I love pictures.
Yesterday I got 24 three day old baby chicks. They are little balls of fluffy down that peep a lot. They are so cute. As I sat watching them I thought of all those sparks of spirit animating their little bodies. Angels having the incredible opportunity to have a physical experience inside a chickens body.
As I sat quietly watching the chicks I could understand St. Joseph and his flights of ecstasy. When I was writing about him for The Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters I really enjoyed getting to know St. Joseph. Almost any type of spiritual experience would trigger St. Joseph’s religious ecstasy and his ability to levitate. He would fly high over the heads of other people and float for long periods of time over the altar.
While I was writing about him I had an amusing thought. I imagined of the brothers praying and meditating in the chapel at 4 o’clock in the morning. They were cold and tired when Joseph goes floating by. One brother would look up and say, “There goes Joseph. Hope the candles aren’t too high.” The Saints were amazing people. I learned so much from them about what is possible in my own life.
As I watched the baby chicks flutter and flit about I thought of Joseph. I was amazed by the miracle of life. A few days before these little fluffy chicks were inside an egg, they had to fight their way out, they were put in a box and flown all the way to Hawaii. And now 24 of them are starting their lives as my companions. They will have a pretty good life here on Green Acres.
Within a day they have already grown small feathers on their wing tips and on their tails. The universe is so amazing and so absolutely perfect. Of course Boots the cat thinks I got them just for her. I keep reminding her they are the same birds that chase her when she is out in the yard. I am not too sure if that is helping.
My dog Ginger thinks it is her job to take care of the chickens and she takes her job very seriously. If the hens out in the yard make unusual noise she immediately bolts for the door. Now she is on chick duty and I think she loves it!
The baby chicks and the saints reminded me that miracles are possible. When we live life from a place of a profound and active connection to the divine anything is possible. Saints are merely people who lived their lives from that place of connection. They were no different from you or I. They just focused the majority of their attention on their love of God however they defined that being.
May your day be full of magic and miracles,
Next month it will be five years since I moved to the Big Island of Hawaii from Oahu. When I was in the middle of moving someone stole a statue of Jesus, some money and a large amethyst crystal cave geode from my office. I understood them stealing the amethyst, it was worth a lot of money, but I never did understand stealing Jesus.
Last night I tuned into the news and they had a segment on about a pawn shop they had just raided. They had recovered a lot of as they put it odd, stolen property. I looked up just in time to see an image of my long, lost amethyst. I never thought I would see it again.
Earlier in the day I was looking at the small amethyst I had bought to take its place. I was thinking about moving it to another location and I had a fleeting thought about my old one. Then I went off to walk my labyrinth. Imagine my surprise when I saw my crystal!
Ever since they stole Jesus I have been looking for a replacement. The statue I had was a very kind and happy looking Jesus, no signs of suffering or bloody hands. When I talk to the detective I’ll ask if they found Jesus as well.
For the past several years a number of my animals have died. Now I am in the process of getting puppies, kittens and baby chicks. The cycle begins anew. Life truly is a cycle, the tide is in, the tide is out, one season flows into the next and we are born, we live and die.
The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to savor every moment, not matter what that moment contains.
With love, aloha and a big smile
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