A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.
This is her story of giving gratitude.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her…. a very dangerous proposition.
One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
May you be so fortunate …
To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.
And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.
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This world seems to veil the Gate of Heaven, but how is this possible, if Heaven is not a place, nor a condition, but simply the true state of wholeness, and therefore infinite? Illusions on the other hand feed on rejection, but in the light of acceptance they must disappear. Furthermore even we become illusions, if we oppose appearances, because we loose our state of wholeness. Escaping limitations is therefore a tricky thing to do, because the mere attempt to escape a thing reinforces separation in one´s minds. The surrender of resistance against what is seems to be the only other way to go. The direction of the path depends on one´s definition of salvation, either as escape or integration.
If we could accept the word we see as part of our mind, we would feel underneath it the incredible blissful state the One Mind we all share. Escape from our condition of separation is therefor only possible AFTER dropping our defenses. This is also true concerning sickness and healing. Only by not resisting being sick for a moment, we can wash through the intensity of it to the other side, experiencing wholeness again.
God said: Keep them on the road.
I said: what about my passion?
God said: Keep it burning.
I said: what about my heart?
God said: Tell me what you hold inside it?
He said: ..stay with it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Our core spiritual sickness is our unwillingness to be here. And the world of time and space is an outcome of that wish, a world of “other places”. If that is true, how can a temporary device for leaving time and space, so uplifting and inspiring it may be, be the right practise of transcending this condition? Would it not rather be the opposite, the open undefended presence in this moment, inviting the whole world to collapse into my energy field?