The Forces of Nature
Spiritual truths found in nature
After living along the shores of Lake Superior, I have a deep respect for these lakes and their power. The clear, cold waters of that lake insisted on respect; the waves pound in the winds and a person would not last long in the chilly waters. I so loved that powerful lake, and continue to seek her mysteries that she whispers with each lap of her waves. Such raw nature is a spritual treasure and deep inner knowing comes with each encounter.
Now that we are back in Wisconsin, along the lake that I knew from birth, I feel this same reasonance. A different power, perhaps not as fierce, but more veiled. Lake Michigan entices water sports, beckons us to explore her territories. Yet she is fickle and will change in a heartbeat, and we must not forget this changeable nature as we tour.
I love the water; I love the sounds, smells, sensations of the shoreline. I love being out on the water, the unique vision of rugged terrain from the water. But only when I know I am prepared and with others of experience. I smile as I realize my surrender to a power much greater than I.