We are where we need to be

Bird Droppings February 17, 2011
We are where we need to be
I was outside for nearly thirty minutes sitting in the dark watching some smoke waft off of some sage as tree frogs for the first time broke the silence. The ambient temperature must be right I heard them last night as well. There are no crickets as of yet only the chorus frogs chirping away. I have said many times I am where I need to be now as I reference my teaching at the high school. The people I come in contact with and talk with for each of us it is part of the great mystery of life we share. Perhaps it is seeing the ads for James Redfield’s latest book that got me wandering this morning but for years I have discussed my world view as one of intertwining of the pieces.
“We are discovering again that we live in a deeply mysterious world,
full of sudden coincidences and synchronistic encounters that seem destined.” James Redfield
I was approached about the idea of fate and offered that there are unquestionably interactions going on that seem to lead in a direction. I have used many times the concept of a puzzle, of the pieces falling into place. In life these pieces are very intricate and complex yet when we stand back we can see the interlocking and interconnection not the whole. I often wonder at my own life’s journeys and how I ended up where I am. I am where I need to be right at this moment to interact with people I come into contact with here now and tomorrow is another day and another piece to the puzzle.
“A new spiritual awakening is occurring in human culture, an awakening brought about by a critical mass of individuals who experience their lives as a spiritual unfolding, a journey in which we are led forward by mysterious coincidences.” James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy, insight one
When I first read James Redfield’s book I was amazed at how it seemed to fit many things going on within myself, was that a great marketing ploy or a reality I am still not sure. Even to the extent I was told about the book by a consultant who came to work with my company for two days and review business plans etc. Basically he told me to close up and move on which I did shortly there after. But he also was married to a girl from Peru and was in process of moving to Peru to start an import export company. He mentioned I should read a book coincidently; The Celestine Prophecy takes place in Peru. I wrote the name of the book on a sheet of paper and stuck in my wallet for a Borders or Barnes and Noble trip when ever that may come. Several months later walking in Borders, guess what book fell off the shelf and hit me in the head.
“This awakening represents the creation of a new, more complete worldview, which replaces a five-hundred-year-old preoccupation with secular survival and comfort. While this technological preoccupation was an important step; our awakening to life’s coincidences is opening us up to the real purpose of human life on this planet, and the real nature of our universe.” James Redfield, Insight two
It was in the early 1900’s Dr. Carl Jung came up with the word synchronicity which relates to and ties into Redfield’s book. Jung found this concept as he interviewed patients and retraced these interrelated meaningful happenings these puzzle pieces falling in place. Quantum Physics is addressing many of the ideas in science that Redfield mentions in fiction the ideas of energy and a bond we all have to this flow of energy.
“We now experience that we live not in a material universe, but in a universe of dynamic energy. Everything extant is a field of sacred energy that we can sense and intuit. Moreover, we humans can project our energy by focusing our attention in the desired direction…where attention goes, energy flows…influencing other energy systems and increasing the pace of coincidences in our lives.” James Redfield, Insight three
Yesterday as I read a science article on how a double helix shaped mass of space dust was found near the center of our galaxy I recalled several passages from Redfield and Gary Zukov’s writings. This cloud had the form of what appeared to be DNA. The massive magnetic forces of the black hole at the center of the galaxy appear to be what has created this cloud in this shape. As I read it became apparent how literally insignificant we are in the total scheme of things floundering about trying to understand literally infinite understanding with a finite mind. Many times I look for reality in my place of existence and today a short poem by a young man at the time of writing he was eight years old.
By Mattie J.T. Stepanek

I really miss
Having a brother
I miss my
Two brothers and my sister
And I don’t
Why they died
It’s so sad
To not have
A brother, and
Another brother, and
A sister
When I should have them.
And I know that
Will make me
Happy again
But right now,
I don’t know what, and
I don’t know when

Mattie Stepanek died at thirteen from a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, along with his brothers and sister. He was able to share though briefly his heart felt understanding of life and all around him. As I looked through one of his poetry books “Hope through Heartsongs,” I was caught up in his words but also a forward by Gary Zukav author of numerous bestsellers.

“Chapters begin and end, but the book continues. Five sensory humans mistake their lives for the book. A multisensory human sees his life as a chapter in the book. He sees the lives of others in the same way. A multisensory human does not think of herself as beginning with her birth and ending with her death and more than she thinks a book ends when one of its chapters comes to a conclusion. The unfolding history of the book becomes more visible in each chapter – in each life.” Gary Zukav, Foreword to Hope through Heart songs by Mattie Stepanak

As I plan my day today the moon was setting through the clouds even if I can not see it clearly I know from days past this week and the sun is rising across the other side of my existence. On one side in black and white with clouds framing a nearly full moon and on the other brilliant purples and reds as the sun is rising through many of the same numerous clouds. We exist much in this same manner seeing brilliance in black and white at times in settings conclusions and in beginnings with all their brilliant colors. Each day our pieces fall in to place one at a time each integral to the next each a page as Zukav views as a book each a piece of the puzzle. I wonder where today will lead and where the pieces will fall as I finish my morning writing I would ask as I do each day for peace and please keep all in harms way on your mind and in your hearts.

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