Sky Gazing, Oneness and Love
One of my favorite things to do is stare at the sky. Not a gray sky, that doesn’t work so well. A blue sky, a stormy one or one scattered with clouds. I imagine myself high in sky, overseeing the world below me. As I breathe, I imagine that the breath I just took was air shared by another on the other side of the planet and that gives me a feeling of oneness; of being connected to everything and everyone.
Of course I love connection with those who share my kindred interests and passions but I am also aware that I share connection with everyone else too: the ones stuck in their heads and unable to change, the violent ones who cannot manage their anger, the sick and diseased and abused, the lost souls. While I try all the time to be sure I am not contributing to the numbers of these sorry beings, I know we are all ONE. We share the planet, the air and the energy we put out or take from others is felt even over impossibly huge distances.
My life upgraded a few years back when I learned a simple mantra called the ho’oponopono prayer. The metaphysics of it are profound: I feel a shift everytime I say it and for me it seems especially useful when I am sky gazing. It goes like this: I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
That’s it. Each time I say it, I start slowly and meaningfully as I gaze at the sky, imagining my connection to all that is, the good, the bad and everything and everyone in between. I FEEL a shift. I feel responsible and connected. I say it again, and again. I feel clear. I feel able to make a difference. I know I can make a difference. I feel love.