V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #27: Intent

Last year, when we travelled, I was so sick that all I could think about was survival.  Over and over again I told my husband that I could not guarantee my participation in much, hoping he would not be disappointed.  

The experience blew me away.  It also renewed my energy and promoted healing. 

This year, I travel with the knowledge of how powerful this adventure can be, and I want to navigate it with more mindful intent.  While healing is still (and always) a goal, I recognize in our travels the opportunity to reconnect with something much larger – a part of me that I set aside years ago.

Back in Salem, Illinois, at the first rest stop marking our transition from winter to warmth, I walked amongst nature’s beauty and remembered a chant/song I once practiced:

Mother I feel you under my feet,
Mother I hear your heartbeat,
Mother I see you when the eagle flies,
Mother please take me higher.  *

To connect with something greater than myself, to know Spirit through nature, to be at peace.  This is the intent I set for myself this week – a beginning.

Be mindful this week of the intent behind your actions and interactions.  I wish you all a great week, and look forward to your responses.

To Participate:

  1.  Create a post(s) on your own blog, or failing that, leave a comment below.
  2. Tag your post VJWC
  3. Create a pingback or leave a link in the comments.
  4. Mingle with our incredibly creative community.

(*Source unknown.  I learned this from one of my mentors, Emmagene.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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