Waning Crescent – Day 22

The moon is losing more light each day and soon we will not be able to see it.  In a sense it will die to the physical world.  It is still there but we cannot see it, or touch it.  For all intents and purposes, it is gone.  It is gone just as we will one day be gone.  In one hundred years everyone reading this will be gone.  We will all be dead.

You will die.

Everyone dies.  Everyone know it.  Everyone denies it, like it is something that happens to other people.  Everyone is shocked when it is happening to them.  Shock and denial are considered the first phase of grief, grief at losing your life.

“This can’t be happening to me!”

Why?  Because you have so much left to do?  You never told people you loved them?  You know you have a finite amount of time on this earth, what are you waiting for?!  Do it now!  Tomorrow is never guaranteed.

The wind blows the clouds around it.  We see the moon and the clouds but we don’t see the wind.  We don’t see the air.  We don’t see God.  What we see is such a small part of what is.  But we can feel God, just as we can feel the wind.

The wind, the air, like a breath from God.

Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. – Genesis 2:7

 We breathe.  We live.  We are Children of the One and Only God!  Air is more than oxygen and carbon dioxide.  It is an intimacy that we share with all life.  God breathed into us and we are alive!  Life itself is symbolized with the very air.  How awesome is that? But even more than air, wind, physical life itself, air is a vehicle of the Holy Spirit.

 Jesus therefore said to them again, “Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit! – John 20:22

Perhaps that is why all meditation, no matter the religion starts with breath.  We breathe in.  We breathe out.  Slowly, purposefully.  We focus on what we take in and what we release.  Each breath is a moment, a precious moment that will not come again.  We need to be in that moment, not upset about the past, it is over and it has become a part of us.  We need to be in that moment, not worrying about tomorrow.

 Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. – Matthew 6:25

Air is here and gone, just like life itself.  Breath is here and then over.  Live your life fully, for each moment will never come again.  And more importantly, there will never be another you.

Please join me in prayer.

“I come to you, my God, with a grateful heart.  Thank You, O Lord for surrounding me with your unconditional Love and Divine Acceptance.  Thank You, O Lord for showering me with all your sacred blessings.  Please open my heart so that I am truly grateful for all that you have done, are doing and will do, now and forever.  I am grateful for the air, the wind and the breath in my body.  I am grateful for the ability to know that air is not just a physical thing, but a symbol of the life You have given me.  I am grateful that through the air you teach me to live my life fully.  I am grateful for Physical Death because that is how I return to You.  I am grateful for Your Love.  For all these things – Thank You, O Lord.  Amen.”

Please meditate and listen to God.

Peace be with you.

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