Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hummingbirds and Lightening Bolts

Oh my beloved ones,

Monday evening my body became weak, my temperature began to rise, my bones ached, and my head throbbed. I recieved treatment for malaria, which after three days did not lower my fever, nor did it relieve my pain. Once the red-rash started spreading up my feet all around my legs, neck, and arms we realized I had dengue fever. To my fascination my symptoms went perfectly with those described in the medical books. With all of the action going on in my body the energy usually used to go out and do was focused inward. I believe with all my being in the dignity of beings for existing, not because of what they do. I had to put that belief in practice this week, within me.

Much has happened since I last wrote. I have been visited by an angel, been sung to by the trees, entered into wonderful dialog with rain and thunder, and witnessed hummingbirds tickling yellow flowers with their beaks. I have splashed around in water of a penetrating blue, received massages from my sister's tender hands, been left speechless with the gold, yellow, mango-orange, purple, and indigo sunset with different textures and different stories, and the radiant moon over distant lightening bolts.

Thomas Berry wrote that this is our time to meditate not only our relationship with the Divine, and with our sisters and brothers, but also our intimacy with Earth. Sharing most of the week with the fluttering leaves outside my bedroom door and the pink and white flowers out of the other I understand that through our intimacy with Earth, our relationship and intimacy with God and our brothers and sisters intensifies.

Oh the connections everywhere. There is no way of escaping Love. :)

With you,
Luisely

P.S.: I´m better ;) Mesi Bondye!

7 comments:

  1. You have proven that you will write beautifully no matter what difficulties you face. I love the descriptive nature of your composition. I have heard of dengue fever before, but I did some more reading tonight after reading this post. I hope and know that you are receiving the care that you need to recover :) I was impressed when you stated that you believe in the dignity of beings for existence alone. I realize that I have also believed in that, but you verbalize it so well.

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  3. I'm glad you are well!!! I have checked daily expecting to hear from you and I was beginning to be concerned. You express beautifully the call of the Earth and how she can help us relate to God. It is wonderful to notice all the goodness in the middle of illness and hardship. May God bless you and keep you healthy. You are part of the Creation we are called to care for. Neida

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  4. Be assured of our constant prayers. As soon as we heard, we sent message after message out to your Family of Christ for prayers. You're well covered, dear Luisely!

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  5. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better (:

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  6. Te amo, te quiero, te adoro... welcome back my dear!

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  7. Beautiful,Try MMS ,look up the info.
    Get well soon.
    Daniel.

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