Emily's June Inspiration "Wade in Your Ocean"
On a beach, in Key West where the Atlantic meets the Gulf, I picked a stone for my latest inspiration. There was an immediate shift the moment we landed to a warm mist falling from the sky during a light afternoon rain. I had forgotten it possible living over seven thousand feet high in dry, desert most days. We rented bikes, pedaled like maniacs as fast as we could to bow down and give thanks to the great mother ocean. To the rolling sound of her waves, shimmers of light reflecting off her... Days at the beach, was the greatest gift I gave myself on break from leading yoga training, deep study.
And I've always connected with water, felt free and relaxed by the way it holds me, embraces. I swam way far out one day and waded, watched the tiny dots of people on the shore. I was out of breath, but laughing on how I'd find the strength to make it back, because honestly, in that moment - I didn't care... I felt so whole, so at one with a larger force that nothing mattered but that moment of wading.
I'm blown away by the reward of travel, of setting up a retreat for yourself that can allow you to resource the energy spent most days on worry - rushing here, going there... So much of life's drama placed right into perspective in the presence of large bodies of water, where our part in the greater whole, is crystal clear. May you wade in your own ocean this summer, your own larger perspective – in the space between your in breath and out breath – may you experience...