Oftentimes after I’ve put my daughter to bed and done the dishes and picked up, I will look at the stars at night, just to unwind and to realized there really is a big world out there.
This particular day I had put my daughter to bed in the early evening. It was still light out. I walked into the other bedroom and knelt down by the window to look out at the woods, which I love. This is truly one of the strangest experiences I’ve had since becoming (and I was not thinking about anything in particular), I felt as if every living item in the woods, particularly the leaves on the trees, all “breathed” in unison. At the same time there was an incredibly strong pull in my gut or stomach that moved (or breathed) in unison with the leaves, and it was involuntary on my part. It was like a surrender, as if a power much stronger than I flowed through me and nature at the exact same moment. We were unified, as if there was a purpose and meaning to every living thing. I felt so humbled, my head dropped down and I cried. It was a very beautiful, very humbling, very unusual experience for me. I don’t know why or how this happened: it only made me realize the vast power and potential and purpose of all living things.
I can’t say I would understand if someone described this to me. All I know is it happened, and I think we’re all here for a purpose and God loves all his children. –N.