“You are immortal; you exist for billions of years in different manifestations because you are Life, and Life cannot die. You are in the trees, the butterflies, the fish, the moon, the sun. Wherever you go, you are there, waiting for yourself.” Don Miguel Ruiz
Take a moment to look around you—to experience yourself in the universe. Look with your heart and see yourself in the flowers in your garden, in the mountains, lakes and streams, the birds that fly across the morning sunlit sky. See yourself in the shifting sands at the beach, the small fish that swim by your feet, or in the waves that rush by you as they break onto the shore and then rush back out to join the massive depths of the ocean. Look to the night sky and know that you are a part of the moon and the stars that glitter and shine down from above, illuminating the path.
In each of these moments, if we are able to still ourselves and listen, we can hear our own selves saying, “Yes, here I am, and there I am. All is one and all are a part of the whole of the cosmos.” And, if we listen even more carefully, we will be blessed to hear Spirit asking us to “Be still and know that I AM.” To hold the thought that Spirit is all around, in, and through each and every particle of the universe is to welcome in an almost overwhelming but all encompassing experience of love beyond measure. And, it is in that moment, that we are made aware of our limitless nature.
Yes, we are unlimited and each of us is a part of something larger than our own individual selves. In taking care of ourselves, we are taking care of others and our created world . . . and vice versa. This mutual caretaking promotes the awareness that we are all an integral, necessary, and constant participant in the whole of the universe. So, look at tonight’s sky . . . listen to that inner voice asking you to be gentle with yourself, to let love lead the way, and to remember that you are as unlimited as the cosmos itself.
First appeared in Empowering YOU, Transforming Lives, compiled by Rebecca Hall Gruyter