So this week was a good week for me and honestly I’m excited to be doing another week with the same readings. The 15 minutes I sit at night and meditated/relaxed my mind/reflected was great this week. We were supposed to concentrate on Tennyson’s lines “Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and spirit with spirit can meet, Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.” In focusing on “speaking to him” you are in touch with the omnipotence.
So on March 2nd I turned 39 years old. My how they go by in a blink. The thing that I couldn’t figure out was which was more shocking to me; the fact that I’m 39 or the fact that on my birthday it had been 2 months since John’s passing. I guess at this point both are just tough to believe. The thing is I was sitting in a coffee shop on my birthday when I read that line above and sat for 15 minutes. I don’t know what it was but I was able to block out any other noise there and just be in that moment. It had been a while since I had talked to John so I did that day. I took the line above as if I’m speaking with John, I’m speaking with an extension of the Omnipotent. Now I didn’t pray to John, I just talked. It was one of the best 15 minutes I’ve had in a while. I did have a few tears in that time, but afterwards I felt so refreshed and honestly had a great birthday the rest of the day and for about 12 hours after not a worry crossed my mind until I fell asleep. Sometimes in our quietest times, we have the most to say. I continue to find that true.
The other thing that has been on my mind the past couple weeks is the quote above from a fairly smart dude. There really are only 2 ways you can live your life whether you think everything or nothing is a miracle. I sit back and think about this line and really cannot fathom how people can look at life and not think everything is a miracle. We’re the product of one out of millions of sperm from the exact 2 people that when they conceived a child had you. Whether those two people fell in love or not, got married or not, or even ever talked to each other again is irrelevant. That one moment made you. How is that not miraculous?!?! You grew for 9 months and the right cells turned into a nose, fingers, organs, etc to create you. You were born, raised, and became the person you are today. Whether you like yourself or not, that is miracle. You’re still here to wake up and see a sunrise. The beauty behind this flaming star that is the perfect distance away from earth that it allows for the perfect climate to support life. That sun gives light, warmth, and life from the dandelion in our yard to the dolphin in the ocean. How is that not miraculous?
Turn on the TV. A box sitting in your living room receives a signal from a satellite in space that also got another signal from a truck across the world that hooks into a bunch of cameras filming a soccer match and there is little delay between when it actually happens to when you see it on TV. You can dial your phone and talk to someone hundreds of miles away. How can you not look at technology and consider it miraculous that someone thought of this more so actually manifested it!!! How amazing is that?!?!
I guess what I’m trying to say is we’re all miracles. Everything that happens is a miracle good or bad. The thing that we need to really focus on is we have to power to be great. We have the power to do miracles everyday. What’s even more amazing is we were given the free will to use that power, or let it go to waste. Let’s just hope that we all do not fall into the trap like the dude from Indiana Jones that dies at the end when he “Chose Poorly.” So chose wisely and be the miracle.
Till Next Time
Dr. Christopher “TINY” Lane