You're never too old to wish upon a star. The night sky has magical healing and soothing powers. You just have to believe.
It's been a while since I've gone out at night away from the city lights to just admire the night sky. There's something about sitting under the stars in complete stillness, listening, dreaming, wondering.
I love waking up with sunrise. I love chasing sunsets. Both are beyond beautiful, as is everything in Nature. However, the night sky feels really special...like magic.
Since I was a little girl I've believed that shooting stars make wishes come true, so I look up, sparks in my eyes, waiting for magic. I think that's my favorite thing about children. They believe in magic. They love magic. They see magic in the ordinary. They know miracles exist.
I feel like I'm five years old again every time I gaze at the stars. And I smile because at that moment everything is possible. The little girl inside waits excitedly. She hopes to see a shooting star, so she can wish for something she really really wants. She has plentiful wishes and dreams. And if they all come true she will be the happiest girl in the world.
And then, there is the slightly more grown-up girl inside. She still believes in miracles. She still thinks the sky is magical. She still hopes to see a shooting star. She also has plentiful wishes and dreams. But she is happy here and now. She is enamored of the melodic symphony of Nature playing in the background. Just being in silence and stillness is enough, observing with gratitude the workings and presence of a higher power that cannot be explained with words. Somehow all those wishes and dreams that she longs for dissolve in time and space, in perfect synchronicity with the Universe.
I always think I know what I'm going to wish for the next time I see a shooting star. Then, I see it and all of a sudden I forget. I realize in the moment I don't want anything. It's enough. I have enough...here, right now. And I just bask in that feeling of wholeheartedness and gratitude. I don't know how to explain it, but being there completely aware of my senses in the experience and fascination of the moment is more than I could wish for.
I'm the type of person who recharges by retreating to some place by myself. Most often it's in Nature. I think that when you are grounded you are not only connected to Mother Earth, but you are also rooted in your being and in the essence of who you are. And the act of grounding oneself is strictly individual. I know people who relax and recharge when they socialize and are surrounded by other people.
The moral of the story is this...Make time for the things that make you feel energized, well, alive. And don't forget to believe in miracles, because they are everywhere; you just have to see them.
So, I was sitting under the night sky. I saw the milky way winding its way through the vastness. I watched the moonlight illuminate the curves and shapes of the landscape. I watched twinkling stars dispersed like fairy dust. And I felt like I was invited to a magical theatrical performance.
There is a quote I like.
"Do not wait for miracles to happen. The greatest miracle in life is life itself."
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