Alaska: The Sea and The Mountains

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For me there is nothing like looking, smelling, feeling, touching and sensing the power of the sea. I can also say the same thing about any other body of water, of substantial size, naturally…

Yet, the mountains also speak to me in many ways. There is a certain power intrinsic in these giants of the earth and I love to climb, hike and be within their incredible habitat…

In Alaska, I was truly blessed with being able to avail myself of both. The Pacific Ocean comes to caress the shores where the mountains of Alaska have knelt to feel the cold, crisp touch the sea.

Alaska is called “The Last Frontier” and in the United States, it truly is. I loved Juneau, nestled in between mountains and so close to the Inside Passage, a narrow waterway through the mountains. There are no chains of fast food restaurants, most things are authentic and the spirit, flowing through the air is very clean, very pure. It has to be, as Juneau receives both the energies from the Pacific Ocean and the intensity of the great mountains on which it sits.

Even from the deepest forests, where pine trees are everywhere, filling up every centimetre of nature, standing proudly behind it all is the white, snow capped mountains, the greatness of Alaska. These wilderness is a place of silence, a fine place for meditation and contemplation. Here one is transmitted a profound sense of peace…

I know that every mountain range, especially the mighty tall ones in Nepal and our own Pyrenees and Alps all have their very particular charm and energy. I can appreciate that. But the ones in Alaska, perhaps because they are at the “top” of the world, somehow really projected incredible intensity and majesty to me…

So spirituality can be found in all of nature, I’ve no doubt. Nature is the creation of God, the place where one can commune with the Great Spirit and find exactly who one is…

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Alaska…The Inside Passage

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Recently I wrote an article about my fascination with living close to the sea. Some of my friends, including some of my fantastic followers, whom I follow with much interest, mentioned the mountains. Well, I have always had a strange relationship with mountains. I love them, but since I lived in a state…in Florida…where the highest elevation is probably one metre, to experience mountains I had to travel…

The place where I found a certain magic, where mountains and sea meet, embrace, kiss, rejoice and complement each other in a most incredible way was the Inside Passage, en route to Juneau, Alaska…

It was like entering a cathedral…

The only sound was the sound of the waterfalls and the melodies of silence as chunks of ice flowed by carelessly and peacefully. It was a very real encounter with the magnificence of nature, with the majesty of Creation and with the peace that can be had if we tune ourselves to the key of life…

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Mountains like these, in my opinion, are like enormous beings coming to the sea, coexisting with the sea to enrich and enlarge the beauty of both of these incredible existences…both environments are tremendously alive.

Travelling through the Inside Passage was an experience that I will never forget…

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