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.

39 thoughts on “V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #27: Intent

  1. Is this today’s prompt V.J.? I can’t read it yet because there are too many ads slowing the page, and I can’t see any date on the post? I will come back later.

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      1. I’ve had problems with a few other sites with ads that sit on top of posts and just won’t load the page. It probably is nothing to do with your site, most likely WordPress and the changes they are implementing.

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