What if this were true? What if the subtle realms that must surely exist alongside our own, 'spoke' to me in their quiet voice, and this time I heard them. What if they wanted to be photographed! What if they wanted to show me, and others, that really they are here amongst us in every place and in every moment?
A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk about my experiences with Orbs. It was the second talk I have given and was to a much larger audience. I had never considered the possibility that I would ever give a talk about anything. After all - what do I know? I am just a Mum and Grandma, nothing special or amazing about me - what can I possibly give to others that could be of any use or interest?
But then I found myself - standing up with a new friend - talking about something that is frequently hotly debated, often strenuously denied, and to date scientifically unproven. Why on Earth would I set myself up for possible ridicule and dismissal? Why on Earth would I want to do that?
The answer is simplicity itself.
Because I LOVE it.
I have taken too many photos to be convinced that all anomalies are simply dust, moisture, rain and coincidence. Orbs and Lightwaves appear with such synchronicity and humour, I cannot deny there is an intelligence at work. They respond. They appear and disappear from one shot to the next. They position themselves in photographs in places too precise to be random. I have come to the reluctant conclusion I have an unseen, unheard and unspoken dialogue with them. I simply go on the feeling I get, and they never let me down.
I am amazed that this has come to me, for surely I never went looking. I have many things and people to attend to and you would be right in thinking my life is full. But all the same, they found me, and I feel very blessed. Why did they do that? Do they believe in me as I in them?
So what is my responsibility with all this? What am I supposed to do with such a generous and loving gift of light?
I could chuck my camera in the bin and pretend none of it ever happened. I could retreat into the darkness of Society's global thought-form, and go back to the sleeping sickness of limitation and thinly veiled lies. I could forget the magic in the woods, and slowly die inside instead.
Or... I could shape up, lighten up, stick my neck out, and share all of this with everyone I can possibly reach! If I was brave enough I could use every avenue and bring awareness to as many as will listen. Perhaps it would be amazing!
And so I do. I have my little book out there in the world, and my pictures as they come along, and I try to share all my thoughts and gratitudes for this blessing. Wherever and whenever I can I give 'them' a chance to be known, I take it.
If I stick with them, as they have with me, I wonder where we will go?
Orb talk on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCujefjYNBQ I start rambling at 23 minutes.... enjoy! ;-)