‘Take a moment to relax…’, the song in my earphone sings. I’ve been busy writing blog posts and other stuff today. Just finished the last one and beginning this new one. Even though I’m inspired, maybe I’ll just sit and stare off into space for a minute. There’s a beautiful old tree in front of the Starbucks I’m sitting in. Aaaahhhh, just breathe. This is important to remember in everyday life, to sit back and celebrate our successes large and small before beginning the next thing. Take a moment…pat ourselves on the back for our wins and our strives forward.
Yesterday, while working in the memory care center I’m temp at, I was interacting with one of the residents that sits up at the front near me daily. We’ve grown relatively close in the six months I’ve been there and the five months she’s been there. One of her issues is schizophrenia. Most people think people with this diagnosis are simply crazy, but I’ve found over the years that they are quite gifted. This woman doesn’t see people, but she hears them. She hears both the living and the dead, and she can have two-way conversation with them. Most come to her, but her old friend’s son who passed years ago has her visit him in Heaven. So, I asked her if she would be able to speak with my beloved cat Peridot if I asked her to. She said ‘no’, not animals. So, I asked her if she could convey a message from my mom. She sat still and tuned in for a moment and pretty quickly came back with ‘she says you have spirits all around you that can help you’. Wow. Just ‘wow’. She would have absolutely no idea that this is a message I receive I receive often. So, the next time you are about to write someone off as coo-coo, take a moment to consider that there’s possibly more there than meets the eye.
We live in a crazy, magical, upside-down world where we are prevalently presented with the opposite of what is really true and of how things really work. Open your eyes. Question everything. Be open to the truth that whispers in the winds, floats on the waters, glimmers in the fires, and rises through our feet as we walk. The answers are all around us, and we are all with one and one with all. What a beautiful thing to realize. It’s never too late to awaken to spirit, and I know that eventually we all will. ‘All of us, one by one’. It’s a part of our individual unfolding as well as part of the universal plan. First and foremost, ‘We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience’, as quoted by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. And, as lovely as our beautiful Mother Earth is that we call home for the short time we are here, the elite of our planet do everything in their power to keep us oppressed and ignorant. We’ve been trapped on a prison planet and tricked into a continual cycle of reincarnation for far too long. More on this another day. But, in the meantime, ‘Don’t let the system get you down’.
The unnamed quotes in this post are from the song that was playing as I was writing. Interestingly enough, I didn’t realize at the time that my words were reflecting some of the song’s lyrics. I went back and added these quotes afterwards. Take a listen to ’Big City Life’ by Mattafix.