The other day I was crossing my front porch from the B&B side to my side and I noticed how dark it had gotten with thunder rolling off in the distance. For the low country…this is a pretty typical summer afternoon.
Suddenly…a flash of lightning streaked across the sky as the thunder rumbled so loudly a plate I was holding with some silverware on it…literally rattled and a fork fell off.
As I went to pick it up I could feel the hair on my arms starting to stand up…the strangest feeling ever…the energy from this storm was palpable. It was also terrifying…I rapidly ran back in my side.
I realized that I had just experienced a miniscule– even nanoscopic-sample of the power and energy of our universe! Mind-boggling!
Still, no matter how amazing the vastness of the universe (and the mysterious energy pulsating throughout it) is that keeps our world in constant motion, isn’t it the human energy that promotes our well-being ….similar to getting a booster shot of vitamins.
We all have experienced people with such positive energy that we can feel it if the person simply walks into a room, or hear it through a powerful speech that raises our own energy level or an action that makes us want to do something positive in the world too. Passing energy to others is a remarkable gift.
Brene Brown talks about connection and energy in this quote.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from relationships with others.”
There is no better gift than talking to someone who elevates our energy of self-worth and contentment so profoundly…that they find themselves in a better place than before….
Today, sadly, we have allowed politics to take precedence over close human relationships…and the exchange has been so costly to one and all ….creating a “Dis-United” States.
Brene believes it all comes down to feeling secure about ourselves and who we are so that we don’t become easy prey for someone else’s ideology while losing ours in the bargain.
“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging does not require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”
So until tomorrow…Let’s accept ourselves for who we are, imperfections and all, no longer seeing these as weaknesses but vulnerabilities that connect us to the rest of humanity.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
I have missed getting out in the garden lately…and of course, nothing stops growing or blooming just because I am not there…lots of fun surprises. Come on…walk with me.
Butterflies love love love my pintas as you can attest from below. “Mr. Lincoln” my most aromatic rose of any of my other roses, assures me I haven’t lost my total sense of smell.
Food is being supplied by my stokesia going to seed and my butterfly bush’s fuzz are seeds that will disperse with the wind. (Thanks for gardening tips Doodle- my master go-to gardener!)
Look at this strange mushroom sprouting up from all our recent thunderstorms…it looks like a chocolate donut with sprinkles! 🙂
Look at this breath-taking entrance into Vickie’s backyard paradise garden…it speaks of the wonders to come.
Yesterday Mandy had a “Mom Out With Jake Morning“- he loves capturing the little fiddler crabs but also loves examining the big blue crabs too. They went to the park ‘under the bridge’ and successfully found lots and lots of crabs. One happy little boy!