So I honored myself after yesterday’s post (and card sending) with a stroll on the local beach. Here is where my heart feels most at home, amidst the soothing ocean sounds of waves quietly lapping against the sand. All was quiet, so early did I rise, that there were few people there and I was able to enjoy the gift of the moment alone, untethered by others around me. It was magnificent, healing and powerful.
The sun basking in the sky, brightening everything in her path, I sat by the seashore, fingers and toes wiggling in the sand. Like a child, I allowed the my hand to mimic the sands through an hourglass, funneling streams of sand to the beach from my outstretched hand. Many years have passed since I have played in the sand and it was here that I was able to allow myself some healing time in which to breathe in the ocean air, fill my lungs and my heart with the Presents of Presence.
I watched the local surfers as they relaxed on their boards, waiting for the perfect wave to ride to shore. It was picture perfect. In fact, I took the photo above along with many more as I didn’t want to forget a moment of the experience. I love how you can just see the rays emerging from the sun. I have not done anything to the photo except to add the words at the bottom.
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
~ John Muir
Do you feel grounded? Do you feel a kinship with the Earth? Do you ever open your arms to the wide beautiful planet we live on and look up to the skies at the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets which surround us and embrace the experience of this life around you?
Today, for a few moments, I’d like you to try. Take a moment, plant your feet on the earth, open your arms wide and look up, left, right, down and all around you. Turn yourself around, only one spin is necessary as you allow yourself to really see the world around you, feel the air, the ground and the beauty which surrounds you. Breathe in the air. Notice the sky’s colors. Feel the pull of the earth and allow yourself to feel grounded in Mother Nature’s beauty pageant.
Feel the healing strength which comes from the experience. Allow yourself the spiritual high which emanates from your soul as you commune with nature today. You may have to indulge yourself a few times in order to embrace a glimpse of the healing possibilities which are yours to take as needed. Spiritual love, nature and healing are all here for you. You only need to notice and to embrace the beauty which we sometimes take for granted.
May you experience the healing power of nature today and always.