If a Tree Falls in the Forest, and No One is Around, Does It Make a Sound?






Ofttimes, while doing the simplest of things, perception shifts and what was once a mundane activity, takes on a trans-formative quality. This happened to me the other day as we were making cider. On a bright, beautiful autumn day, we set up the press on the driveway. I wash and chopped the apples and took them outside for my husband to press. He worked the press and I gathered the juices in a bucket and took them inapplepressing1side to be blended. As I blended and tasted, and blended some more, I became aware of a shift, and what was once apple juice was now something….else. A transubstantiation had taken place. In my hands, where once I held apples, now, a cup of holy nectar. But what actually changed, my perception, or, the juice? It was more than the simple blending of the various juices. Had the ordinary become sacred? What if all we do, given full attention, can be transmuted? Acting in joyful (mindful) effort then, can be a form of worship, and in doing so, celebrates the Divine in all things.

Blessed Be…




About acdissek

I am a soul traveling sister who is about to embark on a pilgrimage of discovery, whose destination and purpose is yet a mystery. Along the way I hope to meet other pilgrims, sharing stories and wisdom of the heart.
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2 Responses to If a Tree Falls in the Forest, and No One is Around, Does It Make a Sound?

  1. Judy petrocy says:

    Oh Ann…your insight and wisdom inspires and brings us together in Spirit. Keep writing and taking awesome pictures. The world needs you!


  2. lissalayer says:

    Did you hear my sigh of deep appreciation, Ann? Honestly, I felt as though I had engaged in a most sensual and life-affirming communion. Thank you for your sacred offering of words, images and teaching.


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