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July is ending. The days, hot and steamy are melting away. Between trips to the country we've managed to also go to the beach. Sitting one day by the lake, the next by the ocean has rekindled and strengthened my connection with Nature and this Earth I love so much. I've been quiet. Sometimes feelings are such that just "breathing" is enough.
It's so easy to get lost in the rush of getting things done, to fill the calendars with social events, to tackle the "must do" but this Summer I have changed. Perhaps the incredible heat has helped to slow me down, to adjust my pace to a lower speed. Just like in the dead of Winter, we have been forced indoors and I've had time to stand by my window to just "look and feel." Sometimes we need a greater force to keep us in check, to exert a breaking power, to stop us in our tracks. Nature can certainly do that. I believe it's all part of Her plan.
And so, this morning for a while, I am listening to absolute silence. I am letting my soul tell me things I've long forgotten. My soul and I are getting re-acquainted...