Sunday, June 1, 2008

Spiritual Rhythm

The seashore beckons me on as the waves pull back and forth.  The rhythm of the ocean seems to allow my heart to beat more steadily.  More naturally.  More in sync with what is the present moment.  My breathing takes on a healthier pace.  Slower, more in tune with the rolling of the waves...In and then out, in and then out.  

My family has gone home and I will be spending an extra night alone, with my loyal, loving companion, Becca, our wonderful nine year old dog.  I love my husband and our four angels with all of my heart, but I sometimes need to be alone, with myself.  I need to pay attention to the circadian rhythms of my own soul and that is difficult to do when I am so in tune with those who I am innately connected with.

Sometimes, we need to take some time to reconnect with ourselves.

My wish for you, is that you take the time which you need to readjust your own rhythms.  Make some time to reconnect with your soul's own voice, so that you can hear the sound of your breathing reach sync with whatever beckons your spirit.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

The ocean always calms me. John's family lives right on the beach and I've turned to the sound of the surf many times to find peace.

The first time I truly remember believing in it's healing powers was a few days after giving birth to CJ (at 19 years old) and taking him to see John's family. I can clearly still hear the ocean lapping rythmically in the background as I gazed in wonder and fear at this little life that came from me. I had no idea how I would be his parent but I remember thinking I can.

Years later, watching him run through the surf, still brings me an overwhelming sense of awe. Knowing that he is now in Florida so close to the shore, brings me comfort.


Ness said...

I didn't appreciate the 14 years I was 2 hours from Virginia Beach until I moved to the midwest...isn't that how it always is? However, Michael grew up in Virginia and considers it home and will be moving back there next year so I will come to treasure the visits with him and reunite with my Atlantic Ocean. I have seen the Pacific and in my opinion the Pacific is prettier but there's something about an ocean wave that only requires hearing it and the beauty is insignificant. For now I listen to the waves on my sound machine and remember the past and look forward to reconnecting with the real deal some day. I could sit for hours at the edge of the ocean before the sun comes up and after the heat of day has left right before sunset. True peace. Thanks for the pic, Deb. I have it in my memory bouquet.

Coffee Bean said...

Beautiful. I so miss the ocean.

NeereAnDear said...

OH I so totally agree with you... its so important to find that inner self and give it the peace it needs... I find it most difficult to do at times

Good for you... just because you need that does not mean you love your family less



Laura ~Peach~ said...

I vote for time at the beach... to sit and watch the sun come hear the gulls (and feed them) and to walk the shore line and just feel the sand between the toes... YES sounds WONDERFUL and I don't go there enough.

tj said...

...Hello Debra, I'm so glad to hear that you have a wonderful place to find peace within yourself and at least get a little time alone. Every soul needs that... And girl, you are so pretty! What a wonderful photo of you walkin' along the beach... :o)

...That is somewhere I have never been is to the ocean... I can't even imagine the sounds that one hears as you're walking along the beach - it must be amazing!

...Thank you for the kind comment at my place. I've been busy painting and gardening and spring cleaning - it amazes me how much two people can accumulate in so little time! lol... And we're thinking of selling our homestead so we're doing some things with that in mind too. Again, thank you Debra - you are such a dear person and I am so happy that I have met you!

...I hope you are feeling well and doing fine. Blessings to you girl and your family... :o)

Coffee Bean said...

Hey Deb! I'm trying to get the word out about something and have a little contest going on my blog. Come check it out!

Alison said...

what a beautiful picture Deb, you look at peace with yourself, what a gift!! The ocean is a salve to your soul, as it is with mine! I miss you too, call me when you get home!!

BTW...I have a little something for you at my site.

Anonymous said...

I love that picture. That's where I wish I was right now. I need that kinda serenity in my life.

You have a wonderful day! :)

mermaid musings said...

well, you know where i live and yes there is nothing better to heal and calm me than the ocean.
and yes for time to ourselves, and yay for self nurture and self love.
Thank you for your lovely wish and yes i can wait to get home and walk and smell the ocean.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Dear BFF, you know, I have NEVER stayed at the beach alone? Anywhere other than my own home, alone? I'm pathetic! Really, in the past, I never felt the need, but lately I have been so drawn to that idea.

All the chaos of life swirls around and I think of escaping to complete solitude! I definitely intend to try it at some point. I'd love to spend several days completely alone at the beach!! I think we do not get enough complete solitude in our life. It is not enough to just seek an hour or two, we need longer periods to withdraw from the noise of life.

Guess what? It is FINALLY MOVE IN time at the beach house! This weekend the furniture can start being put back! Nick of time too, since the wedding reception will be at the beach in two months.

Enjoy your time alone...

much love.


Grammie Hoffman in WA said...

Dear Deb Dub,

I am touching bases and reconnecting! I miss the rythum of the surf. Sometimes I lay in the wheat fields on a windy day and pretend! Love to be alone sometimes too. Hugs my friend...

Irene Latham said...

Yes, I had this experience this weekend in Mississippi! We stayed in cabins next to a lake... so quiet and peaceful. And me alone! I didn't get lonely till the second night... seems I get my fill of "me-time" pretty quickly. Then I am wanting the people I love best to be near. But I think it is really good to have that feeling of missing them. You know?

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