“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” Mary Oliver
Today I am channeling the beauty of one of the greatest poets alive-Mary Oliver. If asked if I could meet anyone on the planet today, who would that be- I would readily include this eloquent woman on my list. Her words speak of the beauty of consciousness to the life experience that surrounds each one of us. With her, I learned to better pay attention to how the universe unfolds around me. I get excited as to how my story is coming to light. I step up to share and tell whoever wants to hear all about it. She is a spark of wisdom that has permeated the very fabric of my world and for that I am grateful.
In a universe where many succumb to being drugged by materialism and concoctions served of a reality based in numbness, Oliver’s poetry brings me back to the very reason that I am awake and aware today. I readily take on the role as the bride married to amazement and at the same time grab onto the vision of a groom embracing the gifts that this world has to offer.
When Oliver asks what it is that I plan to do with my one wild and precious life, I get giddy to the endless possibilities that dance around in my head like magical fairies here to do my bidding. Such a magnificent place that this can be, a world who on commands lifts its veil so that I can breath in its beauty. And there is an important message to be told: its not what woke me up that matters, although the lesson of the pain, loss and darkness were mine to learn. It’s not just that I used the “Aha Moments” to catapult me forward. They did and still do. It is that I become one with my imagination that arrives from an awareness that was a gift to me, and with that gift I live my life from this time on from there! And live from a place of awe and wonder is what I plan to do with my one wild and precious life-thank you Mary for the invitation and inspiration.