Like a lot of people I’ve always been one to ask “What Can I Do to Help?” I’ve found it challenging to safely march my Compassionate Heart around in a world filled with turmoil and chaos. So … after all of these years of asking & complaining it seems that Capital “L” Life finally decided to take Miss Polly & I in hand and guide us through the Land of Learning and out the other side into The Realm of Understanding.
Life’s Open-Heart lessons began this week with a large pile of bad news in my headline dump … continued with my inability to rescue a terrified animal on the highway … and concluded with me walking out into my garden and finding a mauled baby bird … still alive. “Oh Crap.” I loudly exclaimed. “What can I do to help?” “Nothing”’ said the brain. “We have to do SOMETHING.” wailed Miss Perky … SIGH. So we gently placed the aforementioned bird in the middle of our jumbo lavender plant where it would be hidden and went for a long walk with Capital “L” Life.
Somewhere in the beauty of that walk … beside the quiet lake … surrounded by contented ducks … and hugged by Life we came to some inner resolution around the fact that a) form is transitory, b) it hurts like the dickens when it crumbles, c) running around like a crazy person trying to “”help” doesn’t, d) we’re far more than simply a form, e) as my late, but great aunt used to say: “The Soul-Spark moves on to a new address when it’s done here.”, and e) when we’re able to sit quietly with Life THAT’S when we do the most good. So … we’re off into the world again to try out our new-found wisdom. Miss Perky still has ice cream cones ready to hand out & I still have trepidation … but Life’s jumbo-sized hugs let us know that It has our backs … and our Hearts … so I think that maybe this time we’ll be O.K.
Godspeed & Joyful Journeying Everyone