I’ve been watching the sunrise lately at different beaches. There’s just something about it, something about watching that big ball of fire break through the morning clouds, rise out of the sea to greet me, that just does something for my soul. I can’t explain it. I can’t even really describe it. I may have a whole thesaurus at my disposal, but in that moment, I’m speechless, without words, just full of feeling, full of life, full of appreciation. Medicine to my bones.
I’ll have to find my spot. I know it’s out there somewhere. Went to Indialantic, stopped by Starbucks and got me a warm Carmel Macchiato, and walked over to the beach to find myself surrounded by more than half-dozen of other people I assume arrived for the same reason. Except they wanted to socialize instead of be in the moment. It didn’t upset me my quiet was disrupted, but it did help me realize that’s exactly what I wanted… silence, solitude, an intimate moment with me and the world.
Nature soothes me. It always has. It was my beautiful sanctuary in my world of rage, of pain, of chaos. As a child, I often ran to the woods to get lost among the trees, trails, and let my imagination take me on an adventure somewhere far, far, away.
While the sun gets all the attention, I know that it’s not the only element that cleanses my soul. There’s the wind, the waves, the water, the sand, the smell of salt in the air, the cry of the birds overhead, etc. They all work together like a well-choregraphed symphony, each in tune, each have their individual parts to play. It’s a movement that never stops. It ebbs and flows, softens and builds, rises and falls, yet keeps going on and on and on and on. This is how our souls also move… continually, non-stop, without pause. Sometimes it’s in full motion like a hurricane, and other times a soft, gentle roll, yet its moving, it’s playing, it’s dancing, or it’s dying.
The sunrise heals my soul. My soul has taken a beating lately, and I can’t express the sunrise healing I’ve been receiving lately. Let it heal.
Today the clouds are thick and the wind is a little hard, and there’s a little chill in the air, but… let it rise. Let it rise.
Till next time,