Every soul has its own geography, the place it’s meant to be, where it feels most at home, most alive, most connected to God.
Laura wasn’t raised in Nevada, but once she got here she knew it was her home. She loves the desert, the sagebrush and cedars, the mountains and wide-open spaces. She likes to visit small towns and explore the trails and scenery around them. She values the quiet and solitude. The land speaks to her; the mountains call her name. In a mystical state of consciousness, she sometimes feels like she is hiking across the peaks and valleys of her own soul.
Different landscapes speak to each of us differently. Some people “find themselves” in Yosemite, others in Zion, some by the ocean, others by the desert, some in the forest, etc. Have you ever felt like you were living by the lake of your soul or the river of your destiny? Have you skied down mountains of wonder and joy?
How did you end up where you are now? Did you come here in search of work or in a job transfer? Or did the geography and spirit of the land somehow draw you to it from across the miles and time? Do the people you spend time with share a similar geography of the soul? Are you part of a tribe without realizing it?
We give conscious, logical reasons for how we came to be where we are, but what if a deeper, unconscious force within the land called us forth? Sometimes we get lost in our travels when we are a bit lost in our life. And at other times, getting lost helps us to find our true self. The logical mind traces paths across a map, but your spiritual life forms a path across the landscape of your soul......
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