Monday, December 23, 2013

Earth Travel Brings Light

   The Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurred 2 days and approximately 2 hours ago...Mountain time!  The energetic pulse is still palpable! 
   During a solstice, (winter/shortest day...summer/longest day) the Earth's  one of the most useful and important phenomenons in astronomy...dictating the seasons.  It is the moment the sun travels its shortest path through the sky providing the least sunlight.  The Earth's North Pole is tilted the farthest away from the sun denoting the onset of winter!
   Winter Solstice has meaning on a number of levels.  Most literally, it refers to the "birth of the sun"...both universally and personally.  Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice corresponding to the Christmas/New Year season, the concept of nurturing new beginnings is highlighted.  Spiritually, this event is a celebration of our spirit being transformed from inner darkness into light.  This allows our dark side to surface, be acknowledged and be healed. 
   To me, it is a time to be still and prepare for the thrill of newness in my life even if the details are obscure!!!  I take time to recognize all the personal moments of 'darkness' that I am so grateful for.  I express my appreciation for the transformative power of those moments by consciously creating Light all around me from a place of perpetual Light within me. 
   Though the actual 'solstice' occurred at 10:11 AM Mountain time two days ago, I assure you it was just the opening of a door to hundreds of thousands of opportunities that are forthcoming for each of us to celebrate the light of the sun and of ourselves!
If you choose to travel down the road to change or growth this New Year, please consider shining your own Light a little brighter! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

OOPS! I Couldn't Help It!!!

   Two of the visual wonders that I'll be focusing on when I get on the road are waterfalls and national parks.  Well, I had the opportunity last weekend to visit Carlsbad Caverns in southeastern NM with a friend.  Now, officially, it is Carlsbad National Park!!!  So, I'm wondering if I "cheated" by going there without an RV...without actually having begun my adventure?  Hmmmm?  Enough pondering...I VOTE NO!!!  LOL
   My experience just before entering the caverns, I believe, contributed to preparing me for my adventure.  When I realized the caverns' path of 'switchbacks' lead to over 750' beneath the earth's otherwise minor claustrophobic tendency suddenly became MAJOR!  My throat thickened, my stomach tightened, and my knees weakened!
   It took me a few minutes to get myself together.  I realized this was a chance to face my fears head-on and not allow them to prevent me from seeing something incredible...the 2nd largest cavern in the whole world!!!
   Three hours later, I resurfaced from an unimaginable and spectacular world.  And I'm so grateful that I can say that I am a step closer to being ready to journey into the unknown!  I have included a few images for you to enjoy.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Speaking of travel....

     WOW!  I just saw the most beautiful "something" soar across the sky as I was coming home from the grocery store!  Was it a comet?  A meteor? A shooting star? It was nothing short of spectacular!  It lasted quite awhile.  As soon as it disappeared on the far side of the mountain, I looked at my was 9:11PM. 
     Thank goodness I was able to stop the car right where the "sky traveler" caught my attention!  Had I been on the main road, it could have been a problem!  I've never seen anything quite so magnificent.  At moments like this, gratitude for my senses and being in the right place at the right time also soars!