The continuing realization of the meaning of “Wicked” brings me to a sweet place today. The duality in all of life is certainly present in this topic as well. Recent events have brought “light” to my understanding, for it is the “darkness” that brings the fear. And what is darkness but the absence of light. In essence, it is in the person’s perspective, or interpretation of dark that brings the emotional reactions. If one sees dark as simply a place absent of light, then more than likely it is more an inconvenience that requires one to bring a light, rather then something to fear.
On the flip side, if we approach the dark as something to run away from, then we really do not understand the power of light. For even a pin size amount of light enables one to find their way through the darkness. We may have to squint our eyes (which narrows our view,) but we will be able to find our way around in a darkened area.
Interesting, isn’t it? Narrow our view, become more focused … what an example of not allowing the distractions around us to interfere with what’s in front of us. Whew, that is one powerful truth that can carry us in any direction we choose. Of course, that also means we have no excuse for not accomplishing what we have in front of us. Ah, duality … there it is again. Regardless what the situation, we have the power to be responsible for everything in our lives. Wicked burden? Wicked blessing? Choose.
This morning I feel contentment; pure, simple, sweet contentment with my life. The winter has been easy, my dear friend is recovering from what was diagnosed as a critical medical condition and my heart is so very grateful my son has been completely healed of his illness. One year ago Feb 14 we were pulling all the strength we could to confront his illness straight on. Upon my son’s request many prayers were sent to the divine for courage, strength and a complete healing. While the journey was long and frightening, the resolve and determination of my son and all that stood with him during that time made way for the return gift of healing. What a blessing to witness the flow of energy that moves throughout life: the outpouring and inpouring was beautiful.
The frigid temperatures of the north have moved into our area this morning. Light snow fills the air with a magical white powder that looks like clouds sitting on the Earth. The trees are bare and blow with a fury as north winds bring in subzero temperatures. What I know is it is all part of a divine order, a divine plan that only Creator can orchestrate. My mind tells a story of how things are being fed in order to make ready the Earth for spring and the planting season that ensues. However, it is my heart that brings tears of joy from the realization that life is in order: that there is a divine energy of goodness and love that absolutely awaits our requests, whatever those requests may be.
Such assurance brings tears as I am reminded that unconditional love is not simply a phrase; it is our natural essence. It is not a birthright; it is who we truly are. Whether we use the name Creator, Buddha, God, Great Mystery or any other name, there is an essence that loves us and stands ready to assist us at absolutely all times. Our opportunity is to remember there is nothing we need to do but simply accept such perfect love. This morning I accept such love and say, “thank you!” This morning I feel contentment!
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!