Thursday, January 1, 2015

Things Deemed Impossible

As we begin a new trip around the sun (from a somewhat arbitrary time frame) we may be thinking of what we'd like the new year to bring in our lives.  While we are considering, let's consider what may at the moment seem impossible. 

I love to look at nature for examples.  You want a superpower?  Hammerhead sharks are a great start.  These sharks have sensors that can detect changes in the chemical and temperature content of their environment, as well as read electrical fields allowing them to "see" in the dark.  In fact, they SEE in the dark, not with ocular senses, but with electrical field reading so accurate that they can detect prey under the sand.  They also have excellent vision, seeing above and below them at all times. If this weren't impressive enough, they see geomagnetic fields apparently, navigating the ocean in the dark along what one could think of as a mid-depth ocean highway, with no road indicators from the surface or bottom (both are not visible at the depth they travel, even if there were light.)  Spectacular creatures!

What about salamanders? They regularly regenerate limbs that are lost to predation.  Many lizards regrow their tails.

There are many more examples [see also Patrick Stewart's video series, Animal Superpowers, which inspired this piece], but what strikes me, and I hope you, is that if we are at the "top" of the animal kingdom, we must have more powers than we use.  If a hammerhead shark has so many ways to see, if a salamander can regenerate a limb, are we using our own potential?  If we are so evolved, or if we are created in the image and likeness of a supreme creator, either way you may look at it isn't it worth considering that we may well have more powers, superpowers, than we think?

I loved when my son, Cruz, told me we had superpowers- we had rainbow-seeing powers!  What a wonderful thought.   And if you read and listen you will hear of all sorts of seemingly incredible experiences that people have had with healings of all kinds of things, including what appeared as death, abundance coming where there was a sense of poverty, careers where there were no jobs, mental attitudes and illnesses completely changed to soundness of thought.  It is everywhere around us.  Things that are deemed impossible are happening.  Over and over and over. As Audrey Hepburn is quoted as saying, Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, I'm possible. 

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.  George Bernard Shaw.

Join with me in making 2015 the year of challenging the so-called "impossible."

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