Stepping into divine beauty

When we begin with peaceful waters…

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Echo Lake
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Echo Lake 

…it draws a gaze into the heavens with a heart full of gratitude

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Then, in swims a little voice of joy and encouragement…

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…”Enjoy your hike into the divine beauty of today.”

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Chicago Lakes Trail

These two reminded me of the blessing of our unique, colorful and faithful partners in life.  Thank you.

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A bend of the knee brings a raising of the spirit.

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Reaching higher comes with…

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…more encouragement, resulting in a spontaneous smile, from deep within.

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So, higher we go with reminders of where I call home.

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Then, a trail buddy invites me to turn around and look back to where I’ve come.

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Again, the heart swells with gratitude for the pulsing life that lifted me to where I stand.

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Looking back east towards Lower Chicago Lake with Upper Chicago Lake behind me

Now, time to sit and enjoy the nourishment for the body, while surrounded by nourishment for the eyes.

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Upper Chicago Lake

With the body rested and full, I turn to return and descend into a deeper sense of my identity.

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Waterfall from Upper to Lower Chicago Lake

Everywhere, yes EVERYWHERE I look, the Spirit reveals more and more blessings of beauty.

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Some are bashful and only the light reveals their hidden beauty.

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In flies a reminder that there is work to be done, while the Spirit soars within.

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This journey continues to places both familiar and new with more turns to…

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Labyrinth at Idaho Springs Reservoir 

…turn back and say, “Thank you.  I am grateful, full, tired and eager to continue into the future and more beauty, divine.

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Chicago Lakes Trail looking west

May the Spirit reveal for you the beauty that surrounds you.

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