Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Experiencing the Divine

Today Jamie's prompt is 'What do you wish to Experience?'

I wish to experience the Divine in each moment! To experience life in the present, not caught in the 'story' of the past or anticipation of the future! And to share my light, my Chi with others! Certainly to enjoy thinking of what has happened, or what's coming up, but coming back to THIS breath, THIS step, THIS heartbeat!

On the weekend, my daughter's little family & I headed to the mountains - Breitenbush Hot Springs 35th Anniversary & "Tribal Reunion" .... old friends, familiar grounds, for many of us 'chosen to be some of the 50-60 who live on the land at one time,' even when we've been 'in the world' again for years, THIS land is home!

We walked to the gravesite of a lovely woman who preceeded me on the land, led by her 20something daughter, & surrounded by other friends. There was snow on the ground, a sweet fairy/angel on the grave, & the sun came out for us! {I'm in the middle, in my long dark robe}

The girls who knew her as mom or 'auntie' spoke of her braiding hair, checking in. Others who knew her bespoke of her JOY, even when she was ill (cancer) & in the process. One of our brothers who had a run with kidney disease spoke of seeing her in a hospital corridor, & again, her beauty, smile, JOY & light!

That light, that Joy in the moment - ah, bliss! A truly happy person is filled with chi. When someone is ‘bubbling over’ with joy, they are overflowing with positive chi. That’s why we love to be around happy people; they are virtual fountains of chi, replenishing others wherever they go.” {David Daniel Kennedy}

Debra embodied this during her lifetime, bubbling over with Joy, even in illness!

My daughter, 11 year old granddaughter & I took yoga Sunday AM, & were reminded of coming back to the breath, out of the story, into the moment. May we all be so blessed!

What do YOU wish to experience?


Sabrina S. said...

Hi Dia,
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you too.
Have a nice week,
Greetings from France

Connie Mitan said...

Living in the moment - great wish!
As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

Dominee said...

That sounds like a wonderful experience!
As you wish for yourself so I wish for you as well!

Beth McLarnan said...

I want to be you! What a cool person! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also :)

April Cole said...

Such bliss...
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Dawn said...

That is wonderful that you, your daughter and grandaughter went to yoga! I can't wait for my daughter to be able to come with me. Speaking of getting back to breath, my dad just visited the Ashram in Virginia and I am DYING to go and do a silent retreat and just be calm and quiet.

Tracy Makara said... wonderful! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Being with Divine is always good. Haven't seen you around blogger lately but my blogging isn't as much as when I first started.

Coffee is on.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Great reminder about experiencing the divine and wonderful tribute to your friend.
As Dia wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.