” We are part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat of the pony, and man — all belong to the same family.”
~ Chief Seattle
I have long believed the sentiment illustrated above by Chief Seattle… To me, this only seems natural; to understand and feel in the heart that all of nature’s things are sacred treasures, though these are often passed by without a second glance, or any feeling of connection.
We live within a sphere of unity, the very foundation of life begins in this place, from one we came, and to one we shall return. This journey to the remembrance of soul, of the true realization of creation and birth lives within all hearts. It is our duty to find this path and follow it for eternity.
I remember a line from a popular song: “And all your money, won’t another minute buy.” This line from the band Kansas does echo in the ears of many… We spend an awful amount of time pursuing fruitless gains of material wealth, acquiring possessions that will inevitably break or need to be replaced over and over again. Yet, this is the way of the world. We cannot buy more time, nor do we know the hour of expiration. Once we stop and realize that our time here is so short, shorter even for the man who can recall his entire life in a simple thought, we may then understand the true meaning of why the journey is the goal.
To love all that exists should be the ideal. To love the soul, the neighbor, the brother, the father and the mother, the Earth and all its creatures and the divine. One must be present in his ideal. The ideal, this loving unity, should never be for selfish gain or for the promise of a heavenly prize or for self-aggrandizement, but simply for the essence of life, and for future generations. Love knows no bounds, and needs no motivation. It need only exist to heal.
Tonight, under the blue moon, simply love the sky and all it’s brightness illuminated by the moonlight. Give thanks for all you see, feel, taste and touch. Give praise for having the ability to recognize love and light. Be present in the awareness that life is a great sphere of unity, and, once realized, will spark fire into the hearts of all God’s children…