Last week’s WOW was PRESENCE, and this time around I was focusing on the fact that I’m never alone. This realization is often accompanied by the presence of goosebumps.
Whether you call that Presence God, or the Universe, the Holy Spirit or Energy…you’ve felt it.
When you’ve been encountered by pure acceptance and love, ka-ching – that’s it!
When the sunset takes your breath away or a baby’s little hand curls around your finger…
…these are all goosebump worthy in my estimation.
This past week, did you see that clip from Undercover Boss? Where the woman (she’s so awesome) tells her new co-worker not to feel down…and to keep moving forward (then reveals that she leaves work to go to the homeless shelter where she and her three children have been living.)
I can’t do it justice, you just have to watch it. And get your tissues ready.
Sometimes in tears or the expression of true emotion, I experience the Presence. Like when Kelly Clarkson sang this week on American Idol.
When I speak or write about the Presence of God, I see a sharp drop in “likes” on Facebook. My thought is that it brings back memories or thoughts of religion that didn’t work for you and you don’t believe in anymore. I get it!
It’s also revealing that when I post a video of the Gulf of Mexico at sunset or a bunny eating a carrot with its nose wiggling, the likes go through the roof.
And it delights me. Because these, too, are a celebration of life and love and light and all that is Good.
Anything I experience that is Good, I attribute to my understanding of God. I find such comfort in feeling that connection.
So while I will always cherish the goosebumps, it’s time for a new Word of the Week (with a few parting thoughts on the word Presence…)
For those of you at a crossroads, at a huge decision juncture, preparing to embark on a business venture or a love affair…or even if it is as small as “should I take that umbrella with me?” – may we all have heightened discernment this week.
And if you can’t yield it; if it’s full of angst and bad energy – flush it.
That’s not the wisdom that should win your vote.
And when in doubt, don’t.
Have a wonderful week!