Do you have a place? A place you feel so at peace that you never want to leave? A place that grounds you like no other? A place that brings a smile to your face when you think of it? A place that you can so easily tap into when you are having a day? A place you will go to when you just need a little “me” time?
That place for me is the Beach.
After a trip to the beach I feel calm, connected, creative. There is just something about it for me. No matter the season… There may be less visits in the winter but as long as it’s not snowing I will drive the coast and if I am able to park I will totally stop and take in the ocean air.
Why the Beach?
#1 Relaxing Sounds
There is a reason ocean waves are on those noise machines people use to sleep at night. I could literally sit all day with my feet in the sand listening to the crashing sounds of the waves as they reach the shore. This sound is so calming to me. Everything else gets tuned out…even those mothers yelling at their children to stop throwing sand at each other… I often will record this to use to meditate to at home as it brings me right back to the place where I feel most relaxed.
#2 Grounding Energy
Putting your feet in the sand is truly a thing. Whether it is the warmth of the fine sand surrounding the bottoms of your feet or the cooler more firm sand as you walk closer to the water. The sand has an astounding way of quickly connecting us with the earth and the energy around us.
Oh and let’s not forget about the Sun… feeling the warmth as it shines down on me. I love how it feels… there is something about it’s energy. And of course a little vitamin D never hurts!
#3 The Memories
I grew up & also currently live only about an hour or so from the ocean. (the mountains are not far either… I am so lucky!) Though it was so close, we had a pool and we had family with a lake house so ocean beach trips were super special. We would spend the whole day riding the waves, building sand castles, eating fruit and burying ourselves in the sand. It was not about the grounding energy or relaxation, it was about the FUN! And as I get older I love the beach more and more.
I am so grateful now that my kiddos love the beach just as much as I do. It’s the one thing my kiddos will get up early for without any complaints! We get up bright & early, get our bathing suits on, pack up and go “road trippin” as my son will say. We get there early for a good spot and will spend as much time as possible there. So many amazing memories for us from searching for seashells, to climbing the rocks to finding crabs and other creatures. They even get me in the frigid water body surfing… it’s like I am a kid again.
My hope is that they will fondly remember the beach from their childhood and continue to love it with their kids and grandkids!
#4 Healing Vibes
Salt Water, Salty Air, the waves, the grounding energy, the relaxation, quality time with my kids living in the moment, and even time for myself reading and writing. The beach is a form of self care and healing for me. From the natural elements that help our body to the connection with myself, my kids & all of the nature around us to the disconnection from technology the beach is healing for my mind, body & soul.
What is your place?
I would not be surprised if you say the beach too… I tend to attract other beach loving people too. There is an energy connecting us…