“There is something about a dock that is comforting to me. I always feel there are endless possibilities in life whenever I am standing on one. Add the breeze on my face and the smell of the surroundings and I feel a calm come across me. It always sends my mind into adventure mode. What adventure do you want to take?” writes John Lamont
“The dock on the bay” calls to us to walk a path perched over water, to partake in another view of our surroundings that is simply impossible on land. In its expansive view, as we look out, we look down, we look left and right, and our eyes scan upward toward vastness of the sky reading all the visual clues. A simple, short pathway to take us out of ordinary into a brand new world. We carefully step onto the weathered wood feeling the support beneath our feet while we are able to absorb the surroundings using all of our senses: as John writes, we feel the “breeze on our face and the smell of the surroundings” Docks invite us to expand our imagination and step forward into the magical world of creative energies in which we all play a part. It envelopes our five senses, all cooperating in a brief moment of time to provide us with so much more information on our environment and we connect to the world at a deeper level.
The geometric structure of the architecture of the dock, meet the soft curves and flow of the universe: wood greets earth. Sacred geometry is the building foundation of the universe and here we get to experience the physical world and creation itself unfolding, all while perched on a basic wooden structure!!! The classic elements of the world helps us to understand not only the qualities of the world but how we are so much a part of it. We are in it but also of it!!! You cannot separate one from another as it is collective but we do so and classify things so that man can understand the world of which we area part. In Eastern philosophy they think of creation in terms of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Western philosophy, which was established by Plato, referred to it as the four elements: air, water, fire, earth and with that are the 4 basic atomic elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. So there is so much more that meets our eye.
Each of these elements presents characteristics we can relate to. While standing on a dock, we take in all these elements and all the complexities without realizing it and in those moments, we connect not only to our inner world but to the outer world. Are you more air=thought, or water=emotions? Are you fire=courageous or earth=grounded? As John points out, he steps into air when standing on a dock and his creative energy takes him to adventures of new in his mind. He uses the creativity and new beginning of the East, which is connected to air as the element.
Life is always there to help and support us. We just need to feel it engulfing us and understand which energies are at play. Once we do, we can see how they work together to help us in life. It truly is an amazing adventure and a simple dock placed over the water provides us with a connection to the other realms that exist all around us when we only awaken to her calls.
So next time you step onto a dock, take a moment to reflect and allow those energies to take you where you need. Trust it. The universe is filled with amazing potential for both positive and negative and to think we are such a huge part!! Where will your next adventure on a dock take you? what energies will you allow yourself to experience?
Thank you John Lamont for permission to use of your beautiful photo and your thoughts in this collaboration!!