there are omens

i stroll across the harvested cornfield on the way home from my
meditation with the mother hemlock tree in shelter valley.
i come to a halt near the massive old oak tree by the fence line
& peer up at the clear sky. i see a hawk flying low overhead,
firmly grasping a writhing snake in its powerful talons. i
stand amazed, fixed in place, watching. i know that this is an omen.

a week later, standing on the lawn, i see & feel the hundred
year old oak tree crash to the ground in the field with a great sharp crack!
it shakes like an earthquake beneath my feet: yet another omen.
something big is coming, i think to myself. it is getting close.

it is just two more weeks until the world trade towers are brought down,
using hijacked airplanes as fearsome juggernauts of destruction.

of course there are omens. there are always omens when we are part
of something this big that needs the balm of our healing energy
helping to mitigate the shock & damage. some of us have the
ripe destiny to invoke positive & strengthening blessings
from divine helpers, & not to give in to anxious fearfulness.

Shiva, You can always use us as first responders, although our
response is energy, not words or physical activity.
we drench the noosphere with healing, with compassion & kindness.
You have placed us here as buffers against the travail of these hard
times, Shiva. we are the unlikely assistants in this rugged
aftermath of covid too, whose quiet service goes unnoticed,
yet forms the foundation for all that follows in this birthing time.

Author: swadharma9

i am 82, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

3 thoughts on “there are omens”

  1. I enjoyed your thoughts on omens in Life. In order to see or perceive them, we must slow down and take a good look at what is happening around us, above us, below us. In Costa Rica we call them “signs” and some are easier to see than others…but they are there…pointing to the apparently invisible forces and saying, “open your eyes and see” Here the hawk with a snake is a win for good, a positive omen a good sign. We say always, “If God wills it” but if we try and try and try and it doesn’t work as we wish, we need to read the signs..God is not willing it, and cease to pressure ahead .
    We have an expression for the opposite too, “If it is meant to be…it comes fast and easy” We must learn to read the signs.
    I love this line:
    “some of us have the
    ripe destiny to invoke positive & strengthening blessings
    from divine helpers, & not to give in to anxious fearfulness.”
    Such an important calling!!
    Thank you again Joy for your well-stated thoughts and examples. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŸ

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      1. My pleasure.. please correct a few typos for me,I left behind. โ€œIf God wills itโ€ and โ€œโ€ฆit comes fast and easyโ€ Thank you soulkin ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

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