Day #129 – Flying

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Blog, Sacred Experiences, Sacred Nature | 0 comments

Day #129 – Flying

My body felt immersed in a cloud of blue.  Floating yet moving with purpose.  I’m flying a helicopter.  Filled with a sense of peace I’d never felt before,  I sat with my right hand extended before me, clutching some imaginary object.  My breath slowed to the point I wasn’t sure I was still breathing.   My mind was spinning, trying to make sense of the intense emotions flowing through my body.   Suddenly, I “got it”.  I understood the feelings of wonder coursing through my body. Turn the clock back twenty minutes and I had just met a man with whom I would connect in the most spiritual...

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Day #126 – Curiosity

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #126 – Curiosity

Curiosity is the source of all philosophies and inventions. The human desire to know “why” and “how” has led to world-shaking changes which range from fire, to the wheel, the automobile, to electronics and computers.  Wondering what mysteries lay beyond sight brought humans to explore the moon and beyond. The need to know what was behind the process which made the plants grow, how the weather works and even the very essence of what makes us human propelled people within themselves to discover a consciousness, a Creator, a God with power and love beyond anything they knew or could fathom. ...

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Day #120 – Death

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #120 – Death

“Nothing ever truly dies.  The universe wastes nothing; everything is simply transformed.”    ~ Klatuu Several years ago, my favorite grade school teacher said to me, “I’m told I have pancreatic cancer.” Just to look at him, I knew it was true.  I’d seen “that look” too many times at the hospital where I worked.  To this day, I regret I didn’t tell him how much he’d meant to me over the years, but I was afraid I’d cry if I did.  So, I muttered senseless platitudes and took my leave of him as soon as I could. Then, he passed away and I never got another chance. Shortly after his passing, I...

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Day #113 – Gift-Giving

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #113 – Gift-Giving

I don’t know who was more nervous, me or my date.  I’m sixty-six years old and I haven’t been on a date in so long that I forgot the usual protocol.  My hand trembled just a bit as I got out of the car, fidgeting with the single red rose I’d brought for her.  The dress shirt chafed slightly at the neck.  It reminded me a lot of when I was younger.   When I arrived at her house, her mom (yes, her mom) greeted me at the door. “She’s not quite ready yet.  Come in and sit on the couch.”   I heard my date wail from the other room. “But, Mom . . . I don’t want to go.”   “Then,...

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Day #72 – Sacrifice

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #72 – Sacrifice

I was only an hour late for his appointment, but by the time I walked the stooped, old man back for his test, he vibrated with a barely suppressed rage. For some reason, I felt an intense need to communicate with him, but nothing I said broke through his anger. That is . . . until I noticed an old army tattoo on his arm. “I’m of the opinion there’s always a story behind a tattoo. Do you mind me asking about it?” “I got that when I was young and stupid in WWII,” he growled. Discomforted by his answer, but anxious to connect, I asked, “What did you do in the war?” Instantly, tears glistened in...

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Day #70 – Persistence

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Experiences | 0 comments

Day #70 – Persistence

She had been told since birth she was not enough in so many overt and subtle ways, and in her innocence, buried that belief deeply in her body and mind until it had completely fused with her very being. She felt unworthy and insignificant, and in protecting herself from the hurt, pulled a shroud of numbness around her heart. There was, however, a tiny spark of hope left inside that hadn’t been destroyed. Somehow, she had the idea if she could be good at something, she could prove them all wrong and redeem herself. Over the years, she had tried many different things, but always failed to...

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