I love to walk and because I am not zooming by in the car I have the opportunity to see some exciting and funny bits of nature along the way. One morning as I was huffing and puffing up a hill I noticed a snail hanging by its tail…belly up to the sky while munching on a purple flower. It looked as though he was doing his morning exercises. How odd and vulnerable to expose his soft underbelly to any number of birds flying by. I still have the picture on my phone! It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Now that is a sense of the Divine.
How about the beauty of a hawk sitting on a street light? Have you witnessed a kite hawk flapping its wings as it stays stationery in the sky looking for a morsel to eat? Or a turkey buzzard soaring overhead…they have huge wingspans with glistening black feathers.
A hummingbird made its nest in a plant right by our front door. I went outside one day and heard a whir right by my ear as the momma took off. She hatched two babies and we got to watch them grow from two little jellybeans w/beaks into full grown hummingbirds in about two weeks’ time. Amazing!
Living near the coast I see white and gray herons in beautiful flight, their long slender legs trailing behind. Or the bombardier pelican squadrons on their daily runs up and down the shoreline. I get a sense of the Divine when I see an elderly couple tenderly hold hands… helping each other along. I see granddaughters push grandmothers in wheelchairs so they can enjoy the beauty of the day. I see puppies clumping along with their too-big paws. I see sandy babies with happy faces. I get to see seals in odd places and dolphins dance in and out of waves.
It doesn’t matter where you live there are glorious moments in nature to behold. These moments connect you with the earth and remind you we are held in a delicate balance. Are you missing a sense of the Divine in your life? Surrender your List-Of-Things-To-Do, trusting you will be blessed whatever the outcome. Allow yourself to be derailed in order to make room for Divine appointments. You are God’s hands and feet on this earth. You are Earth Angels especially when you slow down enough to look around for those Divine moments when you can either bless someone or be blessed by someone.
Slow down, breathe and know that all is in Divine order…you are surrounded by the Divine…you house the Divine. You are Divine! © 2011 by Beth Golden PhD ,LLC All Rights Reserved