Shenandoah, Daughter of the Stars Legend
Hovering above the quiet waters and lighting the mountain tops with their robes of fire, the stars sang their songs of joy and pledged to gather here every thousand years.
One time when the stars were singing, there came a mighty crashing!! A great rock in the mountain wall tore asunder, and through the deep opening the lake waters began to pour out and rush to the sea.
As time passed, the stars looked over the earth for another place to meet. They finally agreed upon a lovely valley through which a winding river ran.
Suddenly the stars realized that this valley had been the bed of their beautiful lake, and the blue mountains around it were the same ones upon which they had cast their robes of light in ages past.
The stars were so joyous they placed the brightest jewels from their crowns in the river where they still lie and sparkle. And ever since that day, the river and its valley have been called....DAUGHTER OF THE STARS
The above old tale elevates me to see my celestial connection here in the Shenandoah. There is an amazing mind/body insight that I use to illuminate my spirit. When I allow my water body to be purified by these star-filled ultra violet lights every atom of my existence becomes awakened. The transmutation of these astral lights forms a union of opposites grounding the heavens with our earth; rooting the soil with water and air charged by this extraordinary cosmic phenomenon. A numinous one-ness is born beyond concepts. Where the river meets the land or air touches the water. The mystery of this whole, where a moment becomes a trillion years. A rare synchronous and numinous events celebrate the unification of our inner and outer worlds. Rays cycle- circulating the elements of all known things, simultaneously dancing light and darkness in unimaginable ways.