This photo is clearly not of the night sky but it reminds me of the Milky Way stretching across the sky in a beautiful arc. The Milky Way is mesmerizing, captivating people throughout time all over the world. Cultures have depended upon it, lived by it and woven its constellations into their spiritual beliefs.

While kayaking this summer, my friends and I were blessed to be camping on Lake Superior with a clear view of the brilliant stars one night. I have witnessed this many times but this night offered a unique and incredible gift. The Milky Way dipped right down into the calm water such that her reflection amplified her majesty. And if that wasn’t enough, we were blessed to see the Northern Lights. I could not help but feel such wonder and connection with Spirit.

When we immerse ourselves in nature, its peacefulness transmits to us. Daily time outside is a true medicine.