Subscribers and regular readers know we never go more than a few days without circling back to spirituality. We do this because it is, without question, where the massive gap is in holistic living. No amount of organic food and exercise can fill the hole, that will occur if you live a life void of spiritual belief. You must have all three, period. Living in the moment without hope (as we define it below) for our future is an aimless ramble. Conversely all the vision for health and happiness in the future without commitment to body, mind and spirit, daily is a destination without a road. Whether you are ready to embrace this thought or not, we believe nothing, just happens. Certainly not an extraordinary life.
Yesterday we posted a picture of a rainbow. In fact we posted it again today. That picture does not capture the beauty, size or significance of that rainbow. It was literally the largest rainbow Deb had ever seen and she has seen some of the most amazing rainbows in places like Hawaii. Why was this particular rainbow so beautiful and so significant? It is the setting and circumstances. Deb was driving, while talking with her mom on the speaker phone. Her Mother’s voice was weak from infection and lack of sleep. It was the 10th or 11th time she had kidney infection with most antiobiotics resistant to the bacteria. Her energy was low, her faith at its lowest. Deb was crying, trying to stay focused on the drive. Out of nowhere right in front of her was the largest rainbow she had ever seen. It was the full arch, colors vibrant, and she was driving right into it. She described this to her mother who stopped crying. Both of them laughed and the energy came back into her mother’s voice. With great detail Deb described the rainbow to her mother and when she turned right, it was still there, she was still driving into the rainbow. No matter where she went that massive, colorful arch was always right in front of her. A half hour later she pulled into the driveway just as John did. She asked him if he had seen the rainbow and confirmed his route was the same as hers. When he said no, he hadn’t seen it, and she showed him the picture, they agreed this particular rainbow was for her and also for her mother. There is a question here, when times are most difficult are you open to seeing the rainbow? Are you looking at hope the way the ancient Christians did, hope is certainty plus action. When Deb told her brother about the rainbow, he jokingly said “was there a pot of gold at the end”, and she answered, “yes there was, it was called HOPE.”
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