Walking across Scotland has piqued my interest and commitment to movement. Since returning, walking each day for a couple of miles or more has been enjoyable, and I look forward to this as reflective time. In Scotland, Milagros, little miracles appeared and the more I paid attention, the more they seemed to show up.
Now home, the Milagros continue, and the game of noticing them has become a part of the walking process for me. Today, I thought I’d listen to a podcast. The first one to reveal itself in iTunes was a talk from the Shamanic Summit from a year ago. The talk focused on Transfiguration.
In her explanation this Shamanic practitioner talked about her trip to Egypt and her meditation with Anubis, the Egyptian god of the underworld and the guide for lost souls. Her meditation paralleled a 2013 meditation I experienced in which Anubis appeared and talked about becoming familiar with the invisible world, “There is so much wisdom in the invisible.” And, “Why do people limit themselves to only what they can see?” Was this podcast and this reminder another Milagro?
When I returned from my walk, I looked up the definition of Transfiguration. As I read further, it turns out that today, August 6, is the celebration of the Transfiguration of Christ. I’ve always been interested in religion, just not a specific one. Transfiguration is the biblical story of Christ appearing before Peter, James and the Apostle John as a being of light and pointing to a way where “ecstatic wonder is grace-filled and joy-laden.” Various texts see this as bridging heaven and earth and/or an opportunity to connect to the spiritual light within.
I’m curious about the synchronicity of these thoughts and coincidences. It seems important and perplexing at the same time. “A complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.” Our planet could use a little transfiguration at this moment.
I welcome your insights. In the meantime, I’ll stay vigilant for what may follow.