Petroglyph Trail … Visions of Mother Earth … by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally published on 16 July 2014

  • Video by Alice
  • Summary of the Video
    • Petroglyph Trail Described
    • Conclusion of the Story about a Trip to Yellowstone Park in My Early Adulthood
      • The Yellowstone Park Vigil: Part 2
      • The First Vision: Earth as a Moving Picture Show
      • Vision of Earth’s Guardians
    • Petroglyph Trail Scenes
    • Om Song
  • Petroglyph Trail Photos

Dear Ones,

Here’s a video about a vision of our beautiful Mother Earth that I had at a turning point in my young life…. That vision of the nature of reality, and of the spirit guardians of Earth, has guided my steps ever since.

Also discussed: the nature of reality. Pure spirit.  And views of Petroglyph Trail in Mesa Verde National Park. Chanting Om. There’s a Summary after the video; text not in the video is in blue font …



Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

Petroglyph Trail Described

I’m just finishing up what’s known as Petroglyph Trail here in Mesa Verde today, and it was a bit daunting in places, actually. And I got some pictures … I’ll include them at the end of this little story.

The trail runs along a couple of hundred feet beneath the top of the rocks, where the Anasazi kept their cliff dwellings. There’s one small cliff dwelling along the route, and then there are the petroglyphs.

Conclusion of the Story about a Trip to Yellowstone Park in My Early Adulthood

I thought I’d conclude the story about the trip to Yellowstone, after the turning point that I started to talk about in the recent Mesa Verde camping video. (See “Camping with the Nature Spirits … Supermoon,” by Alice, ) The end of the story is kind of simple:

The Yellowstone Park Vigil: Part 2. The night after I got to Yellowstone, and tested my nerves by camping out in the wilderness and being wide awake all night long … it was kind of like a vigil, but I was unhurt with the morning light, as I mentioned in the last video.

So that day I thought I’d go for a hike and meditate. So I went off, some place where other people didn’t go. And I sat down, with a view of a little mountain meadow and the mountains in the background, and the beautiful blue sky with the white clouds. And I sat down and meditated all day long … because, after all, this was a turning point in my life:

  • I had just gone though a divorce that changed my last name from my married name Mason, back to my maiden name Clagett. I had then set my sights on a potential boyfriend who had turned out to be in love with another woman, so that prospect had vanished.
  • I had just been given notice that I was about to lose my job as a researcher with Joint Publication Research Services, which was part of the CIA and funded through the Department of Commerce. The San Francisco office was closing, so I was about to be unemployed. I remember my boss was very supportive at that time, and later gave me a very nice letter of recommendation, that helped during job search; so there was that.
  • On the other hand, though, I had just heard from my mom that my dad had terminal cancer, and this was a terrible shock.

The First Vision: Earth as a Moving Picture Show. And I had a vision that day. You know, visions are the kind of thing where they can have a tremendous effect. In this case, I was in my twenties, and it had an effect on me for the rest of my life.

And yet,, when you try to explain them, it’s really kind of hard to get that kind of significance into words. So I’m going to try:

I was sitting with a view of the beautiful mountain scene. And after I sat for a while, it seemed to me that what I saw was no longer three dimensional. It was more like a painting … a beautiful painting made of light. For me, it had no substance to it. It was a beautiful scroll of light: flat, beautiful.

And I was admiring that. After a while, I looked up at the clouds, and the clouds were moving across the sky. It was getting on towards perhaps blowing up to a storm. And it was a beautiful vision of clouds going past, faster and faster.

Vision of Earth’s Guardians. And then I had a deeper vision, where I wasn’t even on Earth. I was suddenly someplace where I could see the entire Earth before me. Out in outer space, right? And while I was watching Earth, I sensed the presence, around her perimeter, of beautiful, wise, ancient, guardian spirits. Their job was to take care of Earth, and to make sure that we were all on the right course. I couldn’t even describe these spirits: They were so deep, so profound; and it was so touching to me to know that Earth and all of us are guided and guarded by beings so magnificent. So wise. By our lights, eternal. It was great!

Ever since that day, I’ve had a different view of my life, and of what Earth really is. I stopped thinking of myself; and of Earth, and sky, and all that’s here as a purely physical thing. And I started regarding me, and all the beauty around me, as pure Spirit guided by Spirit.

So it was quite a turning point in my life. I’ve never forgotten it. To this day, I’m deeply grateful that I was granted that vision.

That’s all for now. See you! Take care!

Petroglyph Trail Scenes

[Near the end of the video, there are scenes from the Petroglyph Trail and photos of the petroglyphs.]

Om Song

Here is an Om chant from the end of the video:


In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars


Image by Alice B. Clagett, 2014


Image by Alice B. Clagett, 2014


Image by Alice B. Clagett, 2014


Image by Alice B. Clagett, 2014


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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars


Except where otherwise noted, “I Am of the Stars: Awakening with Planet Earth” by Alice B. Clagett is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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