Okayyyyy finnneeeee…..I guess it’s time to admit that summer is over and we’ve shifted into a new season. There’s been a lot of resistance around letting go of summer this year for me. For one, there were two weeks at the end of August where the skies turned dark grey from the passing smoke of the BC wildfires. It was so thick that the sun looked like an orange egg yolk the whole time. When the haze finally lifted, we found ourselves thrown into the frigid chill of autumn. Another reason why I don’t want to say goodbye to summer is because it was SO. MUCH. FUN! What’s not to love about sundresses and strappy sandals; ice cream trips and warm walks under the moon; plus I was lucky to squeeze in a few trips too! I wish my winter jacket hadn’t already made its debut but I suppose it’s the most peaceful choice if I surrendered to the divine force of mother nature and embrace the new season of fall.
To officially close off summer, I’d love to share about one of my favorite trips that I’ve EVER taken. This summer I did the Westcoast Trail and it was beyond spectacular! We hiked along the edge of Vancouver Island, weaving our way between the lush rainforest and beachy sea breeze. If were weren’t being hugged by the trees, we were playfully discovering the crabs and starfish on the ocean shore. How spectacular to be immersed in nature for four whole days! Nature is something that I connect most with and being on the Westcoast Trail brought such a powerful sense of grounding. I felt an unshakable sense of certainty that I seem to always crave. I think the soul can recognize when you’ve come back to your true nature. What a great reminder this trip was to do more of what we connect with. It doesn’t have to be a big thing – if you love the ocean and you live by one (lucky duck) then make sure you’re out there often. I hope this episode inspires you to go out and do what connects you so that you too can be in a sense of awe, wonderment and powerful grounding. I also include practical details so you can prep for your trip too should you decide to do it one day 😉
Tell me, what brings you back to your true nature? And how do you do more of that?