Sometimes I hear people say
"We are all alone in this life"
"You were born alone, and you'll die alone"
And that makes me feel so sad
To think some people live their whole lives believing that is a fact.
Look in your heart,
Search your soul,
That aloneness is an illusion.
It is a lie.
We are never alone.
We feel alone
Because we are so separated from the source of all life
In our modern society
We live indoors, separated from the trees and animals
That once were our brothers and sisters
We stare at screens
That black out our intuition, silence our deepest knowing, sever our link to infinity.
We hide our emotions, afraid that we will not seem "pulled together"
We push our feelings down, deep inside, where they won't get in the way of what society expects from us
But the truth, which we will always discover
If we listen to intuition
Feel our real feelings
And spend time reconnecting to nature
We Are All One.
We are each a miracle.
We are boundless, eternal energy.
We are made of particles from exploded stars
That recombined by chance here on Earth
In fantastic, miraculously complex life-forms.
We do not ever die.
We shift from one energy state to the next, each incarnation a new door
Opening us up to infinite possibilities.
"But how can you prove it?" Some will ask.
Have you ever held a newborn baby?
A child who grew from 2 microscopic cells, into a complete human being?
Do you realize the miracle that occurs within a mother's body
As the child is forming?
It is beyond anything that science can truly understand or comprehend.
Dark matter and dark energy
Are mysteries that the most esteemed scientists have yet to explain.
Intuition, deja vu, and dreams are all largely unexplained phenomena, by scientific standards
And yet ...
How do the shamans, those few still remaining in today's world, know exactly which plants should be combined to heal an illness that modern science has yet to cure?
How did the ancient Egyptians and Mayans and Celts know the precise alignment of the stars, predict equinoxes and eclipses, create sacred geometry, and build pyramids and powerful temples far more advanced than the technology of their time?
No one knows for sure how they did it.
The truth is, there is far more to our existence than what we can see and measure.
And the ancient people of long ago, as well as the indigenous people of today, understand and honor the unseen, mystical, undocumented life of all beings, living and non-living.
Have you ever looked at the branches of a tree, bare in the winter cold, and considered that their branching pattern exactly mirrors your own lungs and veins and arteries?
Have you ever wondered how the eyes of dogs, elephants, and rabbits are just like our own eyes ... And yet many still consider these creatures inferior to humans?
Who is to say that the rippling river is not a living being? Rivers rise and fall as do our own heartbeats and breathing; they whisper and chortle just as we talk and laugh; they undulate just as we dance and they wrap their curves around the Earth just as we bend to embrace a loved one.
Those who live close to nature know that everything has a personality and a unique, pulsating life force: Lightning, rain, insects, trees, wind, the sun and moon, animals, babies, elders.
We are all mirrors of one another.
We are breath and water and thoughts and dreams.
We are whispering leaves, splashing waterfalls, and soft clouds floating across the sky.
We send out signals into the universe: words, hopes, fears, love, passion.
We receive and interpret the messages from other beings, living and non-living.
And still you say we are separate and we will fade to blackness when this life is over?
No, we will not.
It's just that our minds in this form are too small and too attached to this short breath of a life, this physical form of energy
To comprehend the vast, infinite, and unimaginably beautiful
That are available to us,
At every moment.
And so I beg of you:
Believe in magic
Believe in your own infiniteness
Trust that you are both
A being so unique and special that no one just like you ever has or ever will exist again
One with and the same as all other forms of energy that inhabit this planet, this universe, this drop of beautiful life that we call existence.
Believe in your own greatness.
Believe in the power and importance
Of every ant,
Every swaying tree,
Every blooming flower,
Every mother, all species included, giving birth to our future,
Every father-warrior defending his family with his life,
Every newborn and unborn baby, yes, all species included,
Every planet, star, and comet flying through outer space.
For they are all us.
And we are them.
We are all one.
We are never alone.