Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Our Amazing Universe

All my life I have been fascinated by our universe.  The unknown and our steady and slow learning of what is really happening out there has consistently pulled me in.  As a child I dreamed of becoming an astronaut.  I dreamed of being able to explore new worlds and find new species of life.  My young life story telling consisted of different worlds, with unusual animals and diverse species and beings.  When I watch videos like this one below, my mind begins to take flight and I return to my imaginations.

Our universe is ever expanding.  It is enormous.  There is so much out there and it is mind blowing to think of what we could discover if we had the ability to travel at light speed.  My imagination takes me there instead and that is where my writing has come to light.  My fascination with what may be out there, is brought out in my book and many of my earlier writings.  I can only hope I can do my writing justice and bring out the wonderment in other people's minds!

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

United As Humans

Being a day of remembrance, my mind has been in over drive.  I have been thinking of this day, 13 years ago and the moment I saw the first plane hit the World Trade Center.  I sat there in disbelief, believing for a moment the news was showing us a trailer for a new movie.  It did not take me long to realize this was REAL.  From that moment on my life changed, as I know many others have as well.

Reflecting on us as humans, I began thinking of seeing us from the outside.  What if we were being watched?  What if we really were someone’s science project?  What if there is a god of some sort and this god is wanting to see what we do with our Earth and each other?  What if there was an E.T. out there watching us?  What would they all think?  How would they feel watching us destroy, mangle and hurt one another?

I am sure someone else has asked all of these questions, if not more.  However, the reality of it all really hit me today.  We can be awful to each other.  Watching the news makes me cringe and fear for my children.  I do not want to be that person who pretends the world is full of only good deeds and empathetic humans.  However, sometimes burying my head in the sand and acting like my little life bubble is reality sounds like the best idea ever.

Here’s the thing… I have seen humans do some amazing things.  I have been a part of these events, sometimes I have even been the one doing them all on my lonesome, but for the most part I have observed the amazing actions of humans.  I know we have it in us.  I know we can let go of our ego and transcend to a more eloquent being.  I have seen it not only on TV and the internet, but I have seen it in real life.  We are capable of some pretty fantastic movements and evolving into a much higher state of being.

No matter what a person’s belief, whether religious, agnostic, Wiccan, atheist, new age, or whatever it may be, there is a higher state of being.  Whether you believe it is your soul, your connection to god or just a state of mind, we all have it in us.  We continue to divide each other, by nations, by ethnic group, by gender, by financial status, by religion or lack of, etc. etc. etc.  Why?  Why do we struggle to see ourselves as one race?  We are humans.  We are all made of tissue and blood.  We all breathe the same air.  We share so much, but for some strange reason we divide ourselves. 

We have the ability to be united as humans, as people living on this Earth.  We are capable of creating an amazing world.  As I look out and see my life, I can only hope I can make an impactful and positive difference in this world.  Whatever that may be…  I finally understand John Lennon’s, Imagine.  So I leave you with this.  Namaste friends ;)