We wake up in the morning, drink a cup of coffee and off we go on our busy days. Did you know that in Old English busy was defined as anxiousness? When dashing to and fro we either forget or miss a sense of the Divine that when moving more slowly reveals itself. Are you missing a se of the Divine in your life? Do you stop to notice the wonder of the gifts placed in front of you?
When you take a walk, you 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. Now that is a sense of the Divine
How about the beauty of a bald eagle soaring overhead or sitting on a frozen lake having a meeting with their fellow eagles? 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 whirr right by my ear as the momma took off. She hatched two babies and we got to watch them grow from two little jellybeans with beaks into full grown hummingbirds in about two weeks’ time. Amazing!
If you walk get to walk beside the ocean you might see white or grey 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.
Slow down, breathe and know that all is in Divine order…you are surrounded by the Divine…you house the Divine. You are Divine!
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