Sunday, February 09, 2014

Good Morning, Sunshine.

So I woke up this morning, and the first tendrils of daylight were creeping across the inky sky. I could've stayed in my oceanfront room and watched the return of the light, but it just isn't the same as being actually on the beach. So I dragged my butt out of my warm bed (it was a rough, restless night) and down to the sand in the 30 degree weather. I bundled and climbed up to perch on the lifeguard tower (technically not allowed. Oopsie). And the sunrise did not disappoint.

I am now back at the local coffee chain (can we get some of these where I work, please?) trying to do a bit more journaling and drinking too much coffee (but it's so GOOD). They even have a gluten-free breakfast sandwich. How cool is that? It's been a good weekend. I did a lot of writing and shot a bunch of pictures and actually did gain some insights this weekend, I think. Yesterday I walked the beach shooting and then wandered down the boardwalk and the little shops by my hotel. I wandered into this shop that looked like the usual jewelry and beachside tchotchkies but also turned out to be full of new age-y things. There I found this ring, as well as a delightful indulgence of my woo-woo side.

The ring is Labradorite, which is supposed to be good for insight and offer protection.The owner also gave me some intuitive advice on a conflict in my life of late. I've been trying to get more in touch with my less concrete, more spiritual side lately. I had a tarot reading a couple of weeks ago, which didn't tell me anything I didn't know but certainly helped catalyze some things. I have been looking into learning to do some energy work (my friend teaches Reiki) and would like to get a meditation practice going for real. I've been reading about being a Highly Sensitive Person and I've picked up a little more Jungian stuff. God and I have always been on good terms, but sometimes I take that for granted. I think I often neglect my more spiritual/mystical side, which I also suspect is a fairly big piece of who I am.


Victoria said...

Kate, I'm so glad you're blogging again, because I've always loved your writing, but also because it seems like it serves some complementary function for your very personal process of individual growth. I don't know if I'm saying this well, but I enjoy having a small glimpse into your life via facebook and, now again, this blog. I am similarly trying to engage a more spiritual side, if you will. So far, my efforts have been limited to checking out some more mystically focused religious books from the library. We'll see if I actually read them...they might be a nice break from the psychopharmacology text I'm also starting. Whatever, I'm rambling. I just wanted to say that I wish you continued growth and insight, and I look forward to reading along when you're comfortable sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are in the land of 'the whatevers' and give ourselves the Deal With It lessons to continue our daily life routines.

I really enjoy your writings which brought smiles and sometimes tears but always nice thoughts.

Finally your pictures are great--feelings we all can see and sometimes understand. Be sure as you confront your 'situation' pleae be yourself--a person who is highly educated and go with your instinct feelings.

Enjoy Carol

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