Message from the Ocean

Last night I returned home from an amazing trip to Mexico. With friends, family and fun abound, making time for solitude can be a bit of a challenge, but I never go to the ocean without stealing some time alone to connect with myself and Mother Nature.

Under the auspice of a run, I set out on a little adventure. It started with an apology to the ocean for the recent oil spill and an acknowledgment of its power to regenerate and heal. I felt the ocean say that the oil spill is causing us to open our eyes and give it our attention, which is exactly what this life-sustaining body of water needs. I then asked what I can do to help.

In addition to sending healing energy through loving attention, I was silently encouraged to continue doing my part on little things that help the planet, such as recycling and conscious consumption.

Giving the ocean a Namaste and a blessing, my attention shifted to myself and my run. At one point I got the idea to collect some shells for a project, but wasn’t sure how to bring them home without getting sand all over my clothes. The weather was so beautiful that I felt like I could run forever, but eventually I turned around and headed back toward my clan.

On my way back I spotted a plastic bag and cup in the water. I looked at it sadly, and then remembering my conversation with the ocean, decided to pick it up and throw it away – thinking that if we all do a little maybe it will add up to a lot.

As I picked up this piece of trash I realized that the cup would be perfect for my shells, then it dawned on me that the bag would keep the sand from getting on my clothes! I began to smile as I felt the ocean say “Thank you for thinking of me…enjoy your shells.”

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  1. Normally people don’t slow down long enough to hear a powerful revelation in the undercurrent of nature. That is awesome that you have witnessed such beauty. You are bringing awareness to something that needs to be recognized. Thank you for that.

    What I am taking away from your words is that we need to respect all living things. With this respect comes acceptance, that we are all in this together. With the acceptance comes appreciation. With appreciation comes love. With love comes harmony, which is the healthy balance among all living things that we strive for.

    Comment by anonymous — June 16, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feedback. I too, don’t slow down often enough to commune with nature, but when I do, it is very nourishing.

    Blessings!
    Kim

    Comment by The Energy Coach — June 17, 2010 @ 12:00 am

  3. beautiful 🙂

    Comment by Gabi — June 18, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

  4. What I am taking away from your words is that we need to respect all living things. With this respect comes acceptance, that we are all in this together. With the acceptance comes appreciation. With appreciation comes love. With love comes harmony, which is the healthy balance among all living things that we strive for.
    +1

    Comment by Jonie — July 8, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

  5. Thank you Jonie – well said:)

    Comment by kkingsley — July 8, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

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