Archive for July, 2009

The quest!

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Where did it go
What did I do
Why can’t I find
What I want to?

It was just there
A while ago
But where it is now
I just don’t know.

Did I put it away
In a safe place
And now it’s safe
But completely misplaced?

Or was it thrown
Somewhere in haste
And now to find it
Much time I’ll waste?

I’d have more time
To laugh and play
If I was in the moment
When I put it away!

A day on the river and a blockage!

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Last weekend we went to one of my favorite places. Rich and I regularly go kayaking on the St. Croix river. We get on the river at Sunrise Landing and then kayak all day down to the Wild River State Park. It’s pretty much an all day trip since we stop on islands and travel little streams if they are open.

We were at the mouth of an adjoining river when we grounded our kayaks and had to walk. The river is low because it’s been dry this summer so far. The adjoining river was pouring cold water into the St. Croix. Since the water is low there was a backflow of water so new sand was quickly being accumulating in the waters new path.

The first time I sank into the ‘quicksand’ I went down to my calf and quickly got out and continued walking. The second time I sank to my upper thigh. You see, the water lays down the sand so quickly that it isn’t packed so the water and sand are in sort of a suspension. What appears to be solid sand is like a slurry of sand and water and is not solid at all. It’s always a surprise!

I couldn’t get myself out right away since I couldn’t push very easily on the surrounding sand. I needed Rich to hold my kayak and I had to wait until he carefully walked near me, without sinking too much. When I tried to get out I found that the sand had a solid hold on my leg. I pulled and pulled and it took quite a lot to get it out. I realized that the longer I stayed in position the harder the sand packed around my leg.

This reminded me of energy blockages. The energy gets out of balance and is much like the sand and water slurry, you may suddenly sink and get stuck. The longer you stay stuck, the stronger the blockage becomes packed around you and the more effort it may take to pull yourself out of it. If you can get up and out right away it’s pretty easy to just move on. Of course, you can always break up the blockage but it’s easiest not to stay stuck too long!

Rain one of our greatest blessings

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

We had a beautiful rain on Tuesday. Sometimes we forget how wonderful rain is. Imagine! 8 tenths of an inch all over! Not like putting out a sprinkler and maybe getting close to an inch in a given area, rain covers everything! The lake nearby looks like it took a bath. It had been covered with weeds on the top, obscuring the fact that it is indeed water but now it looks like a liquid lake again. Today everything is vibrant green just because it rained.


The flowers are happy.


The garden is happy.

And I feel like I can take a deep breath and just enjoy this fresh air.