Falling in love with the mystery

Earlier this week I read The Universe is a Green Dragon by evolutionary cosmologist Brian Swimme. A wonderful little tool for understanding our place in the larger order of things, it invited me into a deep appreciation of our planet Earth as a living, breathing being.

Which then led me to thinking about Jupiter.

If Earth is a living breathing being, with her own consciousness and frequency, then it follows that Jupiter would have his own too, unique to him. Jupiter has been on my mind.

Then, this morning, as I scrolled through my Facebook feed, a post about this week’s horoscope caught my attention.

I don’t usually read horoscopes. Not that I don’t value them. It’s just that I probably would not change how I lead my life based on what they say. But today I thought it might be fun to read the horoscope since my birthday is coming up:

“This week, Jupiter, planet of all things fortunate, good and grand, enters your sign and will stay for 13 months.”

Jupiter! (Apparently, Jupiter only comes around once every 12 years.)

How cool is that?

I’m not saying you should follow or believe astrology, or that this means anything, really.

However I am making the case for living in the mystery. For being open to cosmic hints and whispers.

As Einstein said: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

This morning before sunrise, the great horned owl who lives in our trees let out a loud screech just outside our bedroom window. I was in that space between asleep and awake. And then the owl appeared to me in my dream—towering, majestic, beautiful. As I stood with this great creature before me, my heart burst with joy and love.

I think life is always inviting us into the mystery. To fall in love.

The temptation is to analyze, reduce, take apart to understand. We dissect the frog to understand the croaking mechanism. But in the process, we kill the frog.

I don’t deny that there is an important place for analytical understanding.

But let us not lose our connection to the magic and mystery of life.

Go ahead, let yourself fall in love.

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