Do you ever arrive at your destination in the blink of an eye, unsure how you managed to get from here to there? Do you look up and notice most of the leaves have fallen from the trees and wonder what happened to Autumn? Do you go about your weekly routine, deep in thought, oblivious to your surroundings?
This past week I was watering my Christmas Cactus plant and I noticed that a flower had already bloomed and dropped to the table. Darn! I had missed it!
My very sparse plant has only a few buds that bloom once a year. I was now determined to check on these buds. I wanted to enjoy these rare beautiful flowers.
As I would stop by my plant each day, I started to wonder, why is my Christmas Cactus still alive at all? I inherited this plant when it had only a few leaves, most of them brown. That was over 40 years ago.
All I do is give it water.
I can’t help but think about the documentary “What the Bleep do we know?!”
This movie discussed the concept of thoughts and energy specifically related to water. Although I watched this movie many years ago, I still remember how it gave me goosebumps and made me think differently.
One scene in the movie described an experiment questioning whether the molecular structure of water can change depending on mental stimulation. Positive thoughts versus negative intentions were directed at the water. Did the cellular structure of the water change? Yes, according to these scientists.
The experiments in this movie have been criticized and considered pseudoscience containing only grains of truth. I still think it is a good movie. Sometimes questions are more important than answers. It opened my eyes to a unique perspective.
There are likely many reasons my plant is still alive today. Of course, water is one of them.
Do my thoughts and intentions affect the water and ultimately my plants? Do my thoughts affect the water within my body. What are the resulting implications for our planet? “Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?”
I think many of us can agree that positive and negative energy does affect all of us.
What the bleep do I know?!
I do know that I want to navigate through my life more keenly aware of my surroundings, paying attention. I want to enjoy the Autumn leaves before they fall on the ground. I want to watch the flowers bloom on my Christmas Cactus plant.
I want to be fully present for the beautiful fleeting moments in my life.