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WISDOM with WHIMSY
Herein lies tales of whimsical wisdom written by you - the readers, and fellow travelers.
Inspiring tales, poetry, favorite quotes and other such creations will be celebrated here.
Please email me with your bard-like inspirations; to avail ourselves of mutual merriment.
I’m a collector of magical moments.
That’s how the night began when my fairy godmother, Fifi Fluffinwish, invited me to dinner at the Panama Hotel, a quaint bed and breakfast with fantastical food in San Rafael. It may as well be the restaurant at the edge of the universe – for that is how magical it felt that night. She asked me to attend in mythical attire, not knowing what persona would flow into the door or who I might meet. There she was, radiating her bubbly love from across the room in a full length lace, maroon evening gown and tiara. She almost jumped out of her seat with joy when she saw me walk in. I came as Madeleine, the Magical Moment Collector. In a hot pink and black floral Punjabi, I had laid a veil over a small peacock top hat to match. Very colorful – and definitely out of the ordinary. I strongly recommend this mythic persona if you’re looking for fun and surprises!
So there we were, enjoying each other and each bite of our magical meal when the table next to us couldn’t stop noticing our magnetism. They finally asked if we were celebrating a birthday. We excitedly explained that we were collecting magical moments instead and recommended they do the same. Their ordinary conversation continued. Not long after that came the biggest surprise. A gloriously radiant young woman approached our table and humbly asked if she could give me a gift. I answered “Of course!” – she said she needed to sing it. I said, “Wonderful.” So, Fifi invited the table next to us to share in this magical moment. They stood up, encircled our table, holding hands while this magical stranger serenaded me with a mystical poem by Hafiz about a green bird soaring free from its cave to the rim of the chalice of all that is Divine. The melody was original, enchanting and so beautiful, all went silent to hear it. I’m sure it was Divinely inspired. I can always tell when I get the chills.
Our table mates thanked her and sat again leaving me in total bliss when Fifi pulled out the exact same poem in writing from her magic fairy bag and offered it to me as a gift – but wait there’s more. Out comes a peacock gift bag and inside a clear crystal (not glass) chalice of emptiness held by a bird in its wings, just like the one described in Hafiz’ poem. She fills it with water (my ally element) and offers for me to drink deeply of its delight. I do and offer it to my singing surprise sister. She then declares that the second gift must be given in more privacy and that I should follow her to the foyer. The three of us sit at a table together, hold hands and she explains that she is about to channel my soul story – that she will be silent for a moment, listening for it to come. It takes about 3 seconds before she begins with a golden/yellow light frequency on which I ride in on my giraffe. A giraffe that is galloping around the universe while I hold the reins in one hand and the pink pill box hat on my head with the other. We whizz past planets like Jupiter and Saturn. We get so close to the sun that the hair on the giraffe’s hide gets singed. We are on an adventure through the cosmos. Then I desire something more. I want a cherry on top. There appears at that moment a cherry on the top of the Giraffe’s head so high up its neck, I can’t reach it. I effort and try to crawl up his neck, but at full gallop with my hands holding on to hat and reins, I still can’t reach it.
Then I command the entire universe and say, “Stop!” Just for fun, the universe plays along and everything freezes in time and space, everything except me of course. I breathe in deeply and then breathe out. The out breathe causes the cherry to begin rolling down the giraffe’s neck in slow motion. It stops about half way down. I breathe again and this time the cherry pops right into my mouth. Perfect!
Now we begin gently descending, down, down, until we land on a planet, right in the middle of the water. I wonder if the Giraffe can swim, and yes, it can. Then the cherry expands into a large pink bubble of a house on the water into which I enter and rest. I rest for 3 hours, 3 days and/or 3 years, it’s hard to tell. When I look down in my right hand, I find a star. I place it in my heart and it shines out across the water creating a lighted path for others to find their way.
Reflections and afterthoughts: Do I hold too tightly to the reins – trying to control the outcome or is my soul responsibly causing its direction? Do I hold my hat to “look good” or because I enjoy the ride more when beauty and self-expression are present? Did you know that Giraffe’s have the largest hearts of all mammals on earth? It is time for rest, in my ocean bubble – a place of feminine receptivity and heart centered connection. - Heather Reynolds
Cosmic Safari on a Giraffe
Merrily, you are such a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and whimsy. Your unity consciousness approach to how the universe works is contagious. Here is my whimsical true story to share with your readers if you wish to. Thank you! - Heather Reynolds, Lawyer, CA, HI
Forest Goddess by Lisa Yount
Photos with real animals by Katerina-Plotnikova
We are all ONE family. Yes, even some of the reptilian species are; especially those who have chosen to evolve out of their antiquated arrogant better-than-you belief systems, and be advised that it is also against their million-year-old culture to change and evolve. Did you know that snakes are most people's #2 fear? Did you ever wonder why? It is part of humanity's subconscious - dealing with ancient wars and traumas in our galactic historical past, which involved humans fighting Reptilians (and others) for survival. Remember - did you ever wonder why you have a 'default' Reptilian brain when you are a mammal. Genetic engineering experimentation for hybrid humans is one answer.
