Progress is the self love we exhibit in our daily activities. It is the abundance we embrace as a natural, Universal gift. What is significant is the personal power that we recognize and accept within ourselves as co-creators with an omnipotent and infinite Universe. Gregge Tiffen (The Significance of Beginning – January, 2007)
I’m in the midst of an experience that, thankfully, is a rarity in my life: illness, slowly recovering from a nasty flu/cold bug that knocked me flat about 10 days ago. For the first few days, everything I ‘know’ about how to care for myself and even caring at all went out the proverbial window.
And, so I slept. As best I could, I slept without fretting about Luke, the list of what I’d planned to accomplish, or about the state of our world.
Over several days with little awareness, that is all I could muster. In fleeting moments of awareness over those days, I wondered whether I would ever remember who I am in the universal scheme of things. Would I again feel my deep connection with nature and how a walk in the woods returns me to deep peace? Would I long to observe and reflect and share my discoveries? Would I again revel in those winter activities that bring me a sense of personal accomplishment and satisfaction as shoveling snow and stacking wood do? Would I return to my powerful, fun-loving, peaceful self?
As my body slowly recovered and I began to restore my capacity to take care of the basics, my sense of self, my personal power, and my awareness of my status as a co-creator with the Universe returned. They did so slowly at first and with a need to be nurtured and reassured. Challenging as it was, I honored what seemed to be needed and, somewhere inside, I found a morsel of trust that all was well.
Like the Chinese herbs and other nutrients that were healing my physical body, that morsel of trust was just the seed I needed to restore my spirit and to give me the courage, curiosity and conviction to reengage by observing world.
And, what a show the world was providing for me to observe! An inauguration, seemingly angry words from a new president, ‘alternative facts’, and the creative spirit of millions peacefully marching to have their voices heard. We do live in interesting times!
While a part of me yearned to march with kindred spirits, I honored the physical need to take it slow. In my heart as Luke and I took an afternoon walk nearby, I walked in solidarity with the millions filling the streets world-wide. I was reminded that each and every action I take whether in solitude or with others matters as an expression of my personal power as a co-creator with the Universe. That’s what I know I can count on, today, tomorrow, and every day beyond – no matter what! You can count on THIS too!