“Listen to your heart. It knows things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.” … Paulo Coelho
One thing about ongoing medical crises … they certainly make you think. And more than think … they make you ponder … and wonder … and imagine … and … they helped me come to a place of surrender. Now I’m not talking about giving up – no way – no how! I know that’s what a lot of people think of when they hear the word “surrender” … but that’s not the place that I go to when surrender bubbles up into my awareness. In my world of thoughts and feelings I have finally come to understand that when I surrender to “the flow of Life” I actually end up in a very peaceful space of understanding. And on this road trip through life Understanding is the key to my own, personal road-map.
Now I definitely don’t think that I’ve “got it all figured out” … it’s been a long time since I last uttered the fateful words: “Oh NOW I’ve got it” … only to find out, of course, that what I really had got was only the little toe of a tiger … and that said tiger was less than impressed by my imposition! … Oops!! … I hope not to make too many more of THOSE kinds of overestimation of my grasp of Universal principles. Being somewhat brave yet simultaneously cautious though, I’d have to say that enough has happened that … if not my understanding … then at the very least my Trust, Faith and absolute feeling of bedrock-connection to something WAY bigger than little-ole-me has definitely deepened and strengthened!
These days I pretty much let my heart rule. Oh not the silly sentimental, mushy heart that Hallmark and the card purveyors would have us think of but rather the part of me that feels the beautiful and natural give and take of life. These days I’m letting … nay I’d have to say encouraging … my heart to share with me the things that it knows; because as Paulo Coelho says: “it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.” Hey … me too … one day … whether it’s sooner … or later … one day I shall return to “the Soul of the World” … to Life … to the Universe whose own loving heart made me … and I have to tell you … that is a very exciting thought for me. When I’m all done dancing and exploring and doing-the-do down here I get to go Home and tell the tales of all my adventures to a group of long-separated and much-loved friends … sharing o-o-o-hs and a-h-h-hs until Life gently reminds us all about Celestial bed-times and bundles us up in Its heart for the night. Ah-h-h-h I can almost feel the bunny slippers now … h-m-m-m cozy!
Arinaste! (from my heart to your heart)