Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pinecones and Oneness

A few days ago, I came across some books I had bought by Marc Allen a few years ago. His writing is very simple and easy to read. I went to his website and came across a blog he wrote about a year ago. He described his daily practices and some of his prayers and affirmations. He also talked about the shrine he has in his bedroom. It has things you would normally imagine like a picture of Jesus, Buddha, angels, incense, candles, pinecones—pinecones? I thought it was so adorable that he has pinecones on his shrine! Obviously they mean something to him.

Well, the next day, I looked out my window, up at one of the tall trees in my backyard, and what did I see? Yes, pinecones. Part of my morning ritual is I sit at my desk, facing the window. I look outside and watch nature. I admire the trees, I look for birds, butterflies, deer…Why hadn’t I noticed the pinecones before? Did they just pop out? Were they there all along but I just didn’t see them?

I think what happened was this: when I read about how Marc has pinecones on his shrine, it struck me as really interesting and funny. It was sort of lit up in my awareness, you could say. It was evidence of the law of attraction in action. It was yet another synchronicity, showing me that I am truly connected with everyone and everything—even pinecones!

2 comments:

EL @The Smiling Spirit said...

I have pine cones on my altar too :)
I visited/met in person my very best friend this past April and while up a mountain, sight seeing, I picked up a HUGE and beautiful pine cone...

Now it sits on my altar as a symbol of her. She's one of the things I'm most grateful for. It also reminds me of what wonderful things happen when you get outside of your comfort zone and do something new and exciting.

Great post!

Angela said...

That is magnificent!
Thank you so much for sharing and thanks for your comment!
Blessings and love to you...