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Evolving Creativity, Changing Cosmology, Molecular Metaphors, Off-Grid Expeditions, Rite of Passage, Transforming Consciousness, Mindfulness Meditations

Nature Nurture Nourish
Immense Suffering; Tremendous Love; Persistent Presence
by Will Cowell




I will share the inspirations that shape this story as a cosmology into a deeper reflection of what it is to choose our way, and evolve continuously, in nature, nurture and nourishment, moving from immense suffering, through tremendous love and beyond with persistent presence.

These stories are in part a personal-memoir, a collection of incredible authors who came before me, and a compassionate expedition exploring the past, present and perennial. All of which follow a soulful quest into self-awareness and our potential for a fulfilled consciousness in becoming more aware, awake, alert and alive in the distinct, dark and divine worlds we exist and play in.

I have come to better appreciate the natural world as the process of evolving and creating itself. When I seek questions, answers or wisdom ultimately, I look for natural metaphors and signals in our common elements of nature; space, water, fire, air and earth. The first source of wisdom is nature itself, and that wisdom is perennial as it keeps evolving. We will delve into the sacred space between all things as one of the common elements and is known in Japan as Ma and Sanskrit as Akash.

I am no saint, as I have experimented with the three worlds in the divine, dark and distinct. I have strived to make the most balanced choices, and I sometimes choose excess over temperance, egoism over humility, and agitation over patience. When I am persistently present, I can make more balanced choices, and I do make them and then I do not, suspire, perspire and transpire.

The manuscript expands on the evolution of a vision I experienced while returning from my hermitage on the Pacific northwest coast. A vision can be like the universe, in that it is evolving through alchemical reactions of self-creating atoms, molecules, and cells. Words evolve in similar ways, from letters, sounds, sentences and phrases into great stories and deeper, more complex meanings and cosmologies.

Aldous Huxley said, “Experience is not what happens to a person; it is what a person does with what happens to them.” He paved the way for inclusion and transcendence amongst all cultures and generations and it is because of his sharing stories that we can carry on the development and participation of perennial wisdom, tradition, philosophy and science.

Our appetites change over time, tastes evolve, and we hopefully come to better appreciate the company around our banquet table in the garden and beyond. Engaging with others becomes more important than getting a full belly as we find simpler ways to experience nature, nurture, and nourishment. I welcome all who are willing to share in hospitality and possibly even a good squabble.

We are never truly alone, there are always realms of energy available to us for relationships in our communities. There are unseen energies that help manifest our dreams, call them conscious agents, conscience, angels or rascals the great news is that we get to choose which energy we participate with in a deliberate determined detailed destiny. I am learning to choose chances for change, participating and expanding in collective consciousness, while seeking the meandering mystic.

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Good fortune is defined where opportunity meets with preparedness.

I am a husband, papa, dad, son and brother who is willing to meet with anyone who would like to engage in the many aspects of kinship, colleagues, and community in sharing and bringing our stories to life.

One might characterize my journey as somewhat of a culture-naut, visiting, working and playing in nearly 40 countries. I am an avid reader, and a life long learner who loves and appreciates the interactions of growing and developing together. While I have an MSc degree in Engineering I believe education is the currency and accumulation of all our experiences that we initiate and strive through to thrive in.

I spent the majority of my career some 30 years in global automotive manufacturing leadership developing from an hourly assembler to an assembly plant manager. I have been at the table with many leaders around the world including the prime minister of Canada, the premier of Ontario, C-Suite CEOs, Governors and Union Presidents.

The majority of my volunteer activity spans over 10 years working with incarcerated woman and men which keeps me grounded as to the possibilities and potential of our human and spiritual experience.

Currently an adjunct professor, competent sailor, author, and all round seeker of firsthand experiences, recently embarking on a trifecta of adventures with a pilgrimage, hermitage and rite of passage. Walking 1800 kms across France and Spain, spending time alone off the grid with a tent and a kayak on the northwest coast of the Pacific Ocean and circumnavigating the planet by sea and sail.

Our prosperity is in the present moment that our passion intersects with our compassion. “Your who becomes your what, where, and when, your why, and how, intersect.”


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Author
Will Cowell
Illustrator
Lauren Hall-Bateman
Editor
Catherine Gates

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