Good Mood Alaska Inland Passage

by Mari Ziolkowski

alaska2off to alaska again on that magic ship - the ship that seemed to remember me. sun peeking through the fog on the way up, mountains welcoming us on both sides as we come into victoria ... after sampling local art, saying hi to mount baker, and watching ravens chasing a bald eagle across the sky - the ship heads out again into the mystic, setting sun over rising fog bank .... wind whipping across deck, alone at the front of the ship, i spread my arms in a kate winslet move and offered myself to the sea ....

light playing over the water, shadows dancing on the waves .... whales spouting off both sides of the ship .... soon we are back in juneau, and the beautiful blue glacier, humpback whales tail slapping - baby whales showing us their faces, orcas in a pod swimming all around us. bald eagles on the shore hanging out. the wind whipping on the back of the boat, i stare at the snow-capped mountains and whisper:  i'm back!

next day glass-smooth light-green tinted glacier bay ....  rounded tree-topped mountains with moving brown bear dots 🙂 the sun is out - again! and vista after vista of stunning white/brown/green earth beauty lays itself out in front of us .... glaciers curving down the mountain, glacier ridges, glaciers calving... mountain spirit faces in the patterned snow - twin peak glaciers that stun in their majesty .... white humpback whales breaching over and over again as we glide out of the bay. jumping for joy later that night, this time their dark side showing .... pink sunset over the mountains/moon rise in the still blue sky .... waking dream of totem poles standing in the sea -- the ancient real time/current spiritual center of the native people ....

alaska1next a small town with a dramatic mountain/harbor backdrop filled with white houses, mystical masks and good mood shamanic artists making aurora goddesses and whimsical totems: haines.  as we pull out i stare up at the mountains on both sides dwarfing the ship and see another whale tail 🙂 .... leaving the snow-topped northern peaks behind, we are soon back in the seldom sunny creek-street town of ketchikan - salmon still spawning in the creek, beautiful fur-doll spirits in the streets. the energy of the ancient totem poles blows my mind once again .... as we pull out of the final small town tucked between mountain and sea, i watch the sun dancing on the water over/around/beyond the endless islands of the good-mood shamanic inland passage, and feel complete .....

Mari P Ziolkowski PhD

In the interest of healing self, others and the planet, Mari has been following the call of earth based/divine female energies for 20 years. Drawn to walk a heart path in the midstof the beauty and paradox of the earth plane, Mari continues to be engaged by the personal and planetary need to rebalance the feminine and masculine energies. Find out more about her work at: www.spiritmaa.webs.com

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