Discovering Heaven on Earth

 

While I was rearranging shelves of books yesterday, I came across my copy of Alice Walker’s We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness

 

I flipped to a dog-eared page to see what wisdom had caught my attention during an earlier read. I’m so glad I marked this because it is so good. Thought I’d share it with you today, as you head into a brand new, spectacular week:

 

“I have experienced many difficulties and hardships in my life and yet despair is a state in which I rarely remain for long. This is largely because despair cannot share the same place as wonder, and it is wonder that I have had from childhood, and in abundance. From the moment I saw that a plum grew out of a brown-colored, dry-looking branch, and a watermelon came from a green stem attached to a plant that was rooted in the dark earth, “heaven” as described by the pastor of our church (somewhere beyond earth) became irrelevant. I was already in the only heaven that mattered to me, and I knew it. 

 

This sense of the magic of Nature has encouraged all of my environmental understanding and activism. It is the reason I believe all our children, whether two years old of forty, should be encouraged to look, really look, at what they are seeing every day: incredible improbabilities, miracles – plums, watermelons, tulips, turnips – that are, on our planet, that radiant blue orb, exceedingly ordinary, though obviously divine.”

 

Thoughts? Feelings? Stuff to celebrate? Do tell!
Liv Lane

Liv Lane

As an intuitive adviser, author & teacher, I help brave-hearted women illuminate their paths to purpose through powerful classes, individual readings, workshops and writings. This blog, started in 2006, chronicles my journey and offers light for yours. Thrilled you're here!
Liv Lane