“WINGS WITHOUT ME”
“It was August, and I was looking up at the sky. With one hand shielding my eyes, I made out a falcon soaring on the currents of hot swirling air. Higher and higher it spiraled, until with one unearthly shriek, it disappeared.
All at once I felt left behind. ‘Why did you grow wings without me?’ I mourned. Then my spirit said, ‘the falcon’s way is not the only way. Your thoughts are as free as any bird.’ So I shut my eyes and my spirit took off, spiraling as high as the falcon and then beyond, so that I was looking down over the whole earth. But something was wrong. Why did I feel so cold and alone?
‘You grew wings without me,’ my heart said. ‘What good is freedom without love?’ So I went quietly to the bed of a sick child and sang him a lullaby. He fell asleep smiling, and my heart took off, joining my spirit as it circled over the earth. I was free and loving, but still something was wrong.
‘You grew wings without me,’ my body said. ‘Your flights are only imagination.’ So I looked into books that I had ignored before and read about saints in every age who actually flew. In India, Persia, China, and Spain (even in Los Angeles!), the power of spirit has reached, not just into the heart, but into every cell of the body. ‘As if carried aloft by a great eagle,’ Saint Teresa said, ‘my ecstasy lifted me into the air.’
I began to believe in this amazing feat, and for the first time, I didn’t feel left behind. I was the falcon and the child and the saint. In my eyes their lives became sacred, and the truth came home: When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiyD2Erf3ek
Today,my early walk with Casey seemed to lack its usual spirituality. This week, life has been a challenge as my husband struggles with serious medical issues…he and I trying to summon courage as each day begins. Today, that courage was lacking and I found myself feeling weary and drained. Turning for home, a flock of crows swept by us, perching in nearby trees, noisily discussing the day ahead, their shiny black feathers glistening in the sun. I turned to check on Casey and noticed he had something black in his mouth. My patience running on empty, I scolded him and waved his pooper bag in front of him trying to distract him from eating whatever it was. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! Amazingly enough, the object disappeared and we continued toward home when I realized that whatever it was now was attached to Casey’s leash. It was a beautiful black crow’s feather. Hot tears rolled down my cheeks as I accepted this message of hope.
Michael Jackson was and is God’s messenger for the modern age. He put teachable moments in all aspects of his work…words, sounds, music, visuals. Through movement, his body told stories. Hours after returning home, with the crow’s feather sitting at my writing station, I selected from Michael’s wisdom the article I wanted to send out into the world. Almost immediately, I received this: “It will all be turned around. Truth is stronger than lies-like an eagle is stronger than a mouse. It isn’t important to Michael the spirit that Michael the man is vindicated, as much as it is important that INNOCENCE and LOVE be vindicated. To have these intentions be SO misunderstood hurts not only man, but mankind.” Heaven Leigh
Michael, Heaven and The Crow’s Feather, all helped me summon courage for today. My thoughts have been freed…I went to my husband’s hospital bed with a renewed spirit of hope, I found a measure of truth and I took flight.
I leave you with this: PEOPLE WHO WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE EXPERIENCED BEING NEAR HIM SAID THAT WHEN HE ENTERED INTO A ROOM, THE ROOM CHANGED. PEOPLE, CHILDREN FLOCKED TO MICHAEL. HIS LOVE FOR HUMANITY WAS EVIDENT IN THE WAY HE TREATED EVERY SINGLE PERSON HE MET. HE HAD NO EGO. HE WAS VERY HUMBLE. HE WAS A TEACHER WITH A MESSAGE. HE REACHED AND TOUCHED THE ENTIRE WORLD WITH HIS MUSIC. HIS BODY WAS A VESSEL THROUGH WHICH HE CHANNELED WHITE HOT ENERGY OF UNIVERSAL LOVE…THE LIFE FORCE OF GOD’S GLORY. HIS HAD EVERLASTING HOPE AND LOVE FOR MANKIND. HE WANTED EVERYONE TO SEE THIS CONNECTEDNESS, THIS BOND, THAT WE ALL SHARE WITH ONE ANOTHER, THE ANIMALS, THE TREES, EVERYTHING ON THE PLANET…THE MOON, STARS AND UNIVERSE. WE ARE ALL ONE.
I love you!