People around here know it is not unusual to see me out walking – usually more than once a day. My afternoon walk up the hill to get the mail could be considered exercise but my morning walk is something very different.
The morning walk is about connecting to Mother Earth and Father God. I walk early enough that I am usually alone. I walk at a slow to moderate pace feeling the earth beneath my feet. I breathe deeply and experience the fresh lake air (unless leaves are being burned). If I am out at sunrise I pause to take in the beauty of the rising sun. My walk usually takes me down the road to the highway (seen in todays photo) where I stop and look out over the water. Then I walk back and up the hill where I follow the loop in the road. I also stop and enjoy the view of the water from the hill. Finally I walk down the hill to the water’s edge. Sometimes I stop here to sit on the bench and pray. The morning walk is about grounding, sending roots deep into the earth like a tree while also reaching upward to connect to the Divine.
We get so busy and our attention becomes so focused we often forget to take care of not only our bodies, but our minds and spirits as well. Do yourself a favor today and take a walk. Forget about power walking and getting your heart rate up. Drop the focus and intensity level down at least a few notches. Feel the earth beneath your feet, the sky above you and the air moving around you. Connect to our Mother and Father and just be.