Yesterday afternoon as I sat on the deck looking out over Lake Tahoe with the waves lapping up against the lake wall, I felt the immensity of Spirit in, on, and around this lake. Its presence draws out a place in my soul that is so peaceful, so reverent, and so in awe of the incredible beauty and majesty of the mountains, the water, and the sky. It changes me every time I visit.
I wanted to know specifics about the Lake, so checked on Wikipedia for the following paraphrased information. Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the state line between California and Nevada. It is the largest alpine lake in North America and at 122,160,280 acre-feet of water, trails only the five Great Lakes as the largest by volume in the United States. Its depth is 1,645 ft making it the second deepest in the United States after Crater Lake in Oregon. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. It is 22 miles long and 12miles wide with approximately 71 miles of shoreline.
Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California and is known throughout the United States. It is home to winter sports, summer outdoor recreation, and scenery enjoyed throughout the year. Snow and ski resorts are a significant part of the area’s economy and reputation. The Nevada side also offers large casinos, with highways providing year-round access to the entire area. This is Lake Tahoe’s tourist legacy; to me there is a more important legacy.
Lake Tahoe’s statistics are interesting, but that isn’t what changes me. The Native Americans knew sacred places when they found them and Lake Tahoe is one for them and for me. The lake allows people around it and on its waters, but it holds the presence of the sacred that is untouchable. A vibration and frequency flows into and around my body when I first see the lake visually. It stops me and give me pause as though entering the most holy place.
I want to spend days, weeks, months by Lake Tahoe as the peace of just hearing the water splash against the shore, feeling the breeze blow through the trees across the lake, and watching the sun create diamonds of light on the water takes me into a trans-like state where I drift off to my inner serene place. The mountains seem to serve as a barrier to the busy, rushing outside world. The sky above it is so vast, blue, and open that there seems to be an energy coming down into the lake as though it is surrounded by a vortex through which only love and harmony flow continuously. It calls to one to let everything else go and just “be.” Relaxing by the lake is like being cradled in the arms of angels floating on the water.
The presence of Lake Tahoe opens a place of love in me so great that I don’t have words for it, almost like being on The Other Side, such is the depth of feeling. This love flows over into those around me as I feel unconditional love for them in my soul. I see and feel their beauty in all ways and I am profoundly changed at depth with the love I perceive in them.
Spirit showing me Divine Love through Lake Tahoe and those around me. My gratitude knows no bounds. Lake Tahoe’s legacy for me and for Reggie, and I am guessing for others, is the presence of Divine Love offered through the water of the lake, the shores surrounding it, the magnificent sky above it, and the Spirits blessing all who enter this sacred pristine area.
Reggie loves Lake Tahoe also as he walks along the shore, sniffs all the new smells, and he, too, wants to stay and keep exploring as he feels so happy. His happiness increases with all the love he receives from those around him. He is content to just be adored. We are so very blessed to experience this lake and this love. Nancy and Reggie♥