I Wonder

I wonder if a baby bird feels fear the very first time it jumps from the branch in flight, testing its wings? Or does it know that this is what its wings are for, and never doubts the power of the wind to take it where it intends to go?

I wonder if dolphins worry that when it goes deep under the oceans surface, whether there will be air to breath once they come back to the top of the water? Or does it trust that no matter how dark the waters get, there is light and life waiting up above?

Do ants wonder why they must work together to survive? Or do they innately know that the job they have on the ground is essential and equally important as all the others?

Does a horse take death personally and wonder why it gets sick way before most humans, and that it must eventually leave this world?

Do roses that were once in full bloom, bright and vibrant, get resentful at the other infant roses in the same bush ready to open to the light, as it browns and shrivels up? Or does it know it must die for others that are part of the same whole to live?

I wonder why I worry about a life so easily set in front of me, seemly dark at times, when God lights my path every step of the way..

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One That Is All

A blade of grass in a golden field
A petal on a white rose in a bush
A bird in a flock flying high
A wave crashing on the shore

I am all of these
Under the belief I am separate
Not knowing I am the same
A living part of the whole

I am the ocean
and the other waves are me
I am all the petals on the rose, the whole field of grass, every bird, the sun and the moon

I am the night sky
The stars, the moon, the sun
the nothingness

You will find me in the wind, the breath you take and the exhale

I am the love in your eyes,
the tears that run down your cheek, the sound of thunder, the laughter of children, the soil of the earth

I am the end and the beginning

It is in me that I find all that I seek,
because in me lies the everything that is, and it expresses itself out there,
what is seen and unseen,
what is heard and unheard,
what is felt and what is not

It is all within me that is one
And I am the one that is all

Perfect Harmony

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Love and music fill my heart

Birds float through the sky above

Butterflies dance around the trees

Leaves wave happily in the breeze

Painted pastel skies cover me

The sun warms my skin

In the silence and stillness

I feel the essence of my being

That all is connected in perfect harmony

Including me

We are everything

I am the sun that shines in the sky

The moon that illuminates the night

The drops of water on morning leaves

The wings of butterflies

The colors of wild flowers in a field

The blades of grass waving in the breeze

The trees that stand rooted in soil

The oxygen that gives life

The atmosphere

I am the music of crashing waves on a beach

Laughter of children

A warm hug

I am love, understanding, hope, joy & goodness

I am the smile from another

The eyes that look back at me

I am you and you are me

And we are everything

 

A new perspective

This tree saved my life.

This tree saved my life.

This tree I equate to the hand of God.

It exists as a unique, rooted beauty.

It doesn’t need to be taken care of.

It doesn’t need to be watered.

It is strong.

It just exists.

It just has to be what it is.

It needs to manage nothing, control nothing, nor figure anything out to be what it is meant to be in the world.

Sitting in this tree I remember that all I have to do on this planet is be and God takes care of the rest.