Watching Clouds

by Beverly Hutchinson McNeff

Do you ever watch the clouds? I haven’t enjoyed simply watching the clouds since I was a girl growing up in Oregon. I remember sleepy summer days when I would spend hours just looking up at the sky watching the clouds. Nowadays, I am rushing from one thing to another, my mind filled with the needs of MDC, my family, and a multitude of “important” issues that fill my thoughts. But today, I took a moment and looked up toward the heavens to watch the clouds.

Against the blue sky, the beauty and majesty of those fluffy balls of cotton were breathtaking. And I saw something that I had never really noticed before: The clouds seemed to gravitate toward each other. Smaller ones seemed pulled to join with larger ones, and once they joined, it was a grand sight to see. Alone, they seemed so small and flimsy, but once they were together, they were complete. As one cloud merged closer to the other, the sides seemed to match perfectly like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. And once they came together, you could not see where one began or the other ended. They were one. They lost nothing by joining, but they gained everything.

This reminded me of a couple of thoughts from A Course in Miracles:

“Alone we are all lowly, but together we shine with brightness so intense that none of us alone can even think of it.” (T-13.X.14)

     and …

“Our function is to work together, because apart from each other we cannot function at all. The whole power of God’s Son lies in all of us, but not in any of us alone.” (T-8.VI.8)

When we miss the opportunity to join with another, we miss the opportunity to know who we truly are. We do not experience the fullness and majesty of our being. If you feel you have not been very welcoming, no worries. You can start again right now, for joining is a choice, and we can choose to join at any given moment. Our joining is not limited by time or proximity; it is a desire of the heart.

We at Miracle Distribution Center are joining with you right now, as we hold you lovingly in our hearts. We continue to offer you many ways to join with us and others on this path Home through the Center’s many services. I hope you will take a moment to look deeper into what the Center offers. It is our great honor to be truly helpful.

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