A Silver Thread of Thought

12 August

silver thread In inevitable change, we cycle through the stages of life and learning.

Did you ever find that you’re doing something, or believe something that you used to think was impossible, or silly, or something you mocked and made fun of?

I know I have – seen that silver thread – yet sometimes dismissing it.  

What comes to mind is the experience I had when I was, or rather my mind or spirit or soul or heart – call it what you will – hovering near the ceiling in a top corner of my room, and I found myself looking down on my own body.

I could see myself clearly, lying asleep, in my bed, on sheets bathed in sweat. 

Curiously there was no panic or concern.  Only a sense of deep calm.  I can also remember feeling very amused, yet detached and completely surprised to see myself connected to my body by a thin silver thread.

I was amused because years before I had mocked at an account of a similar experience that I read in a book. I wrote it off, completely dismissed it. But, here I had evolved into having the experience – the very one I mocked! And that’s all I remember. I don’t recall the process of re-connection, and I certainly had no tools or framework through which I could understand the process of what happened to me. 

And yet the experience was as certain and real as anything I’d ever felt. Yet for years, I used to make fun of my story and myself.  It was clearly an important event, mystifying unknowable and unexplained. But it was easier to make light of it – dismiss, that it was to take it in and accept it.

My Silver Thread of Thought

I’ve come to realise that our experiences are our teachers; waiting for us to recognize them.  They happen, and we make what we will of them, we learn the lesson or we laugh it off – judgmental and ‘all-knowing’ (not!)

Having this experience was the first time in my life that I had ever really connected with the idea that I am here on earth for a purpose and that I have a mission to fulfill. 

I am not always sure exactly what that mission is, but I was able to see and open up to a whole new direction that sent me on a different path than I was on.

It caused me to reflect on what other significant events in my life contain important messages that still await my attention and interpretation.  What else have I missed by living too much on the surface? 

Through being too incurious -I try now to pay close attention and not to jump to conclusions about what anything means or whether it’s ‘real’ or ‘valid’. I know that if I can step back and detach from my intellect and feel from my heart, I will be shown what I need to know.

I think we all are shown; we just aren’t always looking, listening or open.

Here’s to being open and a student of life, of your life. You are wise and you have answers. I encourage you to open to what is being revealed to you, I promise to do the same.

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