I have always been a beach girl. Growing up, we went to the beach daily and honestly, I love the beach no matter the season nor the weather. There is something magical about the power of the sea which calms my tender soul and I am ever grateful for her.
Perhaps being a Pisces, it’s innate in me, that love of the sea. Two fish swimming is the sign for Pisces which is the last of the astrological signs in the zodiac. Creativity and passion for writing have always been dear to me, for as you know, I love to connect through writing (hence the blog!).
Summer is upon us, with the start of Memorial Day weekend here in the States. My beloved beach will be overcrowded now with tourists and beach goers and gone will be the gentle solitude which has soothed my soul frequently.
I am reminded of the quieter times that I enjoyed my solitude at the beach. Sky and sea met on the horizon seamlessly, blue on blue. The warm sand beneath my toes beckoning me as the sun warmed my soul. Scattered shells and bits of sea glass treasures polka dot the sand. The gentle sound of waves lapping the shoreline like a lullaby just for me. When I was immersed in the sea, she rocked me, enveloped me, like a mother with a toddler at bedtime. Gulls flew overhead, calling to friends. Pipers scampered at the edge where the sand and the water met, tiptoeing quickly in the surf. At night, the moon reflected on the dark, mysterious water full of unseen animals who swam quietly by. Still the waves’ melodious song called to me and I answered, my heart full of peace.
There is so much peace and love at the beach when we commune with her. Do you feel the same way? Does the sea beckon to you too?
It’s Friday! The weekend begins ~ just a quick note to send joy your way! Take some time today to be kind to yourself and to enjoy the wonder of Mother Nature’s gifts. Eat strawberries, jump in a lake or swim in the ocean, listen to the cicadas in the coolness of the evening, walk barefoot in the grass, on the beach, wherever you are! Face the sun and let the shadows of worry fall behind you.
Be safe. Be kind. Be for just a little while. Stillness renews our souls and helps us to reconnect soul and body. Happy Summer to YOU!
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea.” ~ e.e. cummings
I’m a gal who loves the beach and the sea, having grown up with its beauty nearby. In fact, I would say that I could never be too far away from the ocean with its magnificence as it is so calming to my soul. It is the sea, in all her moods, that beckons to my soul so this quote above by e.e. cummings rings so clearly to me.
Do you find the sea a place of tranquility for your soul? Or do the mountains beckon to you? Perhaps the plains in all their glory call to you? Or is it the city lights which spark your beautiful soul? Or does simply being outside, surrounded by nature help you to connect with yourself and your inner power? Or are you blessed to be able to connect whenever and wherever you wish?
Whatever place it is that you find yourself, my wish for you today is that you go there (even if it is only in your mind) and spend a few precious moments with yourself. Fortify your soul with the food of a loving embrace for all that you are ~ for you are special. Your soul shines and I know that because I can see you twinkling from here!
I would love to hear where you find yourself. Please share!