Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Forces of Nature

The Forces of Nature

Spiritual truths found in nature

Forces of natureThere has been a lot of news coverage this week of the kayak rescue here in our beautiful Door County WI.  Lake Michigan is a force unto herself, and one I watch closely.

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.

Home, at last

Home, at last

Deep roots for my soul

We’ve been living in our new home for over three weeks now, and it continues to delight us!  It is amazing what feeling settled does for my soul, for my feeling of permanence.  We rented for the first year and a half here in Door County while our previous home was on the market.  Renting was fine, a really nice place.  But I need a house to call my own, a home that I can put my roots deep into.  And here we are and loving every minute of it!  Once again to make our home our life, caring for it, enjoying it, and filling it with our own creative style.

With this long holiday weekend ahead, while most of America will be at parades and picnics,  you can find me unpacking the last of our boxes.  Happily.  And ready to kick back and celebrate our wonderful life.