Pictures really don't do the moment justice. The largest white spot is the moon in the shape of a cup. The little dot above it is the planet Venus! If you look closely there is a tiny white dot, the planet Jupiter. They are all at an angle, but they lined up in a straight line.
I was taking my puppy out early in the morning on my 63rd birthday on November 8, 2015 and when I saw the moon and the planets in was truly breath-taking! This was a closeness with God, closeness with all beings, creatures and even a closeness to the vast "Out There!" A closeness with all of Creation.
What is really amazing to me is that if it were not for my Yoga Breathing and Awareness, I could have easily overlooked this beautiful Gift from God.
This MOMENT was truly a moment that I probably will not live long enough to see again... But
Oh, to love what is lovely, and will not last!
I held my breath as we do sometimes
to stop time when something wonderful
has touched us...
I have never seen them again.
Maybe I will, someday, somewhere.
Maybe I won't. It doesn't matter.
What matters is that, when I saw them,
I saw them.
Excerpts from "Snow Geese" by Mary Oliver.
Really hearing the bird sing
Or really seeing the blue sky,
We touch the seed of the Holy Spirit within us.
― Thich Nhat Hanh
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet. - Thomas Merton