Rain and Mist

Lady of the Lake - Alan Lee

Lady of the Lake – Alan Lee

I sat in the forest yesterday, kneeling on wet moss, seeing the rain come down over the trees. I looked for strength, placing my hands on the earth, looking up at the clouds. I reached into the sky, hands cupping light, praying to my Divine Father, feeling the Goddess circling me everywhere I looked.

I’m filled with doubts so often, losing faith, but the world is simpler in the forest, clear like the rain falling, like the streams meandering through the woods. I breathed deeply and sat for a long time, seeing the sun sink low on the horizon, feeling the shift in the air, the day falling into evening.

My husband and I went for a long walk around a mountain lake, last Sunday. I was tired, but as always nature has a way of seeping into my heart and bones, and I looked up to see clouds rolling in, mist floating over treetops, and everything felt dark and brooding, as though the world was waiting for rain and storm. I felt there were stories in the air, and I could feel them reaching for me, tugging me along, and I didn’t want to return to the car, not yet, not yet. As always the forest wrapped its magic around me, and I lost myself in it, would have stayed there if my husband didn’t have a hold of my hand. 

Where do you go when your spirit needs to breathe, when your heart needs healing? 

2 Comments on Rain and Mist

  1. Jodi Sky
    March 30, 2016 at 12:53 pm (3 years ago)

    So beautiful Anne. I agree about things being simpler in the forest, and in most places in nature for that matter. Like you I turn to nature, be it meadows, forests, the mountains or the sea. Mostly, I find that sitting at the edge of a lake, pond or any body of water is especially healing for me.
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  2. sarah
    March 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m glad you found peace and healing in the forest. It really is such a such a wonderful sacred space. I too love the woods, but especially the hills in mist and rain – I can never really find true peace on a sunny day. Hugs to you 🙂

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