Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Grains Of Sand

Today as I was provoked by a journal which had raised a question about our existance, I was brought back in time to when I once asked that same series of questions. "Why are here?"  "What is our purpose?"  "Is life a series of events, or is there a destiny for each of us?"  Those questions (and many similar ones) have always haunted my realm......and I have always tested various waters of thought for guidance and answers.....inbetween their lines, they were all saying the same thing....

discovering....uncovering.....awakening....opening.....all need to be present before any amount of enlightenment can occur........ Then, in one written line, the doors opened for  my mind to cross into......the line was.....in this galaxy, there are billions of stars....imagine billions! Our huge glorious sun, is but one tiny spec in the galaxy! Earth, is less than a spec.....and we, the people on it are nothing more than a spec of spec!  "How can we be so small?" ....... "Its impossible!" I gasped.  You and I know...our lives are a BIG DEAL....many count on us, look to us for love and support. We have hearts that live, love and laugh. But,,,sadly, from way up there...we are just a small part of a very small insignificant spec! Can such a small spec have something so grand as a destiny assigned to it?

    I turned to the sand....tiny specs, from 5 feet up, you can't tell one from another. Like souls that have lived, they stretch out as far as the eye can see..and yet we cannot see one individually!...."So, is that what we are? Are we nothing more than specs that stretch out across time like the  sand that stretches out across the beach?"

     Don't rely on sight!          Step upon the sand.........if one walks on the sand with their heels, they will feel very little. The heels are calloused and lack nerve endings..the sand cannot be sensed.....but walk on your soles, which are thin skinned and full of nerve endings...and suddenly....you will feel each and every grain of sand that is there....as a matter of fact, a tiny one might feel as large as a stone! Once you can feel something, you can begin the process of defining it, understanding its origin and purpose.

    That is how I walk through life...on my soles, sensitive to each chirp of a bird, respectful of the wisdom that lies in each blade of grass, and give thanks with each breath I take.

Its the small  things that count.....but first you must know they are there!

Staring out at that starlight sky (noticing the billions)...I bid each of you a night of Peace!   Marc :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Make You Feel My Love

    Your  sixteen year  old daughter comes rushing in the house, breathless...."he asked me out...he asked me out....Johnny, cutest boy in the school! I can't believe it!...I think I'm in love!

    You have been selected for Jury duty. The accused enters the courtroom...wearing a suit and tie and cleanly shaven, your mouth drops...."this is a murderer?" you ask yourself. He looks so honest!

    Seeing!   We all say, seeing is believing....we are often fooled into believing something is absolutely true, just based on what we can see!....How fortunate we are to have a wonderful subordinating staff of other senses to help us along.... taste, touch, smell, and sound ....all vehicles to the human soul.....I guess its just sight that gets there quicker!

    So.....why construct us with 5 pathways to the soul?  This answer was delivered to me this morning........as I stepped outside to witness another magnificant Sunrise....the warmth of the morning rays dancing across my skin, the fresh taste of the morning dew on my tongue, the song of birds greeting me, and in the morning breeze came a mixture of scents from the ocean, and flowering plants. For a moment, I could feel heaven here on Earth..and thanked our Creator for doing a splendid job of giving to us...this act of love.......I got into my car, and this song came on....letting me know, I was not alone...and not far from the truth, despite not having a vision of seeing it!

When the rain is blowing in your face                                                                  and the whole world is on your case                                                                     I could offer you a warm embrace                                                                        to make you feel my love.

When the evening shadows  and the stars appear                                               and there is no one to dry your tears                                                                   I could hold you for a million years                                                                    to make you feel my love.

I know you haven't made your mind up yet                                                         but I would never do you wrong                                                                           I've known it from the moment that we met                                                        no doubt in my mind where you belong.

I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue                                                                     I'd go crawling down the avenue                                                                           oh there is nothing I wouldn't do                                                                           to make you feel my love.

The storms are raging on the rolling sea                                                            and on the highway of regret                                                                                the winds of change are blowing wild and free                                                     you ain't seen nothing like me yet.

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true                                     nothing that I woudn't do                                                                                      go to the ends of this earth for you                                                                      to make you feel my love.                (Bob Dylan)

................................................Yes, I could feel your love.....your love for every part of creation......and no, I don't need to see you, to believe in you.

Mercy                  Marc :)