Energy for Life

Connect with the Source


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Introduction

The golden rays of the new morning sun peek out from behind the mountaintops, lending a ghostly orange glow to the thick fog on the lake. The dawn mist feels damp and chilly, but this promise of a sunny day sends whispers of warmth throughout the wilderness. The crow caws from the top bough of the mighty virgin pine as the diffuse sunbeams accentuate his black silhouette. As if signaled by the impending sunrise, the loon, who has been fishing quietly next to my canoe, extends his neck and sends his eerie call out into the solitude. Shivers run down my spine and my heart aches with a deep soul-connection with this beautiful being. His call travels over the lake and up the mountains, circling around and echoing back down. As the sunbeams lengthen across the lake, the mighty pines change from their nightly black dress into their daytime green, and a gentle breeze rustles the boughs. Stretching higher into the clear blue sky, the sun ascends the mountain summit and makes his full, grand entrance into the day. The brilliance of his power blinds my eyes and I reluctantly turn away. As I do, I catch the movement of a large bird soaring through the dissipating yellow fog.

A moment later, the mysterious bird sends her eerie call out into the wild and is easily identified as another loon. Her mate, sitting near me, returns her call and instantly she splashes down next to us. As the ripples of the clear spring-fed lake calm, she rises up on her feet and appears to be dancing as she fluffs and dries her wings. The two talk back and forth to each other in a laughing, chattering dialect, and I am thrilled to bear witness to their interplay. Settling in next to her fishing partner, she too begins to search the crystal waters for her shiny breakfast. As the morning grows deeper into day, the breeze strengthens and sighs through the dense forest surrounding the lake. Soaring high above the mountaintop the hawk cries, drawing my attention upward to watch her embrace the new day. A low grunting sound moves up the river behind me toward the lake. The source exposes itself as a huge great blue heron soars in, extends its landing gear, and comes to rest on the beaver lodge. The beaver, who is gathering leafy twigs on the other side of the small lake, doesn't seem to mind the visitor and continues to go about his work.

A powerful supernatural energy moves in my body as I sit melted in divine connection with these vibrant beings and this pristine wilderness. My body and soul fill with reverent wonder. I feel whole, peaceful, healthy and vital here in the quiet solitude of the wilderness, where the song of the universe sings deep in my soul. Surrounded by this incredible life force, my heart fills with gratitude and I thank the Spirits and the creator for blessing me. By allowing myself to sit quietly and “just be,” I have given myself a gift of energy beyond measure.

A few moments later, my voice on the self-recorded guided journey tape indicates that it is time to return to my ordinary activities. In my soft space in my home, I come back into my body. I am reluctant to leave this inspiring place of power, but I am thankful to have learned methods that allow me to visit as often as I want.

Upon returning from my guided journey, I take a few minutes to write my thoughts and feelings in my journal, feel my body, and integrate my experience. Powerful universal life force energy and a deep sense of well-being flow through me.

For many summers, I have been going to this lake in northern Canada to replenish my energy in the solitude of the wilderness, and I have been blessed with many experiences such as this. When I am there, I am free and wild like the wilderness that surrounds me. Universal energy flows through me, healing my body from the ravages of the everyday world. If I could live in this place, I always would be a direct recipient of this empowering energy. However, like most everyone, I am not able to live in an awesome place of solitude that feeds my soul. I live in a wonderful place, but it is in a world of busy-ness and responsibility, where the daily barrage can result in tension, high stress, energy loss, and fatigue. If I was unable or didn't know how to replenish my energy and repair the effects of stress, this energy loss would multiply into chronic fatigue and a host of mysterious syndromes that elude medical cure.

I learned this the hard way—by experience. In a desperate search for healing during my ten-year struggle with chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, fibromyalgia, asthma, and environmental illness, I became an expert on how to energize and heal myself. I discovered that journeying, meditating, and utilizing energy-connecting exercises links me to the same energizing power that replenishes my energy while in solitude—and this can be accessed no matter where I am. Just a few minutes of conscious intention unites me with powerful energy that I then bring into my everyday activities to keep my soul connected, emotions calm, thoughts clear, and my body energized. You can easily do the same. The techniques taught in this book, along with the activities on the accompanying CD, will show you how to make this happen.