I had my last injection in my knee on Tuesday. I walked up to my door (sue me…I had my cell phone in my hand so I was not looking EXACTLY where I was going) and guess who I found at my front door? Yes, Little Ninja Crab. I screamed, much like my snake scream, mainly because I was startled (unlike my snake scream!)
Of course my first thought was, “I need a photo of him!” He was content to oblige me, that is until I decided I needed to get a little closer…and WHAM!! Ninja hands were up and ready with lightning fast speed.
I believe he is a “blue land crab.” I think he is beautiful. If you are interested, here is a Wikipedia link that will tell you more about him.
A friend shushed him away from the door. I don’t know what I was thinking…I was still in the hallway (approximately a 12ft hallway). Suddenly Ninja Crab started running right at me!!! I turned on my newly injected knee, and ran down the hallway screaming!! As luck would have it for my neighbor, he made a quick left turn just as she was coming around the corner. Now all three of us were screaming!! Well, I didn’t actually hear Ninja Crab, I just assume he was as frightened as the two of us! ;)
I looked on several sights for the meaning of being visited by a crab. There were several interesting ideas:
The crab never takes a direct or forward path…most times it runs sideways…so it is a reminder that sometimes a problem can be solved by coming at it sideways as opposed to head on. It is also a reminder that not all paths lead directly to a goal and that your inner voice may be trying to lead you in a different way.
And the meaning that seemed to make the most sense to me giving the events that ensued the following day, is that the crab reminds us we can wear our own protective armor when we need to. You know the saying, “Hurt people hurt.” I was the recipient of a loved one’s hurt, and it hurt really bad. I visualized my pretty Ninja Crab and I duplicated an armor of blue, and I slid inside. It didn’t take the hurt away, but it didn’t let any more in. All in all, a very successful strategy I’d say!
I am grateful for my visit from the Blue Ninja Crab. I am Blessitude! <3
Last evening I went to the pool to do my daily exercise. The sky was an incredible blue, and the air was hot and balmy. I looked over the pool house, and I could see the beginning of a beautiful light show. These clouds came out of nowhere, and Mother Nature orchestrated an intense show, with digital sound included! I stopped to look in wonder, and a cacophonous explosion rocked the serenity, and saw me fly out of the pool!
There is a sadness that pervades my soul
A time of energy that sits in the balance
I can’t put my mind on the cause
There is no apparent reason for this feeling
Nothing that jumps to my thoughts
I know from past experiences
That I just need to ride it out
I need to sit with it and give it
As much honor as I can
Not every thing in life has to have a reason
Not every question has to be answered
So I sit and I breathe
And I let myself feel this feeling
Open arms I welcome the sadness
I sit with a cup of tea
I let it know that it has the time
And the opportunity
To be what it needs to be
I let it know
That I won’t try to control it
Or change it
Or question it
I will only allow it
In writing these words
And feeling these feelings
I can sense a shift
One corner of my mouth turns up
As my face adopts
A knowing glance
As my heart
The time you spend in my heart
Sends shivers down my spine
Your exquisite beauty
Sends love through my pores
And I am grateful for this
The connection of love
And I wish to become a
A worker of light
A worker of beauty
To continue to send this energy out to the world
My mind becomes clear
My heart beats stronger
I walk through life on sturdy legs
Connected to the beauty of love
The most exquisite love
The most exquisite feeling
I am honored to pay this forward
I shall not disappoint
My very dear friend, Brad, from writing to freedom invited me to play along in this word challenge. Somehow, it took me over a week to see his post!! His word gave me inspiration and I set my timer for 5 minutes. My word was ‘exquisite’ and the above is what came out, unedited, uncut. Thanks Brad! Nothing moves me more than words flying from my pen :)
I am supposed to invite (it doesn’t say how many) others to join in the fun. This is the part of challenges and awards that I find I don’t like very much. So I am going to be a rule breaker…I send this word challenge out to every single person who reads this post…Yes…YOU! If it speaks to your heart…TAG, YOU’RE IT!!! <3
1) Open an MS word document (or any other editor).
2) Set a timer for 5-10 minutes.
3) Your word is at the bottom of this post. DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
4) Fill the word document with as many words as you want, once you start writing, don’t stop.
5) DO NOT go back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check (this is only meant for you to reflect on your control over sensible thought flow).
6) You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals.
7) At the end of your post write down the number of words.
8) Do not forget to copy and paste the entire passage to your blog post with a new word for your invitees.
YOUR WORD IS:
This post is in honor of the first firefly of the summer! Last year my backyard lit up like fireworks, there were so many. Last night I wasn’t sure I saw him, the lone ‘lightening bug’ flying around, indiscriminately shining his light. So I sat and kept my eyes open as long as I could, and BINGO…I saw him!
I thought about why I love these insects so. And I realized the answer: These wonderful bugs carry their light with them and proudly display it no matter what. We could all take a lesson from these flying torches of light!!
P.S. I send a prayer for those braving the drought and wildfires out west <3
She walks her hallowed halls
Looks inside the empty room
A tear falls from her eye
Her work is very important
She connects souls who need each other
from a bird’s-eye view
She cares about them all
She understand their struggles
She is able to offer them comfort
And it gives her great joy
She tried to live a life with no regrets
And she succeeded
With the exception of one
To take her job
She had to leave the earthly realm
And her baby boy
The essence of her heart
Faced with the decision
Which wasn’t really hers
She had to fulfill her purpose
She had to choose the job for which she had been groomed
The world needed her gentle love
Her first day on the job…her very first connection
She took care of her baby boy
She put every ounce of energy
And skill into this one
To make sure her baby would know love
To make sure he was protected
And to nurture the sweetest soul of her seed
It was the first time that tear fell
She keeps the empty room
Not for sadness
Not for regret
But just for a reminder of what she had to leave
To be able to create such happiness in the world
She reminds herself
That she only left him in bodily form
For she could never leave from her soul
She checks in on his life
She sends a barrier of love to surround him
She stands and wipes the tear from her eye
Walks out of the empty room
And gently closes the door behind her…
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