Monday, November 08, 2010
Be the ball, The Universe
The other day I was obsessing about whether I'd taken on too much when I received this note:
The more you do, Silvia, the more I can do for you.
Don't worry that your baby steps are small, mine cross continents.
And don't worry when you can't yet see what I'm doing... soon everyone will.
Look out world, The Universe
Last week someone left a nasty message on the amaWalkers' Facebook page. This note arrived.
Isn't it your triumphs over adversity, surprise rebounds, and stellar comebacks that you look back on with the most fondness, Silvia? Far more than the easy, cake for breakfast and pajamas in the afternoon, kind of times?
Fondly, The Universe
And this happy, frivilous, cheerful note made my day:
In many ways, Silvia, time and space are where the irresponsible learn to become responsible.
Yeah... well, it's also where supercoolhappylovethings learn to get their groove on.
Sitting pretty, The Universe
And, when I was waiting, anxiously, to hear back from a publisher about a project I had sent to them:
Ask not, Silvia, for what is already yours.
Whoot, The Universe
I love all the notes, especially this one:
They bring me to tears every single day, Silvia.
They're almost too much to bear.
Sometimes, I even wonder how it's possible...
Of course, I'm talking about your supernatural resilience, your steely courage, and your gritty determination. YOU WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS, and they shall say THANK YOU, DUDE.
Thy kingdom come, The Universe
You too can receive a Note from the Universe. Spiritual but not religious, inspirational without commitment, empowering yet caffeine-free!
"The Notes are designed to shed light on your own inner path: to spark your memory, attract like thinking, and awaken the slumbering deity within. They contain the truths I've come to know and live by about who we are, why we're here, and the magic at our disposal. Everything I've discovered is neatly tucked between the paragraphs, and for the eager, earnest reader, far more meaning will be found therein than will first meet the eye." Mike Dooley author of the Notes.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
I will be doing all the planning for the three sections we will walk, booking the accommodation, arranging for transport where necessary. I wonder how else I can serve them so that they have the most wonderful Camino possible? Perhaps it's best to just let them have their space; time for reflection and contemplation; to allow the healing spirit of the earth they'll walk on, the plants, rocks, birds, animals they'll walk with, work through them. Perhaps I'll send them this ancient, Hasidic prayer:
“When you walk across the fields with your mind pure, then from all the stones and all growing things, and all the animals, the sparks of their soul come out and cling to you and become a holy fire in you."