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Grace from over at Face To The Sun recently made a stunningly beautiful list of things she would miss about life on Earth should she be relocated to Mars (as you do), in her post List of 100 things I’d miss on Mars. You might want to check it out!
To put my own spin on her list, I think it would make a good collection of reasons for loving life.
I love the following quote about why we want to stay on Earth:
You want to stay on Earth because it is the most beautiful spring morning of all your history, and you are in love… in love with the spirit that sings in your heart, in love with the glorious planet that clothes you in her matter.
~ Ken Carey, from The Starseed Transmissions
Our spring morning
What could “the most beautiful spring morning of all your history” mean?
I think it means we feel everything is opening up before us… life is just starting to really work—we wouldn’t want to leave now!
From my perspective, it has been we who have inhabited the Earth down through history—there has only been us, having go after go at trying to make life work. Life has no doubt often been happy, but for much of the time it hasn’t, really. People have thought they had no choice in the circumstances of their lives—the bravest could make some changes, but only to a certain extent.
Now in recent years there has been an unprecedented number of people tuning into something different… a belief that they are powerful and can actually experience joy and satisfaction in their life. That they can have the relationships, health and prosperity that are their birthright, and experience the satisfaction of fulfilling their life purpose.
I mean HUGE numbers.
Kelly from SHE-POWER gave us a look at Louise Hay’s work in her post Heroes of Healing: Louise Hay & the Book that Changed My Life, last week. Louise and others have spread the idea far and wide that we can heal ourselves of ANYTHING, starting back in the 70s and 80s. Then more recently there’s been the popularity of the movie The Secret and all the talk about the Law of Attraction. This new way of thinking is everywhere.
Armed with this new information, who wouldn’t want to stick around?
My partner Frank and I are so happy—we can hardly believe it. We got home from Frank’s gig last night (he does sound mixing) on a high at how well things are going. Our relationship is amazing, we make great connections with people, we have enough money to be comfortable without working unless we want to, and our creative projects are evolving quite nicely (we both have a few health issues… oh well).
We are both in our 50s, and it has taken us till around now to feel this good about our lives—we both have definitely had our struggles. We find ourselves wanting to share the love we feel, and ways of doing that certainly present themselves to us.
These days are definitely the “spring morning” of our existence.
I think it’s not uncommon for people of all ages to feel they are only starting out—that the present time is their “spring morning”. Ask many people in their 80s and they will tell you they don’t feel any different to when they were young, and they are only getting going!
As my northern hemisphere friends are moving towards winter, those of us in the south are heading into spring. Here in Melbourne that means spring rain, and there was lots of it this morning.
So I’d like to add another point to Grace’s list…
101. Lying in bed in the morning cuddling up with my darling, listening to rain on the tin roof.
What do you think? Do you agree with the spring morning thing? And do you have a number 101 for the list?