The Voice in the Woods


Occasionally, Willard, The Bashful Country Boy, as he likes to call himself, drops by and relays an interesting tidbit about his own spiritual journey. I always find his stories interesting.

Written by:The Bashful Country Boy

In the summer of 1985,  I had the occasion to spend a family  weekend on a houseboat with someone who had become a really good friend.  We had spent much time talking and developed quite a relationship. We were both having marital problems and we spent time sharing ideas about how to make things work.

After a while, I began to wonder where this relationship was headed and thought about it much of the time. Neither of us wanted a divorce, so I assumed marriage was out of the question.

I had been on a spiritual journey for a while and meditated often, trying to find answers.

After our weekend on the houseboat, I was really beginning to wonder who she was, why she was having such an effect on me, and what this was all about.

It was then I went in the woods next to our house and began meditating on it, suddenly a loud booming voice proclaimed, “She is going to be your next wife.” wow.

What a profound revelation.

Although the marriage never came about, at that period of time it would have been something that could have transpired since we were both having marital problems and because we were getting along quite well.

Were we predestined to marry? I don’t know, we chose a different path and life has worked out well. 

Whatever path we chose, it is always the right path for us to learn what we need to learn in this lifetime.

We all have free will, because of it, we are all able to change the course of our lives regardless of what may be predetermined.It is our choice to choose our path and  live accordingly. 

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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