I have for the longest time felt that our “job” on this earth was to discover that we are in actuality part of a momentous grand gestalt…. connected by soul and spirit to the One that created us so that it might know itself in matter. What does that mean, then?
I know for myself I see us as part of Divine ONEness and at the same time a unique expression of same. That means we are all related and we all have a role to play in one another’s live expression. We are all teachers and we are all students, and we change caps with the snap of our fingers!
When I was young I felt that warm “one-ness” not only with people, but with animals and Nature as well. Still do! I was once playing with my neighborhood friends in an empty lot, swinging on tree branches and delighting in the soft gentle sunshine and blue sky dotted with pristine white clouds. One of the branches on the tree broke. The boy who was swinging on it fell but was unharmed, however I felt and “heard” a scream…! Took me a few minutes to realize that it came from the tree!!!! I felt impulsed to show that life form pity and compassion (as well as respect), and I did so by holding my open hands over the area of the “wound” in the young branch and wishing it well and to “feel better” and grow the necessary connective tissue to repair itself.
My friends watching were all in agreement … I chose friends carefully, even then!… and asked how they could help. I had no idea how to help the tree, but I knew what my mom would do if it were me. She’d put a small dab of vasoline on the painful area and then wrap the appendage that sustained the damage, i.e., part of the branch dangling from the torn segment. We all played “nursemaids” to that living thing, and you know what? We felt GOOD! As days and weeks went by, I would sometimes check it’s progress and you could see it was mending!!
Finally it was healed. It would always be a weak spot (no more usage as a swing!), but it had it’s full body back again and exuded a gentle and appreciative “message” of thanks. That experience taught me that not only were we connected and able to assist and communicate with others, but that it FELT GOOD to do so!!!!!!
In today’s fast paced lives with all the things that SEPARATE us from one another (and from Mother Gaia), we must do out part to re-connect…….!!! Try it. I guarantee it will feel very, very good!
Blessed BE, everyone!!
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