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