I Love You, Florida!
I have been to the beach twice in the past two days. It’s my go-to place when I need to just be. I walked in the chilly water about a ¼ of the way up my calves, which is to build my immunity, according to one of holistic healing friends. It works for me.
The first day at the beach it seemed the fog wanted to roll in. I saw the sunlight coming up behind it, so I knew it wouldn’t be a flash fog of the entire area.
Backstory: I headed to the beach on a beautiful sunny day years ago and when I got there, the fog rolled completely in. It was surreal. It was like a scary movie was about to happen. I could see about 30 feet in front of me. The temperature dropped. It was a good thing I had my sweat jacket in the car. Amazing experience!
The fog made me wonder what was inside of it or what was on the other side of it. And then it made me think about how some people in the world have become fogged – like a surreal dream.
Being who I AM, I had to look up the spiritual meaning of fog. I found that fog is about mysteriousness, obscurity – makes sense. In the Bible, fog precedes great revelations. Another noted, it is the gray zone between reality and unreality, and uncertainty about the future and beyond. Yet another, approaching death.
Speaking of signs, vultures happen to be one of my animal totems. For several weeks I have been seeing circling vultures – once, three times in a day. We all know what I thought the first time I saw it. Yikes! I finally looked it up and spiritually it means changes. Of course, it was noted that left-brained people think circling vultures have found a pocket of air just right for soaring. LOL.
Before I headed to the beach the second day, two deer jumped out in front of my car in the Spiritualist Camp. When I looked it up, my personal message: ‘New adventures await you as the way is now clear. You are being gently nudged through this door.’ There was no fog at the beach that day.
My go-to site for animal totems: https://www.spirit-animals.com. I also like Animal Speaks by Ted Andrews and Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson.
One of the realities of my fog is that yes, I love you, Florida and the beach days are great, but we are in the midst of winter.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
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Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.