Happy Birthday to you, on YOUR day-

I was here.

The ancient Inuit people built a pile of rocks in the loose shape of a person and called it an Inukshuk. The Scots piled rocks, sometimes just a few, and called it a Cairn. Sometimes the marking is on public property and we call it Graffiti. Some have wanted a Headstone.  A metaphysical person might call it a Ripple. Some of us use a Blog or Facebook or Tweet or a Book. Some folks use ALL of these and more.

stacked rocks for momentum

People have always wanted to be acknowledged. We want to leave our mark that shows “We Were Here.”  We may think that we are just a pebble dropped in a pool of water- but we want to see we’ve made a wave. We want to see our ripples counted for something. That someone noticed OUR very existence.

Whether those ripples were cast in stones or electrons, you want to leave your mark showing that you were here. YOU matter! 

When we celebrate your birth day, that’s what we celebrate! It’s not about a year of age, it’s about the countless ways YOU’VE touched the world!

Too often, people forget, that EVERYDAY you are creating these ripplesYou create waves endlessly, and most of them only go un-noticed by YOU.

 D0 you know that –

  • Your Family, your Friends, your Job- all feel daily ripples that YOU create.
  • A person you smiled at today that was having a rough day – your smile gave them a needed positive lift that pushed their confidence to a better place!
  • That person who you let cut in front of you in traffic, (who was focused on a personal crisis in their life) appreciated your kindness. They silently thank you.
  • That extra little Tip you left for your food server, was the last little amount they needed to buy a gift for someone they love.
  • The cashier who made a mistake, and you recognized it as just that- a simple mistake.  She appreciated you for your understanding.
  • A couple people saw a message or photo on one of your social medias today, and it cheered them up, made them laugh, and remember good times. And even though they didn’t take the time to “Like or Favorite it”, you still touched their day.  Thanks!
  • The stranger that saw you do something well, was inspired to try again
  • Your laughter lifted me, it warmed me, and reminded me “Life IS Good.” Thanks!

There are endless ripples YOU create every day, but just don’t see or hear about!

Ever ring a bell?  Where does that sound wave go?  The frequency wave might hit your ears, or others, but then keeps travelling.  Just because your ears can’t hear it anymore doesn’t mean the sound ripple stopped. It didn’t. Energy ripples endlessly. YOU are that energy that keeps on rippling through time and space.

There’s an old Scottish Gaelic blessing that goes: “I’ll put a stone on your cairn.”  Today, whether  its an Electronic “Like” or “Favorite”, a Physical smile or a nod, or just a Positive Vibe like a thought – ADD to someone else’s cairn.

Recognize someone else’s ripples. Let them know they were heard. Let them know THEY  matter.    You Do.

(Dedicated to my sister, Marilyn who has done Amazing things in her Life, and continues to create Warm, Kind, and Life-Changing Ripples in all those that she interacts with!!  Not to mention her crazy, positive kids that will continue to ripple loudly, and kindly, for quite a while.   Lots of love to you, Mighty Marilyn!  YOU have made a difference in the world!)

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What do Snowflakes, Tornadoes and your Friends have in common?

Got a Friend that you secretly think is sometimes “Flaky”?

You’re probably right. Actually, I think we all are Flaky.  Here’s why.

Let’s take a very short escape from summer and look at a Snowflake.  As we look very closely, we see just two simple elements, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Yet, each snowflake is an intricately, six folded symmetry of beautiful design, with very few repeats.

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Do you know what organizes the individual symmetry and what predicts how each molecule will snap into precise place to build such a design? No?  Don’t worry about it.   No one does.

Do we need to know in order to see the beauty in it?snowflake 1

Well, You and I, and your Friends, are also snapped together quite uniquely, and for the most part, quite beautifully. Billions of us all exist at the same time, and yet none of us are precisely identical.

For a summer analogy, let’s look at a Tornado. Despite being labeled as an “F4” (Fujita Scale) Tornado, that specific Tornado is uniquely different than every other F4 tornado. In fact, at any point in its own life it will have a different collection of simple elements, like trailer parts, dirt particles and cows, than any other second of its life. 

The parts we see spinning in the Tornado are only due to their mass, and when and where they got sucked up into that vortex of energy. It is not the dirt and trailer parts that MAKE the Tornado. Those elements make it visible, that’s all. Re-read that. 

The energy would still be moving through there – regardless of whether it picked up that particular material or not, right?

Of course we try to label a tornado with a specific Type, just like we do with people.  However, when we look closer nothing is just a Label. It is always an interactive conglomerate of constantly changing pieces of Energy.

We like to gather these “Mosaics of Energy” and try to categorize and label to manage them easier in our little minds. We like to think in patterns.

We want to label Ourselves, and Others, or their Behaviors, and try to contain everything in pre-established Patterns. But – just like a tornado- a second after you’ve “measured” and Labeled it, it’s exact location and vector and it’s exact amount of dirt has changed. In less time than it took you to Label it, it had already changed into something else. (Ah, nothing lasts forever, or for even a second, it seems.)

Remember the mysterious snapping together of a Snowflake, the temporal identity of a Tornado, and the unique hidden energies that build your Friends, your Enemies, and Yourself – before you stifle it with a Label.

Everything is snapped together, second by second, and quite uniquely, by an ever changing Energy. Creation is a constant. The Flow only stops in your mind.

 

(Thanks to  SnowCrystals.com for the images)