All Is Well?

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Hawk from our backyard © 2015 by Pat Ruppel

I read a post today from a fellow blogger, John Cali, a world renowned channeler. He titled it, Why Is the World So Screwed Up? I have to say I’ve wondered it a number of times, too, especially these days. So, I was curious what message Spirit might say to us through John and it helped put things back in perspective for me and remember that feeling of ‘all is well’. Here is a small portion of what Spirit said: 

“The world is not screwed up. It is simply moving out of darkness back into light. Darkness is an illusion. Illusions are not real. Only light and love are real.

All is well. Trust that. Know that.

Virtually every human on the planet today is undergoing this transformation, each in his or her own way. This (your current experience) is your way.”

I forget that. Just like the rest of us, I’m going through transformation and we’re all connected. It’s harder to look at the big picture, when I get caught up in family, routines, and daily drama.

Life is a process and it’s what we feel and learn along with the essence of our creations that we’ll take with us to the other side. It’s the people I love and exchange my life with in thoughts and deeds and, when I remember that, then the feeling of ‘all is well’ returns. It’s the people I don’t know and love that have the greatest potential to influence me and plant seeds of inspiration; or negativity, if I let them when I hear about them.

I remember that feeling when I walk along a mountain path or, as a child, the muffled voices of family around the kitchen table in the wee hours of the morning, as I lay in bed half asleep. Here is a little of what I wrote in a post a number of years ago when it felt like ‘all was well’:

“I grew up spending the whole summer, every summer, with my sister and 5 cousins at my grandparents. We were always excited to get there and cried when it came time to leave.

There was nothing special to do at my grandparents. They didn’t have toys and never took us to a movie. We just hung around every day and played together and were part of their everyday life. I think that is what was so special. We belonged and were valued and safe.

They took us fishing and crabbing and we went to the cemetery with them to cut the grass around the family tombstones. They interacted with us in their regular daily living. We visited like that with them every year until I graduated from high school. In fact that’s where I got the idea of sitting around the kitchen table and talking (see my headline).

Occasionally on the weekends our parents would come to visit – some as far as 250 miles. Because it was a long ride just for the weekend, they would leave after work on Friday and drive until the early morning hours. We’d be in bed and hear them come in and Grandmom would put on a pot coffee.

She would fix them something to eat to give them a chance to unwind from their long trip before going up to bed. We’d lie in bed catching the aromas of food drifting upstairs and listen to the quiet sounds of their laughter and talk. It’s been over 35 years now since my grandparents have died and I still miss them.

I can still hear them in the only lit room in the house, talking and sitting around the lone, kitchen table with all of us nestled upstairs in our warm beds. How do you create those memories for our children, our families? The answer: time and giving of yourself.”

I want to think it was simpler times then and, yet, there was still chaos and turmoil in the world. We weren’t that far removed from WWII and the Korean War and still to come were the Viet Nam War and assassinations of a President, a Godly man advocating equal rights and a Senator.

For me, it’s a choice on what I put my attention on and what I’m feeling. It’s always there ― that feeling of ‘all is well’ and the more I live from that place in my daily life, the more evidence of it I see.

What are you feeling today in your daily lives and what’s going on in your world? Can you find that place where you feel safe and can say ‘all is well’?

 

Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table

 

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8 thoughts on “All Is Well?

