Chapter 6, Joyce Hifler, To Everything There Is A Season.
“Life is sometimes interrupted in the way that a room is when wind thrusts open the shutters and fills it with fresh air and a bit of new living happens. Some outside force must push its way into our lives or we might go on forever living in musty attics and dark undeveloped minds.”
“We should always look on seemingly adverse situations as those which have come to awaken us and to bring into our lives a more meaningful and fuller living. It is not easy to give up those things that have become a part of us. We love the familiar touch, the familiar scents, the familiar sounds but these sometimes demand their freedom and though it leaves us bewildered it also leave a message. The message is that here is a new life, a new challenge, and if we are made of the right stuff, if we can find the grit and determination to follow a way that has been given to us and make it count for something, we have taken the handles to plow a new furrow.”
“We are never alone. For those whom we have loved are with us. Urging us on to new and better things. Those whom we shall know and love are waiting along the way to give directions and to stretch a hand to help us over the places that are unfamiliar.”
“Life demands that we step past self-pity and pick up the loose ends of our lives and begin the weaving process that will eventually, as quickly or as slowly as we choose to work, make a stronger fabric.”
“ A constant questioning, regret, and remorse over thought and failure are not a part of God of life.”
I liked learning from the late but still wonderful Joseph Campbell that after going to all the great theologians of the world he discovered that they had this one thing in common when asked where God was. Each one had told him that they believed God is within each one of us and that we are a part of God as much as God is a part of us.
When I look at pictures of the universe, I think that is what it is like for us to be one with God. We are within God like that, all they way down to the smallest particle. I feel physics proves God does exists within us, and shows us how we are a part of God. I believe we are a part of a great matrix. I think that when I feel the world around me it is the energy. A connected-ness that I am plug into. Thomas and I referred to what we have, as being plugged in. I think my contentment comes from sensing this. That he has simply lost that outer shell. That he is still here with me. I feel that by being plugged in we do affect one another like ripples on a pond. I self focus and I feel that tickle in my hands and can make it travel up my arm, and it gets warm. Especially when I do energy work.
This oneness I feel with Tom blends and entangles, to a point where you don’t have to talk out loud. You just know with a look! Being entangled with Thomas is still like that like inner billions of locking threads that make a whole, yet are two beings. So he is always with me. It is comfort and peace. What embraced me before still embraces me know because it was beyond this shell we house. All I need is to feel presence and it is comfort that he is with me. I think we are entangled with others we love and care for as well, we but need to plug in…check in with them…feel those threads that give us our bonds. All that we embrace is drawn to us and becomes a part of us. We are never alone with such but are connected. I think of his Mom and my own Mom and they are there___
I stop and just be present. I feel the world around me. When I do I feel the energy, and life. It tingles and tickles my body, and since a small child this is what it feels like to be one with the world, and that is spiritual. It’s like having long tentacles or feelers. The message becomes, “Yup! This is ok!” ___”No, a bit funky___” There are roots to this earth and the cosmos! It is a beautiful world. We need to care about it!
Pejj Nunes 10/23/ 2020