Posts Tagged ‘Yes’

The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn…

April 17, 2011

My sister sent this poem to me today. I liked it enough to want to pass it along.

God Says Yes To Me

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don’t paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I’m telling you is
Yes Yes Yes

I did a dream and card reading for a friend a couple of nights ago after which she said she felt so good because the information was all so supportive and positive. I said YES. That is the nature of the universe, how it speaks! It always wants to tell you what will be the most healing, encouraging and supportive information – never, ever discouraging or admonishing. That is what I find in reading dreams and in reading what the oracular voices say through methods for divining their intelligences. As Carl Jung said, “The dream is always on your side.” And that, I believe, sums up what I would say about the universe; it is always on your side. It may give warnings, or information that stops you in your tracks about something, but it does so like your most loving best friend would do, believing completely in you, loving you with all of itself. That is how I read the dreams and that is how I read the cards, because that is how the universe channels itself through me in those situations. It teaches me every day.

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return.” This is a line my daughters and I sing often which we learned in the delightful movie Moulin Rouge. I think it holds the deepest, purest truth.

Yes. She says Yes.


February 16, 2010

I just ran into these words by Dag Hammarsjkold:

“I don’t know who – or what – put the question. I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to someone – or something – and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender has a goal. From that moment I had known what it means ‘not to look back’ and ‘take no thought for the morrow.'”

I actually do remember saying Yes, but, like Hammarsjkold, “I don’t know who – or what – put the question.” I was walking in my house after a long day at the grounds where I was in the ministry, a husband and two small children with me, my arms as full as they could get of stuff – diaper bags, toys, blankets, purse – and as I stood in front of the couch about to plop everything down on it I felt coming from the deepest, wildest, most mysterious and unknown part of me an enormous Yes sound. It took my breath away. It wasn’t a happy kind of “yes.” It was soul-shaking and sobering. This might be the most real moment I can ever remember. I knew something had happened, a decision had been made. I didn’t know what the question was, only that the answer is definitely Yes.

That moment stays with me always. As I’m sitting on the mountain right now, not having been able to make it to the dream groups I had scheduled in town the last two days because snow is falling, wind is howling, and this has been one of the most challenging and isolating winters of my life, I remember that I said Yes. Hundreds, maybe thousands of times in the 20-some years since then, I remember that I said Yes. I still don’t know what the question is, but the answer is sure.

I was thrilled to find the words by this great man saying something that feels so personal to me. I will confess though that the last six words he states, “take no thought for the morrow” are still a challenge for me. Maybe this is why I needed to find this quote right now. I feel if I could ground that thought in my being everything would be in place. Lord hear our prayers.