This is from a blog I had posted on Jan. 31, 2016 on blogger. Although I am mostly starting fresh here, this is one that I am personally proud of. It contains a writing from my beautiful step-daughter. I will cherish this always!
Today, I feel the need to discuss, what I like to call, Universal Energy. I often have a hard time explaining what I mean by universal energy during a conversation. The main reason is that most of the people I talk to are either skeptical or defensive. I know that you are open-minded and will understand what I’m saying.
I refuse to push my beliefs on others. I do not feel comfortable when someone tries to force theirs on me. I do, however, enjoy a good open-minded discussion of different beliefs. I also understand that there is more than just one “right” way (religiously speaking). Everyone has to find the path that is right for them. I have studied many religions, and found that they all have several main ideas in common. They all speak of a higher power (calling it by different names), but the most profound commonality is Love.
I recently had this conversation with my 15 year old step daughter. She was very receptive and interested, so the conversation flowed well. She was so excited by what I was telling her, she used it as a topic for an essay she wrote for school. She has such a talent for writing, I asked for permission to share her essay on my blog.
Here is what she wrote.
Laws of life
“’There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I thought a couple weeks after my best friend left I would be okay again. Time kept passing and I still felt like I was waiting for a part of me to come back. I sat outside alone, a defeated expression on my face as I felt an aching feeling in my chest. It would show up often, and when it did, I found myself questioning why I was even here. I sat down on the ground and closed my eyes, just hoping that maybe I would wake up from a nightmare.
I heard a door behind me shut, followed by footsteps. “I understand if you want to be alone, but I just couldn’t let you stay out here without telling you I’m here if you want to talk.” My step mom said. I sniffled and continued to stare down at my feet, drawing circles in the dirt. “I’m tired of feeling sad. I feel like I want to just give up already.” I admitted. “Hey, just because your soul is sick doesn’t mean you should give up on it.” She said.
I looked up at her, my eyebrows furrowed. “My soul?” I questioned. “What do you think depression is?” She grinned a little. I blinked curiously, “A sick soul?” “Exactly. The universe has a tricky, confusing way of teaching us things. Sometimes it sends people or things your way to teach you something, then sends them off to teach you something else. Even the smallest things are gently leading you to where you’re supposed to be. What you’re supposed to know.” She glanced to me with a gentle smile. I blinked and started to gently nod my head; it made so much sense.
“Can you tell me more?” I started to smile. “Of course.” She laughed. “There is a thing called universal life energy. It basically means that there is a flow of energy all around us. That flow of energy is what connects everything that exists. We give off energy, too. The kind of energy we give off is based on how you feel. For instance, if someone is thinking really negative thoughts, sometimes you can actually start to feel angry.” She explained. I stared in awe as she continued to explain it. “That’s why people meditate. They breathe in, their hands up towards the sky and let the energy from the universe flow through them to clear their chakras.” Noticing my confused expression, she elaborated, “That’s what they call the energy centers in your body.”
I could already tell that this was something I would remember for the rest of my life. “I want to try that now.” I smiled. “You should. Just see it in your mind, feel a sense of openness to it. It’s really that easy. I have a book about it if you want to read it.” She conveyed. “Please?” I giggled. She nodded, a pleased smile on her face as we walked in.
We talked about it almost all night, and the more I heard about it, the lighter I was. For the first time in my life, I knew for sure I was hearing something that my entire being was drawn to. I was grounded. I didn’t feel like I was just walking on earth to simply die.
I was walking on earth to make this connection with the force in the universe that flowed through every single one of us, even if we call it something or someone else. I was depressed, but it lead me to the most warming realization of my life. If you are drawn to something, then without question, it is right for you. But remember, it’s up to you to see the opportunities the universe sends to you. Always be open. Namaste.
By Meadow Rain
I may be a bit biased, but this young lady has a true talent that will have a huge positive impact on the world and our future. I am honored to tears that a conversation we had could make such a difference in her life and on her outlook of life. This goes to show, you never know how the things you share with someone will impact them. Lifting, and helping each other is what life is all about and is the only way to a world united.
Love and Light,