Monday, September 27, 2010

In Quiet Moments

In Quiet Moments

Yesterday sparkled with sunshine. Hot, humid, hot hot, hot. Then, the wind picked up. Gentle at first, a breeze that felt good, stirred the branches of the trees. Gray sky appeared from the east, pushing the sun away. The wind picked up, the sky darkened. I watched as the sky hinted at impending rain. Ah, a fall storm, a welcomed gentle rain to come? Sprinkles. How wonderful! Then, moments later, the gray sky cleared, the smattering of rain dissipated and the sun returned in all it’s glory. The breeze was intermittent. The shadows from the trees dancing about casting shadows, then sun, then more shadows.

Odd, my attention was riveted on the play of light. I felt buoyed by the chance of rain, and teased by the light winds. Cooled, hopeful that we might enjoy a shower, surprised as the sky struggled to make a commitment to brighten or bring forth the rain.

I sat quietly for a long time. Patiently waiting to see how this would play out. Thankful for these quiet moments to be fully present to enjoy the moment. No desire to be pulled away. Not a life changing experience but a pleasant experience. A gift form the Universe I might have missed had I allowed myself the time to enjoy it. I stayed in the moment until the sun gently set. Still a breeze, no rain, a silent goodnight to a lovely day.

I am grateful for having had those moments. Having enjoyed the quiet suspense of nature.

The the darkness gathered, I felt at peace. Relaxed. Thankful.

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive." {Joseph Campbell}
Then The darkness felt gentle. Awash with the last muted colors of the setting sun. The breeze still hinting at the possibility of rains unspent. Perhaps I will awaken late in the night to the sound of the rain, or before the sun rises, enchanted by the expectation of another perfect day. Another day filled with whatever gifts the universe will offer.

I will stay open to accept the gifts. I will create some time to enjoy the offering. I will give thanks again. I will remain open to each experience this day will hold ever mindful of the unique and wonderful gifts of each view, each touch of the wind through my hair and on my face...

I am also filled with thoughts of the young man in Georgia, you remember, I called him "Little Cub"... I'm looking for someone who works or has worked for the airlines to try and "hook his mom" up with an airline ticket so that she may fly from Colorado to be with him there in GA during whatever is to come with testings/and such during these frightening times... Mom also has Cancer... Please hold this family in your thoughts and prayers... AND, if you have some frequent flyer miles to spare, or creative ideas, or if you have an "in" with the airlines let me know, let's help Mom get to her cub...

The fire is burning brightly, the sage and cedar is being offered in great gratitude with thoughts on the wind...
The list of our prayer/thought/intention circle in listed on yesterdays thoughts...

I invite you to join me in holding the people up in thoughts and prayers... Because you choose to, because together we are warriors here, along with some powerful angels and some energetic light workers...

And for that I give thanks, and so it is!

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Anonymous said...

Ah yes, the night sky did part with some rain. I hear the tap tap of the gutters this morning and the grass is washed a eep green. Guess I slept through it all. Love this first cup of coffee before I roll out my day. Wonderful quote doc. And yes, too many wonderful, peaceful moments missed by rushing around doing, when sitting quietly in the moment may afford us with such a lovely experience.

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear about the Mom whose son in GA needs her presence. Surely one of us know someone who can help with her trip. I am proud to be apart of a group that reaches out as wedo here.
Any update on Olivia? healing I hope. I too miss our friend Chris. Hope she gets her computer fixed,and returns soon. Need to save the date on Laura's MS fundraier. Still planned at the Steak and Shake in Oldsmar? Let us know when we get a date so I can mark my calander. My car hasn't been washed since the last one in July, or was it June? Anyway, it and I am ready. Great day to start the week off right. Best to all.