May joy flow for you this day!
While Helen Keller’s quote speaks of sight and touch, there is a piece of our soul who hears. When that aspect of my spirit ‘ingages’ with the Silence, a knowing arises that hints that what ‘may be’, is pure, non-logical to some, but certainly not nonsense.
Find the courage, grand heart, to reside in your heart and to flow with the pulse that issues from the Source of all life. We are all connected in what is surely the ultimate Love Knot. To do so consciously is to experience the rich and true sense of feeling known, and of knowing. Such a gift has a divine presence and transcends all ‘normal’ senses.
The morning I left Israel a couple months ago it was a cool 17º Celsius, and five hours later my friend Natalie sent an email that by noon the temperature was over 39º , that’s over 100º to those of you who think in terms of Fahrenheit. You can only imagine how happy I was to be heading to Switzerland…
Within a matter of weeks a memory began to seep into my awareness from an unknown point in my distant past; an advertising slogan that warned, “Don’t mess with Mother Nature.”
Clearly She’s showing us what happens when we do so, because 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record. For weeks a heat wave has been blistering Ticino and most of Europe. Thankfully, it finally broke last night when storm fronts rolled in from every direction bringing thunder and lightning that shook the building for an hour before the first rains came. The minute the first drops fell, the temperature dropped from 33º Celsius to a lovely 20º, 68º Fahrenheit.
Waking up this morning after a wonderful night’s sleep, it was blissful to open the shutters to sunny skies and still cool temperatures. While gratitude flooded my heart, I readily admit to counting the days until Autumn, all the while longing for my first Ticino winter!
Whatever the weather is in your neighbourhood today, may your inner world be as joyous as mine is this day, filled with the warmth of love, your skies clear so your spirit can fly.
I don’t know about you, but every single time I ignore an emotional sniffle, discounting confusion or sadness, my entire being suffers. Frankly, it’s ridiculous how fast things can go sideways. More often than not, I’m the one who ends up in tears when someone gets into a snit as their brain and knickers knot. I finally figured out that giving my feelings the brush off doesn’t clear anything. It’s tantamount to sweeping the threshold of my life and giving pain permission to camp out on the doorstep. Needless to say, once it’s there, pain takes great delight in leaning on the doorbell and if I wear earplugs and blinders in an attempt to ignore it, 10 times out of 10 it’s gonna kick down the door, with guilt its most powerful partner in crime.
Several months ago it became obvious that the ‘sticks and stones’ I’ve carried my entire life were powerless to protect me. While I long ago figured out that the old adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but… Continue reading Emotional Sniffles and a Childlike Spirit