Live Before You Die
by Lisa A. Romano
We are all here on a journey and although each one of us seems to come from vastly different parts of the world, the undeniable truth is--we have all come here to learn the same lessons.
In nature, there is an intrinsic and divine beautiful and balanced relationship between the sky and the earth.
The sun delivers to our plants the energy it needs to manufacture within its cells the food and nutrients required to survive. Our plants and animals rely on the sky for the freshwater it needs to live. Our earth provides shelter for the animals in the forests and jungles and trees for animals with wings. And when one tree falls, the forest does not mourn--for it accepts the cycle of all things and rests in the knowledge that the carcass of the fallen tree--will inevitably decay and in so doing, even replenish the earth it rots upon.
All things have been born for one reason and one reason only--to live.
And while this sounds simple and even obvious--far too many beings are born--and die--while few truly live.
If our outer realities are mirrors to our inner realities--then I want to be a rose...or an eagle...or maybe a dolphin or an orca whale.
I want to be an extension of all that is and be filled with the kind of harmony that can only come from a knowing that can only be found through faith--the faith of knowing that all is well...no matter what...all is well...
Roses do not fret over their next drink from the rain nor do they squirm at the first notice of a winter chill.
As seedlings, roses break through the earth’s surface and claim their right to live. Roses sit back and absorb the energy of the sun just as a vineyard full of grapes might do. It makes no matter to the rose, that it is but one single rose. Within its DNA is a knowing that goes unquestioned. It is--therefore it is worthy.
My inner being translates this knowledge into love. This knowing that is evident in all forms of nature is a vibration of love, peace, and harmony. And like the animals, plant life, and even the stars in the sky, we thinking beasts are capable of the same type of peace. It is capable for us to live in harmony with others--but not first without claiming harmony from within.
When you are a wounded child, your connection to self has been lost. Your faith in your own abilities, in others and even in the world has been damaged. It is as if someone or something has turned off your DNA. You feel like a light has gone out within you, and desperately you feel the desire to know what it is to feel loved, accepted, valid and whole.
Interestingly enough, what so many of us enjoy about nature--is love.
What we love about birds, lions, dolphins, and weeping willow trees is their harmony--their peace--their stability--their inner knowing and ultimately their lack of resistance with all that is.
The key to being happy right now can be found in easing up on our resistance to self.
When we stop resisting who we are, and what we want, it is like shedding an old, heavy skin. We move easily from one vibrational point to the next.
The shift happens in our consciousness but is felt in our hearts--literally.
If you want peace, you must be willing to let go of all that brings you unrest.
This is not so easy <3 but try we must.