Days on the farm start for me at 6AM, sometimes 6:01. Like clockwork, sans alarm, I wake up to a sun that’s still low in the sky. I walk through the library and admire the way the golden-orange sun leaks through the lace curtains and soaks the mahogany table in its warm glow. I make my way to the humble country kitchen that makes me feel right at home here in a place I’ve never been. I make coffee, a little too strong, and then I grab my book, load a bowl and head to the porch with my coffee in hand to sip, read and smoke.
Then my morning asana practice- honestly, this has been the highlight of my day and the thing I look forward to most during my time here. Everything is so still, the air is a cool 70 and the only sound I hear is the collective song by the birds, bees and tumble weeds.
•moving like honey•
Still & serene early mornin’
The sun taking its sweet time to rise
My eyes, squinting in the sun beams
As I lean into the nature that surrounds me
I hear chickens, pigeons and little birds
All cooing a good morn greeting.
It’s as if I’m meeting myself again for the very first time,
only now it’s under the context of living a divine,
simple and beautiful life.
With this thought, I am at peace.
I sip my coffee and the sun continues to rise.
I think of God and how his glory may never cease to surprise.
Glory in the highest is this present moment.
&& so it is.
The sun greeted me each morning, already low and serene in the sky by the time I opened my sleepy eyes.
Each day began with a cool breeze and the smell of dew still dripping from the flowers. We explored around Mitchell, Sioux Falls and even made stops in Wall, Rapid City and Keystone on our way back to Colorado.
I absolutely love the small town vibes of Mitchell.
We went to the Corn Palace, hiked on some lovely trails and even checked out Mitchell Lake on a particularly hot day! The hot weather and humidity did right by my mind, body and soul.
I would have to say that my favorite place we visited in South Dakota was Sioux Falls. The town was lovely, the people were kind and the vibes made me feel right at home. We learned that this city gets its name from all of the awesome waterfalls around town as well as the falls right in the middle of town!
While in South Dakota, I decided to practice a social media cleanse. I deleted all of my social apps and simply appreciated each moment for what it was in the moment and not for how it would look later.
This trip was exactly what I needed to rejuvenate my soul and reset my intentions. A lot of things came to light for me during this trip that made me reconsider my life path and where I want to go next.
The only thing I know for sure is that it is bound to be an adventure!!
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