Nature Whispers as the Trees Speak
About the Book
Metaphor for My Mind Clear the clutter from my mind; Thoughts upon thoughts Leave me blind. Clear the clutter, Poison ivy of the mind. Clip entangled vines that bind. Pruned away now, Useless past behind, Thoughts depart, leaving Peace of mind. For author Christine J. K. Kanakis, the purpose of writing it to understand herself more completely. She both reads and creates in response to the need to find out more than she is already conscious of and to connect with a person or spirit on a parallel path of exploration, searching for understanding of the truth within all of us. Nature Whispers as the Trees Speak presents a poetic collection about self-discovery through adventuring in natural surroundings, spending time experiencing different cultures, and pausing long enough to notice the unity of all creation. When we awaken to the knowledge that we are all connected, we experience gratitude, and a desire emerges to wish all a healthy and prosperous existence. Each new day provides an opportunity to scrap old patterns of thinking and embark on an adventure of self-discovery.
About the Author
Christine Kanakis is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, New York. She enjoys writing, gardening, long-distance swimming, hiking, and traveling both within the United States and abroad. She has explored nature in the Shawangunk, Catskill, and Adirondack mountains, and has studied nature with other biologists at the volcanoes and the inlet waters of Costa Rica. She has also explored Mexico’s cenotes and learned about medicinal plants in the Sian Kan forest. Christine’s many trips to India have connected her with Universal Spirit as she studied under great spiritual masters. Christine holds BS and MS degrees in education and science, and teaches math and science to private students and at home schools in the US and overseas. Influenced by her agricultural studies with Shumei farmers (Japanese agriculturalists) in the Catskill Mountains and by Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic farming degree program at Chestnut Ridge, New York, Christine includes all she has learned about nature and nutrition in her teaching and writing.