Walk In the Waves


I felt the urge to meditate at the beach today. The sun was setting, the waves were choppy and sprawling, and I reflected it all off my coffee, gold, and emerald eyes. I was troubled … I didn’t exactly know why. A mixture of the Change happening within me, and the ever-changing unknown that is Life all around.

I closed my eyes to feel the sun on my face more fully, and to hear the gulls cry. I opened them to take in the liquid gold rolling toward me as the sun continued its descent.

I heard a subtle Voice … no fanfare, or bold proclamations … almost like an unheard whisper tasted in my mind. It said,

“Go walk in the waves.”

I don’t know how familiar you are with the Pacific in January, but … well, it’s cold! I ignored the whisper … but of course it persisted. Call it your gut feeling, instinct, intuition, whatever … for me, that’s what I have pledged to listen to, and consider. With Love as my measure, I test these intuitive waters … and then act.

Love had no problem with me walking in the Pacific in January.

So I took my shoes and socks off, hiked my jeans up to my calves, and made my way through the boulders to get to the beach beyond.  It was beautiful.  My toes sank into the wet earth and I drank the decadent sunset with thirsty eyes.  I felt God kiss me, I felt Love, I felt one with the Universe … it was lovely; but I didn’t understand why the Voice had told me to come walk in the waves.  Was it all just to feel Loved?  I say that as if it means nothing … but I guess I just expect something monumental when God speaks to me.

After a while I made my way back through the boulders to the bench where I had left my shoes.  I sat and began to swat the wet sand off my feet.  I looked out at the ocean again and I saw my footprints in the sand.  The thought went through my head, “That is the mark you have left on the world today,” and I watched as a wave rolled over them and filled each footprint up with salt-water and sand.  They had almost disappeared with just one wave.

Then the Voice spoke to me again,

“You see?  What is your life, amidst all the lives that ever were or ever will be?  You are just footprints that get washed away … and that is as it should be.  You seek to make a mark on this world, to leave it drastically different than it was before you came … but that is against nature.  A drastic change would be the equivalent of an earthquake, or a volcano, or an atom bomb … all of those things cost lives, and are feared.  Why would you want to be like them … they hurt the earth.  They disturb the natural order … they bend the natural order to their own end.  Don’t aspire to have such an impact.  Aspire to make footprints in the sand that will soon wash away.  Aspire to heal everything around you with Love … not to impose your own will on the world around you.  Don’t fight … just BE … and when you are BEING? Be Love.  Then, and only then, will you be happy.”

Yeah … THAT was worth taking off my shoes to walk in the waves for :-).

Peace and Love.


Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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  Stephanie Jill Rudd wrote @

Fantastic post. The deliciousness of the experience comes shing right through your words. x

  Religion4All wrote @

Thank you, Stephanie … I’m glad you liked it, and to hear from you! 🙂

  rachelmiller1511 wrote @

That’s beautiful! I love the beach for meditation and there’s something so healing about paddling in the sea.

Happy 2013 xx

  Religion4All wrote @

Thank you, Rachel … it is good to hear from you! Happy 2013 to you as well :-).

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