Lately, I was brought to reflect on life and its disappearance through two stories, which made me question the regenerative capacity that we all possess.
The first story, which I learned yesterday, is that of an infant boy. His mother was taking care of him at home and put him on her bed, lying on his back. When she returned a few minutes later, he was face down and lifeless.
What happened? And why would a soul decide to leave our planet so soon after his arrival?
As I commented, it is hard at times to explain the unexplainable. And yet this soul, which left our world some two weeks ago, may already be in the process of regenerating itself, of looking for new life.
The second story relates a pumpkin. A tiny pumpkin that was sitting on our kitchen counter for a long time. Yesterday, I noticed some grey spots at its bottom, indicating that it had taken on a new journey. Instead of dropping it into a bin, I brought it to a park this morning and set it amid the grass, next to a tree, behind a bench honoring a woman with a Polish-sounding name.
And I reflected on life and non-life.
Is death, or the incoming of death, the absence (or near absence) of life?
And can these two seemingly opposites unite at some (imperceptible) level?
I am a big proponent of awareness. Without it, it seems difficult to climb the spiritual mountains ahead of us.
I have been into the color orange lately, thanks to a meditation that includes our sacred (or sacral) chakra. As a guiding sign, I usually notice two or three orange things per day. Another of these ‘unexplainable’ occurrences is an orange streel light in our neighborhood, at 9:00 in the morning, when all the other street lights are dark. The pattern, is there is one, repeats itself day after day.
This morning, as awareness would have it, it took me some 20 minutes to realize that the tiny pumpkin I had nested into the grass was a bright orange one.
Life and non-life work in very mysterious ways, don’t they?
Gilles Asselin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: The regenerative power of life
Time: May 12, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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