Another Mountain Monday in September

Mountain Monday's hike on Arthur's Rock trail

Mountain Monday’s hike on Arthur’s Rock trail

I was so happy to to be able to get out before the rain came through today and enjoy the beautiful season of Fall.

The air was crisp and fresh…and the ground moist from the rain of the evening before. We love finding new places to explore and are so lucky to be surrounded with so many options!  As we started out we watched the sky and all the fog rolling around above us with confidence that it would remain fog and not turn into rain.

A beautiful tree in the fog

A beautiful tree in the fog

The path led us into a beautiful mix of forest and rock terrain.  It quickly went from level to a definite hill.  As we ascended it got quieter and quieter, you could hear the trees creaking.  Today, unlike many of our other hikes it seemed as though all of our senses were heightened…fully open and activated.  You could hear the breeze before you felt it, smell the wood rotting and the decaying of the leaves.  The pines were fresh and the air was moist.  Truly felt as if we were in Minnesota or Oregon, not the dry aired climate we have come accustom to in Colorado.

The trail was beautiful, the elevation quickly changed and we were surrounded with boulders and pine…finding the summit we spent a lot of time climbing around the boulders, exploring, trying to find the highest spot to perch on and eat our morning snack.

How is all this relevant to anything at all especially clairvoyance?

Well… I guess it is more about life in general and being able to explore new territory regardless of the surrounding factors.  You don’t need the perfect sunny day to take control of your day.  By venturing out in all kinds of situations you learn to use the things you take for granted.  You let your other senses take the lead every now and then.  You allow yourself to awaken.  You experience something…anything…from a different perspective.

The climb up the mountain provided one view and the climb down provides a completely different view (even when you retrace your steps completely).  Your perspective has changed…you see things you missed when headed the other direction.

The message is this, switch it up.  If you find yourself always going a specific way to work or home…take a new way.  Go left instead of right.  Break up your routine a bit, and allow yourself to be presented with a new perspective.

By changing little things in our life like this…we welcome those new experiences you may be asking for, into our life.  You are still traveling from point A to Z…why not take the scenic route every now and then.  You never know what may await you.

9 Replies to “Another Mountain Monday in September”

  1. my favorite is the tree in the fog.. simplicity in its truest form, yet beautiful, peaceful, and strong. It arms reaching for the sun to warm it among the rugged terrain. How true to life is that!

    1. I love that picture as well. I hope to go back to this location in the sunshine…just to take another picture of this tree. It would be so interesting to see how they compare. I don’t think it would have stood out so elegantly on any other weather type of day. The fog allowed it to shine. It removed the background noise it may have otherwise have gotten lost in.

      This picture, and that tree are what inspired my blog about changing things up. By being out on the mountain in the fog I was able to really notice its beauty. Makes you think about how many other things in our daily life are we not noticing the beauty that is staring us right in the face. How often do we let the back ground noise that is in our lives over shadow what is really important?

      Thanks for the comment!! <3

    1. If we allow ourselves to change up our scenery a bit we are forced to activate different aspects of our brain. Which allows us to live the experience verses just go through the motions.

      And…yes… I am so blessed to be surrounded by scenery that is so full of natural beauty!!! It is fun!

      Have a great day and thanks for the comment!!! <3

  2. We do see things from different perspectives and I’m glad someone said it was “okay” to change things up and change your routine. We’re always growing and to do so… we’re always changing. Great read

    1. Thanks Brian. Ever notice how we seem to get into these driving ruts? We drive the same way…we go through the same routines day in and day out…Routines are all fine and good but every now and then we need to shake things up.

      Its like we get stuck on cruise control…it is nice every once in a while to change things up.

      Thanks for the comment

  3. What a wonderful post. Smelling nature has always made me ‘high’ so to speak. We have a pocket of rainforest about 2 hours from us. I love visiting. I feel peaceful and calm and I can smell the rotting wood, the clean air and hear the plants growing. I have even tasted the flowing water – nothing else tastes like it! great advice on taking a different route to see things from a different perspective.
    Glad you enjoyed your mountain.

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