Here's another way to look at it for all you cat-lovers. Did you know that your house cats have reptilian genes in them, (possibly from Atlantis genetic experiments)? They have the same eyes with vertical slits and the same hiss. They both sense/smell through their open mouths and love to torture/play with innocent mammal/animals. When an animal is in fear; they release a hormone that is like a aphrodisiac drug to Reptilians. There is no other mammal that has those characteristics. Yet, you are not afraid of your cat - why? Because you love your cat and accept it's 'nature'.
We will be asked to do the same before too long as we slowly get to know a few of the ambassadorial Reptilian beings and the ancient fierce, yet noble dragon and dinosaur race. The earth's troublesome arrogant faction of "Annunaki" (Reptilian-Human hybrids) and even those above them have attempted to control earth for thousands of years - through infiltration, mind programming and other means. This all is turning around; about to be dramatically shifted for the betterment of humanity. Be informed yet fearless. This can only be done by knowing who you truly are. Get ready for entering back once again with our huge, highly diversified, galactic extended family. It is going to be fun and always challenging to celebrate the diversity of Creation - is it not?
Please to go to my Animalwhispering page to watch a favorite amazing 12-minute video between a wild panther and a human.
Circling -- Chandra-NASA
Aurora Over Iceland-©Davide Necchi
SHE LET GO
SHE LET GO WITHOUT A THOUGHT OR A WORD--SHE LET GO.
SHE LET GO OF THE FEAR. SHE LET GO OF THE JUDGMENTS.
SHE LET GO OF THE CONFLUENCE OF OPINIONS SWARMING AROUND HER HEAD.
SHE LET GO OF THE COMMITTEE OF INDECISION WITHIN HER.
SHE LET GO 'ALL THE RIGHT REASONS', FULLY AND COMPLETELY WITHOUT HESITATION OR WORRY.
SHE JUST LET GO ... AND LAUGHED.
SHE DIDN'T ASK ANYONE FOR ADVICE.
SHE DIDN'T READ A BOOK ON HOW TO LET GO.
SHE DIDN'T SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES.
SHE JUST LET GO.
SHE LET GO OF ALL THE MEMORIES THAT HELD HER BACK.
SHE LET GO OF THE ANXIETY THAT KEPT HER FROM MOVING FORWARD.
SHE LET GO OF THE PLANNING AND ALL THE CALCULATIONS ABOUT HOW TO DO IT JUST RIGHT.
SHE DIDN'T PROMISE TO LET GO.
SHE DIDN'T JOURNAL ABOUT IT.
SHE DIDN'T WRITE THE PROJECTED DATE IN HER DAY-TIMER.
SHE MADE NO PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT AND PUT NO ADD IN THE PAPER.
SHE DIDN'T CHECK THE WEATHER REPORT OR READ HER DAILY HOROSCOPE.
SHE JUST LET GO ... AND LAUGHED.
SHE DIDN'T ANALYZE WHETHER SHE SHOULD LET GO.
SHE DIDN'T CALL HER FRIENDS TO DISCUSS THE MATTER.
SHE DIDN'T DO A 5-STEP SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT.
SHE DIDN'T CALL THE PRAYER LINE.
SHE DIDN'T UTTER ONE WORD.
SHE JUST LET GO … AND LAUGHED.
NO ONE WAS AROUND WHEN IT HAPPENED.
THERE WAS NO APPLAUSE OR CONGRATULATIONS.
NO ONE THANKED HER OR PRAISED HER.
NO ONE NOTICED A THING.
LIKE A LEAF FALLING FROM A TREE,
SHE JUST LET GO … AND LAUGHED.
THERE WAS NO EFFORT. THERE WAS NO STRUGGLE.
IT WASN'T GOOD, IT WASN'T BAD.
IT WAS WHAT IT WAS AND WAS JUST THAT.
IN THE SPACE OF LETTING GO, SHE LET IT ALL BE.
A SMALL SMILE CAME OVER HER FACE, EYES STILL TWINKLING.
A LIGHT BREEZE MOVED THROUGH HER
AND THE SUN, MOON AND STARS SHONE FOREVER MORE IN HER HEART.
- Rev. Starfire' ('and laughed') was added by Carmela Carlyle, Laughter Yoga Trainer
FOR THE BELOVED
WHAT LOVE SAY THIS, THAT DEFTLY MOVES ME SO ?
IT IS EROS, AGAPE, OR CUPID’S BOW ?
NOT SUBTLE, YET GENTLE - DIRECT BUT SOFT
YOUR ARMS ENFOLD ME, BUT WHAT IS THE COST?
FROM FAR, FAR AWAY I HEARD YOUR SILENT CRIES
THROUGH TIME I CAME TO LOOK INTO YOUR EYES.
ONE SOUL GAZE MADE MY HEART MY REASON'S FOE
PARALYZED - I LONGED FOR MORE, BUT DARED NOT GO.
MY DISPLAY OF LOVE TETHERED FROM OUR FIRST BRIEF START,
EXPLORATIVE AND CLOSE, YET RESPECTFULLY APART.
