THE VIRUS THAT STOLE EASTER

Beloved,

Since I could not send out any Easter Cards this year, I thought I would share a gift I was given this morning.

THE COURTSHIP OF GEESE

It is Easter morning in 2020 and I decided to eat my bacon and egg breakfast sitting on my couch and watching the water in the lake.  Two geese appeared and were at the water’s edge when another Canadian goose appeared quite far out in the water. As the intruder goose got closer, the male part of the team started to fly right at the intruder and they both took off with one chasing the other.  Eventually it ended up to look like an upside down pyramid with each male at either end and the female being directly in the middle of both but still at the water’s edge.

Suddenly the female started swimming straight out into the deeper water, exactly in the middle lane of both of them.  Which one would she choose?  She was steering to the side of the intruder and I thought she was choosing to switch admirers. As she got closer to both of them, they began to swim towards to her, still keeping the original shape of an upside down pyramid.  The original male started to swim towards her much faster than the intruder so he got to her first and guided her towards the beach keeping his body between the two of them.

Eventually the original pair got to the edge of the water with the intruder outside of range of the two.  The female suddenly sat down and appeared to say: “You two fight it out, I am going to rest”. I remind you that this is was happening all at slow speed, it has been about an hour now that this has been going on. The intruder would get closer than move away.  One time he got so close that I thought he would actually get on the edge of the water.  In the meantime, the female sat and the male kept guard but did not attack the intruder. Finally, the original male chased off after the intruder. I thought that it was all over as I could not see the intruder anywhere yet it was pnly about 10 minutes before he appeared again. Suddenly he was teasing the original male as he got closer and then moved away again.  Suddenly, the original pair started to honk as their necks were stretched. After making all that noise, the pair suddenly went airborne after the intruder and they all flew, honking all the while. Just before they got out of eye sight, the intruder veered to the right and the couple veered to the left.

This all took about an hour and a half and I had been wondering if the female had any choice in the matter or was the male strength the dominating factor. I was not left with any certainty about this so I will leave the mystery alone for the next time.

Here is a story about Easter but not crafted by me.

This is really a beautiful poem for Easter. Hope you enjoy these next few days as we wait for Easter Sunday.
A Nice Way to Start Easter

How the Virus Stole Easter
By Kristi Bothur
With a nod to Dr. Seuss

Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began
Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.

People were sick, hospitals full,
Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school.

As winter gave way to the promise of spring,
The virus raged on, touching peasant and king.

People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen.
They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned.

April approached and churches were closed.
“There won’t be an Easter,” the world supposed.

“There won’t be church services, and egg hunts are out.
No reason for new dresses when we can’t go about.”

Holy Week started, as bleak as the rest.
The world was focused on masks and on tests.

“Easter can’t happen this year,” it proclaimed.
“Online and at home, it just won’t be the same.”

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the days came and went.
The virus pressed on; it just would not relent.

The world woke Sunday and nothing had changed.
The virus still menaced, the people, estranged.

“Pooh pooh to the saints,” the world was grumbling.
“They’re finding out now that no Easter is coming.

“They’re just waking up! We know just what they’ll do!
Their mouths will hang open a minute or two,
And then all the saints will all cry boo-hoo.

“That noise,” said the world, “will be something to hear.”
So it paused and the world put a hand to its ear.

And it did hear a sound coming through all the skies.
It started down low, then it started to rise.

But the sound wasn’t depressed.
Why, this sound was triumphant!
It couldn’t be so!
But it grew with abundance!

The world stared around, popping its eyes.
Then it shook! What it saw was a shocking surprise!

Every saint in every nation, the tall and the small,
Was celebrating Jesus in spite of it all!

It hadn’t stopped Easter from coming! It came!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And the world with its life quite stuck in quarantine
Stood puzzling and puzzling.
“Just how can it be?”

“It came without bonnets, it came without bunnies,
It came without egg hunts, cantatas, or money.”

Then the world thought of something it hadn’t before.
“Maybe Easter,” it thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Easter, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

And what happened then?
Well….the story’s not done.
What will YOU do?
Will you share with that one
Or two or more people needing hope in this night?
Will you share the source of your life in this fight?

The churches are empty – but so is the tomb,
And Jesus is victor over death, doom, and gloom.

So this year at Easter, let this be our prayer,
As the virus still rages all around, everywhere.

May the world see hope when it looks at God’s people.
May the world see the church is not a building or steeple.
May the world find Faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection,
May the world find Joy in a time of dejection.
May 2020 be known as the year of survival,
But not only that –
Let it start a revival.
This is really a beautiful poem for Easter. Hope you enjoy these next few days as we wait for Easter Sunday.
A Nice Way to Start Easter

A rare video that speaks truth to you by the Beatles: ”All you need is Love”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_8_pbu_cNo

Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://www.thewoundedchalice.com

JOYFUL NEWS

Beloved,

I have not spoken about the geese or lake much this summer.  We, the Lakeland Beach Club finally decided to put rope across the whole beach even under the dock to the other side to see if it is true that the geese see it as a barrier and won’t cross it. It worked.  All that remains is to have every one remember to reclip the rope across the sandy part when they leave. Yesterday, I noticed that the neighbors did not remember to reclip the rope.  Since I just cannot run down to the beach all the time, I waited, hoping another club member would come down and see that it was down.  All of a sudden there were 28 geese starting to get on the beach.  Soooo, I took off ( I laugh because my timing in rushing is liken to someone walking) and started clapping my hands and yelling GO.  They stood there waiting to see if I was seriously going to walk to them and then realized that I was not kidding, so they started honking and flying everywhere. They, the geese, remembered my voice so that made it easier.

