Jonathan Livingston Seagull
“They are saying in the Flock that if you are not the Son of the Great Gull Himself”, Fletcher told Jonathan one morning after Advanced Speed Practice, “then you are a thousand years ahead of your time.”
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. “What do you think, Fletch? Are we ahead of our time?”
A long silence, “Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anyone who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way that most gulls fly.”“That’s something,” Jonathan said, rolling to glide inverted for a while. “That’s not half as bad as being ahead of our time”.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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Original work on The Seagull Speaks by Michael A Wride is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Healing requires embarking on a journey along previously untrammeled paths, so that the unconscious becomes conscious. It requires the raising of consciousness, an expansion of awareness, so that we see the world with different eyes. We see the world anew.
Crises in our lives offer us an opportunity to evolve in new directions and to create new versions of ourselves, so that we can explore new pathways that we would not otherwise have taken if things had stayed the same.
Healing occurs when we connect with the deepest aspects of ourselves in our hearts. We can then meet with our deepest fears, feelings and emotions, which also lead us to connect more fully with our bodies and with the world. For we are our bodies and we are the world, since we are creative participants in the world. The world does not consist of objects and events from which we are separated. It is often feelings of disconnection, fragmentation and loneliness that are the causes of our dis-ease(s). We create our bodies and we create the world. We give to the world and we receive from the world. We are distinct, unique and fundamental parts of the collective world soul.
When we seek healing, we move deeper into the silence of our yearning for peace with ourselves, for coherence, for harmony and connection with All That Is. We connect with ourselves and thereby open ourselves up to receive the wisdom of the world soul, which speaks to our hearts clearly when we are calm and present so that we can truly listen to the messages and meanings in every moment. We find a still place, within which there is clarity, focus, joyous feelings and a clear vision about who we are and where we are going. We then are blessed to move deeper into connection with our souls, with the world and with ourselves. We can then truly heal and be healed.