Sentinels of Peace

Forest Sanctuary Source: discovertheforest.org

Forest Sanctuary
Source: discovertheforest.org

#weekendcoffeeshare 6/18/16

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you how much I have been feeling the need to get out among a forest of trees. Nature and wilderness have been calling to me for sometime now.

When I visited my daughter in Colorado last year, we went up to Lookout Mountain. What I really liked most about it was sitting under the trees while eating our lunch. It felt so welcoming and comforting. I could have sat there for hours and just listen to the breeze in the branches.

It was like a homecoming and having the love of family all around you. With all of the branches overhead and the tree trunks all around, I felt safe and protected. I had found sanctuary and tranquility. When it was time to go, my spirit protested, reluctant to leave a place of such beauty, serenity, and unconditional love.

Now the forest land beckons me once again. My heart yearns for reunion with my stalwart sentinels of peace.

You might like to see the following related article:

Nature: A More Expansive Spirituality

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5 comments on “Sentinels of Peace

  1. Spending time amongst nature is very grounding and relaxing.

  2. There many place were you feel peace and serinty. I remember sunrise as the new day starts.

  3. Rowena says:

    I could really relate to your intimacy and spiritual connection with nature. We live right near the beach and I have that connection with the ocean. I posted some photos of my beach walk where I zoomed in on the waves and it was just stunning.
    Hope you have a great week ahead.
    xx Rowena

    • Thanks Rowena. Yes, I too have a connection with the ocean being the son of a seafarer but it’s effect on me is primarily one of relaxation and an appreciation of the infinite. Whereas, the forest gives a vibe of love, teaming life, and energy.

      • Rowena says:

        Blair, I relate to your response to the sea…much the same for me. I haven’t had much experience of being in the forest. I live in Australia and we have the bush here but my mobility isn’t great so I’m a bit restricted. There are a few places I can go and I do love it but probably connect more to the sea.

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