Why are we here at this moment in time on this small blue green planet?
They say we too are made up of the stars down to the smallest molecule. It can feel so small when the universe is so vast. How can I affect change as such?
What I know is my life has meaning. The answer is always connection. The root is love. So how did I live the answer? I must have lived the question first.
What I didn’t know is I was being led by invisible forces, situations, people and opportunities which became my challenges, my lessons, my guides.
How to live a life well lived and loved is the question. It took me 40+ years to come to the realization and to accept even if the universe is so vast and my actions seem so small and individual, there is a ripple.
If I too am made up of the stars, I have a light inside. A unique heart like an emerald when the light hits it a certain way. I do not know who put it there or where does the light originate from. I can accept that it’s a part of me and we each have our own illuminated hearts beating in our chest. Not so narrow and individually separate. Our hearts can be in rhythm like the collective breath that illuminates the soul.
When I am still and quiet my mind,
I take a look up at the grand sky.
If there are clouds they often take shape in my mind’s eye.
There is a dragon with its pointed tail and craned long neck.
There is a bird with wings that seem to engulf and span across the whole sky above me.
I feel so little like I’m a worm in the earth about to be gobbled up as prey.
Then I see sea creatures.
Mermaids dancing with their magical tails as fish clamber around to find their own space.
I breathe deep. I try to share what I see.
My favorite times are when my mind is busy and away with thoughts and then I catch just a glimpse of the sky and the cloud is shaped like a heart.
Finding hearts randomly around nature is my symbol.
I’m always grateful of the reminder that I am love and loved
whether it’s the cloud up above like a large heartbeat in the sky
or the dried up and grayed gum on the sidewalk that shares a similar shape
or the lotion just pumped onto my palm.
And the heart makes me smile and pause for just a brief moment. That’s all it takes really.
Though the clouds and heart shapes may disappear, the image is contained in my mind and my heart.
I am grateful. Alive. I am not so small.
When I am present with the sky or the sidewalk,
I am in awe and connected to the universal magic that is always surrounding us.