Blaze a new Trail


Listening to the Stone

Recently I ran across this deer on the Palisade Rim Trail above Palisade, Colorado. I love looking for petroglyphs. I want to know more about the people, the time, and the meanings. Who made these etchings into the rock? How have they managed to be here hundreds of years later? What did they mean back then and do they have a meaning now?

Have you ever seen a petroglyph and wondered what it meant? Petroglyphs are ancient images that have been carved or painted onto rocks. They can be found all over the world, and each one has its own story to tell.

Some petroglyphs are simple designs, while others are complex scenes that tell a whole story. Many of them are believed to be full of meaning and symbolism. Some believe they are rock art.

Petroglyphs can be found all over the world, and they often have deep cultural meanings. They can also be records of historical events, while others are thought to be expressions of religious or spiritual beliefs. Whatever their meaning, petroglyphs are a fascinating glimpse into the past.

As I sat by the stones with the deer and other carvings, maybe in a light meditation, I asked the deer or elk if it had a message. What meaning did it have? Now, I don’t know what it may have been depicting all those years ago, but hiking back to the car, I received the distinct impression that the message from this petroglyph was to PLAY. PLAY more, enjoy more. Frolick.

My message to you, passed on here, is How can you incorporate play into your life? Where do you need to relax some and enjoy your time? What are things you use to do as a child to PLAY that you could bring back? Coloring, running through the sprinklers, frosting cupcakes. The list is ended less.

So go and PLAY. Go have FUN. Enjoy.

I give my thanks to the deer or elk for the message. Gotta run. I have some fun to take care of.

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