And then there was silence.
“What was that?” my husband, Jeff asked.
I looked past my bowl of Scottish oatmeal, sipped my tea, and shrugging, asked, “Is it the whole neighborhood?”
So no electricity for a while. Meaning, no lights, no radio tuned to our favorite classical station, no dishwasher, and—oh, no, no way to access the internet!
For a moment I felt totally cut off from the world. What would I do without my morning perusal of blogs? After all, pondering the latest from Blue Feet Bamboo Flute has become a sweet, sweet start to my days. And what about catching up with the writings of friends like Patty at Campbell’s World, and Linda from Walking By Inner Vision , not tomention Annie at Thought Wheel and Abbey at Abbey’s Corner?
I carried my tea into the living room and tried to collect my thoughts. The room was suspended in dim hues of pink and shadowy blue, and was sanctuary-still– except for giggly voices of children outside.
Life surrounded me as always, supported by Love Divine, the only true power of the universe. And while I missed the virtual company of my sweet blogging friends, we remained connected in Love. This moment was at hand in all its glimmering promise, this moment of silent meditation and Divine Presence, a gift to me and any who would yield to it.
I missed reading the uplifting thoughts of fellow bloggers, sure, but I could send my own word-doves out into the cosmos on their behalf.
And so I did…just before finding Jeff to share sweet conversation over a game of Scrabble.
13 thoughts on “Powerless”
Thank you for mentioning my blog, Joan. I’m assuming your electricity is on by now.
You are most welcome, Abbey! Yes, but the few hours without electricity was a delightful shift. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Thank you for YOUR super-sweetness. I just so love, LOVE, love your post today. i hope your electricity is back. Is it selfish to say i am grateful it went off for a little bit, so i could read this beautiful writing and gentle sharing of your life? with much love and hugs, beloved friend. 🙂
Isn’t it interesting that the automation of our lives, the devices meant to bring us more time and convenience, actually limit us and deprive us of so much?But of course, I am not ready to adopt a primitive existence, if I could find it anyway. But a simpler, slower pace like we have lately is certainly on the right path. Thank you for your comments, beloved friend, your gentle presence in my world is truly a cherished blessing! Sweetness and love to you, and many blessings!
Thank you! Feels like we have more devices and lesser time. Also i feel even in social media – we know more people but with much less depth. I treasure you association, therefore, because i feel a deeper connection – with your words and my heart. Thank YOU for that blessing upon me. 🙂
Wow! It’s a different world when the “power” goes isn’t it! Love this story
Oh, yes…and the shift of awareness is so necessary sometimes! Thanks so much for reading, and for being you, dear Lorraine!Blessings to you!
Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
Good morning campbellsworld visitors.
I begin the day here in campbellsworld with this most beautiful offering.
Joan has written a bit about her experience when for a short time her world came unplugged.
Makes one think maybe we should all do so every-now-and-then.
very sweet and very true
Thank you for reading and commenting, Pujakins!
Thank you, dear Patty, blessings and love to you!
I am sure power came on quickly. Sometimes certain things makes us to notice and do things, otherwise we would have not seen or done. Thank you for sharing your thoughts of wisdom with us. How is both of you. I send many Blessings of Love and Light to you ❤
You are right, Deepanilamani, it sometimes takes a nudge to pay attention to what is most important. So sweet to find you hear, blessings to you!