I came across an article the other day that got me thinking. The writer asserted that being an atheist removed the fear of death he had carried from the earliest days of his youth when religious beliefs had been thrust upon him. Knowing now that he was not to be judged in the afterlife because there was no afterlife, and no vengeful god with ulterior motives or meaning, removed a large and annoying monkey off his back. On one hand I can understand his relief, but on the other I am left puzzled. Though I do not believe in the fear, I do believe in a unifying force that bonds everything together.
As an Energy Healer I know that all people, despite gender, age, beliefs or skin colour, are made from the exact same energy. I also know all animals are made from this same energy and their energy fields function much the same way as ours does. (Not surprising, considering humans are animals, after all.) Even houseplants are comprised of the same energy. I know this, thanks to a bamboo plant named Beatrix.
I have been nursing Beatrix back to health for the last few months and I am discovering that she has a strong and unique energy field. Beatrix has taken up residence in my healing room, and a bond is growing between us which is strengthened by the regular meditations I do with her. We have developed a communication link. This link is still rather unstable – I believe the fault lies with me – but I am learning that she has her own awareness, her own consciousness.
Beatrix the bamboo planet shared with me her belief in an inclusive positive force that is responsible for all creation. Previously, she had doubted this fact due to the way we humans were treating her species, not to mention ourselves and the rest of the world. She concluded that she was in a version of hell, something which she had never before considered. The seemingly unlimited cruelty of this world had begun to weigh upon her. Now she remembers that she came here to experience the polarity of this world and, like so many of us, is trying to do her best in a difficult and trying situation.
As our communication concluded, Beatrix shared an image with me. I believe its wisdom is worth sharing:
“May your roots grow deep and your leaves stretch to the Light”. – Beatrix Potted