  1. Hello Pat,

    I fully agree with you and I have also quickly read John Cali’s post which you shared with us. In fact, the reason why the world is getting on so bad is simply because people love complicating everything. They get easily bored within themselves when they see that in their life, “All is well”. They don’t want to accept the joy of the most insignificant moments of your lives where “All is well” and also they want to spice up their lives by creating havoc for nothing. When I read the experience that you had when you were a child at your grandmother’s place for the summer holidays together with your cousins and relatives, frankly speaking I ask myself where those sweet childhood memories have gone since they don’t exist anymore nowadays. When we were small, we never knew the meaning of internet or video games. It was still the time, despite existence of radio and television at home, where all children reunited to play dolls, dinette, hide and seek, Blind Man’s Buff, or even some quiet games such as snakes, Ludo, cards, Lotto, etc. With such games, we were very happy and healthier, and there was a spirit of communication and fun between us all, however we may be kids or grown-ups. When I read how, even without anything, you had such wonderful moments with your grandparents and siblings, is a perfect proof that without all those things, there was still warmth and love within our human nature. Unfortunately, the human being is generally greedy and unsatisfied, and has insatiable thirst for new things because the human being gets bored very easily… And by wanting to create new things, the human being creates weapons to destruction. Here I am not talking about WWII, the Korean War, the President’s Assassination, etc. Here I am talking about all those technological tools of nowadays’s society linked to internet, video games online, social platforms, etc. The verbal communication is lost, and so is the human warmth controlled with those new technologies. See that video I retraced and which you may have watched before, about the father who asked his sons to pass the salt and instead, one of his sons passes him the pepper since he was too busy with his mobile phone. Also to teach them a lesson, their father started typing loudly on his typewriter for long minutes, and then his sons, disturbed by the noise, asked their father what he was doing and were forced to put their mobile phones in their pockets. Then the father stopped typing and asked them again to pass the salt… And this time he got the salt back 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_-xTxP1hD4

    A couple of years ago, a Hindi film was released, “All is well”, relating about a new student in an Indian college, who was very eccentric, but who would give to his teachers and to his college mates a new lesson and way of considering teaching and education. As most Hindi films are musical fictions, there was a funny song in that movie entitled “Aal Izz veel” (The way Indians pronounce “All is well” with their Indian accent). I found out the translation of those lyrics in English for you and when I read them, the lyrics were simple but very meaningful, making us understanding that you can never know what to expect from life tomorrow and whether your tomorrow will be positive or negative, and that you should live today positively, so that “All is well”. Here is the video of that song with translations in English, a very funny video which made me dying of laughter, and for which the lyrics are really meaningful, though they are mostly within the framework of scholarship and education. The young actor starring in it, whom you will see in scenes where he is creating an HC helicopter is a big superstar in Bollywood since the early 90s, Aamir Khan. Since the message of the song and of the clip matches mostly with what you wrote, I thought about sharing it with you because… “All is well” :))): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-LltgOtFSg

    • Hahaha — I like those videos, Uma. We only have control of what is in and passes through our lives. I guess it’s like they say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Just embrace all of it and be thankful. Your videos remind me of one I’ve always liked by Bobby McFerrin called “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. Here it is:

      Thank you for reading and sharing. I think the essence of those memories at my grandparents are still in me and I’ve seen the same simple joys in my grandchildren. Despite the fast paced world, it’s still there in the desire to connect and love one another. 🙂

      • Yes I know the song “Don’t worry be happy”, it’s been a true worldwide success and the first scenes of the clip made me smiling 🙂 But when I arrived at the scene where the singer wanted to commit suicide, it reminded me of another funny French song from Ray Ventura, released in 1935, “Tout va tres bien, madame la marquise” (All is well, Madame) and here is a version of the song with the subtitles in English, I am sure you will die of laughter when you will read them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdLUV0hhYZY So as you see, the quote “All is well” has been understood by all generations and cultures perfectly 🙂

        • Hi Uma — I’m glad to hear the term “all is well” is universal and understood around the world; though, on a more satirical note taken from your link, there’s certainly times when the situations we face don’t appear to be well at all. We hurt, we cry but in the midst of it all something greater touches our heart and gives us comfort helping us through whatever we face. Thank you for sharing — always happy to hear your thoughts. 🙂

          • Hello Pat, it’s a pleasure dear and I fully agree with you when you say that despite all the struggles we face as being uncomfortable situations, there is always something greater appearing in front of us. Maybe this is the same message as the philosophy of the door which shuts behind us and the window opening in front of us too? Indeed, by experiencing life in that way, it’s a great gift that God gave to all His children and a blessing as well 🙂

          • Thank you, Uma. I like your analogy of when the door shuts the window opens. I’ve heard that and experienced it many times in my life. Life takes us on many journeys and it’s the walk and where it leads that’s the adventure. Sometimes, it’s lighthearted and fun and other times it’s dark and scary. No matter what, we have a loving guiding presence with us every step of the way.

  2. It’s easy to get caught up in life and think that everything isn’t well, but I think when we focus on those simple things and simple connections like those in your memories of childhood Pat, we realise that actually all can be well 🙂

    • For sure, Andrea, and is always so much better when we can realign and put things back in perspective. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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