Monday, January 5, 2009

Remembering a sunny season

It doesn't seem so long ago that I was hiking nude in Redwood National Park. The wind was warm, and the pools along Redwood creek were cool and refreshing. Now that we're soaked in more rain than the soil can handle, I guess Winter has finally settled into our spirits. Three more months or so of Winter, and then Jen and I are off to Ukiah for a couple of weeks of intensive training for the Pacific Crest Trail! I'm sure the start of Spring will be fantastic and full of fun new energy- alive and everything sprouting!
I just got out of my weekly Science of Mind meeting in McKinleyville. After a brief meditation, we delved deeply into the first chapter of Ernest Holmes main text. One topic was the name for spiritual energy we all prefer. Some like God, others Godess, others like It, Spirit, Energy, etc. The point was really that it's all the same thing! All the different religions of the world may not agree, but when looking at them from the outside it's fairly easy to see that they are basically similar.
Jen is preparing this week for a trip to Chicago to be in the Oprah audience. She couldn't be more excited! I think it's great she has this opportunity. Her mom has been calling the Oprah show hotline to try and get tickets for SEVEN YEARS!!! What a chance for her to get out and see the world! I'm looking forward to hearing of their adventures when they return!

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