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I just saw a river otter in the wild at Alex Bay. That just made my month.

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Land, sea, and sky meet at Alexandria Bay, NY. Photo by Grey Catsidhe, 2013.

How does a Druid-in-progress, who also happens to be a busy new mama, find the time to meditate?  I’m finding that my usual methods of sitting quietly and focusing on my breath are not very reliable at this time.  Or…doable.  Baby Bee needs a lot of attention at this point in the game.  When she rests, I try to relax.  And honestly, my mind has difficulty focusing lately.  Must be part of the mama mind.

Today we went on a little day trip to the nearby Alexandria Bay.  The sun was shining and it was the perfect day for a swim.  Only…  I can’t swim right now due to my cesarian incision.  Next best thing?  Putting my feet in.  As I slipped into the cool waters, I felt this tingle rise in my body and I immediately thought about the powers of the sea, the powers of the Underworld.  The sun was shining brightly above, and I was very aware of its heat cascading down upon me, through me.  The sun in the sky – the power of the Upperworld.  They met and mingled in me, a denizen of the Middle Realm.

I enjoyed that for a few moments before returning to my husband and baby who were resting in the shade of some lovely pine trees.  It wasn’t a long meditation, or even a deep one, but I took a moment to reflect on the Three Realms and concentrate on the Two Powers flowing into me.  I needed that.

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Devil’s Oven Island

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Bolt Castle

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Neat mushrooms at Hyde Lake

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Hyde Lake, NY

In addition to all this, I saw little fish who stalked my toes and tried to eat my fingers, a deer, a humming bird, and a pheasant.

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