Friday, September 28, 2007

Negative Energy Shield

an energy recipe

I have been so caught up with my travels recently, that I have forgotten this blog isn't just a travel blog, but rather a blog about positive vibrations I feel in Vermont. Many of these happen when traveling. However, Mitch and I went to New Hampshire this weekend to a party with his college friend's high school friends. Lots of fun of course and we spent Sunday driving through the White Mountains, creating energy in waterfalls, and making notes for spending a week's vacation there next summer.

But, I am committed to writing about Vermont, so on this most recent weekend, I will expand no more.

Now, in my experiences I have learned, that as strong as you may be and as positively filled you are of good energy and love and well wishes from others, there are always forces of dark that can zap it all away in a flash, leaving you drained, and at risk of the dreaded, "getting sick." I have created a cure that works for many and should be tried by you, when you need a true boost of self healing. It goes like this:

~ Cancel your evening plans - all of them.
~ Take a long, hot, shower and really focus on the water coting you in a protective shield; a shield that will keep any further negative energy, thoughts, or forces from getting at you. Clear your mind of thinking about what you did do, didn't do, have do do, shouldn't do, or want to do and really just envision the hot water coting you in a shield.
~ Enjoy this shower for all it's worth, use up the hot water, use a loofah, wash your hair twice, don't shave if you don't want to, or just pretend you're in a hot waterfall and don't do any cleaning - whatever you feel like doing and relax...
~ If you can have a towel heating in the dryer, have it already really heated, or have a sweetie or a roomie dry one for you to be ready when you shut off the water and dry off in the luxury of a hot towel, dabbing that shield of protective energy you manifested to your body.
~ Once your shower extravaganza is complete, make yourself a healthy dinner and enjoy every bite.
~ Finish up by watching a movie (my suggestion is something like Fried Green Tomatoes or Forrest Gump). Or, slip into bed and read some of your favorite novel.

When you wake up the next morning, then you can think about what you need to do to get rid of the negative energy inside, although I think you will find, it has dissipated through the night. Comment me and tell me if it worked - I'd like to hear your experiences!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Vermont Dunes

Hmm, that title sounds daunting and haunting. Well, the Vermont Vibin' of a public relations lass does need to take that swing into fall. Personally, I prefer to skip the fall and jump straight into the snow, but perhaps my Vermont Vibes Travel Blog will help me embrace and capture the death of all things green - may they be covered in white until they are green again. So dark, yet, so true. Man, I love Vermont!

Ok, on with it. This past weekend, the crafty photographer and I hopped in the Vibe and this time took along Mitch's mom, Mellonee! Mel is the true essence of positive vibrations. In fact, the night before we vobe (yes, that is the past tense of "vibe"), Mel came with me to a "lady time" dinner with some gal pals of mine. Over cocktails and other yumminess at The Daily Planet, Mel got my friends to participate in some great energy exercises. Later that night, when lady time was over, they were teaching it to their dudes! Mel is a Reiki Master in Massachusetts and has a fantastic reiki, energy, and music studio in Mass - Ways To Wellness - if you're in that area or know folks who are you should certainly check it out!

Back to the Vibe - we drove up to the always gorgeous Champlain Islands to one of my most favorite secret treasures in Vermont - Alburg Dunes State Park. This place chokes at my heart every time I visit, and this was no exception. A huge stretch of beach along the western shore of Lake Champlain is all sand dunes - looking much more like something you would see in Massachusetts than in Vermont. Caused by the massive glacial activity that created the lake from the Champlain Sea eons ago, the Alburg Dunes are also one of the most fantastic wildlife viewing areas I have ever come across in Vermont.

I have never visited without seeing at least three Great Blue Herons up close and this time I remembered to bring my binoculars.

Behind the beach area are miles of wetlands and bogs - one of my most favorite natural phenomenons because they are Nature's way to fight back against all the harm the human race has caused the Earth. Go Bogs!

And, I like them much more in the fall because there are no nasty little bugs trying to get me! Ok, guess I'm warming up to the fall. Please visit the link to this lesser known state park - Alburg Dunes State Park - for a great description of the dunes, wetlands, and the factual information that I am leaving out.

This was a Vermont day trip because we had to continue the positive vibrations for a Mitch Parents Weekend with dinner at the ever-popular American Flatbread, although I highly disapprove of their reservation/waiting list/call-in-but wait nonsense. Drinks and music followed at Nectar's and for once I spent a Sunday doing housework with the roomie instead of trekking around in the Vibe - but look out - you never know where I'm going to pop up next!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Lake Willoughby

Mitch and I are going to write this one together:

R: Mitch what did you think of the weekend?
M: Wow, neat.
R: What, the weekend, or the way I started this blog?
M: Both! Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
R: Oooooooo - you stuck in the weeeeeeee!
M: Since no one guessed after the Jamaica post, I win and choose Lake Willoughby for the topic.
R: That is the topic.
M: Good. Lake Willoughby was breathtaking and full of energy and magnetic chaos!
R: It was such a sweet and bonding way to say goodbye to your bestest friends too - we all felt the energy together and it was beautiful.
M: Yes, I am going to miss those two and I can't believe we got JB to do energy exercises under the pine trees during one of our canoing breaks.
R: Oooo - and the sun and energy penetration when we were paddling back to shore.
M: Yeah, before that insane storm!!
R: Good thing we've all been to enough Phish shows to know how to bond together and make a shelter.
M: Weeeeeeeee!!

So, faithful readers of my Vermont Vibes Blog, summer comes to a close. One of the last weekends of the magic known as "Vermont summer" was spent with my sweet partner and his two closest friends in the world - before they depart into the next phase of life. Lake Willoughby is a Vermont paradise not to be missed or exploited by anyone. We camped at the White Caps Campground at the southern tip of Vermont's glacial lake of the aqua water and undeveloped and rugged western shoreline. We sang campfire songs, made s'mores, and told ghost stories all while being transported back to age 11 - weeeeeeeeeeee!!!

We canoed up the uninhabited western shore and stopped for picnics and energy embracement under the trees. We faced Northeast Kingdom unpredictable weather with laughter and beer and made some kick ass camp food. (B - you should post a recipe!)

Then we slowly traversed back to civilization stopping at Cabot Cheese to stock up on Vermont's best comfort food and the Grand View Winery for some wine tasting and blackberry wine!

Stopping for water at the Johnson Cold Spring - me and B!

View to the east.

B and I on our wood mission!

JB taking a twilight swim (and sneaking energy).

John, Mitch, Becky, Mitch's Tent

En route to wine and cheese via NEK!

Joe's Pond Reprive

I am a woman of my words and said I would post additional pictures to the ever-popular Joe's Pond weekend - so here ya go...