Sea of Clouds

All sunsets have felt magical to witness and yet this one by far felt the most incredible to experience!

Look closely please for this is a sea of clouds.

It is as if a thick fuzzy soft blanket over the realities of our Earth.

A literal experience of rising above it all, above the clouds of our perceptions, into a dream reality.

As if you could reach out and touch the edges of the Universe, and the golden light fills you up with pure joy, the cool comfortable breeze immerses you in playful lightness.

A couple of hours before sunset, a view from the other side of the mountain allows you to take a peek under that blanket cover where the entire city is busy and alive.

This is the famous sunset over the fog as captured from Mount Tamalpais, the highest peak of the Marin Hills, immediately north of the Golden gate Bridge in San Francisco. This was the highlight of the trip I took with my family this weekend. All photos are taken by my husband or myself.

While I have been waking up with earnest prayers of rising above the repeat story of life, Mother Earth gave me a visceral experience of what that feels like. Though as funny as humans are, once descended from the peak of the mountain, immersing back in said real life, I found out how true it is that emotions have a life of their own. They need their due respect and time. Mother Earth’s Grace is not to be used as escapes, but as a reminder for what awaits on the other side of our allowance for the waves of emotions and reality to flow through exactly as they are meant to. It is our practice and skill to find allegiance with that unwavering essence of our being, so we don’t rise and fall hard to our knees as we flow through this river of life experiences. A magical incredible experience of joy awaits on the other side of all clouds of grief.

90 thoughts on “Sea of Clouds

  1. I really thought it was the surf, powerful post and awesome pics to illustrate that all is not as it seems … that we can rise above that daily vortex of emotions to stay balanced and joyful! Profound magic, thanks πŸ™‚

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  2. OMG!!! What stunning and breathtaking pictures! I am simply in awe! These beyond beautiful pictures and your perfectly paired words make my evening!! Thank you so much for sharing, my dear friend! You are a gift in so many ways πŸ€—πŸ–€

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  3. Wow. Those pics are stunning, dear Pragalbha. I love how you write about rising above the clouds of our perceptions…that resonates deeply with me, as does your writing about acknowledging the emotions as they arise. What I get inside of your beautiful language, is that the only way to truly create union, is to work through these emotions as they arise, not to hang onto them, to care for them, give them compassion, and then let them float off, until the next arrive. This is how I experience the other side of the cloud of grief that you write so lovingly about. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us, my dear friend. Beautiful. πŸ™πŸ’œ

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  4. Wow! Magnificent view. Spectacular photos of the sea of clouds. And your reflection of it is as beautiful as the pictures. The graces that nature afford us should not be taken as escapes for us but as reminders for what awaits us. That is profound.

    Really beautiful.❀️

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  5. These are gorgeous photos and musings Pragalbha. I can imagine how magical that view and experience would be. And yes, when we pay attention, nature can help us gain new perspectives as with your insights about honoring our feelings. Kudos.

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    • I am very happy you enjoyed my sharing. It was truly magical that made a positive impact on me and will stay with me. Just being attentive/present is so enough, it is incredible how much we learn. Thank you very much Brad for your beautiful reflection and kind appreciation.

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    • Every part deserved it’s completion – this is so true what you say. We can’t rush it and yet we have to participate consciously to reach its completion. Thank you very much for your thoughtful reflection and appreciation πŸ’›βœ¨

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  6. “Mother Earth’s Grace is not to be used as escapes, but as a reminder for what awaits on the other side of our allowance for the waves of emotions and reality to flow through exactly as they are meant to.” Beautifully said and thanks for sharing Pragalbha the gorgeous pictures and the sun dipping like froth to spread light, consciousness and awareness.

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    • It is such special joy to read those lines repeated back by you, they give me renewed meaning. It is very kind of you. I am happy you liked the pictures, the place and experience was incredible. Thank you very much πŸ™πŸΌβœ¨

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  7. Pragalbha,
    I love the photos of your sea of clouds. This erspective is powerful but I especially appreciate the compassion you spoke of here. We are emotional beings. Honoring our experiences, feeling what is to be felt, is part of the whole journey.
    Wishing you peace and more moments of awe.
    Ali

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  8. Stunning, to see the world above the clouds while walking the earth that reaches up-wanting to experience that loftiness. That elevation. I imagine the emotions going up with the elevation, and changing yet again (not in a bad way, but different) while descending.

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  9. Stunning photos. And your captions take us on a beautiful journey.

    You said…”, I found out how true it is that emotions have a life of their own. They need their due respect and time. Mother Earth’s Grace is not to be used as escapes, but as a reminder for what awaits on the other side of our allowance for the waves of emotions and reality to flow through exactly as they are meant to. It is our practice and skill to find allegiance with that unwavering essence of our being, so we don’t rise and fall hard to our knees as we flow through this river of life experiences. A magical incredible experience of joy awaits on the other side of all clouds of grief….”

    And I cry. Because this is so true

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