When I was little, just a young boy, I lived in the mountains and I remember loving monkeys, gorillas and apes…
I collected stuffed animal apes and did reports on chimpanzees, orangutans, guerrillas and other monkeys..
When I was little I used to be a little bit more of a artist and I used to draw, sketch, color and paint pictures of monkeys and apes.
I wanted to be like Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey and go live in the African jungle with the gorillas…
My favorite movie was Gorillas In The Mist.
My mother had a big piece of land for my siblings and I that we lived on and I remember I used to go out to the woods and climb trees, run around on all fours pretending I was a silverback gorilla stopping in mid run to beat and pound on my chest as I screamed and yelled like I was the king of the jungle.
At one point I collected branches big and small, some with leaves and some without and I brought them up to my room in the three-story house we lived in and I created a jungle in my room. Then I took all of the stuffed animal monkeys, gorillas and apes and toys of the like that I had and I hung them from the branches and mini little trees that were now my jungle bedroom.
Now many years later and much older I still would like to travel to Africa and going to the jungle to see the wild gorillas one day.
Wondering what your dreams was as a kid, what did you wish to do when you were little?
Did you create any type of jungle in your room?
The mountains that I grew up in when I was a child was the Santa Cruz mountains of northern California. Now most of my family lives in Sonoma County California and I live now with my own family in Peoria Illinois.
25 to 30 years later I still have a deep connection with gorillas and I resonate with them as a spirit animal of mine. I use their energy as a spirit guide when I travel on energetic journeys through my own personal growth work and spiritual development.