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Lewis charged me with a specific task for 30 consecutive days.  I was to climb the hill behind my house each morning and watch the sun rise.  He was very specific--same time, same location for 30 days straight and just watch.   It took me several days of looking at the obvious to realize the real show was in the subtleties laid out before me.  I began to notice strange little lights moving in the forest below me before the eastern sky brightened.  If I looked directly at them, they seemed to disappear only to re-appear when I looked away.  These illuminations dimmed when my mind insisted on knowing what they were and intensified when I let go of my wondering and became content with their mystery.  With careful attention for several days, I was able to notice different types of these lights.  Some were more clear, bright, and moved quickly.  Others were almost brown and slow moving.  Some seemed to be air born while others were definitely attached to the ground or plants and trees.  When I reported back to Lewis, he smiled warmly and told me to look deeper.

One morning, I noticed how the sun rays lit up the tree tops first.  That might seem obvious but it was the birds that caught my attention...

“He is the traditional Lakota definition of a ‘real man’—compassionate, loving, strong hearted, peaceful, generous, and helpful.” ~ Alberta
“Lawrence helps each of us meet our responsibility to bring our world together by changing our attitudes and view of the world.” ~ Neftali
“Lawrence discerns or draws out what is needed…and helps it manifest.” ~ Loren
“You changed my perspective of the world around me by teaching me to be more perceptive of the natural world” ~ Sam