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Note: I will be Counting the Omer for a total of 49 days, from Passover to Shavuot or from Slavery to Freedom. For many, this is simply the Counting the Omer; for others, it is a tool for exploring the kabbalistic teachings in an organized way. For me, it is a time to actively reflect on my Journey Towards Wholeness. The more I am whole, the more free I will become.  [http://t.co/dBPYjDxSGj . . . .]

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.
ahlil Gibran

Woodstock, NY April 2015

Woodstock, NY
April 2015

During a spiritual retreat over the weekend, I fell in love with the land around Woodstock Jewish Congregation in Woodstock, New York. After spending the better part of a day staring into the woods, I found myself needing to walk there. With each step, I treasured the feel of my shoes sinking into the soil. If I had more time, I might have even taken off my shoes and socks so that I could feel the earth massaging my feet.

For the 30 minutes, I found myself literally revering all that surrounded me: the earth, rotting trees, dried leaves, fallen branches, and even some boulders too. The land was absolutely soothing for my soul and stimulating for my senses.

My entire being needs to start taking more time outside. It really can’t be optional for me to feel the wind blow my hair or the sun warm my backside. While I may understand that spending time outside is fabulous for Vitamin D absorption, it is also exactly what I need to be more whole. In fact, spending daily time in the beautiful outdoors inspires me to be more present and even centered even when I have to be indoors. Can you hear the outdoors calling my name? I do!

As part of Day 24 of My Journey Towards Wholeness, I am promising myself that I will begin spending more time outside daily and at least two nice blocks of time outside each week either hiking or maybe even exploring the outdoors in some sort of new ways.

Would love to have some suggestions for what I can do outside during the Houston summers.

With love, light, and blessings,

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