~ The Zen of Snow~


Today marked the first snowfall of 2010 in Chicago. From the time I was little I’ve always found a great deal of peace and joy in the snow. I couldn’t wait to get outside with my camera and go for a run in the park.

I love to  listen to the sound of my footsteps as they crunch through the snow.  The snow brings me happiness & joy in its simplicity. It brings back a playfulness that as I discovered seemed to affect those I met as well. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE I passed took a moment to smile, look me in the eye, say hello!

It became clear when I arrived in the park that my experience would go beyond going for a run and taking some photos to share with my friends around the globe.  There is a message in the snow….

There is an energy of delight as the little flakes fly through the air and blanket the ground in angelic purity. The snow cleanses the air we breathe and sounds are muted as it innocently falls to earth. There is a sense of calm and elegance as the once bare trees now dressed in a hint of white stand tall to show off, in a sense, and tell us they are still very much alive.

The snow creates a winter wonderland. A magical  place to walk, play and become a child again. It reminds us for a moment of the beauty in a storm, and brings alive the very landscape in twinkling glory.

The snow is playful as it dances through the air as if to say catch me if you can! And can we do! You can’t help but stick your tongue out to catch one of those little flakes. You might even be tempted to lie down and make a snow angel just for fun!

Simply being in a winter wonderland brings you into present time. You see your surroundings in a new light as they are at that very moment in time! Your troubles melt away and once your sense of play takes over…you might even make a little snow girl (like mine in the pic) or BIG snowman with a button nose and two eyes of coal!

The snow in its delicate simplicity blankets the land, comforts and brings a message of peace, calm and living in the present. It reminds us that living in the present and at peace; Happiness, joy and creativity flourish!

Find peace within to flourish! Make a snowman! Build a sandcastle! Hug a tree! Jump in a mud puddle! Grow your inner joy and be at peaceful oneness with YOU!~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2010 All rights reserved 

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Debra is a clairvoyant reader, spiritual healer, intuitive coach and teacher helping people worldwide to awaken to their truth and heal the human spirit. For more information, to schedule a reading/coaching session and information on upcoming workshops & events please visit her website or send an email to Debra@Spiritlightinsight.com.

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