A couple of weeks ago, I decided I would create a library for my team members in Worldventures, a network marketing company based in Dallas, Texas offering wholesale travel. For the past couple of months, I have been in my own personal training to become a network marketing professional — I’m “Going Pro”. I have read a number of books, listened to self-help CD’s, watched DVD’s and youtube videos — all quite inspiring and motivational with great trainings in techniques and personal development.
Before I begin inviting folks to take a look at our WV services, I want to provide a support system that would assist in the new member’s home-study course in network marketing and of course info on this specific company. I hired my daughter to create a blog website specifically for WV members of the Four Corners area. I typed out notes to my favorite network marketing professionals and xeroxed copies. I also created a library of books whose topics range from financial advice to personal growth and spirituality to network marketing. I collected most of these books from our local thrift shops at great deals, or in some cases, they were free!
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I will learn to take weekends off on a regular basis from creative endeavoring work. Weekends are a luxury for the self-employed and it’s about time I incorporate this type of luxury, (though in the next two months I have a major deadline to complete the Chilkat robe I am weaving), so I am postponing regular weekends until AFTER I deliver the robe!
Having at least one day off from work helps rejuvenate and revitalize our bodies, mind and spirit. We need this type of “food” to nourish and support us. It helps keep our creative juices flowing!
I appreciate a great travel partner who instigates simple great adventures and is attracted to the same subtle and not-so-subtle images, energies and beauty in nature. Of the many places Dan and I have traveled to and through in Western North America over the past 5 years, from the American Southwestern states up through Montana, Alberta, Yukon and Southeast Alaska, the early evening day trip to the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado last weekend captured my entire being. I felt as though I were walking on holy ground, sacred ground…vulnerable yet spiritually and physically powerful. I am happy I followed Dan’s lead to this place of mysticism and sacredness.
These are the highest sand dunes in North America up to 750 feet covering 30 square miles at the base of the Colorado Rockies between Crestone and Alamosa. We arrived in mid-afternoon when the sun was lowering on the horizon for better contrast of light and dark. I complained like a kid “…are we there yet!?” because the straight highway drive was absolutely boring, especially after driving through phenomenal scenery driving down from the Leadville area the day before!!
I yearn to return to the Sand Dunes. I imagine just to sit and be there. In peace. Alas, I have other commitments and major deadlines one right after the other; I have a Chilkat robe that I have to finish weaving by June 1st, then I have to deliver it, then I have 6 classes to teach in Yukon and Alaska and I do not return back to Colorado until mid-Summer when the Sand Dunes Park will be cluttered with too many people!!! — So alas, we must wait until AFTER Labor Day weekend because we will avoid the crowds.
I know Dan and I must return to this place. Not just for an afternoon but for at least an entire week. Camp out. Hike. Bike. Play flute. Play a hand drum. Do Tai Chi. Take photos. Paint. Draw. Sit and be still at the top of one of the 750 ft. peaks. I have even imagined living nearby just a few miles South of the dunes, or make a yearly trek in a camper van and just hang out. I have never been to a place that has tempered me like the way a camp fire tempers me. I feel a large solid heart filling my entire chest and abdomen – it is obvious the spirit of the Great Sand Dunes has filled me to no end. We shall return. Soon.
Click Here …..to view more photos of the Great Sand Dunes…and better yet, the next time you are in Colorado, check out the power and spirit of this magnificent place!