Today I took the walk in my neighborhood that I had taken almost every day with Marianne. It remains a meaningful walk to me now, and I feel a call to resume an interrupted practice of taking this walk every day. On it there is a special tree that has many resonances for me.
It began a couple days after I had received a message from a wise friend. This was during a time that I had been experiencing darkness.
Please don’t let darkness get into your heart. Think of Marianne and she is always surrounded by light! Why should you be in darkness?
Think of the joy you had of having Marianne during this incarnation, and the knowledge you acquired that she will be forever connected with you? I read in a PowerPoint presentation that sometimes our dear ones were just a little ahead of us in the path that we all will follow to the other realm. It is like a long road that everyone will follow, and we are traveling at different speed. So, although we share the road for sometime, some may remain behind until we finally cross and meet on the other side.
My dear Bob, as I said many times, you stayed behind for a reason, and this is by the will of God. So, be patient! Your work is needed to complete the Divine puzzle.
I was taking the customary walk, pondering my friend’s message, and I came across an amazing tree I had not noticed before.
And this poem came to me.
The Divine Puzzle I gaze in fascination at the tree Twin trunks separated after a few feet Is it one tree or two? I never saw it before On this walk taken hundreds of times Hand in hand with you, my love And now by myself alone. Are we two or are we one? You are so close to me even now Are you just a little ahead of me on life’s journey? Am I still here for a reason? An occasional leaf falls As I ponder the pattern of light and shadow And wonder about the Divine Puzzle.