I shot this original video of bighorn sheep in the Badlands during May 2022 while I was drifting around in my van, hunting for a new place to call home. I ended up buying a ranch only 2 hours away! I have been visiting and having magical experiences in the Badlands since I was 19 years old. I know the park, the land, and the wildlife quite well. It was in the Badlands that I had the most potent and daunting spiritual encounter I’ve ever had. And no, I was not on drugs. In fact, it occured on the last day of a 10 day retreat where I fasted and upheld rigorous yogic disciplines. I have so many stories I can tell about the Badlands. I have so many stories, period. I’m currently going through recent nature vids I shot, and will be posting more videos soon! In fact, I should be blogging more regularly again now that the season is over and I’m done building and fixing up my ranch. Now it’s time to hunker down, hide from the cold, and CREATE! I’m feeling much more balanced and better about life lately. Wyoming is really working out for me. My soul needed this and I’m very grateful to be here humbly homesteading on the prairie. Ain’t no trouble out here, just silence and beauty.
Published by mateomonk
I am a musican, poet, mystic, and nature lover who fled the east coast in 2020 to a ranch in Sundance Wyoming. I basically walked away from everything to live the life I want to live, cherishing the natural world, living close to Nature, diving deep into my soul, and expressing the journey through art and music. I will make my stand in God's country as the world turns to hell around me. The way out, is in. View more posts