Imagine my surprise when I tried to photograph a flying pelican, and later realized a shark had photobombed the shot! You have to look real close (zoom in) – the pelican is to the left of center…and the shark is to the left of that above the break line in surf. See, I knew there were sharks of there…The chances of my dream of ocean swimming are getting smaller…and smaller…
I was so excited to get up to see the sunrise today. A fellow blogger (who has an amazing site, Debi Bradford Photography…at…debibradford,)and I, decided to compare the sunrise today. (please understand she is a “real photographer” while I shot my photos with my cellphone…you get the picture…haha)
Debi urged me to spend time with the sunrise. She said, “I highly recommend witnessing a sunrise as often as possible. There’s just something about it – the solitude, the miracle – what it does to your soul is incredible.” Turns out she is correct. I feel energized and excited to walk in this day with a renewed spirit. It did touch my soul and I am very grateful.
Debi said we’d be Sisters in Sunrises! I like the way that sounds. I like the way I feel. I will forgive myself for the countless sunrises I have missed…I live a block away from seeing this every morning! I have learned to accept that everything happens when…and the way it is supposed to. So, as with many other hardships or beautiful things missed, I will not have regrets. This is the time I am supposed to explore this.
Thank you Debi! I am so happy I did this. I have set my intentions for this beautiful day and I live in the place of love. For those of you who can personally witness a sunrise, I too, urge you to do it. You will not be disappointed. And for those who are not able to be there in person, I truly hope that the energy I experienced is living in these photos and that you receive a piece of this time. Namaste
I have this feeling again. The feeling that I am supposed to be doing something. It feels like my soul is calling to me but can’t quite reach me. It is impatient and frustrated because for some reason I am not able to connect – not able to hear or see or feel what it is I should be doing.
I am happy that I have this feeling because for many years I didn’t feel anything – well, anything except physical pain. But I have stripped the layers of that pain away and it leaves the longing of my soul to be felt.
I feel it in a restless way that makes me want to be angry at myself for not being able to access it. It would be so easy to become angry and impatient because they are the old habits that are ingrained…the habits I work very hard to extinguish.
But I decide instead to sit quietly with my heart open. I decide to be grateful for all the wonderful things in my life. I decide that I AM doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Look at how many beautifully spirit led words come to me that I am able to share on my blog. “My blog” was inconceivable to me even a few short months ago.
I decide that I am so grateful for the world this has opened for me – the wonderful spirits I have met who continue to inspire me on a daily basis. You, sweet people who humble me with your comments of love and support.
And then it dawns on me…my soul feels happier with this pen in my hand putting words on a paper. Is it possible that writing quenches the thirst of my soul, the longing in my heart? Is this what I must do to fulfill my contract with the universe, to answer my calling from God?
I’m not sure. But for now it has quieted the longing hunger. For now I feel satiated. For now I know the words in my heart have come out and there is a release.