365 Days in Aspen

May the Forest Be With You


When my friends came to visit a few weeks ago, one of them mentioned that he heard (or felt) a "hum" in Aspen. Some kind of vibration. 


A week or so later I went to an IONS meeting here. IONS is the Institute for Noetic Science.  Here's the "Who We Are" message from the IONS website:

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential.

The leader of the group posed the question, "Why is it there are so many aware, enlightened people in the Valley?" 

A few minutes later someone was talking about the energy emitted by metals. I raised my hand and said, "Perhaps the fact that Aspen used to be a silver mining town affects the energy."  

Or it could just be the beauty. The intelligence. The environmental consciousness. The weather. The clean air. The number and variety of charitable causes. The… fill-in-the-blank. 

And because I just couldn't resist…