Nothing else quite ties us to earth, from a heavenly perspective, as relationships.
We can be flying high and boom, a thunderbolt cracks and hits near our feet. We are not struck, mortally, but impacted within: a shuddering, a gut punch, an ache.
I look up to the clear skies, sun dappling the large leaves above my head. Did they notice the bolt that electrified my heart? Did they tremble as tears welled in my eyes? Their calmness, gentleness caress my senses. They do tremble in the almost still breeze with sweet empathy. The spider casting its web says, “It’s ok. This too shall pass.”
There are responses – whether in the right or in the wrong, whether misunderstood or overstepping another. One is to love fully, completely, always. The other is gratitude – communication when it comes from a dear one is precious and like it or not – there are always lessons to be learned.
I am open. I am vulnerable. I am love.
Julia Rae Parsell 5/15/2017