Day 3 of Spirit – The Elements: What is your favorite picture of WATER?

earth-air-fire-water-spirit-wheelWell, I have to be honest, this was a tough question.  These types of questions really can be answered by reflecting on the mood I am currently in.  So, although I have about a dozen amazing water pictures, my current state of mind is this one:

sand of beach caribbean sea

Maybe it’s because it’s 9 degrees outside, with 4 inches of snow on the ground.  And my body, mind and soul is longing for warm sunshine, the smell of the ocean breeze, the feel of the spray on my face, and the sound of the quiet waves rolling in on the tide.  But as I sit here typing this while looking at this beauty of a scene, I know that right now I am unable to have that except in my mind.  And I guess that’s going to have to do at the moment.  Maybe it has something to do with my current emotions.  I found out that my spiritual path is still the topic of discussion among people and quite frankly, I don’t understand what the fuss is all about.  Why is it so wrong to have my own personal relationship with God without all the rules and regulations?  Why can’t I just have a loving and reciprocating relationship with my Creator without having to bow down to the earthly beings that want to put fear into my relationship with God?  Why is my life such a focus for other people’s gossip?  So, maybe the ocean would be the perfect water picture for me right now.  Rolling on the ebb and tide of the emotional waves, trying to figure out why I am being constantly pulled back and forth.  Sooner or later, you pull too much, and a tidal wave will ensue.  The disastrous effects tidal waves have are astounding.  People’s emotions are just like that.  When you try to make someone do something that isn’t in their best interest, sooner or later, that person will eventually break. 

I look upon this picture as a reflection of WHO I want to be right now.  Soft, quieter, sparkling, and most of all…pure.  I look to my relationship with God like the shore looks out onto the sun on the horizon.  The bright light at the end of the tunnel where we all want to be.  Tidal waves are to be feared.  Powerful waves, like tidal waves are looked upon in fear.  And so many people live their lives like that.  And in the end, eventually, you will break.  You will snap, and reap a disastrous amount of death and chaos on everyone in your path.  That is who I DON’T want to be.  So, if it means peacefully moving those very people out of the way so I can calmly continue to be the soft and quiet wave each day, then I guess right now at this moment, this picture is the very essence of me, and who I strive to be each day. 


~ Bridget

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