I went for a walk last night in the meadow. After putting in a lo-o-o-n-g 16 hour Saturday writing and doing yard work, I wanted to sit in the light of the perfect half-moon in a clear sky.
I wandered out in the moon’s light to my little 12 inch tall stump in the meadow. My throne. From here I witness untold riches – I watch and listen to the bats swoop and dive, I hear the owls calm conversation back and forth across the forest, I see the deer pass me on their well-worn path.
I looked up at the half-moon on this autumnal equinox, when day and night share, half and half, the 24 hours. In my line of vision about a foot away from me, I noticed one tall grass stalk with a large head of seed, bent over in a perfect half-moon shape. I squinted and lined it up with the moon in my vision. The seed head was the exact shape and size of the moon from my perspective, and precisely covered the moon.
I opened both eyes, there was the moon. I closed one eye, and the moon completely disappeared. Amusing. But also causing me to contemplate PERSPECTIVE.
This stem of grass – if I let it, from that narrow perspective – was able to entirely block out the glorious light of the moon that fell freely upon every single plant, creature and element in my world.
A remarkable metaphor! Do we not sometimes do this in our lives, allow some small, dark, thing that is close to us block the glorious light that sheds freely upon us all? The moon and the stem of grass encourages us to open up both of our eyes – our physical eyes and our metaphysical/spiritual eyes to get perspective, to see clearly.
When was the last time you sat on a stump in a meadow to get clarity on your perspective? It is time. Go now.
Happy New Year everyone. May all your dreams come true in this mystical 2012!
What are your dreams? My biggest dreams are:
1. That I can keep the forest I live in and that I protect for the health of the planet and all that lives upon and in it
2. That I continue writing my books.
Reaching those dreams happens when you, my valued readers, buy my books.
Here are widgets to my books and stories for your reading pleasure. Keep watching this site for more new books and stories. In the meantime, please purchase any – or all! – of the following:
Heartwarming! You’ll love reading 5 Minute Stories, with gentle family values. It will also make a special gift when it appears on the computer or eReader of someone you love. Only $2.99!
45 Ways to Excellent Life – 45 Action Meditations – something you can do every day to enrich your life and make you happy. Also makes a perfect gift!
Abundance! Easy to read and easy to follow – how to have abundance in your life!
Save Your Life with the Power of pH Balance
Because pH balance is so very important to your health and the health of the planet, I read everything I could get my hands on and distilled it down to this one very easy to read and understand book. The valuable information in this book could truly contribute to saving your life or the life of someone you love.
Love Is The Answer is filled with universal, unconditional, love. A perfect gift to give to anyone you love!
Oh my goodness, long time gone… so many other things happening (same with us all, yes?).
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Save Your Life with the Power of pH Balance Have you heard people talk about the importance of pH balance, but you don’t really know what they’re talking about?
Because pH balance is so very important to your health and the health of the planet, I read everything I could get my hands on and distilled it down to this one very easy to read and understand book.
Love Is The Answer is filled with love. A perfect gift to give to anyone you love!
This morning I tried to convince myself to get up and get to work. But the cat was purring in the crook of my arm, it was dark as pitch outside, and chilly inside. I was so comfortable in my bed.
But then there was a strange sound… some small thing had fallen somewhere in the house. The noise startled the cat. She stopped purring and moved. So I got up to investigate. I opened my bedroom door and saw the narrow window shade that hangs in the long window aside the front door lying on the floor.
I replaced it, and went back to my room to begin my morning meditation and thus, my day.
As I sat silently, I realized that if the window shade had not fallen I would have stayed resting with the cat on this, the first Sunday morning of the year, 2010, and probably fallen back asleep. But the odd – and one might dare to contemplate miraculous – event of the window shade jumping from its spot compelled me to get in motion… and to write this!
Life is full of miracles. Some rowdy, and demanding attention – such as a window shade jumping from its station. And some quietly taken for granted – such as the purring cat in the crook of one’s arm.
My Wish is for a Year of Miracles, both serene and boisterous – and myself in an awakened state to enjoy them.
I read a meditation recently that was sent to me via email, I don’t recall the source, but in it the person wrote that all of God’s creature were divine and had an obvious propose… except the mosquito.
I thought; oh, no, the mosquito is just as divine as any other aspect of creation. I believe the place of the mosquito (along with the other nature-related values it has) is PATIENCE. We can either be calm when mosquitoes are hovering, or freak out – become angry, frustrated, feel disempowered.
Patience teaches us to calmly move through life, to attract what is desired, and not what is not desired. The things, events, people, and creatures that we have a neutral relationship with sail by us, and the things, events, people, and creatures that cause us distress get caught up in the eddies of distress in the river of the self, and we often seem to be dealing with them again and again, when, all the while, the goal is to attract that which we desire.
So let all the mosquitoes in you life hover and buzz – keep you heart and mind focused on your intentions and your desires… and let the insects tend to theirs.