FIOR YEARS I TROTTED 'ROUND THE SIMMERING FIRE -
PACING THE PERIMETERS WHILE CAUTIONING SELF DESIRE.
MY OBSERVING MIND CHOSE THE BETTER PART OF MEASURE -
YOUR WARRIOR'S LIFE WAS COMPLEX - FRAUGHT WITH DANGER.
OFFERING OPEN PALM - I LAID MY HAND IN YOURS,
YOUR LIFE FORCE COURSED THROUGH ME, REOPENING ANCIENT DOORS.
YOUR SKIN SHIVERED - YOU COULD NOT HOLD BACK A SIGH -
DEEPEST LONGING TO BE MET SENSUALLY - WITH LIKE-KIND;
BELOVED - MY PASSION I OFFER YOU IS MY TRUEST PRAYER
SUCH TENDER SURRENDER, I PLACE NOW IN YOUR CARE.
I PRAY MY PURPLE SPLENDOR BE MORTAR FOR THY CRACKS
FILLING THY HEART WITH JOY & CALM, THAT ONE'S BETROTHALS LACKED.
OUR SOUL SOUNDS BEGIN AGAIN - ME TO YOU AND YOU TO ME
20 SUN TURNS LATER, WE MEET TO RE-ENGAGE AND ... SEE.
DIVINE TIMING GUIDED ME TO YOU- LITTLE DOUBT "TIS TRUE
LIGHT SHOT THROUGH MY HEART & FOUND IT'S MARK WITH YOU
SUCH WONDROUS FORM AND SHAPE CREATOR DOTH MAKE
IN THE VISAGE OF YOU - FOR MY SOUL'S HEART SAKE.
MY FINGERS TIP-TOED ACROSS YOUR RUSTY-PLATED HEART
LEAVING VELVETY IMPRINTS AND DIAMOND PEBBLE SPARKS.
YOUR LIGHTENING PULSATED DIRECTLY TO MY WOMB
YOUR TOUCH - SHEER ECSTASY – IS IT TOO MUCH TOO SOON ?
IN DREAMS - MY SENSUOUS BODY IS WOVEN NEXT TO THINE;
FILAMENTS UNWINDING - WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE?
DISSOLVING INTO LIGHT, EMBRACING FACE-TO-FACE,
GAZING ON YOUR COUNTENANCE, I PRAISE GOD’S GRACE.
NUMINOUS VEILED MEMORIES OF LIVES IN FUTURE-PAST.
FADED WARRIOR - HEALER DREAMS; VISION STILL OUTLASTS.
WITH OILS I 'LL ANOINT AGAIN; RETURN YOUR HEART TO WHOLE,
ASUAGE YOUR FEARS AND COMFORT YOUR SPENT WEARY SOUL.
I REMAIN MUTABLE, NOT MUTE; EVER ATTENTIVE TO THEE –
FOR WHAT YOU CANNOT SAY IS DEAFENING FOR ME.
THE WISDOM I HAVE TO SHARE - YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN.
YOU PREFER CONTROL AND HONEST DIRECTIVES - 'TIS NO SIN.
CAUTIOUS NOT TO BE FOR YOU ONE MORE OUNCE OF PRESSURE
YOUR OVERBURDENED MIND AND DUTY OFT DENY LEISURE.
MY WISH; TO REST YOUR WORRIED BROW UPON MY RIPENED BREAST
AND HOPE YOU FIND BRIEF RESPITE, AND MOST DEEP REST.
ON MANY WORLDS TOGETHER; WE FOUGHT FOR THE LIGHT
MANY FELL WHO MERELY THOUGHT "MIGHT MAKES RIGHT'.
KNOWING ONENESS IN DIVINE LOVE - MORE AIKIDO IS THE WAY.
FIERCE UNFURLING DIVINITY USED, FOR LESSER HEARTS - TO SWAY.
WE CAME FROM HEAVEN’S HOME WITH ONE TRANSLUCENT FACE,
TO RESTORE EARTH'S FREEDOM AND KEEP UTMOST PURE PACE.
I LEAVE YOUR SIDE AGAIN, TO SLEEP ALONE THIS NIGHT—
MY HEART IT HAS TWO PULSES, YOU FOREVER LOCKED IN SIGHT.
AS A MOST BELOVED FLAME AND ANCIENT LOYAL FRIEND
FOR YOU - I’D GIVE MY BREATH AND LIFE TO BUT SPEND
AN ETERNITY’S HOUR IN YOUR FIERCE SWEET SCENT —
FOR MY TIME SPENT WITH YOU IS OFT MY TIME BEST SPENT.
YOU, THE ONE ADORNED WITH REGAL UNSEEN CROWN;
THE WARRIOR KING & ANGEL - DESIGNED FOR ME TO DROWN
IN DIAPHANOUS SEAS OF BLISS. MY MORTAL SELF DOTH MISS
YOUR SMILE, YOUR TOUCH, AND YOUR KISS - EXQUISITE GIFTS !
© Merrily R. Milmoe, 2021