July 16, 2013
I awoke early, too early, I thought. 3:39 AM to be exact. My head and shoulders wracked with pain from a neck injury I incurred this past January. Not being one for conventional chemical intervention, i.e. an aspirin or other pain relievers of the kind, I knew that if I could lay on the grass, the pain would be absorbed into the earth. Did you know that the earth has a beat, like a heart beat?
As I lay on the cool grass just before the dew, I heard an old hoot owl. That ancient rhythmic chant of an amazing bird lulled me into a meditative state. As the pain absorbed into the earth and my headache waned, I turned over to look at the night sky. Stars shone bright on the black/blue velvet background. An occasional wisp of a cloud floated across the sky scape.
In over thirty years of living on this tiny plot of land, I have never heard the owl. I remember as a girl, there was an owl who lived in a tree outside of my bedroom window. I would listen to his comforting call. That old bird gave me a sense of security and continuity in a world that was rather chaotic.
So, as I allowed the earth to do its' mysterious cycle of pain absorption and release of healing energy into my body, the chant of the owl and the brilliance of the night sky renewed my body, mind and spirit for another day. In a few hours, the morning sky will appear. I will take my walk and enjoy the sounds, sights and smells of the morning.
As sure as the sun sets, the sun will rise. I always look forward to seeing those broad strokes of color that come with the dawning sky right before the sun appears over the mountain range. It is literally always the darkest before the dawn. The atmosphere is also cooler along with the darkness. And then a sure as I am sitting here, a new day dawns bright. A brand spanking new day full of hope, promise and mercy. New mercies for a new day. Mercies not left over from a day that is past, nor mercies borrowed for a day that is not promised.
ENJOY THIS GIFT OF NEW DAY
NAMASTE and ABUNDANT, ABUNDANT BLESSINGS,
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