Sunday, March 11, 2007

Dream Journey (includes video)

This week's Sunday Scribblings prompt is Dream Journey.

at this junction of my journey,
hundreds of thousands of bats
come rushing to help me ...
to know my way,
as they do,
through the darkness
of what appears
to be unkown.
The road leads
to where
and how
and who
I am
to be
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On Friday evening, three friends and I went to Tamana caves, filled with 500 thousand to 3 million bats .
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for short video of the bats flying out of the mouth of the cave.
Just after sunset, hundreds of thousands of bats fly out, going at such a speed that they almost appear to be static on the screen (see above video). I had filmed them in the forested semi darkness using the video function on my digital camera, so it's not too clear, but gives a good idea.
Moving about in a new environment may feel like a rebirth. Though this is an exciting concept, in reality it can be disorienting and frightening. Bat helps to move through the necessary shedding of the old and embracing of the new. One special guidance tool it symbolically offers is sonar navigation. Like Dolphin, Bat uses echolocation to guide it, and one of the most lovely sights on a summer night is a graceful bat ballet. So if we study and attune to Bat, we can learn to swoop with grace through transformation and rebirth, trusting that our own inner guidance system will help us find our way. (Source)

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Blogger Kimberley McGill said...

I have only seen 2 bats in person - they appeared one evening when my San Pedro Cactus had bloomed. I still think about putting up what they call a "bat home" to enjoy their presence again.

9:41 PM  
Blogger [a} said...

here in saudi arabia, in the neighbourhood i live in, every night the bats come out and fly from tree to's kind of strange and creepy because if you walk outside you can see shadowy shapes flit past, and there's always a feeling that they might brush past your face! >shudders<

i love " bat ballet" that really is what it looks like!

you love flying creatures, don't you?

3:07 PM  

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