the fallow field is demonstrating rest to replenish reserves, giving rise to the serendipitous wild growth that heals the earth. the erupting volcano is demonstrating the power of hidden forces far beyond human control or understanding. the earth shaking, shifting beneath our feet, is demonstrating that even the seemingly hard & firm is only temporary. the vast fierce winds of a formidable storm are demonstrating the untamable invisible force of that which we call air. the flooding rivers & oceans are demonstrating the power of permeability, perseverance & nonresistance. the awe felt when viewing a rainbow or stars on a moonless night is demonstrating the power of numinous mystery. the blossoming flower garden is demonstrating the sublime beauty of cooperative beings sharing innermost gifts. the caring human being is demonstrating that goodness springs up naturally to nourish & bless all planetary life. thus in this manner, Shiva, all existence is demonstrating intrinsic wholeness composed of many interrelating parts. as the sun is to the circling earth; as the earth is to all its living beings, so are You essential to me, without a doubt. i embrace You, Shiva, in all this rampant variety & unsettling change, for You alone are my heart's true compass & guide. i am grateful to be aware of You dwelling deep in my heart where Your light can leak out in thought & word & deed to bless & heal.