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White Pelican

Another spirit animal crossed my path yesterday. I was out for a short stroll not too far from my house and the weather was kind of dreary. I wanted to get out and parked the Jeep at what seemed like the end of the line. That was as far as the road was plowed and not wanting to get stuck, I made my way on foot through the snowy path. The road passed a snowed in campground and led down to the boat ramp. I have been to this lake many times before, but I never stopped at the boat ramp and always carried on to nearby places. I sat down at the edge, overlooking the water and the sun felt nice when it managed to peak through the clouds. The dock was warm and perfect as I sat in silence and allowed my soul to became still. What followed was a moment of disbelief creeping in and I couldn’t believe that I had missed this beautiful spot in all the years. I knew it would be crowded in the summer months and most likely inaccessible, but today this place was mine without disturbances and I was going to enjoy it deeply. 

A white pelican landed on the waters of Frenchman’s Lake and at first from a distance I thought it was a white crane. It was a pelican though and I watched him peacefully float across the water in front of me. I don’t remember ever seeing a pelican there so it leads me to believe, that given it was out of the ordinary, that this was a sign, a message that was to be conveyed. I don’t know how I know of why I believe this, it’s a gut feeling, intuition as all the other times and I have no doubt about it. 

When a pelican crosses your path, the message is that you are in need for some time dedicated to yourself. A message that urges you to go inward because something in your life is slightly off kilter and needs balancing. The pelican is a reminder to spend time with family and friends, as well as yourself to bring balance and focus back into your life. 
Pelican also teaches us to take it easy even in the most stressful of times and it’s a lesson I try to incorporate as often as possible. It’s almost like a reward for me and something that keeps me going while it brings a certain level of balance. With everything going on in my life, with big decisions ahead and things definitely off kilter, I am not surprised about this spirit animal showing up in my life. I find it amazing as the animal kingdom and Mother Nature seem to hold all of the answers if we take time to listen. 

Just like the pelican was floating across the lake we are reminded to float through life and through our emotions. Life can’t be all work and no play because in the end it will be those play moments that will stand out and be the ones that you remember as your fondest moments. So make sure to take time out for yourself, and to help bring balance to your own hectic. Savor each special moment as they all add up and count. What would you answer if somebody asked you about your last special moment? Do you remember the last time? 

Pelican also reminds us that it is ok to ask for help and that we don’t always have to tackle everything alone. Some projects require a village to complete them, so don’t be afraid and just ask.

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

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