Gratitude, Grace and FeelingMiguel Dean
Do you ever feel so full of gratitude and awe at the miracle of this Life that it feels as if you will burst from the vibrating pressure of white fire that burns within your chest?
Do you ever marvel at the magic and beauty of these senses that we have been given to experience this miracle of creation?
When was the last time you really, fully tasted the flavours and textures of a delicious piece of chocolate as it shifts and softens, caressed by your loving tongue melting into the warmth of your moist mouth?
When was the last time that you really stopped still, motionless, silent, under the vast sky and allowed your self to smell the gorgeous, damp, fecund, brown and green of this sacred earth?
When was the last time that you gazed with grace at the setting sun behind a myriad patchwork of shapes and colours and real-eyesed the marvel of your vision, your sight; these eyes that are so small and yet see so much?
And when did you last pause and wonder about who or what it is that looks out from behind these eyes?
When did you last marvel at the gift of hearing? How does that work? Not the science but the magic? How can it be that the beauty of music enters in through our ears and permeates our bodies so that it speaks directly to our heart and touches our soul? What grace is this?
O and this delicate most precious gift of touch. Remember to touch and feel. Remember to allow and invite your self to be held and touched lovingly by those who value and appreciate the unique spark of divinity that you are. Feel the tingle of excitement and energy ripple through you when you look into a loved one’s soft eyes and touch their face tenderly.
Yes, there are challenges on this journey home to the full realisation of the Love that we are. It seems that sometimes the road is littered with rocks and stones and craters and fallen branches; But when did you really, truly give thanks for every perceived obstacle, that you know in truth has only helped you along your way home?
Do you allow yourself to feel everything that Life brings your way? Breathing deeply and feeling it all, feeling fully the curious sensations of energy in your body. Feeling them and knowing that you are alive and you were born to feel.
When you are done with old stories and suffering and mundanity then allow gratitude and grace to be your companions and remember the fragility and fleetingness of this sacred life that you have been gifted. Feel deeply, fully, wholeheartedly into the eternal Now of this moment and know that you are alive and Life itself. Namaste