Then they just moved about 2 houses down and waited for me to go back in the house.  I did but I got dressed for kayaking and went back but they still waited.  They know me and know my patterns but I surprised them.  Instead of kayaking to the left as usual, I went to the right and went right up to them with my kayak.  Again, they honked and flew and this time went down to the opposite end of the lake.  They had been waiting for me to go that way and they would have tried to get back on the beach, except I had reclipped the rope so it was all in vain anyway.  I got a good laugh at that.

It feels so GOOD to open the house up to the fresh air.  In fact, as I was sitting here talking to you, I felt this beautiful breeze come in and go across the tops of my legs.  What ecstasy that was.  It is amazing what we miss but we don’t realize it’s gone until it comes back again. In my kayaking I came across 15 regular ducks which is so good to see.  Now that the geese cannot monopolize our beach, we have seen more of the smaller ducks.  They do not see the rope as a barrier. I don’t know why, but this year I have been able to view so many baby birds coming to the feeders.  The Baltimore Orioles even stayed past July 4 and I still have a young one that comes to my feeder occasionally. This was my first year of seeing the new Orioles as they usually leave around the 4th because of all the noise.  The catbirds are still eating the grape jelly so I have been refilling those feeders.  There is a lot of noise at the feeders right now as the young birds are being taught where the food is and how to get it.  Of Course, with the windows open, I get an earful and it sounds so joyful.

Are you happy that the challenges of July are now giving way to you living freely from your heart?  Even if you understand the ways of the stars, moon, sun or planets (which I don’t) you are not exempt from their energies. Read what happened to Kari Samuels.

https://spiritlibrary.com/kari-samuels/awesome-august-is-here

To add another wayshower who had July Challenges, here is Eckhart Tolle.  Have patience as he attempts to give peace to his throat so he can share his wisdom with you. Even he is not infallible to the energies.

https://spiritlibrary.com/videos/eckhart-tolle/relinquishing-thought-and-death-of-the-ego

Were you able to join the Inaugural Project Revolution where people from the USA and many other countries joined their energies together in creating a global love resolution?  Here is the first meeting of the minds and hearts of this fabulous initiative and another opportunity for you to join for free and share your energy with the world (and you don’t even have to fly halfway across the world to be with them). It was held yesterday and the replay is available for up to a week.  Please listen to Matt Kahn as he leads this global revolution.  Just in case you need it, password is 688#

https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/116841405?inf_contact_key=0fd18da33ca381e7642b775199334903680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1

Emmanuel Dagher is not a newbie to the energies but his forecast for August carries so much information that will be very helpful.  Give him a listen.

https://spiritlibrary.com/emmanuel-dagher/season-of-light-august-2019-energy-forecast

Do you know someone who is touched by Parkinson’s disease? This sounds so simple but life was designed to be simple, it is us humans who complicate things unwittingly.

Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://www.thewoundedchalice.com

THE UNDERSTATED AFFECTION OF FATHERS

Beloved,

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers and those who assume that role!

As a woman, I cannot fully understand fatherhood but I know it when I see it, or so I thought.  I finally realize that that when I saw affection between father and son, that it was the perfect expression of fatherly love. This article will bring new light to this subject and I hope you can let the light bulbs of recognition go off.

http://www.spiritofchange.org/mind-spirit/The-Understated-Affection-Of-Fathers/

Today is a day that celebrates not only dads but families of which they are an integral part.  Here is an article from a mom who has allowed 2 men to adopt her son.

http://www.spiritofchange.org/Spring-2018/What-I-Want-For-My-Son-And-The-Daddies-Who-Adopted-Him/

Speaking of dads and their roles in all of our lives, I had quite an eye opener with the Canadian Geese.  I have been watching them on my lake for 20 years or more but I never “noticed” what I saw the other day.  The swimming area is cordoned off by buoys and it makes a safe place for the children away from boats.  This particular morning, I happened to notice a lot of activity in this safe area.  There are 15 new baby geese and 6 new parents.  I can’t tell the male from the female but I know there are always 6 adults with the three families of geese.  When the geese are babies, the parents are wary of any other adults but as they grow, the families start to come together like in a community.

This particular morning, I noticed so many more adults with the babies and the adults kept taking turns in putting their head and neck down into the water and aiming themselves as a straight body across the water, then the wings flap a lot and fast.  Then I noticed the young ones imitating the adults and I realized that they were in basic training. They were being trained in offense and defense tactics.  ALL the adults were participating including those that were not the parents.  They were acting as a well-oiled community.  It made me realize that we humans don’t belong to communities anymore and I felt so sad.  Growing up in a small town, that was what I knew and now I am acutely aware that my grandchildren do not have that security.  Let’s bring back the communities. Families are so very important and every member is very important.

This is graduation time all over our country.  A very special message came from this young man. He had a brother who was his father figure.  Hooray for the men who  stand up  when needed.

Could you do this?  I can’t even bring the Rubik cubes to fruition let alone while juggling. Notice the father or father figure at the end of this effort.

Here is another story of an adoptive adult.  It made me smile. Check this STORY out and see if you smile also.

Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://thewoundedchalice.com