If I walk into a room and there is “darkness” within someone, I can feel it. I’ll avoid eye contact. Pray to myself, ask why I’m there. Sometimes, I find, the person has been praying or asking to make the darkness go away. I am led to them. They ask, I start talking. They are amazed I know what no one knows. they thank me, often years later. Other ones, in denial, they know I feel them. And they avoid eye contact. They flee.
Some people who meet me can my presence right away. “There’s just something about you”, they’ll say. They “feel” me.
But its children and animals who “sense” me. My dear friend became a believer after watching me ask the bird to pose. I didn’t want believers, I had asked God and the Universe to show me if this was what I was supposed to do. The picture at the top of this website? Look at it. Closely. I was running the beach in Alabama. Having a Lt. Dan moment with God. It was cloudy. My friend was down the beach. Are you ready to go?, She said. She still couldn’t believe how the bird had responded to me.
Grown ups can’t. They judge and complain, criticize and condemn. It’s as if I’m looking down at them. Seeing what they can’t see. Nor choose to see. Believe to see. Understand to see. When they say or do to me what is not right, I walk away. Gently.
In the course of history, great people have gone through exactly what I write about above. Hemingway, Dali, Picasso, Einstein, lady Godiva, Geronimo and yes, Forrest Gump. Think about it.
Sometimes you have to start over to find yourself. Sometimes, you have to find yourself in order to start over. And the picture of me at the top of this website when I was having the Lt. Dan moment? I didn’t take it. But my phone did.
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