Amidst all the insanity and meaningless chatter that overwhelms us each day, every so often the Conscious Universal Power Source cuts us a break and hooks us up to nature’s Sanity Support System. We have little control over when such soothing, awareness-elevating interventions will take place, how often they will occur, or what their components will be.
I often wish I had the power to bring about a heightened state of awareness at any time I choose, but that’s not the way the rules of the game work. That being the case, I’ll take what’s given to me, and this past Sunday evening a lot was given.
My wife and I had been out for several hours in the humid 85-degree summer heat. When we finally arrived back home, I turned down the air conditioning, kicked back, and cooled off for an hour or so. As time passed, ominous storm clouds began moving into view.
Nevertheless, for reasons I cannot explain, we decided to go outside and stroll around on our veranda. There was a deliciously strong breeze blowing, which swept away all thoughts of such secular issues as politics, protests, crime, and, above all, petty and banal matters.
And to top it off, coming from our outdoor speakers was a soothing voice from another time — Neil Sedaka. We’re talking Solitaire, King of Clowns, Love Will Keep Us Together … and more. Surely, Heaven has Neil Sedaka piped in.
But Neil Sedaka’s wasn’t the only music we could hear. He was just one part of a massive symphony with which nature presented us. To the left and somewhat distant from our veranda lies a huge conglomeration of tall trees that create a tranquil shield from the outside world. For what seemed like an eternity, the wind whipped those trees into a choreographed frenzy that brought with it a windy, rustling melody — a melody that seemed as though it were being guided by a master Conductor.
It immediately brought to mind the “melody of life” that Guy Murchie wrote about so eloquently. According to Murchie, as well as others whose understanding of such scientific issues is far beyond what my brain is capable of absorbing, the earth and every other “sphere” in the universe oscillate much like musical instruments. Supposedly, the two fundamental “notes” to which the earth’s body oscillates are one vibration every 53.1 minutes and the other every 54.7 minutes — but I’m not the guy to ask about that.
I do, however, know that there was music and choreography happening with those trees, and it was happening all around us — as far as the eye could see. If my description is inadequate, it’s because the scene is impossible for me to accurately describe. Moments like this have to be experienced firsthand.
On and off, light raindrops fell, but my wife and I chose to remain outside and enjoy nature’s symphony. Like the other times in my life that nature hooked me up to her Sanity Support System, I was immersed in metaphysical magic that I did not want to end. A man could solve all of the world’s problems if he could exist in such a heightened state of awareness throughout his life.
Finally, the rain started coming down more heavily, and, reluctantly, we were forced to retreat inside. But we talked about those otherworldly moments we experienced on the veranda for quite some time, and I will never forget that evening.
Undoubtedly, you’ve experienced similar moments in your own life … times when you felt only peace and tranquility … and, perhaps for a brief moment, a connection to all the knowledge the Universe contains. I hope so … but, if not, I suspect your time will come.
One bit of advice: When nature’s Sanity Support System makes its appearance, forget about everything else and seize the moment. Whatever you may be doing at that time is not nearly as important as tuning in. The secular nonsense can wait.
Nature, on the other hand, will not. When she is ready to connect with you, she’s impatient. And it’s always a mistake to keep a lady waiting.