I simply returned residence from a weekend away, the primary (aside from a household vacay 4th of July week) in ages. A yr in the past, I used to be invited to officiate at a marriage for a pair I had by no means met head to head, however slightly, by way of the marvels of contemporary expertise and the phenom of Fb. A number of hours in the past, I used to be on a ship, afloat on the Potomac, cruising previous the Washington Monument. The climate couldn’t have been higher. The sky, cerulean blue, with skittering clouds as if casually utilized with the tip of a paintbrush. Temps within the mid-70s made it a pleasure to stroll from the lodge to the situation the place the boat was docked. The one oops within the day was that I traipsed quarter-hour within the flawed course since I began out turning proper as an alternative of left on my approach out the door and ran out of walkway and needed to reroute (properly, the GPS did) and head again up the wharf. Good factor I had deliberate for additional time to get there. My conscientious however generally plate-spinning ADHD mind has to rigorously define the steps to navigate by way of the day, lest I drop a number of of them. The development within the space had me detouring a bit. Such is life.

All through the day, I used to be immersed in love soup. The couple and their household gathered from world wide. They have been conscientious about security protocols. Bottles of hand sanitizer have been on each desk. Individuals have been vaxxed and masked. Earlier than the ceremony, the bride approached me with a white tissue paper wrapped field tied with a purple bow. She advised me I needed to open it earlier than the ceremony I used to be about to officiate. It contained three objects, every stunning and sensible; attractive chakra-colored earrings, a beribboned magic wand that she designed for me that had the identical stones wrapped round it, embellished with a Goddess pendant, and tipped with an amethyst crystal, and a purple masks. How did she know I might be sporting that shade? I switched out the earrings for those I had been sporting, donned the masks and tucked the one I had been sporting in my purse, and hugged the wand, planning on utilizing it to do some therapeutic work in my very own life.

Once I did a little bit of analysis to find secure methods to make use of such a strong divination device, what Google initially delivered have been many articles on one other sort of magic wand used for different functions. As I discovered what I used to be searching for, one of many strategies was to carry the wand and ask what vitality it projected. A really clear message, as I felt a glow round my coronary heart, was ‘love and therapeutic’. The guts is greater than a cardiac muscle that retains us ticking away the moments of our lives. It’s a repository for reminiscence, containing our experiences, good, dangerous and ugly. It may be shuttered tight or burst large open. Mine has skilled love and loss, in addition to medical intervention when it threatened to surrender the ghost in 2014, or slightly, flip me into one after I had an surprising coronary heart assault. I look ahead to seeing what ‘love mischief‘ the wand and I can get into collectively.

As I typically do, when officiating the becoming a member of of a pair and their households, (I’ve come to study that whenever you marry an individual, you, in a way, marry their household) I take time to sit down again and muse concerning the actuality that I didn’t know these great individuals existed till the day arrives that they attain out and ask to carry me on board and right here I’m collaborating in one of the crucial necessary days of their lives. We have been every going about our actions till we have been introduced collectively. How blessed am I?

As I’m typing these phrases, the Simon and Garfunkel music Bookends Theme is taking part in, delighting my coronary heart.

Time it was
And what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence
A time of confidences

Way back it have to be
I’ve {a photograph}
Protect your recollections
They’re all that’s left you

When the couple walked in to the reception, they have been ushered in with waving wands that they’d additionally made for the the entire visitors. Magic was most undoubtedly afoot.

At lunch, I used to be seated with associates of the couple (perhaps by design since we had a lot to speak about) and we shared about our numerous careers and world views. Educators, writers, meditators, religious explorers and one who explored the celebrities, since he works as an astronomer for NASA. They and the couple are actually a part of my overlapping soul circles.

On the finish of the reception, crammed to overflowing with yummy meals, hugs, smiles, laughter, pleasant dialog, the DJ performed one remaining music, my favourite from Lease, Seasons of Love (525,600 Minutes). I felt a glow from head to toe because it was the right music to ship me again on the street heading for residence.

Bear in mind the love

You bought to, you bought to recollect the love
Bear in mind the love

You recognize that love is a present from above

Bear in mind the love

Share love, give love, unfold love

Measure in love

Seasons of affection

Seasons of affection

Measure, measure your life in love

For the attractive couple, I want an extended lifetime of affection collectively.



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