We inhabit a living world
Of dreams waiting to be manifested
Continually on the brink of becoming reality
The possibilities sparkle all around us
Look at the trees ... If left alone to multiply, they stretch to infinity
Enlivening the entire Earth
Gifting us the oxygen we need to survive and thrive
Funneling nutrients through the soil to benefit trees and other creatures
Providing a habitat for countless plants and animals
Look at the endless blue sky
It encompasses us
It opens up for us
It brings us sunlight, or rain, or cleansing wind: Whatever we need most: All those blessings that the sun and our atmosphere can shower down upon us
Think of the animals
All over the planet
Growing, evolving, adapting, changing the surface of the Earth with their activities,
Brightening our spirits just by existing
Think of how many different species
Exist across the globe
So many incredibly varied life forms
Millions that we have not even discovered yet
Each living in their own special way
Upon the same Earth as us
Consider our human brains:
Incredible computers that can process anything,
Receive divine inspiration,
Create new ideas never heard of before,
And come up with the technology and architecture to build something never seen before.
We are programmed to cradle and comfort a tiny baby
With the same ease that we communicate wirelessly
Or navigate outer space
Or paint a masterpiece
Think of the universe, stretching to infinity in all directions
And the wonders it holds!:
Planets of every size and description,
Comets and stardust and asteroids and moons
And exploding stars that are right now creating the matter that might make up our ancestors far in the future
Just as the explosions of billions of years ago created the elements that form our bodies today.
There are no limits to what we can do.
The universe and the vast expanses of sky and the happy proliferation of trees speak to this truth, if we would only listen.
Tune in to your intuition:
It feels like freedom.
Tune into the creative possibilities that you are capable of:
It feels like eternity.
Tune in to life itself:
It feels like magic.
It IS magic.
And all of this is within us
Within every cell of our bodies;
All of this is available at our fingertips.
Nothing is impossible.
We just need
To break free
From all expectations and perceived limits
And then we will soar
Higher than we ever dreamed
Connected to all that is
And living our truest, deepest, most potential-filled
By Jocelyn Mercado
Image by jeronimo sanz