Life is a vibrant energy field within us that is directly enjoyable no matter what is happening in the circumstances of our external lives. It is also a succession of moments, each of which contains gifts for those who see through the eyes of the heart.
I planted a tree in my back yard last year and enjoyed watching it grow and flourish. Seems we had some crazy unusual freezing weather here in Phoenix in January, and all the leaves of my tree froze and died. Except one small twig. I grieved the damage to this tree and trimmed away all the dead branches. For two months now the tree stood with only that one tiny twig with a few live leaves. I often woke up and looked at it hoping that it would be renewing its leaves but no dice. Last night I returned from teaching my Newark seminar feeling weary from the huge energy expenditure and the grueling time zone changes. When I awoke this morning I looked in my back yard and was amazed to see the tree starting to grow leaves all over! And my vines, which languished in the brutal Arizona summer in flower! My heart was filled with joy and I asked this flowering to also grow in my heart.
Then I checked my emails and found some challenging and confronting situations to deal with. So this is the Yin and Yang of our lives – the light side and the dark side - the joy and the sorrow. All for us to learn the Great Wisdom – we are the Soul – center point between the light and the dark. We are bigger than either and encompass both. This is the place of peace, acceptance and creative inspiration. I wish for you to find your highest inspiration in your heart and the determination and courage to follow it.