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Postcards from My Dream ~ Dark Storms and Rainbows

There are days with bright sunshine. They are lovely, warm, and comfortable. Then there are the days of Lake Superior’s Superior Storms.
Saturday (10/15/2011) was one of those days with multiple warnings: shoreline erosion, high wind, and hazardous weather – a perfect day for the beach!

Super Superior Storm

The Beach Studio was not a safe bet, with trees falling right and left. Not wanting to be trapped in the woods on a two-track, alone with no chain saw to cut my way out, I ventured to a “safe” beach on a safe road, and WOW! I’m so glad I did.
In a period of 2 hours, I was able to shoot a Super Superior Storm including sunshine, monster waves, and was even blessed with a rainbow!
West winds howling at 60mph, I leaned with my back to the wind, booted feet planted firmly, listening for the sound of cracking trees while finding the sound of the rhythm of the waves in order to move out of the way quickly. Yes! I love these storms and am not afraid to embrace them. The energy is incredible and I become incredulously one with the storm. At the same time, protecting lenses and camera from the blowing sand and spray, unable to even shoot into the wind… Yes! Exhilarating! Yes, rewarding! Yes!

Risky? Maybe, and yet caution to the wind while knowing the boundaries, standing on the edge, aware of the logs and trees being tossed about like toothpicks, retreat plan in place. Yes! Changing light settings every other minute as the sun and clouds played tag with light and dark, becoming a human tripod in the wind, capturing sand blowing, a lone brave or foolish seagull struggling in flight, the spray on the waves, reflections on wet sand, dramatic skies. 250+ images. Fast. Did they all come out? Of course not. Some are incredible. Some are dramatic. Some are beautiful. Some are incredibly, beautifully dramatic. Just like Lake Superior when Mother Nature offers fury on the wind.

Dark Sky with Superior Rainbow ~ Lake Superior

These are dark images from a dark day. To brighten them would totally change the mood, the feeling, the heaviness of the clouds. A storm that washed the beach clean of stones, covered them with sand… a storm full of magnificent energy.

May you always be able to dance in the wind and rain of your storms ’til the rainbow appears!

Namaste ~ StarBear


From the Tao ~ Energy

Ancient Wisdom

“Be still. Follow your inner wisdom. In order to know your inner wisdom, one has to be still.” ~ From the “Tao of Leadership” by John Heider – 1986

My classes are going well. My life is incredible! I am teacher and student. The stillness in my life is producing so much movement and energy. Old bodies of work, new bodies of work, old friends dancing with new friends. I am deeply grateful for every new challenge. As doors close, new ones open.
Thank you to everythingisenergy.com for everything.
That would be David and Kristin Morelli, who offered a wonderful series of speakers, and for David’s amazing ability to create rock solid exercises, on the spot, from the speakers shared wisdom. Kristin’s insights from her own life were open, vulnerable and so insightful.
Yes ~ I have been being still. The computer monitor glitch from last week still exists and my horizons have broadened as a result. LOL! There are no coincidences in life!
The yin and yang of life is a balance of change, dark and light, night and day, and today is a new day, a new month… and I honor my feelings of newness and clarity. Today I dance with yin and yang… being still and listening to ancient songs and the energy of quiet stones.
May your day be filled with light and energy and much love.
Nmaste ~ Star Bear