|Good Morning Sunshine (The sun is shining over Rae's shoulder)|
Our meetings are usually two to three days...with enough free time to spend time in Santa Fe or surrounding areas. The land at Cuyamungue is some of the most beautiful on earth and I treasure the time I get to spend there.
|I am walking to the ridge.|
|The sun is rising.|
The main reason I must go to Cuyamungue is to complete the circle of my friend, Rae's life. I know this is more for me than for her...but I need to do this. I need to walk to the top of the ridge, open my arms, breath in the clean crisp morning air, and release my grief. My friend, Stephanie, will join me. She, Rae and I conducted many workshops at the Institute and our bond was and still is strong.
|Stephanie, Rae and I at one of our workshops|
In this collage, each one of us communicated to each of the other participants in our own way. Stephanie was song, I am not sure if Rae's was a hug or if it was Duane's, mine was silence through the eyes. In the one picture we have Rae in the center receiving healing and loving energy from us.
I won't know until I go...until I am on the ridge...releasing my grief and feeling Rae's spirit riding the wind. Riding the wind, free from pain, free from stress, and full of love for all of those she touched.
(...and aside....As I was typing this, tears in my eyes...my fingers began to type this....'come down from the ridge and play $10 on the slots at Cities of Gold, and $10 at The Rock, and then $10 at Buffalo Thunder...live, love and laugh...do this for me...)