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A Way Through

A few years ago I went to Washington State to visit my parents. My mom was recovering from breast cancer. We decided to take a trip to the central part of the state to a beautiful place called Lake Chelan.

We had been wanting to go there for quite some time. In fact, prior to me moving to the East Coast we had been planning a trip there but my new employer asked if I could move to DC sooner. I dutifully said yes so never got to Lake Chelan (do you think I would like a do-over on that one? - YES!).

The Cascade Mountains and two million plus acres of wilderness surround this gem of a lake. The water looks pure and there is an overwhelming sense of peace that you can’t help but feel. Maybe that’s in part to the Native Americans that once lived there in this still very remote part of the world. At the north end of the lake is a community, Stehekin (pronounced stu-he-kin). There are no roads to it. You can get there only by plane, boat or hike days through the mountains and trees.

Because it is so remote and difficult to get to, the Native Americans named it Stehekin, which means, "the way through". They needed to find a way through that vast wilderness to survive and they did. It wasn’t easy and at times I’m sure it looked hopeless. But they didn’t quit or give up, instead they found something that worked for them. They found a way through to fresh water and fish - they survived.

You may be in your own wilderness. It may seem like there is no way out, like you can’t get to where you need to be. Search inwards. If you are trying for example to stop consuming copious amounts of sugar or you are trying to find a way to help your kids or friends, or maybe your job is very unfulfilling, don’t give up. Keep searching. Try a different route.

Find your Stehekin.

To Your Journey,

Lisa Schaffer

GreenNote Fitness

P.S. Checkout my Facebook page where I reference an article, “10 Easy Feng Shui Tricks To Raise Your Vibration”. This may help you clear your mind and find a way through.

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