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Altered State, Pt.2

“The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.”

Funny how my post the other day affected some people. People were reaching out to Pete (my husband) – “I hear Linda is having a tough time, I am sorry man. Let us know if there is anything we can do. Hang in there.” As if I had a terminal illness or something I would not recover from.
Others responded with I understand how you feel. I have been feeling the same way.
Still others with I don’t understand why a Trump presidency is freaking people out. For this- I have no words.

While I appreciate all the concern, I am right where I need to be right now. I am fine. This is not about causing anyone concern. I am not perfect. I have fallen many times in my life and let people down, but I get back up. Peaks and valleys- that is life. I try to learn from the times when I am in a valley.

This particular valley is about the world around me, the people, the animals, and Mother Earth.
I care about what I leave behind for future generations to deal with.
I care about treating people with dignity and respect. No matter what color their skin (or who they prefer to love) . Or, for heavens sake, what bathroom they want to use.

I have a deep affinity for animals. I have always had rescues because there are too many unloved and abused animals to do anything but.

I care about this beautiful planet. My back yard is a certified Monarch waystation filled with milkweed and flowers. Milkweed is the only plant a Monarch will lay their eggs on. The caterpillars hatch, eat until they are fat and happy. They form a chrysalis and two weeks or so later a butterfly emerges- this is metamorphosis in all its glory.
Honey bees gather pollen from my herbs, vegetables, and flowers. They do this to perpetuate life and make that magical elixir, honey.

I BELIEVE IN God, spirituality, reincarnation. A higher power exists. There is a cycle of life all around us- as an oak drops an acorn and a new tree emerges, so do souls.

I am sensitive- to smells, atmospheres, auras, negative vibes, and positive ones. Too many people around me and I am bombarded with too much to take in. I tend to go into my shell and people perceive me as stand offish. I am only endeavoring to listen.

I want to have deep meaningful conversations as opposed to shallow ones, I WANT TO UNDERSTAND YOU.
Oddly enough, very few people understand me. Pete does, which is only one of the countless reasons why I love and cherish him.

I don’t like parties, I much prefer more intimate settings with people I love and care about. If I love you, I love you with every ounce of love I have to give. Once I love you, I never stop loving you.

In the end, love is ALL that matters. How well did I love? What was the quality of my love? I want people to remember me with fondness and love. It’s the one true thing you can take with you- intangible, invisible, like the air we breathe to live. LOVE.

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