"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." This is one of my favorite quotes from John Muir because it whispers a secret language that I speak. For those of you who speak it too, you know what I mean.
Last weekend I was supposed to be in California on a business trip. In the weeks leading up to this trip, I started to feel a shift in my vibration. I started to feel more anxiety and I could feel that I just wasn't excited to go.
The practical part of me (and unhealed story if we're being honest) immediately turned to the money factor. "You already paid for the plane ticket you can't waste that," "You have a roommate that's depending on you, that's irresponsible!" These were just some of the thoughts that were present and at the end of the day were going to drive me to go despite my inner knowing.
Then something happened, my roommate called me 2 days before we were supposed to leave and she was sick. I could tell she was having the same inner dialogue and didn't want to let me down or stick me with a hotel room. I took it as a sign that we both needed to take care of ourselves and the Universe was orchestrating it. Yes, I lost the airfare but I saved a lot of money by not going and the Universe was not done orchestrating what I needed more.
I shared with another friend that I was not going to California and he said, "well do you want to get away for a few days instead?" I smiled from the inside out and replied, "yes, let's go play in the woods."
We chose one of my bucket list locations in the North Cascades, Baker Lake, for our adventure. Now when I say I wanted to escape into the woods ... I wasn't kidding lol! We drove to Baker Lake and then picked an old dirt forest road to explore. We ended up driving uphill on this bumpy road for close to 10 miles until we found the perfect clearing in the middle of nowhere. This was where we decided to camp. The change in vibration was instant and powerful! I could feel that we were deep in nature, nowhere near people, or technology. This feeling of peace washed over me and a giant weight lifted. I felt like I could just let all my worries go and listen to what Mother Nature wanted me hear.
The next day we drove down the mountain and played on the water. Paddleboarding has become my favorite pastime and to get to paddle in some of the most beautiful places I've ever been, raises my vibration to an all-time high!! I found myself paddling in gorgeous turquoise waters, with epic views of mountains and trees all around me - the centerpiece being Mount Baker in all of her glory. It puts everything back into perspective for me and in that moment all I can feel is gratitude and all I can say are the words I find my self saying over and over ... "I can't believe I live here!"
I am grateful to live in a friendly Universe that has my highest good at heart! This weekend was exactly what I needed and she knew it. I'm so grateful to receive everything I need - exactly when I need it.