I thought I’d follow up on one of my recent blogs, where I talked about the incredible energies that I had experienced from various plants and my surroundings during one of my trips to Vancouver, Canada.
Well, the last time I was there again was during the holiday season, when Vancouver was experiencing the heaviest snowfall in decades – it just engulfed the entire city like never before and almost everything came to a standstill.
The airport had to be closed because of the weather, and many people were left stranded as flights were canceled. Luckily, I was able to make it through, but I was stunned when I arrived and saw all the chaos caused by the multitudes of people stranded there. Once we stepped outside, however, all the noise faded as we were introduced to the muted, muffled sounds that snow always produces.
As the car approached the North Shore of the city, which is nestled at the base of the mountains and is the area in which I stay, the snow came down in droves, covering the highway and all the surrounding area.
We managed to make it to my destination, but it was at a slow and steady pace. While the driver maneuvered carefully through all the snow, I looked out the front window of the car and was amazed and inspired by the sight. It’s been a while since I’ve seen snow flakes of this size. Everything was pure white, except for the occasional tips of pine trees that peeked through.When we finally arrived at our destination, we got out of the car and walked into the most amazing world of white bliss. It was as if mounds of sparkling crystals were covering everything.
As we made our way through the beautiful soft padded walkway, our steps didn’t make a sound. The stillness was amazingly grounding. It was soothing, and yet there was an excitement that whirled around us.
Coming from the warmth of LA, we weren’t quite dressed well enough for the cold, so we hurried inside to get warm. Since it was late when we arrived, we decided to go to bed almost immediately and enjoy the snow the next day. But while we rested in the quiet of the night, we made sure we left the blinds open so that we could take in all the beauty of the continuous snowfall.