Thoughts from a Summer Storm

As I write this I am sitting on the front porch watching the end of a storm pass by. I can smell the freshness that the rain has left and everything feels as though Mother Nature has once again cleansed the world of sadness.

I smell the freshly mown lawns that I had cut just before the storm arrived. The smell of grass is sweet and yet, at the same time sharp to my senses.

The ocean is also sending me a message as, on the wind I smell the sea, it is a message of Dolphins and Whales, of natures treasures and, of mermaids.

I can feel the call of the sea as it lifts my spirit carrying it away, to deep within its depth’s. It is here that I find peace. Light filters from above as I am surrounded by the Kaleidoscope of blues and greens, of the ocean and her creatures. Safe within her depths I reflect upon my life as a gentle current rocks me.

I remember both the good times and the bad. I think of the illness that has plagued me since birth, of losing my brothers and father to cancer. Of a niece who has been given twelve months to live. While sadness fills me, I think that within there is a message of lessons learnt, of knowing that they no longer suffer from pain. That, I have learnt to cope with loss and have become a stronger person because of it. They, that have gone before, have sacrificed their lives so that I could learn this lesson. Am I worthy of such sacrifice ? I can only trust that the Universe, in it’s great wisdom, has some plan for me to carry out to show that their passing was not in vain. They came, as we all do, to this planet to learn and to teach so that we who are left can move on to a higher level of consciousness. Tears spring to the corners of my eyes as I reflect and, sadness overtakes my senses.

As I sit here I feel my guides and angels around me. They cradle me as a Mother cradles a new born child….in a feeling of love and, I know that my family is still with me.

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I reside on the South Coast of New South Wales in the St.Georges Basin area which is situated within the bounderies of the Shoalhaven. I take many of my landscapes and seascapes within this area in an effort to share the beauty that it holds.

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  • bellmusker
    bellmuskerover 6 years ago

    Les, this is so beautifully written that my breath caught in my throat. I can’t pretend to know the journey you’ve been on, but I will say that the grace with which you deal with it is admirable and inspiring. I’m sitting here with my morning coffee, preparing to embrace the day, and your piece has helped my head lift considerably. All blessings to you.

  • Hi bell, I’m glad that you enjoyed it. I wrote that a couple of years back….since that time my niece and my mother have both passed over to the other side to join those who went on before them. One day, as with all of us, I will follow…untill then I will walk my chosen path and hopefully brighten the lives of those whose paths I cross.

    – Les Boucher

  • AlisonJohnston
    AlisonJohnstonover 6 years ago

    Excellent Les :-)

  • Thank you Alison….I’m glad that you found it and liked it…

    – Les Boucher

  • Beth Mills
    Beth Millsover 6 years ago

    Oh, you are so spiritually aware…..of course you are worthy of what you call a sacrifice! But, i don’t feel that they passed over just to teach you something. It was their time, and your time will come, as will mine. I look forward to it!!!!

  • WYNITY hi there……I agree with you….I believe that our time spent here, on Earth, is like a classroom in the school of learning. We each have our lessons to learn and once we have learnt them we can move on to a higher form of education. Some have trouble with their lessons and they have to repeat class (hence, reincarnation). I once read where life wasn’t meant to be spent sitting around feeling sorry for yourself but, to be used to its fullest and when your time comes you shouldn’t walk into it but, skid into it with a glass of champagne in one hand, a smile on your lips and a song in your heart and yelling woooooooooo what a ride…..thats how I am going….;) ..LOL

    – Les Boucher

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely pulls you in. What a sad yet amazing life Les. Your inner knowing is your key.
    None of us know why we have these lessons. Wonderfully written. Your richer for it.

  • Thank you for your kind words Flowers…I’m glad that you enjoyed it.

    – Les Boucher

  • Honario
    Honarioalmost 5 years ago

    Namaste. You live so that we may learn. Thank you.

  • Thank you Honario. I think it is a two edged sword…we live that we may learn but also that we may teach others the lessons that we bring with us.

    – Les Boucher

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    July 14,2010 Congratulations!

  • WOW!….when I first wrote this the last thing in my mind was that so many people would read it and that it would be featured amongst the works of so many great writers. I am humbled by the award and thank you for your kind words.

    – Les Boucher

  • sure2010
    sure2010almost 5 years ago

    Lee it is enlightening…grt power you acquired & so beutifully shared us to learn the lessons & acquire the conciousness of difficult times. You have really led us to take out the gain from loss not to compensate but to see with high positivity about the life is meant for..Grt wisdom words.Thanks alot for sharing your wisdom: ))Sure

  • sure2010
    sure2010almost 5 years ago

    And..ofcourse my Congratulation for being featured in “Featured Writers”..compliments to the group as well for featuring’s a pride for them:)) Sure

  • Thank you Sure for your kind words…I am glad that you enjoyed it and found some meaning within the words.

    – Les Boucher

  • UntamedDreamer
    UntamedDreamerover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature. I’m glad that you enjoyed it.

    – Les Boucher

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 1 year ago

    how lovely you are……it can be seen from the depth of beauty and heart, the instances of deep heart-felt reflection, yes, you are one of the beautiful people in this world, that change us, by your eloquent words and sincere expression.

  • Thank you Karen for your kind words. It has been a while since I wrote this piece and, unfortunately, my niece lost her battle while her sister is now going through the same thing. I have to believe that it isn’t all in vain and that those reading this will learn from the experiences of those who walked this earth before them and not make the same mistakes.

    – Les Boucher

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