01 Jul Thank you Pebbles!
Thank you Pebbles!
Not an early start but still peaceful walking the dog this morning. Plenty of chatter from the birds on the Common but blending in with the breeze.
A family had beaten me into the water so I set up camp at the other end of the beach to keep the dog happy laying under the overhang of one of the beautiful rocks. The heat was already quite fierce at 9am.
I swam and dived under time and again disturbed only by the dog barking as ‘others’ came on to her beach.
I finally dragged myself out and got dressed but didn’t want to leave the beach straight away. It’s still quite fresh in the sea but definitely warmer than spring and winter.
I have developed a swift routine to ensure I’m warmed up as quickly as possible. Getting warm for me ensures the benefits of being in the cold water are not counteracted by the tension and pain that easily comes if we get too cold.
Today I was dressed and wrapped in my dryrobe and lay back in the sun. I was truly overwhelmed by the heat already stored kindly in the pebbles beneath me. I could feel their gentle heat radiate through my layers and soothe my back where cold stays longest. I held pebbles in my cold hands and felt them warm me.
I lay there for some time and thought about things that drifted in and out. I remembered being told a few months ago by my fellow coldwater friend who is also an holistic therapist, that my Chakras were all open.
I remember imagining energy escaping constantly from every part of me. It would easily explain my long term exhaustion but I felt more aware than I did worried.
As I lay on the pebbles this morning I felt so connected to natural energy. I could feel it seeping in to me from beneath and drawing up through my feet that when I looked up were only a metre or so away from the water’s edge.
Moments like these make me feel like I understand life better. It’s actually all there for us we just need to let it in and look after it.
The painting below seemed perfect for this post- Title: My Private Sanctuary