A few years ago lets say 2-3 I started to look up in the sky more. Especially at night looking at the stars and the moon. Very peaceful and relaxing a feeling of wonder. I impressed myself recently when I looked in the sky last week and saw two what I thought were stars in the sky and I said to myself "Those are new" so I did a little Google search and supposedly Venus and Jupiter can be seen in the sky with Venus being the brighter star (because its closer) and Jupiter being more faint. Venus is higher in the sky and Jupiter is underneath it.
I had a similar experience. Whenever I exit a building, day or night, the first thing I do is look up . I'm always amazed by the sky's vastness and beauty. (I'm equally amazed that no one else ever seems to look up at it, even when they see me looking.)
One evening last week, when I exited the office building, I immediately noticed something unusual to me: two bright objects which were very close. I figured one was Venus, but wondered about the other one--and why I'd never seen this before.
Now recently for the first time this spring I have been looking at plant life more. Noticing the different colors. The yellows, purples, whites and so on. When I am walking and noticing the different colors I get a peaceful calming feeling.
My father and I built a large greenhouse when I was 13 (it kept me sane during middle school), so I developed an early appreciation of flowers and plants. Even these days, one of my guilt-free indulgences is buying a bunch of oriental lilies just budding so I can enjoy the blooming process.
But even with that, last week, after putting a bunch in water and going to bed, I awoke to such an extravagant explosion of blooms that I spontaneously "told" the lilies directly how beautiful they were! (I'd never spoken to a plant before
) The beauty was entrancing, and then the miracle I was beholding gripped me with such an awe:
That bunch of green branches--chopped off from their roots and shipped across the continent--was able to create
(forget "bloom") 6"-wide, vivid pink-and-crimsom-striped flowers that exuded an intoxicating fragrance . . . using nothing more than tap water and a little incandescent light!
Then I realized these lilies were illustrating what EE might be doing for us: enabling us to absorb finer substances from "nothing more than" air so our consciousness can bloom.
(This just reminded me of that scene in the movie version of "The Celestine Prophecy" where the cynical lead character finds himself cornered by mercenaries with the choice of getting shot or jumping off a cliff--and "lets go" of his attachment to this life and "sees" a whole new version of reality: every plant vividly radiates its life energy --and the mercenaries can't even see him when they arrive where he's standing!)