Life.... I’m not getting my life right Nature.... She will keep destroying you until you see what you’ve done The Way Back Trail.... The Way Back Trail is more Relaxed and refined There’s a calmness to it A way of knowing The steps slow The air breathed A smile I’m not trying to get anywhere I’ve been A broken tree.... There She is again Within Her a touchstone Circles of life that tell Her Story Unburdened now by life, A relic of her life For me to wonder about To receive a lesson Back to the Way Back Trail.... The Way Back Trail is a gift I hope all receive It tells you more about those layers, those circles within So many circles They accumulate It’s important to sit and rest along this trail And listen, feel, understand And say thank you And ask: What do I need for my soul? What does my deepest nature want? ~Nikki, The Soul Reporter
Tag Archives: Lake Superior
Rock Water Self
Outside the lake home window I watch the water meet the rock. The water swirls around it. It sweeps on top of it. At times, it crashes right into it and whatever the water does, the rock remains strong, still, stable, unmoved. There’s a lesson here, I think. Can I be like that rock when the waves come crashing in? Can I be like the water, swirling around the rock? Can I ebb and flow and also remain steady and secure? Can I be both the rock and the water?
What if the water resisted the rock? Would the water flow? What if the rock resisted the water? Would the rock be shaped? Resistance of any kind would halt the movement and freedom of the water and would cease to shape and mold the rock. How stagnant do I become in my resistance? How do I miss the caress of the water? If the water does not crash upon me how will I be changed? How will I grow?
As I watch the dance between rock and water, non-resistance becomes the goal.
Purifying Misogyny on the Waters of Lake Superior
This week, on the shoreline of Lake Superior I noticed two young women, a young man and a dog. One of the women threw a large stick in the water. The dog went to go get it. The man took … Continue reading