Because you were willing to share your story, not only did you access more information from the experience, but another person, also benefitted from your extraordinary experience. The beauty of this natural process of sharing our stories is vital for our continued growth.
Excerpt from: Love Thy Neighbor
Image by: Kathy Kelly from Pixabay
“What unraveled, Dear, was a new perspective of our world. As I proceeded down the trail, the plants glowed as I came near to them. Some were more brilliant than others, but all gave off some level of light. And that marvelous colony of ferns that we are both so smitten with was spectacular. It was as if an entire community switched on their lights for the outsider passing by. Even as I continued along the trail, the ferns seemed to be the most exuberant. Their response seemed to be inter-relational. As my eyes reached further into the woods, singular ferns would brighten when I looked in their direction.
“And then, a lovely family of deer came out of a heavily wooded area, and what I witnessed was amazing. As the family of three walked through the area, the plants shimmered, lighting the way for them. The plant life was providing light for all who passed by, including a great horned owl that flew high up into that old towering white pine. As she flew upward, the branches sparkled, lighting the way for her until she landed comfortably on a large limb. Then the tree dimmed so that the owl was hidden safely by the darkness. It truly was a marvelous sight to behold. This adventure continued from one location to the next until the morning sun took over responsibility for bringing light to the area.”
Resource: Love Thy Neighbor
THE ACT OF PREPARATION
“I marveled at myself as I went about nestling into the small studio apartment attempting to make it into my own sacred space. The laptop and all its necessities were located in a suitable place, as were the tools of my journey. The Tibetan bell, which always accompanies me, was carefully placed on the selected end table. Also situated on this chosen table was The Journal, commonly referred to as the Keeper of All Things Notable. The Favorite Pen used only for entries in The Journal was perfectly placed on the diagonal of the precious book’s surface. And of course, a tea candle was strategically placed to complete the setting.
I must admit that I truly enjoy these acts of preparation. It makes me feel that I am welcoming Old Friends into my present life. Perhaps, this sounds a bit fanciful, but whether it is or not, the ceremonial activity brings me great pleasure, and that in itself makes it helpful. Because I am one who believes in the appearances of unusual experiences, I feel a strong sense of responsibility for creating a setting that is comfortable for my guests. I wish to honor them for the efforts they have contributed to the occasion.”