Looking out over the ocean one sees a wide open sky vista. The Creative Source in nature uses this as an ever-changing canvas of forms and colors that continuously both delight and confuse us.
The dark tumultuous sky of a storm can make us anxious as to what comes next. The pastel pinks of a quiet sunrise can give us a peaceful pause with which to begin our day.
A deep blue totally clear sky can have us feeling as if we can see forever. A deep dense multi-shades of grey fog can make us feel claustrophobic.
An oceanic night sky, reflecting a full moon, can light us up to seeing the world around us through the shadows. A fully starred expression of the galaxies yet to be discovered reminds us, once again, of just how vast life is.
The sky that graces our ocean provides us so much entertainment with electric beams that dance, deep thunderous bass rolls of sound and all types of winged creatures that dive and dip, gracing our skies with undulating formations of flight.
As a sky-watcher, life on the beach provides an ocean-scape of reflective light like no other. We’re taken into and beyond the watery glitter of the moon and the stars. We never know what we will experience as we gaze at the horizon tomorrow.
Life on the beach has our heads uplifted and our eyes extended wide in order to fully take in its ever-changing grandness. So, breathe long and deep as you open wide your arms and reach out to the horizon feeling that expansion opening your heart…
Originally published June 2016 thru the Island Visitor’s Guide and Zeitgeist on Galveston Island Texas!
It is as if the waves whisper, “Bring us your tired, your frustrated, your depressed…”
The question is “Why do we flock like human seagulls to the beach?”
It is the rolling waves. It is the expansive skies. It is the smells, the sounds and the stimuli. Sand under our naked feet. Sun beating on our exposed skin. The wind blowing out our mental cobwebs. The shorebirds reminding us that flying is a natural thing.
We break the rhythm of daily work to stroll and strut, saunter and streak for miles down on the beach. We start breathing again. We touch the illusive silence, once again.
And we ponder and play, putter and procrastinate from ever leaving our seaside retreat. It is where we let go and have some fun playing in the sun, digging in the sand, swimming in the sea, flying a kite, painting and photographing all the beauty of nature that surrounds us.
We enter into a fish fight. We pick up seashell treasures to hold on to. We can run or bike, float or boat. We ride the waves and wave to the dancing dolphins.
The pounding waves bring our tears to our cheeks and the calm seas make us sigh. Problem solving is easier on the beach. Falling in love is easier on the beach. Forgiving is easier on the beach. Being here now is easier on the beach.
It is because we flow as the waves and the wind, rhythmically in tune with great big expansive movements and moments. We’re freer, less complicated and more spontaneous. And it feels so good…
Originally published in both The Original Island Visitors’ Guide and Zeitgeist May 2016 on Galveston Island Texas!
“Galveston, Oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin’ …” Glen Campbell
If you are reading this article (originally published in The Island Visitors’ Guide on Galveston Island in Texas) then you know what science has finally “proven”: That life on the beach makes us feel better. Yes, studies show that coastal air is charged with negative ions causing the body to absorb oxygen more easily. Serotonin levels are more equalized which decreases stress levels and improves mood. We sleep deeper and more peacefully at night breathing in the ocean air.
And then there’s the dolphins dancing in the waves or riding the bows of our boats. And the light-play on the waves dancing in the glistening water diamonds. And our Pelican tribes teaching their young ones to ride the thermals. And so much more, all the time. Our spirits are lifted as our bodies cleanse and relax in the sunshine and the waves.
Whether you are a brief visitor to our life on the beach here on Galveston Island, a lifer or one who comes and goes on a regular basis, we invite you to visit us for a real bit of “Life On The Beach”.
“I watch your seabirds flying in the sun, at Galveston, at Galveston…”
I’ll stay, in my mind, open to the wonder of the starry skies, going on forever and a day in light years and spirals and pulsating colors teasing my imagination of possibilities of connections beyond my wildest dreams…
I’ll stay, in body, astounded at the intricacies of its systems that sustain and flourish, heal and nourish all of who I am day and night, time after time with remarkable wholeness and complexity that lifts me beyond belief…
I’ll stay, in my heart, open to the beauty of this precious planet with its great and small bodies of water that reflect beings of all kinds, colors of all shapes, and sounds of all intensity’s with diversity that moves me beyond all definitions…
I’ll stay, in my Soul, delighted beyond joy with the transformational adventures and sacred journeys of life that drive me past all shadows and fears, all blocks and limitations with a power within that guides me beyond all known realities…
I’ll stay, in all that I AM, forever young dancing in my bare feet, jumping into plies of leaves, spinning around and around with my arms wide open, swimming in the open ocean, hiking to the mountain tops, listening to sounds, touching forms, singing loudly, laughing outrageously, exploring deeply, creating wildly: loving freely…
Forever Young is taken from drjoy’s free electronic book, “A Soul’s View of the World”. available through e-mail (look under ABOUT and CONTACT sections). This generational picture was taken by Mitzi Michelle Rusk.
CELEBRATE! Dance to the rhythm of life… Awake each morning allowing the joy of a new day to move through your words. Awake each morning allowing the love of Goddess to move through your touch. Awake each morning allowing the connectedness of life to move through your smile. Awake each morning allowing the light of God to move through your Soul.
CELEBRATE! Dance to the rhythm of life… Move through your day with the grace of The Divine inspiring your directions. Move through your day with the beauty of nature inspiring your expressions. Move through your day with the wonderment of children inspiring your playfulness. Move through your day with the perceptions of Soul inspiring your actions.
CELEBRATE! Dance to the rhythm of life… Flow with your night as if you were a river streaming to the sea. Flow with your night as if you were the wind bending around a mountain. Flow with your night as if you were a dolphin playing in the waves. Flow with your night as if you were the galaxies expanding in all directions.
CELEBRATE! Dance to the rhythm of life… Come to your life with the intent to be of service. Come to your life with the ability to know when to act. Come to your life with the wisdom to be silent. Come to your life with the strength to be courageous.
CELEBRATE! Dance to the rhythm of life… Do in your life that which you are guided to do. Do in your life that which you are scared to do. Do in your life that which you love to do. Do in your life that which calls out to you.
CELEBRATE! Dance to the rhythm of life… Be for your life your pressing need. Be for your life your Heart’s desire. Be for your life your Spirit’s flame. Be for your life your Soul’s intent.
CELEBRATE! Dance to the rhythm of life… Connect to the them that is in you. Connect to the you that is in them. Connect to your moment in space. Connect to your Soul’s awareness.
CELEBRATE! Dance to the rhythm of life…