those screen tents. And I have a plan, because it is the monsoon season right now. And it rained like all get-out last night. So I have this big tarp down here [under the screen tent], and my idea is, if it rains tonight, I will pull the tarp out from underneath the pins (tent pegs) there, and put it over top of the screen tent there, and then pin it on the other side. That is a makeshift plan for sure, but that is the best I could do right now.

And luckily, this place is just full of nature spirits. And I feel very safe here. And there are families on either side; there is a tent over there [to one side of my site], and then coming around to the other side, there is a beautiful dwarf oak grove, and a nice family on the other side. So I am pretty safe here.

The folks that I follow regarding ascension are saying that one of the most pleasant experiences right now is to be camping out in the relative wilderness. Sometimes people suggest a National Forest, but I am a little too chicken for that. So I am trying a regular campground.

There are bears here, but  hear they are fairly friendly bears. Only, you have to keep all your food and water in the car. And they do not have that Yellowstone trick of ripping open your car here yet, fortunately. So I hear it is probably going to be a pleasant night.

And it is the night of the supermoon too; the first of three this summer; around 5:30 in the morning I should see the supermoon, if I am awake.

Stories by Alice: About Fear of Camping Outdoors as a Child

I thought I would tell you a story about my fears of camping out. It has to do with when I was about … oh, maybe 12 years old. And I had this fear of the forest. And the funny thing is, my family lived right on the edge of a forest, a long, long way from other people.

Stories by Alice: The ‘Phantom’ Dog at Twilight. And one time when I was young, I had seen, next to the pigeon house … which I had to go down and close up at night, so that the hawks and weasels could not get in … I saw a ‘phantom’ dog come out of the forest. It seemed like a German shepherd or maybe a wolf … It was scary to me, for some reason. And ever since then, I had a fear of the forest at night.

When I was 12, I decided to face this fear. And I convinced my little brother, my very younger brother, at that time, to go out and sleep on cots with me in the woods, right near the house at night. Right?

And so, all was fine, We had our blankets and our pillows, and we were within sight of the house. But I had never slept outside before (except in a group camping situation with the Brownies). So, I feel asleep. And he fell asleep.

An undetermined amount of time later I woke up. And I thought I heard a wild animal getting closer and closer, snuffling and carrying on in the dark. I was paralyzed with fear. [laughs] I hate to tell this story, even though it is so many years later: I just lay there, paralyzed, for a long time.

It seemed like the sound was getting louder and louder. Finally, I summoned all my courage, and I opened my eyes, and I looked around me, and I found out that it was my little brother, snoring. [laughs] But I was so terrified that I woke him up … and it was not that easy to wake him up … And I convinced him to go back in the house. And I had to invent an excuse for my mother! So, altogether not that pleasant of an experience.

Stories by Alice: Conquering My Fear of Camping Out in Early Adulthood: The Yellowstone Park Vigil, Part 2

So then, I was still frightened of the woods at night. So then, I waited till I was in my 20s. And at that time, three terrible things happened to me, all at the same time. It was almost as if the world were ending. It was one of those turning points in a person’s life.

And in my young life, I had seen no precedent. So, I lost my job; it was a great job; one of my first. And I lost my prospect of a boyfriend, and that was very important to me at that time, because of the emotional turmoil around my divorce. And I learned that my father had a terminal illness.

And then I went to Yellowstone Park. [laughs] Then I thought: It is time to finally conquer this fear that I have; there i’s no reason to have this terrible fear; right? I do not like having fears; do you?

So that night I camped out in a campground a little like this one, and I remember I had nothing but my sleeping bag on the ground. And I lay awake all night long, waiting for whatever it was to happen. [laughs] And when the morning light came, I was still alive. And all was well.

And so, I am hoping that experience will carry over to tonight, and will protect me. I have called upon the devic realm. And I see the devic spirits, the nature spirits, glittering through the oak leaves here. It is terrific. And so, I hope I have the courage to stay here, because I have heard it is one of the best places to be right now. And I will let you know later whether or not I succeed …

Image: July 2014 Supermoon over Mesa Verde National Park, by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: July 2014 Supermoon over Mesa Verde National Park, by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

So, the night went just great. About an hour into the night, there was a rainstorm. And what do you know … the tarp worked just great as a rain fly. And there were no incidents whatsoever during the night. It was very quiet here. And for the first time in a long time, I had untroubled sleep.

(For the Yellowstone Park Vigil, Part 1, see Link: “Petroglyph Trail … Visions of Mother Earth,” story and visions by Alice B. Clagett, published on 16 July 2014; revised …http://wp.me/p2Rkym-7rZ ..)

On Encounters with Nature Spirits and a Deva That Night

I could see the nature spirits, like little bright lights winking inside of my screen tent. It was great! And they were talking to me; it was really cool. They are so sweet! They are incredible.

And I talked for a while with a deva. You know the devas are not too happy with human beings right now, because of the way we have treated the Earth. And the Earth is their special responsibility. And I really understand their point of view.

As far as Ascension is concerned, the devas have their healing work to do too. And a few prayers for them might be a good idea. So that is what I did last night: I wished them the very best: Perfect healing for all the wonderful work they do, and for their wisdom, their care of Earth, their kindness to all the nature spirits they instruct and guide.

I had a wonderful night, really. When I woke up this morning at 5 am, everything was so quiet! It was terrific. So I will show you just a little bit of the scene. I will sign off. I would just like you to know, Mesa Verde is a really special place. Really special, really blessed. And for people that reach a certain age, according to the Forest Service, it is $10 for a lifetime pass, and then you get half off on your camping, which is cheap in the first place. The people who camp here, and the rangers, are very nice. So! A very successful camping experience.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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