I have spent the last few days, weeks since the death of my mother moving further into the sweet quiet place of the space between thoughts. It has been there that I have found both wisdom and serenity. So from that place, I came upon this understanding.
Last night I had a very interesting dream about the movie/TV series: “The Highlander” ? In a nutshell it is a battle for supremacy between immortals. Stay with me here… When an immortal is killed, you see the life force energy of the dead immortal transfer in a very dramatic fashion to the other immortal. When I awoke I thought that was a crazy dream, why in the hell did I dream about that?
As I began my day in the space between thoughts, the message of the dream became quite clear, isn’t that the way life/death really is? No, not the struggle as in the movie/TV series; but in their deaths. Each person collects their portion of wisdom, experiences and knowledge in this thing called life. At the time of their death, this energy is released into the world to become part of the universal knowledge. Each person holds their place and collects their part only to release and share it back to the whole. Each person plays a very important and special place in the scheme of things, and without their piece the world would lose something very important. Even though we may be just one piece, together we are the whole. Collectively we are all. We seemingly move along our paths alone, intersecting “others” along the way and yet at the point most of us fear, a thing called death, we share it all with such a blast that the world is forever changed because we simply lived.
As my mother moved further from her earthbound connection, I could feel her wisdom pulse through me. I could feel all of the things she wanted to say both before and after she moved closer to her place in the stars. I could feel it literally change my DNA. All that she held was available for me and given freely to me. She passed all of her multi-generational knowledge of time and time before time to me. I became stronger for it.
I am able to now move more freely in this wisdom, grateful for all those that have come before me and excited about what I will leave behind. The pressure of becoming has simply turned into being. For isn’t that all that is it? Being in each moment? Nothing to do, nowhere to go, just be.
Bonnie was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at St. John’s University, New York City for her work in Business Resilience.
Bonnie is Past Chair of the Association of Contingency Planners where she served for 6 years.
She is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders and businesses to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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